Category Archives: eBook

L3T 2.0 book second revision available as OER

From 20 August until 28 August 2013 – in only seven days – the second revision of the well known OER book learning and teaching with technologies (L3T) was published. All in all 268 persons (including myself ūüėČ ) helped … Continue reading

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Digitization is positive for the media industry – more users are willing to pay for digital content

According to a study¬† assigned by Google (and performed by the consulting company¬† Booz & Company) the structural change caused by the digitization of media helps the media industry to develop. The segments books, cinema, TV and music could increase … Continue reading

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Electrowetting technology for eBook color display

According to Bloomberg Samsung thinks of selling their Netherland branch company¬† Liquavista to amazon for 77 million Euro. Liquavista is known for the development of color displays used for eBooks utilizing the so called Electrowetting technology. Samsung bought this company … Continue reading

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How to sell digital content

Many people buy now various content online (e.g. via the apple store or an eBook from amazon), which was in former days bought via DVDs or CDs. This makes it quite hard or even impossible to resell it. Amazon (in … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Zero – enable access to Wikipedia by developing countries

Within the project Wikipedia Zero Wikipedia wants to give access to people from developing countries who do not have enough money to pay data charges. In principle the system works as follows: users send a request per SMS to wikipedia … Continue reading

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Apple iPad with 128 GB

Apple announced the availability of an iPad with 128 GB memory. This iPad shall be available by begin of February 2013 for the iPad of the fourth generation for the WLAN version and the 3G version. Besides the double sized … Continue reading

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PaperTab – the next generation of paper

The human media lab of the Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada developed in cooperation with plastic logic and intel labs a device which they call “flexible paper-computer”, referred as PaperTabs. PaperTabs shall completely replace real paper in the near future. … Continue reading

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Apple store announces 40 billion apps downloaded since start

In an official announcement Apple reported that since the start of the app store more than 40 billion apps have been downloaded. Just in 2012 it was more than 20 billions, and 2 billions just in December 2012. Until now … Continue reading

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Brussels Philharmonic orchestra uses tablets instead of music sheets

On 7 November 2012 the Brussels Philharmonic orchestra started with an innovative task: instead of music paper sheets the orchestra used Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablets to perform Wagner and Ravel’s Bolero.¬† Until now the preparation of music sheets was … Continue reading

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New tablet available especially designed for kids

Toys ‘r Us announced a new tablet “Tabeo” which offers special features for children. The tabeo shall be available by 21 October 2012 exclusively in the US branches for 149 US Dollars. Image: Toys ‘R’ Us The tablet has a … Continue reading

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