Tag Archives: kindle

Report: Amazon flipping the DRM kill-switch on customers’ Kindles

Amazon can, at its pleasure, suspend your account: for example, if you return too many books or other purchases. This also means that your Kindle can no longer get virtual books and subscriptions you already paid for. From The Consumerist: … Continue reading

Howto: Read the Kindle in bed

Randall “xkcd” Munroe found holding the Kindle upright in bed too tedious, so crafted this bent wire contraption that allows him to turn pages while laying on his side with only a twitch of his thumb.

Reading Rights Coalition to protest Authors Guild whinging about Kindle 2 text-to-speech

The Reading Right Coalition and the National Federation of the Blind will be hosting a protest tomorrow outside the offices of the Authors Guild in an attempt to convince the Guild to quit busting Amazon’s balls over the Kindle 2′s … Continue reading

Fujitsu Flepia is slow, expensive, but heralds a color e-paper age

Fujitsu is set to sell its own Kindle-like e-book reader in Japan, with one critical difference from Amazon’s offering: the new heart of the new Flepia reader is an 8-inch, 1,024 by 768 pixel touch screen…in color. Pretty pennies must … Continue reading

Kindle for iPhone

Amazon will sell books to smartphone users, starting with Kindle for iPhone. Amazon’s software application, which can be downloaded free of charge, allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to read books or periodicals purchased on the Web or through their … Continue reading

The shocking truth about Kindle

Sounds fishy to me.

Kindle “Good before, Better Now”

The Kindle 2 is much-improved over the original, writes David Pogue in the NYT.

An excellent Kindle 2.5 mockup

Reader Ken writes in with his design for an improved Kindle 2, featuring a sliding keyboard to keep the scale down, at the cost of extra depth. When I first saw the new Kindle 2.0 images, I hated the big … Continue reading

Kindle 3

“Giant bezel is giant“

Lazyweb: Getting public domain books out of Gutenberg en masse and onto a Kindle

I’m trying to figure out how to slurp down every single book in Gutenberg to throw on to a Kindle. It’s easy enough to download the Gutenberg archive, but everything comes down in .txt (with funky line breaks and no … Continue reading