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Google Is Now Selling Audiobooks, Which Will Probably Piss Off Amazon

After a recent spat led Google to pull YouTube from Amazon’s Fire TV and Echo Show, it seemed like things were finally cooling down when Amazon extended an olive branch to Google by selling Chromecast devices again for the first time in years. But in reality, the beef between the two internet giants does not seem to be letting up, especially now that Google is getting into the audiobook business. Read More >>

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Audible’s Machine Learning Lets Romance Novel Lovers Skip to the Porn

Admittedly I've never read anything remotely close to a romance novel, but I can only assume that people read them for the same reasons people read Playboy or watch porn. Not for the plot or the articles, if you know what I mean. But they still have plenty of fluff that passes for plot that you have to read through. Well Audible's going to help you if you just want the good parts. Read More >>

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Amazon’s New Kindle Oasis Syncs Audible With Kindle And Safely Works In The Bath

Amazon has today revealed an updated Kindle Oasis - featuring a bigger screen, support for audiobooks and waterproofing to IPX8 standard - meaning that you can now read your book by the pool or in the bath, meaning that you can read while bathing in actual oasis, and everything will be fine. Read More >>

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Rutger Hauer on Blade Runner, Its Sequel and His Return to Sci-Fi with Alien: Out of Shadows

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Like Rutger Hauer peeling a satsuma with one hand. Read More >>

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Audible Security Flaw Lets Anyone Download Unlimited Free Audiobooks

A loophole in Audible's security is making it easy to get unlimited free audiobooks, as long as you have no moral qualms about using a fake name and credit card. Read More >>