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Parents Rejoice! Sesame Workshop Has Made 110 Sesame Street eBooks Free

If your recent transition to working from home every day was made all the more challenging with a house full of kids not able to go to school, Big Bird and his Sesame Street gang are offering a little relief by making 110 ebooks for kids absolutely free on all the major online book platforms. Read More >>

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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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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 >>

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The Kobo Aura One’s a LOT Cheaper Than the Kindle Oasis, if Nothing Else

Any of you who fall into that small category of caring about eReaders that aren’t Kindles may be interested to hear that Kobo has just revealed the Aura ONE, a £189.99 high-end model that’s arriving on September 6th. Read More >>

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Kobo Aura H2O Review: A Gorgeous, Waterproof Screen That Nobody Needs

The new waterproof Kobo Aura H2O is a £140 eReader, and a commendable effort, but unfortunately for Kobo, the Kindle will be keeping its crown for the time being. Read More >>

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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 >>

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Mass of Sick Self-Published Porn Pulled From Amazon, WHSmith and Kobo Book Stores

Publicity surrounding the discovery of stacks of sick self-published erotic novels has resulted in Amazon, WHSmith and Barnes & Nobles pulling a range of amateur sex ebooks, said to include horrific incest and rape porn fiction that was popping up in uncensored search listings. Read More >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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Would More “HD” Make You Buy an E-Reader?

For those of you who can no longer deal with standard definition e-ink displays, Kobo finally has the answer. The Canadian e-reader manufacturer has unleashed the Aura HD e-reader with a eye-bleedingly 265 dpi-crisp display. That's 20 per cent denser than Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite, but does anyone really care? Read More >>

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5 Ways Ereaders Are Still Better Than Tablets

The Age of the Ereader is drawing to an close. That's the drumbeat this week, after iSuppli pegged the year-over-year decline of reader sales at a staggering 36 per cent. It makes sense; why get a fuddy little Kobo when there are cheap Kindle Fires aplenty to be had? Turns out, plenty of reasons. Tablets are great, sure. But ereaders — in so many ways —are even better. Here's why. Read More >>

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Kobo Arc and Kobo Glo: Can a Tablet and eReader From an Underdog Upstage Amazon?

Despite its relative success in the US, the Nook eReader and tablet from Barnes and Noble have often been viewed as underdog devices trying to go up against the Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire. So imagine the position that Kobo is in with its 6-inch Kobo Glo eReader and 7-inch Kobo Arc Android tablet. Yep. Read More >>

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ASDA Undercuts Amazon’s Kindle With £67 Kobo E-Reader

We saw the Kobo Wi-Fi launch with WH Smith in the UK, but now ASDA has taken the fight to Amazon's Kindle, at least on price. At £67 the Kobo Wi-Fi is £12 cheaper than Amazon's Kindle, although it's both heavier and of questionably lower quality. But if you're looking for a cheap E-Ink-packing reader for Christmas, at £67 you won't find much better for less -- in-store and online come Friday. Read More >>

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WHSmith Unveils Kobo Vox Android-Powered Colour LCD “Social” Ereader For the UK

In another attempt to make itself relevant again, WHSmith has launched a colour ereader-come-tablet, the Kobo Vox. The 7-inch colour slate packs 8GB of storage, is powered by an 800MHz processor and runs Gingerbread with access to the Android Market. Read More >>

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WH Smith Launching Kobo, Another Entirely Unnecessary E-Reader

UK magazine, sweeties and celebrity autobiography retailer WH Smith has signed a deal with Canadian e-reader company Kobo, which will see the high street chain selling its e-reader over here, complete with access to "2.2m titles". Read More >>