Nexus 6P will offer longer battery life: Bring on ‘War and Peace’!

By David Rothman
September 28, 2015 // 3 Comments

A big gap still exists between the battery lives of E Ink e-readers and cell phones, and in particular the Nexus 6 is not as thrifty with juice as it could have been. But Google has caught religion, kind of. The Nexus 6P will feature a 3450mAh battery to power the 5.7-inch screen and the rest. The [...]

Pocket-sized screens are in again: The rise of smartphone e-reading

By Chris Meadows
August 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

Everything old is new again. Jennifer Maloney at the Wall Street Journal has just noticed that more and more people seem to like reading on little tiny pocket-sized devices. Of course, those devices are now smartphones rather than Palm Pilots or iPod Touches, but the principle remains the same. A [...]

Mobile technology foments leaks at Comic Con

By Chris Meadows
July 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

Ah, mobile technology. It’s giving people the power to e-read and consume other media pretty much anywhere—but it’s also giving them the power to record media pretty much anywhere, which is a problem for studios who want to control the distribution of stuff that’s just supposed to be shown [...]

Cell phone Internet comes to half the world

By Chris Meadows
July 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

The digital divide is shrinking, TechCrunch points out. 94% of the world’s population receives a cell phone signal of some kind. 48% of the world’s population has cellular Internet service available to them. 28% of the world’s population has subscribed to that Internet service. Those figures [...]

Smart phones : The dating and reading angles

By David Rothman
June 22, 2015 // 4 Comments

This  Atlantic video delves into the pros and cons of smart phones for daters and others. But what about phones for reading? Have smart phones in the end done more harm than good, through distractions such as Facebook and other social media? Is your iPhone really “saving literature”? Few [...]

Greenpeace deluges Amazon Fire Phone with one-star protest reviews

By Chris Meadows
October 3, 2014 // 7 Comments

Wow, everyone’s piling onto Amazon these days. The latest fight Amazon’s picked with someone (or vice versa) is with, of all organizations, Greenpeace. Seeking Alpha reports that the environmental organization is upset Amazon hasn’t committed to moving to 100% green energy for its data [...]

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