eBook reader

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Amazon this week announced an update to its popular Kindle Paperwhite. The updated ebook reader now boasts a resolution of 300 pixels per inch, the same resolution as Amazon's more expensive Kindle Voyage. The new Kindle also comes with Amazon's new font, Bookerly, which claims to give readers a better reading experience -- faster reading [...]

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Not so long ago, any time a child had with a screened device was seen as frivolous playtime.  That's not true now, because kids spend more time reading and doing school work with tablets and computers than parents would have thought possible just a few years ago.  In my household, most of our books were [...]

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Posted in: eBook Readers, Kid Gadgets, News
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I used to love to fill the bathtub with hot water and soak and read a book until the water got cold and my skin got pruney.  There were a few times when I would get so sleepy and relaxed that I dropped my book in the water.  That would result in a ruined book, [...]

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ibookstore-gifting

Just in time as a replacement for those last minute gifts that probably won't get to their destinations on time, you can give a book through Apple's iBookstore.  You don't have to send an impersonal gift card; you can actually pick out a book you think the recipient would like, and purchase that book for [...]

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Posted in: eBook Readers, iOS, News
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I like reading books, but I only read on my iPad mini now.  Actually, I've exclusively read on electronic devices since I got my Handspring Visor Deluxe way back in the late 1990s.  I've always been one to buy my books instead of borrowing them from the library, but that habit has left me with [...]

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Posted in: iOS, News
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Are you interested in switching to an eReader device so that you can carry more books with you, but without all the bulk? For the past few years, choosing an eBook reading device aka eReader has been a choice between 2 main companies. Amazon with the their Kindle devices and Barnes and Noble with their [...]

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Words to Sleep By ebook

Despite your best efforts it's 2am and you're still awake in bed, tossing and turning, too tired to get up but too awake to fall asleep.  You've counted the sheep, sipped warm milk, but nothing seems to help. Author and former Gadgeteer staff writer Cobin Rox might have some words to help you out - [...]

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Some time ago, Sony released an Android app that allows you to read ebooks purchased from the Sony Reader Store on your smartphone or tablet.  They didn't issue a reader app for iOS at the time; they were too busy whining that Apple was suddenly enforcing their price-splitting policies for in-app purchases.  I was greatly [...]

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The ebook reader war is on with most major vendors adding more features for a lower price.  But do you really need all that "fancy stuff" like a backlight, WiFi, 3G or an 8 week inbuilt battery?  Well if  German company txtr has their way, you'll be saying no. The txtr beagle has a 5" e-ink [...]

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Happy Sunday morning everyone. Since buying the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader (review coming soon), I've been toying with the idea of starting a Gadgeteer book club. I'm not sure if you all will have an interest in this sort of thing, but we can consider this an experiment and see if it turns [...]

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