Archive for December 2017

A ‘cozy night,’ roasting chicken and a royal proposal

(CNN)Meghan Markle barely let Prince Harry finish proposing. It was a “cozy night” earlier this month at the couple’s Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace and the pair were roasting a chicken, the American actor said. Or trying to roast a chicken, Harry said, correcting her. “It was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He…

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Is a bigger e-reader better?

Last year, Amazon introduced the ultra-thin and expensive Kindle Oasis. It re-imagined the Kindle E-reader design, wrapping an unusual cantilever chassis around the 6-inch electronic paper screen.  On one side, it was 0.13 inches thick. On the other 0.33 inches. This fatter area housed the battery but also gave the Kindle a defined grip area.…

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People hoped Amazon would launch in this new country today, but they’re still waiting

Amazon has arrived in Australia! Sorta. Image: David Ryder/Getty Images For years, many Australians have only been able to window-shop at Amazon. Now, the Australian iteration of Amazon Marketplace has seemingly launched in the country on Thursday afternoon, although it’s a very, very soft launch at that. Rumours abounded that Amazon would launch its Australian…

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Pirated ebooks threaten the future of book series

With 4m or 17% of all online ebooks being pirated, novelists including Maggie Stiefvater and Samantha Shannon say theft by fans puts their books at risk The bestselling American fantasy novelist Maggie Stiefvater is leading a chorus of writers warning readers that if they download pirated ebooks, then authors will not be able to continue…

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