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  • Amazon Kindles Hacked? Users reporting hundreds of Kindle Fires getting all data wiped.

    04/22/2016 11:13:40 AM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 20 replies
    Self, Amazon user website | 22 April 2016 | RACookPE1978
    Many hundreds of Amazon Kindle Fire users are reporting their Kindle registration data and all account information stored on their Kiindle electronic readers have been wiped clean - the kindle has been returned back to zero-zero or original empty. No name, no account, no stored books, no stored videos or audio or music, not even a single piece of anything loaded on the device. On the Amazon feedback site, there is no solution. No one has reported losing power or physical harm (dropped the kindle, dipped it in water or a tub, lost power completely, nor did anything but "turned...
  • Amazon launches $290 Kindle Oasis, its thinnest e-reader ever

    04/13/2016 8:50:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Appleinsider ^ | April 13, 2016 | Staff
    In announcing the Oasis on Wednesday, Amazon said its ultimate goal is to make the hardware eventually "disappear," delivering the simplest possible experience for readers. In the retailer's words, the Oasis is "another step toward this mission," weighing in at 4.6 ounces and measuring 3.4 millimeters at its thinnest point. In order to achieve this svelte design, Amazon trimmed battery life on the Kindle itself, and developed a new dual-battery design. The Kindle Oasis ships with an included charging cover that delivers "months" of uptime, according to Amazon.
  • Mystery Kindle update will block readers from books after Wednesday

    03/21/2016 6:47:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 64 replies
    UK Register ^ | 3-21-16 | Darren Pauli
    This is not the time to take your Kindle camping, people Readers will be unable to download their purchased books or buy new ones without a computer handy if they fail to update their Amazon Kindles by Wednesday. Users of Kindle models older than 2013 will need to apply an update over their device's wireless connection to install a critical fix. Those who do not will be kicked from Amazon online properties, including the book store, and their cloud library of purchased books and documents. Amazon has sent emails to user account inboxes warning to update. It has not explained...
  • Obama at SXSW: ĎAbsolutist viewí on digital privacy cannot prevail

    03/12/2016 5:10:52 AM PST · by John W · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 11, 2016 | Mike Debonis
    AUSTIN -- President Obama defended government efforts to preserve law enforcement access to digital devices Friday, telling a crowd that included many technology innovators that society cannot end up "fetishizing our phones above every other value." Obama made his remarks during a keynote discussion at the yearly South by Southwest Interactive conference here, after being asked by Texas Tribune journalist Evan Smith to comment on the larger implications of the pending fight between the FBI and Apple over access to an iPhone used by one of the shooters in December's terrorist attack in San Bernardino. "The question we now have...
  • 6 free Kindle short history books

    02/11/2016 1:27:59 PM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    Amazon ^ | 2/11/2016 | Charles River Editors
    Escaping Alcatraz: The History of the Prisoners' Attempts to Get Off The Rock by Charles River Editors The Vandals: The History and Legacy of Antiquity's Most Famous Barbarians by Charles River Editors World War II Cryptography: The History of the Efforts to Crack the Secret Codes Used by the Axis and Allies by Charles River Editors The French Resistance: The History of the Opposition Against Nazi Germany's Occupation of France during World War II by Charles River Editors Area 51: The History and Mystery of America's Most Controversial Military Base by Marshall Whitehurst The Navajo Code Talkers: The History of...
  • Free short Kindle book "The Rise of Nazi Germany"

    01/30/2016 8:12:03 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Amazon ^ | May 3. 2015 | Charles River Editors
    Profiles the seminal events that helped Hitler rise to power and consolidate his position, including the end of World War I, the Beer Hall Putsch, the Burning of the Reichstag, and the Night of the Long Knives "I cannot remember in my entire life such a change in the attitude of a crowd in a few minutes, almost a few seconds ... Hitler had turned them inside out, as one turns a glove inside out, with a few sentences. It had almost something of hocus-pocus, or magic about it." - Dr. Karl Alexander von Mueller It is often claimed that...
  • Uncle Tom - Why Do Black Liberals Call Black Conservatives That Name?

