A few weeks ago, I was sitting at a traffic light by the Hollywood Video store near my home and glanced over at the empty parking lot. This was not an unusual sight because for years the parking lot at the Hollywood Video was always empty. But looking a bit closer, I realized the space… Continue reading Death of The Video Rental Store
Amazon.com has a new version of the 6″ Kindle coming out soon. The new Kindle DX was released just 3 weeks ago. The price is new too – even lower, $139 for the WiFi-only model and $189 for the 3G+Wi-Fi model. Wow. Wonder when the B&N nook will get a price cut? This model has… Continue reading Latest version of Amazon’s 6″ Kindle starts at just $139
The Roku Netflix box can now stream movies from Amazon’s Video on Demand and is also $20 cheaper starting at $79.99. The HD version is $20 more. If you don’t yet have Netflix, you can even get $20 off.
Amazon.com has a new version of the Kindle DX. It’s the bigger brother of the regular Kindle. The most obvious difference is that the Kindle DX has a 9.7″ E-ink screen while the Kindle has a 6″ display. So what’s new in the new DX? Here’s the rundown: 50% better contrast can be read in… Continue reading Amazon’s newest Kindle DX is more than $100 cheaper
Google plans to start selling digital books this summer in direct competition to Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble. Called Google Editions, this ebookstore will sell some portion of Google’s 12 million scanned books.
Perhaps Border’s hasn’t read the headlines, but the eReader wars seem to be ending with the iPad… or does Border know something that Barnes and Noble and Amazon don’t know? What does the Kobo eReader offer?
Amazon recently updated Kindle‘s software to version 2.5. It adds a number of features such as: Social networking sharing of book passages via Facebook or Twitter Pan and zoom of PDF docs Organization of your books into ‘collections’ New larger and sharper fonts You can get the update from Amazon. via Wired
Amazon.com has had yet another patent approved, this time for a way to send their customers images and video clips of their orders being packed up for shipping. Yes, you read that right. The idea is that it assists customers as well as Amazon and their associated merchants. We’ll see how this pans out, and… Continue reading Amazon.com gets patent to put your order packaging on video
Well, well, well. There is now a Kindle reader application for the Mac. This has trailed its brethren on other platforms by a long mile. Even the iPhone app has been available for some time now. Well better late than never.
Amazon now has a ‘green’ category off of its electronics page. The products listed within have certifications from both EnergySar and EPEAT. Note that this doesn’t mean that all of the products match up equally – there are different levels of ‘green’. For example, there are only 14 TVs that make the EPEAT silver level.… Continue reading Amazon now has a Green category for electronics