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So...You Wanna Make Your Own Books and Texbooks

For many teachers the traditional textbook just doesn't cut it any more. Between the rapid pace at which information changes and rising cost, many …

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Google Play Books Updated with Textbook Support, Book Rental Capabilities

Google has updated its <i>Google Play Books</i> app, adding support for both rental books and textbooks, which were added today to the Google Play Store.<p>Textbooks can be rented or purchased via the website, and then accessed in the iOS app itself. Once added to a personal book list on the website, the …

Roku iOS app update lets users stream videos to televisions

Similar to Apple TV's AirPlay, the new Roku iOS update allows users to beam videos recorded and stored on their mobile devices to their TVs.<p>Roku added a small, yet significant, addition to its app for iOS on Thursday. With the new 2.3 update, users can now stream videos stored on their iOS device …

Smart TV

12 apps to de-Apple your iPhone and make it work smarter

The chances are, if you've bought an iPhone, that you think pretty highly of Apple – or at least highly enough to opt for its iOS software over …

Young Adults With Autism Can Thrive In High-Tech Jobs

The job hunt is complicated enough for most high school and college graduates — and even tougher for the growing number of young people on the autism spectrum. Despite the obstacles that people with autism face trying to find work, there's a natural landing place: the tech industry.<p>Amelia Schabel …

iPad in Education: Report Shows School Districts Doubling Down on Their iPad Rollouts

It looks like the iPad’s impact in the education arena in the US is continuing to grow. A recent report by Fox Business cites some of the impressive numbers for the iPad in the education market and also some evidence of increasing momentum for Apple’s tablet.<p>Here are some of the things that caught …

Education

Recommended: 10 reasons the iPad is an awesome tool for classrooms and education

I read a great article the other day on iPads in the classroom, over at iSource. The title, as mentioned above is ‘10 Reasons the iPad is an awesome tool for classrooms and education’. It’s written by a guy who would know, Brad Gurgel,since he serves as a principal and teacher at a school that has …

Education Technology

Why The Sudden Rush To Bring Google Glass To Market?

Only a couple of months back, Google co-founder and augmented reality promoter, Sergey Brin, voiced skepticism about Google Glass, claiming at an impromptu TED talk in February that it was far from the finished article, implying there were doubts it would make the trip to market.<p>Last week, however, …

Workers more positive if they eat outside the office, study finds

Walking away from your desk and eating lunch outside makes a person happier about their work, according to a new study.<p>Leaving the office to eat lunch increases general wellbeing, and makes employees look more favourably upon their job, it is said.<p>In contrast, those who eat at their desk are likely …

Happiness

25 Ways The iPad Has Taken Over The World In Just Three Years [Gallery]

It seems like we’ve been using iPads forever now, but the greatest tablet computer ever made is still an incredibly young piece of gadgetry. In fact, it’s celebrating its third birthday today.<p>What other three year old do you know who has changed the world like the iPad has?<p>A ton of tech luminaries …

Best Buy puts iPad 3 on clearance for as low as $314 as Walmart offers 16GB iPad mini for $299

<i>From 9to5Toys.com:</i><p>Best Buy started offering some nice deals on the previous generation iPad 3 with Retina display today with most models available for up to 30 percent off normal retail prices. One of the most enticing deals will let online shoppers get their hands on a 16GB Wi-Fi only model for …

Book-Burning Disruption Starts In High School

The days of students leafing through test-prep material are almost a thing of the past. So says BenchPrep, a Chicago-based company that moves such material from the pages of the Princeton Review to the screens of mobile devices and laptops.<p>The company is in the middle of a pilot program that puts …

Branden Albert wants commitment

Branden Albert was absent from the start of the Kansas City Chiefs' offseason workouts Monday and said Tuesday that until he gets a "definitive …

Lionel Messi's injury not as bad as first feared, say Barcelona

Barcelona have revealed that the injury suffered by Lionel Messi in Tuesday night's Champions League draw at Paris Saint-Germain is not as bad as …

Nnamdi Asomugha joins Niners

SAN FRANCISCO -- Free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha reached agreement on a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday that could …