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E-ink airline “Bag Tag” to be tested on British Airways

E-ink airline “Bag Tag” to be tested on British Airways

Air travel has its perks, but there are potential downsides as well, such as handing your luggage off to others with the trust that it'll arrive at your destination the same time you do. Although this is usually the case, there are times when luggage ends up straggling behind, or in some instances, completely lost. To help mitigate this, Designworks has partnered with British Airways to create a reusable e-ink luggage tag.

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CST-01 E-ink watch hits Kickstarter goal $200k in 48 hours

CST-01 E-ink watch hits Kickstarter goal $200k in 48 hours

Having been launched on the 8th of January, back when we first got our hands on the unit, the CST-01 E-ink watch's Kickstarter has reached its $200,000 USD funding goal in just two days time. This little gem of a watch is just 0.80mm thin, flexible and ready to be worn by the public right this minute. This is a project launched by CST: Central Standard Timing in collaboration with E-ink, and it's got an amazing 42 days left to go in its first crowd-funding round on Kickstarter when this post is published - it's going places!

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E-ink CST-01 world’s thinnest watch hands-on

E-ink CST-01 world’s thinnest watch hands-on

This week we've gotten the opportunity to have a talk with Sriram K Peruvemba, Chief Marketing Officer of Eink, showing today what's now the world's thinnest watch. This is the CST-01, a Kickstarter project at the moment, coming from the folks at CST (aka Central Standard Timing) and Eink itself, a partnership that'll be delivering the watch to users this year. Have a peek at our talk with Peruvemba in video form here at Showstoppers during CES 2013.

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E-reader sales drop as consumers turn to tablets

E-reader sales drop as consumers turn to tablets

When e-ink screen ereaders first hit the market, there was a mixed bag of feedback; some users loved the combination of technology and readability, others hated the slow refresh rate. Over time, the devices made a significant dent in the market, gave the ebook industry a major boost, and prompted writers to challenge traditional publishing conventions. Now it looks like the device, for better or worse, is already losing its appeal as sales numbers dip.

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The Day of the Cheap Ereaders

The Day of the Cheap Ereaders

Today is the day that you're going to want to purchase one of two ereaders if you've not already done so - and if you want one, of course: both the Nook Simple Touch and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD have had their prices slashed this morning. The oddest thing has happened - two of the biggest competitors in the ereader space have discounted one of their hero devices - imagine that! Of course the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is not even beginning to be the same sort of tablet as the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch when it comes down to it, but they're both on the cut - and in Amazon's case, just for today!

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