X-ray scanners shouldn't be able to damage electronics in and of themselves. The amount of energy they use is low enough that, even on their most powerful setting, shouldn't harm your beloved gadgets. So what's killing Kindles going through scanners?
All the hype surrounding Amazon at the moment centres on the Kindle Fire. But behind the scenes, they've been developing one of the world's most powerful super computers — and it powers the Fire's browser, Silk.
The iPhone and the iPad are card-carrying members. Modern Warfare 3 is, like, the President. I'm talking, of course, about the Million-Plus Preorder Club. Now the Amazon Kindle Fire has joined the ranks. Before anyone even touched a Kindle Fire.
Amazon's pushed its Kindle Daily Deal over the pond and extended the ereading bargain hunters dream to the UK public. Each deeply discounted deal lasts a day, with a fresh one served up as the clock strikes 12-midnight.
We've more or less accepted e-readers as the best way to read a book digitally, but there's still a whole lot that gadgets can do that e-readers suck at—literally anything you own with a screen is better at this stuff than an e-reader. The Kindle Touch is the first to really bridge that gap in a way that makes sense.
Mustachioed UC Berkeley computer science professor John Kubiatowicz told the NY Times that your Kindle gets heavier when you add e-books. Don't worry, though, you won't feel it with your hand, or with any scale that we've ever created.
The ePub e-book standard has always been built on top of HTML. As has MOBI. But now, Amazon is taking it one step further with their Kindle Format 8 standard, supporting HTML5-based formatting options. Future Kindle Fire owners, be happy.
UK magazine, sweeties and celebrity autobiography retailer WH Smith has signed a deal with Canadian e-reader company Kobo, which will see the high street chain selling its e-reader over here, complete with access to "2.2m titles".
The Kindle 3 was like the girl next-door: Maybe not the prettiest, but comfortable, smart, and simple. The new non-touch Kindle's the bitchy cheerleader; absolutely gorgeous but totally unaccommodating and uninterested in whether you're enjoying yourself.
Turns out the unlimited 3G-ness of the new Kindle Touch 3G is not quite as unlimited as we thought. According to Amazon's Kindle forums, the Touch will grant you 3G connectivity for accessing the Kindle store, buying books, and surfing Wikipedia. Everything else requires WiFi.
Looking back at the Kindle's history, that original Kindle was pretty rip your eyes out ugly, huh? An odd shape with quirky buttons and even stranger scroll wheel...God who thought of that? Apparently, RIM. Jeff Bezos loved his Blackberry so much he based the Kindle's design off of his favorite gadget.