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  • Dedicated e-readers 'irrelevant,' say many publishing executives

    Dedicated e-readers 'irrelevant,' say many publishing executives
    Is your Kindle e-reader "irrelevant"? Yes, says a significant share of publishing executives. That's one of the most interesting pieces of news to come out of Digital Book World, publishing's annual e-reading conference, which got underway Wednesday...
  • Happy birthday, Emily Dickinson!

    Today is the 182nd anniversary of Emily Dickinson's birth. Happy birthday, Emily Dickinson! Dickinson may now be one of the most recognized names in poetry, but in her day, she kept much to herself. Her work was not widely known until after her death --...
  • Upgrade your cooking skills? There's an app for that.

    Upgrade your cooking skills? There's an app for that.
    You can use your iPhone or iPad to watch movies, listen to music, text and surf the Internet. But special, surprisingly inexpensive apps make them nifty environments for learning or upgrading cooking skills. I've bought or borrowed quite a few...
  • Bookshelves don't lie

    Bookshelves don't lie
    Until recently I owned just two books that were composed of little else but pictures of people's bookshelves. Not nearly enough. One book I received last year for Christmas, a compendium of pictures of author's bookshelves, a sort of literary...
  • Happy birthday, Kindle

    Happy birthday, Kindle
    Today marks the fifth birthday of the Amazon Kindle -- the biggest change in the way we read since Penguin started selling paperbacks for the cost of a pack of smokes. I was a slow convert to e-books, but that's mainly an outgrowth of being able to...
  • 'Top Chef Seattle' recap, Team Tom vs. Team Emeril

    'Top Chef Seattle' recap, Team Tom vs. Team Emeril
    It's a "Top Chef" Thanksgiving! (Even though this was probably filmed in August.) The guest judge for this week is Editor-In-Chief of Food & Wine, Dana Cowin.  Padma shows the contestants a map of the world and points out that there are 17 countries...
  • Consumer Reports: Top Tablets

    Consumer Reports: Top Tablets
    The world of tablets keeps growing. New entries include the Nook HD and HD+, the iPad Mini, and the Surface, Microsoft’s first tablet. Consumer Reports tests to find the best. Though the top ones all have something to offer, there are big...
  • 'Mom, can I have a cellphone?'

    'Mom, can I have a cellphone?'
    Parent advice From our panel of staff contributors This might be one of those gifts that is discussed ahead of time to make sure everyone is on the same page. Make it clear that it isn't a toy, and she's not getting it for its entertainment value. It'...
  • Amazon to offer HTML5 apps in its Appstore

    Amazon to offer HTML5 apps in its Appstore
    Amazon said it has begun accepting HTML5 apps for its Appstore, becoming the first major online store to distribute the browser-based software that can be used on multiple operating systems. The online retailer announced that it will offer HTML5 apps...
  • Amazon refreshes line of Kindle Fire HD tablets for the holidays

    Amazon refreshes line of Kindle Fire HD tablets for the holidays
    Amazon.com unveiled the latest version of its Kindle Fire HD tablets Wednesday morning, and they are lighter, faster and have higher-resolution displays than before. They also now have an X in their name. The new 7-inch and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX...
  • Samsung says smartphone with curved screen coming in October

    After nearly a year of rumors, Samsung confirmed it will roll out a smartphone with a curved display next month. Reports that Samsung was working on smartphones with flexible, plastic displays began coming out in late 2012, and Samsung verified those...