e-readers

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, …

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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