Slate for Kindle

Slate magazine is offered daily on the Kindle and Kindle DX for $2.49 a month.  Slate is a fully online magazine, and its revenues rely on advertising.  I was surprised at the price of the Kindle version of this magazine considering that the web version is free.  I’m assuming that the subscription fee is mostly […]

Some netbook price changes this week

As we’ve revived our netbook price tracker, here some results that it produced:

Acer Aspire One D250 price has changed to $300.99 (was $308.99). You can buy it now from!

Asus Eee PC 1005HA price has changed to $316.99 (was $319.99). You can buy it now from!

Lenovo IdeaPad S12 price has changed to $429.99 (was […]

Kindle finally sold in the airports

Just an interesting note. According to this Kindle blog, Amazon has finally gotten around to sell Kindle eReaders in the airports, where they would sell best. It absolutely makes sense to sell one of the few devices that can be used for reading books right away without having to be tethered to a computer first.
Perhaps […]

Kindle in the Airports

HMSHost, the company that runs any number of airport shops you might encounter as you travel the country, has just acquired exclusive rights to sell the Kindle in the aforementioned airports!  So, what does that mean for you?  So far, they have announced that Kindle devices will be sold in a number of stores to […]

Unicode Fonts Hack updated for Kindle Software 2.5.2 and 2.5.3

As the image above implies I’ve updated the hack to work with the most recent versions of Kindle software: 2.5.2 and 2.5.3. The instructions and updated links can be found here: Kindle Unicode Font Hack.
I tested the hack with Kindle 2 US, Kindle 2 International and Kindle DX. Unfortunately I don’t have Kindle DX International […]

Kindle for Android Now Available!

Plenty of people out there have been looking forward to the Kindle eReader app for the Android OS for some time now and the waiting has come to an end.  Honestly, it looks really good.  Users will find all the usual features they’ve come to expect from the kindle platform, including a great selection, displays […]

Where does this leave the Kobo?

In the past week or so we have seen price drops on the two most full-featured and well-stocked eReader devices on the market today, as well as the first exclusively WiFi adaptation of one of these devices at the lowest price seen to date.  So, where does this leave the Kobo, the Borders-sponsored budget eReader […]

US News & World Report For Kindle

US News & World Report is available for Kindle and Kindle DX for $1.99 a month.  In the last few years this magazine has transitioned from weekly to biweekly to monthly publication.
The US News was founded in 1933 by David Lawrence, former student of Woodrow Wilson at Princeton University.  Lawrence founded […]