President Obama Campaigns for Free E-Books

The Associated Press, along with leading business news outlets including the U.S. News & World Report, ran a story in late April explaining that President Barack Obama is pushing for more young people to have access to e-books. During a press conference held at a public library in one of the poorest neighborhood in Washington, DC, the nation’s capital, President Obama revealed the new plan to provide more than $250 million worth of free e-books to low-income students.

Project ConnectEd

The e-book initiative is part of a larger and more comprehensive project called ConnectEd, which is intended to

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The Kindle Voyage Review: Pricey, but worth it.

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Amazon unveiled its “Voyage” e-reader. Amazon invented the first-ever e-reader with the Kindle, so the Voyage represents the newest incarnation in the constantly-growing family of Amazon e-book reader gadgets.

Here’s a quick overview and consumer review of the Voyage:

Lightweight But Tough

The Voyage offers crisp text on a 6-inch 300ppi screen made of glass. The device weighs in at less than six and a half ounces, so it is extremely lightweight. But it is also housed in black rubberized magnesium instead of plastic, for long-lasting durability.

Realistic Look and

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Holiday Season Tips: Cyber Security and Your E-Reader

With the biggest online shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday happening this month, it is important to pay attention to your financial security, especially online and over Wi-Fi. You need robust passwords, trustworthy websites, anti-virus protections, and reassurance that your accounts are all guarded from personal data thieves. Virtually any computer and Internet-enabled gadget can be susceptible. So what about your handy e-reader? Is your Kindle or Nook a source of security worry?

An Epidemic of Cyber Attacks and Hacks

Last holiday shopping season it was a huge headline-generating sensation when the Michael’s store chain was

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