Razer Book 13 laptop is a productivity laptop from a gaming brand

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Razer is launching its Razer Book 13 productivity laptop with Intel 11th Gen Intel Core processors in a very thin case. Read More.

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100 best books of the year, according to Amazon

Mashable VR

The holidays are approaching, and though the majority of this year was an absolute nightmare, 2020 did deliver an impressive selection of superb new books. More about Amazon , Best Of 2020 , Best Of 2020 , Culture , and Books. Amazon Best Of 2020 Culture Books

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The Story Behind the Ultimate Star Wars Lightsaber Book

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Star Wars fans are about to get a book all about lightsabers and they have Harry Potter to thank. It’s called Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection, a slick, wide-format, hardcover book that features exclusive images and information on almost 60 different lightsabers in the Star Wars universe.

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Portland’s Powell’s Books says it ‘must take a stand’ and will stop selling books through Amazon

GeekWire

Powell’s Books in Portland. Powell’s Books , the venerable independent bookstore in Portland, has had enough with Amazon and will no longer sell books through the tech giant’s marketplace. Amazon Books Portland Powell's Books

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Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.

Marcus Rashford launches book club for kids to promote literacy

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Not only has the Manchester United footballer successfully lobbied the UK government twice regarding free school meals for children — and got them to U-turn on their decisions twice — he's now launching a book club for kids. Sports Kids Football Literacy Book Club

10 books for people new to protesting

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With her debut book, The Purpose of Power , Garza outlines her personal journey alongside her organizing work, providing a model of action for future organizers — even if they're not calling themselves that yet. More about Books , Gift Guide , Protest Books , Social Good , and Books.

Digitization of Books – Reasons And Benefits of Going Online

Kitaboo

Therefore, as an educational institution, the only plausible way for you to bridge this gap and yet stay competitive is to – digitize your books. What is Book Digitization? Reasons Why Educational Institutions Must Digitize Their Books.

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Author hides short story in 1000 copies of his book, Twitter turns detective

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If you're going to sign 1000 copies of your new book, you might as well make the most of that inevitable wrist ache. To mark its publication, independent London bookstore Goldsboro Books released 1000 signed and exclusive first editions to members of their monthly book club.

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Razer Is Trying to Break Out of Gaming with the Razer Book 13

GizModo VR

But now Razer looks like it’s finally getting serious about general productivity with the Razer Book 13. razer is making a non gaming laptop laptops windows producitvity consumer tech razer book razer book 13

Humanizing Big Data – A Book Review

Eric D. Brown

The subtitle to the book is “Marketing at the meeting of Data, Social Science and Consumer Insight”… that should give you a good feel about the contents of this book. It isn’t a heavy duty data science book…it is targeted more at folks in the marketing world to allow them to better understand the types of data that they may encounter as well as understand how that data might be analyzed and used within their business.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Star Wars Legend Alan Dean Foster Says Disney Is Withholding Book Royalties

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disney alan dean foster authors star wars publishing alien lucasfilm 20th century fox books george lucas a new hopeThe man who helped start Star Wars ’ literary universe as we know it is now saying Disney is failing to pay up. Read more.

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How Big Data Can Tell You Which Book to Read Next

CTOvision

If you enjoy to read, but still haven't decided on your next book to cozy up with on that upcoming rainy day, your smartphone might be able to suggest one. Big Data Artificial intelligence BooksArtificial intelligence (AI) through big data is now able to rank literature for deciding which will be the next bestseller - a kind of recommendation […].

Portland's Most Famous Bookstore Will No Longer Sell Books on Amazon

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One of Portland’s most beloved bookworm attractions, Powell’s Books, will stop selling books on Amazon this weekend, Aug. support your local bookstore amazon bookstores books online ordering

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Read books in 12 minutes with this app on sale for Black Friday

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TL;DR: Get a premium lifetime subscription to the 12min Micro Book Library for $35.40 But don't let that stop you 12min is an app for busy book lovers, giving you access to hundreds of micro books in text and audio form. Apps Books Mashable Shopping Tech

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Celebrate Grand Admiral Thrawn's 30th Birthday Next Year With New Books, Fancy Books, and Old Books (on T-Shirts!)

