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Amazon Kindle anniversary discount shaves $30 off price

Amazon Kindle anniversary discount shaves $30 off price

Amazon has discounted the cost of certain Kindle models in celebration of the device's 10th anniversary, a milestone for the popular ereader. The original Kindle device -- angular, ugly, but popular enough to revolutionize the publishing industry -- was released a decade ago as of next month. The celebration has started early, though.

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A Kindle Audible audiobook update is coming

A Kindle Audible audiobook update is coming

Amazon may have a brand new Kindle flagship to tempt you with today, but the company also has the promise of some firmware updates to give existing ereader owners something new to play with. Alongside the new Kindle Oasis (2017) there's also the promise of new software for some of the older models. Depending on which you have, that'll add features like Audible audiobook support, and new display options.

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New Kindle Oasis (2017) adds big screen and waterproofing, cuts price

New Kindle Oasis (2017) adds big screen and waterproofing, cuts price

Amazon's Kindle Oasis has had a reboot, boosting screen size, adding audiobook support, and gaining waterproofing, all while cutting the price. The new Kindle Oasis 2017 keeps the asymmetric form-factor of its predecessor but does away with that model's removable battery cover. Instead, Amazon has managed to squeeze sufficient power into just the slender ereader itself.

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“Fist of the North Star” ebook tries hard to be a paperback

“Fist of the North Star” ebook tries hard to be a paperback

Ebooks have been around for around a decade now and although they have become a force to be reckoned with, they never really made paper books go extinct. Especially in Japan, where, unlike their Western counterparts, comics, more popularly known around the world as “manga”, continue to be enjoyed in their original paper format. One Japanese company is trying to change that by combining the best of both worlds into an ebook reader that can be used to read one and only one content: 18 volumes of “Hokuto no Ken”, or “Fist of the North Star”.

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Kobo Aura H2O is an e-ink ereader that you can take in the pool

Kobo Aura H2O is an e-ink ereader that you can take in the pool

The company Rakuten Kobo has announced the launch of a new e-ink ereader called Kobo Aura H2O, a model that is obviously intended to handle water, hence its name. The Aura H2O is waterproof to depths of up to 2 meters in water for up to an hour at a time, meaning you can take it with you in the pool this summer and not worry about ruining it with an accidental bump into the water. In addition to its waterproof construction, the Kobo features a 6.8-inch display, sporty design, and more.

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Amazon’s next Kindle could be waterproof

Amazon’s next Kindle could be waterproof

With a number of different releases over the past decade, you'd think there isn't much more Amazon could do to refine the Kindle formula. Making that assumption is where we're apparently wrong, as a new leaked image shows off what's said to be a new Kindle with one major feature. According to the person who found this image, the next Kindle will be waterproof.

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As Sony teams with E-Ink, we wait for awesome device releases

As Sony teams with E-Ink, we wait for awesome device releases

This week the folks at Sony have announced a joint venture with the brand E-Ink, resulting in a team-up the likes of which could be huge. This is not a rumor, it's a real-deal announcement from both Sony and E-Ink, and it's part of a timeline that's unfolding in Sony's device collection as we speak. This is not the first time Sony has dabbled in E-Ink devices - not by a long shot - but it could be a sign of odd and awesome gadgets to come.

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Amazon Kindle 1st, 2nd gen can no longer be registered [UPDATE]

Amazon Kindle 1st, 2nd gen can no longer be registered [UPDATE]

Despite the prevalence of tablets and even smartphones, book lovers who go digital still flock to e-readers like Amazon Kindle for their on-the-go fix. The niche device still enjoys a fanbase, which is why even the oldest models are still being re-sold years after they went out of production. Soon, however, owners of those devices will have no choice but to begrudgingly upgrade as Amazon seems to be practically shutting down the first and second gen Kindles by preventing them from registering.

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B&N Nook 7 charger officially recalled: here’s how to get a replacement

B&N Nook 7 charger officially recalled: here’s how to get a replacement

Last month, reports surfaced from alleged Barnes & Noble employees who claimed they had been instructed to pull the new 7-inch Nook ereader off shelves. The issue was said to involve faulty chargers included with the tablets, but employees weren't instructed to inform customers, and there wasn't any public recall at the time. That has changed, with Barnes & Noble officially announcing a recall program to get users new chargers.

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Christmas gift warning: Barnes & Noble NOOK has malware

Christmas gift warning: Barnes & Noble NOOK has malware

Malware by the name of ADUPS has been discovered this week that the most recent version of the Barnes & Noble NOOK tablet. This is a device available for sale from Barnes & Noble currently, and the device works with ADUPS inside when first taken out of its box. Whatever you do, gift receiver on the eve or morn of your favorite holiday, do not connect that NOOK to the internet and start signing in to accounts - hold off!

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NOOK Tablet 7″ challenges Amazon’s cheapest Kindle

NOOK Tablet 7″ challenges Amazon’s cheapest Kindle

Barnes & Noble has introduced a new NOOK tablet to take on Amazon's cheapest Kindle offering. The item, much like the most basic Kindle Fire, is priced at $49.99 USD and features a 7-inch display. B&N says the new offering is a full tablet in the grandest sense of the word, including access to the Google Play Store and all the Android apps on it. That may make it more appealing than the Kindle Fire, which provides access to Amazon's Appstore.

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New Nook on the way from Barnes & Noble, possibly with Google Play support

New Nook on the way from Barnes & Noble, possibly with Google Play support

It's been some time since we've heard about a new Nook e-reader device. That's because book retailer Barnes & Noble stopped making the tablet directly, instead licensing the brand to other manufacturers, such as Samsung. It appears that Barnes & Noble is going to take another stab at it, however, as an FCC listing has recently been discovered for the new Nook Tablet 7.

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