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NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight Review

NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight Review

Bedtime reading with an e-paper based ereader has always been something of a throwback: either you leave the lights on, or you clip on a retro-style book light. The alternative until now has been a tablet, though many find that the same bright backlighting which makes screens look great for games, videos and browsing, doesn't work so well for casual reading. Into the fray steps Barnes & Noble with the NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight, an updated version of the original Simple Touch ereader that pairs e-paper with a special frontlight system. Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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E Ink kicks LG Display out of high-tech display team

E Ink kicks LG Display out of high-tech display team

Power struggles amid display manufacturers, as E Ink Holdings (EIH) apparently suspends its fringe-field switching (FFS) LCD panel production agreement with LG Display and instead shifts manufacture to rival CPT. FFS displays are a key rival to the IPS panels that LG Display and others supply Apple for the iPad, promising wide viewing angles among other benefits. In addition to ending the FFS production agreement, EIH will buy back bonds in its Hydis display subsidiary, DigiTimes reports, which LG Display had bought as part of its original agreement back in January 2010.

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World Time Sport E Ink digital watch introduced by Phosphor

World Time Sport E Ink digital watch introduced by Phosphor

Phosphor's delivered us E Ink watches before, by way of the World Time Curved E Ink Watch. But this time, they're giving us the latest and greatest, the E Ink World Time Sport, which introduces a state-of-the-art button-free touch interface that allows the user to switch modes with a simple swipe across the case. The new World Time Sport also boasts a high-contrast E Ink display that is naturally a piece of cake to read in sunlight, much like the screen of the Kindle and other E Ink e-readers.

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Barnes & Noble may launch Nook Color 2 in September

Barnes & Noble may launch Nook Color 2 in September

Barnes & Noble's may be launching a second-generation Nook Color sometime in September, according to sources from the supply side. The Nook Color is one of the only e-readers to offer a simple lightweight e-reader experience as well as some tablet functionality with its color touchscreen LCD display and Android-powered interface capable of web-browsing, email, and apps.

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E Ink hands-on [Video]

E Ink hands-on [Video]

E Ink is best known for the displays on the Kindle and NOOK, but the company has more strings to its bow. We caught up with the company here at IFA 2011 to take a look at the E Ink Triton color epaper display, talk flexible panels and find out how a super-skinny electrophoretic screens can help prevent credit card fraud. Read on for more.

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Amazon registers KindleScribe.com for next e-reader with stylus?

Amazon registers KindleScribe.com for next e-reader with stylus?

Amazon has just registered a new domain name over the weekend that has spawned new speculation of interesting developments ahead for its Kindle e-reader. The KindleScribe.com domain was registered by Amazon.com Holdings on August 20 along with KindleScribes.com for good measure. Both domains have yet to resolve to a landing page that could provide any hints, but the name does bring some excitement.

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Amazon tablet suppliers leak as E Ink flexes FFS display investment

Amazon tablet suppliers leak as E Ink flexes FFS display investment

The pieces of Amazon's Android tablet puzzle continue to coalesce, with the retailer's lengthy parts supplier lists leaking ahead of what's expected to be a commercial launch of two slates later in Q3 2011. As well as NVIDIA's processors, the slates will reportedly use CPT touch sensors, after existing Amazon supplier E Ink - which provides the epaper panels for the Kindle - helped get the display manufacturer's foot in the door.

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E Ink snowboard with giant nose display surfaces at SID 2011

E Ink snowboard with giant nose display surfaces at SID 2011

The E Ink display is a very cool bit of tech. The displays are easy to read in direct sunlight and they need little power to operate. Over the years since the E Ink screen debut, they have found their way into all sorts of devices from eReaders to watches with lots of stuff in between. At SID 2011, a new use for an E Ink screen surfaced and it is a first. The large screen you see there is on the nose of a snowboard. I hope it's rugged.

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Sony shows off flexible color e-paper screen at SID 2011

Sony shows off flexible color e-paper screen at SID 2011

The e-paper screen has some great features that make it ideally suited to the world of eReaders. The tech uses little power allowing the reader to run longer and it is very easy to read outside in direct sunlight. The tech also has some clear limitations too. It's not capable of showing video and most of the screens are black and white only. There are some color offerings in the works from firms like Triton, but the colors are muted compared to an LCD.

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