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Prime Book Box is a return to Amazon’s roots

Prime Book Box is a return to Amazon’s roots

Amazon is adding yet another Prime service for subscribers, and this time it's all centered around getting kids to read more. Dubbed Prime Book Box, this monthly subscription will send a box to your door with age-appropriate books for your child, as curated by Amazon's staff. Prime Book Box is scheduled to launch later this year, but interested Prime subscribers can sign up for an invite starting today.

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ASOIF Fire & Blood history book inbound, Winds of Winter delayed again

ASOIF Fire & Blood history book inbound, Winds of Winter delayed again

George RR Martin, the author behind A Song of Ice and Fire -- the book series that inspired the TV show A Game of Thrones -- has announced that the next book in the series won't hit shelves this year. It's an update series fans have come to expect; in fact, anything other than a delay announcement would be surprising at this point. However, Martin did reveal something fans can look forward to.

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This Super Mario encyclopedia is a must-have pre-order

This Super Mario encyclopedia is a must-have pre-order

Being a die-hard Mario fan means keeping up with 30 years of games and their associated media. It's not an easy thing to do when you consider that in those 30 years, there have been 18 games in the mainline Super Mario series, and the man himself has appeared in more than 200 titles. Luckily, Nintendo and Dark Horse are about to make it a little easier to look back on Mario's incredibly successful career with the launch of the Super Mario Encyclopedia.

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Amazon Digital Day Sale is on: Here’s what’s good

Amazon Digital Day Sale is on: Here’s what’s good

While we'd normally expect to moving into a silent time for sales now that we're past the holiday shopping frenzy, Amazon has one last day of discounts to close out 2017. Today Amazon launched its Digital Day Sale which, as you can probably guess, sees it discounting a variety of digital products. If you're looking for a movie to watch or a book to read, this is definitely the sale for you.

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Google’s Black Friday deals include some must-see price cuts

Google’s Black Friday deals include some must-see price cuts

While many companies announced their Black Friday deals last week, Google made us wait a little while longer. With the clock winding down, Google revealed the offers it will have on Black Friday today, and it might surprise you to learn that many of them revolve around Google Play. Sorry to say it, but if you were hoping to see discounts on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, there won't be much for you this year.

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New Kindle App aims for more rewarding reading

New Kindle App aims for more rewarding reading

Amazon released what amounts to a full reboot of their Kindle app this week, for both Android and iOS. This new version of said app includes a fully redesigned inside and out, making a bunch of relatively small adjustments all add up to one major change. This version of the app taps into the Goodreads community, too, allowing users to learn from friends' reading habits and rate their own books on an already-established platform.

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J.K Rowling will release two new “Harry Potter” books this year

J.K Rowling will release two new “Harry Potter” books this year

This year is going to be a big one for author J.K. Rowling - not only because she's bringing an epic 20th Anniversary Harry potter exhibit to the world. This first exhibit will take place at the British Library - but we're crossing our fingers that it'll eventually make a world tour, what with all its history of magic and whatnot. But that's not all - J.K Rowling will also be releasing two new "Harry Potter" books to compliment the original seven.

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Humble Freedom Bundle ends amazing run with $6.5 million raised

Humble Freedom Bundle ends amazing run with $6.5 million raised

The Humble Freedom Bundle has come and gone, but it's ending its week-long run in success. The Humble Freedom Bundle was unlike any other Humble Bundle we'd ever seen before, offering nearly 50 games and books to benefit three charities: the ACLU, Doctors Without Borders, and the International Rescue Committee. The bundle apparently resonated with PC gamers, as it raised nearly $6.5 million by the time everything was said and done.

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Humble Freedom Bundle raises $4 million for important charities in just two days

Humble Freedom Bundle raises $4 million for important charities in just two days

It looks like the Humble Freedom Bundle has resonated with PC players. The massive collection of video games and books has managed to raise more than $4 million for three different charities - the ACLU, Doctors Without Borders, and the International Rescue Committee - in just two days. That makes it one of the most successful Humble Bundles ever released.

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Humble Freedom Bundle gives massive games pack charity twist

Humble Freedom Bundle gives massive games pack charity twist

Ever since it first got rolling all those years ago, Humble Bundle has offered a countless number of pay-what-you-want bundles for charity. If there was ever one that was too good to pass up, though, it might be the latest. Say hello to the Humble Freedom Bundle, an absolutely massive bundle that brings together dozens of books and games in one big package that benefits three very important charities: the ACLU, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), and the International Rescue Committee. What's not to love?

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‘Game of Thrones’ novels get iBooks-exclusive enhanced editions

‘Game of Thrones’ novels get iBooks-exclusive enhanced editions

George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones series has become a huge hit worldwide thanks to the HBO drama, but the original books are just as popular in their own right. To help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first novel in the series, Apple's iBooks store is releasing new, exclusive digital versions in the form of their enhanced editions, featuring interactive elements and artwork.

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MIT researchers develop camera that can read books without opening them

MIT researchers develop camera that can read books without opening them

You've almost surely heard the phrase "don't judge a book by its cover," but what if you could read a book through its cover? Because that's basically what researchers from MIT and Georgia Tech are able to do with a new imaging system that can read individual pages without opening the cover. In a new study published on Friday, the researchers detail their system that can read the text on a stack of up to nine pages without the need to flip through them.

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