Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.
The (James) Bond Index
With the latest installment in the Bond collection debuting this weekend, Bloomberg Business offers a guide to the drinks, gadgets, clothes and one-liners of the secret agent. The interactive piece is not only a handy reference tool, but it's rather fun to scroll through, too. It's certainly a must-read for the Bond trivia nerds.
Inside BlackBerry's Last-Ditch Plan to Win You Back With Android
Reviews of the BlackBerry Priv, the handset maker's first Android device, are a mixed bag. Here's a look at how the company looks to survive with a different OS.
What the New Star Trek TV Series Can Learn From Fargo and True Detective
The announcement of a new Star Trek series was met with more than a few groans here at Engadget. Vox offers some advice on how the show's crew can avoid a flop.
Twitter Unfaves Itself
Twitter replaced Favorites with Likes, and stars with hearts, but will the move bring new users?
Sonos' New Products Are a Win Against Forced Obsolescence
Sonos wants to design products that last 10 years, devices that actually get better with age. And that's a crazy strategy in an industry of annual refreshes.
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