Recently, Barnes & Noble announced that it was rebranding its eReading software across various platforms and calling it Nook. As part of that evolution, the company has released a "next-generation" Nook for iPhone application that incorporates many of the features found in its Nook for iPad app. At the same time, it's updated Nook for iPad to include some new features, including one that allows you to rate e-books from within the app. Users had been requesting the feature, the company said.
Nook for iPhone appears to be a big improvement over the company's previous B&… Read more
Drafting off the news that Amazon will release a $139 Kindle, Copia has revealed that it will sell a 5-inch color e-reader this fall for $99. The device has a color LCD and will tap into Copia's upcoming community-based e-reading platform, which is now in beta testing.
I got an early look at the Copia platform last year, and while it looked impressive, we've yet to see any devices emerge from the company and we're still waiting for the platform to launch after already being delayed a few months.
Copia, a subsidiary of DMC Worldwide, plans to … Read more
Barnes & Noble has been saying it would soon be launching an Android version of its eBookstore app and now it has done so. But what's interesting about the announcement is that Barnes & Noble has decided to move away from its BN branding and go with Nook as the name of choice for its digital reading platform.
The company says the new Android app is the "first eReader software to feature Barnes & Noble's new Nook-centric branding, leveraging the strength of the company's Nook brand across its entire eReading offering. Nook for Android will soon … Read more
We tried, I swear we did; we had the sincerest intentions not to talk about Inception again, but all three of us have finally seen the movie and while we're generally happy with the film, it wouldn't be The 404 without Wilson almost ruining the ending for everyone who hasn't seen it yet.
We'll have to find a chicken leg to keep him busy next time. Full disclosure: the first 5 minutes of today's show is about Inception (with a little more during Calls From the Public), but it's definitely SPOILER FREE!
The big … Read more
Using an e-reader for academic pursuits can be pretty disjointed. What happens to the passages you highlight? Are they citable? What about supplementary learning tools like workbooks and class notes?
Barnes & Noble hopes to make the experience better with the launch of NOOKstudy. It is downloadable software for your Mac or Windows PC that will help you access and organize your course material, whether or not you use Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader.
Barnes & Noble says that NOOKstudy will give students access to "eTexbooks, lecture notes, syllabi, slides, images, trade books, and other course-related documents." … Read more
Germany says nein! to Facebook spamming non-Facebook users. Also, Amazon gets a patent on the Barnes & Noble Nook dual-screen concept, and Netflix begins closing the window on when new movies are available for streaming. Special guest: Darren Kitchen of Hak5!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more