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Book Lovers Day: Alexa has changed Fife man with sight loss’ life

Billy Horsburgh, from Anstruther, uses his Alexa device to access titles from the RNIB Talking Books. Avid audio-book reader Billy Horsburgh has hundreds of ways to celebrate Book Lovers Day today (Tuesday) now he can access his favorite title with a simple voice-command and he has almost 1000 just waiting on his call. Billy, who …

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David McCullough, author, historian and a national treasure, died Aug. 7

Longtime Rockport resident and author David McCullough died Sunday, August 7. His publisher, Simon & Schuster, issued a news release following the news of his death, delivering condolences for an American writer who was an acclaimed “master of the art of narrative history, and a national treasure. McCullough died in Hingham, Massachusetts, surrounded by his …

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Some think young children should not have any screen time; our baby and kid expert weighs in

Should young children have screen time? From tablets to smart home devices to television, we live in a world dominated by electronics. While technological advancements are vital for progress and proven to save lives, not all technology is beneficial. For instance, many think young children should not have any screen time, as it can do …

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Sonu Sood brings ‘Commander Karan Saxena’ to life in Spotify’s latest podcast, The audio action series, exclusively available on Spotify, is based on author Amit Khan’s much-loved books and will launch on Independence Day!

Poster of ‘Commander-Karan-Saxena’ featuring Sonu Sood L-R: Mantra Mugdh, Sonu Sood, Dhruvank Vaidya L-R: Mantra Mugdh, Sonu Sood, Dhruvank Vaidya Mantra Mugdh and Sonu Sood MUMBAI, 08th AUGUST, 2022 (GPN): Spotify India has announced its new, original audio series, Commander Karan Saxena. The captivating thriller, based on author Amit Khan’s novel series ‘Hamladar Commander Saxena’, …

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UM Today | Libraries | Libraries acquires rare medieval Scandinavian book

August 8, 2022 — UM Libraries, Archives & Special Collections has recently purchased the first edition of Ole Worm’s Runir, seu, Danica literature antiqvissima (Runes, or, the ancient literature of the Norse people) with the support of Endowment Funds managed by the Valuing Icelandic Presence committee. More commonly referred to as Runic Literaturethe book is …

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Bookmobile and schoolmobile services essential in rural areas

Bookmobile driver Dee Sanders finds a book from the collection maintained for remote library services. Nathan Wilson Nathan WilsonBookmobiles eleven crisscrossed roads around the country to bring library resources to rural residents. Today, the number of bookmobiles has dropped from more than 1,000 in the 1990s to around 650 in 2018 according to the Pew …

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‘Magic bookmark’ revealed as key to augmented reality books | Books

We’ve had ebooks, audiobooks, and of course good old-fashioned printed books – but could there soon be another way to read? So-called “augmented reality books” – dubbed “a-books” by their creators – are a step closer to mass-market production after a six-year project by researchers at the University of Surrey. While ebook readers are used …

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Kids’ tech: the best children’s gadgets for summer holidays | gadgets

With the long school summer holiday well under way, you may need a bit of help keeping the kids entertained. From walkie-talkies and cameras to tablets, robot toys and fitness trackers, here are some of the best kid-aimed tech to keep the little (and not-so-little) ones occupied. robot toys SpheroMini – about £50 Sphero Mini …

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