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Review: LIFX Mini takes on Philips with Apple HomeKit

  Review By Roger Fingas Friday, November 17, 2017, 09:03 pm PT (12:03 am ET) The LIFX Mini is about what you'd hope for from an iPhone-compatible smartbulb, and with HomeKit, LIFX is finally ready to go toe-to-toe with the popular Philips Hue platform. We tested two versions of the Mini: the standard model, which supports 16 million colors, and the Mini White, which is limited to a warm 2,700K color temperature. A third variant, Day & ...
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Hardcore Twenty-Four: Stephanie Plum, Book 24 (Unabridged) - Janet Evanovich

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Apple releases iOS 11.1.2 to fix cold weather & video distortion trouble on iPhone X

  By Roger Fingas Thursday, November 16, 2017, 01:23 pm PT (04:23 pm ET) Apple on Thursday issued an incremental iOS 11.1.2 update, mainly intended to solve complaints about the iPhone X temporarily failing to respond to touch in cold weather. Also solved is a problem with distortions in videos and Live Photos shot on the phone, Apple said in release notes. The update should be available over-the-air through the Software Update menu in the ...
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Artemis (Unabridged) - Andy Weir

Description The best-selling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller - a heist story set on the moon. Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter bare...
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Star Micronics announces first AirPrint-certified point-of-sale receipt printer

  By Mike Wuerthele Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 08:27 pm PT (11:27 pm ET) The Star TSP654II AirPrint is the first 58mm and 80mm receipt and ticket printer to get AirPrint certification —and it will see release very soon. The Star TSP654II AirPrint prints at 300 millimeters per second, at 203 dots per inch. The unit can be used in vertical or horizontal mode, and includes a wall mount brakcet in the box. The unit is available in charcoal bla...
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End Game (Unabridged) - David Baldacci

Description Number one New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci returns with his most breathtaking thriller yet.... Will Robie and Jessica Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. They're the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And through every mission, one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named ...
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Study finds Apple Watch able to be used as diagnostic tool for sleep apnea, hypertension

  By Mike Wuerthele Monday, November 13, 2017, 05:42 pm PT (08:42 pm ET) Researchers from the University of California San Fransisco in conjunction with the developers of the Cardiogram app have proven that using existing sensors, the Apple Watch can detect sleep apnea and hypertension with a high degree of accuracy, potentially opening up the ability for the device to be used as a long-term research tool for the conditions. The study spons...
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Oathbringer (Unabridged) - Brandon Sanderson

Description The eagerly awaited sequel to the New York Times best-selling Words of Radiance, from epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson at the top of his game. In Oathbringer, the third volume of the New York Times best-selling Stormlight Archive, humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe with numbers as great as their thirst for vengeance. Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible ...
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iPhone X impresses Windows executive, Android fans but bitter bloggers still hating

  Editorial By Daniel Eran Dilger Saturday, November 11, 2017, 06:07 pm PT (09:07 pm ET) Apple's iPhone X is drawing compliments from some unlikely places, ranging from the official Twitter account of Steven Sinofsky, the former President of Microsoft's Windows Division, to diehard Android fans sharing their unvarnished opinions on Reddit. However, it can't please embittered bloggers who wanted Apple to fail. "iPhone X is simply joyful to u...
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Review: Fitbit Ionic aims at Apple Watch, but needs more apps

  Review By Roger Fingas Friday, November 10, 2017, 09:02 pm PT (12:02 am ET) Fitbit's first attempt at a smartwatch proves better as a high-end fitness tracker than a full-on competitor to the Apple Watch. Though Fitbit has long rode high as one of the top wearables companies, it has begun to lose that grip in the past year, displaced by cheaper Chinese products on one end and the Apple Watch on the other. Enter the Ionic, Fitbit's vote th...
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Majority 54 - Crooked Media

