The podcasting space is shaping up to be the next big battleground for the biggies in the tech scene to engage with their competitors. Take for instance the recent report, courtesy of the Information that is claiming Apple is working on adding a subscription layer for its podcasting service sometime this year.Apple is said to have already initiated discussions on this, … [Read more...] about Apple might start podcast subscription service to take on Spotify
Sony developed a smart remote control in 2016, that used in E INK screen. It was initially crowd funded on the companies own First Flight platform, the same one the Sony FES watches first debuted. The Huis Smart Controller is basically a universal remote, which can connect to your TVs and Blu-ray players to lights and air conditioners. You can customize the interface either on … [Read more...] about First look at the Sony E INK Huis Remote Control
We have had smartphones with foldable displays so far. Take for instance the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold or the Galaxy Z Flip with both featuring displays that actually folded down the middle. LG never really launched a foldable phone as such even though it does offer dual-screen phones, which however is achieved using a case that has an integrated secondary … [Read more...] about LG showcases Rollable smartphone, maybe a rollable eReader next?
Amazon announced it has acquired the podcast start-up Wondery, a move that will add more depth to its non-musical offering available via the Amazon Music app. Wondery already has to its credit some popular podcasts such as Dirty John, Dr. Death, Business Wars, and The Shrink Next Door and reaches out to 20 million unique visitors every month. Post the deal, expect to catch up … [Read more...] about Amazon set to become a serious player in podcast space after Wondery acquisition
Teachers in the year 2020 have had one heckuva year trying to navigate through remote and hybrid learning. With COVID-19 sweeping the nation, teachers have been tasked with the accelerated process of learning to adopt virtual learning. As a result, OverDrive Education has found that digital reading platforms schoolwide have made the overwhelming shift towards ebooks and … [Read more...] about Ebooks and Audiobooks Usage In Schools Exploded in 2020
For a long time E-readers have been synonymous with books, thanks to products like the Amazon Kindle and the Kobo Forma book lovers have been able to enjoy great titles anywhere in the palm of their hand.However, an increasing amount of business savvy entrepreneurs are re-purposing this device for use in their businesses, replacing books with bar charts and novels with … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why Using E-Readers Is Great For Your Business
Whether you want to make a practical gift to a reader friend or treat yourself to a new e-book reader, you’ve probably heard that Kindle is the go-to device and that you can’t go wrong with it. However, it’s not your only option. If you have a larger budget, the iPad can be great for reading books and, for certain categories for readers, it can be better than a Kindle.While … [Read more...] about Kindle or iPad? Which device is better for reading?
The global pandemic has closed millions of bookstores all over the world and many people who used to browse their favorite shop, are unable to do so. Most people are now shopping online, but you miss the smell of a used bookstore and musty old paperbacks. One of the big new trends are a series of perfumes and colognes that smell like books.Powell’s Books, the beloved … [Read more...] about The hot new trend are perfumes that smell like books
The Freewrite Traveler was a crowdfunded E INK typewriter that generated over $1.5 million dollars. The company has just released the device to the public. It has a full QWERTY keyboard with scissor switch keys. A large screen 5 inch screen showcases all of your typed characters and everything is stored locally or sent to cloud storage when connected to WIFI.Described as … [Read more...] about Freewrite Traveler E INK Typewriter is now available
We all know how important storytime is with infants and small children. It strengthens the bonds with the parent and ensure your child’s success. Reading to young children is proven to improve cognitive skills and help along the process of cognitive development. Cognitive development is the emergence of the ability to think and understand; it’s “the construction of thought … [Read more...] about Infant brains are prewired to see words and letters
Everytime a new e-reader comes out that uses Micro USB, there is a vocal minority of users that say they are going to skip it due to the lack of USB-C. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Pocketbook, which traditionally uses Linux as an OS. These brands rely on selling digital content directly on the e-reader and discourage the use of sideloading content, so USB-C is useless. … [Read more...] about USB-C is useless on e-Readers