Long-Awaited 'Alex' Android eReader Ready For Pre-Orders
Next-gen e-readers: Improved 'peacock' technology could lock in color for high-res displays
Iridescence, or sheen that shifts color depending on your viewing angle, is pretty in peacock feathers. But it's been a nuisance for engineers trying to mimic the birds' unique color mechanism to make high-resolution, reflective, ...
Taiwan unveils eco-friendly rewritable 'paper'
A group of Taiwan scientists have developed an environmentally friendly form of rewritable electronic paper that works without electricity.
Google eBooks reader to debut in US
The first electronic book reader designed to tap into Google's vast online library will debut in the United States on Sunday.
Review: Paper wins over e-books for travel guides
(AP) -- It sounded like a better, lighter way to pack for a trip to Germany: a Kindle with a Lonely Planet travel guide in lieu of an 844-page brick of a book.
Electrofluidic Display Technology puts electronic book readers ahead by a wide margin
(PhysOrg.com) -- Thinking about getting an e-reader but not sure if you like reading the dim screen? An international collaboration of the University of Cincinnati, Sun Chemical, Polymer Vision and Gamma Dynamics ...
Fujitsu launches world's first colour e-book
Fujitsu has launched the world's first e-book with a colour display in Japan, the company said Thursday.
Libraries protest Random House price hike
(AP) -- The American Library Association is urging Random House Inc. to reconsider its steep increases in the price of e-books for library wholesalers
Harry Potter goes digital with e-books
Harry Potter creator JK Rowling on Thursday took her lucrative boy wizard into the digital age, revealing that his adventures will now be sold as e-books through a website that contains new material.
Companies yank cord on residential phone books
(AP) -- What's black and white and read all over? Not the white pages, which is why regulators have begun granting telecommunications companies the go-ahead to stop mass-printing residential phone books, ...
Telling an old book by its smell: Aroma hints at ways of preserving treasured documents
Scientists may not be able to tell a good book by its cover, but they now can tell the condition of an old book by its odor. In a report published in the American Chemical Society's Analytical Chemistry they d ...
E-books gain a foothold at Frankfurt Book Fair
(AP) -- While paper books still outnumber texts that can be read online or on dedicated readers like the Kindle or eBook, use of the electronic versions is growing.
Sony eBook Store Announces Access to More than 1 Million Public Domain Books from Google
The eBook Store from Sony, together with Google, today announced it is providing access to more than 1 million free public domain books - from classics such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island to ...