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6 Important Points Need to be considered While Purchasing an eBook

For the people who are passionate readers and learners, the eBook is a life-changing addition to technology. It makes it easier to get reading and enjoying favorite books whenever and wherever they want. For these types of people, buying an eBook is the perfect choice to gather and carry a lot of books with them with the help of a thin and light eBook reader device.

There are a lot of innovative options are added to the eBooks’ new editions. There are options for having audio, text speech, visualizing effects, pictures etc. The font of the content can be changed to read it clearly. An extensive collection of books is found online to read on an eBook reader. People can search and find easily form the easy-to-define searching function eBook. Then they can download it within minutes. Downloading an eBook through the wireless broadband internet is now possible and so, it is much easier to access many books on eBook readers.

So, purchasing an eBook reader device is a wise choice to learn a lot of things and read many books from one little device. Before purchasing an eBook reader, people must consider some facts to get the right device. Such facts are described below.

  1. The Scree Size of the eBook Reader

The diagonal screen size of eBooks, generally, ranges from 5 inches to 10 inches. A reader can select any size on the basis of their need. If they think of getting the larger font size, they can purchase big size. If small size is okay, people can buy the small one. But the ideal size to buy a perfect eBook reader is 6 inches. Because it is easily portable and low in cost. People can afford it financially and also find it more reliable to use.

  1. The Screen capability of an eBook Reader

There are many types of eBooks of the reader having various features on their screen. Many eBook readers are monochromatic and provide a long battery life and a bright light to read at night. The resistance power to glare in this bright light vary in the different reader devices. Some reader provides built-in-lightning. Some reader devices offer book light and a cover light, too, to make it easy to turn the pages at night. The touch capability is also a matter that needs to be considered because it varies on the different devices. Some device provides the touch ability to turn over pages and some provide turning bars. Some device provides both options. So, the device with both options is better.

  1. The Connectivity of an eBook Reader

The device with the wireless 3G access provides the speedier connection to download an eBook. So, this type of device is more flexible to obtain new content. The device with Wi-Fi connectivity access is of the low price. Some devices need the connection with the computer to download a book. This type of device is the lowest price found in the market, but it is less-convent to use. On the basis of the financial support of a reader, he can choose one of these three types of e-readers. If they can purchase the first one, it will be the best idea.

  1. The Performances of Different Types of eBook Readers

The ability to turn over the pages quickly and the ability to keep it on for more time vary. Different models of the different devices provide the different capability. Some device provides a long-life battery but some device has a very low-life battery. The contrast of the background effects and light effects also vary. So, all these matters need to be considered and checked before purchasing it.

  1. The Flexibility of an eBook Reader

Some eBook readers provide an auto-formatting option. Books are downloaded formatted when purchasing in a certain store. In this case, no need to waste time to format new books. Some e-Readers provide the capability to borrow some books from some selected stores. They do it by having the digital rights management provision. Some devices also support different typical documents like word documents. Some devices can load auto JPEG formatted photos. So, having an eBook reader device with these capacities increases the flexibility to use an eBook reader. Considering these functions and checking for these is needed while purchasing it.

  1. Some Additional Digital Functions

There are some additional functions that have been added to the new edition of e-readers. These devices have the basic MP3 player and the basic digital photo frame. Now, most of the devices have the audio content reading system. Some advanced edition allows to draw and also hand write something. So, if these functions seem preferable, then considering for these and searching for an advanced version will be a great choice.

Conclusion

To enrich our learning and reading capability, eBook reader device is a great innovation of the technology. So, having one is the best choice for a passionate reader. But finding the best one matters a lot for a reader. So, when choosing an eBook reader, considering the financial fact is not enough. Getting the most flexible and function-rich device is a necessary thing now. So, checking all functions before purchasing an e-reader is a wise choice.

 

2 Steps of the Invention of Electronic paper

The invention of the e-reader is a gross step of technology that brings our digital life two steps ahead. We are now able to read so many things, storing them in a small chip. This innovative invention is known as the electronic paper. In this electronic paper, we can read a lot of things. We do not need to carry loads of books to anywhere we go. We can take all our books with this electronic paper. The popularity of this invention is increasing rapidly. Now, many top-level renowned companies are making this electronic paper and provide for us. But we may not know that it takes a lot to invent this miraculous thing.

