Been holding off on picking up a Kindle eReader because the $69 starting price seems a bit steep? Amazon’s selling the latest Kindle for just $49.
The Kindle Paperwhite is also $20 off this week, with a starting price of $99. Sure, it’s twice as expensive, but that’s still a pretty good deal for a model with a higher resolution display, a front-lit screen, and a touchscreen.
On the other hand if you’re mad at Amazon for acquiring digital comic book distributor Comixology recently and then changing the way the company accepts payment for comics, skip the Kindle and head over to Humble Bundle where you can pick up some DRM-free titles rom Image Comics this week.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web,
- Amazon Kindles on sale for as little as $49
It’s hard to find a better eReader for this price… even refurbished models usually cost more. [Amazon]
- Sony Z Ultra 6.4″ Google Play Edition phone gets a $200 price cut
Sony’s big phone has a 6.4 inch full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, and this version runs software that’s pretty close to Google’s stock software. It’s also a lot cheaper than it used to be, coming in at $449 now. [Google Play]
- Google Drive Presentations: Now streaming to Chromecast
So far this only seems to work if you’re using a desktop web browser with the Google Cast extension. But it could be one of the simplest (and cheapest) ways to beam a presentation to a TV. [Android Police]
- Name your price for up to 9 digital titles from Image Comics
With some great titles including Saga and Chew, I’d be all over this deal if I didn’t kind of hate reading comics on a tablet (I love most eBooks, but since I don’t have an 11-12 inch tablet, I prefer paper comics). These volumes are available in DRM-free CBR, CBZ, PDF, and EPUB formats. [Humble Bundle]
- Now you can print Microsoft Office documents from an iPad
It’s been about a month since Microsoft launch Office for iPad. Now it supports printing using Apple’s AirPrint service. [Office Blogs]
- Most popular video game available on Ouya only sold about 7,000 copies
Ouya was conceived not just as a cheap game console for Android titles, but as a way to lower the barrier toward game development and provide new opportunities for game makers. Apparently those opportunities are rather limited at the moment. [Engadget]
- Gigabyte BRIX AMD A8-powered mini PC reviewed
The verdict: It’s pretty good for a system that’s about the same size as an Intel NUC, but about $140 cheaper. [Ars Technica]