Weekly Tech RoundUp
There are a couple of new eink readers on the market. The COOL-er ebook reader mimics the look of the colorful iPods for the exterior casing of its 6″ ebook reader. It reads EPUB, TXT, JPEG, any kind of PDF, MP3 for audio, and eight languages including Russian and traditional / simplified Chinese. It is both Window and MAC compatible. It’s definitely a product I would take a second look at if I were thinking about buying a new dedicated reader these days.
Kindle App for the iPhone has an update which allows tapping or swiping to advance pages, landscape mode, and a choice of three different color schemes: white on black, black on white, and sepia.
Sony Reader 700 is part of the Oprah Summer Giveaway. I’m not sure what, if any, kind of buzz the Sony Reader will get from being featured in this way.
For ebook readers, you’ll want to bookmark this site. It allows you to enter a name of a book or the author and it outputs a price comparison chart for each book. Sadly the Kindle is almost always the lowest price available. The only way to stem the dominance of Amazon Kindle is to go DRM free.
Waiting until July to upgrade your new iphone? This Wired article puts together all the rumors and rates the likelihood of the rumors being true or false.