Episode 63: Kindles vs. Books

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Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey  is calling in from Miami this week (lucky – it’s freezing in NYC!), while Andrea Smith and Amy Oztan are in the studio. This week we’re talking about Kindles vs. books, which do we like best? Which do our kids like best? Plus Snapchat, which none of us are on, but should we be? Plus our Bytes of the Week!

Amy Oztan and Stephen Colbert
Amy stalking Stephen Colbert, from her Weebly-powered microsite

Following are all of the links and books that we talked about in this episode, and more. If there’s anything you’d like us to talk about it a future episode, please let us know in the comments!

Amy’s microsite that she built with Weebly, Why The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Should Hire Me

Your paper brain and you Kindle brain aren’t the same thing – PRI

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds – The Guardian

How to Find the iPhone’s Best New Feature – Time

Amazon Fire Tablets Get Expanded Parental Controls, Plus A “Blue Shade” Feature For Better Nighttime Reading – techcrunch

The Plot Twist: Ebook Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead – NYTimes

How to download e-books from your local library – CNet

Borrow Books from a Public Library [on Kindle] – Amazon


The Beginner’s Guide To Snapchat – Mashable

This essay got a high school senior into five ivy-league schools and Stanford – Business Insider

Are robotic vacuums the ‘clean sweep’ of the future? – Fox News

iRobot Roomba 980 Vacuum Cleaning Robot, $898.99

Neato Botvac D80 Robot Vacuum for Pets and Allergies, $492.88

bObi pet, $849

Amy Schumer shows Lin-Manuel Miranda her new musical, “Betsy Ross” – Comedy Central

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