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Disney HideOut brings storybooks to life

Disney Research has created a smartphone projector system that brings flat surfaces to life using invisible infrared ink.

By July 21, 2013


Exploring Ireland's beautiful, moonlike Burren territory

CNET's Michael Franco spent a month exploring the weird and wild landscape located on Ireland's western shore, learning its secrets both above and below ground.

By April 28, 2015


Tech Minute: Create a personal storybook for your child

If you have little kids on your holiday-shopping list, how about giving them something truly unique and personalized this year. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the best Web sites for building custom storybooks.

By December 19, 2012


Disney Storybook apps sale brings good tidings

Starting December 21 and running through January 2, Disney Publishing has specially priced some of its more popular titles.

By December 17, 2012


Edgar Allan Poe's deliciously creepy storybook app

This animated and interactive collection features four of the writer's stories and poems. It's a feast for the senses, but missing key elements.

By July 9, 2012


Beautiful papercraft sculptures animated with projectors

These gorgeously atmospheric paper dioramas are brought to life with a shadow puppet effect created by a projection technique normally reserved for full scale buildings.

By May 19, 2014


Children's book turns readers into 3D-printing artists

"LEO the Maker Prince" by Carla Diana inspires children to use their MakerBots to make storybook characters into their very own 3D figures.

By January 6, 2014


Disney debuts storybook apps for Lion King, Tangled

These terrific interactive books for kids join a growing list of other terrific interactive books for kids. (Find half a dozen more below.)

By February 29, 2012


Get your control freak on with stick-anywhere home sensors

Sense Mother and Motion Cookies are a flexible network of sensors you can put on anything from a toothbrush to a backpack. Feel better?

By December 12, 2013


Get a 6,000mAh mobile charger for $35 shipped

The New Trent Chargepak offers some of my favorite features, including a built-in Micro-USB cord and dual USB outputs.

By October 7, 2013