Here are six stories worth reading this morning.
- Has the Kindle DX Been Discontinued . . . Again? (The eBook Reader Blog)
- How The Audies Literally Turned Into the Oscars of the Audiobook World (BOOK RIOT)
- On the Breaking of Rules in Writing (John Walters)
- The problem with that amazing speed-reading app (SmartPlanet)
- True Life: I’m A Book Club Dropout (Huff Post)
- William F. Buckley, Jr. on digital libraries, privacy and Andrew Carnegie: Read his words from 1993 (LibraryCity)
Last week Paulig, a specialty coffee roaster based in Finland, unveiled a new coffee mug design called the Muki. This mug features a small and simple E-ink which is powered by pouring hot coffee into the cup. (Or at least that is what Paulig claims; if you look at the photos of the prototype you’ll see that there is also a button battery on the circuit board.) Continue reading
When Microsoft formally launched the latest Windows 8.1 update a few weeks ago, one of the more surprising announcements they made was the promise that app developers would be able to develop apps which work on any Windows OS: WinPhone, Win8, or WinRT. And more importantly, consumers would be able to buy the apps once and use them on all their Windows devices. Continue reading
Amazon has never said just how many of their customers are signed up for the $99 a year Prime membership but it seems seems quite a few are streaming videos. Continue reading
Whether it’s being flayed alive by the Boltons, strangled with your own small intestines, or stabled in the back by your own men, there are many interesting ways to die in Game of Thrones. Continue reading
The 165 page report was generated on behalf of Health Canada as part of that organization’s regular reconsideration of safety standards, and while it doesn’t contain any new data it does include a review of existing research. Continue reading
E-ink is best known for their award-winning epaper screen tech but that’s not that they do. E-ink’s Korean subsidiary, Hydis, is a leading screen tech developer and they just signed a new licensing deal with a Chinese screen manufacturer. Continue reading
Poking holes in the rumor that they fired their entire hardware staff, Barnes & Noble released a new update today for the Nook Glowlight, their latest ereader.
Readers can now enjoy a better shopping experience, improved search capabilities,, and the ability to redeem access codes on the device (this previously required the B&N website). Continue reading