Can we train ourselves to listen to audiobooks at double speed?

Most audiobook players have three different speeds; 1X which is the default, 0.5 half speed and 2x which is double the speed.  Companies like Audible have even increased the speed, due to user demand and can listen to an audio title at 3x the normal speed. These are just the normal speeds that most apps […]

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THE KINDLE CHANGED THE BOOK BUSINESS. CAN IT CHANGE BOOKS?

IN 2007, A small team of Amazon employees had been working for a few years on a new ebook reader project they’d eventually call the Kindle. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was eager to finish and sell the thing; he was certain Apple or Google was working on something similar, and didn’t want them to beat Amazon to […]

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Erica Garner, daughter of police chokehold victim, in coma with ‘major brain damage’ following heart attack

Activist Erica Garner, whose father’s death helped galvanize an emotional discussion about race and policing, suffered significant brain damage this week after a heart attack, representatives said. Garner, 27, came to prominence when her father, Eric Garner, died in 2014 after being put in a chokehold by an New York City police officer, an event that touched off protests […]

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Bitcoin Drops as South Korea Says It Could Close Exchanges

Bitcoin resumed its tumble on Thursday after South Korea said it was eyeing options including a potential shutdown of at least some cryptocurrency exchanges to stamp out a frenzy of speculation. South Korea has been ground zero for a global surge in interest in bitcoin and other digital currencies as prices surged this year, prompting […]

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Elon Musk promises new features and upgrades are coming to Tesla

Tesla’s chief has pledged to make a pick-up truck as part of future plans for the electric vehicle-maker. Elon Musk made the promise on Twitter after asking his followers for suggestions about how the firm could improve. He said the open-backed truck would follow the Model Y – a yet-to-be detailed car, which is expected to be based […]

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Mark Hamill Posts A Perfect Tribute To Carrie Fisher One Year After Her Death

Mark Hamill marked the first anniversary of Carrie Fisher’s untimely death with a beautiful tribute to the late actress on Wednesday. Fisher died a year ago today after suffering a heart attack at age 60. The “Star Wars” actor posted photos of the two together alongside a drawing that depicted Fisher holding her beloved dog, Gary, and raising her middle finger. “No […]

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Man Paralyzed After Chasing Monkey That Stole His Hat Has ‘Long Recovery’ Ahead, Daughter Says

The daughter of a Florida man who became paralyzed after falling from a roof while chasing a monkey that had stolen his favorite Pittsburgh Steelers hat in Bali says the family is “hopeful” that he’ll regain the use of his body. Jeff “Swede” Swedenhjelm is fighting for his life in a Malaysian hospital after a 33-foot fall […]

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Numerous Claire’s products test positive for asbestos

Claire’s, the popular kids accessories chain, is pulling more than a dozen items from its store shelves after a Rhode Island family discovered asbestos in their 6-year-old daughter’s makeup. Kristi Warner had been concerned about the ingredients in her 6-year-old daughter Mackenzie’s glitter makeup kit, purchased at Claire’s in Rhode Island. Warner, who works for […]

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Marvel Taking Legal Action Over Unlicensed Punisher Skull Logos

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Get Rich or Die Vlogging: The Sad Economics of Internet Fame

It was all so painfully awkward. That night, Brittany Ashley, a lesbian stoner in red lipstick, was at Eveleigh, a popular farm-to-table spot in West Hollywood. The restaurant was hosting Buzzfeed’s Golden Globes party. For the past two years, Ashley has been one of the most visible actresses on the company’s four YouTube channels, which […]

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