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exclusive thrawn thrawn ascendancy greater good star wars out of print timothy zahn thrawn ascendancy chaos rising heir to the empire drew struzan del rey lucasfilm books disneyIn 1991, the Star Wars universe changed forever. After a few years of quiet, the Expanded Universe exploded in scope and reach, kicking off with a series of novels from Timothy Zahn that brought us the story of what happened after Return of the Jedi.

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The Expanse's 9th and Final Book Is Titled Leviathan Falls

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We’ve known for some time that the Expanse book series (written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck , known together as James S.A. What we haven’t known is the title of that book, or when to expect it—until today.

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Lil Nas X is dropping a children's book starring a pony called Panini

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Namely, a children's book. On Tuesday, Lil Nas X announced that Random House will be publishing his book C is for Country next year, and that it's now available for pre-order. i’m dropping the best kids book of all time soon! Books Children S Books Lil Nas X Entertainment

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Hadoop Security: New book by Ben Spivey and Joey Echeverria Is Exactly What The Community Needs

CTOvision

We hold Ben Spivey and Joey Echeverria in the highest regard, and are very pleased to give this book our highest possible endorsement. This practical book not only shows security architects how to protect Hadoop data from unauthorized access, but also how to limit the ability of an attacker to corrupt or modify data in the event of a security breach. Example case studies demonstrate how the book’s material is immediately applicable to your use cases.

Finally Some Good News: September Is Overflowing With New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books

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Movies are slowly trickling back into theaters, but a far safer option is to pick up one of September’s new books instead.

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This awesome book bundle from Humble Bundle supports writers of color and libraries

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More about Books , Social Justice , Mashable Shopping , Social Good , and Books. Books Social Justice Mashable Shopping Social GoodEditor’s Note: Humble Bundle is owned by J2 Global, the parent company of Ziff Davis and Mashable.

November Is Full of New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Help You Make It Through 2020's Home Stretch

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Fortunately, the output of new sci-fi and fantasy books is one thing that hasn’t slowed down—and November is full of adventures in deep space, chaotic kingdoms, other dimensions , and beyond.

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Amazon names best books of 2020, with ‘timely and powerful’ criminal justice memoir atop list

GeekWire

Amazon has released its Best Books of the Year list for 2020, keying at times on titles that capture the feeling of the world we’re living in while also looking for reads that help us escape. The monthly lists culminate in the year-end list, which includes an overall Top 100 books.

8 Great Ways To Promote Your E-Book

TechnoBezz

Are you a self- published author and looking for ways to promote your e-books? Promoting an e-book can help you to get more sales. The key is to build an audience and bring an awareness about your book. You can use social media to educate the public about the book. Reviews from previous readers can also help to promote your book.This article will look at 8 ways you can promote your e-book. How to promote you e-book? Launch e-Book.

The Insider Guide to Frankfurt Book Fair 2019 – Vol. 2

Kitaboo

The city would be teeming with business executives, publishers, book agents, and the likes flying in from far and wide to attend the annual trade show for books – Frankfurter Buchmesse. Known as the largest trade show in the world, the Frankfurt Book Fair , will be home to all the important people of the publishing industry for 5 days in the month of October. Or are you a book enthusiast who just wants to experience the energy at this event?

Microsoft Surface Book 3 Review: Big Specs, Big Price

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Aside from a couple USB port changes, you might not be able to tell the difference between Microsoft’s latest Surface Book and its past iterations. microsoft surface book 3 review microsoft reviews laptops surface book surface book 3They look nearly identical side-by-side. Same keyboard layout. Chassis color. The screen/tablet portion still disconnects from the base. Even the clamshell hinge still has… Read more.

Breakthrough Book: Digital, Data, and Social Networking Leaders

Social, Agile and Transformation

I rebranded this blog as Social, Agile, and Transformation over ten years ago, an instinctive change based on three fundamental changes I was sensing in the nature of business. .

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We read Kamala Harris' books so you don't have to

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More about Kamala Harris , Culture , Politics , and Books. Kamala Harris Culture Politics BooksImmediately after Kamala Harris was announced as Joe Biden's Vice Presidential nominee, the race was on to define her.

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The X-Men: The Animated Series Art Book Is Here to Give You Mutant Nostalgia

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No matter what becomes of Marvel’s mutants in the comic books or any live-action movies Marvel Studios is undoubtedly dreaming up , the ‘90s animated series that dominated the Saturday morning TV bloc will always be one of the most definitive takes on Charles Xavier and his students.

