Jan 31, 2015

RAW 150131



The first RAW offering for 2015.  This weekend I'm enjoying a simple cafe latte while browsing a random assortment of web articles. This week we have the following:

  • There will be 700 million pirated e-books in 2018
  • Christian retailers indicate positive sales numbers for December
  • How should we respond to reports that a fragment of mark dates to the first century
  • Samsung Tipped to Launch an E-ink Case for the Galaxy S6
  • Why Grease Kills The Head On A Beer

If you haven't already, don't forget to read my latest book discussion:

Ultima - Better Than Proxima


wolfsbooks.blogspot.com.au - For me, Ultima was better than Proxima, I was interested in following the story, and I did grow fond of the Roman Legionaries including the one armed legionary, Titus Valerius, However, I got to a point in the book where the journey ended for me and I found it hard to pick up and finish. Read more... 
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There will be 700 million pirated e-books in 2018


goodereader.com - Many publishers often think their current Digital Rights Management solutions are enough to combat e-book piracy. This is why the vast majority end up using Digital Watermarks or Adobe DRM in order to make it hard to upload material you have purchased to file sharing websites. Read more...



Christian retailers indicate positive sales numbers for December


christianretailing.com - Christian Retailers reported a lift in December sales and traffic, according to The Parable Group. Sales stats by the group show a 3 percent December sales lift over December 2014, and a 19 percent increase in sales for the week ending December 27 over the same week in 2013.  Read more...


How should we respond to reports that a fragment of mark dates to the first century


thegospelcoalition.org - It was reported yesterday that a three-dozen member team of scientists and scholars apparently including the well-respected New Testament historian Craig Evans is working on a papyrus fragment of the Gospel of Mark, discovered as part of an ancient Egyptian funeral mask. Read more...


Samsung Tipped to Launch an E-ink Case for the Galaxy S6


the-digital-reader.com - Samsung is expected to launch a bunchaton of new hardware at Mobile World Congress the month after next, and according to the latest rumors that includes an E-ink case for their next Galaxy smartphone.  Read more...





Why Grease Kills The Head On A Beer


io9.com- A bit of grease from pizza residue or lipstick doesn't do too much to eliminate soda bubbles, but if flattens the head on beer. Why?  Read more...