This Is The Best Kindle You Can Buy In 2017

For a long time, physical books were the best reading experience around. In some ways, that’s still true, but e-readers like Amazon’s Kindle offer a lot of perks. They’re lighter than a paper library, and some even light up to let you read at night. Plus, you don’t have to run to the bookstore (or wait for the delivery driver) whenever you’re ready to dive into another book. You can also download a ton of library books for free without having to leave the house. Amazon’s special offers mean you’ll see the occasional ad, but it helps keep the price down and they won’t mess with you while you’re reading.

With multiple Kindles to choose from, it can be tough to find the right one. So, we broke down the differences between each Kindle to make it easy to pick.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

The best Kindle you can get is the Kindle Paperwhite. It packs a crisp read more

TomTom watches are being revamped with new ‘fitness age’ feature

TomTom make some of the best fitness watches on the market, but some of those devices are set to get much better with a new software update that’s rolling out soon.

At IFA 2017, TomTom announced the new software called ‘Fitness Age’ that aims to give you more motivation and personal guidance to help you see how fit you are, learn how to get fitter and improve the way you work out.

The Fitness Age feature is based on your personal fitness level and uses VO2 max results from your watch. Those are then compared with averages for your gender, and the younger your Fitness Age the fitter you theoretically are, but it’ll never go below age 20.

A new way to read your results

The new software will then give you fitness points depending on your activity that day. More fitness points is a positive thing and for example a 10 minute fast-paced run may give you more points than 20 minutes of walking.

The aim is you can hopefully cut out workouts that don’t work for you and aim to spend your exercise read more

Pium’s smart diffuser wants to design a new user experience for your nose

When Google Home was unveiled, many people immediately noted the smart speaker’s striking resemblance to a home fragrance diffuser. Now there’s a smart home fragrance diffuser that looks like a smart speaker. Pium, a self-described “next-generation smart diffuser,” is currently participating in Samsung Electronic’s Creative Square incubator program. Visitors to IFA 2017 can demo it at Samsung’s booth. Pium also recently ran a a successful Kickstarter campaign.

While other diffusers that can be controlled with a mobile app already exist, Pium’s creators say they see their product as a gateway to a new user interface experience. In fact, the startup is already exploring ways to use its technology in virtual reality platforms, too.

Pium comes in two styles (the Brooklyn, which looks very much like a smart speaker, and the more diffuser-ish Chelsea) and can be voice-operated with actual smart speakers like Google Home and Amazon Echo. It is also compatible with Philips read more

Instagram says hackers swiped contact info for verified users

We’ve asked Instagram for more details and will let you know if it can shed more light on the situation, such as when the breach happened and how many people were targeted. It’s also unclear if this is related to the recent hack that compromised Selena Gomez’s Instagram account.

The breach isn’t as severe as it could have been, but it’s definitely not what Instagram needs in the wake of the Gomez incident. The social network is growing very rapidly, but it might run into trouble if big-name users are hesitant to stick around over security fears. The apparently prompt fix suggests that Instagram is at least on top of these issues when they do come up.

social experiment by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit from https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/30/instagram-verified-user-contact-data-breach/

Torna a casa la bambina affidata alla famiglia musulmana

Dopo le rivelazioni del «Times» che aveva portato alla luce il caso di una minore di 5 anni data in affido a una famiglia che le vietava di indossare il crocifisso e di mangiare il bacon, il giudice ha disposto un'indagine. «Starà con la nonna» …
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Duolingo’s Tinycards comes to Android

The popular language learning service Duolingo today announced that Tinycards, it flashcards app, is now available on Android. Tinycards, which marked Duolingo’s first foray beyond its flagship language learning service, launched as an iOS-only app in 2016 and came to the web in 2017.

Duolingo says that its users have already created more than 200,000 custom flashcard decks that cover anything from world geography to art history, Game of Thrones characters and Pokémons. Like similar apps, Tinycards makes use of the spaced repetition technique to help its users learn, though it also uses some of the same algorithms as Duolingo to adapt to users’ progress.

Given its large international reach, Duolingo’s user base has always leaned toward Android, and it came as a bit of a surprise that the company would launch Tinycards as an iOS-only app. It’s taken the company more than a year to bring the app to Android, but in return, Android users now immediately get access to a far larger read more

iOS 11 release date, news and features

The iOS 11 release date may be less than two weeks away, as Apple is rumored to have its iPhone 8 launch event on Tuesday, September 12. The iOS 11 beta, however, tell us everything about how our iPhone and iPad will change.

What’s it like? Is it worth the hassle of downloading unfinished software? We’ve added our thoughts on every major iOS 11 feature below.

iOS 11 is transforming your iPhone and iPad, and Apple’s update is either out right now or coming next month, depending on who you are. 

It’s an especially big upgrade for the iPad, which can be considered a laptop replacement (for some people) thanks to revamped iOS multitasking. Both the iPad and iPhone get a much-needed Control Center reorganization, too.

There are new camera modes, Siri is smarter, and iOS 11 (finally) thrusts Apple to the forefront of augmented reality innovation with ARKit.

Here the highlights of iOS 11 beta and how it’ll change your iPhone and iPad.

iOS 11 dock makes iPad multitasking easy

The new iPad read more