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Kindle Unlimited is Official

We talked about it last week, and this past weekend it was official - Kindle Unlimited is official. For only $9.99 a month, you can read as much as you want from over 600,000 books in the Kindle library as well as listen to the Audible version of the book - of which there are over 2,000 Whispersync for voice-enabled books (and growing). If you enjoy reading - a lot, make sure you check it out.

With Kindle Unlimited, you won’t have to think twice before you try a new author or genre—you can just start reading and listening,” said Russ Grandinetti, Senior Vice President, Kindle. “In addition to offering over 600,000 eBooks, Kindle Unlimited is also by far the most cost-effective way to enjoy audiobooks and eBooks together.

Source: Amazon, Free-Trial (USA Only)

Amazon Heads Up Games

Amazon's new Fire phone has lead to some new things for the web retailer: one such change is the new Amazon exclusive games that use their dynamic perspective to look around corners and solve puzzles. This may not be a deal breaker for buying this phone over the other but it is interesting.

  • Use the Amazon Fire’s ground-breaking Dynamic Perspective to solve crafty physics puzzles and triumph in frenetic melee battles
  • Use Dynamic Perspective to peek around corners, and to plan your attacks to release devastating chained combos.

Source: Amazon Game Studios

Hackers Take to the Road

With the way the world is going today we never know what the next day brings. We do know that hackers and thieves can be anywhere at any time to snatch our possessions or information. Whether it be identity, a website, possessions or more, there is always someone out there trying to take what’s not theirs. Two security experts have found a way to protect owners of new high-tech automobiles that will help keep them safe from cyber attacks. Chris and Charlee think they have found the “secret sauce”. Read more to see what that is!

They built the device with about $150 in electronics parts, though the real "secret sauce" is a set of computer algorithms that listen to traffic in a car's network to understand how things are supposed to work. When an attack occurs, the device identifies traffic anomalies and blocks rogue activity, Valasek said.

Source: BusinessInsider

Voice Minus Google Plus

Sadly, Google hasn’t made it easy to use their voice system. Up until recently we have only been able to make call from Google Plus but now you can do so from hangouts on Gmail right from your PC! You can also make calls straight from the Google voice website. We may say a complete combination of Hangouts and Voice but as of yet it is simply a rumour.

The rumor is that eventually we're going to see Google Voice merged completely into Hangouts, and that's getting even closer to becoming reality. You can now make phone calls via Hangouts directly from the Google Voice website, no Google+ necessary. As Mountain View's Alex Wiesen notes on G+, the new feature is listed as an option in the "phone to call with" drop-down box. It seems a bit minor, sure, especially when you consider that Hangouts is already how you make phone calls from within Gmail -- but any updates for the oft-neglected service are welcome, right?

Source: Engadget

GS4 is Still a Hot Device

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is not that new of a device, but it is still hot and selling well. In Texas, one teen found that her S4 was a little hotter than it should be as she woke up to a smoking device that she'd placed under her pillow while she was charging it and sleeping. Samsung is in the clear here as they have disclaimers about covering your phone while charging and the battery was a non-Samsung replacement. Still, this serves to warn you to monitor your phone and maybe not keep it under your pillow.

If I am awoken by smoke in the middle of the night, I assume the neighbors are having a key party again. However, one 13-year-old from Texas, says she was woken by a smoky smell and didn't even worry about it. She went back to sleep. For Ariel Tolfree, though, the smell didn't go away. When she woke up again, she noticed that her Samsung Galaxy S4 was melting under her pillow.

Source: CNET

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