Make Tech Easier: 10 of the Best Free Ebook Download Libraries

Make Tech Easier: 10 of the Best Free Ebook Download Libraries. “You may be surprised to find out there are thousands of free ebooks available to download from digital libraries. Whether you like to read on a Kindle, iPad or smartphone, we’ve searched the web to discover the best places to download short stories, novels, and even kids books – all without spending a dime. Let’s take a look at the best ebook libraries you can visit today to download free ebooks.”

The Register: Free machine-learning lessons from The Register – starting with Benford’s distribution

The Register: Free machine-learning lessons from The Register – starting with Benford’s distribution . “In our new, free MCubed webcast series, we’ll bring you up to speed with the latest ML development-related tools, libraries, and cloud service news, before jumping into hand-selected expert talks. Through those, practitioners will help you freshen up on the basics, share serviceable advice from their day to day work, and provide insight into the issues they’re trying to solve.”

Smashing Magazine: Free Open-Source Icons

Smashing Magazine: Free Open-Source Icons. “In this post, we’ll celebrate some of these wonderful freebies that we came across recently. All of these free icons, illustrations, avatars, and animations have slightly different licenses (so please check them), but they are free to use in private and commercial work. But of course, the credit is always much appreciated.” Extensive!

The Verge: Roku now streams over 200 free live TV channels, and here are the newest 17

The Verge: Roku now streams over 200 free live TV channels, and here are the newest 17. “Roku is adding more than a dozen new channels to the Live TV Channel Guide on the Roku Channel, its free streaming service. Roku’s live and linear live TV hub includes more than 200 free channels to surf. The newest slate of channels arriving on its live guide includes CBC, AccuWeather Now, FilmRise True Crime, Haunt TV, and IGN.”

Mashable: 10 free audiobook sites for discovering your next literary obsession

Mashable: 10 free audiobook sites for discovering your next literary obsession. “Great literature is closer than you think, and you don’t even need to visit a bookstore or pick up your e-reader to find it. If you haven’t got time to sit down with a book — or if you just like being read to — check out one of these sites, which allow access to thousands of free audiobooks. There’s the perfect one for you in the mix!”

Engadget: IMDb TV now has standalone apps for Android and iOS in the US

Engadget: IMDb TV now has standalone apps for Android and iOS in the US. “IMDb’s free, ad-supported streaming service finally standalone mobile apps for iPhones, iPads and Android in the US. The Amazon-owned subsidiary released IMDb TV apps for LG Smart TVs, PlayStation 4, NVIDIA Shield and TiVo Stream 4K in March, following its recent expansion to Roku. Up until now, though, you’d have to fire up the IMDb app to access the service’s offerings on mobile.”

Gramophone: The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra offers its entire lockdown video archive for free streaming

Gramophone: The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra offers its entire lockdown video archive for free streaming. “Amsterdam’s Concertgebouworkest (the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) has announced that for the month of July it be making available for free streaming its entire video catalogue filmed between June 2020 and June 2021. The works can all be accessed individually on the orchestra’s website (registration required).”

MakeUseOf: 6 Ways You Can Use Microsoft Office for Free

MakeUseOf: 6 Ways You Can Use Microsoft Office for Free. “Numbers don’t lie. Microsoft Office has a 47.5 percent market share for productivity software. There’s also 1.3 billion Windows 10 devices in use. It stands to reason that a sizeable percentage of these people would rather use Microsoft Office for free – if you’re one, don’t feel alone. Even Microsoft has created many loopholes to help you achieve this goal. Let’s examine all six ways you can use Microsoft Office for free.”

Mashable: All the best free online coding courses available on Udemy

Mashable: All the best free online coding courses available on Udemy. “Roll up, roll up, because we’ve got another batch of free online courses available on Udemy, and all you need to access these courses is a set of handy codes. Udemy offers a wide range of online coding courses covering Python, Javascript, and HTML5. As of April 7, you can take some of these courses for free. There’s no catch. There’s no hidden agenda. There’s just an opportunity to learn something new for free.”

The Electrochemical Society: Free the Science Week Takes Down ECS Research Paywall

The Electrochemical Society: Free the Science Week Takes Down ECS Research Paywall. “The Electrochemical Society (ECS) celebrates its fifth annual Free the Science Week from April 5-11, 2021, by taking down the paywall to the ECS Digital Library. Throughout the week, the Society’s online collection of published research is freely accessible to everyone. The ECS Digital Library is hosted on IOPscience and includes over 160,000 scientific journal and magazine articles and meeting abstracts, and the Journal of The Electrochemical Society, the oldest peer-reviewed journal in its field.”