Look past the terrible name for this new technology and you may see an E-Ink killer: the Electrowetting display. Gizmodo has a cool post about this new kind of display that Samsung is looking into producing and which could end up replacing E-Ink in e-readers and other things. Why? Because not only can these screens display 16 million colors, but they can update what’s on screen fast enough to play video! We’ll see, we’ll see, we’ll see if this is the next big thing. Check out Gizmodo for more info.
It won’t be long till your e-reader gets mixed up with the tissues you stuffed in your bag. See below:
In today’s morning report we mentioned a buzzy CES item: the Hanvon color E-Ink e-reader. The folks at Engadget got to play with the thing on the show floor, and while they mirror everyone’s excitement and anticipation about the technology, they are none too impressed with the actual device: “the E920′s colors are muted and not really on par with what you’d expect from even a mediocre LCD, refresh rates are pretty glacial, and the touchscreen functionality is of the resistive kind, meaning you’ll have to resort to using the integrated stylus for navigation,” writes Engadget’s Vlad Savov. Check out the video above to see what he means. Do you want one of these?
Color E-Ink: The first color E-Ink e-reader was unveiled at CES. From PC Magazine.
America’s Third All-Poetry Bookstore: Take a tour of Boulder’s Innisfree Poetry Bookstore. From Daily Camera.
What Will You Be Reading?: The Daily Beast lists 21 of 2011′s most anticipated books.
The Most Literate US Cities: USA Today ranks ‘em.
Borders’ Effect on Indies: A look at how Borders’ collapse would cast a shadow over indie booksellers. From the East Valley Tribune.
Huck Finn Remembered: The Millions recalls reading, and not being corrupted by, the un-cleansed Huck Finn as a child.
25% Digital: The Bookseller reports on a French study that says 25% of the book market will be digital books by 2015.
Books and Diapers: Amazon is in talks to buy the parent company of Diapers.com, according to International Business Times.
Color E-Ink: A Chinese company will be the first to bring an e-reader to market with a color E-Ink screen, reports the NYT.
Twilight for Twilight: The Bookseller also reports that a drop in sales of Stephenie Meyer’s books has had a noticeable effect on Lagadere’s bottom line.
Listening to Literature: The Rumpus reports on a lit mag you can listen to.
Elmore Leonard’s Writing Rules: The Detroit Free Press studyies Elmore Leonard’s rules for writing, and analyzes why they lead to particularly film-read books.