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Kno promised to launch a double-screened Linux-based e-reader designed for students at D8, and the undercover startup didn't disappoint -- believe us when we say it came out in a big way. That's big as in freaking big: the Kno reader features dual 14.1-inch capacitive IPS displays (1440 x 900 each)...

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Activision's Guitar Hero business unit has a new boss, who's not the same as the old boss -- former COO David Haddad is taking over the post after CEO Dan Rosensweig left the company. Haddad was the head of Vivendi's Sierra Online division back in the day, but started working with the Guitar Hero...

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Putting traditional print publication on an iPhone screen is old hat for ScrollMotion, and now it's taking that know-how to a larger screen. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Kaplan, Pearson Education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt K-12, and the educational sector of McGraw-Hill have all made de...

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As a parent of two adult children, with one just having left school and the other finishing a Master's degree, I know that buying textbooks at their staggeringly high prices adds insult to the injury of tuition, housing and living expenses. Over the last few years, the market has made historic ...

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We have no idea who would choose an iPhone app over a real, honest-to-goodness textbook, but if you really want to spend marathon cram sessions hunched over a 3.5-inch display, a company called CourseSmart has just made its entire catalog available for viewing with its eTextbooks app. Certainly, ...

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Amazon's Kindle ebook reader has been doing pretty well as a consumer device, but we've always thought it had amazing potential as a textbook reader -- especially coupled iTunes-style with Amazon's online distribution system. Apparently Princeton University (Jeff Bezos's alma mater) agrees with us, ...

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Of all the places to find a reference to Bungie, we never would have thought it would be in a textbook. It appears, however, that Bungie has indeed made it into the halls of academia. The reference in question was discoverd by a Halo.Bungie.Org member, who found it in his Management textbook (we g...

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Capcom has published an educational textbook in Japan called "Secrets of video games" to teach children about the games industry and culture. (Our zany Google translation of the book's title from Capcom's press release called it "May be the Gakken cartoon the [hi] of the series video game which is u...

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Here's an interesting break from the educational training games: an educational book about games. Secrets of Video Games is a textbook about the game industry, written in manga format and sent to libraries and primary schools. Unlike the video game books we grew up with, this textbook covers seriou...

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