Today, we live more and more of our lives in the digital world, a world that moves at a totally different speed. What happens in an internet second? Also, a look at how cable companies overcharge, the Sony PS3 class action lawsuit settlement and free downloads of pioneering Pulp Horror magazine, Weird Tales. In deals, iCleave electronic accessories and a Bluetooth-enabled Instant Pot pressure cooker.
Daily Links for Thursday, June 23, 2016:
Download Issues of the Pioneering Pulp Horror & Fantasy Magazine, Weird Tales (1923-1954): Stories by Lovecraft, Bradbury & Many More (Open Culture) A collection of links to some fascinating material for horror fans.
What Happens in an Internet Second? (Motherboard) This is an interesting perspective on our digital lives. If so much happens in a single second, what does that say about our ability to keep up?
Cable company overcharges might be even worse than you realized (Ars Technica) And, it seems that they are even worse about refunding the overcharged amounts.
Sony Settles ‘Other OS’ PS3 Lawsuit (PC World) Stories like this are deeply disturbing. A corporation takes away one of the features of a device you own and you get $9 in damages? And you have to prove that you bought it for that functionality to get that? Meanwhile, the lawyers get millions.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Complete Titanic Chronicles: A Night to Remember and The Night Lives On by Walter Lord for $3.99.
In Today’s Deals, Electronic accessories from iClever like the BoostCube 50W 6-Port Universal USB Desktop Charger. Also, the Instant Pot IP-Smart Bluetooth-Enabled Multifunctional Pressure Cooker.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish for $1.99.The Romance Daily Find is Scrumptious by Amanda Usen for $1.99.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is All This Talk of Love A Novel by Christopher Castellani for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Hidden12, Intelligence Required by Gail Parker for 99 cents.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder for $2.99.
Google has a Topsellers Under $10 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.)
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