Listen to Hundreds of Free Audiobooks, From Classics to Educational Texts | Smithsonian Magazine


With classrooms closed due to COVID-19, millions of students across the United States are venturing into the realm of distance learning. To support these efforts, Amazon’s audiobook service, Audible, has launched an online collection of hundreds of free audiobooks primed for both education and entertainment.

The website doesn’t require a log-in, sign-up or payment information. To peruse Audible’s selection of novels, poetry and fables—from classics to modern favorites—simply click “Start Listening.”

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Phil Koopman on Autonomy, Life after Nokia, Graphcore CEO | EE Times

Samsung and TSMC are in some ways in a neck-and-neck race. They’re both using the latest extreme ultraviolet lithography tools in production processes that offer something that’s arguably can be called 7or 6 or 5nm process. And clearly, these capabilities are becoming more complex and costly to deliver, and that’s driving a change in how chip and system makers innovate.

So Samsung’s an impressive chip maker and has deep experience making DRAMs and NAND flash and logic. It falls short as a foundry in that it doesn’t have all the kind of IP blocks and partnerships and services that a TSMC can offer, or a size of a TSMC, which is three times as big a foundry compared to Samsung. And it lacks the blue-chip customer list that TSMC commands, given its status as a leading foundry.

Source: Phil Koopman on Autonomy, Life after Nokia, Graphcore CEO | EE Times