YotaPhone 2 Coming to the US – via IndieGogo

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Somehow finding themselves unable to sign a US distributor, Yota Devices plans to launch its dual-screen smartphone in the US via a crowd-funding platform, PhoneScoop reports. The YotaPhone 2 is a unique dual-screen Android smartphone which pairs a 5" OLED screen with a 4.7" E-ink screen. It runs Android on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU, and can be had ...

Barnes & Noble Crawls Into Bed With Author Solutions

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When B&N launched its new author services website last November, I speculated that the over-priced packages offered on that site were actually provided by the notorious vanity press Author Solutions. I couldn't find a clear link, and B&N wouldn't discuss the topic (even though  I kept asking), but now I have proof. David Gaughran just posted a screenshot ...

Bookeen to Launch Solar-Powered eReader in 2016

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With over a decade of ereader design behind them, Bookeen is the oldest surviving ereader maker in the world and they're not slowing down. Yesterday Bookeen announced a new partnership with Sunpartner Technologies, a French solar panel maker. The two companies are going to cooperate to add Sunpartner's transparent solar panel tech to Bookeen's next ereader. For the past ...

Report: Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple Looking to Buy Social News Reader Prismatic

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Part StumbleUpon and part Flipboard, for the past several years Prismatic has been developing a social news reader for iOS, Android, and the web. And now it is said to be in the sights of Microsoft. TechCrunch reports that Prismatic is currently talking to a number of companies, including MS and Apple, about a possible acquisition. No party will confirm ...

Yezz Shows Off SmartCover, LED Flashlight, Gamepad for Project Ara

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Google launched its modular smartphone project in order to speed up device innovation and make it possible for new features to reach the market in a matter of months and not years. If the modules which Yezz is showing off at Mobile World Congress are any indication, Google's plans are about to be wildly successful. This South American telecom is in ...