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Tech Hasn't Killed Books Yet

For those unfamiliar, books are a collection of words that form some sort of coherent narrative, printed on paper and bound together. These objects are very much alive and well, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center, despite the fact that we live in an age where you can download the same information onto various pieces of technology. Wild.

Kobo's New Aura One E-Reader Was Designed With Input From Actual Readers

eBooks are great — they’re so much more convenient than paperback or hardback titles for travellers and commuters alike, especially if you’re the kind of reader that devours long tomes on a regular basis. But e-readers generally have small screens and don’t offer the same reading experience as a proper book. But Kobo’s new Aura One e-reader has two vital statistics that avid readers will know well — it has a screen the size of a classic hardback, housed in a chassis that’s smaller than the thinnest airport thriller paperback.

The Cheapest Kindle Just Got Better

Amazon has just announced some nice improvements to the cheapest Kindle. The price is still crazy good at $US80 ($107), and the battery still lasts for weeks. (It also still has a middling 167 ppi display.) But it’s also thinner, lighter and now comes in black and white.

The Amazon Oasis Is The Best E-Reader Ever Made

The Amazon Oasis is practically perfect in every way. It doesn’t forge relationships between bratty kids and their errant fathers or wax bannisters with its arse, but as e-readers go, it leaves you satisfied. It’s light, easy to read, has wonderful ergonomics and incredible battery life.

And it’s $449.

Which Kindle Should You Buy?

Kindle’s latest Oasis e-reader is out and it’s a damn fine product — the best e-reader ever made . It’s also the most expensive e-reader currently available. So if the idea of spending $449 on a portable library makes you shudder, then it’s time to consider the other guys.

Leak Of New Amazon E-Reader Suggests It's Flipping Cool

E-readers get a bad rap — probably because there are a lot of illiterate arseholes out there who hate reading. For the rest of us totally wicked people e-readers are amazing and Amazon’s rumoured announcement of a new e-reader is a cause to celebrate.

7 Apps, eBooks, Podcasts And Courses For Autism Education On Your Smartphone

There are one in 100 Australians living on the spectrum, and with World Autism Awareness Day tomorrow, 2 April, we’ve put together a collection of educational resources for your smartphone or tablet.

These ebooks, audiobooks, apps, courses and podcasts explore different facets of the autism spectrum for parents, kids and students.

If You Want To Keep Using Your Kindle, You Should Update It Immediately

If you own one of Amazon’s pre-2012 Kindles, listen up: there’s a critical update that you need to install if you want to keep using it, and you must do so before March 22.

You Don't Own Your Ebooks

You don’t own your ebooks with DRM. You’re merely licensing the privilege to read them. Some readers overseas have learned this the hard way (yet again) now that Nook is going out of business in the United Kingdom. But don’t worry, they’re working to let you maybe possibly transfer all those books you bought.

Apple Must Pay $450 Million For 'Supreme Evil Of Anti-Trust' eBook Scheme

This winter, the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Apple violated US federal antitrust law by conspiring to fix the price of ebooks. The court called Apple’s price fixing the “supreme evil of antitrust”. Today, the Supreme Court has rejected Apple’s appeal.

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