Amazon adds Disney and Dora to FreeTime Unlimited kids service

  There’s a new way to amuse, educate or just distract your offspring while Mommy has a little sippy-poo for the holidays — Amazon has just dumped a bunch of new content into FreeTime Unlimited. The kid-centric service runs $2.99 a month for Prime subscribers, and includes around 4,000 educational books, 400 “age-appropriate” apps and several […]

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San Antonio launching ‘bookless’ BiblioTech library in fall, places its eggs in digital basket

Hardbound books, apparently, are soooo 20th century — at least for the upcoming BiblioTech library in San Antonio, Texas’ south side. When the shiny, new public library opens its doors to bookworms this fall, visitors will notice something important missing: actual books. Instead, the facility will be serving up ebooks — about 10,000 digital titles […]

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Kindle Touch updated with new UI, Whipersync for Voice and comic book navigation

Still have an old Kindle Touch sitting around? You have some new features to play with. Despite replacing it with a brighter son, Amazon is still updating its original touch sensitive e-reader — outfitting it with a new UI, enhanced parental controls and Whispersync for Voice, which shares bookmarks between audio and text versions of the same digital tome. […]

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Kobo Arc review: another 7-inch Android tablet steps into the ring

Perhaps there’s something to be said for setting the bar low — at the very least, it leaves you with ample room to shine in the next round. That’s where Kobo, the Canadian-turned-Japanese company, was when the Arc ($200 and up) landed on our desk, and we’ll tell you right now that the 7-inch tablet mops the […]

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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ review: a high-def 9-inch tablet at an entry-level price

A couple of weeks back, we referred to the Nook HD as a “tablet with the heart of a reader.” And given Barnes & Noble’s roots in brick-and-mortar bookstores, the sentiment makes sense; the company has given the world a product that felt a bit like an LCD reader with some solid tricks up its sleeve. […]

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