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Encyclopædia Britannica print edition defeated by digital

Encyclopædia Britannica print edition defeated by digital

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After 244 years the Encyclopædia Britannica is no more when it comes to print form, becoming the latest victim of the digital revolution. The encyclopaedia, which was written and continuously updated by around 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 expert... >>

APP OF THE DAY: The Cat in the Hat - Lite review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: The Cat in the Hat - Lite review (Android)

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We love a bit of Dr Seuss over at the Pocket-lint Towers. Keeping kids entertained since before reading was invented, it doesn't get much better than the story of The Cat in the Hat. Well that was until smartphones came along. Now we can experience the... >>

Digital photography - why should I print?

Digital photography - why should I print?

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In days of yore, when gentlemen wore top hats, women donned corsets and a horse and cart was the fastest way about town, there was such a thing as film photography. This ancient art saw crowds gathering about a camera awaiting rolls of 36 exposure film... >>

129,864,880 books in the world: Google's keeping count

129,864,880 books in the world: Google's keeping count

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Google, during its ambitious crusade to digitise every book every written, has been keeping count of just how many books there are in the world and has come up with a total - 129,864,880. You may be wondering how exactly Google arrived at this whopping... >>

VIDEO: Interactive iPhone and iPad "QBooks" launch for kids

VIDEO: Interactive iPhone and iPad "QBooks" launch for kids

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QBooks are new ebooks designed specifically for children for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, described as the world's first touch-enabled and interactive read-along storybook. From Penguin in New Zealand and Kiwa Media, a QBook offers "Swipe-to-Read"... >>

Facebook gets made into a real book

Facebook gets made into a real book

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An artist called Laura Balboa has taken the Facebook concept full-circle, and turned the website into a hardback book. The website was originally named "Facebook" after the books that some American universities would hand out at the start of the year... >>

Firebox offers Bedside Booklight

Firebox offers Bedside Booklight

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Ideal illumination for bookworms, the Bedside Booklight new from Firebox not only offers a soft glow perfect to read to, but has a cunning design for a clever purpose. As you'll see from the images the frosted glass lamp is house-shaped which means you... >>

Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition out soon

Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition out soon

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If you received a book token for Christmas, then rejoice, as the Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition is out this month. The third book in the series, it's described as the best resource (offline, obviously) for video game records, facts, trivia... >>

US publishing giants join forces for digital standards

US publishing giants join forces for digital standards

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In the States, five big publishing companies have announced they are to team-up on a venture that will see open standards created for the new era of digital publishing on portable digital devices, such as the as-yet unconfirmed Apple iTablet that's got... >>

VIDEO: iPhone becomes interactive children's book

VIDEO: iPhone becomes interactive children's book

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Japan's Mobile Art Lab has come up with a charming new way to use the iPhone. The clever designers have created a book-shaped frame for the handset in which the iPhone slots, turning it into an interactive story book for children. Hit play now on the... >>