Handy keyboard shortcuts to help you save time.
“A revolutionary new tablet screen the thickness of a sheet of paper that can be twisted and dropped without damage has been revealed.”
“Electrolibrary by Waldek Węgrzyn – Paper book as interface.”
A Book Apart publishes 100 page, in-depth books on specific subject matters.
“Over the last few years the BBC‘s video on demand service iPlayer (a kind of British Hulu) has moved beyond desktop PCs, to games consoles, mobile phones, tablets, set top boxes and internet connected TVs. But there’s still a segment of the population who aren’t being catered for; those whose …
Booktrack provides soundtracks for e-books.
“How did we get from Google being a search engine that pointed to things, like travel guides or gift cards sold by other companies, to being a content company? It’s a position that more than ever before makes it hard for Google to assure other companies that it won’t …
“German researchers are working on a new DRM system that would change individual words of a story to track pirated book copies back to their original owners.”
“The cookbook to improve your cutting skills. One of the first things you learn at a cooking school is how to use a knife. That’s why we gave our students this special introductory cookbook. Students had to actually cut the book apart in order to see the recipes. They …
RCS Libri announced their new project, which allows ebook samples to be streamed on Pinterest. “Here’s our new value proposition to book readers: Whenever they like a book cover featured in one of our Pinterest boards, they can click on it and immediately open the book in digital …
“Black Crown is a web-based story-game that will use micropayments to unlock extra narratives and social elements.”
Now the Kindle iOS app has voice over reading for the blind and visually impaired.
Bardowl, a site that lets you stream audiobooks to your phone.
idreambooks is the Rotten Tomatoes/Metacritic of e-books.
Online publishing with Tizra.
Fantasy author Silvia Hartmann wrote her novel live on Google docs.
Etherpad is an open-source editor that allows people to collaborate online in real time.
See the LibraryThing community write and contribute in realtime on Piratenpad what makes LibraryThing different from other social sites about books.
Coliloquy, digital content that is episodic, and highly engaged with readers.
“Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese modeled the very first fully articulated 3D-printed dress at an unveiling party earlier this week at Ace Hotel New York. The spectacular garment is made of 17 individually printed pieces with 3,000 articulated joints.”
A video game that teaches you how to code.
“…a method that takes a skinned mesh as input, then estimates a fabricatable single-material model that approximates the 3D kinematics of the corresponding virtual articulated character in a piecewise linear manner.”
Its proponents say it’s the next disruptive technology with the potential to significantly change the landscape of a number of industries. Peter Marsh, manufacturing editor, talks to one such supporter – Abe Reichental, chief executive of US-based 3D Systems – to find out how 3D printing works and how big …
Pulp-Based Computing is a framework for building computers out of paper by embedding electro-active inks, conductive threads and smart materials directly into paper during the papermaking process
Pu Gong Ying Tu is an interactive painting of a dandelion field. When you blow on the white puffs, the seeds disperse and generate new flowers. These flowers begin as yellow dandelions, but after a few moments bloom into responsive white seed puffs.