Category: eReaders

Machines that read eBooks, Business eDocuments, ePapers, etc.

Rupert Murdoch’s Mystery Machine

I’ll say this much. For a guy who once owned a steam-driven car, Rupert Murdoch is an elder statesman of publishing who ain’t afraid of no newfangled gadgets. Go Rupert! He likes the look of Kindle but thinks he can do better, so he’s investing in a company that will build him a device with …

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HOO BOY! This is getting interesting…

I don’t think I have to say more than Fictionwise released an eBook Reader for Blackberry. You can read the story at Mediabistro.com here. With the 50 millionth Blackberry sold in February, that’s one hell of a lot of potential eBook Readers… (and eyeglasses, says one IT wiseguy…) Get the Blackberry Reader here. It’s an early …

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A Monday Grab Bag…

For the first time in a couple weeks, we’re not seeing the Monday morning release of some new device or big business merger of old world Publisher and eBook upstart… So, the Digital Library of Islamic Manuscripts Online is offering 200 Islamic manuscripts for scholars to consult and study. Looks like straight scans, and I’m …

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FREE SONY eBOOK READER

I received this press release late, but there’s still time to get your name into the running. The full release containing contest rules is here. For the chance to win a FREE SONY eBOOK READER: “Interested persons can go to The Wild Rose Press website and purchase any of the books listed by participating authors, …

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Well is it a Netbook, or an eBook Reader?

I’m betting it’s an eBook Reader. More rumblings from the Apple orchard about their Netbook. The full story here at Gizmodo.com. You’ll find similar whispering here at cnet news. They’re saying the same thing there with a bit more filling. We’ve already referenced this before here…that quote about truckloads of books being secretly scanned, yah? …

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Love at First Sight…

But love, like the price of this beauty, can be a bitch. Brother’s SV-100B Bluetooth document viewer will catch your eye and capture your heart. Unfortunately at just under $1,500 it’s a better fit for pre-recession economies…even for corporate clientele. But it’s just so damned beautiful! Read the Engadget.com article featuring specs here, and view …

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BUZZKILL ALERT!

This article about eBooks and eBook Readers from the snooty bastards at Time Magazine got my dander up. Read it here. I don’t offer it to venerate the snobbish tone, but to illustrate the kind of mocking resistance eBook and other technologies face from the establishment. (When I say “establishment” I mean, powers-that-be, status quo… …

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Gadgets and Gizmos out the Ying Yang…

Here’s another interesting piece of machinery that can be applied to the eBook Revolution. Plustek has the BookReader, a device that will scan in printed text (your books) and convert it into a lifelike voice (voice options there…).  At $699 you’ve got to be serious about converting books into MP3 audio files, but the application …

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Newspaper Extinction? Not likely…

You can read it and see it all over the place. But that doesn’t make it true.  This morning CNN had a story  about the loss of newspaper jobs and the approaching demise of the newspaper industry. Watch it below. The powers that be blame the Internet for a decline in profitability due to the loss …

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An Imperfect Reader for an Imperfect World

Here’s a link to a very interesting discussion at Gizmodo.com attempting to explain what is seen as the slow adoption of eBook readers. Their reasons are many and well thought out, but the question remains: Why are the masses not grabbing these things up?

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