E-Books Will Never Replace Print, Because E-Books Are Stagnant and Poorly Designed

Welcome to this week’s Reading List, where you’ll find the best science and technology stories on the internet assembled in one delightful package. This week, we’ll ponder the place books have in our lives, explore urban history, see without realizing it,

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The One Ebook You Have to Read If You Care About the Future of Books 

You have not read a truly digital book until you've read The New World. The novella is about a woman trying to reclaim her dead husband's head from a cult-like cryogenics company. But more than that,

Analysts Claim Teens Still Prefer Print Books

In a flawed bit of analysis, Nielsen researchers are claiming that ebook adoption is slow among teens, an interesting finding if it were actually true. “While 20% of teens [are] purchasing e-books, 25% of 30–44 year olds and 23% of 18–29 year olds buy digital copies,” said the report.

BitLit Partners With HarperCollins To Make Buying Digital Versions Of Books You Already Own Easier

The idea behind BitLit is pretty simple: scan the title page of a book you already own, write your name on the copyright page and scan that, too, and within a few seconds, you have access to the e-book version of your book. In an ideal world, this would work for any book.

Cory Doctorow: Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free

The technical implausibility and unintended consequences of digital locks are big problems for digital-lock makers. But we’re more interested in what digital locks do to creators and their investors, and there’s one important harm we need to discuss before we move on.

With Publishing Tools Like These, Who Needs Enemies?

Indie authors seem to be living in an age of wonders. They can upload a PDF and sell it instantly on Kindles and tablets. They can print-on-demand like merry little Gutenbergs, slinging their wares from India to Indiana. They can raise an army of fans to crowdfund their latest opus.

Corridor Digital uses Microsoft Surface Book to create visual storyboards

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 hardware, specifically the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, have been quite the hit with creative professionals of all kinds. Whether it’s making music, designing interiors, creating art, or shooting...

Book Review: Countdown To Zero Day

benrothke writes A word to describe the book Takedown: The Pursuit and Capture of Americas Most Wanted Computer Outlaw was hyperbole. While the general storyline from the 1996 book was accurate, filler was written that created the legend of Kevin Mitnick.

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,

Inkshares wants to create a hybrid of traditional book publisher and crowdfunded digital platform

The founders of Inkshares don't think the traditional publishing industry is broken, just antiquated and inefficient -- and they think marrying crowdfunding and the kinds of services publishers used to offer makes for a pretty compelling service for writers and ultimately for readers as well    

E-Books Will Never Replace Print, Because E-Books Are Stagnant and Poorly Designed

Welcome to this week’s Reading List, where you’ll find the best science and technology stories on the internet assembled in one delightful package. This week, we’ll ponder the place books have in our lives, explore urban history, see without realizing it,

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...

Michigan Farmer Uncovers Rare, Near-Complete Woolly Mammoth Fossil In Field

While digging in his field on Monday, Michigan farmer James Bristle found what he thought was ordinary debris in his field. After digging further, he discovered that what he had found wasn’t a fence post, but bones from a Woolly Mammoth. Read more...

Florida Sheriff's Department Deputizes Boy To Fend Off Zombie Attack

Here’s your heartwarming story of the day: 7 year old Spencer Holt was deputized by the Pasco County Sheriff’s department to fend off a zombie horde in their jail cells. Read more...

16 Searches You Can Run on Wolfram Alpha That Don't Work on Google

There are all kinds of different ways to use Wolfram Alpha, and it’s often a better idea to load up the computational knowledge engine rather than your search portal of choice. Here are 16 of the most useful queries that Wolfram Alpha can handle but leave Google stumped.Read more...

The Mass Market Tesla E Will Have A 200 Mile Range, Be Roughly 20% Smaller Than Tesla S

A few new details about Tesla’s upcoming ‘affordable’ electronic vehicle came out of a talk the company’s founder and CEO Elon Musk gave last week, and Electrek has the key takeaways from the event.

2014年互联网大会:PingWest在这里!

PingWest今天正式宣布,将与中国互联网协会合作,在2014年中国互联网大会上举办“直通硅谷——中国互联网国际合作论坛”、“2014中国可穿戴设备暨智能硬件发展论坛”、“2014中国互联网智能交通应用论坛”三场分论坛。

Hybrid cloud storage strategy of almost 50% of companies hampered by ‘server huggers’

Iron Mountain’s study found that huge swathes of IT teams are still cautious about cloud storage and want to keep data where it can be seen due to concerns over the security of sensitive data.Read more: http://www.itproportal.

陌陌纳斯达克上市,唐岩儿子成为史上最小敲钟者

北京时间今天晚上(12月11日),陌陌在纳斯达克交易所挂牌上市,交易代码为“MOMO”。最终定价为13.5美元,共发行1600万股,融资额将达到2.16亿美元。

《战地:硬仗》评测:成为一名好警察

在《战地:硬仗(Battlefield Hardline)》的单人战役过程中,我有很多机会可以逮捕坏人,同时也 […]

[组图+视频]NASA计划2020年前后部署“小行星重定向任务”

你知道月球真正需要的是什么吗?另一颗围绕它转的微型卫星?--起码NASA是这么计划的。

基于Mesos和Docker的分布式计算平台

Docker及其相关技术的出现和发展,又给大规模集群管理带来了新的想象空间。如何将二者进行有效地结合?本文将介绍数人科技基于Mesos和Docker的分布式计算平台的实践。

【首发】安好时代获蔡文胜、吴炯A轮数千万人民币投资,同时服务社区医生和患者

近日,安好时代联合创始人兼 CEO 施锦标向 36 氪透露,公司已完成由蔡文胜的隆领投资领投、吴炯的风和投资和厦门坚果资本跟投的数千万人民币 A 轮融资,继续发力社区医疗。“也是经过了很长时间的摸索后,从 2015年5月 开始我们决定往下走往基层走,做基于社区的家庭医生服务。” 施锦标说。互联网医疗一直处在探索阶段,包括寻找新模式,比如对接保险服务;寻找新领域,比如中医、护理;包括新切口,比如社区医疗服务。从获取优质医疗资源的角度,多数医疗创业公司会选择圈占大医院的大专家。而切入社区医疗的逻辑在于,服务的触点可以更接近用户(患者)。

百度无人车亮相互联网大会 复杂路况适应能力提升

11 月 15 日,百度无人车在浙江省桐乡市乌镇子夜路进行了全开放城市道路的实际测试,腾讯科技试乘了百度无人车。整个试乘过程在 10 分钟左右,路程长度三公里,无人车在测试路段需要完成并道、超车、掉头、识别 ... ...

Guy Builds a Portable SNES That's Basically the Switch's Great-Great-Grandfather

It sounds like the best thing the new Nintendo Switch has going for it, at least at launch, is a new Legend of Zelda game. That makes it a hard sell,

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