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Amazon Whispercast Could Make School Books Obsolete
2012-10-17 16:00:43

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Steve Jobs won´t likely ever be relegated to a footnote in history, and it looks like Apple won´t be writing the book on the future of textbooks, either. On Wednesday Amazon.com essentially rewrote the playbook on textbooks with the introduction of “Whispercast for Kindle,” which could give schools and businesses a simple, scalable online tool for deploying Kindle devices and Kindle content. The technology,...

Textbooks Lacking Sci-Fi Movie References
2012-10-04 21:10:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A University of Valencia study found that science fiction movies are not making much of an impact on school textbooks. Both teachers and students see science fiction as a way of motivating interest in the field of science, but only 9 textbooks out of the 31 textbooks analyzed referenced science fiction in movies. "A current concern is that students are no longer studying science and engineering and this trend is more common...

2012-10-03 23:02:27

Textbook buyback site, MyBookBuyer.com, upgrade their website to improve site performance and enhance customer experience. San Leandro, CA (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 MyBookBuyer, an online internet textbook buyback service, is proud to announce they have recently upgraded their site to streamline website performance and improve overall user experience with the use of Java. August and September was back to school time for many students, and in order to accommodate the heavy volume of buyback...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'