Morning Coffee – 27 April 2015

Here are 6 stories to read this morning. Book Publishing’s Digital Disruption Hasn’t Even Started (DBW) Farmers Unable to Repair Tractors Because Copyright: Never a Side Effect, But Core Intention of Law (TorrentFreak) The Invented History of ‘The Factory Model of Education’ (Hack Education) Scientists can build an early-warning system for trolls (Engadget) Should I charge… Read More »

Noteslate Shiro 6.8″ Writing Slate Due Out This Fall, Will Cost $199

When we first saw the Noteslate in 2011 we were promised a $99 color epaper writing slate. That device turned out to be complete vaporware,  but Noteslate’s current design isn’t quite as fictional. A reader has tipped me to the news that Noteslate has announced the Shiro, an epaper writing slate with a 6.8″ screen. (Thanks, Jafnaw!) The… Read More »

Glose Update v1.5 Adds Speed-Reading on the Apple Watch

Over 3,000 apps have been released for the Apple Watch (there’s even a web browser) and countless apps have been updated to support  the smartwatch. That includes Glose, which just released an update today. The update adds a cluster of new features. Glose says they added a new night-reading mode, better formatting, and new Tinder-inspired gestures for… Read More »

Online Writing Community Tablo Adds New Analytics Tool: Tablo Scholar

Following in the footsteps of their larger competitor Wattpad, the Melbourne-based writing platform Tablo launched a new reader analytics tool today called  Scholar. Tablo Scholar was developed to offer authors a better understanding of who their readers are and what the readers are reading. The service costs $9 or $19 a month, with the more expensive plan offering details… Read More »