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MEMBERS ONLY: Mary Shelley Warned Us About Mark Zuckerberg

Societies have long known that when inventors don’t ask hard questions of themselves, the results can be catastrophic. Mark Zuckerberg learned this the hard way this week when he testified before Congress over two consecutive days concerning Cambridge Analytica’s breach of Facebook data in the 2016 …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Check Out This Free Digital Collection of 6,000 19th-Century Children’s Books

The University of Florida Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature has a digital archive of 6,000 children’s books from the 19th and early 20th century, all free to read online. A redditor discovered the treasure and shared it it Reddit’s Books community. Fans of history and children’s literature will be…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Here’s How Steven Spielberg and ILM Recreated That Movie for Ready Player One

Whether you loved or hated Ready Player One, odds are you were still amazed by the second challenge—yes, that scene—even if it’s just wondering how the hell director Steven Spielberg pulled off something so impossible. Now we know.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How to Prune Your Book Collection, According to Professional Book People

“So many books, so little time” might be an eye-rolling slogan slightly worse than “Keep calm and carry on,” but it’s also literally true. As is “so many books, so little space.” When you have too many books, how do you decide which ones to get rid of? We asked authors, publishers, and booksellers (all […]

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Get the Most Out of Your Kindle iOS App

The Kindle app lets you read your ebooks purchased on Amazon, of course, but it has other useful functions you might not know about. Things like creating flashcards to help you study, importing free classic books to read, and saving articles to read offline later.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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All the Things the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Novelization Adds to the Movie

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has finally made its way to home release this month, packed with featurettes, commentaries, and deleted scenes that enhance our understanding of the film. But this month also saw the movie enter another form: a novelization that adds more to The Last Jedi even beyond its deleted scenes.Read more… Continue […]

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All the Things the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Novelization Adds to the Movie

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has finally made its way to home release this month, packed with featurettes, commentaries, and deleted scenes that enhance our understanding of the film. But this month also saw the movie enter another form: a novelization that adds more to The Last Jedi even beyond its deleted scenes.Read more… Continue […]

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The Final Volume Of Blizzard’s World of Warcraft Chronicle Gets To The Good Stuff

The third and final volume in Blizzard’s exhaustive history of Azeroth comes out on March 27. Dark Horse Books slipped us a few pages from World of Warcraft Chronicle Volume 3 to give us an idea of what to expect.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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A Peek Inside Final Fantasy’s Ultimania Art Book, Now In English

In 2012, Square Enix Japan published a trio of Final Fantasy 25th Memorial Ultimania books collecting art, developer commentary and background information on the first 14 numbered Final Fantasy games. Now Dark Horse is publishing the books in English, with the first 336 page volume arriving in July. We got samples.…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Save a Few Coins By Preordering the Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia

Mario is getting the Zelda treatment this year with his own hardcover encyclopedia, and preorders on Amazon are currently marked down to $24, from the MSRP of $40. The limited edition, which comes with an item block slipcase and randomized cover, is also on sale for $48, down from its launch price of $80.Read more… […]

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Mario Is Getting His Own Fancy Encyclopedia

Having had tremendous success with its trio of The Legend of Zelda reference books, Dark Horse Publishing sets its sights on the Mushroom Kingdom, chronicling three decades of Nintendo gaming in the Super Mario Encyclopedia. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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