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An Open Source eReader That’s Free of Corporate Restrictions Is Exactly What I Want Right Now

I get it. The Kindle and its ability to shop for and instantly buy books anywhere using wifi or Whispernet are incredibly convenient, and it’s what’s made Amazon’s hardware the obvious choice for consuming ebooks. But supporting awful companies like Amazon is getting harder and harder if you were born with a conscience, and right about now, an open source ebook reader, free of corporate restrictions, sounds like the perfect Kindle alternative. Read More >>

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CES 2020: E Ink’s New Electronic Paper Could Finally Bring Colour to the Kindle

E Ink not only weathered the arrival of the tablet (many predicted the iPad would kill off electronic paper ebook readers), it continues to thrive. But not as just a way to slap a low-power backup screen on laptops and smartphones. Today E Ink unveiled its next-generation electronic paper that could finally bring a welcome splash of colour to devices like the Amazon Kindle. Read More >>

IFA 2019: Here’s a Cheaper Alternative to the Kindle Oasis

We’ve mentioned it before, but here’s a gentle reminder: Amazon isn’t the only company making ereaders. Sure, Amazon has a huge chunk of the market for ebooks, and its ereaders sync seamlessly with Amazon’s services creating an addictive and difficult-to-escape ecosystem. But other companies make great ereaders that are worth considering if you’re a bookworm. The new Kobo Libra H2O is a great example. This asymmetrical ereader will give you deja vu if you’ve been coveting the pricey Kindle Oasis. Best of all, at $170 (£140), it’s $100 less than the comparable Kindle Oasis (without special offers). Read More >>

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Is Just a Delight

I’ve been using successive iterations of the Kindle Paperwhite for five years now, and yes, the new one is better than the ones that came before. It’s slightly smaller, and slightly lighter, and even a little bit brighter too. Plus it’s waterproof! Read More >>

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Kindle Master

The Kindle e-reader has been with us in one form or another since 2007, and it’s still going strong. It’s a super simple device, and for most people, that’s a huge part of its appeal. But don’t let its simplicity fool you into thinking there aren’t any interesting tweaks you can make to your beloved e-reader. Here are 10 of our favourite Kindle tweaks that make reading anywhere even easier. Read More >>

Kindle Paperwhite Review (2015): The E-Reader You Should Buy

The Kindle Paperwhite just updated to a higher resolution screen for the same £110 price. I probably don’t need to tell you it’s better than the last Paperwhite. It definitely is. Read More >>

The Best Device for Reading is Still the Phone in Your Pocket

For long-time book lovers, reading on an electronic device can be disorienting experience. The most obvious choice for those going down the e-book path is a device like the Kindle, completely and utterly dedicated to emulating the traditional experience of reading. I've been seduced by the promise of an e-reader many-a-time, but I always find myself reaching for that device never not at my side—my smartphone. Read More >>

Read in the Tub? The Waterproof Kobo Aura H2O Might be for You

We love a waterproofed Kindle, and we put one through hell, but that's an aftermarket mod, not a feature that comes standard. If you want waterproofed reading on the cheap(er), the new Kobo Aura H2O is for you. Read More >>

Folding OLED Displays Could Make a Bendy, Bright Kindle Someday

Well, e-ink, you've had a great run. You showed us that reading on electronic displays could be just as enjoyable as paper, and somehow you thrived in a world of colour-screen tablets. But with these new OLED displays that can be folded up like a magazine, your days could finally be numbered. Read More >>

Barnes & Noble and Samsung Team Up for New Nook Device

Remember how Barnes and Noble said it was going to give up on its Nook tablets? Well they are back! As branded Samsung Galaxy Tabs. Samsung and Barnes & Noble just signed an agreement to bring the Nook software and name to a version of the seven-inch Galaxy Tab 4. Hooray? Read More >>

Kobo Has Three Tablets and a Smaller Aura E-reader for Your Plastic Pile

Kobo's been busy updating and refreshing its e-reader and tablet range, with four newly invigorated and resized devices set to arrive over the next month or so. Read More >>

Eight Uses for Your Outdated iPad

With iPad Air 2 pre-orders starting today, you might be ready to kick your old tablet to the curb. But when the march of technology sends your slate to the junk drawer, don't just sell it off. Recycle it into a high-powered specialist device. Read More >>

Say Goodbye to Qualcomm’s Magic Mirasol Displays

Qualcomm announced that it's shutting things down in the Mirasol screen department. The e-reader displays, which can show colour and can be read in direct sunlight, were apparently too difficult to manufacture and install in tablets. Read More >>

Fuji Xerox Has Made a Colour E-Paper That Doesn’t Need a Filter

There's good news for those hoping for a future with bright rainbow-hued e-ink screens—Fuji Xerox has developed a colour e-paper that doesn't need a colour filter. Read More >>