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Amazon's latest Kindle, the New Kindle Oasis, is definitely appealing. It's got a bigger screen, waterproofing, and Bluetooth support for listening to audiobooks. But if you consider reading to be fundamental, you're better off sticking to traditional paper books instead of pixelated pages.

Study after study show that reading on screens is, for various reasons, inferior to reading on paper. It's something to consider before dropping your hard-earned scratch on a New Kindle Oasis -- or any e-reader.


Amazon has somehow managed to create four different models of its Kindle ereader. Each of the four models has its own strengths and weaknesses, so if you're in the market for one -- or an upgrade -- let's take a look to make your buying decision a little easier.


Kobo has announced that its latest high-end ereader, the waterproof Aura H2O, will be receiving a local launch on 5 February, 2015. The Aura H2O is waterproof to a depth of one metre for up to 30 minutes. It also comes with an anti-glare HD display, is dust-proof and provides up to two-months of battery life.


Reading ebooks on Android used to be just OK. Now, it's awesome. While there are plenty of sweet apps for reading books on your phone or tablet, Play Books has vastly improved over the years to become our number one choice for it's cloud sync, excellent research tools and the ability to upload your own books.


This Saturday (16 November), ALDI is having a sale on various tech and lifestyle items as part of its 'Special Buys' promotion. The deals on offer include mountain bikes, tablets, e-readers, Windows 8.1 touch screen laptops, smartphones and pool cleaners. Here are a few products that caught our eye for one reason or another.


Amazon is making its biggest push yet into the Australian market, launching an Amazon.com.au site for its Kindle content, offering pricing for books and apps in Australian dollars and opening up its Kindle Directing Publishing self-publishing platform to local authors. What does the change involve and is it worth switching to the Australian store? Find out in our in-depth launch guide.


Amazon's Kindle range in Australia finally includes its Android-powered Kindle Fire models, which offer Android apps as well as ebook reading. Fire models go on sale starting from today in Dick Smith and Big W stores.


Dear Lifehacker, Do I have to turn off my ereader during take-off and landing? I have a Sony Reader -- it uses virtually no power at all. The "off" switch simply disables the touch screen so you don't accidentally flip through pages whilst carrying it around. Every time I am using it on a flight, I am asked by the cabin crew to turn it off for take-off. When I try to explain to them that it doesn't turn off, I end up being dubbed "that person" on the flight and receive snobby service for the remainder of the flight. Can I do anything about this? Thanks, Seat 41A


Kobo is expanding its hardware range with a new selection of e-readers and ebook-flavoured tablets, including the 10-inch Google-certified Kobo Arc 10HD. The Kindle competitor is also launching a dedicated kids' section and Pocket-integration which allows users to view website content offline.