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Kindle's Article Mode Renders the Web More Readable

If you want to read the Web on your Kindle 3, be sure to use Article Mode for a clear view.

Why E-Books Are Bad for You

By restricting purchases unnecessarily, e-books and e-readers are a bad deal, says free software guru Richard Stallman.

Kindle 3.1 Software Running On Older Kindles Thanks To Custom Firmware

After extensive testing, a modder discovers a method to get Kindle 3.1 software running on older Kindle models.


Kobo, Nook Newcomers vs. Kindle: Chart

Barnes & Noble and Kobo are getting into the e-reader game with a new breed of touchscreen e-book readers, set for release in June.


Dirt-Cheap E-Readers: How Low Can They Go?

Analysts say we'll see cheaper e-readers in the very near future, including sub-$100 models from market leaders Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


Barnes & Noble, Amazon Push Ahead With Dedicated E-Readers

Valued for their lower cost and single-function, e-readers continue to hold a nicheā€¦for now.


The Ad Game: Amazon's Ad-supported Kindle Helps it Sell More E-readers

Amazon says the $114 ad-supported version of the Kindle e-reader is riding high as its best-selling item in electronics.


Paper Phone Prototype Uses E-Ink and Flexible Display

At the Computer-Human Interaction conference, a flexible mobile device dubbed the Paper Phone was on display. It uses the e-ink technology found in the Amazon Kindle, and it recognizes 10 unique bends and gestures.


New Nook E-Reader Expected to Debut May 24

Barnes & Noble may release 'a more powerful combination tablet and e-reader' running Google's Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system.


It's Time to Give Digital Rights Management the Boot

Today is the Free Software Foundation's Day Against DRM. Why not use the occasion to choose alternatives wherever you can?