9th Circuit Gets it Wrong, Rules Netflix Isn’t Subject to the ADA

US courts have long disagreed on whether the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to websites, and this week the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals came down on the wrong side of the debate. I caught the story from Ars Technica: A federal appeals court ruled (PDF) yesterday that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) doesn’t apply to Netflix,… Read More »

Pebble Time Smartwatch Hits the FCC, Reveals That it has an LCD Screen

When Pebble launched its new smartwatch last month they talked up its features and showed us a pretty screen, but they didn’t share much in the way of specific technical details. We knew that it had Bluetooth, microphone, 7 day battery life, and that it was waterproof. We also knew that the screen resolution matched the… Read More »

FCC Teardown Reveals the Kobo Aura H2O has an Internal Card Slot, Other Goodies

While perusing the FCC website this morning, looking for signs of Pika and Alyssum, I happened across an old filing for the Kobo Aura H2O. Kobo launched this ereader last September, and even though it shipped in October we still haven’t taken the time to look inside. The photos don’t tell us much that we don’t already… Read More »

FCC Extends Accessibility Waiver for Kindle, Kobo eBook Readers

Just over a year ago the FCC granted US makers of ereader devices a limited exemption from complying with certain accessibility regulations, and this past week the FCC extended that waiver for another year. As I reported last year, this waiver excuses Amazon et al from having to make ereaders which comply with the Twenty-First Century… Read More »

New Kobo Aura H2O eReader Clears the FCC, Has Wifi and a 6.8″ Screen

The drought of news about new US ebook readers ended today with the discovery that Kobo’s next ebook reader has made an appearance on the FCC website. Kobo (or rather their hardware partner Netronix) has taken the sensible precaution of placing most of the useful info under an embargo, but there were a few nuggets… Read More »