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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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Folding OLED Displays Could Make a Bendy, Bright Kindle Someday

Folding OLED Displays Could Make a Bendy, Bright Kindle Someday

Well, e-ink, you've had a great run. You showed us that reading on electronic displays could be just as enjoyable as paper, and somehow you thrived in a world of color-screen tablets. But with these new OLED displays that can be folded up like a magazine, your days could finally be numbered.

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Andrew Liszewski

June 6th

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This Is the Navy’s New e-Reader For Its Submarine Crews

This Is the Navy's New e-Reader For Its Submarine Crews

The Navy doesn't allow its personnel to uses iPads or Kindles—they're too risky—but there's a limit to how many books you can squeeze onto a submarine. So it's developed its own super-secure digital reader for use aboard underwater vessels.

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Jamie Condliffe

May 7th

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