Best Tech and Gadget Gifts Under $100


Finding affordable tech gifts for the holidays doesn’t require getting up early or braving the Black Friday madness. There are quite a few really good gadgets and accessories at $99 or below. Especially if you or the lucky people on your list love media. But if you do happen to find any of these products […]

Amazon Kindle Touch Review: Best eInk Reader Yet

The Kindle Family of eReaders

The Amazon Kindle Touch improves upon the Kindle 4 in two very important ways, making it the best new e-Reader for a very attractive price (yes, even at $20 more than the Kindle 4). It has the best combination of features and price. Which makes it an even better e-ink e-reader than the Kindle 4, which I […]

Amazon Still on Track to Release Larger Kindle Tablets


Following the launch and much anticipated 7-inch Android-based Kindle Fire tablet, Amazon is still on track to release larger tablet versions as well. In a move mirroring that of Samsung, which has a Galaxy Tab 7.0, 7.7, 8.9, and 10.1 tablet, Amazon is looking to expand its tablet portfolio with different and varying display sizes, […]

Black Friday eReader Deals 2011: Nook, Kindle and More

Kindle Black Friday Deals

Black Friday eReader deals are quite common this year, but make sure you do your homework before you buy an eBook reader on Black Friday. To help you sort out the good from the bad, we’ve rounded up our favorite Black Friday eReader deals on Kindles, Nooks and other brands, so you can get a […]

Review: Amazon Kindle Fire-A Nice Small Flame


The Amazon Kindle Fire is already and will continue to be a much talked about device. My Kindle Fire arrived early and due to a busy schedule I have not had as much time as I would like to play with the device. But, I’ve had enough time in a hectic schedule to discover that […]

25 Hot Kindle Fire Cases, Covers, Skins and Sleeves

Waterfield Kindle Fire Smart Case

The Kindle Fire is bringing up the sales chart at Amazon, and is set to be a big holiday hit. With any hit, you need accessories, and there are no shortage of Kindle Fire cases and covers to keep your Fire protected and stylish. The Kindle Fire has a nice look and feel to it, […]

Kindle Fire’s Biggest Upside? It Will Bring Us More Beautiful Books Soon

Thanks to the new Kindle Fire, eBooks on the Kindle platform are about to get a whole lot nicer to look at. Amazon has mostly focused on its e-Ink devices, which feature plain backgrounds and text-oriented user interfaces and presentation. As a result, the Kindle’s book format, Mobi, has been similarly text-focused. Amazon Kindle readers […]

Kindle Fire Magazines Are Ugly as Sin

Kindle Fire Magazine

If you want the Kindle Fire for reading magazines, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you’re in for disappointment. The magazine experience on the Kindle Fire isn’t just bad, its possibly the worst magazine experience I have ever had. Seriously. Update: Publishers that actually try can create decent looking Kindle Fire magazines. […]

Kindle Fire Root Now Available With One Click

Kindle Fire Root

That didn’t take long. The Kindle Fire has already been rooted. User Death2all110 from Android Forums posted a guide to root the Kindle Fire with SuperOneClick 2.2 and, a few clicks. The Kindle Fire root process is detailed at Android Forums, and look like a straightforward set of instructions. Essentially, you need top plug your Kindle Fire […]

Kindle Fire is Most Favored Tablet by Android Developers

Kindle Fire

Not only is the $200 price point of the Amazon Kindle Fire giving the Android-based tablet a leg up with consumers, the tablet is being eyed and favored by developers. With developers focusing on Amazon-centric hardware, there may be longer term repercussions for the entire ecosystem, with fragmentation being the most worrisome result. In a survey conducted […]

Kindle Fire Review Roundup: Competitive With Compromises

Announced in New York City six weeks ago, Amazon’s debut Google Android tablet is the company’s first foray into the tablet market, and the Internet giant made a splash with an innovative UI, attractive price that undercuts competitors, and a breadth of content thanks to a diverse ecosystem that takes aim squarely at Apple’s iPad. […]

Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire, Which will you buy?


The reviews of the Kindle Fire start trickling out tonight and that reminded about my wife’s Christmas present, the Nook Tablet. Earlier today, I read a nice article by a friend of mine, Kevin Tofel over at GigaOM asking the same question. Kevin chose the Kindle Fire for pretty much the same reasons I chose […]

Analyst Predicts 10-Inch Tablets Will Be Priced at $300 in 2012


The e-reader and tablet market will be heating up with increased competition on the pricing front in 2012 with manufacturers dropping the prices of their offerings. There are a number of factors that may attribute to the marked decline in prices–not being able to sell many tablets and compete against Apple’s iPad with iPad-like pricing […]

Will The Next Kindle Fire Have a Siri Clone?


Amazon went on a shopping spree this week, purchasing Yap, a company working on Siri-like voice control services. The purchase details were not shared, but the intentions are clear, Amazon wants to bring natural language voice control to the Kindle Fire, and perhaps to future Amazon Android phones. Yap was known for a voicemail to […]

Amazon Offering Prime Owners Free Book a Month in Lending Library

Amazon.com_ Kindle Owners_ Lending Library

The eBook and eReader wars just took another step in its continuing escalation. Amazon is offering its customers who have an Amazon Prime account a new service called the Lending Library. Essentially this means Prime customers can get one free book a month to read on their Kindle device. That’s obviously the catch. In addition […]

Next Amazon Kindle Tablet to Have 8.9-Inch Form Factor, Not 10-Inch Display


After having recently announced the Kindle Fire tablet–a 7-inch Android Gingerbread tablet with dual-core processor and a customized UI layer–Amazon’s second tablet offering is now rumored to have an 8.9-inch form factor and not the larger 10.1-inch display that’s typically common on today’s Honeycomb slates. The 8.9-inch form factor will make the tablet still small […]

Amazon Prime Customers Get 1 Free Book ‘Rental’ Per Month With Membership


Ahead of availability of the company’s first Android Kindle Fire tablet, Amazon is wooing customers to join its Prime membership program by adding a new feature for avid readers. In addition to long-time favorite features of the Prime program–such as free two-day shipping and access to free streaming video from Amazon’s on-demand library of movies […]