Classics is a digital reading app that gives you access to more than 20 preset books in an inviting, intuitive interface. When you open Classics, you see a 3D wooden bookshelf with neatly shelved virtual books--all classic, public-domain titles such as "Call of the Wild," "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," the "Illiad," and "20,000 Leagues under the Sea." You can scroll through the bookshelf by flicking up and down, and red bookmarks show which books you've started as well as your progress (the shorter the bookmark, the further you've … Read more
Today's title is an example from Natali's mind of some tags you might put on a video with Yahoo's new video tagging game. I would like to see that video. We also touch on the myth of Cyber Monday and keep you up to date on Linux on the iPhone.Listen now: Download today's podcast EPISODE 862
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The evil power of Dr. M is even greater than we thought...strong enough, in fact, to tarnish the shining reputation of the long-awaited Spore. Also in the news today, DVD ripping goes legit, a little too late, thanks to RealDVD, but we determine it's probably not worth getting sued over. And we put gurus against geniuses in a battle to the tech support death. Listen now: Download today's podcastEPISODE 804
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Two new Kindle models are expected to be available on Amazon.com in time for the holiday shipping season, with the first coming as early as October, an "insider" tells CrunchGear.
The first model will be an update of the current e-book reader, with the same screen size and an improved interface, according to the tipster. The source told CrunchGear that Amazon has "skipped three or four generations" with the update.
The second new model will be considerably larger, shaped like an 8.5-inch by 11-inch piece of paper, and is expected to be available next … Read more
Another prestigious school is embracing Amazon's Kindle e-reader.
Princeton University has announced that it will start printing Kindle-edition textbooks this fall, according to a story in The Christian Science Monitor.
Princeton follows Yale, Oxford, and UC Berkeley in creating textbooks for the Kindle. In the United States, there are about 2,500 four-year universities, so Amazon still has a long way to go.
But the Kindle should appeal to university students better than other demographics.
I wanted a Kindle. I was ready to buy a Kindle. The iPhone spoiled everything.
I'm an avid reader of digital books and for months I had my eye on the Kindle, the digital reader from Amazon, with its high-contrast screen and PC-less book downloads. Then Apple announced that the iPhone 3G goes on sale July 11.
I'm now in second-guess hell.
I know Apple has said nothing about offering an e-reading application for the new iPhone. But what happens if Steve Jobs later surprises us or some developer turns the iPhone into a whiz-bang electronic reader? I'… Read more
The company has updated its "iLiad" reader with a "Book Edition," a less expensive version that doesn't include the Wi-Fi receiver found in the original, according to SlashGear. The first iLiad (not to be confused with Homer's) has been used for wireless newspaper delivery in Europe, where that practice has gained some popularity among readers. But the new model, as its name indicates, … Read more
The "Read&Go," being developed by French telecom Orange, is aimed specifically at newspapers with hourly wireless updates by 3G and Wi-Fi connections, according to Electronista. The 1GB device, which will also come with 30 preloaded books, is already undergoing two-month public testing periods. We hope someone works on a dual-screen version so we can scan all the comics at once.
It seems as if the hype over the "Kindle" has barely subsided, and already we're getting a glimpse into the next generation of e-book readers from overseas.
The EB-100 from Taiwan-based Netronix is an e-ink reader that features a touch screen and Wi-Fi networking, according to Gizmodo. Other specs seem fairly standard, including a 6-inch display that's the same size as Amazon's version, though GizmoWatch and some other blogs have mentioned a model with a 9.7-inch screen.
Auctioneers at eBay were asking for more than double the retail price of Amazon's Kindle e-Reader on Friday.
Has Amazon really discovered untapped consumer demand for digital-book readers?
The e-tailer, dabbling in electronics manufacturing for the first time, sold out of Kindles soon after introducing them last month. The device connects to the Web to download books--a feature that … Read more