Augmented reality as a storytelling medium can do some extraordinary things words and images alone can't convey -- such as transporting readers 400 years into the past.
News: Young Readers Can Now Enter the World of Dr. Seuss via New AR App Created with Unity's Project MARS
Alongside Sesame Street, the Dr. Seuss universe has been a constant presence in the formative years of several generations of children in the US.
News: New York Times Leads Readers on an AR Journey Through the Cave That Trapped the Thai Soccer Team
One of the more compelling human interest stories of the summer has been the plight of the Thai Wild Boars soccer team, who were trapped in a cave for weeks.
Prior to this year, Time primarily relied on image markers in the magazine to trigger its special augmented reality features
Continuing with its new paradigm of using augmented reality to cover the news, The New York Times has published a feature story that takes a peek into the late David Bowie's eclectic wardrobe of on-stage outfits.
Windows users have been getting a lot of bad news about their security lately. First, we found out that passwords in Windows 7 and 8 can easily be exploited if password hints are enabled, and now, Russian password-cracking software developer Elcomsoft has found another huge vulnerability.
One of the coolest features on the Samsung Galaxy Tab is the in-built Readers Hub. It's ideal for reading all of the newspaper, books and magazines within the Android tablet. All you need to do is go to the Reader Hub and start reading! Watch and see how easy it is!
Magnetic card readers can make e-transactions far simpler, especially for people who are running their own small business. You can also watch this video to learn about card writers, which can let you create your own magnetic cards (such as a membership card) to track your customers' activity.
Remember those old vinyl records? Remember jumping on the 8-track bandwagon? Switching over to cassette tapes? How much money you spent converting your music collection to compact discs? To MP3s?
What happens when the subject of your palm reading has a broken head, heart or life line? Peter John, an expert in the art of palmistry, explains this difficult question for palm readers and how to interpret what this means for your subject.
News: New York Times AR Coverage of Guatemala Volcano Disaster Shows AR Isn't Ready for Breaking News
The latest augmented reality feature from The New York Times gives readers a close-up view of the damage left behind by the eruption of Volcán de Fuego in Guatemala earlier this month.
Volunteer project Standard Ebooks strives to enhance some of the work available from Project Gutenberg and other public domain text sources, making them easier on the eyes.
If you're someone who loves to read, you've probably read a book that made you want to hop into the story and live in the world that wasn't your own. Reading has a way of letting us escape into other worlds and experience things that we normally wouldn't be able to. Augmented reality is similar in that way. Which is why it makes sense that the two would be combined to create an incredible, immersive new way of reading.
How To: Transfer Your Google Reader Feeds to One of These Better RSS Apps for Mac, PC, Web, & Mobile
Google Reader is soon to be no more. Yesterday, the company announced that the service will be shutting down as of July 1, 2013, as part of Google's second "Spring Cleaning."
Hate slogging through pages and pages of weighty books and lengthy work documents? You may not be able to depend on speed-reading apps, but with the right font, you can increase the number of words you scan each second, speeding up your reading pace exponentially.
From parents and other family members to friends and peers, personalities are built by environment. Though people are important in the development of our own individual personality, there are other, different influences, including what you choose to read. The books you take the time to enjoy can make you nicer and more understanding, or leave you overall unchanged.
RFID chips are everywhere. They're in passports, credit cards, and tons of items you've bought in the last 5 years or so. Big retailers like Walmart started using tracking products with RFID as early as 2004, and today, they're used in everything from mobile payments to hospital record systems. Chances are, unless you're a hermit (in which case you wouldn't be reading this anyway), there's an RFID tag within a few feet of you. Photo by sridgway
It's not uncommon for hackers to attempt to move laterally between devices in proximity of a compromised device to maintain a prolonged presence in the network. Malware utilizing USB flash sticks to self-replicate and compromise air-gapped machines isn't a new concept.
For being an inexpensive tablet, the Nexus 7 packs a 1,280 x 800 pixel resolution into a relatively small display, offering a very sharp-looking 216 pixels per inch. What does that mean? It's one of the best e-readers on the market.
Reading is no longer a leisure activity—it's an on-the-go activity that requires speed and less attention. That's why speed reading apps are growing in popularity. As smartphones and tablets increasingly take over the traditional book market, reading skills need to be adjusted accordingly, so you can cram in 5 pages in-between texts and emails.
Regardless of your culture or your age, eating with your hands is fun. Flouting social convention and just digging in with your fingers provides a whole other level of epicurean enjoyment. And one of the most entertaining hands-on foods is monkey bread. Food historian Tori Avey provides a comprehensive history of the origins of this pull-apart treat, including the important detail that no actual monkeys are involved in the making of monkey bread. Originally a savory culinary creation from Sou...
