Books

harrypotter-older

I'm a big fan of the Harry Potter books. I'm not a crazy fan, I just really enjoyed the books and movies. So much so that I've yet to find another book series that I've liked better. I was bummed after watching the final movie because there would be no more books or movies to [...]

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mytro

My goal is to make more time in my day to read. I love reading but that seems to be one activity that gets pushed aside when my days get busy. That stops today. And the first book that I plan to read is Mytro by John Biggs. John is a Brooklyn NY based tech [...]

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The Bounty Hunter Code

We showed you "Star Wars: The Jedi Path". We piqued your interest in the dark side with the "Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side". Now we want to expose your inner bounty hunter with "The Bounty Hunter Code: From the Files of Boba Fett". Written by Daniel Wallace, Ryder Windham and Jason Fry [...]

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star-wars-book-of-sith

Larry Geisz told us how to unlock our inner Jedi, and now this kit will help us unloose the power of the Dark Side.  The Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side (Vault Edition) is a book and artifacts stored in a pyramid-shaped vault.  In addition to the book, which is filled with instruction manuals [...]

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lego-in-space

LEGO Space: Building the Future from No Starch Press and authors Peter Reid and Tim Goddard take readers on a fantastic intergalactic LEGO adventure with sleek starships, cool robots, creepy aliens, fearsome space pirates, and much more. This 216 page hardcover book features color images and a selection of step-by-step building instructions that will let [...]

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beautiful-lego

If looking at your little brother's LEGO creations never inspired your imagination, this new book from No Starch Press sure will. Beautiful LEGO by Mike Doyle is a 280 page coffee table book that features LEGO sculptures from dozens of artists. From abstract to life-like, the models featured in the pages of this book are [...]

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moleskine-booklight

In addition to their journals, Moleskine makes accessories for readers and writers.  Their Rechargeable Booklight will shed light on the book you're reading or on the journal you're writing in.  It's USB-rechargeable, has two LEDs, and it measures 7" X 1.5".  The Booklight has a soft-touch, matte plastic exterior and a flexible, bendable inner structure that [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
paper-dragons

HBO's popular fantasy series Game of Thrones is back tonight with episode 1 of season 3. You can get in on the fun with the Paper Flying Dragons book by Pat Murphy. This book includes fully illustrated punch out parts that will allow you to create 12 paper dragons includes: 5 foot long flyers, 5 [...]

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Jedi Path-1 .jpg

Now, I know what you are thinking, how does a book rate a mention on a gadget site? It does when the book is The Jedi Path:A Manual for Students of the Force and comes in a mechanical vault. This Vault Edition of the Jedi Path comes with: hardcover version of the book letter tracing the [...]

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lego-books

Did Santa bring you a bucket of LEGO bricks and now you have no idea what to build with them? Never fear my brick snapping friends, I have 4 books that will have you building cool stuff (or dreaming about building cool stuff) in no time. The LEGO Adventure Book Vol. 1: Cars, Castles, Dinosaures [...]

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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News
airship

I think Todd Thyberg is cool. He's kind of like Ben Franklin (printer), Jules Verne (sci fi writer), Betsy Ross (seamstress) and a smartphone geek all wrapped up in one person. Todd has written The Airship, a 12 page, 3 color illustrated sci fi graphic novel that has been printed on a 90 year old Vandercook [...]

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tiny-tim-book-light

Remember the Luxo lamps used in Pixar's logo and cartoons?  The Tiny Tim Book Light from Mustard reminds me of that lamp.  The Tiny Tim is much smaller than even Luxo Jr., though.  The lamp is made of plastic and stands 1.6" X 2" X 6.7", and its LED bulb is powered by three 1.5V [...]

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Posted in: eBook Readers, Gear, News
lego-weapons

I'm not a gun person, but I can't help but be impressed by Jack Streat's LEGO Heavy Weapons book from No Starch Press. First of all, he's only 17 years old! Secondly, he offers plans for replicas of 4 guns: a Desert Eagle handgun, AKS-74U assault rifle, Lee Enfield sniper rifle and a SPAS combat shotgun. The plans don't [...]

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adorama-learning-center-photography-ebooks

Taking good photos is very important to me.  Not only do I want to have good photos of family and friends, but I need good photos for my reviews here at The Gadgeteer.  The Adorama Learning Center has three eBooks that can help me improve my photo skills, and they are offering free downloads of [...]

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Encyclopaedia Britannica

The first edition of Encyclopedia Britannica was released in 1768 by three visionary Scotsmen. It became the standard reference on many a household bookshelf. On March 13th 2012 via their blog, they announced that after 244 years their current 32-volume printed edition (the first edition was 3 volumes) would be the last print version available when their [...]

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Now I must admit pretty much all my reading's done on my Kindle these days, but the Albatros Bookmark looks very interesting.  Made in France the bookmark is made of a thin piece of polyester and thanks to its structure and shape, everytime you turn a page, the bookmark follows.  Available for pre-order via Indiegogo [...]

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levenger-india-cloud-pillow-1

How would you like to give a gift this holiday season that's actually multiple gifts in one?  You can, with the India Cloud Book Pillow from Levenger.  The recipient will get a great book pillow that works with paper books, eBook readers, and tablets.  Other people will receive the gift of a living wage and [...]

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Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
fingerpoint-bookmark

If you still read dead tree books and need a way to mark your page that's a little more fun than traditional bookmarkers, you might like the FingerPrint Bookmark Band. It's a silicone rubber band with a molded finger that will point to a specific sentence. They are available in assorted colors. The only problem [...]

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kindle-book-lending-program

Not long ago, Amazon made it possible for you to borrow books from participating libraries, and now they've introduced the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.  To participate, you must be an Amazon Prime member, and it appears you must own an actual Kindle.  There are 5000 titles available now, including 100 current and former New York [...]

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cult-of-lego-1

Even though I'm a big fan of eBooks, I still love browsing through honest to goodness physical books. I find that there are some types of books that I prefer to be of the dead tree variety. One of these types is the large format, picture rich, coffee table book. I have a great example [...]

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