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The Insider Guide to Frankfurt Book Fair- Vol.1

Kitaboo

The Frankfurt Book Fair is back! If there’s one occasion which brings all the who’s who of the publishing industry at one place, it’s the Frankfurt Book Fair , or as the Germans call it – Frankfurter Buchmesse. With a 500-year-old history, this event is considered to be the world’s largest trade fair for books. For a book enthusiast, these five days may seem too less, so we’ll help you make the most out of it by providing you all the information you need about FBF 2019.

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How to put free e-books on your Amazon Kindle

Mashable VR

The Amazon Kindle is a great e-book reader , but it's tightly tied to Amazon's ecosystem. Using a bit of free software, you can take e-books in the EPUB, Mobi, and PDF formats and zap them over to your Kindle lickety-split. Kindle E Reader E Books Back To School Tech

11 inspiring children’s books to teach kids about gender equality

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If you're searching for some resources to help educate young kids on respect, empathy, resilience, and self-esteem, we've complied a list of informative, inspiring, and engaging children's books that all touch on the subject of gender equality.

Driving Digital by Isaac Sacolick – a book review

Eric D. Brown

Note: I received a free copy of this book for review. The short review: Excellent…the best book I’ve read on the subject. The long review: I’ve read a number of books on digital transformation over the years. Don’t get me wrong – there’s lots of theory in this book about WHY companies need to transform their organization but just as importantly (or maybe more importantly) there is more discussion of HOW to drive this transformation.

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This Book About a High School Coven Understands Just How Ridiculous Teens Can Be

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the scapegracers hannah abigail clarke fantasy witches magic booksThe opening chapter of Hannah Abigail Clarke’s The Scapegracers is a little rough. It starts with a group of girls gathering in the middle of a party to do some magic and freak everyone out.

Don't Be Afraid of All the New Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Books Coming in October

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There is one book on this list involving a giant, hungry, ancient spider , so you actually might want to be afraid of that one. But in a good way!

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The 6 Coolest Dune Book Spoilers We Spotted in the Trailer

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But it also hinted at a few key, exciting moments from Frank Herbert’s book , ones that we simply have to talk about. dune spoilers denis villeneuve timothee chalamet zendaya rebecca ferguson oscar issac frank herbert books warner bros sci fi

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Spy Sites of New York: A Guide to the Region’s Secret History

CTOvision

Bob Wallace and Keith Melton are a power pair of writers and researchers who have produced high quality, fact-based, enjoyable books for decades. The latest in their long string of fantastic books provides a guide to the secret history of spies and counter spies in and around New York. Their book, Spy Sites of New […]. CTO Cyber War News Books

In Search of a Long-Term Reading Project? I Present to You the Boundless World of Comic Books

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When quarantine first got underway I think we were all a bit overwhelmed by the immediate abundance of websites providing us with extensive lists of films, TV shows, books, and comics to catch up on in our new surplus of free time.

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Treat yo' kids: 'Parks and Recreation' children's book is here

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A children's book inspired by Parks and Recreation is coming, so you can officially call off your search. In the book, she has her sights set on a far more age-appropriate political position: class president of Pawnee Elementary. According to a description of the book, Knope tries her best to appeal to voters, but things get a little tricky after she makes several campaign promises she might not be able to see through.

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Google Duplex’s haircut-booking feature could help short-handed businesses

Venture Beast

Over two years after the feature was first demoed, Google Duplex -- Google's phone-calling assistant technology -- can now book haircut appointments.

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Star Wars Author J.W. Rinzler Goes to the Moon With His New Book

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Rinzler has written books on them all. interview jw rinzler all up star wars apollo 11 wernher von braun sci fi history space race rockets lucasfilm disney books permuted pressStar Wars. Indiana Jones. Alien. Planet of the Apes. Author J.W.

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My Top Books 2019: Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship, AI

Social, Agile and Transformation

One of my 2019 new year resolutions was to read more books. I signed up for GoodReads and stated a reading challenge with a modest goal of finishing twelve books. I finished twenty-four, and many of these books are great reads for entrepreneurs, CIOs, and other digital transformation leaders. What makes a good book? My favorites have a strong focus, come from a unique perspective, are easy.

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