    06/12/2015 6:35:01 AM PDT · by yosephdaviyd · 25 replies
    DavidLGray.INFO ^ | 06/12/2015 | David L
    Black Liberals love to call those who don't agree with them; that is, Black Conservative and Republican men the derogatory name 'Uncle Tom'. This video explains the two reasons why Black Liberals call Black Conservatives and Republicans 'Uncle Tom'. You'll be surprised.
  • Free Kindle Downloads of the Official Biography of Winston Churchill (8 volumes)

    04/10/2015 9:22:02 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 54 replies
    Hillsdale College/Amazon ^ | Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill Day Share By Hillsdale College Apr 8, 2015 5:57:00 PM As the publisher of the Official Biography of Winston Churchill, Hillsdale College plans to host a celebration on April 9 in honor of national Winston Churchill Day!To mark the anniversary of Churchill's honorary US citizenship, Hillsdale College and RosettaBooks are offering free Kindle downloads of all 8 volumes of the official biography on April 9-11 Ė An $80 value, absolutely free!Download your free copies here:† Youth, 1874Ė1900 (Volume I)Young Statesman, 1901Ė1914 (Volume II)The Challenge of War, 1914Ė1916 (Volume III)World in Torment, 1916Ė1922 (Volume IV)The Prophet of Truth, 1922Ė1939...
  • Need Kindle Reader Help

    03/18/2015 5:41:07 AM PDT · by pabianice · 8 replies
    Kindle | 3/18/15
    I downloaded Kindle Reader onto my PC. The download comes with several small books and they open and read fine. However, when I download a small book from Amazon to Kindle separately, not only does it not open, Kindle crashes. Would appreciate troubleshooting help. Thanks.
  • Free Today From Amazon - On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision [Kindle Edition]

    01/22/2015 10:33:53 AM PST · by Heartlander · 2 replies
    Amazon ^ | March 1, 2010 | William Lane Craig
    Free today! (From Amazon) On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision [Kindle Edition] This concise guide is filled with illustrations, sidebars, and memorizable steps to help Christians stand their ground and defend their faith with reason and precision. In his engaging style, Dr. Craig offers four arguments for Godís existence, defends the historicity of Jesusí personal claims and resurrection, addresses the problem of suffering, and shows why religious relativism doesnít work. Along the way, he shares his story of following Godís call in his own life. This one-stop, how-to-defend-your-faith manual will equip Christians to advance faith conversations deliberately,...
  • Is A Digital Bible Less Holy? U.S. Officials Increasingly Sworn In On Tablets

    07/14/2014 5:51:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | July 14, 2014 | Hillary Vaughn
    It was called the wave of the futureóthe recently tapped U.S. ambassador to Switzerland was sworn in last month with her hand not on a paper Bible, but on top of a Kindle. Techies called it revolutionary and applauded Suzi Levine for making history. But she wasnít the only one who went high-tech when she took the oath of office. A county executive from Long Island, N.Y., used the Bible app on an iPad to be sworn in last year and a few months ago a group of firefighters from New Jersey huddled around a Kindle Bible when they took...
  • (Vanity) New Conservative Friendly Thriller TROPHY TARGET is Now Available

    04/28/2014 4:40:34 PM PDT · by AMitchum · 4 replies
    author website ^ | 4/2/14 | self
    I am pleased to announce the publication of my new thriller that may be of interest to the broader FR community (some members have already read it). It's called TROPHY TARGET and involves some conservative friendly themes, such as the consequences of not taking the threat of Islamic terrorism seriously. Below is a summary and link to more information. TROPHY TARGETtro¬∑phy ['trŇć-fńď] tar¬∑get [ňąt√§r-g…ôt]¬†- A uniquely high value individual captured and used by an enemy as leverage for political, military or other strategic purposes Deep in the jungle of French Guiana, a once anonymous soldier of the French Foreign Legion...
  • The Bracken Anthology is free on Kindle this week.

