KOBO, AN E-READING SERVICE backed by Indigo Books & Music and Borders, and Amazon are making it possible to give e-books as gifts. Kobo and Kindle owners, will be able to purchase an e-book from the Kobo and Kindle stores and send to someone as a gift.
BLUEFIRE PRODUCTIONS RECENTLY introduced the Bluefire Reader, the first iOS app to bring library books to iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches. The free download is available in the Apple App Store. The app turns iPads and iPhones into full-featured e-readers with a marketplace of e-book providers.
SIMBA INFORMATION REPORTS that 35% of iPad owners have not used their devices to read e-books, as reading falls to the end of the list of things to do on multi-use devices such as iPads and smartphones.
A STUDY FROM THE NETHERLANDS claims that Wi-Fi radiation is harmful to trees, causing variations in growth and bark abnormalities. The Dutch city of Alphen aan den Rijn ordered the study five years ago after officials found abnormalities on trees that couldn’t be explained. About 70% of trees in Wi-Fi areas show symptoms, compared to 10% when the study began.