Use tools to make children’s books easier to read
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You can make children’s books on Play Books easier to read with a set of tools to help new readers.
The tools for beginners are available for books intended for children between the ages of 0-8 on Android and iOS devices. Some features, like “read & listen,” are only available for books with narrated audio.
Use reading tools
Hear a word spoken out loud.
To hear how a word is pronounced in the book, tap the word. Your device will read the word out loud.
Find the definition of a word
To learn the meaning of a word in a book:
- Tap a word.
- If it doesn’t appear: the word’s definition isn’t available.
Listen to a book read out loud
To hear the book read out loud:
- Tap anywhere on the book page.
- If you can’t tap the icon: Read & listen isn’t available for the book.
To turn the pages after the narration pauses at the end of a page, manually turn the page, or set Play Books to automatically turn the page.
- At the top right, tap your profile picture.
- Tap Play Books Settings .
- Turn on Automatically turn pages .
- To get help with a word, tap on it to have it read to you.
Bookmark pages in a book
To bookmark a page:
- Go to a page.
- Tap anywhere on the page.
- At the bottom, tap Bookmark .
To go to a bookmarked page:
- On the book, tap anywhere on the page.
- Tap Skip for Skim view.
- At the bottom, scroll to find the bookmarked page.
- Tap the bookmarked page.
Fix issues with the reading tools
If you have trouble with the tools for beginners, follow the steps below.
Check if the tools are turned on
- Make sure Tools for beginners is turned on.
Tip: When you sign in to Play Books with a child account, the tools are turned on by default.
Check if you’re reading a children’s book
To check a book’s age range:
- Search or browse for a book.
- Tap the book.
- If the age range is 0-5 or 6-8: Tools for beginners are available.
- If the age range is 8+: Tools for beginners aren’t available.
If you still have trouble with the tools, you can send feedback about your experience. You won’t get a response, but your feedback will help us improve the reading tools.
- Describe your issue.
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Google Launches New Search Tools To Help With Math & Science
Google unveils new search tools to assist students with solving math, science, and visual learning problems.
- Google launched new search features to help with math, science, and visual learning.
- The updates provide step-by-step solutions for math problems and science word problems.
- New 3D interactive diagrams allow deeper exploration of STEM concepts visually.
Google is rolling out new capabilities to Search and Lens that will assist in solving complex math and science problems.
These new tools provide step-by-step explanations, solutions, and interactive 3D models to aid visual learning for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects.
The announcement highlights new AI advancements powering the upgraded math, science, and visual search capabilities.
Enhanced Math Problem Solving
For math questions, you can now take a snapshot of handwritten equations using the Lens app on smartphones.
This recognizes the handwriting and provides step-by-step work to reach the solution.
The new math solver tool breaks down complex calculus and trigonometry problems. It shows each step needed to get to the answer.
It’s designed to help students understand the fundamentals behind solving equations, which they wouldn’t receive by searching for the final numeric solutions online.
Assisting With Science Word Problems
A new physics word problem feature allows you to input a question, and then it draws boxes around known variables and circles the unknowns. It then suggests relevant formulas and how to apply them correctly.
This tool currently handles foundational high school physics topics like forces, energy, and motion. Google plans to expand it to more advanced university-level concepts.
Interactive 3D Concept Diagrams
New interactive 3D concept diagrams cover STEM topics, including cell biology, anatomy, robotics, space physics, geology, and more.
You can zoom, rotate, and click on labeled parts of each model to get definitions and detailed explanations.
The visual models aim to boost curiosity and learning of science concepts.
“Developing a deep visual understanding of STEM-related topics is a key part of mastering the subject,” Google stated.
Providing an Intuitive Learning Experience
Google expressed hope that the math, science, and visual capabilities will enable users to satisfy their curiosity and gain new knowledge.
The features are the latest in the company’s ongoing efforts to improve Search and Lens as helpful learning tools.
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Matthew Perry’s Last Words Were Posted From His Hot Tub Days Before He Drowned
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His death stunned anyone who grew up watching Friends —anyone with a heart, really—and Matthew Perry’s last words somewhat foreshadowed the tragedy. The beloved, albeit troubled, actor was just 54 when he passed suddenly, sending shockwaves through Hollywood and indeed the world.
Born in 1969, Matthew Perry was raised by John Bennett Perry, an actor, and Suzanne Marie Langford, the former press secretary to Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. His early life was divided between Montreal and Los Angeles, following his parents’ separation when he was just a year old.
Perry’s journey in the entertainment world began as a child actor . When he was 15, he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and try out an acting career by moving to Los Angeles. Perry landed his first sitcom role on the show Second Chance (which later became Boys Will Be Boys ) and went on to secure roles in series like Charles in Charge and Beverly Hills 90210 . By 1988, he had already made his big screen debut in the film A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon , where he starred alongside the late River Phoenix.
Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing
It was the role of Chandler Bing in the legendary sitcom Friends that really catapulted Perry to superstardom . Premiering on NBC in 1994, the show about six single New Yorkers navigating the complexities of adulthood quickly became a cultural phenomenon. Perry, who was only 25 years old when the series began, became a household name overnight alongside his fellow cast members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer. Now, as the world grieves his loss, fans are looking over his Instagram for Matthew Perry’s last words and they were posted from a now-ominous place. Here’s what we know.
