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Sony’s Beautiful E-Ink Tablet Made Me Feel Great Joy, Disappointing Frustration

If you’re a book worm, there’s a good chance you’ve upgraded to an e-ink device like Amazon’s Kindle to make it easier to wrangle your library. But what about the other paper you’re buried in? Will e-ink one day be a substitute for all the notepads and sticky notes strewn across your desk? Two companies want to replace every last scrap of paper in your life: reMarkable, whose tablet we reviewed last year, and Sony, whose Digital Paper tablet is a stunning piece of hardware that’s just a software overhaul away from becoming my perfect paper replacement. Read More >>

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Lenovo’s Dual-Screen Yoga Book Is Painfully Close to a Breakthrough

Laptops haven’t changed much since 2012. Sure, they’re a bit sleeker, more powerful, and have slightly better battery lives. But after Microsoft conjured up the original Surface with its kickstand and detachable keyboard in 2012, it’s largely been five plus years of iterative improvements. That doesn’t mean companies aren’t trying though, because if you’ve been paying to systems like Apple’s MacBook Pro with Touch Bar or Asus’ ZenBook Pro 15 with Screenpad, all these companies are working towards the same thing: a dual-screen laptop. But even when considering Apple and Asus’ efforts, the company that’s currently the closest to achieving this is Lenovo, and with the new Yoga Book C930, it feels like Lenovo is so close to a breakthrough. Read More >>

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The reMarkable E Ink Tablet Is Way Too Good For Its Software (and Price)

Do you remember when everyone thought the arrival of the iPad heralded the demise of E Ink-based devices? Even yours truly far prefers the experience of reading books on the bright, full-colour LCD display of the iPad Mini. Consequently I’ve spent a lot of time questioning the need for e-ink devices like Amazon Kindle. But at CES last month I had an abrupt change of heart. It was there I was able to try out the reMarkable tablet for the first time, and after playing with it for a few minutes, I was excited at the thought of finally being able to go completely paperless; no more notebooks, no more misplaced scraps of paper, and no more sticky notes. I immediately begged them to loan me a unit to review, and after nearly two weeks with it I’m still in love—even if I know this thing has big problems. Read More >>

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Graphene E-Readers Could Be Much Sturdier

I love my Kindle, but mostly because of Amazon’s warranty. In five years of owning Kindles, I have broken three, all entirely because of user error that involved a sharp force to the unyielding e-ink display. A new tech from China promises to put a stop to all that. Read More >>

sony
We Hope Sony’s Sleek Universal E -Ink Remote Hits the West

Sony’s latest quirky product to emerge from its First Flight crowdfunding platform is this sleek universal remote. Called Huis — pronounce it “house” — the e-ink device is designed to be a fully customisable tool to control an entire home. Read More >>

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Can Lenovo’s E-Ink Smartband Out-Pebble the Pebble?

Smartwatches are great when their batteries aren't dying on you. That's what makes Pebble one of the best. But Lenovo is trying to creep in on that territory too, with its new Android-friendly e-ink smartband: The Vibe Band VB10. Read More >>

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Animated Ads are Coming to Supermarket Checkout Dividers, Enjoy!

Say it isn't so. Supermarkets are already a non-stop barrage of ads and signage trying to convince you to buy things, but soon that will even include those simple plastic dividers we use to separate our groceries on the checkout conveyor belts. Is nothing sacred? Read More >>

design
This Mug’s Customisable e-Ink Display is Powered by Hot Coffee

If there are kids in your future, so is one of those mugs with a picture of your children on it. But wouldn't it be great if that image could be updated as they grow up? That's exactly what the Muki mug from Paulig promises, thanks to an e-Ink display powered by your piping hot coffee. Read More >>

phones
Tempted by the Crazy Twin-Screened YotaPhone at £419?

The maker of the dual-display YotaPhone has managed to resist charging twice the price of other mobiles for its innovative phone, setting the UK RRP of the twin-screened smartphone at £419. If you're bored of the endless Samsungs, it does at least offer something quite different to prod. Read More >>

gadgets
A Giant e-Ink Digital Clock Powered By a Tiny Watch Battery

The biggest advantage to e-ink display technology is its incredible battery life. It means your Kindle can flip through book after book before needing a charge, and it allows this gorgeous digital wall clock to run for months on just a single cell-sized watch battery. Read More >>

phones
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 >>

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E-Ink Smartphone Flip Covers Are a Wonderful Idea

Despite being relatively primitive devices compared to the phones and tablets we all carry, the strength of e-ink displays have kept dedicated ereaders on the market for a lot longer than many had predicted. And at IFA, companies like Alcatel and PocketBook were demoing smartphone flip covers enhanced with an extra e-ink display complementing their primary touchscreens. Read More >>

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This NFC-Powered Bonus E-Ink Display for Your Phone Needs No Batteries

No matter what you're doing at a computer, two displays are always better than one, and that could soon be true for your mobile devices as well. Prototypes of dual-display smartphones have already been demonstrated, but researchers have now revealed a wireless second display for your mobile devices that magically sucks the minimal power it requires from a wireless NFC connection. Read More >>

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Kobo Aura HD Review: A Beautiful Reader Screen Trapped in an Ugly Body

Everyone loves a pretty screen. The Kobo Aura HD is aiming to lead that charge in the ereader space. Armed with a best-in-class screen and an unusually powerful processor under the hood, the Aura HD tries its best to be a real luxury reader. It doesn't quite make it. Read More >>