| Jan 17, 2013
| 10:06 AM
Is your Kindle e-reader "irrelevant"? Yes, says a significant share of publishing executives.
That's one of the most interesting pieces of news to come out of Digital Book World, publishing's annual e-reading conference, which got underway Wednesday...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 12:48 PM
Today is the 182nd anniversary of Emily Dickinson's birth. Happy birthday, Emily Dickinson!
Dickinson may now be one of the most recognized names in poetry, but in her day, she kept much to herself. Her work was not widely known until after her death --...
| Dec 15, 2012
You can use your iPhone or iPad to watch movies, listen to music, text and surf the Internet. But special, surprisingly inexpensive apps make them nifty environments for learning or upgrading cooking skills.
I've bought or borrowed quite a few...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 3:19 PM
Until recently I owned just two books that were composed of little else but pictures of people's bookshelves. Not nearly enough. One book I received last year for Christmas, a compendium of pictures of author's bookshelves, a sort of literary...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 1:04 PM
Today marks the fifth birthday of the Amazon Kindle -- the biggest change in the way we read since Penguin started selling paperbacks for the cost of a pack of smokes. I was a slow convert to e-books, but that's mainly an outgrowth of being able to...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 7:09 AM
It's a "Top Chef" Thanksgiving! (Even though this was probably filmed in August.) The guest judge for this week is Editor-In-Chief of Food & Wine, Dana Cowin.
Padma shows the contestants a map of the world and points out that there are 17 countries...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 2:41 PM
The world of tablets keeps growing. New entries include the Nook HD and HD+, the iPad Mini, and the Surface, Microsoft’s first tablet.
Consumer Reports tests to find the best. Though the top ones all have something to offer, there are big...
| Dec 5, 2012
From our panel of staff contributors
This might be one of those gifts that is discussed ahead of time to make sure everyone is on the same page. Make it clear that it isn't a toy, and she's not getting it for its entertainment value. It'...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Amazon said it has begun accepting HTML5 apps for its Appstore, becoming the first major online store to distribute the browser-based software that can be used on multiple operating systems.
The online retailer announced that it will offer HTML5 apps...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:24 AM
Amazon.com unveiled the latest version of its Kindle Fire HD tablets Wednesday morning, and they are lighter, faster and have higher-resolution displays than before. They also now have an X in their name.
The new 7-inch and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:09 AM
After nearly a year of rumors, Samsung confirmed it will roll out a smartphone with a curved display next month.
Reports that Samsung was working on smartphones with flexible, plastic displays began coming out in late 2012, and Samsung verified those...