Sep 20, 2015

Random Articles - RAW 150920


A real invisibility cloak and Star Wars toys which didn't make it to the shelves...  Enjoy with your favourite beverage !


  • New Pew Survey Reveals Most Americans Don’t Know Their Library Has eBooks
  • Google Books is in Limbo
  • Infographic: How Long It Takes Kids to Read Popular Books
  • Scientists Show What Happens When You Wrap Something in An Invisibility Cloak
  • 9 Star Wars Toys That Were Canceled Before Anybody Could Buy Them 



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New Pew Survey Reveals Most Americans Don’t Know Their Library Has eBooks


the-digital-reader.com - The Pew Research Center released a new report on the state of the American library user. The report is based on a survey conducted in March and April of this year, and while it is far too long to be summarized in a blog post few details jumped out at me. Read more...





Google Books is in Limbo


goodereader.com - Google Books was one of the most ambitious book projects in history. The plan was to scan all of the worlds books and make them publicly available. Due to years in court fighting authors and publishers the project is in limbo.  Read more...



Infographic: How Long It Takes Kids to Read Popular Books


the-digital-reader.com - Did you ever wonder how long it takes kids to read popular books? In the case of the Harry Potter series, it can take anywhere from 9.9 hours (for the Philosopher's Stone) to a hefty 33 hours (for Order of the Phoenix). So how long is your favorite kid's book?  Read more...




Scientists Show What Happens When You Wrap Something in An Invisibility Cloak


io9.com - The latest model of the Invisibility Cloak is here, and it has two major improvements on the last few models. It can actually wrap around the stuff it’s concealing — and you can’t see the cloak itself. Take a look! Read more...




9 Star Wars Toys That Were Canceled Before Anybody Could Buy Them 


io9.com - Star Wars merchandising is infamous for making a toy out of almost everything in the movies and beyond. That fervor is something we’ll be seeing again next month, when new toys for The Force Awakens come out. But not every Star Wars toy planned has actually been released! Here are nine that never saw the light of day. Read more...



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