    11/04/2013 5:32:17 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 64 replies
    Amazon Kindle store ^ | November 4, 2013 | Matthew Bracken
    I had a good response to putting the Enemies trilogy novels on Kindle free runs the last three weeks, so I decided to go ahead and do it with everything I have. The Bracken Anthology is a good introduction to my stuff, both fiction and nonfiction, so if you can spread the links to your "low information" friends and family, it might slap some sense into them. Or just entertain them. I'm doing these free runs prior to going sailing next year, and spending (I hope) a lot of time over the horizon and unconnected.All of these "internet published" short...
  • Matt Bracken's "Enemies Foreign And Domestic" is now a free Kindle download.

    10/14/2013 5:38:31 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 60 replies
    Amazon Kindle ^ | October 14, 2013 | Matthew Bracken
    My first novel, Enemies Foreign And Domestic, is available free in the Amazon Kindle store today through Thursday. Then on the next two Mondays I'm going to do it with the other two novels in the Enemies trilogy. If you haven't read my novels about defending freedom while America is being "fundamentally transformed" into a socialist police state, I hope you will take this opportunity to do so. But even more importantly, I hope you will share these links beyond the "conservative choir." We already understand why the 2nd Amendment is so critical to our freedom, but millions of reachable...
  • Matt Bracken's "Enemies" trilogy -- free for Kindle, next three Mondays (starting 10/14)

    10/12/2013 8:36:12 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 66 replies
    self | 10/12/13 | NewJerseyJoe
    Big news from author, warrior, and patriot Matt Bracken. On Monday (10/14), "Enemies Foreign and Domestic" will be available for free download on Kindle for four days. "Domestic Enemies"†will be made similarly available the following Monday (10/21), and then "Foreign Enemies and Traitors" on 10/28. On social media, the author stated: "I can't see much point in 'hoarding' the Enemies trilogy. If it's going to do any good, make any impact outside of the already-converted patriotic American 'choir,' it has to happen pretty soon. Nobody will give a damn about the Enemies Trilogy as a footnote to history if we...
  • Dead Tree OR Electrons - What are you reading? [Sat. Vanity]

    09/21/2013 6:53:41 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 57 replies
    Self | 09/21/13 | Self
    I have always been a reader and one of my snobbish instincts has been to shun people who do not read. Houses without books or magazines leave me cold. Yet now I realize that I have not bought a dead tree book in months and I have hit that Amazon link "Tell the publisher" many many times! On my iPad I have more than 240 books plus several Bible versions and multiple periodicals. Now I find myself refreshing my mind about a particular passage in a book in minutes instead of almost never. Additionally, I am privileged to be able...
  • Bringing the Thunder: The Missions of a World War II B-29 Pilot in the Pacific

    08/21/2013 11:04:37 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 16 replies
    Amazon ^ | November 10, 2006 | Gordon Bennett Robertson Jr.
    Free Kindle book on Amazon. Features dozens of never-before-seen photos of the B-29 in action A fast-paced, riveting account that puts the reader in the cockpit of a four-engine bomber over enemy territory Detailed account of combat, mission by mission The B-29 bomber was made to soar in thin, cold air, dropping its massive bomb load from heights so great that the crews might never see their targets through the clouds below. That was just fine with Ben Robertson, pilot in command of one of the big four engine bombers hammering Japan to its knees in a nonstop bombing campaign...
  • Free Gunsmithing Book (Today only, I think)

    08/05/2013 5:47:28 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 61 replies
    For you Kindle owners. A little dated, but it's supposed to be some kind of classic.
  • How Kindle $parked Bam: Amazon employees gave Obama $116,000 before exclusive interview

