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South Carolina Plates

Proposed e-license plates can be altered remotely and may be used to track you

South Carolina will investigate the possibility of using electronic license plates whose text could be altered remotely by the DMV. They also could be used to track your vehicle.

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piracy, antipiracy

Experimental ebook DRM tweaks text to trace piracy

A new antipiracy technology is being developed by a German university. The method, called SiDiM, applies subtle changes to the text of individual ebooks, to more easily identify the source of piracy.

kindle china

Amazon launches Kindle tablet and e-reader in China

After remaining quiet on the hardware front for years, Amazon.com's China business has finally brought the company's Kindle tablet and Kindle e-reader to the country.

Apple under the gun as US e-book trial starts

Apple appears to face an uphill battle as it goes to trial Monday in New York on e-book price fixing charges brought by the U.S. government.

Dutch Supreme Court: Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 is not an iPad rip-off

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab 10.1 does not infringe on Apple's iPad design right, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands ruled on Friday.

Penguin settles with U.S. states in e-book price-fixing lawsuit

Penguin has settled with U.S. states in an e-book price-fixing lawsuit, leaving only Apple now in the fray.

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Amazon's Kindle Worlds to publish officially licensed (but probably still insane) fan fiction

Amazon has announced that it is jumping into the officially licensed fan fiction business with its new Kindle Worlds publishing platform.

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In ebook case, Apple says publishers had already taken measures to counter Amazon

Concerned about Amazon.com's low pricing of ebooks, publishers had taken measures as early as 2009 such as "windowing," a practice of delaying ebook releases to benefit sales of hardcover editions, Apple said in a filing in an ebook price-fixing lawsuit.

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Don't hold your breath for a Kindle with a color screen any time soon

Amazon's surprise purchase of Liquavista has prompted theories that a Kindle with a colored screen is inbound. And it might be—just not any time soon.

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PCWorld Digital Magazine now available in a variety of Enhanced formats, and offered free for print subscribers

Now you can read the digital version of PCWorld on your iPad, Android tablet, or Kindle Fire e-reader.

PCWorld Digital Magazine Enhanced Kindle Edition on sale now with a 1-month free trial, and available to subscribers for free

Enjoy the multimedia-enhanced version of PCWorld magazine on your Kindle Fire.

Sony 'digital paper' reader

Sony preps super-thin, flexible e-ink tablet for universities

Sony will soon launch a flexible e-reader device that is less than 7mm thick and weighs 358 grams, targeted for use in university classrooms.

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What could Microsoft gain from buying Nook?

Microsoft's rumored $1 billion offer for the Nook brand seems like a bit of a head-scratcher—until you consider Nook's blossoming e-textbook business.