Daily Links and Deals: The Upside of Fewer People Asking Librarians for Help

daily_links_1Today, a look at what librarians are doing with their time in the age of Google. Also, Samsung is making the Galaxy Note 7 recall official, Pac-Man is still pretty cool and what the AirPods will do for the future of A.I. In deals, a iRobot Roomba and a deal on a basic Kindle two pack.

Daily Links for Monday, September 12, 2016:

The Upside of Fewer People Asking Librarians for Help (Take Part) People using Google to look up things they used to ask librarians. They are doing some amazing things with that “free” time.

Official recall for exploding Galaxy Note 7 phones coming, Samsung and US confirm (PC World) So far, the recall has been voluntary, but that’s about to change.

Pac-Man Is Still Cool (Motherboard) There’s a new Pac-Man in town and he makes us remember why we loved the game in the first place.

When A.I. whispers in your ear all day (Computer World) Is this what Apple’s new AirPods mean for the future?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Pet Friendly by Sue Pethick.

In Today’s Deals, a iRobot Roomba 870 Vacuuming Robot – Robotic Vacuum. Amazon is also featuring a limited-time special for the basic model Kindles. Buy two and use a coupon code “TWOPACK40” at checkout.and get $40 off.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner. The Romance Daily Find is Tied Score by Elia Winters.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is the Grayson Brothers Series Boxed Set by Wendy Lindstrom for 99 cents. The Extra Daily Deal is Dirtiest Secret by J. Kenner.

There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres. The Kobo Aura Oneand the Aura Edition 2 e-readers are now available for order at the Kobo store.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Dear Husband: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates.

Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10.

(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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