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

The Company That Bought Digg Just Made Instapaper Beautiful on the Web

Betaworks, the company that resurrected Digg and bought Instapaper, didn't waste any time giving Instapaper a makeover. A beautiful redesign of the Instapaper site just went live. » 8/28/13 5:11pm 8/28/13 5:11pm

The Scientist for iOS: Top-Ranked Science News Straight to Your Phone

With the number of newsreaders littering the mobile sphere, it's almsot surprising that there aren't more niche-specific versions popping up amidst their more general brethren. But that's exactly what The Scientist is—a no-nonsense, crowdsourced newsreader to keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest in the… » 8/07/13 6:00pm 8/07/13 6:00pm

What's Your Pick for a Google Reader Replacement?

The day we RSS fans have been dreading for months is almost here. On Monday, Google Reader dies. Forever. There's no going back. Everybody's been hawking their replacements, and we've brought you a little sampling, but now it's decision time. Who you goin' with? » 6/29/13 3:00pm 6/29/13 3:00pm

Highly Visual 2.0: A Mobile Reader for the Visually Minded

Especially with the upcoming demise of Google Reader, RSS alternatives abound. But how do you pick the one that's right for you from all the riff raff? Well, if you're someone who's feed tends to stick to the more image oriented, Highly Visual 2.0 may be exactly what you're looking for—at least in a mobile reader,… » 6/24/13 6:00pm 6/24/13 6:00pm

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

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

How QR Codes Work and Why They Suck So Hard

QR codes are a technology that desperately wants our attention. They appear everywhere from supermarket shelves and magazines to hiking trails and tombstones. Never heard of a QR code? You're looking at one right now. Scan the image at the top of this article, and it'll open a link to the mobile version...of this… » 12/18/12 2:20pm 12/18/12 2:20pm

The Craziest Home Desktop Computer Rigs on the Planet

Desktop computing may be dying, besieged by ultrabooks and tablets, but that doesn't mean people aren't still loving their crazy desktop setups. Here are the very best ones—located in the homes of artists, musicians, engineers, mad gamers and people who just love computers—compiled from readers' submissions and hours… » 10/18/12 11:00am 10/18/12 11:00am

Do You Use Your eReader for Anything Besides Reading Books?

E-Ink readers are great for reading books, or anything really, but mainly books. But many of them offering 3G, and apparently non-book-reading-and-buying activity is high enough that Amazon had to limit browser usage to 50MB per month. » 9/10/12 4:00pm 9/10/12 4:00pm

Sony's New eReader Is Light, Pleasant, and Massively Late to the Game

Sony's got a new ereader. It's actually quite nice. It's just not as nice as all the other ereaders that are either out or about to be out. And sadly, it's more expensive than its direct competitors, too. Poor Sony. » 8/16/12 9:00am 8/16/12 9:00am

Which Kindle Should You Buy?

Holy crap, we're covered in Kindles. As of today there are six different Kindles you can choose from at 11 different price-points. How ever will you decide? Here's a quick look at all of 'em, and our pre-release pick. » 9/28/11 7:30pm 9/28/11 7:30pm

Minimalist SD Reader Also Looks Like a Toaster

There's usually nothing very interesting about transferring files off an SD card. But! Elecom's newest, adorable little reader lets you pop in four of your cards (SD, microSD, and miniSD) at once. Then, sit back and stare at them. » 12/01/10 10:40am 12/01/10 10:40am

Katie, Will You Marry Me? UPDATED!

A couple weeks ago, a reader asked us for help. He couldn't figure out how to propose to his girlfriend in a way that would adequately express how much he loved her. So we turned to you... » 10/29/10 8:00pm 10/29/10 8:00pm

Amazon Will Let You Loan Kindle Books to a Friend — But Publishers Can…

Amazon will add a neat new feature to its Kindle e-book program later this year, designed to let you loan Kindle e-books to your friends, either via Kindle devices or the Kindle app for the iPhone, iPad, Android, etc. » 10/22/10 4:43pm 10/22/10 4:43pm

Kindle For Mac Adds Annotation and Highlighting

Kindle's biggest strength? » 10/19/10 2:54pm 10/19/10 2:54pm

Platform ubiquity. Even more so after this Kindle for Mac update that lets you add and edit notes and highlight passages, syncing everything across all Kindle apps and devices.

A Slim New Crop of Touchscreen Sony Readers Arrive in Town

And lo, the slim and cheap Sony Readers we heard about have arrived, and only the flagship Daily Edition dons a 3G and Wi-Fi coat. All models have new Pearl e-ink displays, 2GB of memory—and touchscreens. » 9/01/10 4:09am 9/01/10 4:09am

Borders' Kobo and Aluratek Ebook Readers Get $20 Price Cuts: $130 and…

If you're interested in Borders' Kobo or Aluratek ebook readers, then you're in luck: The two have had their prices dropped by $20 and are now available for $129 and $99.99 respectively. » 8/31/10 8:00am 8/31/10 8:00am

Extremely Thin, 3G-Capable Sony Readers Coming Soon?

Rumor is that there's a new batch of Sony Readers coming soon: The PRS-350 and the PRS-650. They are described as being under 10mm thick and all-around better than previous models. » 8/13/10 2:07pm 8/13/10 2:07pm

Comic Viewer For iPad Lets You Surf For Comics In-App

When we did our last round-up, the state of reading comics on the iPad was basically "good, not great." A few shortcomings keep Comic Viewer from achieving that greatness, but goodies like in-app comic downloading make it a worthy contender. » 6/04/10 6:40pm 6/04/10 6:40pm