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Having a hard time parting ways with a certain plucky, lightning-scarred orphan? J.K. Rowling feels your pain (as she counts her money) and has teamed up with Google to help you fall in love with the world of Hogwarts all over again -- e-book style. The voluminous tomes will be making their exclu...

July 21st 2011 at 5:13pm 0 Comments
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When it was unveiled back in January, the Story HD, iRiver's first entry into the US e-reader market, boasted all manner of exciting technologies, including an "HD" display and a souped-up (in e-reader terms) processor. Things have changed in the past six months, thanks in part to new Nook and Ko...

July 19th 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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We have all ideas that the 70b will look mighty weak after next year's spate of slates, tablets and readers hit the public view at CES, but with a price tag as diminutive as €99.99 ($130), who cares about bells and / or whistles? Spotted first in the FCC's lairs a few weeks ago, the Archos 70b...

December 22nd 2010 at 7:26pm 0 Comments
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That iconic "fail whale?" It was created in 2007 by an artist named Yiying Lu who had never heard of Twitter when the site grabbed the image from iStockphoto, where she'd uploaded it. The rest, of course, is history and, with the launch of Google eBooks (née Google Editions), the Googs is gi...

December 8th 2010 at 8:38am 0 Comments
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Oh look, another Android-based eReader has just exposed itself to the fine men and women of the FCC's test labs. This time it's Archos under the lens with its previously unannounced 70b eReader (model 7702). Specs include 802.11b/g WiFi, a USB jack, stereo speakers, an SD card reader, and support f...

December 7th 2010 at 1:53am 0 Comments