Library eBooks Are Coming to Game Consoles

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Library eBooks are coming to Nintendo Wii U. OverDrive’s investment in HTML5 browser standards means that readers can access library eBooks anytime, anywhere, on an ever-increasing array of devices—including popular game consoles.  This weekend at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, OverDrive will demonstrate how readers can use OverDrive Read to browse, sample… Read more »

CES 2013: eBooks on the Fridge, in the Car, Everywhere!

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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, you don’t have to go far to find a web browser—which means you’re never far from your library’s digital collection. Whether you want to read a digital cookbook on your refrigerator door or entertain the kids by letting them flip through a children’s eBook on a touchscreen… Read more »

Gadget Close-Up: Nexus 7 and 10

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Android devices hold a large share of the tablet market—42.7 percent,  according to the latest report from International Data Corporation—so it makes sense to see what all the fuss is about. For evidence of said fuss, look no further than the Nexus tablets on offer directly from Android’s parent, Google. With hardware optimized for the… Read more »

Holiday Gadget Close-Up: Kindle Fire HD

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Amazon has had great success with the Kindle, which has become the most recognizable eReader on the market. Jeff Bezos and company entered the tablet game with the Kindle Fire, and they’ve upped the ante with the new Kindle Fire HD.   Available with a 7-inch or 8.9-inch screen, the Kindle Fire HD features an… Read more »

Holiday Gadget Close-Up: Microsoft Surface, Windows Phone 8

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Recently, we hosted a webinar about “Hot eBook Devices for the Holidays” (a recording of which will be available in our Learning Center on Dec. 21). During the session, many of you spoke up to say you’d like to learn more about Microsoft’s Surface tablet.   The Surface tablet comes in two flavors, Windows RT… Read more »

Holiday Gadget Close-Up: NOOK HD and HD+

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Barnes & Noble released the first NOOK in December 2009. At the time, the combination of an E Ink screen on top and a small touch screen on the bottom distinguished the NOOK from other eReaders. Since then, Barnes & Noble has released new iterations of the NOOK, from the NOOK Touch and Simple Touch… Read more »

Holiday Gadget Guide, Part II: Quinton’s Take

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We’ve been previewing the hottest new devices for library eBooks, with spotlights on the iPad mini, Kindle Paperwhite, NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight, and even kid-friendly tablets. Here, OverDrive technical writer Quinton Lawman makes his personal picks. –Ed.   So you’re looking to purchase a magical piece of gadgetry for a certain someone on your… Read more »

Holiday Gadget Close-Up: Devices for Kids

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We’ve been previewing the hottest new devices for library eBooks, including the iPad mini, Kindle Paperwhite, NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight, and other new gadgets. Stay tuned for more device spotlights all month long! –Ed.   Tablets aren’t just for grown-ups. Arnova’s ChildPad, Fuhu’s Nabi, and Oregon Scientific’s MEEP! are all designed specifically for kids,… Read more »