This week, all eyes in the tech world are focused on the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where manufacturers are vying to unveil the Next Big Thing. This year, the most exciting gadgets share a common thread—they’re smart, responsive and connected. From the Hapifork—a data-collecting, web-enabled utensil that vibrates when you eat too quickly—to the Razer Edge gaming device that converts from tablet to game console to PC, the latest gadgets harness the power of the Internet in creative new ways.
In the world of eBooks, we’re seeing a similar trend towards responsive design. McGraw-Hill introduced an eBook capable of adapting to a student’s learning patterns; PaperTabs unveiled paper-thin, flexible tablets that join together to create bigger displays, exchange information with a simple tap, and take other UI cues from old-fashioned paper.
With the proliferation of web-enabled devices, the reach of your library’s OverDrive collection continues to grow. OverDrive Read brings your library’s EPUB collection to any device with a modern web browser, so your patrons can read eBooks on smartphones, tablets, PCs, web-connected televisions, even browser-enabled refrigerators and car entertainment systems.
OverDrive CEO Steve Potash is in Las Vegas scoping out new pathways for library eBooks. Before he left, he demonstrated how OverDrive Read lets readers enjoy library eBooks in the living room via a web-connected TV. Watch our “Library on Your TV” video, and stay tuned as Steve demonstrates how OverDrive Read brings instant access to library eBooks on the hottest gadgets at 2013 CES.
Michael Lovett is Public Relations and Social Media Specialist at OverDrive.