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Good news for magic-loving Muggles. J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series -- all seven books -- are coming to Amazon's Kindle Owners' Lending Library (KOLL) on June 19. If you own a Kindle, you'll be able to pick up your device and read through the more than half a dozen Harry Potter books at your leisure in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. This is a pretty remarkable offer when you consider that the the Harry Potter series is the all-time best-selling book series in history, and it's exclusive to Amazon. "We’re absolutely delighted to have reached this agreement with Pottermore.... Read more...
Man, we knew Windows 7 would be a hit, but we definitely didn't see this coming. The proverbial giant has been toppled, as Microsoft's newest OS--which launched today, by the way--has beaten the mighty Harry on Amazon UK's pre-order charts. What Harry, you ask? Harry Potter, of course! As of yesterday, Windows 7 was the outfit's best-selling pre-ordered item of all time, though specific numbers weren't disclosed. Those pre-orders began on July 15th, and they even sold out (albeit for only a short period of time) that very same day. What's wild is that Win7's pre-order rate beat out Vista in a bad,... Read more...
The Harry Potter series of novels is popular, to say the least. It's popular enough to spawn a malware e-mail scheme. An e-mail promising an attachment that contains a copy of the latest wildly anticipated novel "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" contains a virus instead. But at least it's an amusing virus.  It attacks USB memory drives to help it spread, and pranks the hell out of the user. A file called 'HarryPotter-TheDeathlyHallows.doc' can be found on infected PCs and once opened the only words inside are: Harry Potter is dead. But it doesn't end there. The... Read more...