UK Author Returns to Her Self-Publishing Roots

By Joanna Cabot
June 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

An interesting article came my way about a UK author who began in self-publishing, got a contract with a legacy publisher, and then returned to self-publishing afterward. Author Polly Courtney has an interesting perspective on the ongoing ‘indie vs. traditional’ debate we’ve been [...]

It's 2025 and print newspapers have disappeared…

By Dan Bloom
June 17, 2013 // 2 Comments

Imagine this: It’s 2025 and print newspapers have disappeared, except for a few big city tabloids and free give-away shopping papers. So how do you get your news and opinion [N&O] broadsheets now? It’s all online, digital, webbed, iPadded, Googled, Nooked. Print newspapers have [...]

TED Talks: How Books Can Open Your Mind (Video)

By Dan Eldridge
June 1, 2013 // 2 Comments

For anyone who hasn’t yet had a chance to watch the video of Lisa Bu’s beautiful TED Talks lecture about the power of books, and the life-altering affect they had on her own life, give yourself the gift of clicking on the video below; it’s just six minutes and 17 seconds long. I [...]

[Video] First Look at the Hisense Sero 7 Pro Tablet

By Jeremy Hill
May 28, 2013 // 2 Comments

Ever since Google released the Nexus 7, it has been a challenge for other companies to release low-priced tablets with similar specs. One of the latest competitors to enter the fray is Hisense. Perhaps best known for televisions, Hisense just released a couple Android tablets available exclusively [...]

The Longest Word in the English Language Takes 3.5 Hours to Pronounce

By Dan Eldridge
May 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Yes, this is a few months old, but nevertheless, a kindly tip o’ the hat goes out to GadgeTell editor Matthew Marchesano, who just alerted me to the bizarre YouTube video we’ve embedded for you below. The video features Dmitry Golubovskiy (the CEO of Esquire Russia, interestingly [...]

A Commercial Message from the First ‘Honest’ Cable Company (NSFW Video)

By Matthew Marchesano
March 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s probably safe to say that we’ve all dealt with our fair share of ridiculousness, bestowed complimentary-style from our local Internet service providers. Hidden fees, promotions that are too good to be true, bad or weak Internet connections, frustrating customer service reps, forced [...]

Morning Links — Meet the Pyrus Mini

By Dan Eldridge
March 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Pyrus Mini eBook reader Review (The E-Book Reader) Publisher Pulls Jonah Lehrer’s “How We Decide” From Stores (The Daily Beast) and Open Book Publishers Announce New Crowdfunding Campaign (Info Docket) As tablets boom, e-readers feel the blast (CNN) PressBooks Goes Open [...]

Want a pair of Google Glass specs? Here's how to get 'em…

By Matthew Marchesano
February 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

So we’re all hip to Google’s latest consumer mega-project, Glass, right? The company that’s synonymous with ‘looking things up on the Web’ hasn’t released much information on its Glass project lately—not since they opened pre-orders to developers and media at their 2012 I/O [...]

Amazon Kindle Fire HD One-Ups iPad Retina Screen in New Ad (Video)

By Matthew Marchesano
February 6, 2013 // 3 Comments

“You may not be able to tell the difference,” says the advertisement’s narrator, as both the iPad and the Kindle Fire HD sit side-by-side displaying the same images. “But your wallet definitely can.” Amazon’s new 30-second ad draws the comparison in screen resolution between the iPad [...]

CNET video briefly compares tablets, Kindle as holiday gifts

By Chris Meadows
November 22, 2011 // 1 Comment

CNET has a 3-minute video that bills itself as a “Buyer’s Guide” for tablets and e-readers, though it primarily focuses on tablets, and mostly the more expensive tablets—the iPad, the Galaxy S, and Sony’s Android tablet (which I hadn’t heard of before). It paints this trio of $499 [...]

Khan Academy can hook students on learning

By Chris Meadows
November 16, 2011 // 1 Comment

This in-depth Wired feature article by Clive Thompson is a few months old, but I ran across it in an old print issue of Wired Magazine today at work and was completely fascinated. It does not have anything to do with e-books directly, perhaps, but is a great example of how new electronic media can [...]

New application lets you “read” movies on your Kindle

By Chris Walters
July 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

Anyone familiar with the latest crop of EInk readers knows that there’s no good way to display animation or video in a satisfactory way. BBC developer Mark Longstaff-Tyrrell’s “iPlayer for Kindle” (named after the BBC’s streaming video player) doesn’t solve that [...]

Star Trek digital download expiration: Why should media be like milk?

By Chris Meadows
December 22, 2010 // 8 Comments

While this is not specifically about e-books, it is about an experience in transitioning from physical to digital media, and it should provide a lesson to all fields that are taking these steps—including books to e-books. A number of movies, especially titles from Paramount or Disney (such as [...]

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