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We read Obama’s memoir so you don’t have to. But it’s a historic page-turner.

11.19.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

A hefty new presidential memoir hits stores this week. Given that neither his predecessor nor successor are renowned as writers, you'd probably guess the author was Barack Obama even if you hadn't seen the news his book generated. (In brief: Obama ke... ...

Access thousands of audiobooks for less than $5 per month this Black Friday

11.17.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Save $3 per month: An Audible Plus membership is on sale for $4.95 per month as of Nov. 17.  Black Friday is on the horizon and Amazon has a lot more than just Echo devices on sale.  If you need a break from binge-watching your Netflix fav... ...

Mashable writer’s debut YA novel about esports get snazzy cover and juicy excerpt

11.17.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

When not churning out killer TV, film, and game reviews for this website every day, Mashable's Senior Entertainment Reporter Alexis Nedd wrote a book. Don't Hate the Player is Nedd's (feels weird not to call her Alexis) debut novel via Bloomsbury, ab... ...

Library’s elimination of overdue fines increases book returns

Last year, the Chicago Public Library quit charging people fines for overdue books. The library lost out on the average $800-$900,000 they collect annually in late fees but the gain was that long overdue books came back to the shelves for someone else ... ...

A beautiful book about walking to coffeeshops in rural Japan

Craig Mod is a writer and creative person who's lived in Japan for a long time. I subscribe to his excellent podcasts (On Margins, about making books, and SW945, 15 minutes of binaural audio recorded wherever Craig happens to be at 09:45am) and newslet... ...

New book of synthesizer hand-drawn history

Oli Freke, the synthesizer and dance music aficionado behind the excellent hand-drawn Synth Evolution posters, has a new 'zine-like book out soon, Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue To Digital (And Back). I really dig Freke's meticulous, yet still ro... ...

A new book of *****, human and otherwise

"Nothing gets clicks like a story about *****," writes biologist Emily Willingham. "Even if it's about a ***** that's 1.5 millimeters long and millions of years old." The quote is from Willingham's new book Phallacy: Life Lessons from the Animal *****.... ...

In The Labyrinth, Simon Stålenhag’s alien tech turns dystopian

The Labyrinth is a new narrative art book by Simon Stålenhag (previously at BB), the creator of Tales from the Loop. If his earlier work posed technology as an unsettling and alien presence in realistic settings, this new project takes a turn for outri... ...