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://techcrunch.com/2011/11/08/rakuten-acquires-e-reading-platform-kobo-for-315-mil

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://techcrunch.com/2012/11/27/more-on-amazons-kindle-non-numbers-sales-more-than-dou

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

Kobo Glo And Mini Hit Store Shelves In Canada And The UK, Kobo Arc Tablet To Follow In November

Kobo announced today via its company blog that the Kobo Glo and Kobo Mini e-readers are now on sale at Canadian retailers Indigo, Future Shop and Best Buy, and in the U.K. at WHSmith. The $80 Mini and

Barnes & Noble Moves Away From Bookstores For UK Nook Launch: John Lewis Dept Store Named First Partner

More developments on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bn.com">Barnes & Noble's</a> plans to launch its Nook devices in the UK, the first market outside of the U.S. to see the e-readers and tabl

Next Generation Of E-Ink Kindle To Sport New Front-Lit Screen

Living in Seattle, you tend to find yourself in the company of tech people all the time. With Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe, Google, and a dozen other major companies established in the area, it's never a

Paper Or Plastic?

I have a confession to make: despite having reviewed a few e-readers, and having written dozens of articles about them, I've never really used one. I mean, I've used them enough to know a good one fro

Necessary Evil? Random House Triples Prices Of Library E-Books

Random House, the world's largest publisher of the kinds of books you and I read, <a href="http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/03/ebooks/librarians-feel-sticker-shock-as-price-for-random-house-ebooks-

Hack Makes Nook Touch E-Ink Display Almost As Responsive As LCD

As you probably know, bistable or passive displays like the E-Ink ones in <a href="https://techcrunch.com/tag/e-readers/">e-readers</a> focus on battery life and readability rather than color and inte

Kindle Sales Growing Faster Than The Nook’s

Barnes & Noble may be challenging Amazon's dominance of the e-book world, but the Kindle sales are still growing faster than the Nook's — at least if you connect the dots between some of the num
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