Today, a look at what archivists have to do to work with materials in no longer used formats. Also, a look at what HTML5 and cloud-based apps mean for computing, the popularity of crime fiction in the UK and survey results on how Canadians spend their leisure time. In deals, savings on Kingston and HyperX computer products. Also, the INSANITY workout DVD set and other Beachbody DVDs.
Daily Links for Tuesday, June 8, 2016:
Ericsson survey finds one-fourth of wearable users are dissatisfied with their device (PC World) That is a large percentage of users, isn’t it?
Is HTML5 the new Windows? (Techcrunch) This is an interesting perspective on not only the parallels with the beginning of windows, but an acknowledgement of how important cloud accessibility is to our digital lives.
Crime Pays in the UK: Could It Have to do With the Setting? (Publishing Perspectives) Roomance rules in the US, but in the UK, it’s murder.
Are Canadians spending their leisure time reading? (Booknet Canada) Interesting number crunching about what Canadian leisure time activities. What are they reading?
Digital forensics: from the crime lab to the library (Nature) As formats continue to change, archivists need to work with collections in obsolete formats. As more and more of our life goes in a file and online, this is an issue for the future.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Moonlight in Odessa: A Novel by Janet Skeslien Charles for $1.99.
In Today’s Deals, there’s savings on select Kingston and HyperX computer products: gaming headsets, flash drives, memory, SSD drives, microSDs and more. Also, a sale (50% off) on the INSANITY Base Kit – DVD Workout set.
You can still get $50 off the Fire HD 10 tablet. The 16GB version is only $179.99. It is also available in both 32GB and 64GB models, all for $50 off.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is a choice of three books from Graham Masterton for $1.99 each. The Romance Daily Find is Witchful Thinking (Jolie Wilkins Series #3) by H. P. Mallory for 99 cents.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is Have a Nice Guilt Trip by Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Serritella for $2.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Defiant Surrender by Tamara Gill for 99 cents.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson for $1.99.
(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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