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Leaked Memo Shows Barnes & Noble Bringing Web Browser And Email To Simple Touch eReaders In June

An upcoming update will bring a web browser, email and update store
app to Barnes & Noble’s super affordable Nook Simple Touch line of eReaders,
which will begin rolling out June 1 according to a source close to the matter who
wishes to remain anonymous. The 1.5.0 update was created in response to the
positive critical and customer response to the recent Nook tablet update that
brought Google Play to B&N’s Android-powered

Wikipedia, Google Search, how powerful tools will make kids powerless

From techradar:

Legendary British inventor David Baylis has claimed that the internet, and Google specifically, is making a new generation of children ‘brain-dead.’

The 75-year-old¬†creator of the wind-up radio, says kids of today aren’t learning practical skills and will be unable to make anything with their hands as a result.

Baylis told the Daily Mail that children are becoming too reliant on instant Google searches and expressed a concern for the next generation of inventors in the UK.

He said: “Children have got to be taught hands-on, and not to become mobile phone or computer dependent.

“They are dependent on Google searches,” he added. “A lot of kids will become fairly brain-dead if they become so dependent on the internet, because they will not be able to do things in the old-fashioned way.”


Google+ best practice — Search by Image of suspicious photos

You’re being circled by someone too pretty/handsome to be true?
Use the Search by Image feature of Google or even better, install the Chrome Extension to perform the look-up with a simple contextual click.

Drag and drop the suspicious portrait in the “Search by Image” to locate similar photos on the web which may help you find out who the image does actually represent.

Make an experiment with that “model