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Electronics May Be Depriving Children Of Much-Needed Sleep

According to a survey of more than 1,100 parents, children aren’t getting the sleep they need.


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Growing Popularity of E-Books Not Eliminating Real Books, Phila. Library Chief Says

“We have a long, long, long, long way before you will see the tactile material disappear,” Free Library president Siobhan Reardon told a Philadelphia City Council hearing.



Psychologist Says Most People Are Not Upfront About Being Biased

Not many people are as biased as Archie Bunker of TV’s show All in the Family, but a psychologist says he was upfront about it.


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Father’s Day Gift Guide For All Budgets

Father’s Day is fast approaching. But don’t fret; CBS Local did the browsing for you. Find dad-friendly gifts for any budget.


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3 On Your Side: Advice For Purchasing An E-Reader Or Tablet

One in five Americans now own a tablet, according to a new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. And those numbers are only going to grow.


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Dr. Seuss’ The Bippolo Seed And Other Lost Stories

If you and your children like Dr. Seuss books, you’ll love this app.


Amazon Expected To Announce Tablet Computer, Apple May Show Off iPhone5

It’s an exciting couple of weeks for gadget lovers. Tomorrow, Amazon is expected to announce its new tablet computer and there’s much hype ahead of an event at Apple headquarters next Tuesday


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Independent Bookstores Increase

Reading habits have changed and the American Booksellers Association, (ABA), an organization of independently owned bookstores, counts 1830 independent member stores, 400 more than in 2005.


Get Your Hands On eBooks For Free

Book lovers everywhere have turned a page when it comes to the way they read. A group of women in Center City has made the leap by creating their own high-tech book club.


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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Avoid Looking Like A Tourist, With eBooks

Bulky, printed travel guides announce to the world that you’re a foreigner, but now, with your maps and foreign-language dictionary disguised by an ereader, you can blend into a crowd.


Ten Years of Tech

Over the last ten years, the world has “exploded” with a sweeping change in technology – from tape and paper storage to digital downloads – and it’s caused a few changes in education as well.



Experts Discuss The Business Behind Holiday Shopping

It’s the official holiday buying season.


Reading Online

by KYW’s Dr. Marciene Mattleman The first consumer e-books in the 90s didn’t seem to catch on among those already reading on computer screens and cell phones. But, popularity has spread; 52% of buyers are […]