    08/01/2013 1:31:14 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies ^ | 8/1/2013 | S.A. MILLER
    WASHINGTON ó So thatís how you land an exclusive interview with President Obama. Employees of Amazon, which scored a coup by securing a rare one-on-one interview with the president for its journalism outlet Tuesday, donated more than $116,000 to Obamaís 2012 re-election campaign, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. Thatís more than four times as much as the roughly $25,000 that the Internet giantís workers gave to Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Obama and Amazon also have a business relationship. Not only does Amazon peddle Obamaís books, but its Amazon Web Services helped build the high-tech data...
  • President Barack Obama: The Kindle Singles Interview (Vanity re free ebook)

    07/31/2013 12:34:40 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies ^ | unknown | Vanity about David Blum's book
    This is the text description of the free ebook on Amazon: Publication Date: July 31, 2013 In this Kindle Singles Interview, President Barack Obama decried the "change in culture" that has changed our view of the American Dream. "There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous," the President said. "Kids werenít monitoring everyday what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success." He addressed the jobs issue from a personal perspective, reflecting on how his own life might have been different...
  • Google starts Nexus 7 tablet price at $229

    07/24/2013 10:02:50 AM PDT · by illiac · 17 replies
    MarketWatch/MarketPulse ^ | 07/24/13 | Benjamin Pimentel
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Google Inc. /quotes/zigman/93888/quotes/nls/goog GOOG -0.05% said a new Nexus 7 tablet will be priced at $229 for a 16 GB version; $269 for 32 GB and $349 for an LTE version. The 16 GB and 32 GB versions will be available next week
  • Kindle rival the Nook stumbles, but what is the next chapter for e-readers?

    07/12/2013 8:40:47 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | The Guardian, Friday 12 July 2013 14.20 EDT
    The abrupt resignation this week of William Lynch, the 43-year-old Barnes & Noble chief executive, was only the latest in a catalogue of troubles at one of the US's biggest book chains. If this were a business whodunnit, nobody could fail to spot the culprit: Amazon. Still, with bookshops everywhere in retreat as the internet takes an ever greater slice of their trade, it seemed to many that a chain with its own dedicated e-reader Ė the Nook Ė could have the answer. But with Barnes & Noble's device struggling to make any headway against Amazon's Kindle, that strategy, and...
  • Amazon wipes customer's Kindle and deletes account with no explanation

    04/10/2013 1:23:10 PM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | October 22, 2012 | Mark King
    An Amazon Kindle user has had her account wiped and all her paid-for books deleted by Amazon without warning or explanation. The Norwegian woman, identified only as Linn on media commentator Martin Bekkelund's blog, approached Amazon when she realised her Kindle had been wiped. She was informed by a customer relations executive that her account had been closed, all open orders had been cancelled and all her content had been removed, but has been unable to find out why. The move, which will shock ebook fans, highlights the power digital rights management (DRM) offers blue-chip companies. DRM is used by...
  • Social Media, Terrorism Connect Too Well

    12/05/2012 12:51:07 AM PST · by Cindy · 28 replies ^ | Published 1:16†p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012 | Janine Zacharia
    SNIPPET: "Social media is no longer simply a fun way to share updates on the harmless idiosyncrasies of our lives. It can undermine national security, and there ought to be a more robust discussion between the Bay Area technology world and Washington on what to do about†it. Cyber-terrorism, especially the potential for electronic tampering with U.S. industrial or military installations, is a paramount national security threat that Washington is working to forestall. We're all working to protect our accounts from hackers. But the cyber-threat getting far less public attention involves the social media networks we use every day and the...
  • Amazon Kindle inches closer to iPad in tablet fray

    11/28/2012 4:59:31 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 64 replies
    WSJ/Market Watch ^ | November 27, 2012 | Dan Gallagher
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) ó Inc. is expected to pick up share in the tablet market in the fourth quarter with strong sales of its Kindle devices, though Apple Inc.ís iPad will remain the dominant product line in the segment, according to a brokerage report on Tuesday. Analysts at Pacific Crest said supply-chain research shows increased production orders for the Kindle Fire HD, which Amazon (US:AMZN) now sells in a variety of sizes and configurations. The broker raised its forecast for the Kindle line, which is now expected to account for 13% of tablet shipments for the year compared with...
  • Wal-Mart to drop Amazon Kindle products, report says

