Amazon

Show all Amazon: Reviews News

Latest

First Amazon Fire Phone update adds multitasking, app folders, and more

First Amazon Fire Phone update adds multitasking, app folders, and more

By

Amazon announced the Fire Phone exactly two months ago today, and to celebrate, the retail giant has awarded the device with its first update. The new update includes a small selecton of enhancements, such as improved battery life and a Lenticular photos... >>

Amazon launches Square-like Local Register card reader for all platforms

Amazon launches Square-like Local Register card reader for all platforms

By

Online retailer Amazon has introduced a mobile card reader called Local Register, essentially pitting itself against the likes of Square. Local Register enables you to swipe credit and debit cards using your mobile device equipped with Amazon's physical... >>

Sony is quitting the eReader biz worldwide, after losing out to Amazon Kindle

Sony is quitting the eReader biz worldwide, after losing out to Amazon Kindle

By

Months after shutting down the Sony Reader Store for eBooks as well as closing down eBook outlets worldwide and transferring customers to Kobo for all new eBook purchases, Sony has announced it will stop manufacturing eReader hardware. According to The... >>

Amazon Fire Phone review
3.0 stars

Amazon Fire Phone review

By

Amazon is trying to prove once again that it is more than just an online retail giant. Sort of. The company has come up with a new phone called the Fire Phone, complete with Dynamic Perspective screen for a viewing experience unlike any other. Although... >>

Amazon will 3D print files for you and deliver them to your door

Amazon will 3D print files for you and deliver them to your door

By

Amazon.com has launched a new store that will 3D print goods for delivery. The Printed Products store allows users to change size, colour, material and even aspect of the design. The store itself has products already present including jewellery, electronics,... >>

Amazon Q2 2014 earnings: Wide $126M net loss despite sales being up 23 per cent yoy

Amazon Q2 2014 earnings: Wide $126M net loss despite sales being up 23 per cent yoy

By

Amazon has posted financial results for the second quarter of 2014, and like usual, it didn't provide specific numbers for product sales or usage. The Fire TV, which launched earlier this year, has "significantly exceeded" sales forecasts, according to... >>

Amazon Prime Music expands by hundreds of thousands of new songs, still no hint at UK release though

Amazon Prime Music expands by hundreds of thousands of new songs, still no hint at UK release though

By

Amazon Prime Music launched a little over a month ago in the States and has now had its first major update since. Amazon has announced the addition of "hundreds of thousands" of songs to the music streaming service and hundreds of new curated playlists.... >>

Amazon Wallet app launches in beta, ahead of Fire Phone release in US

Amazon Wallet app launches in beta, ahead of Fire Phone release in US

By

The Amazon Fire Phone is mere days away from launching in the US, and that means Amazon is likely readying complementary services, such as a new wallet app that just released. Called Amazon Wallet, Amazon's new app is available on both the Amazon App... >>

Amazon Kindle Unlimited book subscription service launches, US only for now

Amazon Kindle Unlimited book subscription service launches, US only for now

By

Amazon has announced that its first subscription book service, like Spotify for books, has launched in the US. The Kindle Unlimited service costs $10 per month and delivers ebooks and audiobooks to subscribers. In total there are over 600,000 titles to... >>

Apple is building another solar farm to leave Amazon trailing

Apple is building another solar farm to leave Amazon trailing

By

Apple has begun development of another solar farm located in North Carolina, maintaining a large promise to power data centers with 100 per cent renewable energy. Greenpeace, an independent global campaign and organisation that acts aims to protect the... >>

Amazon is going 4K and bringing Prime Instant Video to Android

Amazon is going 4K and bringing Prime Instant Video to Android

By

Amazon is going to bring its video streaming service, Prime Instant Video, to Android devices at last. It's also announced it will begin streaming in 4K UHD. In an interview with Amazon Instant Video marketing director Russell Morris, PC Advisor was told... >>

Amazon ‘Kindle Unlimited’ will be the Spotify subscription service for books

Amazon ‘Kindle Unlimited’ will be the Spotify subscription service for books

By

Amazon is currently testing a subscription service for books that it calls "Kindle Unlimited". The Kindle Unlimited service will cost $10 per month and deliver ebooks and audiobooks to subscribers, much like Spotify does with music. In total there will... >>

