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The reMarkable tablet is original and ambitious, unlike pretty much all the other ones

 Years ago I called for a black and white computer, and that strange desire still lives within me today. While no one has yet taken me up on this amazing idea, the monochrome devices that do exist have improved, yet are still frustratingly limited in their capabilities. That’s why the reMarkable tablet is such a pleasure to me. They went full e-paper. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

June 1st

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Feast your eyes on this 600-DPI e-paper screen

 I have to say, I really like e-paper. And it’s come a long way since the crude early Kindles — nowadays you have e-readers that are as high-resolution as the best phones and iPads. And they’re set to get even better if E-Ink’s latest screens make it into a few products, as I hope they do. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

May 25th

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E Ink brings rich color to ePaper, but not to e-readers

Pencils E Ink, maker of the ePaper displays found in many e-readers (maddening to have three different e prefixes in one sentence, but it’s unavoidable), announced a brand new type of reflective display that can show a huge range of colors — but the tech is only going to be deployed as signage for now. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

May 24th

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Meet Oasis, Amazon’s smaller, lighter, grippier Kindle

kindle1 True to earlier reports, Amazon’s Kindle Oasis is the smallest and lightest Kindle yet and comes with a handle for gripping. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos teased an “all-new, top of the line” Kindle last week and Chinese site Tmall.com sent the e-reader world in a tizzy when it accidentally unveiled details of Kindle’s newest addition to the family on Monday. The site… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

April 13th

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Bezos teases new Kindle hardware for reveal next week

kindle E-readers may not be the most exciting space in tech these days, but some of us still find a place for them in our lives — and it is we happy few whom Jeff Bezos announced, with enthusiasm palpable, that new Kindle hardware is just around the corner. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 4th

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Print Is Back and It’s Trouncing E-Book Sales

Print is not dead. Actually, it’s e-books that are having a rough time right now. The Association of American Publishers says e-book sales slumped about 10 percent in the first five months of 2015.

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Leah Becerra

September 23rd

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Do You Buy Books Anymore?

We’re talking the old-fashioned kind. A “new” Dr. Seuss book, What Pet Should I Get? is cause for rejoicing, and likely the purchase of a paper copy, if you’re into Dr. Seuss. But do you really buy books these days?

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Kaila Hale-Stern

July 22nd

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

The Kindle Paperwhite just updated to a higher resolution screen for the same $120 price. I probably don’t need to tell you it’s better than the last Paperwhite. It definitely is.

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June 26th

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Sony Won’t Make Any More E-Readers

Sony Won't Make Any More E-Readers

Sony was an early and instrumental force in the world of e-reading . But facing stiff competition from the likes of Amazon, it's decided to bow out of the world of digital reading for good.

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Jamie Condliffe

August 6th

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Barnes & Noble, whose Nook e-reader once seemed to be the company’s best shot at survival, said toda

Barnes & Noble, whose Nook e-reader once seemed to be the company's best shot at survival, said today that it will break Nook into a separate public company. The move comes after disappointing Nook sales, especially compared to Amazon's Kindle. [The New York Times]

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Robert Sorokanich

June 25th

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