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The 8 best budget Kindle e-reader alternatives – including Kobo, Nook and Sony Reader

"You either die a hero, or live long enough to become a villain", said Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight, before he went mad, burnt off half his face and started shooting people. This same slogan could equally be applied to Amazon. The company were one of the original internet pioneers - showing us how…

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James O'MalleyThe 8 best budget Kindle e-reader alternatives – including Kobo, Nook and Sony Reader

Nook ereaders now start at just £29. Tablets from £129

Earlier today I wrote about how didn't think it would be too long before content companies and retailers gave away hardware like tablets and ereaders. Well Barnes & Noble are not quite giving away their Nook range just yet, but they almost are. The company has just announced some price rejigging and the Nook Simple…

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Ashley NorrisNook ereaders now start at just £29. Tablets from £129

Nook Video service launches in the UK with Ultraviolet

Nook has brought its video service over to the UK this week, which will allow those with Barnes & Noble's range of eReaders to watch movies and TV shows from their tablets. The service, called Nook Video, will offer content from HBO, NBC Universal, BBC and Warner Bros as well as many more channels and…

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Becca CaddyNook Video service launches in the UK with Ultraviolet

The Dandy goes digital: Forward-thinking or the sad death of the comic?

After 75 years in print, children's comic The Dandy has now gone from real life paper to a digital edition today on its anniversary. But should we all be getting excited about its bang up-to-date online transformation or sad that this really does mean the death of the comic? Developed by Leeds-based Dubit, the new…

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Becca CaddyThe Dandy goes digital: Forward-thinking or the sad death of the comic?

The Nook Simple Touch Glowlight eReader launches in the UK, set to compete with Kindle Paperwhite

It's been a long awaited launch, but this week Barnes & Noble's Nook eReader range has finally come to UK shores. Both the Nook Simple Touch and Nook Simple Touch Glowlight with built-in lights are on sale now for £79 and £109, available from John Lewis, Argos, Blackwell's, Waitrose, Asda and Sainsbury's. The brand new…

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Becca CaddyThe Nook Simple Touch Glowlight eReader launches in the UK, set to compete with Kindle Paperwhite

AMAZON: We now buy more Kindle eBooks than printed books

Online retailer and king of the Kindle Amazon has revealed that, for the first time ever, more people are now buying eBooks from its website than printed books. It's only been two years since Amazon introduced its first Kindle eReader device and in that time we've witnessed huge changes in the publishing industry, from ways…

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Becca CaddyAMAZON: We now buy more Kindle eBooks than printed books

Fifty Shades Of I DON'T CARE: 10 Alternative eBooks fit for your Kindle

You did it. It's OK. We all know. We're human beings after all and if the rest of the nation is engrossed in a tacky, badly written piece of erotica then even the most defiant are going to eventually cave, take a sneek peak and see if it's really as filthy/life changing/incredible as they've been…

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Becca CaddyFifty Shades Of I DON'T CARE: 10 Alternative eBooks fit for your Kindle

STUDY: Dirtbag Brits use eReaders to hide their erotic reading habits

Research has found that Brits aren't just using eReaders because they're handy and compact, but because it's easier to disguise the filthy books they're reading. eReaders may be a new big tech trend, super convenient to carry around and compact enough for the tiniest of bags, but according to a new study, many of us…

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Becca CaddySTUDY: Dirtbag Brits use eReaders to hide their erotic reading habits

Send to Kindle for Mac lets you simply drag documents to your eReader

A few months ago Amazon launched a service for Windows users that allowed them to quickly and easily send documents to their Kindle devices and now HOORAY there's a new app for Mac users that does the same thing. And the good news is it's even more simple. Send to Kindle for Mac is a…

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Becca CaddySend to Kindle for Mac lets you simply drag documents to your eReader

Did you have a Kindle Christmas? 1.3 million of us received eReaders

Every few weeks some researcher comes out and says that we're a nation of celebrity gossip consumers, we don't read properly anymore and our attention spans are the same as a gnat's, so why then are 1.33 million more of us now in possession of a shiny new Kindle? That's right, an estimated 1.33 million…

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Becca CaddyDid you have a Kindle Christmas? 1.3 million of us received eReaders

Our supercheesetastic motivational Spotify playlist

We love Spotify here at Shiny HQ and spend far too much time putting together playlists to match our mood. Luckily it can sneakily be filed under research! There is an upbeat one, an indie one and an angry one... Yet again the conversation moved on to music today and more precise motivational songs. We…

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Elisabeth EdvardsenOur supercheesetastic motivational Spotify playlist

WHSmith launches its own eReader called Kobo

Today high street favourite WHSmith announced it would be selling its first eReader range, the cutely named Kobo. The popular stationery and book shop has added a new page to its website which claims it's been looking for the right fit for some time now and thinks Kobo is the best option for browsing, buying,…

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Becca CaddyWHSmith launches its own eReader called Kobo

How to buy an Amazon Kindle Fire in the UK in November

As you already know Amazon is set to ignite the tablet PC market with its very aggressively priced 7inch Kindle Fire. As you already know too the Fire is US-only for now. There are however ways of getting your mitts on one when they arrive on November 15th. One is to grab one from eBay…

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Ashley NorrisHow to buy an Amazon Kindle Fire in the UK in November

Sony's Reader Wi-Fi does what it says on the tin

Sony's new e-Reader, the Reader Wi-Fi or PRS-T1, has just been announced at IFA. Sony is dubbing it "the world's lightest e-Reader" and at a mere 168 grams no one's arguing with them just yet. As well as being light, it's super thin at 8.9mm and boasts Wi-Fi connectivity alongside the ability to borrow ebooks…

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Becca CaddySony's Reader Wi-Fi does what it says on the tin

Will Movellas (or Figment or WeBook) a YouTube for writers change publishing?

Hard at work on your novel? Angling for a book deal? Well now there's another place online where you can share your wise words with others. Movellas is a Danish based start up that has expanded its offering to include English language books. The format is simple - you write your novel - or at…

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Ashley NorrisWill Movellas (or Figment or WeBook) a YouTube for writers change publishing?

E-books in the back pocket? Yes you can, with a bendy e-reader

E-readers don't fit very snugly in the back pocket now do they, but that may be set to change with the invention of the bendy e-reader. Researchers at the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan have figured out a way to make bendable electronics out of silk, with the potential of incorporating this into displays.…

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ShinyJessE-books in the back pocket? Yes you can, with a bendy e-reader

Why a UK Kindle store is a big deal…

What? you thought there already was a UK Kindle store? Well actually no there wasn't. Before today UK Kindle owners get routed to the US store when they wanted to buy books. They had to pay in dollars and they didn't have access to the full selection of titles available, only a smaller number that…

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Anna LeachWhy a UK Kindle store is a big deal…

Why eReaders will be really good for older people

Techie gadgets are often seen as the preserve of the young and hyperactive. But eReaders could be really good for the older generation, even though they're the ones that probably are most attached to the paper and card format. Apologies to the eagle-eyed, wired-up, Nexus One toting oldsters - but a couple of features on…

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Anna LeachWhy eReaders will be really good for older people