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Are physical books the new vinyl?

New data suggest that the reading public is ditching e-books and returning to the old fashioned printed word. Sales of consumer e-books plunged 17% in the U.K. in 2016, according to the Publishers Association.

Sales of physical books and journals went up by 7% over the same period, while children's books surged 16%. The same trend is on display in the U.S where e-book sales declined 18.7% over the first nine months of 2016, according to the Association of American Publishers.

Paperback sales were up 7.5% over the same period, and hardback sales increased 4.1%. Experts say that many people are also trying to limit their screen time.

money.cnn.com

This week I have been playing with LG’s flagship phone the G6. What I loved most about this phone is how comfortable it feels in my hands despite its size and the fact that it is a phablet.

Don’t let that be misleading though. The G6 is a phone with the latest tech packed into the hood. The camera is impressive. It has 13MP camera that also has a 125-degree wide angle feature that lets you capture more in a picture or a selfie.

This phone is solidly built and will be a competitor in the high end market against devices like the Samsung S8. It is a beautiful phone that is also well prices. Don’t overlook the LG G6 in your next upgrade choices.

www.lg.com

Twitter will partner with Bloomberg as part of its plans to stream live video 24 hours a day, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The deal will see Bloomberg producing news programming specifically for Twitter, mixing live news reported from Bloomberg’s global bureaus with videos posted by verified Twitter users, and streaming around the clock. www.theverge.com


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