Yale gets into the VHS age

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 20, 2015 // 2 Comments

The Yale University Library and its Information Technology Services division has now assembled, as part of its Film Study Center’s Video Collection, an archive of over 6500 VHS tapes that form [...]

Amazon Prime Streaming Music is terrific for Prime subscribers

By Chris Meadows
June 17, 2014 // 6 Comments

Juli gave her review of Amazon Prime Music yesterday. Now I’ll have my say. First of all, as Slate and the Verge point out in their reviews, Amazon Prime Streaming Music is not a Pandora or Spotify [...]

Morning Roundup: Apple iTunes U expands, Instapaper launches weekly digest and more

By Joanna Cabot
January 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Apple iTunes U Expands Into 50 New Countries (GoodeReader) Apple iTunes U is the outfit responsible for thousands of interactive eTextbooks that are aimed at the educational sphere and learning [...]

Have you ever been ‘vidnapped’? A new term defines our times

By Dan Bloom
January 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

In criminal law, a ”kidnapping” is, of course, the taking away or transportation of a person against that person’s will, usually to hold the person in false imprisonment — and [...]

Blockbuster closes its last stores – is this the future for Barnes & Noble?

By libertyc
November 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

Big news all over the net today: Blockbuster Video (now a sub-brand of Dish Network) is closing its last 300 corporate-owned stores, and shutting down its DVD-rental-by-mail program. 50 franchised [...]

Morning Roundup: E-Books and print bundling; the copyright monopoly; more

By libertyc
September 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Video Isn’t Breaking the Internet, the Industry Giants Are (GigaOM) Video isn’t breaking the web, the way that the web’s biggest players are trying to optimize their costs at the expense of [...]

Is The Main Street Trading Company Scotland’s best bookshop?

By libertyc
August 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Deep in the heart of Walter Scott country, between his own-built architectural fantasy at Abbotsford House, his favorite vantage point at Scott’s View, and his last resting place at Dryburgh [...]

Bill Gates, Nathan Myhrvold seek patent to convert text to video

By libertyc
August 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

Need an imagination? There’s an app for that. Or soon will be. Among the wackier wheezes worked up lately to improve on plain old Mark One printed text is a patent application filed by Bill [...]

Netflix Finally Adding Profiles

By libertyc
August 1, 2013 // 2 Comments

Oh happy day! We’ve been cord cutters relying on Netflix for years, and yes, our son in college is one of those “digital moochers” that Joanna wrote about earlier this year. [...]

Accessory Review: Snugg iPad 4 Executive Case Cover and Flip Stand

By libertyc
July 29, 2013 // 1 Comment

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Google’s New Nexus 7 Tab Will Get You Some Tail (Video)

By Matthew Marchesano
July 24, 2013 // 2 Comments

Say it with me: Tech is sexy. Feels a bit weird, right? But hey, I’m not the first to say it—I even felt a bit squeamish when I first heard a friend’s reaction to the form factor of a certain [...]

Video: How To Turn Off Popular Highlights on Kindle

By libertyc
July 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s a common question from a new Kindle owner. “What are all these underlines, and how do I get rid of them?” Well, let’s start with what they are. Amazon keeps track of [...]

How to stream Amazon Instant Videos on a Nexus 7 or other Android Tablet (video)

By libertyc
July 8, 2013 // 91 Comments

Dan commented on my post last week about the Kindle Fire sale, asking if there really was no way to watch an Amazon Instant Video on an Android tablet (specifically a Nexus 7). I said [...]

How to read a physical book (video)

By libertyc
July 7, 2013 // 2 Comments

“You may have read books on an e-reader or an app, but today we will look at what a physical book is and walk you through exactly how to read one,” Commer says in her video, which we’ve [...]

Weekend Roundup: Cover designs for books that don't exist, how to write the perfect post, and more

By Dan Eldridge
July 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Cover designs for books that don’t exist (but should) io9 As part of his Masters of Branding study at the School of Visual Arts, Tyler Adam Smith is creating 100 covers for books that should [...]

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