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  • May 28, 2013
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Researchers at Engage Labs have developed a new type of book that creates a new type of print/digital interaction that I have not seen before. The Bridging Book combines a paper book and an iPad in such a way that turning the page of the paper book changes what is displayed on the iPad, only it…

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  • May 27, 2013
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The cutting edge screen tech may have come out of Vancouver this past week but the second most interesting ereader news happened in China. Charbax caught up with Jawei Technology Int. a while ago (earlier this week?) at the China Sourcing Fair. He got the first peek at several ereaders that even I have not…

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  • May 24, 2013
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Digg CEO Andrew McLaughlin was at a conference earlier this week at Internet Week New York, and he dropped a few hints about the Google Reader replacement that Digg has been working on. Digg’s news reader is going to simply be called Reader, and it will be integrated into Digg’s existing platform rather and will…

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  • May 22, 2013
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E-ink has managed to be the most exciting and biggest letdown at SID Display Week this year. They’ve just unveiled a new screen tech that promises to offer the sharp color that the Triton 2 color E-ink lacks in no less than 3 colors, but unfortunately it is also limited to exactly 3 colors. The…

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  • May 18, 2013
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Sony astounded the world a few days ago when they formally launched the 13.3″ digital writing slate that they had been working on for the past several years. This slate has a flexible screen that was promised to be more durable and lighter than your average ereader, and an early report says that promise is…

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  • May 8, 2013
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When Apple was awarded a patent on the page turn in late 2012, more than a few bloggers and tech experts rolled their eyes. This common and basic feature seemed both obvious and easy to replicate, so many of us didn’t think it deserved a patent. That’s what I thought, at least, but it wasn’t…

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  • May 3, 2013
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Researchers at the Human Media Lab at Queens University have been spending the past several years looking at new ways that we might interact with next-generation displays. I have long been a fan of the HML, so I was thrilled to learn earlier this week that they have revealed a new concept for a radical…

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  • May 2, 2013
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Amazon posted their latest Kindle Fire and Kindle commercials on Youtube last night, and they have something in common. Both commercials are focused on how kids use the gadgets. The Kindle Fire commercial spends 31 second pitching Kindle FreeTime to parents while the new commercial for the Kindle shows kids talking about books. And yes,…

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  • April 24, 2013
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Enhanced ebooks have never quite been as successful as some publishers would like, but I think HarperCollins wants to change that. They’ve just launched a new webpage on the official HarperCollins website that is focused on promoting enhanced ebooks:  Some books featured on the page right now are American Gods, The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Telegraph…

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  • April 19, 2013
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This dystopian video has been passed around on Twitter this week. It’s really not all that likely to come about, but like ghost stories it will probably send a chill down your spine. Here’s more from the Youtube description: The Last Bookshop imagines a future where physical books have died out. One day, a small…