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Fire, Fury, and Big Book Sales! Sad!

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If you’re looking for a copy of Michael Wolff’s new book about the early days of the Trump administration, you won’t have to wait until next Tuesday after all.

“Due to unprecedented demand, we are moving the on-sale date for all formats of ‘Fire and Fury,’ by Michael Wolff, to Friday, January 5, at 9 a.m. ET, from the current on-sale date of Tuesday, January 9,” a Henry Holt spokeswoman told CNN Thursday afternoon.
– via CNNMoney

The CNN report goes on to explain that “the book is already #1 on Amazon, which means that there have been thousands of pre-orders.”

I ordered my copy for the Kindle, easy peasy.

Now back to tech.

Another China story appeared as we enter the final weeks of the year of the Rooster.

Google has invested an undisclosed sum in the Chinese game streaming service, Chushou, which has raised some $120M+, writes Reuters.

Some background:

Founded in 2015, Chushou is an online e-sports platform where users can live stream their mobile phone games. The service has roughly 8 million streamers and 250,000 live streams a day, said the companies in a statement on Friday. Google will help the Chinese firm expand its services to target more overseas viewers, it said.
– via U.S.

Once again, for the 25th year in a row, I won’t be attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. I have enough gadgets in my life to last a very long time, but that doesn’t prevent me, as always, from being curious as to what will be the next big thing this year.

So I turned to Engadget for a not-so-quick overview: Personal computing, mobile, wearables, TV and home entertainment, cars, gaming, smart home, and everything else constituted the major headers of their story. After a quick skim, I can confirm that there was nothing on the tech horizon that I absolutely couldn’t live without.

Instead, I’m going to see if I can better whip my Amazon Tap and Siri into better shape so they can do more of my work in 2018.

Written by turbotodd

January 5, 2018 at 11:07 am

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