I have a Kindle Paperwhite and use it almost every day. About a year ago I was on a plane and when I took my seat belt off the buckle hit the screen damaged it. It still works but it has a distracting white spot where the buckle landed. I've been looking for a reason to buy the superior Kindle Voyage, but at $(removed), I couldn't justify it to myself. But Amazon started selling refurbished Voyages for $(removed), which is low enough for me to hit Amazon's patented 1-Click Buy Now button. Hopefully I'll get it in time to finish reading A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin. If you like Patricia Highsmith, you will like this novel about a charming young psychopath. Levin also wrote Rosemary's Baby and The Stepford Wives, two of my favorite movies.
It's as close to an Amazon Lord of the Rings tie-in you'll get from the deathless J.R.R. Tolkien: a new volume drawn from notes, footnotes and appendices covering the era of Middle-Earth in which the forthcoming TV spectacular dwells. Behold The Fall of Númenor. Brian Sibley: As my many friends in the Tolkien Society will… READ THE REST
The full title of Brian Doherty's new pseudo-art-history book is a mouthful; it's also a perfect microcosm for the author's popping prose style, while telling you everything you really need to know about the book. Dirty Pictures: How an Underground Network of Nerds, Feminists, Misfits, Geniuses, Bikers, Potheads, Printers, Intellectuals, and Art School Rebels Revolutionized… READ THE REST
The unbridled passion and creativity of artistic fans is one of my favorite elements of the internet. Whether it's fan fiction or cosplays, the level of talent possessed by "everyday folks" that aren't directly affiliated with their favorite IP is always impressive. However, as a lifelong fan of animation, I'll always have a soft spot… READ THE REST
As much as you hate it, sometimes we have to search for things in places we never want to go, like the kitchen sink's drain, the dusty attic, or the spider-web-laden area underneath the house. Your shrieks might just bring music to their ears! But as much as we don't want to see what's in these… READ THE REST
Whether you have your own cookie business or run a celebrity gossip blog, having an unimpressive landing page can really slow things down. Sure, hiring a professional developer to create a website would be awesome, but their rates can be pretty steep, and that's not something you want to budget for these days. Just because… READ THE REST
How much of your Mac's storage space is actually stuff you use? Odds are good a significant portion of your hard drive is filled with untouched downloads, duplicate files, and apps you forgot existed. You may not have noticed it, but the gradual slowing of your computer could be due to all those files just sitting… READ THE REST