Daily Links and Deals: LG G Pad III 8.0 Is an Affordable Tablet with E-Reader Optimizations

daily_links_1Today, a new LG tablet that is affordable and optimized for both movies and e-reading! Also millions of free images from books published over the last 500 years, why our home networks aren’t ready for smart houses, and a look at recent megabreaches of security. Plus some really cool lightsabers! ūüôā In deals, a great price on an ASUS ZenPhone 2.

Daily Links for day, June 1, 2016:

LG G Pad III 8.0 Is an  Affordable Tablet with  E-Reader Optimizations (Tab Times) With an aspect ratio optimized for both movies and reading, this tablet even has a button to turn on reading mode.

Ultrasabers Transport You into the Star Wars Universe with Realistic LED Lightsabers (Gear Diary) Finally, lightsabers that look the part.

Cluster of ‚Äúmegabreaches‚ÄĚ compromises a whopping 642 million passwords (Ars Technica) Were¬†¬†these sites unable to tell they were hacked or did they keep this a secret for years?

T-Mobile creates service plan for visitors to the US (Engadget)¬†$30 gets you three weeks of constant connectivity with your homeland.And if you are visiting, that’s pretty cool.

Current home networks not ready for the smart house: Intel (ZD Net) Want a smart house? Not on your home networks until it ups its game.

Free: Download 5.3 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years (Open Culture)  The Internet Archive Book Images collection has doubled in size since 2014. More free images!

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact by Steven Kotler for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, the¬†ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition, Unlocked Cellphone, 4GB RAM, 128GB ¬†with a U.S. Warranty.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Borrowing Trouble by Stacy Finz for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal¬†is Something Borrowed¬†by Emily Giffin for $2.99. The Extra Daily Deal is¬†London Crime Thriller Boxset: Desecration, Delirium, Deviance¬†by J.F.Penn for $3.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Stop Saying You Are Fine: Discover a More Powerful You by Mel Robbins 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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