Matthew Marchesano

Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad and Other Celebs Read Classic U.S. Novels for Tom Hanks’ Production Company and Audible

By Matthew Marchesano
October 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

That guy from Breaking Bad is all the rage these days. Aside from being a brilliant meth chef/dealer on television, Bryan Cranston has got a dynamite speaking voice — though you probably already knew that. It’s not surprising then, to hear that the folks over at Playtone (powered by Tom Hanks [...]

Starbucks to '86' AT&T for Google Wi-Fi in All U.S. Locations Over the Next 18 Months

By Matthew Marchesano
July 31, 2013 // 3 Comments

The news was announced on Wednesday that coffee behemoth Starbucks is dropping its complimentary AT&T Wi-Fi Internet service in all its U.S. locations. Instead, a new partnership with Google, which is working with Level 3 Communications, will provide employees and sit-in customers with superior [...]

Google’s Second Gen Nexus 7 16GB Tablet May Go For $229

By Matthew Marchesano
June 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

The second generation of Google’s flagship seven-inch tablet, the Nexus 7, was announced at last month’s I/O developer’s conference for a release of sometime this year. Then, there were rumors of the slate going for a sweet price of $150. On Friday, a story from DigiTimes speculated that [...]

Feedly wants Google Reader’s throne; can it be RSS king?

By Matthew Marchesano
June 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

It’s unfortunate news, but it’s inevitable—and worthless to sulk about any longer. Let’s face it: Google Reader will be no more in less than a month from now—on July 1, to be exact. Will this effect you too? I’ve used and continue to regularly use Reader for years, so for me this is the [...]

ASUS announces MeMO Pad HD7, a nicely priced 16GB Android tablet for $149

By Matthew Marchesano
June 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

The tablet gods seem happy with us today. Aside from the obvious news of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3-, 8-, and 10-inchers, Taiwanese company ASUS has also rolled out their latest mobile slate computer on Monday. This time, they’ve updated their MeMO PAD, consciously keeping its overall affordability [...]

Sony and E Ink are Making a Digital Paper Notepad and it Looks Awesome (Video)

By Matthew Marchesano
May 17, 2013 // 5 Comments

I’m an all-day note-taker—my day’s or week’s itinerary, messages to give to someone else, story ideas, ramblings, etc. Unfortunately I’m also a bit of a messy … well, unorganized person, I admit. And as you may guess, those two personality traits usually add up, for me, to lots [...]

The Longest Word in the English Language Takes 3.5 Hours to Pronounce

By Dan Eldridge
May 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Yes, this is a few months old, but nevertheless, a kindly tip o’ the hat goes out to GadgeTell editor Matthew Marchesano, who just alerted me to the bizarre YouTube video we’ve embedded for you below. The video features Dmitry Golubovskiy (the CEO of Esquire Russia, interestingly [...]

Acer Unveils Iconia A1 Tablet, an Excellent iPad mini Alternate

By Matthew Marchesano
May 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

A few days ago we caught a few leaked images of Acer’s updated mini tablet, the Iconia A1. A next-generation of Acer’s Iconia B1, the “One-Handed” device features a brilliant 7.9-inch IPS display, arguably better specs, and clearly a better price-point than Apple’s latest iPad mini. [...]

Google Play is Giving Away Top Apps for Communicating

By Matthew Marchesano
April 4, 2013 // 1 Comment

How do you stay connected with friends and loved ones in distant places? We all know how convenient our mobile devices are when it comes to that, though sometimes it’s hard to know which avenue is best. Google Play announced on Thursday that every top communication app is available for free [...]

A Commercial Message from the First ‘Honest’ Cable Company (NSFW Video)

By Matthew Marchesano
March 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s probably safe to say that we’ve all dealt with our fair share of ridiculousness, bestowed complimentary-style from our local Internet service providers. Hidden fees, promotions that are too good to be true, bad or weak Internet connections, frustrating customer service reps, forced [...]

Rumor: Amazon’s First Smartphone to Have 4.7-Inch Display

By Matthew Marchesano
March 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s been really only a matter of time before Amazon begins branding their own smartphone line. Although the project is still unconfirmed from the source, a DigiTimes report came out on Wednesday that believes the company’s introduction to the phone world will come in the form of a 4.7-inch [...]

Amazon Introduces “Send to Kindle” Button on Websites for Offline Reading on the Go

By Matthew Marchesano
March 20, 2013 // 3 Comments

We’ve discussed ‘read later’ apps before. Personally, I like the simplicity of Pocket, as Evernote is so overly-capable that it seems daunting to dive into head-first. Perhaps in due time, I suppose. Another nice option I’ve used is Google’s ‘Read it Later’ feature on [...]

Audiobooks.com Now Offering a Free Week-Long Trial

By Matthew Marchesano
January 14, 2013 // 2 Comments

Few things can make for more of a fun personal experience than hitting the open road and bringing along some books-on-tape. Of course, the modern embodiment of books-on-tape, audiobooks, are the easiest means of devouring a long tome when your eyes are busy with more important tasks than reading [...]

TeleRead Goes to Vegas

By Dan Eldridge
January 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Those of you who read TeleRead regularly probably noticed that our coverage was a little bit thin last week … but not to worry! I’ve got an alibi: I was in Las Vegas since last Sunday, covering the 2013 International CES for NAPCO—my employer, and TeleRead’s parent company. This [...]

E-Book consumers to receive refund of $0.25 – $1.32 per title in price-fixing settlement

By libertyc
September 1, 2012 // 8 Comments

Over the past few days, a wealth of information has surfaced regarding the $69 million settlement three of the so-called ‘Agency Five’ publishers will be paying to 54 states and U.S. territories for the alleged price-fixing of e-books. Still, information regarding what we consider [...]

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