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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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... >>

YouTube's new live-streaming platform might be like Twitch, all about gaming and esports

YouTube's new live-streaming platform might be like Twitch, all about gaming and esports

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YouTube wants to be more like Twitch.According to The Daily Dot, which cited unnamed sources within the streaming industry, Google-owned YouTube is currently developing and revamping its live-streaming platform to have a focus on gaming and esports. After... >>

Amazon deliveries will get ridiculously fast with 3D printing in vans

Amazon deliveries will get ridiculously fast with 3D printing in vans

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Amazon is apparently trying all sorts of new delivery options including its Prime Air drone delivery system. Now it's become apparent that the delivery expert is also looking into 3D printing built right into its delivery vans.The idea behind the 3D printing... >>

Amazon now wants some RadioShack stores in latest attempt to go physical

Amazon now wants some RadioShack stores in latest attempt to go physical

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Amazon helped pave the way for online shopping, but now it's considering taking things back to brick and mortar.According to Bloomberg, the online retailer is thinking about tackling old-fashioned retail by acquiring some of RadioShack's locations after... >>

Amazon coming to a high street near you, opens first staffed 'shop'

Amazon coming to a high street near you, opens first staffed 'shop'

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Amazon is moving from online only into the world of physical retail, with 'shops'. It's just opened its first staffed pick-up and drop-off location, that could loosely be called a shop, at Perdue University in the US.Amazon@Perdue, as it's called, will... >>

Amazon Prime subs grew 53 per cent worldwide last year, helping Amazon to turn a profit

Amazon Prime subs grew 53 per cent worldwide last year, helping Amazon to turn a profit

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Amazon has posted its fourth quarter results, and the standout news is that Amazon Prime is going strong, meaning the company will continue to throw money at the service in an effort to make even more money.Starting off on the figures-side of things,... >>

Get an Amazon Fire Phone for just £99

Get an Amazon Fire Phone for just £99

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Amazon has dramatically slashed the price of its first smartphone to just £99 for the 32GB version, £149 for the 64GB model. That's a drop of up to £330 pounds on the original launch prices (for the 64GB phone).There is a catch or two though; the deal... >>

Amazon makes Golden Globe winner Transparent free to all, not just Prime members

Amazon makes Golden Globe winner Transparent free to all, not just Prime members

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To celebrate its two Golden Globe awards, Amazon is making its original series Transparent free to all this Saturday, 24 January. Starting at 12.01am and concluding at 11.59pm all 10 episodes of the comedy series will be free to watch, even if you don't... >>

4 award-winning TV shows you can only stream (plus new original series to be excited about)

4 award-winning TV shows you can only stream (plus new original series to be excited about)

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If you're a cord-cutter, you're probably looking for a new TV show to binge-watch this weekend.You've long-ditched your pricey cable package in favour of a cheap subscription to Netflix or Amazon Instant Video or maybe even both, and now you're caught... >>

9 Windows Phone apps you must download first

9 Windows Phone apps you must download first

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Microsoft Windows Phone has come on leaps and bounds in recent years. As the software has become better so too have the phones and as a result more apps than ever are available on the platform.If you're new to Windows Phone or just aren't sure you've... >>

Amazon's Appstore is offering 40 apps for free during three-day Christmas sale

Amazon's Appstore is offering 40 apps for free during three-day Christmas sale

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Amazon is turning its regular Free App of the Day sale into a three-day event worth up to £150.The online retailer said it will make 40 apps and games available to customers completely free from 24 December to 26 December. A few of the more popular apps... >>

Amazon Prime Instant Video now streaming in 4K Ultra HD in UK too

Amazon Prime Instant Video now streaming in 4K Ultra HD in UK too

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Amazon has followed Netflix in offering some of its streamed video content in 4K to Prime members. And it's now made it to the UK too.As mentioned at the beginning of last month by the company's vice president of Amazon Digital Video, Michael Paull, the... >>

6 ways to get your Christmas shopping even if you're going to be out

6 ways to get your Christmas shopping even if you're going to be out

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Christmas is almost upon us yet if you're like us there are still some presents to be bought and you don't particularly fancy popping along to the heaving shops to get them. Therefore, online shopping is much more attractive, even though it's late in... >>

Can't find the Amazon app in Google Play Store? Here's why...

Can't find the Amazon app in Google Play Store? Here's why...

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It's Christmastime, and that means the Amazon app is probably front and center on your device.If you're not shopping during breaks at work or tracking packages, you're likely redeeming digital Amazon vouchers sent by friends and loved ones as gifts. Either... >>

Where can you watch 4K streams right now? Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and more

Where can you watch 4K streams right now? Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and more

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Is 1080p no longer good enough for you?Well, you're not alone. Consumers are eager to embrace 4K content, but the same can't be said for streaming services. Although the notion of high-definition television has been around for a few years, only a handful... >>

Tesco Hudl 2 vs Amazon Fire HD 7: Which budget tablet to choose?

Tesco Hudl 2 vs Amazon Fire HD 7: Which budget tablet to choose?

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The battle of the budget tablets is fiercer than ever with two genuinely good tablets available at wallet-friendly prices. The Tesco Hudl, at £130, and the Amazon Fire HD 7, from £120, are the two best budget tablets out there.Now that affordable tablets... >>

Amazon Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite (2013): Which is better for me?

Amazon Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite (2013): Which is better for me?

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The top-of-the-line Kindle Voyage has been available for a few weeks now and many will be considering it as either a Christmas present for someone or a treat for themselves. However, it is quite pricey and a few pennies could be saved by opting for the... >>

What is the Google tax and will it affect you?

What is the Google tax and will it affect you?

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UK chancellor George Osborne today announced a revolutionary new measure to ensure multinational corporations that operate in the UK aren't able to avoid tax by shifting their profits abroad.As part of his Autumn Statement 2014, the chancellor said... >>

Amazon's streaming video service might offer free ad-supported option in 2015, separate from Prime

Amazon's streaming video service might offer free ad-supported option in 2015, separate from Prime

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Amazon wants to launch an ad-supported, streaming-video service next year, and it'll be different from the company's $99-a-year Prime membership that includes access to an established streaming-video service.According to The New York Post, which cited... >>

Amazon Kindle Voyage review: A first-class trip
4.5 stars

Amazon Kindle Voyage review: A first-class trip

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With tablet devices available in all shapes and prices these days it's amazing that eBook readers are still holding their own. But not only do Amazon's Kindle devices persistently perform well, the company regularly refreshes its range to keep things... >>

Amazon Kindle owners treated to new features, here's how to update your Voyage, new Kindle or Paperwhite

Amazon Kindle owners treated to new features, here's how to update your Voyage, new Kindle or Paperwhite

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Amazon has updated its most recent Kindle family of eBook readers with a couple of new features and enhancements. The update will be available over-the-air in the next few weeks, but if you can't wait you can download and install it now.The features will... >>

Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers to get free 4K streaming by end of 2014

Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers to get free 4K streaming by end of 2014

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Amazon has confirmed that it is committed to a 4K Ultra HD future by not only shooting its own original TV series in the higher resolution format, but by offering 4K video streaming to customers with compatible televisions before the end of the year.It's... >>