Did you know that there were apartments hidden in some of the New York Public Library’s buildings? Also today, stories about the so-called “Netflix taxes”, the iPhone touch disease lawsuits, how self-driving cars will affect the need for insurance, and more. In deals, a Hoover Carpet Cleaner.
Daily Links for Monday, October 10, 2016:
Online media’s taxing problem (Philly.com) More and more municipalities are opting for so-called “Netflix taxes” on streaming entertainment services and ebooks. Here;s a look at the problems and the legalities.
Comcast’s 1TB data cap starts rolling out across the U.S. (PC World) One TB sounds like a lot, but it may not be as much as we think.
Three Law Firms Join iPhone 6 Plus ‘Touch Disease’ Lawsuit Against Apple (Motherboard) This will be interesting. Samsung, please pay attention. You are probably next.
Self-driving cars won’t just log miles and road markers; they’ll be logging you (Ars Technica) Interesting piece that raises questions about the future of insurance.
Google Chrome soon won’t be such a burden your computer (CNET) Anyone who has uses Chrome knows it is a great browser but a also a memory hog. Changes are in the works!
Inside the New York Public Library’s Last, Secret Apartments (Atlas Obscura) Fascinating look at a hidden facet of the NYPL system.
Deals of the Day:
The Alexa-enabled Amazon Tap is available for $100. (This deal was supposed to run through October 9th, but the price is still valid.)
The Echo is now available in white. There is also an All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) which will be available in both black and white and retails for $49.99. The Dot is also being offering in a “Buy 5, get 1 free” six-pack and a ““Buy 10, get 2 free” twelve-pack”. The new Echo Dot will be released on October 20, 2016.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear by Margee Kerr. The Romance Daily Find is Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan.
Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.
Also, a selection of titles called Romance On The Ice for $4.99 or Less until October Until October 31st.
There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres. The Kobo Aura One (and the Aura Edition 2 e-readers are now available for order at the Kobo store. (The Aura One is out of stock until October 14, 2016.)
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes A Good-Looking Corpse by Jeff Klima.
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.)
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