Morning Links: Reports of iOS Ad Blocking May Be Premature. Fix or Replace?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

iOS 9 content blocking extensions are not a mobile advertising armageddon (Baldur Bjarnason) Over the past couple of days I sat down and did what most tech columnists seem unwilling to do: I actually looked into what an announced API is capable of. Namely, the upcoming iOS 9 Safari content blocking [...]

Camping Without Power: How Did It Go?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

Can you tell we’ve drunk all the REI Kool-Aid? We are back from our camping trip, and while we weren’t entirely happy campers, that was because of the daily rain, not the power situation. I’d intended to take some pictures of us with our well-charged technology, but by the time [...]

Getting Ready to Camp Without Power (sort of)

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 28, 2015 // 7 Comments

Like our new tent? I know. First world problem. Camping is supposed to be getting back to nature and unplugging, so why is camping without power even something to write about? Because my husband and I have grown to depend on our gadgets for both life and entertainment. Yesterday, my husband said, [...]

Your new literary competitor: IBM Watson

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 21, 2015 // 3 Comments

As if competition from the giant online slushpile wasn’t enough, seriously writerly folk now have an even more alarming threat: computer-generated works. And if you’re a cookery writer, this is now a genuine and serious prospect. Because IBM’s artificial intelligence/cognitive [...]

Raspberry Pi E-Paper display blows past Kickstarter goal

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Heroically avoiding any puns about blowing … raspberries, I’m delighted to report that a Kickstarter campaign to create an e-paper display for the Raspberry Pi has succeeded past all expectations, and looks on track to exceed its target by at least 50 percent, with 24 days still to go [...]

Morning Links: The year in technology. Where to donate books

By Joanna Cabot
December 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Year in Tech: Net Neutrality, IoT Grows up, Uber Turns Heads (GigaOM) As 2014 draws to a close, the technology world seems a little weary. *** Where to Donate Your Books (Book Riot) The best book people problem is just having too many books. *** Simon & Schuster Expands Library eBook Loans [...]

Christmas gift ideas for your ereading habit: The Surge II Charged Backpack

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

For anyone looking for gift ideas for an ereading addict or allround geek, and especially one with the wanderlust, here's one: The North Face Surge II Charged Backpack, designed to both protect and charge your devices while on the move. Around in the market for a while, "the classic 32-liter Surge II is now hooked up for 2014 with a large capacity Joey™ T55 power supply to recharge your electronic devices," according to North Face. [...]

Technology Innovation for Smart Publishing comes too late?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

According to an announcement made on the London Book Fair website some months after the latter’s closure, “The TISP network (Technology Innovation for Smart Publishing), the European project coordinated by the Italian Publishers Association which gathers 25 organizations from 12 [...]

Why don’t you write with that old book?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 26, 2014 // 1 Comment

Here’s a novel (no pun intended) use for that old unwanted book or printout – why not turn its paper into a writing instrument? That takes the whole concept of recycling one step further – and sure enough, this innovation is at concept stage only. But it appears very slick, as [...]

Popular Electronic Devices In 2013 (Infographic)

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
January 8, 2014 // 2 Comments

Here’s an interesting infographic about popular electronic devices in 2013. I like how they broke it out into different categories: Winners Clunkers Game Changers Contenders Provided by | Author: Robin Renford | See our Twitter While on the one hand I wish they had [...]

Op-Ed: Too Much Tech To Keep Up

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
September 1, 2013 // 2 Comments

I had an amusing phone chat with a client earlier this week. He called to tell me he was losing his YouTube virginity. (Really? Doesn’t he know that sort of thing tends to go viral?) Ahem. Anyway, the video in question wouldn’t upload from his phone, and he couldn’t figure out how to get it [...]

A First Look at Indigo Tech!

By Joanna Cabot
August 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Indigo Tech is open for business! I snapped these pics today at my local store, and it’s about what I expected: a fancier Kobo kiosk, iPads and more! The various wall displays have headphones, speakers, health products such as the Fitbit, iPad creative accessories like a Crayola effects pad, [...]

Disconnecting Completely For the First Time In Years

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
August 26, 2013 // 7 Comments

Everyone loves to write about disconnecting while on vacation, and about whether it’s a good idea or a bad one. (Uh, yes, I do put myself in the category of loving to write about it.) Anyway, my husband and I just got back from a week-long camping trip where we disconnected completely. [...]

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