Sony’s 13” Digital Paper business notepad: Not dead yet, apparently—and here’s how you can buy one

By Chris Meadows
August 14, 2015 // 2 Comments

Good E-Reader has a piece announcing the imminent demise of the Sony Digital Paper notepad. The problem is, Sony’s current online store for the U.S. knows of no such plans. We talked to the store. [...]

US PEN open letter supports Sony, doesn’t rebuke Interview takedown

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

PEN American Center has said its piece on the Sony Pictures/Interview debacle, which ought after all be of interest to writers (screenwriters or otherwise) everywhere who struggle against censorship. [...]

The Sony DPT-S1 comes to America — for more than a thousand dollars

By Susan Lulgjuraj
May 13, 2014 // 2 Comments

With the e-readers and tablets and mobile devices galore, who would ever think that a PDF reader would out price them all? The eBook Reader has an interesting post up about the Sony DPT-S1 PDF [...]

Adobe’s change of DRM could end old e-readers’ compatibility with e-book stores

By Chris Meadows
February 3, 2014 // 3 Comments

Here’s a story Nate covered over on The Digital Reader, that could be important in months to come. Adobe is changing up its DRM format, and as of July, will stop supporting the old format [...]

Thirty years of time shifting: The Supreme Court decision legalizing the VCR

By Chris Meadows
January 18, 2014 // 1 Comment

Today marks an important anniversary for our digital media era—an era that couldn’t have been foreseen thirty years ago, but nonetheless relies to a very great extent on a legal decision exactly [...]

13-year-old bemusedly tries old Sony Walkman for a week

By libertyc
December 24, 2013 // 3 Comments

Kids these days, eh? The BBC’s Magazine section has a story on a 13-year-old kid’s experience over the course of a week using one of the original Walkman tape players, which came out 30 years ago [...]

Microsoft hides mobile, gaming losses with $2 billion in annual Android patent income

By libertyc
November 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Who’s one of the biggest beneficiaries of Android? According to Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund, it could be Microsoft. In a new note on Microsoft, Sherlund estimates that Microsoft is generating $2 [...]

Baen places e-books in Sony store

By libertyc
August 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Another brief Baen update: Baen e-books have started appearing on the Sony e-book store. It’s hard to tell how many, because it’s apparently not possible to search by publisher, but a number of [...]

Sony Adds 'Mood Match Up' to Book Discovery

By libertyc
August 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Sometimes, you just have to say “enough already!” Sony’s latest effort in book discovery is just silly. They are trying to match moods with books by having virtual flip cards with [...]

Sony Offers Affiliate Program for E-Books

By libertyc
July 7, 2013 // 1 Comment

Sony seems to be focusing its efforts on e-books, and trying to get readers out there on board by getting them money. Sony announced its first affiliate program through Commission Junction, according [...]

New Sony e-readers pass FCC testing

By libertyc
June 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

Sony’s still making e-readers? Apparently so. The Digital Reader reports Sony’s latest, the PRS-T3, has just passed FCC validation. Details are sparse on the ground. It’s got Wi-Fi, there are [...]

Sony and E Ink are Making a Digital Paper Notepad and it Looks Awesome (Video)

By Matthew Marchesano
May 17, 2013 // 5 Comments

I’m an all-day note-taker—my day’s or week’s itinerary, messages to give to someone else, story ideas, ramblings, etc. Unfortunately I’m also a bit of a messy … well, unorganized [...]

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Available for US Pre-Orders Starting at $500

By Adrian Diaconescu
April 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Who said high-end 10-inch Android tablets are not attractive anymore just because they’re much pricier than 7-inchers like the Nexus 7 or Amazon’s Kindle Fires? Well, a lot of people, but [...]

Morning Links: Kobo unveils a new HD reader

By libertyc
April 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Sony Launches Discover Map Feature on Reader Store (Good e-Reader) Books to Help Kids Talk About Boston Marathon News (GalleyCat) Kobo Unveils Aura HD, a High-Definition Reader (Digital Book World) [...]

Sony Takes $50 Off Xperia Tablet S Price, Also Offers A Free “Casual Cover”

By Adrian Diaconescu
February 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Today is Presidents’ Day and that’s reason for celebration not only for Dell, but also for Sony. The latter isn’t exactly as generous as the former, but we still have awesome news for folks [...]

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