Until I tried one, I never understood the appeal of e-book readers, given that tablets can do much more.
The U.S. government is moving toward easing restrictions on airline passengers using electronic devices to listen to music, play games, read books, watch movies and work during taxiing, takeoffs and landings.
US readers are increasingly opting for digital books instead of ink-and-paper editions, according to a Pew Research Center study released on Thursday.
In the five years since Amazon.com released its first Kindle, the market for dedicated electronic readers has been transformed.
Just two years ago, Apple's late co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs mocked small-screened tablets as "tweeners" that were too little to compete with the larger iPad but too big to compete with smartphones.
Electronic books, which have sparked excited chatter for several years in the publishing world, are now gaining momentum among European readers, despite a late start compared to the US, industry insiders say.
(AP)—Wal-Mart Stores is phasing out selling Amazon.com's Kindle tablet and e-readers, the world's largest retailer said Thursday.
In highly-literate and gadget-loving Japan, e-books are curiously rare -- but battle for the largely-untapped and potentially hugely lucrative market is about to commence.
Online retail titan Amazon will open its first real-world shop in just a few months, according to a blog devoted to news about electronic readers such as the popular Kindle.
Apple Inc. on Thursday launched its attempt to make the iPad a replacement for a satchel full of textbooks by starting to sell electronic versions of a handful of standard high-school books.