We're used to Humble Bundle's amazing video game deals, but did you know it is a purveyor of e-books as well? This week, Humble Bundle has released an e-book deal that is specifically for entrepreneurs who want to start their own technology companies. There are a number of titles for budding technology businesspeople with the book bundles starting from US$1. Here are the details.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
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The Nielsen Norman Group gave 25 people a short story by Ernest Hemingway to read on one of four platforms: PC desktop, Kindle, iPad, or printed book. Their study found that iPads and Kindles slowed reading 6.2 and 10.7 percent, respectively, compared to print.
Last month, we noted that the Kobo application for the iPad had major rendering problems. New evidence suggests that's an ongoing issue across several platforms.
It took long enough for the Kindle to hit Australian shores, but the range of e-book choices have increased rapidly in recent months. The latest development? The promise that soon you'll be able to buy e-book readers and titles in Borders' Australian stores.
When we asked earlier this week how readers preferred to access electronic books, we got a wide range of responses. An unscientific summary would be: there's all sorts of devices in use, the iPhone is popular and we didn't give enough credit to the Nintendo DS. But there's clearly still room for a killer e-book reader, though whether that's the Kindle seems open to debate.
Last week's announcement that the Kindle will go on sale in Australia is widely expected to increase the visibility of electronic books in Australia. However, Kindle isn't the only game in town. Which options are Lifehacker readers already using to read electronic books?