The History of Video Games … in Print

We recently received a tip for a forthcoming 2-volume set of books entitled “The History of Nintendo” which is being translated from French to English. But it led us to discover that there are more than a few books written on not just Nintendo specifically but the video gaming industry in general. Wikipedia has a… Continue reading The History of Video Games … in Print

Wireless Page to TV Magnifier puts your books’ words up on your TV screen

Use one of your home’s largest gadget, your TV, to enhance one of the most low-tech activities we all do: read. The Wireless Page to TV Magnifier is a mouse-sized gizmo that scans your books or magazines and sends the image wirelessly to your TV in real time, magnifying it up to 25x it’s actual… Continue reading Wireless Page to TV Magnifier puts your books’ words up on your TV screen

CES 2010: Blio eReader is Free Software-Only Reader – Why It May Be Important

While we were inundated with hardware eReaders at CES, Blio took an intermediate step and made a (free) software eReader than can run on laptops, netbooks, desktops, tablets and even iPhones and iPods. Designed in part by inventor Ray Kurzweil, the Blio is a free piece of software that you can download for your Windows… Continue reading CES 2010: Blio eReader is Free Software-Only Reader – Why It May Be Important

CES 2010: Spring Design’s Alex – Dual-Screen E-Reader

Spring Design jumps into the e-book market with its Alex which is another dual-screen reader. It is yet another product running on Google’s Android OS, and features mobile browsing via WiFi and via 3G, EVDO/CDMA and GSM. The top screen is a 6″ monochrome e-paper (e-Ink) screen while the smaller lower screen is a 3.5″… Continue reading CES 2010: Spring Design’s Alex – Dual-Screen E-Reader

Some Book Publishers to Delay Release Dates of E-Books

Two book publishers have decided to delay the release of e-book versions of new releases coming out next year. Simon & Schuster will delay the e-book release of 35 titles by 4 months. This is akin to the delay before the paperback version is published. This is obviously a backlash to the growing popularity of… Continue reading Some Book Publishers to Delay Release Dates of E-Books

Kindle now with International wireless

The 6″ Amazon Kindle e-reader is now available (today) for use overseas with free wireless where available. Note that this is not the larger Kindle DX, but the same 6″ US reader with International support in over 100 countries. The Kindle store features over 350,000 titles plus magazines, blogs and worldwide newspapers. The international version… Continue reading Kindle now with International wireless

Google Books now supports EPUB format

Now we’re moving along. Google is doing their part to get the industry on board with EPUB, an electronic format for books. That means that all of those public domain books hosted on Google Books are now downloadable in that format on any device that supports it. That includes Sony’s line of eReaders. C’mon Amazon… Continue reading Google Books now supports EPUB format

Sony eBook Store gets a 500k title boost from Google

Sony announced today that they have, with Google’s contribution, added over half a million (500,000) free public domain books to their library for their eReaders. This collection consist of books whose copyright has expired, so most of these titles will have been published prior to 1932. This brings the total number of titles in the… Continue reading Sony eBook Store gets a 500k title boost from Google