Download the Universe: A Discerning Curator for Science eBooks

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We all need guides for the overwhelming world of the Internet. Digital curators are essential to sifting through the vast and expanding supply of online content because they find the good stuff that’s worth checking out.


Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone with Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses & More

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Santa left a new Kindle, iPad or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we’ll do ours. We’ll tell you how to fill those devices with free intelligent media — great books, movies, courses, and all of the rest. And if you didn’t get a new gadget, fear not.


Calibre’s Open Source Software Makes It Easy to Read Free eBooks (and Much More)

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We at Open Culture have discovered a handy piece of software that will make it easier to use our collection, 600 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices. Calibre is a free e-book library management software that lets users convert e-books from one format to another.


Amazon Finally Gets the Kindle Right with the Paperwhite, Delivering on Price and Technology

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It took five years and five models, but Amazon has finally released a new generation of the Kindle — the Kindle Paperwhite — that delivers the goods. The problem with the previous models boiled down to this. The screens were fairly muddy. The contrast, poor. The words didn’t pop off of the page.


A Big List of 375 Free eBooks for Your iPad, Kindle, Nook and Other Devices

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Last week, Amazon announced that it would start shipping a promising, new ebook reader in early October — the Kindle Paperwhite. The Paperwhite looks much like the old school, e-ink Kindle that you know and maybe love. But this new model has a touchscreen and better contrasting fonts.


The Latest, Greatest Cultural Perk of Amazon Prime: Stream Movies and TV Shows to the iPad

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When Amazon launched Amazon Prime in 2005, it didn’t offer that much in the way of benefits — just free shipping on Amazon goods. Now if you pony up $79 per year, you get some good cultural perks: You can borrow over 145,000 e-books and read them on your Kindle and devices with Kindle apps.


Fantasmagorie: The First Animated Film

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Today, we’re adding to our collection of Free Online Movies a great little film by Emile Cohl, otherwise known as “The Father of the Animated Cartoon.” Made in 1908, Fantasmagorie stitched together 700 drawings, each double-exposed, creating the first fully animated film.


Reading While Driving, Seriously?

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I gave up biking on the roads this summer for a good reason – too many knuckleheads texting, chatting, even reading, while driving. Reading a novel while driving? A complete aberration? Apparently not. Joining the genius above, we have the Portland, Oregon bus driver giving more thought to the Kindle than the road.


The iPad eBook Reader: Some First Reactions

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Yesterday morning, I headed to the Palo Alto Apple Store, spent an hour waiting in line, then finally gained entrance to the store. And who entered alongside me? Steve Jobs! An auspicious beginning. I left with a 32 gig iPad, took it home, and started playing particularly with the eBook reader.


Amazon Releases Kindle App for the iPad & Mac OS X

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A quick fyi: Amazon has released an app that will let you read Kindle texts on your Mac (finally!) and the upcoming iPad. If you’re looking for free Kindle texts, we’ve produced a long list here, including many great classics. You can find Kindle apps (all free) for other devices below.


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