Daily Links and Deals: Europe rules that libraries can lend e-books like normal ones

daily_links_1Daily Links for day, November 11,  2016:

Spotify is writing massive amounts of junk data to storage drives (Ars Technica) This bug can drastically shorten the life of your hard drive. A fix is promised in the next few days.

Europe rules that libraries can lend e-books like normal ones (Engadget) To be clear, this is only about Public Lending Rights and libraries. Publishers still hate the ruling anyway.

A USB stick that can test HIV levels in under 30 minutes (Techcrunch) Not quite a Star Trek tricorder, but technology making amazing strides in the health care arena.

USC to store, digitize 10,000 vintage Marine Corps films (The State) Good to know that these amazing glimpses of history won’t b e lost.

How to save your Vine videos right now (PC World) Here’s how to save your vines before the service is either sold or shuts down.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Wrestling for My Life: The Legend, the Reality, and the Faith of a WWE Superstar by Shawn Michaels (Author), David Thomas.

In Today’s Deals, get 50% off Jeans.

Amazon also has a great selection of Certified Refurbished devices available. These come with a full one-year warranty. You can find deals on Paperwhites ($80), a Kindle Voyage ($120) and the Amazon Echo ($120) here.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Living with No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier by Noah Galloway. The Romance Daily Find is Last Kiss (First and Last Series #2) by Laurelin Paige.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings. The Extra Daily Deal is Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt.

You can buy 2, get 1 free and save on Fern Michaels’ holiday romance titles until November 30.

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 still out of stock.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson.

Google Books has a selection of Thanksgiving Prep Cookbooks and more.

(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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