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Worldreader.org: A Library at your Fingertips

Worldreader.org is a nonprofit organization that provides e-book readers such as the Kindle for children in poorer areas who have limited access to books and libraries.  Their first trial took place in Barcelona, Spain, and they are currently conducting another trial in Ghana.  Follow their blog for recent updates and testimonies by the children who […]

Scribd mega catalog only “two clicks” away for Kindle users

Amidst the price wars of content between Amazon and Apple, Scribd, the giant content sharing site, has launched a program to make its 10 million books, articles and documents compatible with the full spectrum of readers and mobile devices. Once considered to be the “YouTube” of document services, Scribd has become a hub for authors […]

Tech savvy college students and campus librarians embrace Kindle as way of future for textbooks

The transition to electronic textbooks, once thought to the next big boon for publishers, is meeting with surprising resistance among students and professors. Studies conducted on the Kindle DX at business schools across the country showed an overwhelming–90%–support of the ereader by students for casual reading. However only the tech savvy “power users” embraced the […]

See Your Notes and Highlights Online

If you’ve made notes or highlights in your Kindle books, you can now see them online at http://kindle.amazon.com/ At the moment the service if quite limited. You can see your notes and highlights but can’t edit or share or even email them as I’ve hoped but this is definitely step in the right direction and […]

Wireless Data Costs – Kindle Economics #1

Recently MediaShift blog mentioned some interesting numbers related to Kindle wireless data pricing: > Avg. file size = 1.2MB > Bandwidth cost = 12 cents MB > Selling price = $13.99 month > Monthly bandwidth cost = $4.32 I tried really hard to track down the source of this information but all I could find […]

Kindle DX, now with 9.7″ screen

Remember me speculating about 9.7″ screen in Kindle 3? Well, the only difference is that it’s called Kindle DX! Today Amazon announced availability of Kindle DX: Amazon’s 9.7″ Wireless Reading Device. It will start shipping sometime this summer and is available for pre-order now. As I’ll definitely would like to write a hands-on review of […]

Kindle Warranty

I just had to exercise warranty on my Kindle 2. Hence the reduction of the number of posts on this blog… The quality of the warranty service was a very pleasant surprise to me indeed. It goes way above and beyond of what I’ve experienced with other companies: Phone wait was less than 3 minutes […]

Kindle Battery Charger – Run Your Kindle On AA Batteries

Electronic gadgets are nice but until Witricity goes commercial there is this annoying need to recharge the things. And even when it does I doubt there will be many Witricity hot-spots in Yellowstone National Park or more remote “in-the-middle-of-nowhere’s”. It’s not that big of a problem if gadget in question uses regular widely available standard […]

Updating Kindle Firmware

After my last post about custom Kindle firmwares possibly making appearance soon, I received several emails with questions on how official firmware updates should be applied. Indeed there is very little information in the User’s Manual on how to update the Kindle software. Normally Kindle 2 would automatically download appropriate software updates if it is […]

XKCD Comic About Amazon Kindle

XKCD, “A Webcomic Of Romance, Sarcasm, Math, And Language” recently did a comic about Kindle which I couldn’t resist posting here especially since it mentions a book that I’m very fond of personally. If you haven’t seen XKCD before I really recommend to explore it as you are sure to have some good time. I […]