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Barnes & Noble Nook business to sink deeper this year

Barnes & Noble Nook business The Nook business ain’t what it used to be. Barnes & Noble announced yesterday that it expects a higher loss from its Nook business for fiscal 2013, which ends in April. The company didn’t reveal specific numbers, but its EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) showed a loss of $262 million for fiscal …

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Anti-abuse ad displays special message just for kids

Anti-abuse ad displays special message A new spin on an old printing technique could empower abused children to turn in their aggressors. When you’re young and observing or experiencing abuse, especially when it involves people close to you, it can be hard to find the strength to talk to someone about it. An innovative new advertisement could help direct children …

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Instagram’s “Photos of You” section now open to all

Instagram’s “Photos of You” section Instagram has reminded its users that the newly-introduced “Photos of You” section has now been thrown open to everyone. Everyone who is able to see your profile and the images in it will now also be able to access the “Photos of You” section and view photos others have tagged you in. In a major …

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NaNoWriMo progress meter uses Arduino to fight writer’s block, may be its own distraction (video)

meter Features Of meter We’ve all had that moment where we sit in front of the keyboard and have trouble just getting started. It can be an especially dire problem when the 30-day deadline of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) looms overhead, and that was enough for inventor Steve Hoefer to craft his own USB progress meter. Marked Of meter The Arduino-based contraption advances …

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Airbus’ A350 XWB makes its first flight

Airbus’ A350 XWB Take-off! The Airbus A350 XWB takes to the sky on its first-ever flight. For airplane enthusiasts, there’s nothing quite like a first flight. And for fans of Airbus’ A350 XWB, that meant that Friday morning provided one of the best treats of all. With thousands on hand near Airbus’ headquarters in Blagnac, France (just outside Toulouse), its …

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