Category Archives: Video

Trying the new Kindle Voyage glass screen in direct sunlight…

During our recent stay in Ocean Park, Maine, I took a review copy of the Kindle Voyage out to the beach on a sunny day to see if the micro-etched glass screen is as readable in sunlight as the plastic Kindle screens of yore. For the test, I put a Paperwhite and the Voyage side […]

Demo of Reading a Book on Amazon’s Fire Phone

Brett McNeill recorded this video showing the amazing way you can control the flow of text in a book using Amazon’s new Fire Phone. It’s pretty spectacular and makes this device a reader’s delight. I’m packing up here in Seattle, headed to Denver after a very full dose of Amazon World. I keep thinking of […]

Behind the Scenes of the Next TKC Episode with Kevin Eagan

In this screencast, you will see how I use Logic Pro 9.1.8 to edit the weekly TKC interview and how I prepare my script in Evernote. This week I spoke with Kevin Eagan, creator and editor of the Critical Margins blog and newly launched podcast. If you are interested in books, technology, and reading I recommend […]

Mayday Demo on Kindle Fire HDX 7″

I tried Amazon’s revolutionary Mayday video tech support for the first time today using a review copy of the Kindle Fire HDX 7″. It’s simply fantastic. In this video, you will see a tech helper named Whitney walk me through a problem I had with my New Yorker subscription, which turns out not to be available […]

Up the Creek with a Kindle: Test of the Waterproof Waterfi Paperwhite

This video, which my wife Darlene filmed at Cherry Creek in Denver, shows what happens when you drop a Waterfi Kindle Paperwhite into a running stream. My longer, audio review of the Waterfi begins at 8:18 in Episode 254 of The Kindle Chronicles podcast, uploaded on June 14.

Vivienne Roumani Interview – Video Extra

This is a video excerpt from my May 14, 2013, Skype interview with Vivienne Roumani, director of the documentary “Out of Print,” narrated by Meryl Streep. The full audio interview is in Episode 250 of The Kindle Chronicles podcast, uploaded on May 17, 2013. For screenings and other information about the film, please be sure […]

Doug Rushkoff’s Preparation for Colbert Pays off Handsomely

If you heard my interview with Douglas Rushkoff, author of Present Shock, in TKC 244 last month, you know he planned to spend two full days getting ready for his encounter with Stephen Colbert. Well, it looks as if his preparation paid off, because the interview on May 7 went very well indeed.  It was a lightning […]

Sam Tanenhaus Interview – Video Excerpt

This is a video excerpt from my May 1, 2013, Skype interview with Sam Tanenhaus, newly named as a writer-at-large at The New York Times after nine years as editor of The New York Times Book Review and host of the long-running Book Review podcast. The full audio interview is in Episode 248 of The […]

Otis Chandler Inteview – Video Excerpt

I wasn’t able to record video of my entire conversation with Otis Chandler on April 11, 2013, because the Skype connection was dropping out, and I wanted to preserve as much audio quality as possible for use on the podcast. This video captures the first few minutes of the interview. For the complete interview with […]

TKC Video Extra: Douglas Rushkoff Interview

This is most of the interview I recorded for TKC 244 with Douglas Rushkoff on April 1, 2013 by Skype. I had to trim it slightly to meet YouTube’s limit of 15 minutes.