Today, a thought piece on whether technology has really had enough impact on the way we work. Also, stories on Comcast data caps and fees, wireless uses, Blendle goes mobile and a verdict in Google versus Oracle. In deals, there’s a indoor/outdoor movie screen and an interesting iXCC 5-port USB 10A 50W Universal High Capacity Fast Car Charger.
Daily Links for Friday, May 27, 2016:
Technology is changing how we live, but it needs to change how we work (Vox) We see so much new technology in use all around us. But is it actually changing the way we work?
Comcast limits data cap overage fees to $200 a month (Ars Technica) Even with raises in data caps these are some really high fees. And if you want unlimited data, you are going to have to pay for it.
This is the start of the post-app era (Venture Beat) Googbye apps, hello chatbots and AI interfaces. Is this really a pardigm shift in the way we interact with our devices?
New Report: Americans’ Wireless Data Usage More Than Doubled in 2015 vs. 2014 (Infodocket) Yes, we are using more and more data in our daily lives.
The verdict is in: Android is “fair use” as Google beats Oracle (Ars) One milestone down, at least one more appeal to go.
Blendle’s pay-per-article service is available on mobile devices (Engadget) More publishers seem to be using the service. The fact that it is going mobile may bring a lot more people on board.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes A Killer Retreat (A Downward Dog Mystery) by Tracy Weber for $1.99.
In Today’s Deals, a Camp Chef OS-144 Indoor/Outdoor Movie Screen. Also, a iXCC 5-port USB 10A 50W Universal High Capacity Fast Car Charger for Apple iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Android and Windows Smartphone and Tablets.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Last Kingdom (Last Kingdom Series #1) (Saxon Tales) by Bernard Cornwell for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Heartstrings by Sara Walter Ellwood for 99 cents.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Red Tent – 20th Anniversary Edition by Anita Diamant for $2.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Jubilee’s Journey by Bette Lee Crosby for 99 cents.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Dreamland by Kevin Baker for 99 cents.
(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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