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Kobo Nia is a new entry-level backlit eReader

Kobo Nia is a new entry-level backlit eReader

Being confined indoors most of the time has resulted in a rise in the consumption of digital content but it isn't just videos and games that have suddenly become even more popular than ever before. Without easy access to libraries and bookstores, bookworms have taken to eBooks to get their fix. And because most people are on tight budgets, Kobo is launching a new no-frills eReader that knows a trick or two to help you read your favorite books wherever, whenever.

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Hisense colored E-ink phone is coming next week

Hisense colored E-ink phone is coming next week

If 5G was the common feature that most smartphone makers were touting last year, this year's theme seems to revolve around the screen once more. No, not some punch-hole cutout, in-display sensor, or even curved edges. Many if not all high-end phones boast of 90Hz refresh rates or even higher. In a sea of such advanced handsets, Hisense's next phone will stand out from the crowd with an almost opposite kind of innovation, bringing the world's first slow refresh rate smartphone with a colored electronic paper display.

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7.5-inch e-paper display gets both data and power from NFC

7.5-inch e-paper display gets both data and power from NFC

There has been a small but prominent rise in interest in e-paper technologies like E-Ink due to their simplicity, energy-efficiency, and extensibility. Tablets and even phones using this kind of display are no longer unheard of, though rare, and that represents just one innovation in that field. Another, courtesy of a company named "Waveshare" is looking into how digital paper screens can operate without any batteries. All they will need is an NFC receiver.

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reMarkable 2 e-paper tablet slims down the doodler’s notepad replacement

reMarkable 2 e-paper tablet slims down the doodler’s notepad replacement

E-paper tablet reMarkable has returned with a second-generation slate, with the reMarkable 2 an even slimmer, longer lasting paper notepad alternative. Unlike almost about all other tablets on the market today, reMarkable 2 doesn't use an LCD or OLED touchscreen. Instead, it relies on a low-power E Ink panel, much like a Kindle ereader.

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Hisense color E-Ink phone could offer a different cure for phone addiction

Hisense color E-Ink phone could offer a different cure for phone addiction

We are too glued to our screens and yet almost all the solutions being offered mostly involve quitting cold turkey with a dumber than dumb phone. That may no longer be that practical in this day and age but that doesn't mean there isn't an answer. One answer could come in the form of phones using colored e-paper displays such as the one shown off by Hisense at CES 2020. This phone, which is a significant step up from regular E-Ink displays, could offer a perfect balance of utility and simplicity that could keep people off their phones.

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New Kindle Oasis (2019) adds screen warmth control to save your eyes

New Kindle Oasis (2019) adds screen warmth control to save your eyes

Amazon's flagship ereader, the Kindle Oasis, is getting another update, adding a color-adjustable front light for its new e-ink display. Now in its third generation, the slender ereader carries over the style - and the waterproofing - of its predecessor, the second-gen Oasis launched in late 2017.

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E Ink JustWrite makes any surface ‘digital writing enabled’

E Ink JustWrite makes any surface ‘digital writing enabled’

The folks at E Ink have a new sort of film that'll enable digital writing on a wide variety of new devices. This film is like a plastic sheet - sort of - and can be applied to any surface to create a simple electronic paper experience. Once installed, this material allows writing that'll stay in-place for an indefinite amount of time - and can be removed with a single tap of a button.

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Lenovo Yoga Book C930 hands-on: Dual E Ink and LCD delight

Lenovo Yoga Book C930 hands-on: Dual E Ink and LCD delight

A good idea can turn into a great one if you stick with it, and happily Lenovo has done just that with the new Yoga Book C930. Building on the innovative but flawed idea of the original Yoga Book in 2016, this second-generation model addresses the most common complaints, throwing in a second, E Ink display, upgrading the processor, and generally making for a much more flexible - and thus useful - ultraportable.

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Lenovo Yoga Book 2 previews E Ink keyboard

Lenovo Yoga Book 2 previews E Ink keyboard

Lenovo has a second-generation Yoga Book 2 coming later in the year, the company has teased, and chip partner Intel may have given us a big preview with its Tiger Rapids reference design. Revealed at Computex 2018 this week, the dual-screen ultraportable is Intel's vision of what its new 8th Generation Core processor can do when paired with both traditional displays and E Ink panels.

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Sony’s Digital Paper Tablet finally gets a version you might use

Sony’s Digital Paper Tablet finally gets a version you might use

When most of us think of e-ink devices, we probably think of something small like one of Amazon's Kindles. Sony took a different approach with its DPT-RP1 tablet, which features a display as large as a standard sheet of A4 paper and is meant for more than reading eBooks. This tablet was instead meant for the professional world, targeting occupations that handle a large number of documents, such as lawyers or doctors.

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Light Phone 2 adds messaging to super-simple anti-smartphone

Light Phone 2 adds messaging to super-simple anti-smartphone

The Light Phone is back, and it's loosening its "naught but calls" policy to embrace the fact that not everybody likes to talk. Freshly announced today, the Light Phone 2 sets minimalistic simplicity as its lodestar: a black & white E Ink touchscreen, a few simple services, and a design more akin to a stack of credit cards than a phone. Rather than trying to replace your iPhone or Galaxy entirely, the idea is that there'll be times you don't want everything a smartphone can offer tempting you from your pocket or purse.

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YotaPhone 3 announcement shows a true dual screen phone

YotaPhone 3 announcement shows a true dual screen phone

You’d have to be crazy to announce a new smartphone at the same time as a high-profile Samsung product. But, then again, Russian smartphone maker Yota was already deemed unorthodox when it slapped an e-paper display on the back of one. Now the company is back with the third gen YotaPhone, just YOTA in some markets, and its squarely aiming the two-faced smartphone at a younger generation that is happily discovering the joys of reading. Even if it’s on a minuscule screen.

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