Apr 24, 2015

Random Articles - RAW 150424




Welcome back, to this weeks random articles across the web.  This week features a few posts about 'which e-reader is the best'.  Probably because I'm sniffing around for a new one, that's what peeked my interest this week.  Well, sit back and enjoy the controversy, with your favourite beverage.  This week, as usual, I'll be having a long black.



  • Why the Hugos are broken, and who’s breaking them now
  • Five Best Ebook Readers
  • What is the Best e-reader? Amazon Kindle Voyage or Kobo Glo HD?
  • No, the Sony Server Hack DID NOT Reveal that Sony was Pirating eBooks About Hacking
  • Sony Starts to Focus on Security for the Digital Paper DPT-S1
  • Penguin Random House launches new US site
  • Authors rail against Green copyright proposals
  • There's A Galaxy Quest TV Show In The Works
  • 3 Series That Get Boys Hooked On Reading





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Why the Hugos are broken, and who’s breaking them now


teleread.com - The Hugo Puppies affair proceeds apace. As it will for at least the rest of this year, and probably the next as well. Everyone is having their say, and some excellent things have been written about the whole matter lately.  Read more...





Five Best Ebook Readers


lifehacker.com - If you like taking your books on the go, you’ve never had more options. The best ereaders are slim, have batteries that last for weeks, and come in both e-ink and color varieties, have multiple screen sizes to suit you, and come at different price points. Let’s look at five of the bes, based on your nominations.  Read more...





What is the Best e-reader? Amazon Kindle Voyage or Kobo Glo HD?


goodereader.com - The Amazon Kindle Voyage and upcoming Kobo Glo HD are very similar. They have the exact same resolution and PPI. The end result are two very distinctive e-readers that provide a tremendous e-book reading experience. The big question on most peoples mind is what one is better? Read more...





No, the Sony Server Hack DID NOT Reveal that Sony was Pirating eBooks About Hacking


Ink, Bit, and Pixels - There is a story going around this week that Sony was pirating a couple books on hacking, but the evidence doesn't support that claim. Read more...







Sony Starts to Focus on Security for the Digital Paper DPT-S1


goodereader.com - t is almost a daily occurrence that we read about cyber attacks in the news. Law firms are not immune to this and they handle the most important aspects of our business and personal lives. 80% of the United States country’s top 100 law firms have had a security breach and for the most part people are rather accepting that nothing can be done. Read more...





Penguin Random House launches new US site


thebookseller.com - Penguin Random House in the US has launched a new consumer-facing website under a unified branding. The site, PenguinRandomHouse.com, has been designed by an in-house team, and features links to buy books from across the combined catalogue of Penguin and Random House, from a variety of outside retailers. Clicking to purchase the e-book provides links for sites including Amazon, Apple, Kobo and the Google Play Store. Read more...




Authors rail against Green copyright proposals


thebookseller.com - Authors are protesting against a Green Party proposal to reduce the length of copyright terms to a maximum of 14 years. Read more...









There's A Galaxy Quest TV Show In The Works


io9.com - Because everything you ever loved is coming back again (except Firefly), the 1999 comedy Galaxy Quest may be getting a second life, this time as a TV series. So who gets to play ersatz Captain Kirk this time? Read more...




Finally don't forget out latest post, written by my lovely wife...

3 Series That Get Boys Hooked On Reading


Being a avid reader and married to a bibliophile, I just assumed that our kids would naturally be readers and lovers of books as well.  Let me tell you that this is not the case and has been a source of frustration for us, my wife especially, to get our boys interested in reading for enjoyment.  We recently seem to have turned a corner so I have asked my wife to write a 'guest post' on what she thinks has caused the turn around. Read more...




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