CES Roundup for 1-4-2016

CES_Logo_smCES 2016 starts on January 6, 2016. Here is roundup of some of the interesting early stories about CES 2016:

If you are going to the event, thanks to the crazy world we live in, there are all kinds of fun new security measures.

LG made an 18-inch display you can roll up like a newspaper (The Verge) – Forget e-ink, this looks interesting…

The Acer Iconia One 8 Android tablet is made for families and priced at just $100 (Android Central) – With an 8 inch form factor and lots of parental controls, depending on its performance, this could be a winner.

This company wants to unclog your Wi-Fi (The Verge) – We have a ways to go on this, but it is going to be great!

New Chromebooks From Acer, Lenovo Debut at CES 2016 (OMG Chrome) – New model Chromebooks on the horizon. And they are going to be pretty!

No, I am not going to CES, but I love reading about the gadgets. I will be doing these roundup posts intermittently during the week. The official CES website is here.

Did you know that Amazon has a page for products from CES2016? You can find it here.

Daily Links: How the Internet changed the way we read

daily_links_1Daily Links for day, January 4, 2016:

How the Internet changed the way we read (Daily Dot) – More on the concept of digital distraction.

GQ Tells Readers to Turn Off Ad Blockers or Pay Up (Fortune) – Do you want to read this badly enough to turn off your ad blocker?

Will 2016 be the year web advertisers realise we don’t want to be monitored? (The Guardian) – No, we all really LOVE ads!

“What Does My Site Cost?” Tells You How Much a Mobile Visitor Pays to See a Site (The Digital Reader) – Here is a way to find out if your website need to lose weight.

Amazon’s Other App Store, Alexa’s “Skills” Section, Has Quietly Grown To Over 130 Apps (Techcrunch) – Alexa, you sneaky girl! Did you know that the Amazon Echo had its own app store?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes The Choice  by Nicholas Sparks for $2.99.

Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  PULP!: Two Thriller Novels and a Novella to Keep You on the Edge of Your Seat! by Vincent Zandri for 99 cents.The Romance Daily Find is Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller for $2.99

Kobo has Silver Palate Cookbook by Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Sellers for Under $4 includes Jonathan Kellerman’s When the Bough Breaks for $1.99.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.