Daily Links and Deals: GPS devices reveal what the U.S. is really doing with its toxic e-waste

daily_links_1Today, a worrisome  look at what is happening with all that old tech gear. Also, Apple admits its deleting your music, another piece on the smell of old books and a a look at the rise of digitally board games. In Deals,  bluthooth headphones, cable and up to 80% off 16 must-read best selling ebooks.

Daily Links for Saturday, May 14, 2016:

GPS devices reveal what the U.S. is really doing with its toxic e-waste (Mashable) How good of a job is the US doing with all that e-wast from tablets and e-readers. Not so well, according to this report.

High-tech cardboard: The rise of digitally augmented board games (Ars Technica) In a world where everything seems to be going high tech, what about old fashioned board games?

Apple confirms iTunes music deletion issue, has no idea what’s causing it (The Next Web) Apple admits that theres a big bug in its music software that’s deleting customers music.

The sweet, sexy smell of old books is a perfume fad (Quartz) Another look at one of the most common complaints about e-readers: They don’t smell like books.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes up to 80% off 16 must-read best sellers including books by Veronica Roth, C.S. Lewis and more.

In Today’s Deals, there are Omaker 3 Pack Optimum Combination 3.5mm Male to Male Stereo Audio Cable Cords and a set of Bluedio R Plus Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Micro SD Card Slot.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Betting on Hope  for $1.99.by Debra Clopton

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Desert Heat by J. A. Jance Joanna Brady Mysteries (Book 1) for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is The Rookery Rogues (Volume 1) by Erica Monroe for $4.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes An Eye for an Eye: A Dewey Andreas novel by Ben Coes for $2.99.

Google is featuring a Bad Boys of Romance promotion.

(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, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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