Kobo Aura H2O Review: A Gorgeous, Waterproof Screen That No One Needs

The aftermarket-treated Waterproof Kindle is just about perfect: an already fantastic e-reader with the added bonus of being built like a rock. But all that comes with one hell of a price tag—$240, specifically. The new, waterproof $180 Kobo Aura H2O, though, promises to deliver on all those points for a fraction of… » 9/30/14 11:14am 9/30/14 11:14am

Amazon's Got a Faster Kindle Fire HDX and a Fleet of $100 Tiny Tablets

Last year, Amazon's Kindle tablets really grew up. They got fantastic and stylish new design, and a software update to back it up. This year, Amazon's trotting out a new 8.9 Kindle Fire HDX with faster guts. You won't find a 7-inch version if that's what you're looking for, but Amazon does have some staggeringly cheap… » 9/17/14 9:00pm 9/17/14 9:00pm

The Onion Profiles a New Kindle That Brags About Your Taste in Books

Bookworms who've balked at upgrading to an e-reader have a long list of reasons why they won't give up their paper copies. But there's only one real reason why anyone would carry around a book anymore: It lets them show off what they're reading in public. And as The Onion reveals, that's what led Amazon to create a… » 7/29/14 2:19pm 7/29/14 2:19pm

Amazon's Prepping a "Kindle Unlimited" Subscription Service For Books

Amazon is testing an ebook rental service called "Kindle Unlimited," as GigaOm pointed out today. The e-commerce company put up test pages for the service, which will offer "unlimited access to 600,000 titles." Users would pay $10 a month for access to the online lending library. The question is: Will they? » 7/16/14 10:29am 7/16/14 10:29am

Apple Is Happy to Take Your Money if Amazon Won't

Fresh off of settling a lawsuit that accused it of collusion with publishers, Apple is ready to take the money you were planning to give to Amazon but can't. Since Amazon is in a fight with Hachette—the world's largest bookstore and one of the world's largest publishers respectively—and refuses to let customers… » 6/17/14 5:05pm 6/17/14 5:05pm