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  • News: Amazon buyers prefer DRM-free e-books, study claims

    The publishing industry's major companies are still invested in anti-piracy software, but self-published authors benefit when they give it up, according to a recent study. AuthorEarnings.com, a site that studies how authors can best make money, recently took a detailed look at Amazon's e-book bestseller list on a single day--July 14, 2014. Those listings were then used to draw some conclusions about unit sales, gross earnings, and author earnings.

  • News: Netatmo June review: You won't feel burned by this UV-sensing wearable

    "Who loves the sun?" sang the Velvet Underground. "Not everyone." I wasn't alive when Loaded was released, but clearly Lou Reed was talking about me, with my pale skin that refuses to tan. I'm either stark white, or I'm burned. There is no in between.

  • News: BBC website and iPlayer suffer weekend outage

    The BBC hit technical problems over the weekend affecting its website and iPlayer service. Issues are still ongoing.

  • News: Healbe finally releases lab data for its notorious GoBe calorie-tracking wristband

    It's not the independent, peer-reviewed study that wearable watchers have been waiting for, but Healbe has published lab test data that indicates its GoBe activity-tracking wristband can automatically divine the calories in the food we eat with an error rate of +/-13.5 percent.

  • News: Amazon's Kindle Unlimited offers 600,000 e-books for $10 a month

    Even the most voracious readers will take a few months to get the most out of Amazon.com's latest offer: access to 600,000 e-books and 2,000 audiobooks for a monthly fee of US$9.99. What publishers and authors will get out of it remains to be seen.

  • News: Just wave your smartwatch to board this train

    If you're holding out for that multi-functional smartwatch of your dreams, Sony is working to add contactless payments to wearables with a new chip.

  • News: Chat off the grid: goTenna lets you send texts without cellular service

    Your phone is a pocket-sized supercomputer, but when you don't even have cellular coverage to send a text message, it feels more like a paperweight. goTenna is a portable RF antenna that lets you communicate even when your phone has no service whatsoever. You won't be posting selfies to Instagram or catching up on your Hulu queue, but goTenna lets you exchange text messages and GPS coordinates with other goTenna users who are within range--and that range could be a mile or so in a city to a whopping 50 miles if you happen to be standing on top of a mountain.

  • News: Amazon.com mulls unlimited e-book subscription offer

    Amazon.com looks to be prepping a $9.99-a-month e-book and audiobook subscription service dubbed "Kindle Unlimited."

  • News: Slingbox M1 review: Place-shift TV with minimal hassle

    The idea of placeshifting live and recorded cable and satellite TV--that is, viewing the content on a display other than the one the box is connected to--is less novel than it was several years ago, let alone just a couple when Slingbox's last models debuted. Today, those who haven't yet "cut the cord" can access many of their favorite channels and shows on portable devices with a login and code, and some services even let you access live TV or your DVR's contents on the go.

  • News: SlingTV aims for a unified TV experience at home and away

    If you're paying tons of money for a cable or satellite TV package, you deserve to be able to watch that content on all your screens, both around your house, and on your mobile devices when you're out and about. Sling Media's Slingbox products have let you "place shift" live TV and DVR recordings for years, and on Tuesday the company announced both a new entry-level Slingbox, the M1, as well as a new software interface for its flagship Slingbox, now rechristened SlingTV.

  • News: Google moves closer to selling smart contacts

    Google has reached a deal with Alcon to work together on smart contact lenses that can monitor diabetics' blood sugar levels.

  • News: BloomSky's backyard weather stations hope to crowdsource the forecast

    Anyone who's spent much time in San Francisco quickly learns the limitations of typical weather-forecasting apps: "Today's high 68 degrees" they'll say, and in return you'll scoff "Where?!"

  • News: Virgin Media adds new Sky Sports channels and TV Season Ticket

    Virgin Media has announced it is launching new Sky Sports channels and a Season Ticket offering 10 months of access for a one-off payment.

  • News: Samsung, Arm and Nest launch Thread Group to tie home IoT devices together

    Google's Nest subsidiary and heavy hitters including Samsung Electronics and Arm Holdings are launching the latest bid to make sensors, cameras, appliances and other devices in homes easily talk to each other.

  • News: Turtle Shell waterproof Bluetooth speakers offer solid sound

    The shower and the beach aren't usually friendly places for electronics, but the new Turtle Shell Bluetooth speakers from Outdoor Tech seem right at home in either locale.

  • News: BitTorrent's Bundle paywall is part Kickstarter, part iTunes

    BitTorrent Inc. has a new plan to monetize file sharing with a project that's one part Kickstarter and one part iTunes. The company behind the BitTorrent peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol recently shared more information on its plan to create a "pay gate" for its BitTorrent Bundle project. BitTorrent first told us of its pay gate plans in June.

  • News: New Raspberry Pi model B+ doubles up on USB ports, adds microSD and more

    There's a new tasty treat in town for mini computer fans, and its name is the Raspberry Pi B+. Two years after the model B came out, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is back with a new revision that includes more GPIO pins, more USB ports, a microSD slot, improved audio, and lower power consumption.

  • News: Every episode of 'South Park' ever joins new original programming on Hulu

    If you're a Hulu user and a fan of the animated Comedy Central series South Park, here's some good news for you: On Saturday, Hulu announced that it had reached a deal to become the exclusive streaming provider for the 18th season of South Park, which kicks off on September 24th.

  • News: FTC Sues Amazon Over Kids' In-App Purchases

    C'mon Amazon. You're supposed to be a consumer-friendly company. What's less friendly than making it easy for children to run up large, unauthorized charges using mobile apps? That's exactly what the FTC is accusing Amazon of, and the agency filed suit against the company on Thursday.

  • News: Whistle activity monitor is like FitBit for dogs

    If you've ever wondered what your pet does while you're at work or whether your dog walkers are doing their jobs the Whistle activity monitor might be for you.



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