TeleRead Links: Talking View-Master, Google Play Books gains note sync, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Electronic Talking View-Master Was the Original Oculus Rift (Gizmodo) Seen here in an ad dating back to February of 1983, the Electronic Talking View-Master used the same slideshow discs as [...]

ePub and other sacrileges on the Voyage and Paperwhite: Easy jail-breaks ahead?

By David Rothman
June 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Nathan ran a great write-up on the challenges of rooting the Kindle Voyage, the Paperwhite and other recent Kindles. He was following up on a how-to video on taking the Voyage apart. Meanwhile, [...]

Morning Links: New $99 Kindle bundle for Kids. iOS vs. Android for e-reading apps. FCC chair’s new digital divide plan.

By David Rothman
May 29, 2015 // 3 Comments

Amazon Debuts A $99 Kindle Bundle For Kids Including An E-Reader, Cover And Warranty (Tech Crunch) This new package includes the combination of a Kindle e-reader, a durable cover, and an extended [...]

Magazine publishers unhappy with Apple Newsstand

By Chris Meadows
October 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Digital magazines for tablets have long had a number of problems, not the least of which being that it’s considerably easier for people to make their own “magazines” via RSS readers or other [...]

Apple bought, shuttered book recommender Booklamp in April

By Chris Meadows
July 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

MacRumors reports that Apple bought and shut down book-recommendation service Booklamp back in April. Booklamp was intended to be a sort of “Pandora for Books”—it used a similar system of [...]

Whither the Kindle Killer?

By Chris Meadows
May 29, 2014 // 14 Comments

Found via Slashdot: Larry Press plaintively wonders why nobody’s come up with a “Kindle Killer” yet. He notes a whole host of ways the Kindle falls short of perfection—lack of voice [...]

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 [...]

Should public libraries give away e-book-friendly tablets to poor people? $38 tablet hints of possibilities

By David Rothman
January 10, 2014 // 4 Comments

Young people love suitable paper books, ideally new, that they can own. Could the same idea work for econo-tablets that public libraries gave away to low-income families—with a big, fat, [...]

Hybrid LED/e-ink Yotaphone adds FBReader support

By libertyc
December 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

We briefly mentioned the Yotaphone once—a Russian smartphone with an LCD display on the front and an e-ink display on the back. Apparently it’s not going to be available outside of Russia for a [...]

Gizmodo ranks 55 Android smartphones from best to worst

By libertyc
December 19, 2013 // 1 Comment

If you’re considering investing in an Android smartphone as an e-reading and Internetting device, there are a confusing number of choices. In doing your research, you could do worse than consult [...]

Be careful with that e-reader charger! Man arrested for ‘stealing’ pennies of electricity

By libertyc
December 4, 2013 // 5 Comments

Perhaps the headline is a little sensationalistic, as the arrest was over a man plugging in his Nissan Leaf electric car for twenty minutes. That’s a couple of orders of magnitude more power than [...]

Can You Use Electronic Devices On Airplanes During Takeoff and Landing? Soon, Yes!

By libertyc
October 31, 2013 // 1 Comment

Sanity has finally prevailed in the hallowed halls of the FAA. Today they announced the loosening of restrictions. So, by the end of the year, the answer to the question, “can you use [...]

Self-powered ereaders could be in the offing

By libertyc
October 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

As highlighted by reports on GigaOM and Good E-Reader, two different teams are taking different approaches to the potential for epaper ereaders that never need to be charged at all. Both work on the [...]

Poll: More than one-third say they are reading more books because of reading devices

By libertyc
October 7, 2013 // 1 Comment

E-readers and tablets have changed the way we read. It’s a simple statement, one that is surely to be true. But the question that needs to be asked is ‘how.’ USA Today and Bookish have [...]

Morning Roundup: Facebook 'likes' and the first amendment; E-readers 'more effective' for some dyslexic readers; more

By libertyc
September 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

Cloud Customers Have Bigger Worries than NSA Gate (GigaOM) Nirvanix’ fast shutdown spooks current and would-be cloud storage customers more than the prospect of government spying. At least for now. [...]

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