Daily Links and Deals: Canute: Using Braille to make ‘Kindles for blind people’

daily_links_1For National Braille Week, an article about a new, lower cost digital braille reader. Also, stories on the ebook vs print number in Japan, a peek at redesigned version of MS Paint and an innovative way to use technology to collect on unpaid parking tickets and fines. In deals, a collection of Universal Classic monsters films.

Daily Links for Tuesday, October 11,  2016:

The Barnacle means no more boots on your wheel (Techcrunch) Technology is going to change the way people get busted for unpaid parking tickets and fines.

Microsoft’s revamped Paint app lets you draw in 3D – and it looks awesome (The Next Web) This looks absolutely amazing!

In Japan, Reading Books Is Still a Print Affair (eMarketer) A recent survey from Rakuten shows that print still dominates in Japan.

Canute: Using Braille to make ‘Kindles for blind people’ (The Memo) Cost has been one of the biggest factors in creating usable braille e-readers. The cost of devices may make all the difference in furthering adoption.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid.

In Today’s DealsUniversal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection [Blu-ray].

Still available: Prime members can save on Kindles. The basic Kindle is $50 (and now sold out until October 23rd), The Paperwhite is $90 and the Voyage is $150 (now sold out until October 25, 2016).

The Echo inow 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 Marked for Life by Emelie Schepp. The Romance Daily Find is Perfect Touch by Elizabeth Lowell.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling Novel, Book 1) by Nalini Singh.  The Extra Daily Deal is Let the Right One In: A Novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, Ebba Segerberg.

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 Dating Tips for the Unemployed by Iris Smyles.

Google Books has a selection of Hot Deals.

(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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