Kobo announces update to its ereader with the Kobo Glo HD

Meet the Kobo Glo HD, a new ereader which has a 6" e-ink screen, and runs at 1448x1072 - or 300ppi, which the company claims is "the closest experience to print on paper". The new device looks set to compete with the likes of the Kindle Paperwhite - and will be priced exactly the same,…

How to Use E-book Readers and Tablets as Tools for Research

It is often claimed that superficial and occasional readers are more likely to “succumb” to the lures of e-book reading devices, whereas “serious” readers will always prefer printed books. However, studies conducted among e-book users have steadily shown them to be avid readers, who read books in all formats and for a number of reasons,…

BitLit: An app with the potential to make ebooks AMAZING

Ebooks are great: No longer do we have to lug around weighty tomes when we want to read - we can instead just fire up an app on our phones. There is a problem though: How can you passively boast about how clever you are if your shelf is empty? It seems a new app…

Amazon drops pre-orders for Disney titles

Amazon in the US has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies in what appears to be another contract dispute, according the Wall Street Journal. Copies of films such as Muppets Most Wanted, Maleficent and Captain America: The Winter Soldier were unavailable for order on DVD or Blu-ray on Amazon.com on Sunday, although digital copies were…

US Ambassador sworn in on an eBook reader

In what could be a first the new US Ambassador to Switzerland, Suzi LeVine, was sworn not on a Bible or another book… but an e-reader. Before a new American ambassador can take up their position, like the President and…