Majority 54 Crooked Media Genre: News & Politics Release Date: November 7, 2017 Jason Kander is an army veteran from Kansas City, Missouri and the first millennial elected to statewide office in the United States. He's traveling the country to help the 54% of us who didn't vote for Donald Trump talk to those of us who did about the most divisive issues in our country.  © © 2017 Crooked Media. All Rights Reserved. Original link
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Apple's Clips 2.0 adds iPhone X TrueDepth features, Selfie Scenes, 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' content

  By Mike Wuerthele Thursday, November 09, 2017, 11:37 am PT (02:37 pm ET) Apple has updated its Clips short video production and sharing app to 2.0, bringing with the update a redesigned update, better iCloud support, Selfie Scenes, and the Millenium Falcon from the "Star Wars" series as a backdrop. Selfie Scenes places users into animated, 360-degree scenes when recording. The iPhone X TrueDepth camera system is used to virtually transpor...
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Young Charlie by Hollywood & Crime - Wondery

Young Charlie by Hollywood & Crime Wondery Genre: History Release Date: November 8, 2017 How did Charles Manson become an evil, cunning monster? In August 1969, the world is shocked by the savage murders of movie star Sharon Tate and four others at the sprawling Hollywood Hills estate she shares with film director Roman Polanski. When the following night another couple is brutally slaughtered, panic spreads among Los Angeles residents. Four...
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The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel (Unabridged) - Lee Child

Description Number one New York Times best-selling author Lee Child returns with a gripping new powerhouse thriller featuring Jack Reacher, "one of this century's most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes" (The Washington Post). Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her...
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EU presses Apple for details on latest tax arrangements in wake of Paradise Papers

  By Roger Fingas Tuesday, November 07, 2017, 05:57 pm PT (08:57 pm ET) The European Union's competition commissioner has asked Apple to update details on its tax situation, following allegations that the company relocated some operations from Ireland to Jersey to avoid higher rates. "I have been asking for an update on the arrangement made by Apple, the recent way they have been organized, in order to get the feeling whether or not this is...
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iPhone X Super Retina HD gets A+ from DisplayMate: "best performing smartphone display we have ever tested"

  By Daniel Eran Dilger Monday, November 06, 2017, 04:05 pm PT (07:05 pm ET) In evaluating the new iPhone X display, Dr. Raymond M. Soneira of DisplayMate called it the "most innovative" and "best performing smartphone display we have ever tested," noting in particular its leading absolute color accuracy, the highest full screen brightness for an OLED smartphone, highest full screen contrast rating in ambient light and highest contrast rati...
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Sweet Tea Tuesdays (Unabridged) - Ashley Farley

Description Three best friends met every Tuesday for 26 years. And then they stopped. From the author of the best-selling Sweeney Sisters series comes a novel of friendship, family, and hope. When new next-door neighbors Georgia, Midge, and Lula first assembled on Georgia's porch in Charleston for sweet tea, they couldn't have known their gathering was the beginning of a treasured tradition. For 26 years they have met on Tuesdays at four o'...
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Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Unabridged) - Agatha Christie

Description "The murderer is with us - on the train now..." Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies...
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Blizzard 'Overwatch' installer may herald macOS version coming soon

  By Mike Wuerthele Saturday, November 04, 2017, 04:46 pm PT (07:46 pm ET) An executable which appears destined for a macOS version of shooter "Overwatch" has been discovered —but after completing an install process, the binary delivered appears to be for Windows. Users on Reddit manipulating link download flags have discovered what appears to be a legitimate installer front-end to install the game from Blizzard's Battle.net. Initial AppleI...
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These low-cost wireless Qi chargers will juice your new iPhone X or iPhone 8

  By Malcolm Owen Friday, November 03, 2017, 09:05 pm PT (12:05 am ET) One of the main features of the iPhone X is the ability to wirelessly charge the battery, but some of the options on the market are fairly expensive. AppleInsider rounds up some of the better value options on the market that you can buy right now. If you are one of the lucky people to get an iPhone X just after launch, or if you've already acquired yourself an iPhone 8, ...
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Two Kinds of Truth (Unabridged) - Michael Connelly

