Is a New Kindle Around the Corner?

Slashed prices for refurbished Kindles could be the latest sign that a new version of Amazon’s popular e-reader is imminent.

This week, Amazon dropped the price of refurbished, third-generation Kindles to $99 for a Wi-Fi model and $139 for a model with 3G and Wi-Fi. If purchased new, the same Kindles cost $139 and $189, respectively. …

This Paper-Thin Phone Will Soon Look Primitive

A team of researchers at The Queens University Human Media Lab put together this flexible, ultra-thin phone out of electronic paper. They’re calling it — what else? — the PaperPhone, which does most of the things phones do nowadays: it places calls, lets you scroll through contacts, plays songs and even paginates text.

What’s …

Ad-Supported Amazon Kindle Coming for $114

Amazon’s Kindle e-reader is getting another price cut, but only if you’re willing to look at advertisements.

The ad-supported Kindle with Wi-Fi will cost $114 when it ships on May 3. That’s $25 cheaper than the existing Kindle with Wi-Fi, and $75 cheaper than the Kindle 3G. The Kindle With Special Offers, as it is formally known, is

Could Digital Publishing Save Longform Journalism?

With the death of many magazines and the ones that have managed to survive lessening their pages, it’s hard for journalists to find a place for their in-depth articles which often run upwards of 10,000 words. The pieces may be good, but when space is a valued commodity and the subject matter won’t move issues off shelves, editors are …

Study: iPad and Kindle Can Coexist

The debut of the iPad a year ago was speculated to be the death knell for e-readers like the Kindle. But a new study by JP Morgan reports that the iPad is not actually a Kindle killer.

According to the study, 40 percent of iPad owners also own a Kindle, and another 23 percent of iPad owners plan on buying one in the next 12 months, …

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