Nook GlowLight Review: Pretty Screen, Silly Body

Back in 2012 Barnes and Noble introduced built-in frontlighting to the ereader world, beating Amazon at its own game—for a few months, anyway Since then, there have been not one but two Kindle Paperwhites, but now B&N is bringing out its follow-up Nook GlowLight. And it almost reclaims the top spot. » 11/07/13 2:34pm 11/07/13 2:34pm

Amazon's Throwing Independent Booksellers a Kindle Lifeline

Amazon's Kindle Fire and other e-readers are usually considered nails in the traditional independent bookstore's coffin. Amazon's flipping all that around, with a program that lets bookstores sell Kindle e-readers and make money off the e-books their owners buy. » 11/06/13 9:07am 11/06/13 9:07am

The 5 Biggest News Websites of 2010 (As Predicted in 2000)

Back in the year 2000, futurist Frank Feather looked into his crystal ball and predicted that Quixtar would be one of the biggest retail websites of 2010. Needless to say, it wasn't. But Feather's predictions weren't all bad. Especially when it came to the future of news. » 11/04/13 3:06pm 11/04/13 3:06pm

Barnes and Noble's New Nook GlowLight Is White, Light, and Bright

Barnes and Noble may be going back and forth on its Android tablets, but the booksellers aren't wavering on e-ink. Meet the new Nook GlowLight, a light, white re-imagining of the front-lit reader we loved so well, back for a second shot at the throne. » 10/30/13 12:01am 10/30/13 12:01am

Kindle Paperwhite (2013) Review: Faster, Prettier, Still the Best

When Amazon first trotted out the Kindle Paperwhite, it was the first two-tone ereader in a long time (possibly ever) to have wow factor. And that front-lit screen turned out to be just as beautiful as promised. » 10/09/13 11:00am 10/09/13 11:00am

Kobo Aura HD Review: A Beautiful Reader Screen Trapped in an Ugly Body

Everyone loves a pretty screen. The Kobo Aura HD is aiming to lead that charge in the ereader space. Armed with a best-in-class screen and an unusually powerful processor under the hood, the Aura HD tries its best to be a real luxury reader. It doesn't quite make it. » 4/29/13 10:04am 4/29/13 10:04am

Barnes And Noble Will Give You a Free Nook Simple Touch If You Just…

Given much thought to picking up a Nook HD+? Neither has anyone else, which is why Barnes and Noble is keen to sweeten the potential deal by adding a pretty enticing bonus to the package: a free Nook Simple Touch. Free free free. » 3/23/13 9:00am 3/23/13 9:00am

7 Uses for Your Outdated iPad

While most tablets have a shelf life longer than six months (*cough* iPad 3 *cough*), they all grow obsolete eventually. When the march of technology sends your slate to the junk drawer don't just sell it off. Recycle it into a high-powered specialist device. » 2/09/13 11:00am 2/09/13 11:00am

5 Ways Ereaders Are Still Better Than Tablets

The Age of the Ereader is drawing to a close. That's the drumbeat this week, after iSuppli pegged the year-over-year decline of reader sales at a staggering 36 percent. It makes sense; why get a fuddy little Kobo when there are cheap Kindle Fires aplenty to be had? » 12/21/12 10:17am 12/21/12 10:17am