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  • May 31, 2013
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Like many gadget owners I like to take my ereaders with me outside, and like many gadget owners I live in constant fear of dropping my ereader in a puddle. But not any more.  I’ve just been sent a link to a Calif. based company called Waterfi. This gadget reseller has recently started offering a…

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  • May 29, 2013
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BEA 2013 kicks off tomorrow, so Kobo sent out a press release today reminding us how wonderful they are. Kobo is following up a record 143% growth in revenue in 2012 with a still impressive 98% increase in the first quarter of this year. They’re also reporting that they now have 14.5 million registered users,…

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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 26, 2013
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I think Amazon might be on a revivalist kick lately. They’ve just brought back the Kindle DX, that 9.7″ ereader that was launched in 2010 and discontinued in October 2012. There’s been no announcement from Amazon, but earlier this week Amazon quietly started selling the Kindle DX again on amazon.com. The current list price is…

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  • May 24, 2013
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Qualcomm got a lot of press this week for a dummy 5.1 inch smartphone screen, but I would bet that the screen from Qualcomm’s other screen tech division has a better chance of hitting the market. Several folks from Pixtronix were in the Qualcomm booth this year, showing off a new 7″ display that is…

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  • May 24, 2013
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That $149 Nexus 7 clone I reported on a couple days ago is now official, and it has a $99 sibling. The Chinese gadget maker Hisense has just posted a press release for the official launch of their Sero tablets. There is going to be a pair of 7″ Android tablets, and in the US…

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  • May 24, 2013
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E-ink is best known for their ereader screens, but lately they have been making a strong push into other markets. For example, they are now providing screens for a number of DIY and development kits from Freescale, AdaFruit, SEEED, SparkFun, and more. I happened across a few of the kits in the E-ink booth at…

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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 22, 2013
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I was in the Samsung booth earlier today, checking out their screen tech, when I came across the the perfect scene to explain why Samsung sold Liquivista. Here it is: The image above shows 3 ten inch screens (as well as the recently announced 13.3″ screen). Two of the 10″ screens are in use now,…