Latest e-readers Stories

2011-05-02 14:55:00

By Hannah Hickey, University of Washington A study of how University of Washington graduate students integrated an Amazon Kindle DX into their course reading provides the first long-term investigation of e-readers in higher education. While some of the study's findings were expected "“ students want improved support for taking notes, checking references and viewing figures "“ the authors also found that allowing people to switch between reading styles, and providing the reader...

2011-01-29 00:02:02

Students and teachers are downloading thousands of books based on their individual interests and are discovering the world New York, NY (PRWEB) January 27, 2011 Worldreader.org, a charitable organization whose mission is to bring books to children and families in the developing world, today released initial reading trends from its iREAD pilot study, where 500 students and teachers are using e-readers in six schools in Kade and Adeiso, Ghana. The digital nature of e-books allows large...

2011-01-16 00:23:37

The once-mighty publishing industry has hit hard times. To blame, says Blaine Loomer, is the industry's antiquated business model. He offers a few suggestions on how to revive it"”and promises publishers they're going to "Wubbit"! Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) January 14, 2011 Once upon a time publishing was a hot industry. Today it's at the bottom of the bargain bin. Over the course of just a few years, the $40-billion industry has hit hard times. Most fingers point to the birth of e-books...

2010-12-01 17:39:00

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the National Retail Federation, holiday sales are expected to approach $450 billion this year. The association also reports that more than 47 percent of shoppers plan to buy books for those on their holiday lists. And this year, many will turn to e-readers for the book lover on their lists. "Buying new releases today can be costly, but when you buy the PocketBook e-reader edition, it generates major savings," says...

2010-11-18 07:00:00

MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, and PocketBook International, a manufacturer of E-Ink-based multifunctional devices, today announced that the new series of Pocketbook e-readers will be bundled with ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software. The new series include four premium-class models PocketBook Pro 602 and Pro 902, PocketBook Pro 603 and Pro 903,...

2010-11-04 08:39:00

ABC and ABCi Release Findings of Second Annual Mobile Survey ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Publisher members of the Audit Bureau of Circulations and ABC Interactive are implementing plans for harnessing the mobile market's potential and focusing on strategies that increase revenue from the distribution channel. According to a new survey from ABC and ABCi, "Going Mobile: How Publishers Are Solidifying Strategies and Adapting to the Mobile Market,"...

2010-09-22 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Many consumers are turning to applications (apps) on their smartphones and tablets rather than traditional consumer electronics for their media, entertainment and information needs, according to findings in Deloitte's new "Revolutions 2010" survey, a special "pulse" edition of "The State of the Media Democracy" survey identifying significant trends in consumer adoption of mobile apps, e-readers and 3-D TV. The survey finds that 42 percent of app users...

2010-09-01 06:20:00

Staples Inc. said Tuesday that it will begin selling Amazon's Kindle electronic book readers beginning this fall, becoming the second major retailer to do so. The company said it plans to offer the $139 model of the Kindle, the 3G version and the higher-end Kindle DX at its more than 1,500 stores.  Separately, Borders Group Inc. announced that it would slash prices on some of its e-readers, a move that underscores the competitive intensity within the growing digital books market. Amazon...

2010-08-10 19:26:26

Sleek design and ease of use are just two of the main reasons consumers are increasingly attracted to tablets and e-readers. And these devices are only going to get better -- display technology improvements are on the way.Several e-reader products on the market today use electrophoretic displays, in which each pixel consists of microscopic capsules that contain black and white particles moving in opposite directions under the influence of an electric field. A serious drawback to this...

2010-07-15 02:41:43

Electronic readers (e-readers), those increasingly popular devices that replace ink on paper, may have color displays in the future thanks to new advances in display technology. That's among the topics highlighted in a three-part cover story on electronic materials in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine. C&EN Senior Editor Alex Tullo notes that sales of e-readers, such as Amazon's Kindle and Sony's Reader, are on the rise....

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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