Oyster Introduces Lumin, a New Light Adjusting Reading Mode – There’s a new feature on Oyster called Lumin™, and here’s how it works (Teleread):
- When turned on, Oyster’s Lumin™ feature automatically adjusts to the amount of natural sunlight outside, based on your location and time of day.
- As the sun sets, the feature subtracts the blue light being emitted from mobile and tablet screens, and replaces it with a warmer, softer amber light.
- The color adjustment reduces eye strain and greatly improves low-light night reading for a more comfortable experience and better sleep. We spend so much of our time looking at our phones and tablets which produce blue light, and impact the way our bodies produce melatonin. Exposure to blue light in the evening can ultimately make it harder to fall asleep and make our sleep less restful. Not to mention, it also causes eye strain/damage.
‘No evidence’ new Fifty Shades book Grey was stolen – Let’s call this publishing’s version of the same story told by two different narrators. On the one hand, we have the Kent police (BBC):
“Following a report that one book had been stolen after packaging was found to be damaged, there is no evidence at this stage to suggest that an offence has been committed,” a Kent Police spokeswoman said.
And on the other, we have the Publisher:
In a statement, Random House said: “We are delighted that the book’s theft does not appear to have been for any malicious intent or financial gain.”
I wonder how many books this story sold…
Shutterfly’s TripPix Photo Book App Is Aimed at Millennials – So now anyone really can write a book. Or at least have this new Shutterfly app write you a book about your most recent trip backpacking across Europe, discovering the pyramids in Egypt, or visiting the Grand Canyon for the first time. For $20, TripPix will use your pictures and some personal info to create a 6” x 6” book that the service has mailed to you within about a week. It is apparently aimed at Millennials, who have apparently become much less enamored of paper coffee table books than previous generations.
This book-making app uses screen taps and swipes to glean information from you and your photos, quickly creating a short story. . . .
The TripPix title page displays the name of your trip, and lists your fellow wanderers, weather, places visited, activities, trip time and distance traveled. Each photo has a caption that includes its timestamp and date. Maps of where you captured the photos are interspersed throughout the book. Playful icons are sprinkled on pages, and each book has a few full-bleed pages with sayings like, “Eat Well. Travel Often.”–ReCode
Can We Guess Where You Live Based On Your Taste In Books? – Sometimes it amazes me that people get paid to create stuff like this.–Buzzfeed
Did anyone actually get the right response from this one?