Smartphones are now indispensable when traveling. Domestic and overseas travel alike require food, navigation, translation, and so much more to make work or vacation successful. Gone are the days of lugging multiple tourist books around with you everywhere you go — you need to let your smartphone handle the dirty work.
These days, eReaders are everywhere. For die-hard book nerds, eReaders offer the convenience of a full library without having to sacrifice shelf space. Sure, there are the paper buffs who swear that you just can't take an eReader with you into the bathtub, but when's the last time anyone actually did that? Face it, eReaders are convenient and here to stay. But there's a dizzying array of information out there, so what should you look for in an eReader?
Palmistry is the art of characterizing or foretelling the future through the reading of palm lines. Though there are certainly many variations and techniques when it comes to interpreting the meaning of palm lines, you can brush up on Palmistry 101 by getting acquainted with your four major palm lines: the heart line, head line, life line, and fate line.
Waiting for school to start? Have you been practicing reading in the meantime? Here's our most honest and effective "cheat" to help you out.
This video tutorial was created by SCEA for Sony PlayStation fans and readers on how to use their PS3. Learn how to use the visualizer on your PS3. Once you learn the ease of using the visualizer on your PlayStation 3, you won't be able to stop.
This video tutorial was created by SCEA for Sony PlayStation fans and readers on how to use their PS3. Learn how to set up remote play on your PS3 and PSP. Once you learn the ease of setting up remote play for your PSP on your PlayStation 3, you won't be able to stop. You could play anywhere!
This video tutorial was created by SCEA for Sony PlayStation fans and readers on how to use their PS3. Learn how to create a photo slideshow on your PS3. Once you learn the ease of creating and viewing photo slideshows on your PlayStation 3, you won't be able to stop.
This video tutorial was created by SCEA for Sony PlayStation fans and readers on how to use their PS3. Learn how to import an audio CD on your PS3. Once you learn the ease of importing music CD's on your PlayStation 3, you won't be able to stop.
This video tutorial was created by SCEA for Sony PlayStation fans and readers on how to use their PS3. Learn how to start a video chat on your PS3. Once you learn the ease of video chatting on your PlayStation 3, you won't be able to stop.
This video tutorial was created by SCEA for Sony PlayStation fans and readers on how to use their PS3. Learn how to surf the web on your PS3. Once you learn the ease of browsing the Internet on your PlayStation 3 with the Internet Browser, you won't be able to stop.
This video tutorial was created by SCEA for Sony PlayStation fans and readers on how to use their PS3. Learn how to create an audio playlist on your PS3. Once you learn the ease of creating an music playlist on your PlayStation 3, you won't be able to stop.
Dave and Pat break down the basics of RFID technology and show you how to put it to use by building an RFID beer safe!
Turning points can be used to throw both your characters and your readers off guard, as suddenly there is something else going on and the energy of the story takes a different turn. By looking at classic turning points in novels, you can make use of turning points in your own stories.
When thinking about buying a gift for a friend, it's always the gift itself that's most important, right? But no matter how great your gift selection is (yay for Kindle readers), if it's wrapped sloppily your recipient will think you put little effort into your present.
Watch this CNET Quick Tips video to learn how to add your own MP3s for background music on the Amazon Kindle. Some readers just like to listen to music as they read, and the Kindle makes that easy. It's as easy as dragging and dropping your digitla music files onto your Kindle from your computer.
Avid readers may be wearing out the covers of their leather bound books, but fret not, this video tutorial shows how to care for the leather bound covers. Learn how to apply leather dressing to leather book covers to preserve that binding and ready for another reading.
In this video, we learn how to write an article. When writing an article, you need to use the proper formatting. This starts with the introduction to grab the reader's attention. Then the middle will elaborate on the introduction with 200 words maximum. The end will give the conclusion and summarize in around 50 words total. Don't give an opinion, just keep it un-biased and let the reader come up with their own opinion. Don't make some common mistakes which include: spending too much time res...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cite sources. The citation style depends on the college major, professor or enrolled class. Citation gives credit to the author, validates claims that you have made, help readers learn about the subject and avoids plagiarism. To cite an article, users will need: the author, publication title, article title, date, volume/issue, page numbers and web address. To cite a book, users will need: the author, title, editor(s), chapter title, date of publica...
If you are ready to make your podcast more professional, have a look at this tutorial. In this video, you will learn how to take an ordinary, amateur podcast and use different programs to make it sound more polished. This will bring your podcast up to professional grade and make it more likely to get distributed by larger companies.