We are now going to know 2 important steps of the invention of the electronic paper.

Step-1:

The invention of the electronic paper takes almost forty years to make it. The first step was taken with the concept that began to cover up the display problem of poor quality computer. The CRT light was very dim and so, people could not work at daylight. They started to work in a dark room by keeping the lights off and blocking the daylight with shades. This was the time of 1970 when the concept of electronic paper has come up.

Gyricon Invention:

To cover up the dim light issue of the poor quality computer was solved by a computer-generated color graphics. This was invented by an employee of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. He built the color graphics to be operated by a mouse and a laser printer. The employee was the Nicholas Sheridan, who invented this thing called the Gyricon. The word Gyricon were taken from the Greek meaning the rotated image. It was a paper which was comprised of millions of polyethylene spheres and these spheres were 75 to 106 micrometers in diameter. This was embedded in a thin layer of plastic. With these materials, the text and images were created the rotation causing by the voltage.

After the invention and use of this Gyricon, Sheridan had got the permission to work on the invention of the electronic paper. He worked to make a turn to develop electronic paper from1992 to 2005. Though it was stopped in 2005, it was the first strong step to start production of the electronic paper technology.

First E-reader

The first eBook reader was the Rocket eBook and the Softbook. They were starting their journey in 1998. It had the ability to have the maximum memory of about 64 megabytes which can store 100,00 pages. A rechargeable battery was provided with it which could run the reader for 5hours and need 2 hours as a recharge time. The cost of this thing was $600.

Step-2

The E-ink Invention

The e-readers of the early time could not use the e-ink. They used a backlit flat panel display. The electronic ink technology was developed taking some more time to be invented but this invention has turned the e-reader technology a sharp move. Actually, this e-ink works as an electronically filed application to the particles of titanium dioxide per one micrometer in diameter. This e-ink technology can consume a very little energy. Thus it behaves like a paper and gives the powers to today’s e-readers.

The high-resolution Nanoparticle e-ink was invented by the professor of the MIT media lab in 1990. The co-founder of this e-ink corporation was the partner of various companies. It was purchased by the prime view international in 2009. On the note of expert’s belief, the transaction should provide the financial backup and then the development of the first color e-paper would be speeded up.

There were several steps taken for the development of high-resolution e-ink. For example, the Seiko Epson Corporation developed an e-paper made by the plastic substrate in 2006. In Japan, a proto-type e-ink screen was also put on the market which utilized a plastic construction.

Other Application of E-Paper

A potential application of e-paper was on billboards. It was a labeling method. The Gyricon technology was used for this application. Besides, many more uses were found in this electronic paper. E-paper displays were conceivably used as a Low- power digital screens and this was used in various electronic appliances. The different types of use of electronic paper increase the demand of this.

The Eco-friendly Fact of E-paper

The global warming and deforestation issue was encouraged by the production of physical paper and discouraged by the e-paper. So, the production of e-paper is spreading fast and increasing rapidly too. Many surveys proved that around 30 million acres of forest are destroyed every year to fulfill the demand for paper. So, e-paper is the best solution to avoid this destruction. If the use of e-paper can be increased, then the use of paper can be decreased and the destruction of nature can be stopped.

Conclusion

A lot of work and dedication invented today’s electronic paper. From the very beginning, different types of systems and methods were being tried by the developer of e-paper. But more innovation may be needed to increase the ease of the use of e-paper. So, keeping the demand of this in mind, financial support should be given to make progress and new innovative steps to upgrade the functionality of e-paper.

The Top 5 Books from 2017 – A Journey into Literary Excellence

The pleasure received by the works of authors takes us to places our imaginations can run free and emotions tapped into that normal life may not present or will be one familiar to our senses and allow us to recall memories from the past that touched our lives.

2017 was wonderful for the creativity for those who put their thoughts together and create stories that have left us better for their efforts. Here is a list of the top 5 books from the year 2017, we hope you will enjoy them as much as we did.

