A novel e-reader, long thought dead, has risen from the grave.
Polymer Vision, a Philipps spin-off, unveiled the Readius back in 2008 (at right). This was a truly unique device with a 5″ folding E-ink screen. Unfortunately the company lost their funding in 2009. …
I’ve been getting “we’re not dead yet” updates for 18 months now, and I can finally show you the new design. … There’s no word yet on when it will be released, but at least we know it’s still under development.
The Nook Color has always been considered a wannabe Android tablet and the latest update makes the 7–incher more tablet than ereader. Previously, modders opened up the platform to all sorts of Android tomfoolery, allowing users to run nearly stock Android builds that brought email, proper web browsing and apps to the device. Never mind that nonsense, Barnes & Noble just added those features themselves.
(Press Release) Falls Church, Virginia, February 15, 2011—Aptara, a pioneer in digital publishing solutions, announced today that its PXE digital publishing platform has reduced Wiley-Blackwell's turnaround time by more than 75% for six of its medical, pharmaceutical, and physics journals.
It’s difficult to pinpoint the first commercially-successful ebook, but many would give a nod to Stephen King’s novella Riding the Bullet.
During a press event Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show, the newly spun off Motorola Mobility officially unveiled a challenger to the iPad in the form of its Xoom tablet, and showed off new competition for the iPhone.
If successful, a class-action lawsuit will set an ominous precedent for the mobile advertising ecosystem.
Vizio Inc. will introduce a low-cost smartphone and tablet computer using Android software to attract consumers who can’t afford Apple Inc.’s devices.
Like many people, I reacted with a blend of anticipation but skepticism (let's call it skeptitation) when the iPad dropped earlier this year. The hype around technology products, and Apple products in particular, can be overwhelming. I rage against this over-hyping as much as I can, but there is no denying that the iPad has made a significant impact on information providers and their strategies.