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Survey shows Americans unwilling to let AmazonKey delivery drivers enter their homes

  By Mike Wuerthele Thursday, November 02, 2017, 10:52 am PT (01:52 pm ET) Following the launch of Amazon Key, survey results question the likelihood of wide-spread adoption of the unattended delivery service citing consumer reluctance. A new national poll from Morning Consult published on Wednesday claims that 68 percent of U.S. adults aren't comfortable with letting Amazon delivery drivers into their home. The majority of respondents, 53 ...
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Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier (Unabridged) - Mark Frost

Description The crucial sequel to the New York Times best-selling The Secret History of Twin Peaks, this audiobook bridges the two series and takes you deeper into the mysteries raised by the new series. The return of Twin Peaks is one of the most anticipated events in the history of television. The subject of endless speculation, shrouded in mystery, fans will flock to see Mark Frost and David Lynch's inimitable vision once again grace the...
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The Pat McAfee Show - Barstool Sports

The Pat McAfee Show Barstool Sports Genre: Comedy Release Date: October 30, 2017 On "The Pat McAfee Show" Pat McAfee and his friends deliver one of a kind opinions that won't be heard anywhere else. Pat's a recently retired NFL All Pro who has zero filter. A common man who has experience in an extremely uncommon professional athlete lifestyle is a beautiful concoction of hilarity for the average Joe. Both relatable and ridiculous, "The Pat ...
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How to enable and use Reachability on iPhone X

  Tips By AppleInsider Staff Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 08:52 pm PT (11:52 pm ET) Though the iPhone X removes the home button in favor of Face ID and a full-face display, users might still require access to Apple's Reachability feature for one-handed use. Despite reports to the contrary, the accessibility option is alive and well in Apple's latest flagship. We show you how to use it. In September, rumors based on a leaked version of iOS 11 ...
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Own the Moment (Unabridged) - Carl Lentz

Description When you think of a Christian pastor, you probably don't envision a tattooed 30-something who wears a motorcycle jacket, listens to hip-hop music, references The Walking Dead and Black Lives Matter in his sermons, and every Sunday draws a standing-room only crowd to a venue normally used for rock concerts - in godless New York City, no less. But then you clearly have never met Carl Lentz. As head pastor of the first United State...
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Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen - Bravo TV

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Bravo TV Genre: TV & Film Release Date: October 30, 2017 Every night, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen brings you lively conversations about everything in the world of entertainment, politics, and pop culture. Now, get that same dose of celebrity (and Bravolebrity) fun as a podcast! Subscribe to hear every episode, plus the live after show and exclusive behind-the-scenes content.  Join the conv...
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Lowest Prices Anywhere: $200 off Mid 2017 27" iMac 5Ks with no tax in 48 states

  By Christine McKee Monday, October 30, 2017, 01:29 pm PT (04:29 pm ET) Now through Oct. 31, shoppers can save $200 instantly on popular Mid 2017 27-inch iMac 5K configurations featuring a faster 4.2GHz processor, additional storage and better graphics. Plus, shipping is free with no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. $200 off upgraded 2017 27" iMac 5Ks27" (4.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD Radeon 575) for $2,199.00 @ Adorama * ($200 off + ...
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Leonardo da Vinci (Unabridged) - Walter Isaacson

Description The author of the acclaimed best sellers Benjamin Franklin, Einstein, and Steve Jobs delivers an engrossing biography of Leonardo da Vinci, the world's most creative genius. Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of...
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Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny (Unabridged) - Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger

Description Another pop history pause resister from the New York Times best-selling authors of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates. When the British fought the young United States during the War of 1812, they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to crippling their former colony. Capturing the city of New Orleans and stopping trade up the river sounded like a simple task - Ne...
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