and if you want to keep an I on our 2013 predictions off you go!
Our graphic this week is, a rather historically obtuse, local signature landmark on Durdham Down known as the Seven Sisters! These pines were apparently planted around 1871 but due to natural causes over the years have been reduced to three. Nearby a replanting of another seven has taken place but they will never supplant the originals!
On the music front Amazon announced an interesting offer this week called Amazon AutoRip, which has vehicle connotations as far as we are concerned but never mind.
ONLY FOR THE US AT PRESENT unfortunately. When you buy a CD in future Amazon customers will also get a digital download of the tracks in 256 Kbps MP3 format “ ….. delivered directly to their Cloud Player libraries – automatically, immediately, and at no cost”. BUT now for the interesting bit “For CD purchases dating back to 1998: MP3 versions of AutoRip CDs that customers have purchased since the launch of Amazon’s music store in 1998 will also be delivered to their Cloud Player libraries for free”.
We still haven’t torn ourselves away from iTunes & cannot recall which purchases we made from Amazon going back to 1998 (but we guess they may remind us!) so we’re still vacillating about moving our (small) collection elsewhere. Read all about it and watch a couple of, rather annoyingly fronted (Paul Hoffman) videos with lots of detail. Hope it soon migrates across the Atlantic!
So our Amazon Wish List has now expanded to include, over here as part of Prime membership, free streaming of movies & now AutoRip!
The CES in Las Vegas finished on Friday – we reckon it should have been pretty wild at that location. We note that President Clinton paid them a visit! There were certainly a selection of weird products on show some of which were highlighted by AllThingsD but we thought categorising the Yota phone as such which we mentioned before was a little unkind!
We’ll leave you with some of the gadgets/toys on show!
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