E-Books

Kobo Aura H2O

Kobo’s Aura H2O E-Reader is Waterproof for Up to 30 Minutes

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Kindle might be the more popular brand, but Kobo’s latest e-reader has one up on Amazon’s device — you can read it underwater. Kobo says its new Aura H20 is certified to be able to spend up to 30 minutes in one meter of water, making it ideal to use at the beach, in the […]

Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

Samsung Unveils its first Nook Tablet: the $179 Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

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Samsung is becoming Barnes & Noble’s first partner to create a Nook-branded tablet today with the unveiling and release of the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. The name is a mouthful, but it basically means that the tablet is a rebranded version of Samsung’s existing Galaxy Tab 4 tablet — part of its low-end line — […]

Kindle Paperwhite

Study: Readers’ Recall on E-Readers is Lower Than With Books

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A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were “significantly” worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitisation on the reading experience. The study, presented in Italy at a conference last month and set to […]

V-Tablet

Visionect’s V-Platform Adds a World of New Uses to E-Paper Screens

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Until now, one of the only things you could build around an e-paper screen is an e-reader. While Kindles and the like are awesome, the technology’s potential was relatively limited. Not anymore. Visionect’s V-Platform lets developers build, manage and maintain e-paper apps as easily as they can control traditional web apps. Written with cross-platform languages […]

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 13, 2014

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Amazon may be the biggest name in the world of e-books, especially with its new Kindle Unlimited service, but it’s far from the only game in town. Oyster and Scribd offer similar – and arguably better – services for about the same price. But another company is silently making a push to challenge Amazon: Apple. […]