If you thought that libraries were just places you could go and find material to read, think again. It seems that libraries help you to write too. Author Ray Bradbury found the typewriters* and quiet in his local university library were perfect for him to write his book Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury said:
Here's an interesting piece of news for all those fascinated by the new, exciting markets of China and India. It seems that the Societe des Bains de Mer are targeting Chinese gamblers at the moment, and starting to develop strategies for attracting Indian clients.
Guess where you'll find the most expensive residential property in Europe? Of course, it's Monaco, according to the Global Property Guide, which lists European cities, the price of residential property per square metre, and the rental yield.
Researchers at Nottingham University Business School in the UK have published results indicating that experts rate Wikipedia's accuracy higher than non-experts. Maybe last year's controversy over Wikipedia's accuracy was unfounded?
A new report from the UK, says that there's now "evidence" that video games deserve a place in schools. What's the evidence? Techdirt.com points out the need for better quality research.
Wal-Mart are looking to take shopper observation to the next level. They intend to deploy infra-red based technology for tracking shoppers' progress through their stores. Previously this was the preserve of observers with clipboards as described in Paco Underhill's Why We Buy.
The online game Second Life is breeding a virtual world of fashion design.