Posts Tagged: Books

Amazon adds another Prime benefit: free podcasts from Audible Channels and free audiobooks

September 13, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology

Amazon this morning rolled out another perk for subscribers to its Amazon Prime membership program: free access to Audible’s short-form digital programming called Audible Channels, as well as a selection of free audiobooks. Amazon says members will have access to a rotating selection of over 50 audiobooks from Audible’s catalog. That’s similar to how the Kindle Lending Library… Read more »

New York subway is offering free ebooks (and Wi-Fi) for your commute

August 31, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology

In an effort to highlight its upcoming launch of more in-train Wi-Fi (not to be confused with in-train cricket attacks), the New York MTA, Transit Wireless, and publishing powerhouse Penguin Random House are getting together to release ebooks and articles timed to your commute. This project mirrors a product launched in London last year. As The Digital… Read more »

This Just In…Turntables Are Back..

January 6, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Apps, Art, Audio, Best Practices, Branding, Broadcast, Camera Drone, Cellphone, Collaboration, Community, Competition, Concerts, Conversation, Cross-Platform, Culture, Digital Youth Network, Equipment, Festivals, Filmmaking, Follow-up, Music, New Media, Press Release, Products, Remix Culture, Remix Culture, Shopping, Social Change, Social Media, Social TV, Social Video

This just in…turntables are making a comeback…and with a vengeance. For more than a few years, vinyl, has been steadily increasing in sales causing throwback turntables to re-emerge into the marketplace as modern audiophile models.  Although with most equipment the look is still somewhat the same, the DJ era has certainly not only re-vitalized a new… Read more »

Japanese Researchers Are Creating Holograms You Can Touch

December 29, 2015   |   filed under Advertising, Android, Anticipatory Computing, Apps, Audio, Broadcast, Camera Drone, Change, Collaboration, Community, Cross-Platform, Culture, Digital Youth Network, Disruption, Equipment, Gesture Control, Gigapixel, Home, Instagram, Installation, Interaction, Live Stream, Monetization, Panorama, Participation, Press Release, Products, Remix Culture, Remix Culture, Reviews, Science, Search, Social Change, Space, Start-Ups, Technology, Uncategorized, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality, Voice Control

Imagine reaching out and physically shaking someone’s holographic hand when you’re Skyping them for the first time. Or how about giving a hologram version of a friend you’re chatting with a hug while you’re in two different countries? Japanese researchers from the University of Tokyo’s Department of Complexity Science and Engineering (DCSE) are aiming to make… Read more »