Saudi Arabia Is Building a 600-Mile Wall Along the Iraq Border

Saudi Arabia is building great wall — or rather, a great chainlink fence with razor wire — to "protect against ISIS" in Iraq. And it's not the only country investing in very expensive walls right now, even though they probably won't work. Why? Because walls aren't just about security. They're also powerful symbols. » 2/11/15 1:00pm 2/11/15 1:00pm

Google Maps Stays Neutral By Only Showing Your Side in Border Disputes

Border disputes are still going on in a bunch of places around the world. That makes life difficult for mapmakers, and especially difficult for the world's favorite online map service, Google Maps. As The Washington Post points out, Google strives to not get stuck in the middle of a territorial struggle, by showing… » 4/02/14 2:40pm 4/02/14 2:40pm

Everyone Will Leave Georgia Just To See This Beautiful Border Crossing

Border crossings are usually designed to suck your soul while you wait in endless lines for a customs agent to approve or cancel your travel plans. But if your journeys have you crossing between Georgia and Armenia in the near future, you'll be treated to this amazing architectural wonder at the border. » 7/30/12 12:40pm 7/30/12 12:40pm

Adopting a Money-Sniffing Border Patrol Beagle Seems Like a Prudent…

Seriously, think about it. These are nineteen highly-trained sniffer dogs capable of detecting money, drugs, and guns that Canada just fired and put up for adoption. And one of them, along with that golden nose, could be yours. » 4/14/12 1:00am 4/14/12 1:00am

A New Low for Borders: Selling IP Addresses for $12

Like a haggard crackhead selling its socks, bankrupted Borders has resorted to selling things that don't actually exist. That's right—the company that once sold Ulysses and Jane Eyre is now hawking its collection of IP addresses. » 12/06/11 9:08am 12/06/11 9:08am

Saying Goodbye to Borders: The Place We Ate, Drank, Pooped, and…

Borders is dead, now relegated to memory. And it turns out we have a lot of memories of the place, sad and dying as it might have been for a while! Join us as we pay tribute to a hangout. » 7/22/11 1:00pm 7/22/11 1:00pm

The Borders Goodbye Email Is Like Watching Old Yeller in Slow Motion

Just when the snarkbot in me wanted to giggle at Borders like a great big jerk, they go and send this genuinely heartfelt farewell message. In summary: they got their butts kicked, and they're sorry. So am I. » 7/22/11 9:00am 7/22/11 9:00am

Dying Borders Tells Amazon to Go to Hell In Most Passive Aggressive Way…

What do you do when your business model and way of life has been obliterated by the internet? Put up a bitchy sign, of course! I will say—it's a clever little middle finger of a flyer. [via Consumerist] » 4/05/11 2:40pm 4/05/11 2:40pm

The Rise of the eBooks Continues

Not a good day for books (in the physical sense): first Borders files for bankruptcy. Then the NY Times factors eBooks into their bestseller list. Paperbacks and hardcovers must be feeling like the fat, ugly stepsisters right now. [WSJ and SAI] » 2/11/11 8:59am 2/11/11 8:59am

Next Generation Kobo Ebook Reader Finally Goes Wireless

With a $140 price point, the next generation Kobo ebook reader might struggle to compete with devices such as the Kindle, but its still got some reasonable upgrades since the last generation—such as a basic Wi-Fi feature. » 9/29/10 6:00am 9/29/10 6:00am

Borders Opens eBook Store—BlackBerry and Android Apps Arrive as…

Buildings-based traditional retail chain Borders has launched its eBook Store today, selling titles powered by the popular Kobo eReader system. Borders says it wants to capture a rather arbitrary 17 percent of the eBook market by July 2011. » 7/07/10 8:38am 7/07/10 8:38am

Borders Takes eBook Reader Price War Lead With $120 Aluratek Libre

Borders may not be the biggest name in eBook readers. They may not have the nicest devices or the most robust selection. But by god, they're going to win on price if it kills them. Enter the $120 Aluratek Libre. » 6/01/10 11:53am 6/01/10 11:53am

Borders' Semi-Official eReader, the Kobo, On Pre-order Now

The Borders-backed Kobo eReader is officially on pre-order to be delivered by June 17. It's not as flashy as a Kindle or nook, but the barebones platform is only $150. Drop that price to $99, and Borders may find itself a market. [Borders] » 5/07/10 11:00am 5/07/10 11:00am

Kobo eReader Looks Pretty Nice for $150

Kobo, who you know from their relationship with Borders, has revealed their own eBook reader. And for $150, it may be the first semi-premium option for those too thrifty to buy a Kindle or Nook. » 3/25/10 10:13am 3/25/10 10:13am

Spring Design Partners Their Alex E-Reader With Borders eBook Store

In case you having sleepless nights fretting about content partners for Spring Design's Alex e-reader, they've linked up with Borders, and will feature the Kobo eBook store on their dual-screened device. That's something Barnes and Noble likely won't be accused of copying. » 1/07/10 10:31pm 1/07/10 10:31pm

Amazon Has the Kindle and Barnes & Noble the Nook...So What About…

We've all heard about the Kindle. And most of us know about the Nook. And while Borders is not selling a dedicated eBook reader of their own, they have just doubled down on digital distribution. » 12/16/09 11:14am 12/16/09 11:14am

Borders and Kobo Team Up to Develop a New Reader

Borders is teaming up with a company called Kobo and making some grand plans. They apparently intend on developing a new ebook reader, a new ebook service, and having all the content be "device neutral." Pretty big task there, fallas. » 12/15/09 10:56pm 12/15/09 10:56pm

Borders Bookstores Includes Mysterious "Apple iPAD" in Survey

A recent survey from Borders Bookstore seeks to find how familiar its customers are with e-readers from Amazon, Sony, and Plastic Logic. This particular survey, however, includes "the Apple iPAD (large screen reading device)," which is interesting. » 8/15/09 3:30pm 8/15/09 3:30pm

Which of the EIGHT Versions of the Iron Man DVD Should You Buy?

Okay, so you don't have a Blu-ray player » 9/30/08 9:00pm 9/30/08 9:00pm and you're not . That still leaves you with eight—EIGHT—different versions of to choose from, with everyone from Walmart to Borders hawking their own exclusive kit. Best Buy's might be the most exquisitely fanboy fapworthy, with the flick and a custom lithograth, made by…

Borders to Sell Sony Reader

Remember the Sony Reader that we covered back in January during CES? Word around the street is that Borders will be selling the Sony Reader nation-wide at their stores in the future. » 4/04/06 6:38pm 4/04/06 6:38pm