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Digi.me: Want to save your Facebook photos, Tweets and other social media goodies?

By David Rothman
August 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Even Facebook may not be for eternity. And how to preserve your Tweets without relying on Twitter? Digi.me, a new service, hopes to help you. As reported by the European edition of Politico: [...]

Google drops Google Play Books, Newsstand, other apps from Android OEM requirements

By Chris Meadows
August 21, 2015 // 1 Comment

Android Central reports that Google has made a change to its requirements for Android OEMs that want to be able to bundle Google services such as Gmail or Google Maps with their Android phones. [...]

New router from Google looks like a fat Pringles can and supposedly takes the fright out of WiFi setup

By David Rothman
August 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Google’s new WiFi router looks like a fatter, drabber version of a Pringles potato chip can. It also reminds me a little of Amazon Echo, the talkative virtual assistant. Microphone inside? [...]

An estimated cost breakdown for Google’s $50 smartphone

By Chris Meadows
August 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Google has plans for a $50 Android One smartphone for the developing world, but how would such a phone be built? How much would they spend on each component? Engadget takes some guesses at the [...]

What does Windows 10 mean for Chromebooks?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 11, 2015 // 3 Comments

Few can have missed the enticing offers for Chromebooks at back-to-school discounts, with the Google Store offering up to $30 off already dirt-cheap devices, or as little as $159.99 for Acer’s [...]

TeleRead Links: Amazon drones and butterflies in the sky; Authors Guild urges limited contracts; Windows 10 and Project Loon roll out

By Chris Meadows
July 29, 2015 // 6 Comments

Amazon proposes a delivery drone flight plan (Engadget) It’s basically a mirror of the current (and exceedingly safe) system employed by the FAA for commercial airliners. What’s more, [...]

TeleRead Links: Amazon profits, disburses more anti-trust credit, helps publishers; bookstore turns hostel in Tokyo; and more

By Chris Meadows
July 24, 2015 // 5 Comments

Amazon shares soar on surprise profit, market value above Wal Mart’s (Reuters) Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) shares surged more than 17 percent on Thursday as the online retailer posted an unexpected [...]

Orphan works copyright law controversy: Don’t panic!

By Chris Meadows
July 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

It seemed important to lead with those two words, in large, friendly headline letters, based on the breathless “everybody panic!” takes that have been spreading around this matter lately. I’ve [...]

TeleRead Links: Lower book sales, lost-phone retrieval, smartwatch success, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Book Sales Down 6.5% in Q1: AAP (GalleyCat) Though sales in Trade Books for the quarter were $1.53 billion, down only 2.2 percent from the same quarter in 2014. Adult book sales helped the category, [...]

TeleRead Links: Google fights spam but patents obvious AI techniques, ALA and copyright, Paradise Lost, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Gmail is finding smarter ways to keep spam out of your inbox (Mashable) In 2012 Gmail missed 1% of spam messages, according to Google. Now, it only misses 0.1% of spam and only 0.05% of email ends up [...]

Morning Links: No Graphic Novels in English Course? Android Apps with TTS Support

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 15, 2015 // 2 Comments

Student Calls For Eradication Of Graphic Novels From English Course (io9) A student enrolled at Crafton Hills College has protested the inclusion of a number of graphic novels in the curriculum for [...]

The Net in your Levi jeans: Progress? Easy e-book page turning? Or one more fun step toward forced cyborgdom for us all?

By David Rothman
May 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

“Levi’s is the first of what Google hopes will be many fashion partners on the new technology that embeds touch sensors into clothing.” – Silicon Beat The TeleRead take: The word [...]

‘Google and the World Brain’

By David Rothman
May 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

  “The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet. In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every [...]

Morning Links: No Google Tablet in 2015. Twitter to Acquire Flipboard?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Google to launch two Nexus phones but no tablet this 2015 (Android Community) We’ve been saying that Google might release two new Nexus phones simultaneously but we’re silent about the [...]

Security Questions Are Pretty Insecure

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 26, 2015 // 9 Comments

Google recently studied the security of security questions and found that they are a pretty poor approach. According to their findings, if a question is easy to remember, it’s also fairly easy [...]

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