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— Mobile Technology

Kobo launches the Glo HD to take on Amazon's Kindle Voyage

By - April 7, 2015 6 Pictures
Amazon's Kindle line is usually the first range of products people think of when it comes to e-readers, but Kobo isn't giving up yet – and its latest high-resolution model is proof of that. The newly announced Glo HD offers a 6-inch, 300ppi, 1,448 x 1,072 screen which matches the resolution of Amazon's top-end Kindle Voyage model, and comes with a nippy 1 GHz processor inside. Read More
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Review: Kobo Aura HD e-reader

By - February 16, 2014 26 Pictures
A few months ago, we sat down to compare the top e-readers released in the past year and find out which would work best for our avid readers out there. Naturally, the latest Kindles and Nooks scored high marks, but surprisingly the one device that stood out was the Kobo Aura HD. Kobo isn't exactly the first name that comes to mind when people think of e-readers, but after spending some extensive hands-on time with the Aura HD, we see an argument for that to change. Read More
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San Antonio to open first bookless public library

By - January 15, 2013 3 Pictures
A new library to be opened in Bexar County, Texas, will provide visitors with a bank of e-Readers for borrowing e-books ... but books of the traditional paper variety will be glaringly absent. The project marks the first public library to be built as an all-digital service and just to make sure library-goers are in no doubt that it's the 21st century, the interior will feature a design influenced by Apple retail stores. Read More
— Computers

Nook for Web brings Nook books to Web browsers

By - July 18, 2012 3 Pictures
Barnes & Noble has introduced Nook for Web, which lets users access new digital content as well as their previously purchased eBooks on all PC and Mac-supported Web browsers. No sign-in or software download is required for Nook for Web, which is hosted on Barnes and Noble's library sites. Now readers without a Nook eReader can browse, sample, or purchase the millions of titles in Barnes & Noble's range. Read More
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New e-book system promises a more paper-like reading experience

By - January 12, 2012 1 Picture
There may indeed come a day when printed books and magazines have been gone for so long, that nobody cares how little reading a digital document resembles reading one printed on paper. That day is not yet here, however – most of us still like our e-reading experience to be as close as possible to that of reading a book. To that end, this week a team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) announced the development of new e-reading system, that brings several book-like capabilities to tablets and smartphones. Read More
— Computers

Sharp preps next-gen E-book format to compete in digital publishing

By - July 21, 2010 3 Pictures
Sharp has announced that its Next-generation XMDF (ever-eXtending Mobile Document Format) standard will be a digital platform for e-book distribution with compatible reader devices to be launched as well, possibly within the year. While the XMDF format has been in use for years already, primarily within Japan, this new 'Next generation' prefix does make the format notable as a competitor in the ebook space. Previously just for text and still images, the refreshed XMDF standard now supports video and audio display as well. Read More
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