    09/20/2012 11:02:07 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/20/2012 | By Hayley Tsukayama
    Wal-Mart is reportedly planning to stop sales of Amazon Kindle products in its stores, Reuters reported, apart from its existing inventory and pending orders. According to Reuters, the decision was outlined in a memo obtained by the wire service that said the change is in line with the companyís merchandising strategy. It follows a similar decision from retailer Target, which announced in May that it would no longer sell Kindle devices. ~snip~ While Wal-Mart is the worldís largest retailer, it competes fiercely with Amazon, which is ambitiously expanding the number of goods and services that it delivers straight to its...
  • Amazon Loses Their State Department Kindle Contract(What am I missing?)

    08/17/2012 3:37:42 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 21 replies ^ | August 17, 2012 | Michael Harper
    The US State Department is now turning back on a contract they forged with Amazon 2 months ago Ė a deal which would have earned the Seattle company $16.5 Million and the US government a load of Kindle Touches to hand out to US embassies the world over. Today, the State Department canceled this contract in an announcement on their website.ďUS Department of State solicitation (Request for Proposals) SAQMMA12R0272 for Amazon e-Readers, Content Management, and Logistics is cancelled and the Justification and Approval (J&A) to award contract SAQMMA12D0131 on a sole-source basis is withdrawn. The Department of State intends to...
  • Kindle Fire 2 may hit as soon as July

    06/26/2012 11:05:35 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    CNET ^ | June 25, 2012 1:13 PM PDT | David Carnoy
    If you're waiting for the Kindle Fire 2 or a new e-ink Kindle, you may not have to wait much longer.Last year, Amazon launched the Kindle Fire in September. The next-generation Kindles are expected to launch a little earlier this year.(Credit: CNET) What's next for Kindle hardware? Well, a credible source has told CNET that Amazon will unveil a second-generation Kindle Fire this summer and that it's targeting July 31 for a launch event. While we can't confirm the date, there's been plenty of chatter about new Kindles coming soon. Most recently, DigiTimes, which has been pretty spotty on the...
  • How to Earn Money at NASCAR Races (My FIRST Kindle Article!!!)

    02/11/2012 3:23:26 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    Amazon.Com ^ | February 10, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    A guide to how NASCAR fans can earn money while enjoying their sport. NASCAR venues offer easy ways to earn money which the author took advantage of for two full seasons and parts of several more. Detailed examples based on the author's own experiences are given on how fans can earn at least several hundred up to a couple of thousand dollars at each NASCAR race. A bonus section is included that will reveal the "Ground Zero" for all wholesalers where the prices are rock bottom. Even if the reader has no interest in NASCAR this wholesale information can...
  • Kindle Publishing Questions (Self-Publishing)

    01/11/2012 5:32:07 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 53 replies
    Self | January 11, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    I am interested in self-publishing on Kindle. Eventually I would like to publish a book but first I want to publish articles via Kindle of just 500 to 1000 words each. I would like to make the articles available for FREE to the public. This is to familiarize the general public with my humor and would be great publicity for my book.So what I want to know is if it is okay to publish stuff on Kindle that would be available to the public for FREE. Also is there some sort of Kindle index in which such articles would be...
  • Kindle Fire or Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9?

