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Confession: I’m Not Such a Reluctant e-Reader Adopter (Anymore)

Okay, love is too strong a strong word. I’ve never quite gotten over the smell of paper and the comforting heft of a much-loved tome, but I’m not quite the reluctant adopter I was a year ago. Still, it seems I’m not alone in making this shift: According to a report from the Pew research [...]

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Announcing Scientific American MIND’s Tablet Edition for iPad


Our readers have been clamoring for more digital ways to access Scientific American Mind. So today is particularly exciting for the Mind team: our tablet edition for the iPad is now live! Check out our free trial issue in the Apple App Store on your iPad. In addition to all the articles that appear in [...]

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Squiggly Lines Secure Smartphones

Researchers studied the practicality of using free-form gestures for access authentication on smart phones and tablets. Image courtesy of Michael Sherman, Gradeigh Clark, Yulong Yang, Shridatt Sugrim, Arttu Modig, Janne Lindqvist, Antti Oulasvirta, and Teemu Roos; Rutgers University, Max-Planck Institute for Informatics and University of Helsinki.

To protect your financial and personal data, most mobiles come with PIN-based security, biometrics or number grids that require you to retrace a particular pattern to access your device. But is that good enough in crowded places full of spying eyes? Not necessarily, according to a team of researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey, [...]

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Gadgets: This Week’s Flurry before Apple’s Coming Storm


With the specter of Apple’s iPhone 5 introduction looming on September 12, gadget makers pressed for their share of the consumer electronics spotlight this week. The most prominent devices on display: Nokia’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphones and several new Motorola Droids running Google Android. Even Amazon made a play on Thursday to preempt next [...]

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Apple’s iPad 2.0 will face stiffer competition than its predecessor

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Speculation abounds that Apple will introduce its much-anticipated iPad 2.0 at a Wednesday meeting at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Any new tablet computer Apple might unveil will enter the market with much more serious competition that its predecessor. As it did a decade ago when its iPod took the digital music [...]

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