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Weekend Roundup

How Google Will Use Balloons to Deliver Internet to the Hinterlands (Wired)
Not much happens in Geraldine, a small farming community in the interior of the South Island of New Zealand, about 85 miles from Christchurch. So when Hayden MacKenzie, a fourth-generation farmer there, picked up the phone last Tuesday and got a request to participate in a secret project—one that he wouldn’t even learn about until he signed a vow of silence—he and his wife Anna figured that they’d take a shot.

7 Outstanding Augmented Reality Apps for iPad (Educators Technology)
Augmented reality apps are transforming and revolutionizing the way learning and education are delivered.

New ebook DRM will change the text of a story to prevent piracy (paidContent)
Don’t judge a book by its content — at least not if it’s copy-protected: German researchers are working on a new DRM system that would change individual words of a story to track pirated book copies back to their original owners.

3 Essential Books You Should Read in Every Major Genre (Lit Reactor)
This list is entirely subjective, based on books that I’ve read over the years. But what they all have in common is that they’ve stayed with me.

Kindle Daily DealsBreakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut (and 3 others)

 
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