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Proof that English is Crazy (video)

April 8th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · humor, video → 4 Comments

English is widely recognized as a language with irrational and illogical syntax, pronunciation, and structure, and every so often someone likes to prove that point by demonstrating the many contradictory rules about conjugation and pronunciation.

I came across a new video today, and I wanted to share the fun:
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Digital-First Publisher Momentum Books to Drop Digital, Switches POD

March 31st, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · humor → No Comments

If the latest Momentum-Avatar-e1328049705378[1]news from Momentum Books is any indication then April is going to be a month for surprises.

This Pan Macmillan Australia imprint has just announced, in a blog post dated 1 April, that they are giving up on ebooks.  Momentum Books has accepted the fact that the majority of the book market is still paper, and it’s going to stay that way for the foreseeable future.
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Infographic: Reader Sutra

March 4th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · humor, infographic → 2 Comments

What’s19.jeckyllyhyde[1] your favorite reading position (he asks suggestively)?

The ebook subscription service 24Symbols took that question and ran with it. A few weeks ago they posted a chart which showed 24 reading positions inspired by famous books.

The titles for each image are in Spanish, but with most of the titles I don’t think that will be an issue.
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Coca-Cola Debuts Social Media Guard – a Tool for the Hopelessly Mobile Addicted (video)

February 27th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · humor, video → No Comments

Do you spend too much time looking down at your mobile gadget and not enough time interacting with the world around you? Coca-Cola can help.

They’re working on a new accessory called a Social Media Guard, and it’s designed help turn your eyes away from the tiny screen in front of you and refocus your attention on the world around you.

Check it out:
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Netflix Reminds us Why Downloads are Better than Delivery (video)

February 25th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · humor, Netflix, video → No Comments

What with everyone from Amazon to pizza places, breweries, and even an Australian textbook startup now experimenting with drone delivery, it’s past time that someone took the new tech down a peg or too.

Luckily for us, Netflix has stepped up to the role. They’ve posted a promo video for the drone delivery service that they’ve been developing. According to their spokesperson, they’ve been working on it for days without end, with predictable results:
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iPad Thin Air Video Takes Apple Satire to a New Level

February 23rd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Apple, humor, iPad, video → 1 Comment

We all deeply enjoy making fun of Apple, so I’m sure you’re going to get a kick out of the following video.

Over the years Apple has released iPads that are faster, and iPads that are thinner, and there’s not much that they can do to improve upon the existing model – unless they took inspiration from Hans Christian Andersen, that is.
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Dell’s Latest Laptop Runs Windows 8, OSX

February 4th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · humor → 3 Comments

Delldell xps 15 has been working strenuously to reinvent itself ever since it went private last year, and that includes trying products that no one else would consider.
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The Microsoft Surface is the Most Wonderful Tablet of All Time (video)

February 2nd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · humor, Microsoft, Surface, Tablet Reviews → 13 Comments

When Microsoft debuted the Surface tablet in late 2012 they promoted it with a commercial which was both under-appreciated and quite truthful. That commercial shows off the one feature that makes the Surface tablet the best on the market: the kickstand.
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Dilbert, Pearls before Swine, and the Digital / Pen and Ink Grudge Match (video)

December 18th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · digital comics, humor, video → 1 Comment

We live sstephen pastis pen ink comicand work in an age where it is possible to create, edit, and distribute a new content without a physical copy ever existing, so it might surprise you to learn that not everyone uses the latest tools. Some, in fact, use tools that are positively Victorian.
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Siri is Now Pitching iBooks

November 21st, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Apple, humor → 3 Comments

Apple has long been tweaking Siri in order to keep the responses relevant and witty, but earlier this week Apple added a dash of self-promotion to the mix.

TUAW has discovered that Apple has added a new canned response. Ask Siri where you can find a bookstore and the virtual assistant just might direct you to buy from iBooks:
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