In unsurprising news, yet another study has concluded that children prefer, interact with, and retain information better when reading a print book instead of an ebook. In this recent study, the example cited was actually toddlers, and the data demonstrated in some way that the children interacted more readily and more profoundly with the text when holding a print book instead … [Read more...] about Children Prefer Print Books…Are We Still Surprised?
Archives for March 2019
The Kindle Voyage was officially discontinued last year, but Amazon often turns to Woot to sell their remaining stock. There is some very big deals happening right now for brand new Voyages ($125), Open Box ($114) and refurbished units ($89). If you are looking for an extra e-reader to use or have never owned one before, it is worth it to capitalize on these savings.The … [Read more...] about There is a Huge Sale on Kindle Voyage e-Readers
Texture is an unlimited magazine subscription platform and Apple acquired it last year. All of the digital magazines on the platform have been successfully integrated into Apple News+. Apple News+ launched this past week on all iOS devices and for a low monthly fee you get access to digital magazines and a select number of digital newspapers. Apple has announced that they are … [Read more...] about Texture is shutting down on May 28th
E Ink has been developing Advanced Color E-Paper for a number of years and there is one single product that is out in the wild. A pilot of the solution is on display at the Front Entrance of Isetan Shinjuku Main Store in Tokyo, Japan, from Wednesday, February 20 to Tuesday, March 26. Good e-Reader was live on the scene for the product launch and we have a video that gives you a … [Read more...] about E Ink Advanced Color E-Paper First Look
Amazon has just pushed a new firmware update to every single Kindle released after the Paperwhite 2. Version 126.96.36.199. One of the big new features has to do with translations, which allow you to translate a specific word or body of text to a different language. The Kindle now supports Afrikaans, Catalan, Icelandic, Swedish and Welsh. They have also added a new keyboard layout … [Read more...] about Amazon releases 188.8.131.52 update for the Kindle
E-Readers these days are quite powerful. Boyue e-readers have a octacore processor and the upcoming Wisky EE Pad has a decacore. These devices all run Android and if you are using apps on a regular basis you will drain the battery in a matter of days. The first generation Kindle Oasis with the accompanied case with a built in battery only lasts less than a week. It is time … [Read more...] about Should e-readers adopt Fast Charging?
Some industries have feared the rise of digitalisation more than others. The book sector was particularly shocked when Amazon introduced the first Kindle in 2007 and started into a new era of digital books. Publishers felt the need to protect printed sales and would often hold back on digital publishing for a few weeks to give their paper editions a “fighting chance.”12 … [Read more...] about How digital is the future of publishing books?
The Sony Digital Paper DPT-CP1 and Boyue Likebook Mimas both have 10.3 inch screens and they are both are designed to replace paper. They have digital note taking functionality and support freehand drawing with various software driven features. You can edit and make annotations on PDF files, although the Likebook is running an open version of Android, so you can install your … [Read more...] about Boyue Likebook Mimas vs Sony Digital Paper DPT-CP1
In 2019, designers and manufacturers from 55 countries entered more than 5,500 products in the Red Dot competition. The international jury comprises experienced experts from different disciplines and has been convening for more than 60 years in order to select the year’s best designs. Both PocketBook Touch HD 3 and PocketBook Touch Lux won the award in the category of … [Read more...] about Pocketbook wins Red Dot Award
Wisky has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for their E-Pad writing slate. It has just hit Kickstarter for $449 for the early bird perk and then the price will increase to $699 when the device ships later this year, but there is no definite date yet.The Wisky E-Pad features a 10.3 inch E Ink Mobius display with a resolution of 1872 x 1404 with 227 PPI. It has both a … [Read more...] about Wisky launches Kickstarter Campaign for E-Pad
Amazon will be pushing out a firmware update sometime in April that will give all Kindle e-Readers the ability to sort by read and unread ebooks in the library. The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 4 has already received the 5.11.1 update, but every single Kindle model after the Paperwhite 2 will receive this new feature sometime in the next few weeks. There is not many sorting options … [Read more...] about Kindle e-Readers will receive Sort by Read and Unread soon
Google News is launching a new initiative to make local news relevant again. They have partnered with newspaper publishing company McClatchy to develop a sustainable business models for local news publications. As part of the ongoing Google News Initiative, there will be local news coverage to three mid-sized communities in the US that currently suffer from a dearth of a lack … [Read more...] about Google wants to make local news relevant again