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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: Lenovo Can’t Quit Putting E-Ink Screens in Things, and It’s Awesome

First, Lenovo made a dual-screen laptop that had a normal LCD on top, and an e-ink touchscreen where its keyboard would normally be. It was a bit awkward, but also very cool. Now, at CES 2020, Lenovo has announced a new ThinkBook with a regular screen up top and an e-ink screen on its lid. Read More >>

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The New Fire HD 10 is Amazon’s First Gadget with USB-C

To date, every Kindle Amazon has ever made featured a micro USB port. The same goes for all of Amazon’s Fire tablets. But all that is about to change with the new Fire HD 10 tablet, Amazon’s first homegrown gadget with USB-C. Read More >>

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Amazon’s New Kindle Oasis: Easier on the Eyes, Still a Pain in the Wallet

No one needs a £230 ereader, but the Kindle Oasis is often good enough that you can convince yourself otherwise. Its display and backlight are better than average, and its asymmetrical design is purpose-constructed for the avid reader. Though it’s got its detractors, I’ve always liked it. I read a lot, and I love ereaders. Spending £110 more than I need to for the very best has felt like the kind of luxury I can safely budget for. The third generation of the Kindle Oasis, which isn’t very different from the last generation apart from having a backlight with adjustable warmth. So you might feel you can budget for this one as well. Read More >>

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Amazon’s New Light-Up Kindle Costs Just £70

Amazon's just unveiled its latest Kindle, and it's a bit of a bargain. Read More >>

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Amazon Just Knocked £20 off the New Kindle Paperwhite

October saw Amazon release a brand new Kindle Paperwhite, and it's a delightful device according to our official review. While some people might feel sceptical of buying a dedicated device for ebooks, Amazon would very much like it if you bought one anyway. To that end it's knocked off £20 to try and entice naysayers, even though the device has barely been out two months. Read More >>

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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 >>

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Amazon Has an All-New Kindle Paperwhite On the Way

It's been about 11 years since Amazon released the very first Kindle, which was a time when having a dedicated book-gadget made sense. Now we have smartphones that are the size of tablets, and also tablets that are the size of computer screens, which may make an e-reader feel as redundant as a handheld video camera or a Walkman. But Amazon doesn't think that way, and has announced there's an upgraded Kindle Paperwhite on the way. Read More >>

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Looks Like the Kindle Voyage Has Reached the End of Its Journey

For a few years, the Voyage was Amazon’s flagship e-reader. While it was never cheap, its 300 PPI resolution and fantastic design often made it a better buy even after Amazon released the first Kindle Oasis in 2016. However, it seems time and the emergence of the second-generation Kindle Oasis have put an end to the Kindle Voyage’s run, because after supplies of Kindle Voyages dried up in the US, UK, and other major Amazon portals, it seems like the Voyage is being discontinued. Read More >>

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This Page-Turning Kindle Contraption Is Straight Out of Rick and Morty

Not since Rick and Morty’s butter-passing robot has there been a more hyper-specific, purpose-built device than perhaps Alex Mikes’ automatic Kindle page turner. Instead of having to raise his arm to tap the edge of the screen while reading in bed, a simple click of a wireless remote makes the attached contraption do all of that hard work for him. Read More >>

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This Guy Figured Out How to Turn an Old Kindle Into the Perfect Clock for Book Nerds

If that drawer full of neglected, outdated gadgets in your desk happens to include a Kindle, Jaap Meijers has come up with a clever way to put it back into service. His girlfriend, an avid reader and English literature teacher, wanted a clock for their living room, so Meijers hacked an older model Kindle to display the time using actual literary quotes. Read More >>

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The New Kindle Oasis is the Best Ereader of All Time, But Is It Worth It?

I’m not terribly fussy about how I read. I used an old Kindle Keyboard until a stray pen in my backpack broke its display, and I’ve long happily used a Paperwhite without so much as considering the fancier Kindles Amazon has released since I got it back in 2013. Hell, half the time I’m just reading on the Kindle smartphone app for a few minutes here and there between glances at my email. So the new Kindle Oasis, the company’s most advanced reading gadget yet, is not designed for me. But goddamn, it’s great. Read More >>

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Amazon’s New Kindle Oasis Syncs Audible With Kindle And Safely Works In The Bath

Amazon has today revealed an updated Kindle Oasis - featuring a bigger screen, support for audiobooks and waterproofing to IPX8 standard - meaning that you can now read your book by the pool or in the bath, meaning that you can read while bathing in actual oasis, and everything will be fine. Read More >>

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Prime Reading Promises Thousands of Books and Comics for Amazon High Rollers

People who willingly pay the Amazon Tax have another thing to be happy about today, with the UK division of the sales giant launching its Prime Reading offering. Read More >>

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Author Wins Priceless Gift of Amazon Promotion for Christmas

An author who entered an Amazon competition to find a new Christmas story book is luxuriating in the glow of some extreme nationwide digital channel promotion, as her book fires off for free to Kindle and Fire devices across the country. Read More >>