1. Climate Change and the Health of Nations – Anthony McMichael

This book will inspire you to recall times when war, plagues and famine brought instability to our world and how so many of us fail to stop and pay attention to the changes around us climate-wise. Our day to day lives seem to tick by, and subtle changes to our climate generate reasoning, if even illogical, we all are guilty of looking the other way versus being inconvenienced and changing our destructive habits. The book focuses on climate change and how those changes have never been on the scale of today. Anthony McMichael looks at how society and the complexity of its size is impacting the stability of our environment – a book that will open your eyes and drive change.

2. American War – El Akkad

American War is a title that will grab the attention of the masses, especially under the current global conditions that seem only to worsen as the world’s population increases and supply and demand see’s new challenges. This book takes us to the 22nd century and into a time when America is in the midst of a second civil war. It chronicles the life of Benjamin Chestnut and his struggles with cancer and the story he wishes to tell about his aunt and the beginning of the war. It is a narrative that is both compelling and flawlessly told.

3. Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders

While many parts of this book are presented in the form of script, it is the first its author George Saunders. The book is set during 1862 and follows the death of Willie, Lincoln’s eleven-year-old son from the ravages of typhoid fever and how his son is unaware of his pending demise. The book discusses the feelings of uncertainty, which most will relate to and covers eyewitness accounts that clashed about the night of his passing.

4 .The Burning Girl – Claire Messud

A book that looks into the lives of tween-aged girls; it references pop-culture that has readers visiting a mental asylum and quarry that is haunted. A book for young adults, its fictional style goes into the connection and disconnect of young females. The novel is both enticing, impulsive and offers readers a look into its characters intense emotional intellect.

5. Solitude: A singular Life in a Crowed World – Michael Harris

The latest book from author Michael Harris, it takes you into the single life of its character in a world that is polluted with social pressures in a Rubicon generation and what has been lost socially as a result of the intense and constant barrage of social media and the constant connection to the internet. As you delve into the book, Harris recounts his attempts at being offline for a month and experiencing solitary after the realisation of he has yet to spend a single day alone in his life

Silently Falling Book Review

In a story that is filled with emotions, of sadness and happiness, EverlarkCatoniss, a wattpad writer narrates the love story of Raine Winter and West Love. Raine is a victim of high school party terror. While in the ninth grade, she attended a party which turned out to be the worst nightmare of her life. Her brother’s best friend, Warren, who also happened to be Raine’s friend raped her! The incidence shocked her to an extent of rendering her mute. Will she ever get back her voice?

 

West Love is the town delinquent, famous for all the wrong reasons and his good looks. As a teenager, he is involved in a life-changing event that sends him to juvie. After West comes back to school, a love story between the two starts.

 

After the traumatizing event, Raine had to take sign language classes to enable her to communicate. Her brother, Toby, and best friends learn the language with her to make it easy for her. Other people around her understand her by reading her lips, which is rather tiring for Raine. When news came that the town delinquent will be joining her school, Raine has all wild thoughts about how he is like. Less did she know West will show interest in her.

 

When he finally reports to school, his interest in Raine is more than just to annoy her for being mute. He knows he has to find ways to make her fall for him and that includes flirtations and constant smirks. But how far is he willing to go to ensure he gets the girl? And once he does, how will Toby, who is very protective of her sister react?

 

As the relationship between Raine and West starts to grow, West is quick to make it clear that he is interested in more than just friendship. They spend a lot of time together but never for once has she ever asked him why he went to juvie. Raine is surprised to know that West is not as a bad person as everyone likes to think and deep down he is caring and very protective of his family. However, there is one question that rings on her mind, why was West sent to juvie? Will Raine get the courage to ask West and what will happen after she learns the truth?

 

Everlark portrays Raine as strong, brave, and every boy’s dream. West, on the other hand, despite the bad reputation is nice, kind, and loving. We can see many instances where he has protected Raine from Warren and is always there for her.

 

Although the book is amazing, it is a little biased. The first half of the book is full of slut-shaming to any girl who is not Raine’s friend. Toby and his friends are also known to sleep with almost all girls, whom they easily get due to their “hot” looks. However, the author only refers them as “players” while the girls they sleep with are sluts. However, the book has a very happy ending and it is hard not to fall in love with West!

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