The skinny on gadgets’ growing energy appetite

Energy use from the menagerie of consumer electronics — PCs, iPad, DVRs, etc. — has ballooned, a result of our always-on lifestyle. Better efficiency and powering down can help. Continue reading

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Run Windows 8 on your iPad

The Win8 Metro Testbed app connects your iPad to a Windows 8 PC, giving you a taste of how the new OS works on a touch-screen device.

Want to see how Windows 8 looks and feels on a tablet? Now you can tap into the experience on your iPad via an app called Win8 Metro Testbed. Continue reading

New Nook solves a dark problem

As rumors swirl that Amazon is developing a new Kindle with an integrated light, Barnes & Noble’s new $139 Simple Touch with GlowLight is already a reality. Continue reading

Why e-books cost so much

Book publishers are being sued by the Justice Department for allegedly colluding to raise e-book prices. This isn’t a case of simple greed. Continue reading

Tablets and TV go hand-in-hand

What is TV’s new best friend? The tablet.

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People who love e-reading simply love reading

( By D.Kerr )

Things might be starting to look up for booksellers, authors, and publishers. A report released today by the Pew Research Center shows that one-fifth of U.S. adults have read an e-book in the last year and that e-reader owners not only prefer to buy rather than borrow books, but they also read more books.

“Those who have taken the plunge into reading e-books stand out in almost every way from other kinds of readers,” the report’s authors write. “Foremost, they are relatively avid readers of books in all formats: 88 percent of those who read e-books in the past 12 months also read printed books.”

With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Pew surveyed nearly 3,000 Americans ages 16 and older last November and December. The research center found that e-book readers go through an average of 24 books a year, while those who don’t own the digital devices read an average of 15 books a year. Continue reading

Nasa: What Is Microgravity?


Angry Birds Space has provided NASA an opportunity to share a core concept of space exploration: gravity. Not only does gravity play a vital role in the game but, in general, gravity is a force that governs motion throughout the universe. It holds us to the ground, and it keeps the moon in orbit around Earth and Earth around the sun. The nature of gravity … Continue reading