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Open question: Are ereaders too complex?

Open question: Are ereaders too complex?

The trend toward more ereader features seems to undermine the simplicity of reading.

More and more features appear in new and updated ereader apps and devices. But are those features functional to reading, or are they just extraneous toys that obfuscate the core purpose?

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Readius Rollable E-Reader at Frankfurt Book Fair

The Readius rollable e-reader will be presented at this week's Frankfurt Book Fair, according to the Readius official blog. First announced in July, the Readius is a cell-phone-sized gadget that includes a five-inch rollable E Ink display. Related Stories: New Sony E-Reader Has Touchscreen, No Web Connection iRex's Large E-Reader Aimed at Business Crowd The Pitfalls of Publishing's E-Reader…

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CNET Pops the Kindle's Hood and Takes Pictures

CNET/Tech Republic cracks open the Kindle and takes an in-depth look at its hardware. Check out the photo gallery. Related Stories: Reversing Everything: "Hacking the Kindle" How to Read any Type of Document on the Kindle (Almost) Digging Around Amazon's Topaz File Format…

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Researchers Develop Dual-Display E-Reader

Researchers from Berkeley and the University of Maryland have built a dual-display e-reader prototype that uses traditional book-reading navigation (i.e. page turns, flipping the cover under, etc.). From the New Scientist: The two leaves can be opened and closed to simulate turning pages, or even separated to pass round or compare documents. When the two leaves are folded back,…

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Kindle's "Not Quite There" Design Suitable For Some

The Kindle's 1.0 look and feel work fine for Eleanor Randolph. From her New York Times column: Some computer snobs tend to dismiss the Kindle, or its chief competitor, the Sony Reader, as not being quite there yet. That's fine. Not quite there yet is an almost perfect description of my own technological skills, which, I confess, were stretched…

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