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Books published on paper are so 1800? Maybe, but Kindle sales have plummeted — shoppers at one UK book retailer have all but stopped buying Amazon’s ebook readers while increasing traditional ink-on-paper books. What’s next, cats and dogs living together? In other news, vinyl record sales are also said to be growing, up by nearly half in 2014 over 2013, wow. The Telegraph (UK) reports that Britain’s largest bookseller Waterstones claims Kindle sales have all…

The 6-inch Kobo Aura is an easy to navigate, lightweight and sleek e-reader. At 174 grams, the Aura weighs less than its competitor, the Kindle Paperwhite, and is thin enough to be comfortably held in one hand. The Wi-fi enabled Aura boasts a collection of over 4 million books, comics and childrens titles in it’s Bookstore. Key Information & Features: PRICE: US $149 RETAILERS: Kobo, Independent Booksellers LANGUAGES: English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese,…

Tucked up in bed but unable to sleep, I turned on my Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, dimmed its LED screen to a comfortable brightness and enjoyed a very pleasant hour of reading. Indeed in the company of the Paperwhite most evenings will be pleasant: it’s fast, it’s responsive, it agrees with the eyes and, of all the ereaders now avaliable, it is very likely the best. What is the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite? Released last year, the…

Our FAA overlords have validated what most travelers have been doing on planes for years — it soon will be “safe” to use most electronic devices not only during regular flight, but also during take off and landing. However, in dazzling display of reason, the new FAA electronics rules still proscribe talking on a cellphone. And, that wasn’t sarcasm — not allowing people to talk on their cellphones during take off and landing is a…

Six months ago, Amazon released X-Ray, the popular IMBd-integrated feature for Kindle Fire users. X-Ray for Movies enhances movie-viewing for subscribers, allowing them to gain more insight into the actors in the film and other movies they’ve appeared in. Since the addition is a hit, Amazon has extended X-Ray into TV shows for Kindle Fire users. Enhanced TV-Viewing for Kindle Fire X-Ray for TV is a convenient way for viewers to learn more about an actor they…

We now have an official Japanese Kindle Fire 8.9 release date as the pre-order for the device goes live. The Kindle Fire 8.9 was released in 2012 for US users but will be released on March 12th for Japanese customers and pre-orders are available as of today. President and CEO of Amazon Japan Jasper Chan said the following about the Kindle Fire 8.9: We are pleased to announce today in Japan the Kindle Fire HD…

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced it was investing in B&N’s Nook line. Since then, rumors have occasionally surfaced about a Windows-powered Nook. When these rumors surfaced in the past, no release dates or timeframes came with them- they were mostly just speculation. Now we have a new rumor from an anonymous source claiming that a special event will introduce a Windows-based Nook at the end of September. According to the source, a conference will b…

While the focus of yesterday’s Amazon media event was squarely on the Kindle Fire HD, the company also announced the Paperwhite – a seriously impressive new $119 eReader. The Kindle Paperwhite is a frontlit E-Ink reader with a 1024 x 768 pixel display – that’s 212 pixels per inch, a 62 percent increase on the previous Amazon Kindle. It’s also the first eReader to feature capacitve touch, rather than infrared touch, which makes for more…