eBook readers archive

  • Watch Dogs game release to get eBook sequel tie-in on same day
    Gaming

    Watch Dogs game release to get eBook sequel tie-in on same day

    By 17 April 2014

    Watch Dogs will be available for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC from 27 May and its one of the most eagerly anticipated games for all platforms. And has been for some time. Since E3 2012, where it was first teased from inside a cupboard (of sorts),...

  • New Nook colour device planned as Nook sales plummet
    Gadgets

    New Nook colour device planned as Nook sales plummet

    By 26 February 2014

    Barnes & Noble's Nook (devices and content) segment saw a decline of 50.4 per cent compared to the same period last year, but there are plans to launch a new Nook colour device in Q1 2015, the company has revealed. Commenting on its Q3 results, Barnes...

  • Amazon Kindle gets a price cut, now only £59
    Gadgets

    Amazon Kindle gets a price cut, now only £59

    By 30 January 2014

    Amazon has slashed £10 off the price of the entry-level Amazon Kindle, meaning you can now pick one up for £59. The entry-level model offers a 6-inch E Ink display and buttons across the bottom for navigation. It comes with Wi-Fi to keep you connected...

  • A week in reviews: 16 - 20 December
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    A week in reviews: 16 - 20 December

    By 21 December 2013

    Panic! It's the eve of the week before Christmas and there are plenty of stocking fillers to buy. Which is why this week's reviews have varied from toys to cameras and the rather lovely Kindle Paperwhite. So, go on, fill yer boots. We've been playing...

  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) review
    Gadgets 5 out of 5

    Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) review

    By 18 December 2013

    The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is the latest eBook reader to capture the essence of the Kindle in its best form to date. When it comes to eBook readers, the Kindle has captured the imagination of the public. So much so that we're hearing Kindle used...

  • A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November
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    A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November

    By 9 November 2013

    November's headlines are largely going to be owed to gaming. Ahead of PS4 and Xbox One launches we've been shooting the faces off, well, pretty much everybody in Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Playstation 3. It's a game that'll sell boat loads of copies...

  • Kobo Arc 7HD review
    Tablets 4.5 out of 5

    Kobo Arc 7HD review

    By 8 November 2013

    Most of the tablets sold on the high street come bundled with a SIM and subscription these days. Not so the Kobo Arc 7HD. Championed by WHSmith, it’s Wi-Fi only, runs on the Android operating system - as championed by many smartphones and tablets out...

  • E Ink talks Kindle displays, and a flexible approach to smartwatches
    Gadgets

    E Ink talks Kindle displays, and a flexible approach to smartwatches

    By 18 September 2013

    Some may think E Ink is a limited format, a poor cousin of the full-colour, all-singing and all-dancing LCD that graces each glossy tablet launch. But for those in the know, E Ink is a wonderful display technology that brings with it a wide range of benefits...

  • Sony Reader PRS-T3 pictures and hands on
    Gadgets

    Sony Reader PRS-T3 pictures and hands on

    By 8 September 2013

    Aside from the headline-grabbing launches at IFA 2013, Sony also announced a new Reader model, the PRS-T3. Sony describes the Reader as "slim, light and a pleasure to hold" and we have to say, we agree wholeheartedly. The curved metal back and rounded...

  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) hands-on: Brighter, whiter, smarter
    Gadgets

    Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) hands-on: Brighter, whiter, smarter

    By 4 September 2013

    Amazon has announced a new version of the Kindle Paperwhite, its eBook reader that offers an illuminated display. We were big fans of the original 2012 version, but can Amazon go one better in 2013? Yes, it can. The new Kindle Paperwhite has the same...

  • Sony Reader refresh lets you read a whole eBook after just three minutes' charge
    Gadgets

    Sony Reader refresh lets you read a whole eBook after just three minutes' charge

    By 4 September 2013

    Sony has announced a new version of its eBook reader that needs only three minutes of charging to have enough juice to read a whole book with. Called Quick Charge, it is one of the new features of the new version of Reader. Other new features include...

  • Amazon accidentally outs Kindle Paperwhite 2
    Gadgets

    Amazon accidentally outs Kindle Paperwhite 2

    By 3 September 2013

    With Apple having to put up with leaks of its new devices seemingly coming from its supply chain in China, you would think other manufacturers would be on high alert not to fall foul of similar spoilers. And you'd also think that they'd be a little more...

  • Kobo fills gap left by Barnes & Noble with new eBook reader and tablet line-up
    Tablets

    Kobo fills gap left by Barnes & Noble with new eBook reader and tablet line-up

    By 28 August 2013

    Kobo has announced multiple devices to expand its eBook reader and tablet range, effectively replacing Barnes & Noble's Nook line-up in the battle against the dominance of Amazon. The Kobo Aura 6-inch eBook reader features a front-lit E Ink touchscreen...

