photos by Kevin One of the things that I love about the Kindle – its eInk screen – is also one of the things that makes using the Kindle a bit difficult when lighting is poor. It seems silly in a way to complain about not being able to read a book in the dark, [...]
More details are leaking out about Spring Design’s lawsuit against Barnes and Noble. Engadget has information from Spring Design on the details of their “relationship” with B&N. Bottom line: it looks on the surface like B&N saw Spring Design’s ideas, chose not to use them, then implemented the best parts for their own eReader. Bear [...]
Remember the Alex ebook reader? And remember how everyone thought it looked awfully similar to the nook? Apparently Spring Designs, the creators of the Alex, agree, and they’ve filed a lawsuit against Barnes and Noble over it. Highlights of the press release: -Barnes and Noble and Spring Designs were working together on an ebook reader. [...]
It took stealth, cunning, and nerves of steel (along with a cell phone camera and a friendly clerk), but here is my report from tonight’s visit to Barnes and Noble to scope out their nook displays. Even before you enter the store, you are greeted with HUGE mock nook in the window. I kind of [...]
Welcome to another round of State of the eBook! There’s been an avalanche of eBook news and releases, so let’s dive right in! Barnes and Noble releases the nook upon the world B&N’s nook came out swinging, with a dual screen design and an android foundation. Check out Gear Diary’s coverage of the nook’s release [...]
Plastic Logic is set to unveil it’s Que eBook reader at the Consumer Electronics Show this January. What makes Que so special?
(video courtesy of Slashgear) As anticipated, Barnes and Noble has announced their eBook reader, the “Nook”. Not only does it have an e-ink screen AND a color LCD, it also has some features that will wear down the anti-eBook crowd and leave Amazon and Sony rushing to play catch-up.
This looks a lot like the rumored Barnes and Noble e-reader just announced Barnes & Noble Nook eBook reader. It is from Spring Design and called Alex. It boasts a Electronic Paper Display and one touch screen and runs the Android operating system. The text is livened up by using multimedia links that I assume [...]
photo credit: Ozyman Technology can be a lot of fun. It can keep us connected with one another, it can transform our work habits, and it can help us become more organized and efficient. It can do all these things, but of all the great uses of technology the one that stands as most important [...]
Welcome to another “State of the eBook”. We’ve got some quick news to review, and then a discussion of something that keeps publishers up at night; piracy in ebook-land. Is it an epidemic of music proportions or is it the straw-man argument that publishers use to justify high prices, digital rights management, and slow ebook [...]
Flat World Knowledge is combating the insane price of college textbooks by making open source textbooks an easier solution for colleges. The catalog for now is limited to a few titles per school but eventually they’d like to have more colleges adopt open source online distribution of textbooks. The company sells affordable alternative formats such [...]
Barnes & Noble today announced a new every device strategy where their just announced eBook store (and resulting eBooks) will be available on a wide variety of devices including smartphones like the iPhone and BlackBerry as well as the iPod Touch. Although I’m sure they’ll be capable of (eventually) reading eBooks from Barnes & Noble [...]
When I am loading up eBooks onto my iPhone, Microsoft LIT files are my favorite. For those of you new to the eBook scene, Microsoft LIT is the eBook format used for Microsoft Reader on the PC and Windows Mobile. There used to be a Microsoft eBook store that sold DRM-locked LIT books, just like [...]
If you’re like me, you’ve got GOBS of eBooks, likely in more than one format, all over the place. I’ve got tons of books in MS Reader format (now THERE’S a blast from the past that most of us would like to forget), eReader format, MobiPocket format, etc. Some of the books that I have [...]
I had really high hopes for the eReader (beta) for BlackBerry which I have been testing on my BlackBerry Bold. At first glance the layout is decent and I had no trouble scrolling around and reading the text. The smaller display screen isn’t going to give paper books or the larger screen Kindle a run [...]