In today’s stories, there’s an new Netflix competitor in town. Plus, stories on wi-fi, Amazon Prime, and more. In deals today, there are savings on Dremel tools and accessories (great for crafting) and pre-owned Fire Tablets.
Daily Links for Thursday, March 31, 2016:
Fullscreen Unveils $5 Subscription Video Service, Taking on Netflix and YouTube Red (Variety) Hm. Very targeted, which is interesting. Wonder if there is enough interest in that market share to pull this off?
New wireless tech from MIT could bring password-free Wi-Fi (Computer World) This could be a good thing…. Especially if you put it together with the ability to shut out router invaders based on distance.
10 Spring Cleaning Tips for Getting rid of Old Unread Books (Bustle) Some of these look like fun projects!
You can now buy Amazon Prime for a month at a time — if you’re a Sprint customer (ReCode)And if you want to pay a third more for the service. Easier just to buy Amazon Prime.
The complete list of ‘OK, Google’ commands (CNET) This is a pretty comprehensive list. I had no idea that it could do this much and intend to take a second look at the idea of using this.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Power of Negative Thinking: An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results by Bob Knight and Bob Hammel for $1.99.
In Today’s Deals, Amazon is offering savings of up to 63% on your choice of select Dremel rotary tools and accessories. You will also find some flash drives and memory cards at reduced pricing. Plus, you can still find deals on pre-owned Fire tablets.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is How to Instantly Connect with Anyone: 96 All-New Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships by Leil Lowndes for $1.99.The Romance Daily Find is The Bad Boy CEO by Sugar Jamison for $1.99.
STILL AVAILABLE: B & N is running a special where you can get a NOOK Bundle Offer: 10″ NOOK Device, Free Screen Film and Free Cover of Your Choice- a $330+ Value for Just $199.99. And finally, you can take 75% off all Nook Accessories. And if you have jumped on the coloring books bandwagon, B & N now has Harry Potter Magical Places & Characters Coloring Books available.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death (The Grantchester Mysteries) by James Runcie for $1.99.
STILL AVAILABLE: Kobo has the Great Reads For $1.99 or Less promotion.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The More You Ignore Me by Jo Brand 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.)
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