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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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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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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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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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Giving someone a gift card is super convenient way to let them know you care by giving them a gift. They are easy to buy don't require you to wrap them. Now you can give someone the gift of your favorite book. Livrada is an eBook gift card service that has teamed up with Target [...]

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Amazon's gone big with the release of 5 new Kindle devices: 2 eBook readers and 3 Android tablets. The new Kindle Paperwhite ereader is available in a WiFi-only and a 3G version.  This reader has a new screen with 62% more pixels and increased contrast.  A built-in front light allows you to easily read in low [...]

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“The smell of a freshly printed book is the best smell in the world.” Karl Lagerfeld Ebooks are evil, I tell you! Gone will be that smell of new books when you walk into a library or bookshop. Well not if Steidl has it's way. Designed by Geza Schoen, Gerhard Steidl, and Wallpaper* magazine, with packaging [...]

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For a limited time, Sony is offering a free code from the Sony Reader Store for a free download of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone when you purchase the Sony PRS-T1 Reader Wi-Fi.  You'll receive the eCoupon upon purchase and registration of the new reader.  You'll redeem the code at the Pottermore website.  The [...]

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  If you read your ebook reader a lot at night or in the dark, then throw away those additional lights or lighted cases.  Barnes and Noble have up for pre-order their Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight.  With a click of a switch you can turn on the GlowLight to illuminate the e-ink display.  Brightness [...]

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The day long awaited by ebook fans is finally here - the complete Harry Potter series is available as ebooks!  Even though the books are being advertised at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Sony ebook stores, you'll be redirected to Pottermore to purchase the books.  They are compatible with most popular ebook readers, tablets, and [...]

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Scholastic Books have released reading app and ebookstore for children.  The Storia app is available for Windows and for iPad, and it comes with five free ebooks and access to the Scholastic ebook store.  Books have been carefully curated into age-appropriate groups, so you'll know what's right for your child.  Storia has a built-in dictionary [...]

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If your Sweetie has been wanting an ebook reader, you can give him/her a Sony PRS-T1 for Valentine's Day for only $99.00.  (Read The Gadgeteer's review of the Sony PRS-T1.)  Sony has reduced the price on their latest reader for a limited time, bringing the price of their touchscreen, WiFi-enabled reader in line with that [...]

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Send a lot of personal documents to your Kindle but sick of mucking around with emails to get them there?  Amazon has just released the free Send to Kindle for PC  application. Using Windows Explorer, right click on any supported file format (.doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf,.jpeg, .jpg, .gif, .png, .gmp, .pdf) , and Send to Kindle [...]

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FLEx Lighting has created an illuminated optical film that may eliminate the need for reading lights with e-ink readers (amongst other applications).  The 50 micron film is flexible, edgeless, and invisible when turned off and produces a soft, low uniform light when on using a single low power consuming LED .  It can be implemented either [...]

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Those of you considering upgrading their E-Readers (or those that bought new and have relegated your old E-Reader to the closet) may want to check out Sony’s highly-regarded PRS-T1 “Reader WiFi”. Sony just reduced the price to $129 (from $149) and is also running a trade-in program that could get you a $50 Sony Gift [...]

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Kyobo Book Centre, Korea's largest seller of books, has announced the retail availability of the world's first e-reader to include mirasol® display technology. The touch enabled Kyobo e-Reader features a 5.7" XGA format (1024 x 768 pixels) mirasol display (screen resolution of 223 ppi) and Qualcomm's 1.0 GHz Snapdragon™ S2 class processor and runs a custom [...]

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Microsoft Office 2010: Tips and Tricks [affiliate link] is an eBook that offers more than 50 tips and tricks focused on making sure that you get the most out of Office 2010, which is one of the most popular and user friendly office suites in the market. With Office 2010, Microsoft made it bigger by integrating [...]

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