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Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 15, 2012

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 15, 2012

Nintendo’s next console, the Wii U, launches in North America this Sunday. With the holidays coming and budgeting a must, you might be wondering: Why the heck should I care about the Wii U? Don’t I already have a Wii? The Wii U is Nintendo’s first true HD system, which is something Microsoft and Sony already have in ...

Amazon prepares users for the zombie apocalypse with essential gear

Amazon prepares users for the zombie apocalypse with essential gear

Amazon seems to be worried that a zombie apocalypse is coming to a city near you shortly. They’ve created a Zombie Apocalypse Supplies page that aims to get you set up and prepared with movies and novels — so you know what you’ll be facing — and gear to keep you safe. The Brain Protection section offers a range of ...

How Teachers Will Use E-Readers to Catch Cheaters

How Teachers Will Use E-Readers to Catch Cheaters

These are tough times for plagiarists and would-be academic cheaters. That may seem a counter-intuitive statement, given how much material is online, just waiting to be copied-and-pasted, and how many services are ready to write your papers for you for a nominal (or not so nominal) consideration. But just as authoritarian ...

Amazon Testing Monthly Prime Membership, Just in Time for the Holidays

Amazon Testing Monthly Prime Membership, Just in Time for the Holidays

Amazon quietly made a big change to its Prime service this week, allowing some customers to subscribe on a monthly basis rather than committing to a full year. The service, which includes free two-day shipping and free streaming of movies and TV shows in Amazon's library, normally costs $79 for a year's commitment. The ...

A New Digital Model for the Future of Book Publishing

A New Digital Model for the Future of Book Publishing

As a futurist I speak and write for a living. The spoken word and the written word are the coins of my professional realm. Now think about that, the phrase "written word." Wow how we continue to use legacy phrases! We don't say "typed word" or "dictated word" or "keyboarded word." As a futurist I always reflect on this. ...

Google testing same-day delivery service, taking on Amazon, others

Google testing same-day delivery service, taking on Amazon, others

If you work for Google, or have a friend who does, you may currently have access to a new service from the company: same day delivery in San Francisco. According to the New York Times, Google is currently testing a service by which a customer can order an item on either a phone or regular computing device, and have it ...

Amazon goes on the offensive, mocks Apple and compares Kindle Fire HD to iPad Mini on its homepage

Amazon goes on the offensive, mocks Apple and compares Kindle Fire HD to iPad Mini on its homepage

It has only been a few days since Apple announced its new iPad mini tablet device and Amazon has decided to put a damper on the iPad mini’s introduction to the world. The company today is advertising its Kindle Fire HD tablet and compares it against the new iPad mini. It doesn’t look like the company is going to simply ...

DRM be damned: How to protect your Amazon e-books from being deleted

DRM be damned: How to protect your Amazon e-books from being deleted

If you buy e-books from Amazon and want to engage in a bit of digital civil disobedience—by stripping the files’ DRM and making sure that Amazon can’t deny you access—we’re about to show you how. Yes, many parts of the Internet have known about this technique for some time now, but we feel that it bears mentioning ...

Amazon Somehow Loses $274 Million Selling $13.8 Billion Worth of Stuff

Amazon Somehow Loses $274 Million Selling $13.8 Billion Worth of Stuff

If you thought Amazon's prices seemed too good to be true, well, it turns out they might be—for Amazon, at least. The company managed to turn $13.8 billion of revenue into a $274 million loss this past quarter. And while a big chunk of that was due to losses at LivingSocial and foreign-exchange rates, all is clearly not ...

Apple Is a Follower

Apple Is a Follower

Apple never wanted to make the iPad Mini. It was forced to, by an army of tiny tablets laying successful siege to its empire. Apple's conceded a lot of ground already. But it's not the first time this year it's had to play catch-up. With every new release, it becomes increasingly clear that Apple's no longer the pace car ...