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Lying in a hammock. Lazing on dock. Soaking up the rays on a pool deck or the sand. Waiting at the airport. We’ve all got summer on the brain, and the season presents so many opportunities to get lost in a good read. Whether you like to curl up with the good old fashioned paper variety or prefer downloading the latest titles to your ereader, the RogersBuzz team is sharing their favourite beach reads to help inspire your vacation book picks.
@RogersKeith: The TV series Game of Thrones drew me in to George R. R. Martin’s immersive world and the books didn’t disappoint. They’re big fat summer novels with maps and character charts. Start with A Game of Thrones and work your way through the series. By the end of the summer, you’ll be 5,000 pages in and desperately longing for Martin to finish book number six.
@RogersJenW Every summer I get inspired to revisit the classics, and Pride and Prejudice remains one of my all-time favourites. I love getting lost in the familiar love story of stubborn Lizzie and too-proud Mr. Darcy, who in my mind always looks like Colin Firth … And as for a new read, I can’t wait to pick up the Gillian Flynn thriller Gone Girl – I’ve heard it’s enthralling enough to make waiting at the airport just fly by.
@RogersMary: I like to lighten-up in the summer and read books that are fun and maybe just a bit romantic. My favourite author right now is @TinaReber who wrote Love Unscripted and the follow-up Love Unrehearsed. Definitely swoon-worthy and perfect for the beach or lazy summer nights. This summer, I’m looking forward to adding some suspense and have heard that Three Graves Full is a must-read.
@RogersSarahM: Classic summer read: Anything from the Shopaholic series, but especially the first three books: Adventures of a Shopaholic, Shopaholic takes Manhattan and Shopaholic Ties the Knot. This summer, I’m looking forward to Sophie Kinsella’s new book, Wedding Night, and Lauren Weisberger’s Revenge Wears Prada, the sequel to The Devil Wears Prada.
And you can pack all these titles away for your cottage weekend with an ereader. For a limited time, activate a new smartphone on a new line with a three-year term and you could be eligible to get a free Kindle Paperwhite 3G. For full details, see www.rogers.com/kindleoffer.
To reward our loyal RedBoard and FilRouge fans, we’re giving one lucky reader a Kindle Paperwhite 3G and a brand new Sony Xperia ZL smartphone – with a five-inch HD display and a 13 MP camera – which is launching on rogers.com and at Rogers retail locations today. The Kindle Paperwhite 3G features a built in light, eight-week battery life and storage for up to 1,100 books.
Just leave a comment below sharing your favourite summer read before noon on April 15, 2013 for a chance to win. We’ll randomly select one winner after the contest closes. For full contest details and rules, click here.
Update, April 16, 12 p.m.: Thanks to everyone who participated in our Summer Reading Contest! The prize has been drawn and we’ll be contacting the winner by email soon. Keep an eye on your inbox!
It may have been a short week in some areas thanks to the Civic holiday on Monday, but there was certainly no shortage of interesting reading as a result! This week’s stories that kept us talking surrounded picking the right tablet, NFC contactless tech, plus vintage and timeless tech.
TECH VIBES: HOW DOES A CONSUMER DECIDE WHICH TABLET TO BUY
Tablets have been on the market for less than 5 years, yet due to their soaring popularity, there are now dozens of tablets on the market to choose from – iPads, Androids, Kindle Fires and the newly released second edition Playbook. How does one new to the tablet game decipher which one is right for them? Tech Vibes took a closer look at ownership and usage with the help of TabLens. See what matters most to consumers and determine where you fit in.
NFC FOCUS: THE FUTURE OF CONTACTLESS TECHNOLOGY
Near field communications (NFC) technology has already enabled us to make purchases with the tap of a credit card or scan of a mobile app – what could they come up with next? International Business Times has a few ideas like the personalized store, and the NFC vending machine. Read the full article here for more details.
And, if you want more information on the basics of contactless payment, you can check out this post on RedBoard Biz for a mobile wallet 101.
VINTAGE TECH ON EBAY: WHAT’S YOUR PRICE LIMIT?
Would you pay $10,000 for a first edition iPhone? Maybe you’re looking for the original Pong video arcade cabinet – hope you have $15,000 on hand! For a light read, check out Wired’s article called “The Ridiculously Overpriced ‘Vintage’ Tech of eBay.” It’s a fun walk down memory lane to see how far we’ve come with technology to say the least. You’ll be amazed what you can still find out there – for a price!
15 CURRENT TECHNOLOGIES WE’LL STILL BE USING IN 2030
On the other end of the spectrum, we have predicting what tech will still be of value to us 18 years from now. No need to hunt for these items on eBay! What made the list? Local storage, USB ports, and laser printers for starters. Read the full article for the remaining 12 here and let us know which ones you agree/disagree with!
Kelly is a regular contributor for Redboard.
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