I’m a little pressed for time this morning/afternoon so here’s an abbreviated WTNR:
Reports of paper’s death were greatly exaggerated
New research this week from the Publisher’s Association shows people still love paper books. Ebook sales have dropped 17% in the U.K. in 2016 and 18.7% in the first nine months of 2016 in the U.S. In contrast, physical books have gone up 7% in the U.K. and 7.5% in the U.S. (more if you include hardbacks). We’re clearly not ready to go all-digital with our reading yet!
Forget the hyperloop—check THIS out
Elon Musk is at it at it again with his innovative transportation ideas. This week in a TED talk he showed of his ideas in this video:
Apple’s watches are popping!
Literally, apparently. In some cases the battery on Gen 1 devices are swelling which makes the whole top pop off. In response, Apple is extending the warranty repair period on these watches.
— Stephanie Linker (@steph_linker) April 16, 2017
Canada wins May the 4th
Yesterday was Star Wars Day (may the fourth be with you!) and I declare Canada the winner. Yesterday Transport Canada posted a recall on its website for AT-AT walkers (which could fail in extreme cold like that on planet Hoth or in northern Canada).
Space X does good
The private company completed their first successful contract launch with the U.S. military. They can’t say what they launched into orbit (it’s classified), but they did it. #winning
In nerd news:
- The Defenders gets a trailer!
- The Dark Tower gets a trailer! Matthew Maconahey as a big bad? Innnterresssting.
And, just because it made me LOL today: