Winston S. Churchill: [The World Crisis](https://kindle.amazon.com/your_highlights): >In the tense naval controversy upon Jutland the keenest minds in the Navy have sifted every scrap of evidence. Every minute has been measured. The speed, the course, the position of every ship great or small, at every period in the operation, have been scrutinized. Show More Summary
Michael J. Graetz (Columbia), Follow the Money: Essays on International Taxation (Yale May 2016) (free download (PDF, EPUB (iPad, Noble), MOBI (Kindle)), book (amazon)): Publicity about tax avoidance techniques of multinational corporations and wealthy individuals has moved discussion of international income taxation from the backrooms of law and accounting firms...
In the latest Slow TV experiment, the Norwegian Consumer Council is doing a live read of the terms of service for a number of different apps, including Instagram, YouTube, Kindle, Spotify, and Snapchat. It's in Norwegian and it looks like they're on the last app, but the total time elapsed so far is 1 day, 7 hours, 49 minutes. (via @Rudien) Tags: legal video
As I type this, the consumer rights organization has been broadcasting its live-reading of terms of service for Instagram, YouTube, Kindle, Spotify, Snapchat and other popular apps for more than one day and eight hours. (more…)
Can an e-reader ever be worth $400?
The election of a black President induced Republicans to throw gasoline on the racist kindling they've nurtured for decades. When democrats became the party of equal rights for blacks in the mid-sixties, racists sought a new home. They...Show More Summary
Reading classic works of fiction is one of life’s great pleasures. And for true bibliophiles, it’s a pleasure that can rapidly deplete your bank account. Fortunately, copyright laws being what they are, there’s a gold mine of classics that have outlasted their authors just long enough to be downloaded completely free of charge. Show More Summary
Despite competition from tablets boasting full-color LCD displays, devices that use black and white electronic paper, like Amazon’s Kindle, have remained popular. And now that E Ink has created the first full-color electronic paper, e-readers have found yet another way to remain relevant. Read more...
Tech will break your heart. For every Microsoft Windows, Apple iPhone, Google search bar, or Amazon Kindle, there are so many apps, services, and games that get killed before we're ready to let them go. Sometimes, like the Flip video camera, these products die because of an acquisition gone awry. Show More Summary
Amazon has named the most well-read cities in the U.S. for 2016 and Seattle holds its spot at No. 1. The Seattle-based retailer determined this by measuring sales for all books, magazines and newspapers sales in both print and Kindle format from April 2015 to April 2016 on a per capita basis for cities with 500,000 residents. The data revealed...
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At nearly $300 to start, Amazon's flagship ebook reader device is no bargain. But that isn't why it exists. This is how $30 e-readers are made. Rich people and early adopters take the price hit for the rest of us.
If This, Then That (IFTTT) is a fantastic service for automating all kinds of things, and we’ve written a lot of articles about how it can make your life better. But it’s not just for smart home automation and saving money. It can also improve your reading life and your Kindle experience. Show More Summary
If you enjoy the small-town-with-something-to-hide genre (a la Twin Peaks), you’ll love the Wayward Pines book trilogy. Fox ruined it by turning it into a TV show, but don’t let that scare you away. Each one is just $2 on Kindle today, but I recommend just picking up all three. Read more...
Press release from ESPN, May 19, 2016: ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 will combine to present over 13 live hours of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee, presented by Kindle, from National Harbor, Md., on May 25 and 26. This is...
Y’know how some people knock e-readers, adamant that they still like the smell of paper and the feel of physically turning the pages? I’m the opposite: I prefer the feel of gliding my finger across the smooth glass screen of my smartphone or tablet, and watching the pages electronically turn. [...]
If you’ve ever used one of Amazon’s Kindle e-book readers, then you can get by with a really short review of its latest, the Kindle Oasis. You can buy new ones from Amazon whenever you’re in a WiFi hotspot — or, for $70 more, the truly obsessive reader may prefer the Oasis with a built-in cellular modem. Show More Summary
I picked up “Toward the Sunrise” fully expecting to enjoy it, but ended up wanting to hurl my Kindle into the ocean like a frisbee of rage. On its face, this is actually a well crafted novella with strong characters, emotional nuance, and a premise that seemed almost tailored to bring me joy. Show More Summary
While I still haven’t made the switch from physical books to an e-reader, it’s not for a lack of interest. They’re supposed to be pretty awesome for battery life, be easier on your eyes regardless of the time of day, and are just convenient. Show More Summary
American Gods is one of the most popular novels from the prolific Neil Gaiman, and the source material for an upcoming TV show . If it’s been on your to-read list, you can grab a Kindle copy today for just $3. Read more...