Amazon Pleads With Hachette to Cut E-Book Prices

In the ongoing spat between Amazon and Hachette over pricing , Amazon has now called for Hachette to simply cut its e-book prices—a move which, it claims, will lower consumer prices on digital titles and provide writers with a larger paycheck at the same time.Read more...

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Amazon Pleads With Hachette to Cut E-Book Prices

In the ongoing spat between Amazon and Hachette over pricing , Amazon has now called for Hachette to simply cut its e-book prices—a move which, it claims, will lower consumer prices on digital titles and provide writers with a larger paycheck at the same time.Read more...

Getting Orwell Wrong

I was ready to come to Amazon’s defense (and I will, eventually). In their long letter to the writing community, they made some excellent points. They inflamed our passions, gave us historical context for our discontent,

Amazon Books Team Invokes Orwell Incorrectly in War Against Authors

Earlier this week ,

Writers And Editors Call Out Amazon For Going After Hachette, But Will It Matter?

Amazon.com appears to be flexing its muscle against publishers once again. The New York Times reported this morning that the online retail giant had removed preorder options for upcoming titles from publisher Hachette (which owns the imprints Grand Central Publishing, Little Brown, Orbit,

Penguin Hatches A Cloud Reader For Pelican Books

Penguin Books has launched a cloud reader for its resurrected Pelican educational imprint — to experiment with delivering e-books in the browser. It likely hasn’t passed you by that traditional book publishers aren’t having the best of times these days. Indeed,

At Home with Tim O'Reilly (Videos 3 and 4 of 6)

Today's videos are parts three and four of our casual interview with Tim O'Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media and one of the most influential open source boosters around. (You supplied the questions. He supplied the answers.

Alien's Ripley Is My Favorite Action Hero Ever

Not heroine. Hero, period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real,

Time to Flex Those Savings Muscles: Bowflex's Popular Dumbbells Are Back Under $200

The price of these popular Bowflex adjustable dumbbells has been yo-yoing for weeks, but generally speaking, any time they’ve dipped below $200, they’ve sold out fairly quickly. So if you missed out on the last few opportunities, Amazon’s spotting you another chance today.Read more...

Instagram Won't Stop Showing Me the Mother's Day Photos I Don't Want to See

After four and a half years of not speaking to my mom I’ve learned to stay away from social media on Mother’s Day.Read more...

'World’s Hottest Pepper' Will Have You Breathing Fire, But It Won’t Kill You

Not all hot peppers are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon’s Breath chili—a new breed that may soon find itself atop the “world’s hottest” throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange,

Inside The Russian Bomber That’s Been Flying America’s Coastline

The Russian Tu-95/-142 Bear has been showing up in a lot of places it maybe shouldn’t be over the past month, as the Russian Air Force and Navy continues to probe the air defenses of several nations.

Federal Agents Are Now Using ‘Stingrays’ to Track and Capture Undocumented Immigrants

Controversial cellphone tracking technology is being deployed as a tool in President Donald Trump’s expanding effort to arrest and deport illegal US residents.Read more...

The Venom Movie Has Chosen Its Star/Symbiote Host: Tom Hardy

Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland.Read more...

A New Version of Windows Phone 8.1 Is Coming and It's Bringing Folders

It wasn't long ago that we got Windows Phone 8.1, which introduced Cortana and all kinds of other features that helped finally make Windows Phone good enough . Now another WP update is on the way, and it comes bearing folders. Read more...

This skier must be a wizard or use anti-gravity skis

This guy's name is Adam Delorme, although I will just go ahead and call him Darth Delorme. Or His Wizardness Lord Delorme of Snow. He can go by either name. Like the rest of the skiers in the documentary Less, his skiing seems more like an act of magic than actual skiing.

Giant goliath fish punks a fisherman and then steals his fish and gun

This goliath grouper sure isn't happy about sharing the waters with us humans. It grumpily swims over to the man spearfishing, intimidates him with a little head butt and then steals the fish he caught. Even worse, he took the guy's gun for a little joy ride.

Robotlegs2的Starling扩展 - 老镇

有个老外写了robotleges2的starling扩展,地址是https://github.com/brean/robotlegs2-starling-viewmap需要注意的是要先创建一个基于Starling的容器,例如继承Starling的Sprite。这个容器的mediator继承robog...

【人人早报】第208期:快播灭了,还有千千万万个西瓜

早报导语 快播到现在官网还不能打开,公司大门也是一直禁闭。快播真的已经死了。但与之形成鲜明对比的是,快播生态链 […]

重社区不死,复兴进行时

社交产品的风行,并不会对传统社区(至少不是全部传统社区)造成外界想象中的冲击,重社区的价值正在回归。与欧洲十四世纪当时的文艺复兴相比,这同样是一种“复兴”,一种重社区价值的复兴。

Snoop Dogg is a White Bro Named 'Todd' on Instagram

We know, it's hard to keep up with Snoop Dogg's name changes, but from now on we can just call him "Todd".Todd, Snoop's alter ego has been taking over his Instagram, donning a white face, blond hair, peacoat, turtleneck and wire-framed glasses while promoting "White Dudes Connect,

2015年身边好医生全国评选活动正式启动

北京2014年12月22日电 /美通社/ --为宣传我国普通百姓身边德医双馨的好医生,展现身边好医生的精湛医术和良好医德,树立行业优秀典范,促进和谐医患关系的建立,引导百姓科学就医、合理就医,由国家卫生和计划生育委员会宣传司指导,中央人民广播电台主办,中央人民广播电台《央广健康》电视频道、挂号网联合承办的2015年身边好医生全国评选活动于12月22日在北京全面启动。

如何设计和维护开放式阳台?

首先我认为这个问题应该有南方阳台和北方阳台之分。南北方差异很大,气候和生活习惯决定了设计风格。就阳台而言,南方是可以开敞的,而北方只能选择被包裹起来,北方开敞的只能是露台。

Cortana与可穿戴设备也能好好地玩耍

Cortana能否登陆更多平台?这是一个两难的问题。此前路透社的独家消息就称微软将会为Android和iOS平 […]

大学生项目不靠谱?到底谁的错?

36氪报道过不少校园项目,石头先生(微信:GGgouwuba007)对此有亲身经历和感触,本文是他的投稿。现在似乎是个校园项目就能拿钱了,不管是做校园分期消费业务,还是零食日用品配送。

Five Best BitTorrent Clients

BitTorrent is still a great way to transfer large files, but it’s only as convenient and efficient as the application you use to seed and download them. This week, we’re looking at five of the best BitTorrent clients, based on your nominations.Read more...

科学家识别出第六种味道:脂肪味

根据普渡大学研究人员发表在《Chemical Senses》上的一项研究,脂肪被认为是已知的第六种味道,它可以被称为oleogustus(在拉丁语中意思是脂肪味)。营养学教授Richard D.

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