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Ebooks leave librarians out of work

Ebooks might be convenient, but they come at a cost. The spread of ebooks has driven circulation down in China's university libraries, and even …

Librarianship

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens

In a viral YouTube video from October 2011 a one-year-old girl sweeps her fingers across an iPad's touchscreen, shuffling groups of icons. In the …

Video Presentation by Two Public Library Leaders: “Ebooks: The Content Divide”

Patrick Losinski, CEO of the Columbus Metropolitan Library and Kim Fender, Director of the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library, recently …

Stats Show that e-Books are Still a Tough Sell in North America

According to BookNet Canada's President and CEO Noah Genner, "The research suggests that the ebook market in Canada may have reached a plateau. Early …

How Libraries are Evolving in the New Digital Realm

As concepts like self-publishing and digitized materials come to the forefront, how are libraries evolving in the new book world? In the new <i>American</i> …

University of Washington

Senior citizens take tech-savvy classes

If you’re a member of an older generation, learning even the most basic tech skills can be daunting. So Tom Kamber has created a popular program to teach New York City seniors everything from how to use Gmail to iPads. NBC’s Jenna Wolfe reports.

New York City

Aimee Copeland gets new high-tech hands

In a major milestone, Aimee Copeland, the Georgia graduate student who contracted flesh-eating bacteria after a zip-lining accident, is learning to use two state-of-the art prosthetic hands.<p>The high-tech hands may one day allow her to do the kinds of things most of us take for granted: cooking, …

Bionics

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Back to the Future

Improve Your Focus with This High-Tech Headband

Twitter, Pinterest, <i>Buzzfeed</i>. I don’t know about you, but my focus is completely fragmented these days. I should really add professional multi-tasker to my business card, but the constant switching between tasks is getting me down. Thankfully, this new Kickstarter project is about to change that. …

The Brain

The Top 10 Future Tech Trends From 5 Top Venture Capitalists

The only thing people in Silicon Valley like to do more than talk about the future of tech is to invent it. Tonight they settled for the second-best thing, in the form of the popular Top 10 Tech Trends dinner.<p>Hosted by the Churchill Club, which holds speaking events featuring top tech folks every …

Wearable Tech

Wintry Weather Wreaks Havoc on Giro Course

Stage 19 will be 21km longer than planned, but skip the Gavia and Stelvio climbs<p>POLSA, Italy, May 23, 2013 (AFP) - Giro d'Italia organizers have made plans to start the race's 19th stage on an alternative route as wintry weather conditions continue to play havoc with the course.<p>On the first of two …

Road Bikes

Danilo Di Luca Suspended for EPO

Pre-Giro d'Italia test comes back positive<p><b>PONTE DI LEGNO, Italy, May 24, 2013 (AFP) -</b> Italian cyclist Danilo Di Luca, currently competing at the 96th Giro d'Italia, has been "provisionally suspended" by the UCI after testing positive for EPO in an out-of-competition test before the race.<p>Di Luca, …

Cycling

Chattanooga crews preparing streets for USA Cycling championships

Jerry Burt, left, and Jose Santana with Jarrett Builders use new infrared technology to rejuvenate a section of Vine Street in preparation for this …