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)

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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.

让Modern和车载融合:微软正在这么干

微软在车载系统市场有着大量的合作伙伴,福特、起亚、宝马、菲亚特以及日产等等,这些厂商的车载中控都基于微软的嵌入 […]

Smart Skateboard Travels 10 Miles on a Single Charge

Between the embarrassingly awkward Segway and the prohibitively expensive Tesla there now exists a attractive middle ground: the smart skateboardA number of electric skateboards have cropped up in recent years,

快速开发一个PHP电影爬虫 - blueel

今天来做一个PHP电影小爬虫。我们来利用simple_html_dom的采集数据实例,这是一个PHP的库,上手很容易。simple_html_dom 可以很好的帮助我们利用php解析html文档。

受 iWatch 影响 苹果股价再创新高

苹果公司周一股票上涨 2.06%,每股达 95.97 美元,创 2012 年后新高,这主要得益于公司即将推出的 iWatch 智能手表。目前苹果的市值估价为 5786.54 亿美元。

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Headroom.js 是什么?Headroom.js 是一个轻量级、高性能的JS小工具(不依赖任何工具库!),它能在页面滚动时做出响应。

【完全极客养成指南】超越虚拟与现实,打造「我的世界」

探索世界上的一切可能,甚至打造一个真正属于自己的世界是每一个极客的梦想,本期《完全极客养成指南》为大家推荐的沙盒游戏——Minecraft 一定会是极客们的最爱。

Shooting Challenge: Timelapse

Timelapse photography gives you a super fast version of events, as if you're seeing the world the world through immortal eyes. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, make us all feel immortal.Read more...

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NASA's Robonaut 2 Can't Use Its Space Legs Upgrade

BarbaraHudson writes: Robonaut 2, now in orbit on board the International Space Station, has run into problems with the software controlling its new legs. From the article: "The machine ran into a few technical errors. According to NASA,

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