Amazon Shrugs, Decides to Sell the Kindle Fire HD 7 for $79 Today

Today only, Amazon's knocking a whopping $60 off the price of the surprisingly-great Kindle Fire HD 7, bringing it down to just $79 (or $99 for the 16GB version). That's $30 less than the previous all-time low price, and even $20 less than the Lilliputian Fire HD 6. You could go so far as to call it a <clears… » 4/20/15 9:15am 4/20/15 9:15am

Add Some Popular Novels to Your Kindle for $3-$4 Each, Today Only

Today only, Amazon's got a nice little collection of Kindle novels on sale for $3-$4. The most popular of the bunch are probably Private Down Under by James Patterson, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, but be sure to check out the full list if you need any new reading material. [Gold Box] » 3/28/15 8:45am 3/28/15 8:45am

Amazon's Unveils a Huge Movie and Ebook Sale, Plus More Deals

Need something to pass the time until House of Cards comes back next week? Today only, Amazon's offering big savings on award-winning Kindle ebooks and streaming movies to own. The most popular book on the list is Life of Pi ($3), and Boyhood ($7) highlights the movies, but it's a deep and impressive list of… » 2/21/15 10:15am 2/21/15 10:15am

Amazon's Discounting Kindles for Valentine's Day, Plus More Deals

If you need a last minute Valentine's gift idea (or if you just happen like reading), Amazon's knocking $20 off the Kindle and highly-rated Kindle Paperwhite from now until the 14th. The Kindle Voyage isn't included this time around, but the Paperwhite probably delivers the best bang for the buck in the lineup » 2/08/15 10:45am 2/08/15 10:45am

Amazon Pulls Werewolf Novel Sequel for Surprisingly Non-Werewolf Reasons

Amazon is no stranger to independent publishing drama. But when it pulled books in the past, it at least purported to have some sort of legitimate reason. In the case of High Moor 2: Moonstruck (the story of one werewolf gang's quest to keep its existence hidden and the extreme lengths to which it goes to protect its… » 12/22/14 2:02pm 12/22/14 2:02pm

NASA Built a $349 Million Test Tower, Then Immediately Shut It Down

Welcome to Reading List, a collection of some of the best digital reads in technology and science. We have stories that take a deep dive into Amazon's ebook empire, a perplexing survey into NASA's $349 million abandoned test tower, an investigation into how online media works through the eyes of one ambitious startup,… » 12/21/14 4:00pm 12/21/14 4:00pm

Amazon's Thanksgiving Kindle Sale Serves Up Some Tasty Discounts

Amazon's kicking off Thanksgiving with solid discounts on a number of Kindle ereaders and tablets. It's not wholly uncommon to see similar deals throughout the year, but it's nice to have them all occurring at the same time, instead of a la carte. » 11/26/14 11:43pm 11/26/14 11:43pm

Kindle Voyage Teardown: It Sure Is Cramped Behind That Glass Screen

For those who prefer the finer things in life, Amazon's Kindle Voyage provides a luxurious e-reading experience with a steep $290 price tag—if you also want wireless connectivity. But that didn't stop the folks at iFixit from immediately tearing it asunder once they got their hands on one. If you think the Voyage is… » 11/14/14 9:37am 11/14/14 9:37am