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Medusa is hidden in the waters of Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania

A fascinating phenomenon is taking place in the waters of Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania. All captured by photographer Nick Brandt in his new book Across the Ravaged Land. Lake Natron is not just any lake - it’s a deathly lake, that turns anything that comes in contact with it to stone.

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Facebook claims the word “book” as their trademark in new Terms of Service

I don’t know how much more ridiculous this can be. Facebook in their updated Terms of Service now lays claim to one of the most common words in the English language - “Book”. Yes, you read that correctly. If you use Facebook, you are agreeing to their Terms of Service when you sign up and each time you login.

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After 244 years, Encyclopaedia Britannica will stop printing books

Encyclopaedia Britannica used to be the most renowned source to get information from great minds, where the information was vetted and was always of high quality. For 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica set would print it’s books for reference. As a sign of the times, the printing of the encyclopedia’s is coming to an end.

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This bookcase was designed to inspire

This round “hovering” bookcase provides nothing less than a beautiful design, architecture and inspiration. Designed for Travis Price Architects, the bookcase oversees his office built into a dome, which gives the appearance of it hovering over the work space. Using a ladder, the round space is easily accessible.

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U is for Unicorn, the most wild creature ever born

Unicorns, Turtles, Yetis and other monsters are the premise for The Monster Alphabet which is a new children’s book by Darren J. Gendron and illustrated by Obsidian Abnormal. The book takes the traditional “A is for Apple” style and turns it into a full on learning experience with a new monster for each letter.

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Goodnight iPad, a children’s story

In our new “Facebook” generation, technology is abundant and our kids are immersed in it. If you think that is a falsehood, find almost any child and put an iPhone or iPad in front of them and most likely they will know how to swipe and do basic functions.

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Google built a never ending bookcase

In a Chrome Experiment from Google, they built their very own online WebGL infinite bookcase. The bookcase just like a real one lets you browse books by subject, over 10,000 of them. The bookcase is three dimensional and by clicking on any book it will open up to Google Books using their API. If this bookcase looks familar to you, it’s because back in July Google built a live and working model at their Google NY offices.

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Reading Rainbow is making a come back on the iPad

Anyone that is old enough to remember Reading Rainbow should appreciate this post. Back in 1980’s (and 90’s) Reading Rainbow aired on the PBS channel. Which back then there wasn’t cable or in reality my family couldn’t afford cable as it was relatively new and expensive. So PBS it was! PBS also had Sesame Street and other classic children shows.

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Google’s brand new virtual library (Photo)

Founder & executive director of Social Media Week Toby Daniels snapped a pretty cool picture of the brand new just made public virtual library at Google in New York today. He describes it as being an interactive wall, which allows you to search for books, scan them with your phone and then download them. The picture speaks for itself. I would love to see this in person. If you are ever at Google NY, ask for the virtual library on the 5th floor!

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Pop Up book for your iPad

Your kids are going to love this!   If they don’t, you will.   This is so neat.  Do you remember pop up style books, where you open the pages and the books are interactive?  

Well now with some creative technology and design, you can have pop up books on your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.  You can purchase the app in Apple iTunes here and also read more about it.  It’s not literally going to “pop up” from the screen, but it’s close enough and fully interactive which would be fun for anyone to use.

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George W. Bush will answer questions live via Facebook

Tomorrow live via Facebook, George W. Bush will be answering questions regarding his new book “Decision Points”.  Announced this afternoon by Facebook, the event will at 2PM PST Monday Nov29.

Former Pres. GW recently has been doing a lot of press on his new book including the now infamous interview with Matt Lauer where he called his lowest point in office the time when Kanye West called him a racist.

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Someone throws a book at Obama

Today at a rally in Philadelphia someone thought, “oh hey let me throw a book at President Obama”. You may not agree with his ideologies, but throwing a book?  Sounds tard-a-refic!  lol Check out the video below, where towards the end you see the book fly by. Apparently the Pres didn’t see it coming. You can pretty much bank on tighter security now. Oh and I bet someone will lose their job over this.


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