    01/03/2012 1:17:18 PM PST · by mdittmar · 39 replies
    1/3/2012 | me
    Narrowed it down to two.Been looking at tablets,like the Kindle Fire because I have a Kindle,purchase things from Amazon,no problems,Kindle Fire would be easy,less expensive,yet the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 has me intrigued?
  • Publishers vs. Libraries: An E-Book Tug of War

    12/25/2011 4:21:16 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 71 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12-25-11 | RANDALL STROSS
    LAST year, Christmas was the biggest single day for e-book sales by HarperCollins. And indications are that this yearís Christmas Day total will be even higher, given the extremely strong sales of e-readers like the Kindle and the Nook. Amazon announced on Dec. 15 that it had sold one million of its Kindles in each of the three previous weeks. But we can also guess that the number of visitors to the e-book sections of public librariesí Web sites is about to set a record, too. And that is a source of great worry for publishers. In their eyes, borrowing...
  • WiFi vs. 3G for Kindle E-Reader(vanity)

    11/11/2011 2:28:06 PM PST · by Signalman · 49 replies
    Self | 11/11/2011 | Self
    I'm looking to purchase a Kindle Touch E-Reader from Amazon. The Kindle Touch ($99.00) has Wi-Fi connectivity and the Kindle Touch 3G ($149.00) has Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. Otherwise, they're pretty much the same as far as screen size, battery life, and other features. I'm not familiar with the advantages/disadvantages of Wi-Fi vs. 3G and am wondering if the 3G model is worth the extra $50.00. Does anyone have any advice re: this matter? Thanks.
  • NEW: Kindle library lending starts in Seattle, goes national (I Just Started Using This Service!!!)

    09/28/2011 5:48:22 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | September 20, 2011 | Brier Dudley
    Seattle-area libraries on Tuesday began testing the long-awaited Kindle feature that lets patrons transfer borrowed library books to the electronic device. This morning (Wednesday), announced that the program is now available across the country, at more than 11,000 libraries.Amazon agreed in April to work with OverDrive, a Cleveland company that provides electronic book lending services for numerous libraries, but the companies didn't provide many details of what to expect. Amazon's website had promised the service was coming to 11,000 libraries.
  • Amazon Takes on Apple iPad With Kindle Fire Tablet

    09/28/2011 3:55:09 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 31 replies
    Putting to rest the endless speculation, Amazon on Wednesday officially introduced not one, not two, but four new Kindle devices. The company aims to lock up the e-reader market with an entry-level $79 Kindle, and to do what countless tech companies have failed at: building a color tablet device at a reasonable price that can compete with Apple's wildly successful iPad. The Kindle Fire is that gadget. It's designed mainly as a media consumption device rather than a touch computer and it undercuts Apple's iPad by hundreds of dollarsó$199 compared to $500 for an iPad. It will go on sale...
  • Price of new Amazon tablet could be big attraction

    09/28/2011 6:21:42 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/28/11 | Alistair Barr
    (Reuters) - Inc is expected to launch its long-awaited tablet computer on Wednesday, sporting a low-enough price to give Apple Inc's iPad some serious competition for the first time. At a news conference Wednesday morning in New York, Amazon will likely unveil a seven-inch tablet that will let users read e-books, download digital music and video games and stream movies and TV shows. Analysts expect the tablet to be priced around $250, roughly half the price of Apple's dominant iPad, which starts at $499. "If Amazon prices the Kindle Fire at $250, it has the potential to become the...
  • reading FR on Kindle

    08/28/2011 6:17:43 PM PDT · by fulltlt · 49 replies
    Question about reading FR on a Kindle. There is a lot of white space on the right when reading FR on my Kindle. Is there anyway to get rid of all the white space so the screen is filled up with text?
  • South Korea Looks to Replace School Textbooks with Tablets By 2015

    07/04/2011 10:22:46 AM PDT · by decimon · 14 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | July 4, 2011 | Tiffany Kaiser
    In addition, South Korea will create a cloud-based server system for its schools that allows students to download textbooks on their tablets Mobile devices have become a crucial part of everyday life for many people. More recently, tablets have gained popularity as new models, such as Apple's iPad 2 and Samsung's Galaxy Tab, have upped the mobile experience. Furthermore, tablets are not only being used for entertainment purposes. More and more businesses and schools are replacing textbooks and print manuals with tablets. For instance, Alaska Airlines replaced its flight manuals with iPads, and American Airlines is looking to adopt the...
  • Table Disservice (e.g., banning iPads and Kindles in coffee shops?)

