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Professor Uses Legos To Hack E-Book Security On Kindle

Professor Uses Legos To Hack E-Book Security On Kindle

Legos are not exactly known for a piece of tech equipment. But an associate professor at Vienna University of Technology has now used legos to hack the Kindle e-book security.

By On September 8, 2013 Respond
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Texas Will Soon Have The First Bookless Public Library Named BiblioTech

Texas Will Soon Have The First Bookless Public Library Named BiblioTech

In recent years, book-reading has undergone radical changes with the advent of e-readers and e-books. Texas has decided to embrace this transition with open hands. The state will soon have its very own, entirely bookless, public library which will host computers and gadgets for the readers to access e-books. The library is being called ‘BiblioTech.’

By On January 15, 2013 Respond
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[Infographic] The Trend Of E-Reading

[Infographic] The Trend Of E-Reading

E-reading, on e-readers, has been an increasingly popular activity all over the world and specifically in U.S. With paper version of books becoming lesser and lesser popular, digital versions have gained traction and e-readers are very well suited to read these digital versions. An infographic now details the various trends found in the world of e-reading.

By On June 2, 2012 Respond
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E-Book Publishers And Apple Sued Over Agency Pricing By Justice Department

E-Book Publishers And Apple Sued Over Agency Pricing By Justice Department

Amazon had been selling its e-books for $9.99 for quite some time, a model which brought it immense success. But then, Apple enticed a number of major e-book publishers to adopt an alternate method, one which brought Apple as well as the publishers better profits but also raised the prices of e-books. Now, Justice department has sued Apple and five e-book publishers over this – three have agreed to settle so far.

By On April 12, 2012 Respond
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Barnes & Noble Released NOOK Tablet For $199

Barnes & Noble Released NOOK Tablet For $199

Barnes & Noble has released a eye catching, smooth finishing, flexible tablet and it is a fastest, lightest, most powerful tablet with the best in reading & entertainment. You can watch movies, TV shows & music from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora & more and its reasonable price also encourage you to buy it.

By On March 4, 2012 Respond
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Create Your Own Books With The All-New iBooks Author For Mac

Create Your Own Books With The All-New iBooks Author For Mac

Have you ever wanted to create books from the comfort of your chair? We had been promised that Apple will unveil a tool at the recent event which allows just that. And well, Apple has lived up to the expectations. During the event, Apple announced the release of iBooks Author for Mac. This tool can be used on a Mac and can be used to very easily create textbooks or just any books. And the best part is that you get to add all kinds of interactive media in the book you create with iBooks Author.

By On January 20, 2012 Respond
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Justice Department Investigates US and Europe E-book Industry

Justice Department Investigates US and Europe E-book Industry

While European Commission announced that due to the Unfair Electronic Book (E-Book) Price Fixing, it is going to Investigate some Major International Publishers, the US Justice Department clarified that it’s also launching a Probe into the possibility of “Anticompetitive Practices Involving E-book Sales.”

By On December 9, 2011 Respond
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Amazon Kindle Books Now Available At Local Libraries

Amazon Kindle Books Now Available At Local Libraries

Amazon lets you check out Kindle books from library websites, asks you to shush yourself at home and you can download copies to your Kindle or Kindle app-enable device via WiFi or USB. As e-books have taken off with readers, libraries have been building their e-book collections to meet demand and successfully persuading many publishers to sell their titles to libraries in e-book format……………..

By On September 23, 2011 Respond
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Apple Sued Over E-Book Pricing

Apple Sued Over E-Book Pricing

Apple and a group of book publishers were accused in a lawsuit f illegally fixing e-book prices to boost profits and force e-book rival Amazon to abandon its pro-consumer discount pricing and the lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California claims Apple and Hachette, HarperCollins, MacMillan, Penguin, and Simon & Shuster illegally worked together to enable an agency model as the standard for e-book sales, rather than the wholesale model that is used in the physical publishing industry. The suit was brought by law firm Hagens Berman and the firm said Apple wanted to twist the ebook market into an environment that matched its walled-garden iTunes music store……………..

By On August 12, 2011 Respond
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Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader

Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader

Amazon releases web-based Kindle Cloud Reader app, which is optimized for iPads and compatible with both Chrome and Safari, the new app is essentially a browser version of the Kindle eBook reader, providing PC, Mac and Chromebook users with access to their digitized libraries. The tool also offers local storage, allowing for offline reading, though Amazon’s device limit still applies and this cloud reader is unveils with relatively little fanfare or explanation, but its site highlights the service’s main attractions, including its iPad optimization. The cloud application is based on HTML5 and optimizes the reading device or computer being used, even though the book can be read instantly, it is still stored locally for offline reading……………

By On August 10, 2011 Respond
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Amazon Kindle Textbook Rental

Amazon Kindle Textbook Rental

Amazon rolls out textbook rentals for Kindle, promises discounts up to 80 percent and that discount varies depending on the rental period, which can be anywhere from 30 to 360 days and the option is already available on tens of thousands of textbooks from a number of publishers including John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier and Taylor & Francis. Once the rental period is up for a textbook, students can choose to purchase books or rent them again for a period of as little as one extra day and students will be able to take notes and highlight text……………..

By On July 19, 2011 Respond
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AT&T To Sponsor Kindle 3G With Special Offers

AT&T To Sponsor Kindle 3G With Special Offers

Amazon already launched an sponsored version of their WiFi Kindle earlier in the year which is available for a reduced price and now they announced a 3G spored version of the Kindle 3, called the Kindle 3G with Special Offers. Kindle 3G with Special Offers comes with a data connections from US mobile carrier AT&T and there are no monthly fees or connection charges for the connection. New Kindle 3G with Special Offers is supported by adverts and it will retail for $139. The new option joins the already announced ad-support WiFi model, which will run you $114 and replaces the $164 non-AT&T-sponsored 3G version and this cheaper Kindle is actually a replacement for the older ad-supported 3G model…………….

By On July 14, 2011 Respond
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Kobo eReader Touch Edition Goes On Sale

Kobo eReader Touch Edition Goes On Sale

Kobo eReader Touch Edition goes on sale in the US and Canada and the device has been splashed in silver, black, blue and lilac hues. The system features a six-inch Pearl E Ink display and a single home button to ease users reading sessions with flicker-free page turns and Real Touch technology, which allows users to tap or swipe the screen for turning pages, long press to highlight text and zoom, lock up or rotate it. Kobo eReader Touch Edition from numerous retail outlets and online stores like Indigo, Walmart, Best Buy and Borders at the price of $129.99 and $139.99……….

By On June 18, 2011 Respond
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Apple iBooks 1.3 Update

Apple iBooks 1.3 Update

Apple unveiled a major update to the native e-reading app iBooks, version 1.3 for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Apple finally added a better-catalogued iBookstore tab to iTunes and iBooks 1.3 adds several new elements to April’s iBooks 1.2.2 update, like a read-aloud function for select children’s books and also have the ability to highlight words as they are being read aloud……….

By On June 9, 2011 1 Response
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NPG And CSU Make Partnership For Dynamic Digital TextBooks

NPG And CSU Make Partnership For Dynamic Digital TextBooks

CSU has announced a three-year deal with Nature Publishing Group for low-cost, interactive, web-based textbooks with access options for disabled students and first to be offered is an introductory biology text, fittingly titled Principles of Biology. Professors can edit the content, which includes 175 interactive lessons, access to a database of research papers and and assessments for students, can all be used on any device from a slate to a computer and even also printed if you prefer scribing your notes with pen and paper or won’t be near an internet connection………

By On May 26, 2011 Respond
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