The Kindle and other e-readers are fantastic products, but you can’t wrap a digital book and put it under your tree. Surely there’s a solution so that we can keep on giving (and unwrapping) books at Christmas?
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Brits read more books on holiday than their European counterparts, or so says a lastminute.com survey. It’s still only an average of 2.6 books over two weeks – why would you need a 3G e-reader to download more?
Apple has been accused of colluding with book publishers to let them set ebook prices artificially high. Why? In order to stave off arch-rival Amazon, apparently. What happened to healthy competition?
The Future Exploration Network has created a newspaper extinction timeline, which suggests US newspapers won’t last beyond 2017, with the UK following in 2019. The cause? Tablets and e-readers, of course.
In the US, Amazon will soon start selling a cheaper version of its hero product, the Kindle. This e-reader will be $25 less than the regular Kindle and look exactly the same – until you switch it on, that is.
Ebook piracy is a ‘colossal threat’ or so screamed the front page of my morning Metro, London’s free newspaper. But not only do I think this blows the problem out of proportion, it could be missing the point entirely.
With ebook best seller lists dominated by books costing less than £1, surely it’s about time publishers realised that artificially high prices aren’t the answer?
In the US you can lend Kindle books, and a new website has launched to match lenders and borrowers online. Is this yet another nail in the coffin for the humble local library?
These days more and more gadgets don’t come with printed instruction manuals, but I think that for certain gadgets nothing beats a handy paper guide you can refer to when needed.
As we come to the end of 2010, it’s time to reminisce over the best technology from the year that was. The Which? Tech team has joined us to run down their technology highlights, featuring the iPad and Xbox Kinect.
Did you have fewer Christmas presents under your tree this year? It seemed that way in the Stevens’ household. Not because we’ve all turned a bit Ebenezer Scrooge, more that this year was an eChristmas.
Amazon sold more Kindles in 73 days of this year’s Christmas season than it did in the whole of 2009. It’s a massive success, and appears to have cornered the ebook market. There’s a problem, though – agency pricing.
Now that we’ve been up and running for almost four months, we thought it was about time to launch our first competition. If you’re craving an ebook reader look no further for a chance to win a 3G Amazon Kindle.
With the arrival of the iPad, Kindle and other e-readers, could we be waving goodbye to the traditional paperback? I previously dismissed ebooks, but now you can officially call me an e-reader convert.