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Amazon lifts the curtain on Amazon Web Services, says it's a $5B biz now

Amazon lifts the curtain on Amazon Web Services, says it's a $5B biz now

By 23 April 2015

Amazon has finally revealed the size and growth of its cloud-computing division, called Amazon Web Services. While posting its first-quarter earnings, the Jeff Bezos-led company for the first time detailed AWS financials. It had revenue of $1.57 billion... >>

High dynamic range coming to Amazon Prime Instant Video on the TV you don't yet have

High dynamic range coming to Amazon Prime Instant Video on the TV you don't yet have

By 10 April 2015

Amazon has confirmed that it will be offering support for high dynamic range (HDR) video on its Prime Instant Video service.  Furthermore, Amazon has said that it will be first to offer this next step in enhanced quality TV entertainment, although the... >>

Amazon's Echo speaker is now a voice-controlled smart hub for your home

Amazon's Echo speaker is now a voice-controlled smart hub for your home

By 10 April 2015

Amazon is turning its voice-controlled Echo speaker into a smart hub of sorts. Echo will get an update this week that allows it to wirelessly control smart accessories within Belkin's WeMo and Philips' Hue connected systems, according to Engadget. The... >>

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: Stick it to 'em
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Amazon Fire TV Stick review: Stick it to 'em

By 9 April 2015

While it has been available in the US since the end of last year, the Amazon Fire TV Stick finally makes its way across the pond for release in the UK and, thanks to a combination of attractive price point and rich feature set, could end up being a more... >>

How to get Amazon Prime Instant Video working on an Android tablet

How to get Amazon Prime Instant Video working on an Android tablet

By 7 April 2015

Amazon has finally made an app that enables Android tablet owners to stream video through Amazon Prime Instant Video. While it has been possible to play TV shows and movies from Amazon's Netflix rivalling service on a smartphone (or any Apple device)... >>

Press to buy: Amazon Dash Buttons can fit anywhere and order specific products

Press to buy: Amazon Dash Buttons can fit anywhere and order specific products

By 31 March 2015

Amazon just made a button that you can attach anywhere and press just once to order something specific. It's called Dash Button, and it features a reusable adhesive as well as a hook, so you can place it on a wall, table, appliance, or wherever you prefer.... >>

Amazon Home Services officially launches in US for jobs around the home

Amazon Home Services officially launches in US for jobs around the home

By 30 March 2015

Amazon has launched a service marketplace that's a lot like TaskRabbit. Called Amazon Home Services, the marketplace is officially described as a place to go for on-demand professional services: "In less than 60 seconds, customers can now browse, purchase... >>

Amazon Prime Air drones tested in Canada: Deliveries within 30-minutes of orders

Amazon Prime Air drones tested in Canada: Deliveries within 30-minutes of orders

By 30 March 2015

Amazon is testing its drone delivery service, Prime Air, in Canada. This brings it closer to real world use in the US and Europe. Amazon Prime Air wants to have packages dropped at people's door steps within 30-minutes of ordering. According to The Guardian,... >>

Amazon Cloud Drive has new paid tiers: You can now store unlimited files for £40 a year

Amazon Cloud Drive has new paid tiers: You can now store unlimited files for £40 a year

By 26 March 2015

Amazon Cloud Drive just got a lot more enticing. Amazon wants to remind consumers that there are many other cloud storage options available in the world beyond Dropbox and Google Drive, such as its four-year-old Amazon Cloud Drive, of course, and it going... >>

Amazon setting robots against each other in $25,000 competition, potentially for human jobs

Amazon setting robots against each other in $25,000 competition, potentially for human jobs

By 26 March 2015

Amazon is calling out robots to fight for a $25,000 prize and, potentially, the jobs of its human warehouse staff. The retail giant already uses robots in its warehouses but when it comes to packing and unpacking items it still relies on the fleshy mitts... >>