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Tuesday: December 18, 2012

Twenty-one unfilmable books that managed to make it to the big screen.Twenty-one unfilmable books that managed to make it to the big screen.

Even Rotten Tomatoes agrees that some of the books that made it onto this list should have never been considered for major motion picture filming in the first place. Yep, looking in your direction Cat in the Hat.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 8:10 PM | Tags (5) | books | hollywood | movies | rottentomatoes | unfilmable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 20, 2011

Harry Potter and Google make semi-unbreakable vow for Pottermore.com website.Harry Potter and Google make semi-unbreakable vow for Pottermore.com website.

Pottermore will be integrated with a number of Google products and APIs. When the series of Harry Potter ebooks and audio books launch on Pottermore.com later this year, you will be able to push them through to your Google eBooks account. Additionally, YouTube will be the default platform for all future video broadcasts, just as it was for JK Rowling’s Pottermore announcement back in June.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 10:00 AM | Tags (6) | harrypotter | google | pottermore | tnw | thenextweb | ebooks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 12, 2010

Google will probably have an e-book store of their own in the near future.Google will probably have an e-book store of their own in the near future.

Interesting news when combined with the all-to-recent rumors of an Android tablet coming to Verizon. And apparently Google has already even gotten approvals from roughly 25,000 authors and publishers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 11:21 AM | Tags (11) | google | e-books | store | yahoo | apple | competition | books | reading | tablet | rumors | verizon |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Borders joins the e-reader party, taking pre-orders for Kobu device.Borders joins the e-reader party, taking pre-orders for Kobu device.

Let's see - so now we have a Kindle, a Nook, an iPad, and a Kobu. I'll admit that I see many a Kindle on the morning commute into Manhattan and I've spotted the Nook on the subway just once in my travels. I'll also admit that the name Kobu sounds like something you'd eat for dinner.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:37 PM | Tags (10) | borders | ereaders | device | gadget | ebooks | reading | books | digital | epaper | store |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Daily Grind: Caffeinated

Name: Vin (aka hyper-hypo)
How Vin feels today: Caffeinated @ 12:51:25 PM
What Vin really wants today: To remind self the next time I order a medium coffee at the local coffee shop that its quite large rather than medium. Enjoy unnecessary caffeine boost, attempt to post additional links to make up for yesterday.

Music Stuck in Head: Big Bang Baby / Stone Temple Pilots
Any song that mentions Orange Crush in the lyrics is OK in my book. And by book I really mean magazine. And by magazine I really mean pamphlet. And by pamphlet I mean - whatever, the list is short.

Stuff to do today:

  • Go to Apple Cube over on Fifth Ave
  • Remark that overall feeling and general consensus of the iPad was... underwhelming
  • ...its kinda heavy for everyday use - especially as an e-reader
  • ...typing on the device is not exactly a joy either
  • Interface was pretty neat but if you have an iPhone you've been there
  • On the other hand, that newly updated MacBook Pro is quite awesome
  • ...and freakin' fast (even the base Intel i5 model screams)
  • Save money for next major purchase

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 1:51 PM | Tags (9) | apple | caffeine | coffee | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | ipad | macbooks | purchases |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

Apple finally pulls the curtain back on Macbook Pro notebook refresh.Apple finally pulls the curtain back on Macbook Pro notebook refresh.

Said notebook refresh brings the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros over to speedier Intel i5 and i7 chips. According to some early benchmarks these machines are about 50% faster than the previous generation. Sadly, the 13-inch model is still stuck in Core 2 Duo land.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:34 PM | Tags (10) | apple | c2d | chips | graphics | intel | macbooks | macrumors | pro | processors | updates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Updated MacBook Pro notebook configurations finally coming out this week?Updated MacBook Pro notebook configurations finally coming out this week?

It certainly wouldn't be the first time that rumors like this have come around and it certainly won't be the last time either. I'll be patiently refreshing the Apple Store website tomorrow morning just in case though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:57 PM | Tags (10) | apple | configurations | intel | laptops | macbook | notebooks | pro | rumors | sku | updates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 6, 2010

Eleven of the strangest how-to books you can currently find on Amazon.Eleven of the strangest how-to books you can currently find on Amazon.

Turns out there is a how-to book out there for any and all subject that you can probably think of and that includes caring for and raising your very own mythical creatures. My personal favorite from this list though is 'How to Avoid Huge Ships' - which apparently is a serious offering in terms of boat safety.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:08 AM | Tags (7) | amazon | books | howto | odd | oddee | strange | weird |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 26, 2010

The iPad to start with 30,000 free e-books thanks to Project Gutenberg.The iPad to start with 30,000 free e-books thanks to Project Gutenberg.

Always dreamed of experiencing the thrill of reading Huck Finn on a certain magical unreleased tablet-type product? This news should make you quite happy. At least there won't be a shortage of stuff to read.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:48 AM | Tags (10) | domain | ebooks | free | gutenberg | ipad | library | project | public | register | titles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 18, 2010

Amazon pulls the curtain back on brand new Kindle app for the Mac.Amazon pulls the curtain back on brand new Kindle app for the Mac.

Want to give e-reading a whirl without the aid of a Kindle or other e-book reading gadget? Amazon is here to save the day with a free download to do just that.  The average Kindle book will set you back about ten bucks. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:15 AM | Tags (8) | amazon | app | apple | ebooks | kindle | mac | reading | software |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

New iPad commercial accidentally reveals some book pricing information.New iPad commercial accidentally reveals some book pricing information.

It's easy to miss just by viewing the ad but the folks over at The Unofficial Apple Blog have spotted a frame of the commercial that indeed shows off some pricing. So, want to know what you'll be paying for books on the iPad? Probably around $12-$14 bucks a pop.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:04 PM | Tags (8) | advertisement | apple | books | commercial | device | ipad | pricing | tuaw |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

Twelve of the biggest ripoffs that one can currently find in America.Twelve of the biggest ripoffs that one can currently find in America.

Others actually believe that it is essential to put premium gas in their car and that it will malfunction if you try to run it on anything less. For most drivers, nothing could be further from the truth. Just check your car’s owners manual.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:44 AM | Tags (11) | ripoffs | list | america | waste | money | buffets | gas | textbooks | messaging | bspcn | premium |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 18, 2010

New Apple products might be arriving tomorrow according to Best Buy inventory systems.New Apple products might be arriving tomorrow according to Best Buy inventory systems.

Dear Apple, please release an updated version of the MacBook Pro so I can eagerly give you my hard-earned cash to replace my aging plastic (cracking along the edges I might add) regular MacBook.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:57 AM | Tags (9) | bestbuy | apple | products | timeline | dummy | sku | gizmodo | macbooks | imacs |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Five things that will make e-readers a whole lot better in 2010.Five things that will make e-readers a whole lot better in 2010.

Here are the Cliff's Notes for the lazy folks: touch capability, color, flexibility, better software and more contrast. I'd like to add the word 'iPad' in there as a sixth thing that will be a contributing factor to making these devices better as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:40 AM | Tags (11) | ereaders | books | 2010 | wired | ipad | apple | color | flexibility | software | contrast | gadgets |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 16, 2010

Yes, digital books on the iPad will be wrapped up in FairPlay DRM.Yes, digital books on the iPad will be wrapped up in FairPlay DRM.

Cheer up, once you download one of the books you can always re-key it, re-typeset it and then import back to iPad. See? There's always an easy way to get around digital rights management.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:46 AM | Tags (8) | apple | ebooks | ibooks | store | ereader | device | gadget | ipad |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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