Next-Gen YotaPhone Includes Full-Touch Always-on Rear Epaper Screen

YotaPhone is already preparing the next version of its charmingly bonkers dual-screen Android device, with the updated hardware now featuring full touch control of many phone features via its always-on secondary epaper back display. Read More >>

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Take This Simple Test to Figure Out How Quickly You Read

Growing up reading Harry Potter, I was always amazed that when a new installment was released, news always broke that someone out there had completed the book in a few hours. Are you a speedy reader? Find out with this interactive test. Read More >>

Twin-Screen LCD and E-Ink YotaPhone Arriving in Time for Your Optimistic Christmas Present List

The bonkers YotaPhone, which has a standard mobile LCD display on one side and an e-ink screen on the other, should launch before the end of the year in some markets. If you want a mad, attention-grabbing phone/ereader hybrid, it could be yours. Read More >>

Barnes and Noble's New Nook GlowLight Is White, Light, and Bright

Barnes and Noble may be going back and forth on its Android tablets, but the booksellers aren't wavering on e-ink. Meet the new Nook GlowLight, a light, white re-imagining of the front-lit reader we loved so well, back for a second shot at the throne. Read More >>

Mass of Sick Self-Published Porn Pulled From Amazon, WHSmith and Kobo Book Stores

Publicity surrounding the discovery of stacks of sick self-published erotic novels has resulted in Amazon, WHSmith and Barnes & Nobles pulling a range of amateur sex ebooks, said to include horrific incest and rape porn fiction that was popping up in uncensored search listings. Read More >>

Kindle Paperwhite Review (2013): Faster, Prettier, Still the Best

When Amazon first trotted out the Kindle Paperwhite a year ago, it was the first two-tone eReader in a long time (possibly ever) to have a wow factor. The front-lit screen turned out to be every bit as beautiful as Amazon promised. A year later, the new Amazon Paperwhite is just a tad better than its predecessor. Yes, that means the new Kindle Paperwhite is still the best.

What Is It?
An iterative update of Amazon's top eReader featuring an improved screen, a faster processor, and some new software. The basic Wi-Fi model costs £109 and the 3G version costs £169.


Kobo Has Three Tablets and a Smaller Aura E-reader for Your Plastic Pile

Kobo's been busy updating and refreshing its e-reader and tablet range, with four newly invigorated and resized devices set to arrive over the next month or so. Read More >>

How the GALAXY Note 8.0 is the Ultimate E-Reader

Tablets are almost perfect reading devices. They pack big, bright screens, plenty of reading apps as well as fast, wireless connectivity. Read More >>

Barnes & Noble Might Give Up On the Nook

According to the New York Times, struggling American bookmonger Barnes & Noble might be about to shelve its Nook. The problem is one more common to physical books than tablets: nobody's buying them. Read More >>

5 Ways Ereaders Are Still Better Than Tablets

The Age of the Ereader is drawing to an close. That's the drumbeat this week, after iSuppli pegged the year-over-year decline of reader sales at a staggering 36 per cent. It makes sense; why get a fuddy little Kobo when there are cheap Kindle Fires aplenty to be had? Turns out, plenty of reasons. Tablets are great, sure. But ereaders — in so many ways —are even better. Here's why. Read More >>

We Might Finally Get Cheaper Ebooks in the UK

Ebooks are crazy-expensive at the moment, often much more than a physical book, and that's simply insane. Now it looks like that might change, after the European Commission stuck its oar in. Apple and four major publishers have settled their legal wranglings with the EC, meaning retailers should now be free to discount ebooks, just like they do paperbacks. Cheaper books for all, at last. Read More >>

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Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight Lightning Review: One of the Best Ereaders You Can Buy Is Now In the UK

The Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch was one of the best ereaders on the market. The new Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is the same device, with an improvement (can you guess what it is?). If you're thinking of getting your first eReader, you could do much worse than starting here. Read More >>

You Don't Own the Books on Your Kindle

On a dark and stormy night, an employee of your local bookstore strolls into your home, starts tossing books you'd purchased over the last few years into a box, and - despite your protest - takes them all away without saying a word. Read More >>

This Ereader Will Cost Less Than £10

This is the Txtr Beagle. It's a new low-end ereader, that does away with fancy technological trappings: you'll find no touchscreen, backlight, 3G or even Wi-Fi here. As a result, it's set to cost less than £10—but will it be any good? Read More >>

Kindle Paperwhite Review: Forget Everything Else, This Is the E-Reader You Will Want to Import From the US

The Kindle Paperwhite is a pivotal step forward for the technology of ereaders. It makes previous generations feel like a pulpy paperback held up next to an ornately illustrated tome. In short: this is the best ereader you can buy. Unfortunately, you're going to have to import it from the US, as Amazon has no plans to bring it to our shores just yet. Read More >>

How the Kindle Paperwhite Got Its Shine

We know first-hand that the new Kindle Paperwhite is a stunning little device, but how did it get so good? The Amazon employees who developed the reader have gotten together to explain. Interestingly enough, they cite the ultimate goal as being able to make a device that sort of "disappears" as you use it. That's going to be tough with a screen that pretty. [Slashgear] Read More >>


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