British children's on-screen reading overtakes books
For the first time, British children are reading more on computers and other electronic devices than they are reading books, magazines, newspapers and comics, according to a study of nearly 35,000 youngsters ...
Comics are serious teaching tools for USC linguist
The study of linguistics is not a laughing matter -- unless you happen to have Stan Dubinsky as your professor. The University of South Carolina linguist has been sharing jokes and puns and cartoons with students ...
Feds sue 6 websites for offering free comic books
(AP) -- Six websites run by a Florida man violated federal copyright laws by allowing visitors to view Batman and other comic books for free without permission from the publishers or authors, government lawyers charge in ...
November launch for new version of 'Halo' videogame
Microsoft on Tuesday announced that a new installment to the hit videogame "Halo" will be released in November, and predicted it would launch the next decade of the hugely popular franchise.
Startup merges comic books, digital journalism
Do comics, serious journalism and tablet computers mix?
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's super hero sexism
As parents do their final holiday shopping, comic books, and their related superhero-themed toys and children's gear, continue to be popular. From Batman rain boots and Legos, to paperback books about Wonder Woman, many stores ...
Study of comic books helps Stanford scholars identify cultural trends
Robots and mythical creatures battle each other in cartoon-like drawings spread across a table. A crowd gathers around to take a closer look at the vibrantly colored images from the pages of the award-winning ...
Far, far beyond wrist radios: At Homeland Security's think tank, first responders imagine high-tech future
What kinds of gear will be needed by future firefighters, EMTs, and cops? To find out, the Department of Homeland Security asked a DHS think tank to ask the experts, then apply sophisticated math to discover ...
Women stay in fringes of most popular comic strips, study finds
The portrayal of women in comic strips is no laughing matter, according to a new University of Florida study, which finds that females are rarely the jokester and often not even part of the humorous exchange.
Pow! Superheroes jump from print to tablets
These superheroes will still save the day, but in digital format.
Fujifilm introduces new authoring software
Fujifilm has launched GT-EpubAuthor for Fixed Layout. GT-EpubAuthor is an authoring software that allows the easy output of images such as e-comics and e-books in EPUB3 format, the official international ...
For improving early literacy, reading comics is no child's play
Although comics have been published in newspapers since the 1890s, they still get no respect from some teachers and librarians, despite their current popularity among adults. But according to a University ...
Steve Jobs comic book to hit in August
The life of Apple visionary Steve Jobs will be told in a comic book to be released in August by the studio that did the same with the story of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Apple uncensors images for Joyce, Wilde iPad apps
(AP) -- Oscar Wilde and James Joyce have not lost the power to shock, at least on the iPad.