e-readers

Hey look, it’s a new Barnes & Noble Nook in 2018

It’s true! It’s 2018, and Barnes & Noble just announced another Nook! You can preorder it today! All of these things are somehow simultaneously true. The Nook line has basically been a

The new Kindle Paperwhite is thinner and waterproof

The Voyage may be dead, but the Kindle line still has some life left in it. This time last year, Amazon upgraded the high-end Oasis model, and now the mid-range Paperwhite is getting a little love.The

Kobo’s Forma e-reader takes on Kindle Oasis with an asymmetric design and premium price

Kobo's latest e-reader is a complete about-face from its anonymous, cheap, and highly practical Clara HD; the Forma is big, expensive, and features a bold — not to say original — design. It's clea

Walmart and Kobo launch Walmart eBooks, an online e-book and audiobook store

In January, Walmart partnered with Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten on online grocery in Japan, as well as the sale of audiobooks, e-books, and e-readers in the U.S. Today, Walmart is capitalizing on

Kobo’s new entry-level Clara HD e-reader has a crisp, color-adjustable display

Kobo has announced a new e-reader, the Clara HD, which won't set the world on fire but will be a perfectly serviceable gadget for e-book readers. It basically revives the well-liked but discontinued G

Amazon’s new Kindle Oasis is the best e-reader (a lot of) money can buy

A few years ago, the premium e-reader was an oxymoron. For Amazon, Kobo and Barnes and Noble, tablets were the clear high end of the reading market. For a moment, it seemed inevitable that e-ink devic

Sony and reMarkable’s dueling e-paper tablets are strange but impressive beasts

Poor paper. It's in that ironic category where those who love it the most are the ones trying their hardest to replace it. Case in point: Sony and reMarkable, a pair of companies as unalike as you're

The reMarkable tablet is original and ambitious, unlike pretty much all the other ones

Years ago I called for a black and white computer, and that strange desire still lives within me today. While no one has yet taken me up on this amazing idea, the monochrome devices that do exist have

Feast your eyes on this 600-DPI e-paper screen

I have to say, I really like e-paper. And it's come a long way since the crude early Kindles — nowadays you have e-readers that are as high-resolution as the best phones and iPads. And they're set t

Books and roses

Anyone who thinks paper books are dead has never been in a Barcelona bookshop the day before Sant Jordi. The Patron Saint festival is Catalunya's equivalent of Valentine's day. But as well as giving l

Flexible e-paper display is full color but less than a micrometer thick

Reflective displays like those found on e-readers are great for black-and-white text, but color has yet to make a compelling play on them. That may change with the serendipitous discovery of a full-co

Kobo goes big with its 7.8-inch Aura One e-reader

The Canadian company has never been afraid to take risks with the often-boring world of e-readers, and for that reason alone it is a welcoming presence. Without Kobo pushing the boundaries of screen s

E Ink brings rich color to ePaper, but not to e-readers

E Ink, maker of the ePaper displays found in many e-readers (maddening to have three different e prefixes in one sentence, but it's unavoidable), announced a brand new type of reflective display that

Meet Oasis, Amazon’s smaller, lighter, grippier Kindle

True to earlier reports, Amazon’s Kindle Oasis is the smallest and lightest Kindle yet and comes with a handle for gripping. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos teased an “all-new, top of the line&#

Bezos teases new Kindle hardware for reveal next week

E-readers may not be the most exciting space in tech these days, but some of us still find a place for them in our lives — and it is we happy few whom Jeff Bezos announced, with enthusiasm palpable,

Amazon’s Next Kindle Paperwhite To Feature 300ppi Screen, Better Typography, Arrive Early Next Year

Amazon is now preparing a new Kindle Paperwhite for release in early Q2 of next year, TechCrunch has learned. The marquee feature of the new device is a high-resolution 300 ppi screen that will bring

With Declining Nook Sales, B&N Says Lynch Out As CEO, Huseby Steps Up, Big Strategic Review Planned

Looks like things at Barnes & Noble will get a bit worse before they have a chance of getting better. The bookseller has just <a target="_blank" href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/2013070

Kobo Launches Aura, A High-Res E-Reader, As It Preps For Its Own App Store This Summer

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.kobo.com">Kobo</a>, the Canadian e-reader, tablet and e-book company <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/11/08/rakuten-acquires-e-reading-platform-kobo-for-31

One In Four Americans Owns A Tablet, Overtaking E-Readers, As Printed Book Consumption Continues To Decline: Pew

We're still waiting to hear from specific companies like Amazon with their latest (non-)numbers on how <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/11/27/more-on-amazons-kindle-non-numbers-sales-more-tha

Amazon Looks East: Launches First Japanese Language Kindle, The Paperwhite; Debuts Japanese Kindle Store; Sells Kindle Fire Tablets

Take that, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.aegindia.org/2012/09/amazon-kindle-stores-japan-tackle-rakutens-kobo-touch-reader-october/213816.html">Rakuten</a>! Amazon continues to extend its reach
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