Round up #303: Bezos sells half a bill, Braille SmartWatch
The ILMK Round ups are short pieces which may or may not be expanded later.
Braille SmartWatch to read e-books
What an astonishing advancement!
While text-to-speech is certainly very valuable for the print disabled, and a relatively small percentage of that group read Braille, I’m really amazed by the
It will reportedly cost under $300…and allow Braille readers to read e-books silently on their wrists!
I’ve asked them if it will reach text format e-books…it does read texts, so that’s possible. Even if it requires Braille prepared books, I still think this is great. 🙂
Thanks to Engadget for the heads up on this story!
Boooooooks change braaaaaaaains!
We all intuitively feel that books change brains for the positive. I think most of think that it is especially true of children getting early exposure to books.
Well, it’s nice when science backs up those intuitions. 🙂
they reference a study from Cincinnati’s Children Hospital showing, through the use of fMRIs (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, that children with more literature friendly homes actually have higher brain function. The article talks about some efforts in the area of trying to increase early childhood exposure to reading.
First Amazon Echo/Alexis round up in The Measured Circle
I recently decided to move the bulk of my coverage of the
to another blog of mine, but I said I would link to the stories here for ILMK readers who want to follow that information.
So, here you go: 🙂
Jeff Bezos sells about a half a billion dollars of Amazon shares…but no biggie
According to this
Jeff Bezos, CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Amazon has sold about $500 million in shares of the e-tailer.
Don’t worry, though…Jeff Bezos does that from time to time. 🙂
100 Kindle Romances for $1.99 each
Through August 14th (in the USA) you can get:
Interestingly, they appear to also all be available though
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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. Shop ’til you help!
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