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Amazon stops selling apps and games for older Kindles

Once upon a time you could play Scrabble, do crossword puzzles, and run other third-party apps and games on Amazon Kindle eReaders. But Amazon stopped offering the feature in 2014 when the company launched the Kindle Voyage. Every new model since then has lacked support for so-called “Kindle Active Content.” Still, if you had an […]

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Lilbits 6-22-2020: One GX mini laptop will support US 4G LTE wireless networks

The latest mini-laptop from One Netbook is a computer with a 7 inch display, a backlit keyboard, a big exhaust fan in the back, and a set of detachable game controllers that can be connected to the side of the system. The One GX is designed to be a handheld gaming computer, and later this […]

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Amazon Kindle updates: new colors and more storage (maybe)

This month Amazon added two new color options for the Kindle Paperwhite: in addition to buying the company’s 6 inch eReader with a high-resolution display in black or blue, you can now get sage or plum color options. But that might not be the only change in the Kindle lineup. Some customers who purchase the […]

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Daily Deals (3-30-2020)

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been trying to catch up on some reading while I’m stuck at home over the weekends anyway — and if you’re looking for something new to read, there are plenty of options in today’s roundup. Amazon is offering a $5 credit that you can use on Kindle eBooks […]

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Inkplate 6 is a versatile E Ink display made from recycled Kindle screens (crowdfunding)

Folks have been hacking Amazon Kindle devices for years, using them as E Ink monitors or thermometers, among other things. But the Inkplate 6 project goes a few steps further by recycling the E Ink screens from old Kindles and transforming them into versatile, programmable displays with WiFi and Bluetooth support. The creators of the project […]

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Amazon is killing Kindle MatchBook (cheap eBooks for print titles you’ve purchased)

Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook is a service that lets authors offer cheap Kindle eBooks to customers that have already purchased a physical copy of their book from Amazon. For customers, this means that you could buy a paperback or hardcover book from Amazon and pay an extra $1-3 to read it on your Kindle… assuming you […]

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Daily Deals (7-05-2019)

Amazon Prime Day isn’t until July 15th (and 16th), but Amazon continues to add new deals in the lead-up to its made-up sales holiday. The latest is that if you spend $20 on Kindle eBooks, you can get a $5 credit to spend on… ore Kindle eBooks. Or you can just take advantage of the […]

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Amazon’s new Kindle Oasis is its first with adjustable color temperature

Amazon’s Kindle Oasis is the company’s top-of-the-line eReader, featuring a bigger screen, more LED lights for a more evenly illuminated display, and other features to help set it apart from the Kindle Paperwhite and entry-level Kindle. Now Amazon is launching a 10th-gen Kindle Oasis with one more distinguishing feature: adjustable color temperature. You can adjust […]

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Amazon’s entry-level gets a front light (and a price hike, now starts at $90)

Amazon has been selling Kindle eReaders with adjustable front lights for years, but for the most part the feature has been limited to the company’s mid-range and high-end models. Now Amazon has updated the entry-level Kindle with a new model that features a front light. It’s the first sub-$100 Kindle to have the feature. But […]

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite updated with twice the memory, new waterproof design, small price hike

Amazon may have all but discontinued the Kindle Voyage recently, but t the company’s new and improved Kindle Paperwhite takes some obvious design cues from the company’s higher-priced models including the Voyage and Oasis. The new Kindle Paperwhite has a 6 inch E Ink display that sits flush with the eReader’s plastic bezel. It has […]