Barnes & Noble Intros New Nook GlowLight

nook glowlight

Barnes & Noble has revealed the second-generation Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight, only this time around, the company is just calling it the GlowLight. It improves on the first-generation e-reader by being both lighter and brighter for better reading, as well as improvements being made to the display with faster response times. Just looking at […]

Nook Video: Now Playing on iPhone & Android

Nook Video on the Apple iPad

Users who’ve heavily invested in Barnes & Noble’s Nook media experiences now have a wealth of new devices to use instead of their Nook Tablet or Nook HD. Starting today, users can download Nook Video for iPhone, iPad and any device running Google’s Android operating system. The application is free of charge, and acts as […]

Staples Beats Nook & Kindle Black Friday Deals Today

Black Friday Kindle Fire Deals 2012

The Best Black Friday 2012 deals on the Nook and Kindle eReaders and Tablets are available today, Wednesday November 21, not on Friday. Staples announced a coupon for $25 off any Nook or Kindle device, available in store for today only. The coupon beats Staples’ Black Friday deals which offer a $20 gift card with […]

Barnes & Noble to Introduce Nook Video Store, Nook Video App This Fall in U.S.


For users who are not pleased with Netflix, Amazon video-on-demand and Prime streaming services, and Google Play store, Android tablet-maker Barnes & Noble will be introducing its own video service for Nook tablets starting this fall. Dubbed Nook Video, the storefront will feature “blockbuster movies, classic films and original TV shows from major studios including […]

Best iPad Apps for College


College students today don’t know how good they have it thanks to the iPad and more iPad apps for college than they can count, at least before completing Understanding Numerical Data. I ended my college career in 2005. On that May afternoon when I turned my tassel for the last time I’d never even, heard of apps. […]

New Nook Tablet to Feature “Revolutionary Screen’

Nook Tablet

Barnes and Noble is feeling the heat from the Nexus 7 launch, and it looks like a Barnes and Noble insider decided to tempt shoppers to hold out for the fall when a new Barnes and Noble Nook tablet will arrive with “revolutionary screen technology.” The leak comes by way of CNet, who says the […]

DC Comics and Graphic Novels Come To Nook Tablet and Nook Color

DC Comics on Nook Tablet

Barnes & Noble is expanding its offering of comics and graphic novels beyond its exclusive deal with Marvel. Today Barnes & Noble announced that comics and graphic novels from DC Comics are now available on the Nook Tablet and Nook Color. The deal also brings the comics and graphic novels to Android tablets through the […]

Barnes & Noble Offers Nook Tablet Kids Summer Reading Program


Barnes & Noble will offer a summer reading program for kids who buy a Nook Tablet eReader. The Nook Tablet Kids Summer Reading Program gives kids free books with the purchase of a Nook Tablet in a Barnes & Noble store. Three programs focus on three age groups – teens, tweens and younger beginning readers. […]

Thoughts Before Microsoft’s Big Announcement


I’m guessing somewhere in Los Angeles there are a lot of Microsoft executives experiencing quite a bit of anxiety this morning. I know the feeling. I once sat and cringed during an opening night curtain speech for a show I directed when the producer making the speech told the audience that the show was going […]

Target Phasing Out All Kindles This Spring


Soon Target will no longer carry the Kindle Fire or any other Kindle device due to a “conflict of interest.” Target issued a statement to The Verge confirming the plan. There’s no firm date, but the retailer is “phasing out Kindles and Amazon- and Kindle-branded products in the spring of 2012.” Within a few months, […]

Barnes & Noble to Bring NFC to Nook


Barnes & Noble CEO confessed that the near field communications (NFC) radio will start making an appearance on the company’s future Nook tablet and e-readers, but did not give a definitive timeline on when that would happen. News of the NFC on the Nook follows the company’s announcement earlier this week that Microsoft had made […]

Microsoft Forms ‘Strategic Partnership’ With Barnes & Noble

Microsoft Forms 'Strategic Partnership' With Barnes & Noble

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble have put their differences aside and formed a strategic partnership in an effort to take on competitors like Amazon and Apple. Under the agreement, Microsoft will invest $300 million into the company taking a 17.6% stake in a newly spun-off subsidiary. In a presser, that subsidiary is referred to as […]

Kindle Touch vs Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight


Taking each of these eReaders’ features and functionality into consideration, which one is best? It depends on what you need and how you read. Read our in-depth comparison between the Amazon Kindle Touch and the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight to help you decide which one you should buy.

Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight Pre-Orders Start Shipping Now

Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight On

Barnes & Noble reports that those of you who pre-ordered the new Nook with the GlowLight feature should start seeing them in the mail this week. B&N is shipping them ahead of the previously announced schedule which is becoming a theme for the bookseller. The GlowLight won’t hit stores until the beginning of May, so […]

Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight Review

Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight

Barnes and Noble’s new Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight isn’t an all-new, completely re-designed eReader, but it doesn’t need to be. The original Nook Touch remains one of the best eReaders on the market thanks to the comfortable design, simple interface, and speedy performance. Now the bookseller is adding a new feature: GlowLight. This built-in […]

Nook Tablet (8GB) Mini-Review: Performance

Nook Tablet

Barnes & Noble recently introduced a new version of the Nook Tablet for $199 that differs in minor ways from the $249 Nook Tablet (16GB) that came out last holiday season. The less expensive Nook has half as much internal storage (8GB) and half as much RAM (512MB), but is otherwise identical to the original. […]

Hands-On: $139 Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight (Video)

Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight

Today Barnes and Noble announced their new Nook eReader, which is strikingly similar to the “old” Nook eReader. The updated model adds a new feature that aims to solve the last major problem with eInk eReaders: you need a light if you want to read in the dark. The new Nook adds a feature dubbed GlowLight which lights up the eInk display with an adjustable, easy-on-the-eyes light that is bright enough to read by but not enough to disturb someone next to you.

Best iPad Magazine eReading App

iPad Magazine Apps

The iPad has always been a great magazine and newspaper reading platform, and with the Retina Display update in the iPad 3rd gen, users have one more great reason to go all digital with their periodicals. Many popular magazines put out digital issues in the form of apps, but there are other options, especially if […]

Nook Simple Touch Hack Brings Multi-Touch to Barnes & Noble’s E-Ink Reader


While Barnes & Noble had conceived its Nook Simple Touch as a simple greyscale E-Ink electronic book reader, that’s not stopping developers and hackers from envisioning additional capabilities for the device. As the device runs a customized version of the Android operating system at its core, and like its color LCD counterparts in the forms […]