  • Kobo Writing Life makes it easy for authors to publish their eBooks in just five steps
    Gadgets

    Kobo Writing Life makes it easy for authors to publish their eBooks in just five steps

    By 23 July 2013

    Kobo, one of the major rivals to Amazon in the eBook market, has simplified the process of self-publishing so that authors can make their digital books available in just five steps. It has launched Kobo Writing Life, a website service that you can use...

  • Apple found guilty of eBook price fixing, could prove very costly indeed
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    Apple found guilty of eBook price fixing, could prove very costly indeed

    By 10 July 2013

    Apple has been found to have conspired with several publishers to raise the prices of eBooks in order to break Amazon's dominance of the market. It is a judgement that could change the face of digital publishing entirely. US District Judge Denise Cote...

  • Amazon AutoRip for books and video? Hopefully in the future, says exec
    Online

    Amazon AutoRip for books and video? Hopefully in the future, says exec

    By 27 June 2013

    Amazon launched its AutoRip music service in the UK and other regions in Europe today, an added benefit to customers who buy CDs and vinyl records from the online retailer. They get free MP3 versions of all tracks to play in or download from Amazon's...

  • Barnes & Noble to ditch in-house Nook tablets, will continue with eBook readers
    Tablets

    Barnes & Noble to ditch in-house Nook tablets, will continue with eBook readers

    By 25 June 2013

    Barnes & Noble has revealed that it is to jettison the idea of releasing follow-ups to its colour tablets, Nook HD and Nook HD+, in favour of licensing the brand to third-party manufacturers. Although Pocket-lint highly rated the two Android-based tablets...

  • Amazon launches Kindle Worlds, a way to make money from fan fiction
    Gadgets

    Amazon launches Kindle Worlds, a way to make money from fan fiction

    By 22 May 2013

    Amazon has launched a new initiative for promising authors who love to write about TV shows and other licensed properties they adore. Fan fiction is huge on the net, and is often posted on fan sites for free, but Amazon is offering a royalty scheme for...

  • Sony 13.3-inch E Ink Mobius A4 digital notepad captured on camera (video)
    Gadgets

    Sony 13.3-inch E Ink Mobius A4 digital notepad captured on camera (video)

    By 17 May 2013

    The Sony prototype digital A4 jotter unveiled on Monday has now been captured on video. Designed with university students in mind and planned for a consumer release before March 2014, the 13.3-inch device is the first to use E Ink Mobius, the tech firm's...

  • Sony 13.3-inch e-ink notepad prototype aims to replace paper in universities
    Gadgets

    Sony 13.3-inch e-ink notepad prototype aims to replace paper in universities

    By 13 May 2013

    Sony Japan has revealed a digital paper prototype that it is working on. It's a 13.3-inch slate device with an e-ink touchscreen display and a stylus, so it can be drawn and written on. Its potential, says Sony, is as a replacement in universities for...

  • Microsoft considering $1 billion Nook buyout
    Gadgets

    Microsoft considering $1 billion Nook buyout

    By 9 May 2013

    Microsoft is mulling over the idea of buying the troubled digital assets of eBook reader and tablet brand Nook from owner Barnes & Noble and other investors. The price? A cool $1 billion. According to internal documents obtained by Tech Crunch, the software...

  • Nook Simple Touch plummets in price to £29, GlowLight £69
    Gadgets

    Nook Simple Touch plummets in price to £29, GlowLight £69

    By 30 April 2013

    Barnes & Noble has slashed the prices of its eBook readers and tablets. You can now get the Nook Simple Touch, its touchscreen Kindle rival, for the unbelievably low price of £29. The Nook Simple Touch GlowLight is only £69, down from £109. And the...

  • Kobo Aura HD pictures and hands-on
    Gadgets

    Kobo Aura HD pictures and hands-on

    By 22 April 2013

    Kobo has one of the most complete ecosystems when it comes to reading. With the bookstore, apps and a choice of both E Ink readers and LCD tablets, there are plenty of ways to get reading with Kobo. The Kobo Aura HD is billed as something of an exclusive...

  • Kobo Aura HD has high-resolution 265ppi E Ink display for the discerning reader
    Online

    Kobo Aura HD has high-resolution 265ppi E Ink display for the discerning reader

    By 15 April 2013

    Kobo has launched the limited edition Kobo Aura HD, a new reader device that features a 265ppi E Ink display, making it sharper than rival reader devices. Typically ebook readers haven't been hugely sharp. Many have offered a 800 x 600 pixel resolution,...

  • Plants vs Zombies to become series of children's books and eBooks
    Apps

    Plants vs Zombies to become series of children's books and eBooks

    By 12 April 2013

    Book publisher Penguin Children's has signed a rights deal with PopCap and EA Games to release a series of books and eBooks featuring app sensation Plants vs Zombies. Initially this will result in a Plants vs Zombies Official Guide, sticker book and joke...