    02/13/2011 6:05:50 AM PST · by RayChuang88 · 42 replies
    New York Times website ^ | February 11, 2011 | Virginia Hefferman
    No Kindles in cafes? Youíve got to be kidding. This is an affront, not only to readers and gadget lovers, but also to the spirit of cafes! Many indie New York City cafes now heavily restrict, or ban outright, the use of Kindles, Nooks and iPads. Evidently, too many coffee shops in town have had their ambience wrecked when itinerant word processors with laptops turn the tables into office space. Sure, that phenomenon can be depressing ó whether youíre a scornful lady who lunches or the nomadic freelancer who fields glares. And full-dress computers are perhaps too much personal furniture...
  • EBookFling is Netflix Instant Watch for digital books

    01/26/2011 12:52:22 AM PST · by Nickname · 5 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | January 25, 2011 | Alex Pham
    It's no secret that users of Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's nook digital book readers can "lend" copies of the books they've purchased to friends. But imagine if your universe of friends consisted of millions of people, not just the five or six people in your book club. The lending library suddenly becomes much more interesting. That's what EBookFling wants to create. The site, which officially kicks off Wednesday morning but was up and running Tuesday, ultimately will let users borrow books listed by other members -- for free.
  • Amazon removes incest-related erotica titles from store, Kindle archive

    12/12/2010 6:48:03 PM PST · by Raymann · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Teleread ^ | December 12, 2010 | Chris Meadows
    A discussion thread on Amazonís Kindle Community forum notes that Amazon has begun removing some previously-published books or stories from its store, and from the Kindle archives. Readers who have previously downloaded them to their Kindles can keep them there, but cannot re-download them (and will be refunded the price of purchase assuming Amazon can still find the purchase record). The story whose removal sparked the discussion was an erotica title called Wicked Lovely by author Jess C. Scott. The tale dealt with incest, and involved a love scene between a 17- and an 18-year-old. However, Amazon would not tell...
  • Book Defending Pedophilia For Sale On Amazon (And That's Not All!)

    11/10/2010 1:45:01 PM PST · by Parody · 25 replies
    AP via ^ | 11/10/2010 | DANA WOLLMAN
    NEW YORK Ė Amazon is selling a self-published book defending pedophiles, sparking discussions about the retailer's obligation to vet items before they are sold in its online stores. The book, "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover's Code of Conduct" by Philip R. Greaves II, offers advice to pedophiles afraid of becoming the center of retaliation. It is an electronic book available for Inc.'s Kindle e-reader. The book has triggered mounting outrage on Twitter and beyond. A chorus of Twitter users is calling for Amazon to pull the book, with a few threatening to boycott the Kindle...
  • Kindle 3rd Generation Review: Dislikes

    11/08/2010 4:01:52 AM PST · by mattstat · 24 replies
    This continues the review of the 3rd generation Kindle. Today, the dislikes. Read the likes here. (Both parts of the review total 3,200 words: much more than the limit of 300 to post as a blogger.)... There are no used books!---thus it is impossible to discover new authors cheaply. More readers discover new authors by reading used than new books: all common experiences attests to this. Given what we have seen in the music industry, publishers will tend to think their material dearer than it actually is (for example, they actually charge money for people to listen to Bruce Springsteen)....
  • Could mom-and-pop bookstores return?

