Daily Links and Deals: We’re Not Ready for Online Voting

daily_links_1Daily Links for Thursday, October 27,  2016:

Streaming TV bundle roundup: Everything we know so far (PC World) Some of these services are not available yet, but it looks like there will be more choices for cord cutting than ever.

London’s New Wi-Fi Kiosks Won’t Have Public Browsing Due to NYC’s Porn Problem (Motherboard) Guess who won;t be making that mistake again – and guess who suffers  for it?

BREAKING: Twitter is killing Vine (The Next Web) R.I.P. You can also read the notice from Vine’s blog on Medium here.

Google’s new art filters are like Prisma on steroids – but you can’t use them yet (The Next Web) I love Prisma, but I really want this!

FCC imposes ISP privacy rules and takes aim at mandatory arbitration (Ars Technica) Among other things, the FCC wants ISPs to to use opt-in mechanisms for sharing users’ information.

We’re Not Ready for Online Voting (Gizmodo) This subject has come up frequently during this election. This article looks at why we are still not there yet (unfortunately).

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Charming (Pax Arcana Book 1) by Elliott James.

In Today’s Deals, a Tripp Lite 1500VA UPS Back Up, AVR, LCD Display, 10 Outlets, 120V 900W, Tel & Coax Protection, USB (SMART1500LCDT). Also,  up to 50% Off American Tourister luggage sets.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life by Amy E. Herman. The Romance Daily Find is Primal Force (K-9 Rescue Series #3) by D. D. Ayres.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Miniaturist A Novel by Jessie Burton. The Extra Daily Deal is To Love a Cowboy: A Historical Western Duet, 2 complete novels by Patricia McLinn.

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 November 1, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes This Side of Heaven by .Karen Kingsbury.

Google Books has a selection of Halloween Horror Sale: chills and thrills under $5.

(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.

Daily Links and Deals: This Is Why We Still Can’t Vote Online

daily_links_1Daily Links for day, October 20,  2016:

The New Hillary Library? (New York Review of Books) A thought piece on what Hillary Clinton and Carla Hayden might accomplish for the digital future.

FCC fines T-Mobile $48M for misleading customers over unlimited data (ZD Net) Turns out, when unlimited isn’t really unlimited, you have to tell your customers.

This Is Why We Still Can’t Vote Online (Motherboard) Are you waiting for the techie’s dream of online voting? Here’s the problem….

Windows users face update bloat, and tough choices (Computer World) New cumulative updates for Windows 7 will swell to 500MB a month, Microsoft acknowledges – And this is going to be a big problem.

The 32GB iPhone 7 has 8 times slower storage performance than the 128GB model (The Next Web) New speed tests reveal some disturbing news about the 32GB iPhone.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Robert Ludlum’s (TM) The Patriot Attack (A Covert-One novel) by Kyle Mills.

In Today’s Deals, a iRobot Looj 330 Gutter Cleaning Robot, a Emile Henry Granite Pizza Stone , Granite, 14″ and  $59.99 Tommy Hilfiger Coats & Jackets.

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 Sting by Sandra Brown. The Romance Daily Find is Promises Kept by Scarlett Dunn.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Sting by Sandra Brown. The Extra Daily Deal is the Complete Walker Island Romance Series Boxed Set Books 1-5 by Bella Andre writing as Lucy Kevin.

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 19, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Defending Jacob by William Landay.

Google Books still has a selection of Hot Romance Under $2 (part of the Harlequin Romance titles sale). Also, there’s a Walking Dead graphic novel sale going on!

(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.

Daily Links and Deals: Modernizing our voting procedures to reflect 21st century realities

daily_links_1Today, an interesting opinion piece on modernizing the election process. Also, tips to clear space on your Android phone, the Jetsons and a century of technological change and an unusual shaped phone. In deals, you can find luggage sets, Casio watches and 3M hearing protectors (we actually use these around our house). Also, the clock is running out for Father’s Day delivery in the Amazon device sale.

Daily Links for Wednesday, June 15, 2016:

6 quick ways to clear space on an overstuffed Android device (PC World) This may help if you have too much stuff on your phone.

Judy Jetson voice actress saw a century of wild technological change (CNET) A R.I.P for a talented actress and an interesting look at the technological changes in the last hundred years.

Monohm’s wonderfully weird circular phone is now available for preorder (The Verge) This is really cute…. but I just can’t see myself using it as a phone.

Modernizing our voting procedures to reflect 21st century realities (Techcrunch) Would you like to see online voting implemented? How do you do it so we ensure universal access and honesty and accountability?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Whistling Women by Kelly Romo for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, get up to 70% off luggage sets, messenger bags and more. Also, Casio Men’s Pathfinder watches starting at $99 and deals on select 3M hearing protectors.

Looking for an device for a Father’s Day gift? The Amazon device sale is still offering savings.. There’s just a few more days to order in time for delivery by June 19th.  Here’s what you can find:

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Unrivaled by Alyson Noël for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Beekeeper’s Son by Kelly Irvin for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is also Unrivaled by Alyson Noel for $2.99. The Extra Daily Deal is The Coming Home Series Boxed Set
by Meli Raine for 99 cents.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Rotten Gods by Greg Barron for $1.99.

Google has a selection of Hot Deals This Week.

(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.