All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Silk’

New Kindle Fire Devices Point Users To Trending Web Content

It looks like Amazon has gone with Microsoft’s Bing as its default search engine on the new Kindle Fire devices’ Silk browser, but the browser also has some other new things in store, compared to the previous version. The latest version of Silk has improved page load speeds, improved HTML5 support, and some UI changes. Here’s what it looks like: …

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Amazon Kindle Fire Update Bolsters Parental Controls

Amazon has just announced a software update to their Kindle Fire tablet and among other things, it improves parental controls in the realm of purchasing and access to specific content. Version 6.3.1 now gives users the ability to password-protect their purchases – so little Timmy doesn’t deplete your bank account without your knowledge. The new version also allows parents to …

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The Science of Spider Webs

Arachnophobia; the fear of spiders. Most people are afraid of these little guys for varying reasons; some are poisonous and some are just creepy looking. However, these 8-legged architects can build some astonishing structures using their silk. Spider silk is a versatile material. For example, the single thread the spider uses to drop down, pull it and it stretches, but …

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