Posted by Michael P. | Posted in Stuff | Posted on 28-09-2012
I came across this site the other day and it seems like a fantastic way to start or help your eReader library. Like the way the HumbleBundle site promotes independent game developers and charity, the StoryBundle site promotes independent authors and charity.
StoryBundle is currently selling a collection of five crime thrillers for whatever you wish to pay: Black Bird by Greg Enslen, Blood Red Turns Dollar Green by Paul O’Brien, Diary of a Small Fish by Pete Morin, The Marinara Murders by Eric Hanberg, and Dire Means by Geoffrey Neil. Additionally, if you pay at least $7.00 you receive two more books: Project Moses by Robert Lowe and The Saints Go Dying by Erik Hanberg. Everything is DRM free and you can also support either Trees For The Future or Mighty Writers.
Posted by Michael P. | Posted in Books | Posted on 16-08-2012
Now that it has been released and it has already been delivered to my Kindle app on my iPad, time to take a bite. Or, if Hugh Howey’s other novels are an indicator, likely finish in under two days.
So in this book Howey takes the Zombie genre and puts it on its head. For in this novel he explores the human souls who do not make it. The ones left to turning into zombies themselves with their humanity trapped by their condition. If Howey’s previous works are an indicator I will finish this book with many thoughts about humanity at its core. About whether or not we deserve to survive an apocalypse, Zombie or otherwise. Oh and in case you missed it. It is a Zombie book. And, I love zombie books.
The book is on sale now on Amazon: I, Zombie by Hugh Howey on Amazon
Check out Hugh Howe’s site here: http://www.hughhowey.com/
Cover courtesy www.hughhowey.com
Posted by Michael P. | Posted in Hardware, Tech | Posted on 27-06-2012
So the Nexus 7 tablet is here.
Android version 4.1 “Jellybean”,1.3Ghz quad core processor, NFC, Front facing camera and a 1200×800 screen.
More importantly though:
*Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, and more importantly any high-end tablets are now completely obsolete.
1.With the announcement came news of the play store adding the ability to sell TV Shows (seasons and episodes), Movies, and Magazines Google puts itself in as a major player in content distribution. Their previous lack of content is what opened the door and allowed Amazon to compete in the tablet market in the first place. Remember, the Fire is not pure android it is a skinned version that highlights Amazon’s content. This made complete sense at the time but, no longer has the pull it did previous to today’s announcements. Amazon should have done their best to parter with google and provide content directly in Android rather than make the Kindle Fire. Now they have to fight off Apple and Google in providing video content. Ouch!
2. Apps! I have been telling the people I know that the reason that I made the purchase of an iPad over a powerful android tablet was the lack of apps. Yes, yes, I am aware that the Play Store has over 500,000 apps. But, how many of them are optimized for tablets? Very few. I do not see this changing overnight as it will take time but, a single high selling android tablet may swing some developers to target the Nexus with new versions of their apps.
Posted by Michael P. | Posted in Tech | Posted on 25-06-2012
Gizmodo is reporting the leaked images and specs of a new Google Nexus tablet. An Asus built pure android tablet sporting a 7 inch screen and a quad core Tegra 3 processor. And the newest version of android with google handling future updates. All for $200 next month!! If that’s the case, many people who have been on the fence might just bite. Amazon’s Kindle fire with its closed ecosystem version of android can not compete with this device. More importantly the price puts it in that amazing position where households might actually pick up a couple instead of a pricier tablet. This is all assumption at this point as this has not been officially announced. But, stay tuned for info on Wednesday during Google’s IO conference.
Full article here: http://gizmodo.com/5921000/nexus-7-this-is-googles-new-nexus-tablet
Image courtesy Gizmodo Australia
Posted by Michael P. | Posted in Books | Posted on 14-05-2012
Thanks to Slashdot, this will be my next read. Awesome thing is it was self published and collection of 1-5 can be purchaced for only $5.99 on Amazon or just the first short for $0.99. It has some amazing reviews and it feels great to support a self-published author like Hugh Howey.
Ridley Scott Loves Hugh Howey’s Wool – Slashdot.