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It's not just Vaio that's getting the heave-ho from Sony; the electronics giant is also abandoning its e-reader business in North America, letting Kobo pick up the slack.
Now we know why Amazon isn't too worried about profiting from Kindle hardware sales. Turns out owners of those devices are spending big bucks with the online retailer.
The hybrid device can be used as both smartphone and e-reader, thanks to its two screens
Hey, book face! Only $2 for early access to one pre-selected title, free for Prime members.
Barnes & Noble's revamped Nook GlowLight is an e-reader evolved to stand out in a world gone tablet crazy.
And even better, Amazon's Whispersync technology picks up where you left off no matter whether you're reading, listening, or mixing the two.
Promises "a new display technology" that will offer higher contrast and better reflectivity.
It's yet another step in Amazon's merging of the physical and digital worlds—and another ploy for platform lock-in.
The awkwardly named Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight now undercuts both Amazon and Kobo's backlit e-readers.
In the continuing war between Verizon and AT&T, the battle has come down to LTE network size vs. LTE network speed. But new LTE technology isn't far over the horizon.
Android, however, will continue to dominate the market, Gartner says.
South Carolina will investigate the possibility of using electronic license plates whose text could be altered remotely by the DMV. They also could be used to track your vehicle.
A new antipiracy technology is being developed by a German university. The method, called SiDiM, applies subtle changes to the text of individual ebooks, to more easily identify the source of piracy.
After remaining quiet on the hardware front for years, Amazon.com's China business has finally brought the company's Kindle tablet and Kindle e-reader to the country.
Apple appears to face an uphill battle as it goes to trial Monday in New York on e-book price fixing charges brought by the U.S. government.