'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones' creator George Lucas originally wanted to open a museum hosting his vast personal collection of art and movie props in his home state of California, but ended up choosing his wife Mellody Hobson's hometown of Chicago, Illinois, instead. All images credit the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and MAD architects.
The new Kindle Paperwhite lacks the audio features of prior Kindle e-readers, but it doesn't need them to beat the competition.
Kobo has announced the Arc, a 7-inch Android tablet, and two new e-readers, pre-empting Amazon's big Kindle event today.
The Kobo Touch, which launches on July 19th through Rakuten, has already become the most-ordered item on the online retailer's website.
The Kobo Touch e-reader will be arriving in Japan on July 19th for ¥7,980, with Japanese online retailer Rakuten already accepting pre-orders.
Amazon customers in Japan have been awaiting Kindle hardware for some time now, and while it didn't make the rumored April release date, it appears Kindle products will soon be available to the Japanese market.
The Kindle gives Waterstones a chance to move into the digital future, while the deal blocks Amazon's serious competitors.
E-reader company Kobo reports a ten-fold increase in device activations over the holidays, alongside impressive announcements from rivals Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten just signed an agreement to buy Kobo for $315 million.
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