    10/21/2010 1:08:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 23, 2010 | Jim Fletcher generation is the bridge between the golden years of print newspapers and now, for better or worse, news by iPhone. Nothing in publishing is as consistently unchanging as change... America was built on competition and innovation. Challenges are meant to be embraced and met. And when I hear independent booksellers complaining about big-box retailers pushing them out of business, I am reminded of a great bit of wisdom my mother dispensed once... In the town where I live, I heard retailers decrying a move by Wal-Mart to put a store on the outskirts of town. "They'll kill business!" was...
  • Why is Amazon Making an Android App Store? (Speculation on competitive App Stores)

    10/01/2010 1:39:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Oct 1, 2010 10:00 AM | Kat Hannaford
    Judging by the leaked terms and conditions, Amazon plans to swagger into the Android world with an alternative app download store, fists a-whirling. Are they building it to co-exist with Android's Market...or for an Android-powered SuperKindle? Google isn't exactly a liberal, supportive father when manufacturers want to fool around with their open source software. They actually have some surprising restrictionsóthough really, they're not that surprising when you consider it's in their best interests to protect the quality of Android and thus, their future lineage.Google's potential suitor, Amazon, has been very successful with its Kindle rangeóso successful, in fact, that you...
  • Format Wars: A History of What-Could-Have-Been, From Betamax to Dvorak

    09/29/2010 12:13:37 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    Switched ^ | 24 Sept 2010 | Jon Chase
    Other than the frenzied anticipation for the coming breed of tablet PCs, the one topic that dominates the mindspace of the technorati these days is the world of e-readers. More specifically, a great debate is brewing; each of the e-readers and their associated online book stores favor differing standards and file formats, and we may have another good ole fashioned format war on our hands. (Nothing gets a techie's blood pressure going more than watching as competing technologies duke it out.) Format wars are to the tech world what elections are to politics, or what playoffs are to sports: a...
  • The Devil at My Doorstep [free Kindle book]

    09/24/2010 9:06:23 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 10 replies
    amazon ^ | Feb 2010 | David Bego
    In The Devil at My Doorstep, David Bego chronicles his long and fierce battle with Obama accomplice, Andy Stern, and the SEIU thugocracy. Bego is the archetype of the American Entrepreneur, which makes him an Enemy of the State far more menacing than a nuclear Iran. Bego's company, Executive Management Services (EMS) grew from nothing to 5000 employees in thirty-three states as a result of hard work and a dedication to quality service that is in the molecular structure of Americans like Bego. EMS provides commercial cleaning services, facility maintenance and security. Thus, EMS employs janitorial workers, making Bego an...
  • How eBooks Will Lead To The Disappearance of Books

    09/14/2010 4:09:05 AM PDT · by mattstat · 51 replies · 1+ views
    We have already discussed how eBooks will hasten the end of what we called long-form reading, i.e. book reading, by the majority. We have speculated that eBooks will lead to a vast reduction in traditional publishing, mainly because with eBooks there are no used books to sell, which excludes a major pathway by which readers discover new authors. And it now appears that, if a certain court ruling holds, eBook publishers will be able to legally forbid the reselling of eBooks. Thus, if you buy a Kindle or iPad from another citizen upon which are titles not in the public...
  • Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy?

    09/05/2010 8:41:08 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 139 replies · 1+ views
    CRAVE - CNET ^ | September 4, 2010 6:29 PM PDT | John P. Falcone
    (Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET) Editors' note (September 3, 2010): This story has been updated to reflect the release of the new third-generation Kindle models and the announcement of new Sony Readers, among other new details.Yes, it's true: now is a better time than ever to be in the market for an e-book reader. Hardware prices are more affordable than ever, and more titles are available electronically--anywhere from hundreds of thousands to millions, depending on whether you include the huge library of free public-domain titles--than at any point in history. The market has consolidated around a handful of major players: Amazon,...
  • How Steve Jobs Will Destroy Civilization

    09/03/2010 4:11:58 AM PDT · by mattstat · 20 replies
    September 1, 2012 Steve Jobs unveils the Apple TV, a device which allows ďconsumersĒ to relieve themselves of the burden of owning movies and television shows. Previously, if people wanted to possess a movie or a television series, they would be forced buy a video cassette or DVD version, or they would have to suffer the inconvenience of recording these events on a tape or digital video recorder. Once either version was in hand, then, via direct playback or by running the recording, consumers could then watch these programs as many times as desired. The Apple TV changes everything. In...