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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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Cyberbook Odyssey HD FrontLight stakes claim on Euro e-reader market

Cyberbook Odyssey HD FrontLight stakes claim on Euro e-reader market

It would appear that the honor of being the lightest e-reader on the planet has been claimed by Bookeen and their new Cyberbook Odyssey HD FrontLight, complete with E-Ink HD display and the 6th generation since the start of the line. This device will be launched in November starting in Europe and the folks at Bookeen have made it clear that they're coming for Amazon's lunch, noting their power in a single sentence: "Since 1998, Bookeen has been the European champion in digital reading years before Amazon entered the market."

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Sony Reader PRS-T2 Review

Sony Reader PRS-T2 Review

To many, the war of the eReaders is between Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Though Sony has never managed to get quite as big as either of those two companies in the eReader space, it’s back with a new Reader and looking to become a serious contender. Does Sony’s Reader PRS-T2 help the company stand out in the bigger picture, or does it fall flat in a sea of eReaders vying for your attention, and more importantly, your dollar? Read on to find out.

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Amazon leaks tablet plans with propaganda poster

Amazon leaks tablet plans with propaganda poster

It would seem that Amazon's newest internal mantra is "loose lips sink ships" as a propaganda poster - likely one of many - has been photographed and send in to the tech press the company is hoping to avoid. Send in to TechCrunch by what we must assume is an Amazon employee is this photo of a poster which shows a couple of lock-headed characters speaking about a Time Machine that Amazon will be releasing in the future - above them sits a thief/villain tech reporter who appears to have collected their secret speech and published it immediately thereafter. "A Secure Amazon Begins With YOU" encourages the poster.

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Nook heads to UK to convert e-reading nation

Nook heads to UK to convert e-reading nation

It's time for Barnes and Noble to make an effort to cross the sea as their Nook lineup is ready and willing to spread across the entirety of the UK this summer. The company has been working with a variety of UK retailers and has struck a collection of deals to stock several models of the Nook e-reader tablet lineup this Fall. Starting in mid-October the Nook Simple Touch as well as the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight will be popping up both online and in physical shops across the nation.

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