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New Kindle tipped to be thinner, have a battery case

New Kindle tipped to be thinner, have a battery case

It has been almost a year since Amazon put out a new Kindle model, the $119 Paperwhite, and you might think that ebook readers have more or less reached their perfection. No quite, if this latest insider tip is to be believed. Hot on the heels of Jeff Bezos' teaser announcement of an upcoming new Kindle, insider sources are dropping hints on what will make this latest addition to the family interesting. Those sources claim that this new Kindle will be the thinnest Kindle yet. But, it might compromise on the battery in the process.

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Amazon’s new Kindle flagship due next week says CEO

Amazon’s new Kindle flagship due next week says CEO

Amazon is readying a new flagship Kindle ereader, CEO Jeff Bezos has unexpectedly revealed, which will be detailed in full next week. News of the new device came on Bezos' Twitter today, with the ereader described as "all-new" and "top of the line", though no technical details were shared.

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Amazon finally gives the Kindle home screen an upgrade

Amazon finally gives the Kindle home screen an upgrade

These days, tablets and smartphones are all the rage. But despite the number of these devices with colored screens, the faithful ebook reader has never gone out of fashion. At least the devices haven't. Their home screens, on the other hand, might need a show of love or two or more. Amazon is finally giving its Kindle ereaders some much needed attention. Without changing much of the reading experience, Amazon is tweaking the home screen and adding much desired features that make it easier and quicker to get to the content or controls that you want.

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Czur scanner lets you create a custom digital library

Czur scanner lets you create a custom digital library

Bookworms who like to be able to keep all of their favorite books on a digital reader, but don’t want to buy all of their favorite print titles over to get them in digital versions can take advantage of the Czur scanner. The scanner is made specifically for scanning their books and documents in printed or written form into the digital world.

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White 6-inch Kindle now available in the UK

White 6-inch Kindle now available in the UK

The white 6-inch Amazon Kindle has been around in Japan and China for a while now, but was offered nowhere outside of those countries. In other parts of the world, we had only the black Kindle as an option. That has now changed with Amazon offering the white Kindle to buyers in the UK. Fans of the white color in the US and other countries are still stuck with the black version only.

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Barnes & Noble Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK launched

Barnes & Noble Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK launched

Barnes & Noble has launched a new NOOK reading device, but it’s not the kind you might expect — rather than offering an e-ink display and dedicated reading functionality, the new NOOK comes from Samsung, and by all accounts is a sleek powerhouse of a tablet. It comes with a big price tag (relatively speaking) to match, but gives readers the option to browse magazines in full color and play with entertainment apps.

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Kobo Touch 2.0 suddenly appears, not much has changed

Kobo Touch 2.0 suddenly appears, not much has changed

Kobo isn't exactly swimming in cash when it comes to its hardware. In fact, it has decided to scrap its Android-based tablets, the Kobo Arc line, in favor of an Android app instead. That leaves it with time and resources to focus on the hardware that probably matters most to its customers: e-ink readers. Following the Glo HD that it unveiled last April, Kobo has mysteriously put out a version 2.0 of its baseline Kobo Touch reader but with seemingly little to differentiate it from its predecessor.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review (2015) – Middle child syndrome

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review (2015) – Middle child syndrome

If you’re only going to do one thing, you need to do it really, really well, so the stakes are high for Amazon’s 2015 Kindle Paperwhite. Slotting in-between the $79 Kindle and the well-esteemed - but, at $199, expensive - Kindle Voyage, the $119 Paperwhite now gets a 300 dpi E Ink screen not to mention new software intended to make reading more immersive. Question is, does the new Kindle suffer from middle-child syndrome, or has Amazon managed to eclipse not only its entry-level ereader but its flagship. too?

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Barnes and Noble nixing Nook store for users outside US and UK

Barnes and Noble nixing Nook store for users outside US and UK

After some troubling signs, Barnes and Noble has made it official: it’s going to be dropping many of its customers, namely those living outside of the United States and the United Kingdom. This concerns the Nook aspect of Barnes and Nobles’ business, and will be taking place early next month. It’s a somewhat surprising move, given that Barnes and Noble previously offered the Nook in 40 countries including most of Europe, Australia, and Canada. Now only those located in the US and the UK will get access beyond August 7.

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Amazon adds Instant Previews for Kindle shares

Amazon adds Instant Previews for Kindle shares

Amazon has expanded Kindle users’ ability to converse about their favorite literature, announcing what it calls Instant Previews. With Instant Previews, a Kindle user can share recommendations and quotes from Kindle books to individual friends, and those on the receiving end will then be given “instant” access to a free preview of that book. It'll come in handy for book lovers who often share recommendations among themselves, but ultimately serves to benefits Amazon as it ropes in new customers.

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Amazon’s 300dpi Kindle Paperwhite is testing my ereader loyalties

Amazon’s 300dpi Kindle Paperwhite is testing my ereader loyalties

It can be tough being the middle child, but Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite is having its moment in the sun by copying the best parts of its more expensive sibling. Revamped today, the new Paperwhite gets a 300dpi e-paper display like the Kindle Voyage we reviewed last October, as well as Amazon's new typesetting engine and the company's specially-created font, Bookerly. While the refreshed Kindle Paperwhite isn't expected to ship until the end of June, but I've been playing with one in advance.

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It’s time to give these gadgets a try

It’s time to give these gadgets a try

Technology's here and it's there, and if you'll forgive the Dr. Seuss-ism, it's everywhere. You cannot avoid it, even if you haven't tried some aspect of it for yourself. Odds are high you've at least a little technology in your personal life, but haven't found a use for some of the latest and greatest gadgets of the modern world. It's time for that to end. Innovation is happening faster than ever, and if you don't get on board soon you'll get left behind. It's time to give these gadgets a try if you haven't yet.

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