Matthew Perry's last words
Matthew Perry’s last words, the final public ones, at least, were shared ominously from a hot tub days before he was found dead after an apparent drowning. The Friends star shared an Instagram post from a jacuzzi with the caption: “Oh, so warm water swirling around makes you feel good? I’m Mattman.” The comments section is now filled with messages of sympathy and heartache.
“I haven’t been able to stop thinking about you since I heard the news yesterday. I genuinely feel like I’ve lost a friend. You were the soundtrack of my teens, the constant in my lowest moments, kept me company during those 4am night feeds and the rainy days stuck at home raising four kids. I’m so sad that you were there for us through all of the highs and lows and never knew that we were always there for you too,” one fan wrote.
Another said: “I hope you know wherever you are now, how much we all loved you. You were a soul that touched the hearts and souls of so many ‘strangers’ that loved you deeply and are now devastated [sic] because they lost a friend. Not many of us are able to do so, but you did. Smile Matty and laugh with the angels. Thank you for being there for all of us. Love you Chandler Bing. “
TMZ first reported the actor’s passing. The publication wrote that the actor had been found on Saturday, October 28 in his jacuzzi by his assistant , who had been sent out on errands after Matthew had returned home from a game of pickleball.
How did Matthew Perry die?
Initial reports into how Matthew Perry died claimed that there were no drugs found at the scene and no foul play was involved, however, an investigation into his cause of death is ongoing. After Perry’s death first made headlines, more information continued to emerge about his passing, with TMZ following up their story with details about the actor’s final hours.
The outlet reported that Perry spent his morning playing pickleball and arrived home after a two-hour session on the court. When he got home, he reportedly sent his assistant out on an errand. When his assistant returned about two hours later, he found Perry unresponsive and called 911. A rep for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the call without identifying Perry, telling Entertainment Tonight , “West L.A. officers responded to [a residence] at 4:10 p.m. for a Death Investigation of a male in his 50s.”
Warner Bros. issued a statement about Perry following his death. “We are devastated by the passing of our dear friend Matthew Perry. Matthew was an incredibly gifted actor and an indelible part of the Warner Bros. Television Group family,” the statement read. “The impact of his comedic genius was felt around the world, and his legacy will live on in the hearts of so many. This is a heartbreaking day, and we send our love to his family, his loved ones, and all of his devoted fans.”
While Perry’s cause of death remains unconfirmed, many fans of the Friends star can’t help but wonder if his sudden passing had anything to do with his past health struggles—including his battles with addiction to alcohol and Vicodin.
Perry’s battle with drug addiction started after he had a skiing accident on the set of the film When Fools Rush In in 1997. The doctor prescribed Vicodin for his pain, but as a highly addictive substance, Perry’s use escalated to taking up to 55 pills a day. Along with his opioid addiction, he suffered from alcoholism. In his 2022 memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing , he explained how to tell which substance he was using based on his appearance on Friends : “When I’m carrying weight, it’s alcohol; when I’m skinny, it’s pills. When I have a goatee, it’s lots of pills.”
Five years before his passing, Perry was also open about the fact that he already had his fair share of brushes with death. He revealed in his memoir that he almost died after suffering a gastrointestinal perforation when his colon burst from opioid overuse. “The doctors told my family that I had a two percent chance to live,” he told People in 2022. “I was put on a thing called an ECMO machine, which does all the breathing for your heart and your lungs. And that’s called a Hail Mary. No one survives that.”
“There were five people put on an ECMO machine that night and the other four died and I survived,” he added. “So the big question is why? Why was I the one? There has to be some kind of reason.”
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, Perry had another near death experience while staying at a rehab center in Switzerland when he had to get surgery. During his procedure, he was given a shot of propofol. After 11 hours, he woke up in a different hospital and was told that the propofol had stopped his heart for five minutes. The long CPR process broke eight of his ribs.
While Perry often didn’t disclose how long he stayed sober, the actor was always open about his relapses. He had been to rehab 15 times, attended 6,000 AA meetings, been in detox 65 times, and spent between $7 to $9 million trying to get sober.
“It’s important, but if you lose your sobriety, it doesn’t mean you lose all that time and education,” he said. “Your sober date changes, but that’s all that changes. You know everything you knew before, as long as you were able to fight your way back without dying, you learn a lot.”
In his interview with People in 2022, Perry revealed that he wrote his memoir for anyone else struggling with addiction. “I say in the book that if I did die it would shock people, but it wouldn’t surprise anybody. And that’s what I’m doing with writing this book. That’s why I wanted to do it,” he said at the time. “I wanted to talk about the highs and the lows because people are suffering out there and maybe if they hear a story from somebody they’ve seen on TV that’s worse than their’s or just the same of their’s, they’ll be filed with hope, which is the key thing.”
For more about Matthew Perry, read his memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing . The New York Times bestseller takes readers through Perry’s life and career, from his childhood dreams of becoming an actor to how he was cast in Friends to his struggle with addiction and his stints in rehab. “Hi, my name is Matthew, although you may know me by another name. My friends call me Matty. And I should be dead,” Perry writes in the book. Told in his own words for the first time ever, the memoir is an “unflinchingly honest, moving, and uproariously funny” account of Perry’s trials and triumphs. Described as an “unforgettable memoir that is both intimate and eye-opening,” Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing is a must-read for Friends fans.
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, help is available. Call the SAMHSA National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support.
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