Daily Links for Tuesday, January 26, 2016:
AM Radio May Soon Be A Thing Of The Past (Music 3.0) – Digital is disrupting radio as well as books and film.
Comcast and Charter may soon control 70% of 25Mbps Internet subscriptions (Ars Technica) – That’s an awful lot of control of the broadband market!
Apple will reportedly allow paywalled articles in Apple News (The Verge) – Just what are the benefits to consumers here?
The heavy price we pay for ‘free’ Wi-Fi (The Conversation) – Are we giving up too much in terms of privacy and security just to get free wi-fi?
TV resolution confusion: 1080p, 2K, UHD, 4K, 8K, and what they all mean (CNET) – Handy guide to the what the numbers mean when shopping for a new TV.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal offers up to 90% off select Kindle Books for Students. Lot of interesting stuff here: Urban planning, business, filmmaking, engineering, history and more! I found Aha!: The Moments of Insight that Shape Our World for $2.99.
As part of the Today’s Deal specials, you can get up to 70% off Crucial and Lexar memory products. Also offered is up to 70% off select 3M Workspace Solutions such as monitor stands, mouse pads and more.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Voices of the Dead by Peter Leonard [Elmore Leonard’s son] for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Secret Indiscretions by Trice Hickman for $2.99.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson for $1.99. Kobo’s Buy 2, Get 1 free sale continues through February 1st.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Dead Between the Lines by Denise Swanson 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.