Daily Links and Deals: $17 smartwatch sending data back to China shows perils of buying unknown brands

daily_links_1Daily Links for day, March 1, 2016:

$17 smartwatch sending data back to China shows perils of buying unknown brands [Video] (9 to 5 Google) – This is a really scary story!

Digital history: Archbishops’ Registers go online for first time (Yorkshire Post) – This looks like an amazing historical collection of medieval and early modern work.

Want to learn a programming language? Code School is dropping its paywall this weekend (TNW) Free for 48 hours. Want to try learning to code?

B&N Reports Store Revenues down, Nook Revenues Down 33% Last Quarter (The Digital Reader) – And they are still not giving up – apparently….

Apple creates a general support channel on Twitter (Techcrunch) – Finally! Glad to see this as Twitter is many people’s go-to place for help.

Comcast accused of violating NBC merger commitment and net neutrality rule (Ars Technica) –  This may lay the groundwork for really defining these types of services.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes three books in the Hannah Swensen series by best-selling author Joanne Fluke as well as books in the  Chronicles of Nick Book series by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Spies, Sadists and Sorcerers: The history you weren’t taught in school by Dominic Selwood for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Moonlight Masquerade (London Encounters Book #1): A Regency Romance by Ruth Axtell for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Death Before Decaf: A Java Jive Mystery by Carolyn Fardig for $2.99.

(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.

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