Amazon is expected to announce a next-generation Kindle Fire HD at some point soon. And when it does, that device might look notably different than its predecessor.
Boy Genius Report on Wednesday published images of what it claims, is the next-generation Kindle Fire HD. The images show a completely redesigned slate featuring hard edges and newly styled buttons. The images show only the 7-inch Kindle Fire model, but according to BGR's sources, an 8.9-inch model that's in the works will come with a similar design.
The allegedly new Kindle Fire HD comes with speakers at the top … Read more
Lego Mindstorms robots have been put to many good uses, such as solving Rubik's cubes and acting as a motorized wheelchair. Peter Purgathofer, an associate professor at the Vienna University of Technology, used Mindstorms to create a machine that automatically strips the DRM from Kindle e-books.
The DIY Kindle Scanner works by taking screenshots of each page of an e-book. The contraption holds the Kindle up in front of the camera on a laptop. The robot presses the "next page" button, takes a snapshot, and continues the process until it has captured a DRM-free version of the book.… Read more
Oyster, a digital book delivery service, began rolling out its iPhone app yesterday to selected subscribers with a buffet-style approach to books for $9.95 a month.
Taking its name from Shakespeare's famous line in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" -- "the world's mine oyster" -- the service targets the insatiable readers among us. Oyster managed to secure up to 100,000 titles and wrangled in publishers like Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Workman, Smashworld, and even one of the "Big Six" -- HarperCollins.
The idea is nothing revolutionary from what some libraries are … Read more
Amazon has officially announced its second-generation Paperwhite after the company mistakenly released details earlier today.
Eagle-eyed spotters over at a Croatia-based forum noticed that Amazon had posted an image to its site on Tuesday promoting a new Kindle Paperwhite. That image included a picture of the device, along with a laundry list of improvements customers can expect when the device is expected to be made available later this month.
Although the image was taken down, Amazon on Tuesday announced that the device is real, and all of the details included in that leak are accurate. The new Paperwhite will come … Read more
Knowing that Amazon has a log of all your purchases stretching back nearly two decades may give you the willies, but for past print-book purchases, it soon could work in your favor.
Tuesday, the e-commerce giant announced a coming MatchBook program that will offer customers a corresponding Kindle version of certain print books purchased at any point since Amazon came into existence.
The program has two catches, at least initially. One, the list of eligible titles is far from comprehensive. Two, while some of the digital copies are available free, others will cost up to an additional $2.99 on … Read more
Amazon Kindle customers could get more than double what was previously estimated from the recent Apple e-book lawsuit settlement, the company posted in its forum on Friday.
Pending court approval, some customers who previously purchased books from the publishers involved in the case are estimated to receive between $0.73 to $3.82 per Kindle book thanks to more publishing companies agreeing to the settlement, according to the Amazon. The US Attorneys General had previously said the refund would range from $0.30 to $1.32.
The refund is the result of a $165 million settlement from a lawsuit in which the US Department of Justice accused Apple and several of the nation's largest publishers … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- The 404 Special Feature: Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (podcast).
- The Internet explained by (three) prisoners who have never seen it.
- Three years after being banned, Bang With Friends returns as "Down."
Amazon launched a Mexican Kindle store, publishing platform and local brick-and-mortar sales in the country's Gandhi chain of booksellers Thursday, bringing the popular e-reader directly to a Latin American market.
Early this year, Amazon opened up sales of its Kindle Paperwhite e-reader for delivery in more than 175 countries, after it was previously only sold in the US, Japan, and some European countries. This takes the business directly into one of Latin America's biggest markets.
On Thursday, the e-commerce giant said that Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite are now available in Gandhi Stores at a suggested price of 1,… Read more