The Morning After: Winamp, your old MP3 software of choice, is back

Winamp is the music software that just won't die. In the first update in four years, the producers described it as the "culmination" of years of hard work, including two teams and a pandemic-dictated hiatus. The result is a lot of under-the-hood upgrades and improvements, but it’s still the music player a lot of us remember.Once upon a time, Winamp was the MP3 software of choice, where many of us kept our music files from fledgling digital stores and peer-to-peer apps. Parent company AOL (which was also once Engadget's owner) shut down work in 2013, years after the likes of Spotify took hold. But, following an acquisition by Radionomy, Winamp lives on. Still.— Mat SmithThe biggest stories you might have missedScientists revived organ cells in dead pigsDead by Daylight's 'Hooked on You' dating sim spin-off is out nowTinder scales back its plans for dating in the metaverseAmazon knocks $100 off Samsung's Freestyle smart projector Lucid Motors has drastically reduced its production target, again Google decided having two apps called Meet was a good ideaOnePlus 10T reviewSpeed above all.EngadgetOnePlus’ mid-year phone refresh is unusual. The 10T has the fastest Snapdragon chip, but a lot of compromises. According to Engadget’s Sam Rutherford, it’s a solid device at an affordable $649, but say farewell to the Alert Slider, wireless charging and a dedicated US carrier launch partner — for now.Continue reading.Apple might delay iPadOS 16 release until OctoberThe company is... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

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Talking to the Editor Behind Back-to-Back Booker Prizes

Last week, Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain was announced this year’s Booker Prize winner. It’s no small feat for any writer, but what makes this win so spectacular is the fact that Shuggie Bain is a debut novel. (It’s only the fifth debut novel to win in the Booker’s 51-year-old history.) During... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Government backs Hargreaves, rows back on blocking filesharing websites

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 03/08/2011 - 09:35 The Government has largely endorsed the recommendations of the Hargreaves Review, though, according to reports, business secretary Vince Cable has admitted that the website blocking clauses of the Digital Economy Act are... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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News Corp almost doubles its profits on back of digital advertising and subscribers

Rupert Murdoch’s publishing and media giant attributes record profits and revenue to acquisitions and digital transformationRupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has almost doubled its profits in 2021/22 to a record $US760m ($A1.1bn).The US-listed company owns News Corp Australia, as well as... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Print Sales Fell Back Last Week

After a rare week in which sales rose over 2021, unit sales of print books fell 5.9% last week compared to the week ended July 31, 2021. Every segment but adult fiction had a decline. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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How decades of greed and bad choices left us vulnerable to a pandemic

Covid-19 deaths are a symptom of many other social ills, including inequality, federalism and factory farms, John Ehrenreich argues. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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A joyful tour of French history, from main avenues to back roads

Graham Robb brings 2,000 years of history to life, weaving in rich details and forgotten characters. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Kids’ Comics Come Roaring Back at Comic-Con

While there were no big announcements, creators and publishers of middle-grade and YA graphic novels had a strong presence at the show and the recent surge in organized efforts at censorship was a major topic of panels and discussions. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Looking Back, Was I The Idiot?

Before we begin, I must confess to my bias. I am not an objective reader, so in some ways I have already failed. A few months before I read Elif Batuman’s debut novel The Idiot, I had a conversation with a friend that unlocked a safe in my brain. After, there was nowhere I could […] The post... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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Surrounded by Choice: The Millions Interviews Sopan Deb

"Writing my memoir essentially gave me the confidence that I could write fiction." The post Surrounded by Choice: The Millions Interviews Sopan Deb appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

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Morning Brew Tops $36 Million First-Half Revenue and Launches Its 10th Newsletter

The business news publisher Morning Brew, an Axel Springer property, launched its 10th newsletter Monday morning, a product called CFO Brew that aims to reach readers in strategic and corporate finance. The publisher has grown rapidly since selling a majority stake to Insider in October 2020... Continue reading at AdWeek

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San Diego Comic-Con Is Back

The massive show returns in-person to San Diego this summer after a three-year hiatus. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Macmillan Slowly Bringing Systems Back

In an update on the status of a "security incident" that forced Macmillan to take many of its computer systems offline, the company said it has made progress in restoring access, but said that while it is accepting orders electronically, it is “unable to process them at the time.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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I wrote a memoir about my family's secrets. Then I had to move back in with them

After publishing a tell-all memoir about her family’s struggles with undiagnosed mental illness, Lindsay Wong was surprised by their reaction when she moved back in with her parents during the pandemic. Continue reading at CBC

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Once More for Those in the Back: Libraries Are Not Neutral

Five prominent library educators defend the profession’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Survey: Australian Researchers Back Mandatory Integrity Training

The Australian Academy of Science and Springer Nature team up on a first survey, one that may go to markets beyond Australia. The post Survey: Australian Researchers Back Mandatory Integrity Training appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Book to Film and Back: 'Star Child' Returns to Print with A24

Indie entertainment company A24's publishing division is bringing Claire A. Nivola's 2014 picture book 'Star Child' back into print in a redesigned and expanded edition; the book was prominently featured in the 2021 film 'C’mon C’mon,' written and directed by Mike Mills. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Tracy Flick is back — and she’s tired of losing

Tracy Flick, the ambitious high school student from Tom Perrotta's "Election," is now an assistant principal in the sequel, "Tracy Flick Can't Win" Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The Morning After: The French government bans English gaming terms, including ‘eSports’

Not satisfied with trying to replace “WiFi” with “l’access sans fil à internet” (which didn’t work), l'Académie française set its sights on gaming terms in 2017. It’s now gained traction with the government, and France’s Ministry of Culture has announced it’ll ban terms including "streamer" and... Continue reading at Engadget

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The Morning After: Dyson’s secret robot projects

The NFL's rumored streaming service could debut in JulyDyson, the company that’s recently branched out into hair curlers, air-purifying headphones and not cars, has revealed it has an entire division secretly developing robot prototypes for household chores.The company didn't detail any of the... Continue reading at Engadget

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