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Chinese bootlegs? In App Store? Still?

Chinese bootlegs? In App Store? Still?

Pirating anything is very illegal and it is also a big money maker in China, where copyright laws are viewed as more of a guideline than a law to be enforced.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 01:40

Manga Portal – Official manga portal for North America

Manga Portal – Official manga portal for North America

The Digital Comic Association, which includes 39 Japanese manga publishers, has opened an official manga portal for North America. This service, called JManga Portal, started on August 17, 2011.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 01:26

Sharp upgrade its GALAPAGOS Tablets to Android 2.3

Sharp upgrade its GALAPAGOS Tablets to Android 2.3

Sharp’s Android based Galapagos e-Book readers still struggle to attract customers. But regardless of the demand, Sharp announced that it will propose an OS Upgrade of all its Galapagos Tablets to Android 2.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 01:25

Toshiba introduces in Japan a new Android based e-Book reader with the DB50

Toshiba introduces in Japan a new Android based e-Book reader with the DB50

Toshiba’s new BookPlace or BD50, comes with a nice 7” color touch LED backlight LCD with a WSVGA resolution (600×1024), 8 GB of internal memory (eMMC) and powered by a 1GHz Freescale i.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 01:15

Ricoh Achieves Color Electronic Paper Display with Significantly Enhanced Brightness and Color Reproducibility

Ricoh Achieves Color Electronic Paper Display with Significantly Enhanced Brightness and Color Reproducibility

Ricoh announced that the company has achieved a display of color still images with about 2. 5 times brighter (in white reflectivity) and about 4 times wider color reproduction range compared with presently commercialized or announced color electronic paper technologies.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 01:06

Fujitsu to jump into the e-Book business this May in Japan

Fujitsu to jump into the e-Book business this May in Japan

And voila, here you are another company that is jumping into the e-Book business in Japan! Today, Fujitsu announced its partnership with DNP Group (Dai Nippon Printing) in Japan to propose later this may a unique cross platform e-Book service with possibly the development of new-dedicated terminal in the future as well as spreading this service to a wide variety of already existing e-book service providers.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 01:05

Elecom Announces New Sony Reader Screen Protectors

Elecom Announces New Sony Reader Screen Protectors

Sony’s e-book reader, named the Reader, went on sale five days ago in Japan. What the fast-paced and very mobile Japanese Reader user was missing until now was a screen protector for their new purchase.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 01:04

Hanvon unveils Industry’s First Dual-Touch Solution by Pure EMR Technology

Hanvon unveils Industry’s First Dual-Touch Solution by Pure EMR Technology

Today at SID 2011 in Los Angeles, one of America’s largest Screen Expos, Hanvon, the leading global eReader and touch technology manufacturer,  unveiled a revolutionary new method of enabling touch-based interfaces, the Hanvon ERT Touch Technology.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 00:57

Sony shows off flexible e-paper at SID 2011

Sony shows off flexible e-paper at SID 2011

More news recently came out from SID 2011 in Los Angeles last week, since this news was from behind closed doors. Sony demoed a new bendable display technology, an extremely flexible black and white e-paper display that is driven by thin-film transistors (organic TFTs) and can be bent to a 5mm curvature radius.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 00:55


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