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  • May 2, 2013
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Amazon posted their latest Kindle Fire and Kindle commercials on Youtube last night, and they have something in common. Both commercials are focused on how kids use the gadgets. The Kindle Fire commercial spends 31 second pitching Kindle FreeTime to parents while the new commercial for the Kindle shows kids talking about books. And yes,…

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  • April 24, 2013
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Enhanced ebooks have never quite been as successful as some publishers would like, but I think HarperCollins wants to change that. They’ve just launched a new webpage on the official HarperCollins website that is focused on promoting enhanced ebooks:  Some books featured on the page right now are American Gods, The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Telegraph…

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  • April 19, 2013
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This dystopian video has been passed around on Twitter this week. It’s really not all that likely to come about, but like ghost stories it will probably send a chill down your spine. Here’s more from the Youtube description: The Last Bookshop imagines a future where physical books have died out. One day, a small…

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  • April 16, 2013
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Remember back when SF movies used to feature devices with impossibly thin and impossibly flexible displays? That’s what I was thinking of today when I saw the latest project to come out of one of Fujitsu’s labs. Fujitsu has just unveiled a next-gen user interface uses a webcam combined with an overhead projector to enable…

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  • April 13, 2013
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Apple’s rumored iWatch has been getting a lot of attention lately, with many tech bloggers belling that the Jesus Watch must exist and it is coming and it will be glorious. I am still skeptical, but all the attention that has been focused on the iWatch has inspired me to go out and get one….

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  • April 9, 2013
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Barnes & Noble has launched a new self-publishing program called NOOK Press. Independent authors who used the bookseller’s PubIt! platform need to switch to the new platform. If you want to see what sign-up entails, watch the video embedded above–you can follow the same sign up process at the NOOK Press sign up page. In…

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  • April 5, 2013
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AT&T might not be quite the monolithic Ma Bell of old but they do still have extensive research labs, and one project they’re working on promises to replace the monotonous narration of children’s ebooks with voices that are more distinct and entertaining. AT&T held an AT&T Foundry event earlier today, and StorEbook was one of…

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  • March 29, 2013
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Carlsberg has been using humorous commercials to promote Somersby, their alcoholic apple cider, for several years now but it was only recently that someone hit upon the idea of satirizing Apple. The newest commercial for Somersby Cider features the opening of a fictional store which is clearly inspired by Apple’s retail stores: The post Somersby…

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  • March 29, 2013
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As you can see from the screenshot at right, Apple isn’t the only one working on a revolutionary watch concept. PlasticLogic, a company best known for their flexible, low-power epaper screen technology, has recently unveiled a new concept for a watch. This device makes full use of the flexible abilities of PL’s screen tech to…

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  • March 27, 2013
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Hiding a safe inside a book or bookcase is an old trope in stories and an even older one in real life, but here’s a new twist on the tale. One Lego enthusiast by the name of Blake Baer has built a scale model hidden safe entirely from Legos. His project was developed as an…