Amazon working on contact lens displays? Hires Google Glass founder Babak Parvis

Amazon working on contact lens displays? Hires Google Glass founder Babak Parvis

By

Just this week scientists announced the discovery of nano pixels which could mean displays built into contact lenses. And now Amazon has hired Babak Parvis who founded Google Glass. Parvis was involved in the early research stages of Google Glass back... >>

Amazon installs lockers in London Tube stations, but not where you’d expect

Amazon installs lockers in London Tube stations, but not where you’d expect

By

The Transport for London has announced that Tube passengers can soon pick up their Amazon packages at new Amazon lockers located at two London Underground stations. However, although it was previously widely reported that Amazon was in talks with TFL... >>

Game of Thrones season 4 piracy records prompt quick digital release? Now on Google Play, Amazon, etc

Game of Thrones season 4 piracy records prompt quick digital release? Now on Google Play, Amazon, etc

By

Not only was the first episode of Game of Thrones season four revealed to be the most pirated series of a TV show ever, but it is surely the fastest to hit the streets after its broadcast run. The last episode of the season, The Children, screened in... >>

What is Amazon Fire Phone's Dynamic Perspective display and how does it work?

What is Amazon Fire Phone's Dynamic Perspective display and how does it work?

By

The Amazon Fire Phone, after much rumour, is finally out in the world. As a mobile handset the spec sheet confirms it's pretty good, but nothing special, until the Dynamic Perspective is mentioned. This is a world first. Amazon's Dynamic Perspective creates... >>

Watch Amazon's Jeff Bezos show off new Fire Phone in event video

Watch Amazon's Jeff Bezos show off new Fire Phone in event video

By

Amazon introduced the Amazon Fire Phone earlier today at a press conference in Seattle, and now video of that event is live on Amazon's YouTube channel. Watch the video below to see Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder and chief executive offer, show off his... >>

Amazon Fire Phone vs Google Nexus 5: What's the difference?

Amazon Fire Phone vs Google Nexus 5: What's the difference?

By

Amazon has announced in the US its first smartphone, called the Amazon Fire Phone. It is initially exclusive to AT&T. The new device brings with it some exciting specifications and features but has stuck to a very familiar design. Still, you're likely... >>

Amazon Fire Phone vs iPhone 5S: What's the difference?

Amazon Fire Phone vs iPhone 5S: What's the difference?

By

Amazon has finally debuted its much-anticipated (and rumoured) smartphone. It is called Fire Phone. So now it's time to break out the old comparison chart and start picking out the difference between Amazon's first smartphone and other high-end devices... >>

Amazon smartphone finally debuts: Fire Phone with 4.7-inch HD display and dynamic 3D perspective

Amazon smartphone finally debuts: Fire Phone with 4.7-inch HD display and dynamic 3D perspective

By

Amazon has just announced the Fire Phone at a press event in Seattle. The new smartphone features a 4.7-inch IPS LCD HD display (with 1280 x 720 resolution at 315 ppi), Gorilla Glass screen, 590 nits brightness for outdoor use, quad-core 2.2GHz processor,... >>

Amazon Phone with 3D holographic display: Release date and everything you need to know

Amazon Phone with 3D holographic display: Release date and everything you need to know

By

UPDATE: The Amazon Fire Phone has been announced during a press event in Seattle and missing from its specifications is any kind of 3D support. Speculation in this case, it seems, was wide of the mark. Instead, it utilises a new Dynamic Perspective feature.... >>

Hands-on: Amazon Prime Music streaming service (web, desktop, and mobile) review

Hands-on: Amazon Prime Music streaming service (web, desktop, and mobile) review

By

Amazon has introduced a new streaming service in the US called Amazon Prime Music. The company said it provides unlimited, ad-free access to "over a million songs and hunderds of custom-built playlists". And there's no subscription fee. You just have... >>

Amazon Prime Music streaming service is here

Amazon Prime Music streaming service is here

By

Amazon Prime Music service has gone live with over a million songs and accompanying iOS and Android apps. The much rumoured service from Amazon will be available to members of its Prime service which also includes faster deliveries and streaming videos.... >>

Sky customers turning to on-demand in droves

Sky customers turning to on-demand in droves

By

Sky has confirmed that more than half of all its TV customers now have a Sky+HD box connected to a broadband service and that on-demand viewing when in a connected home accounts for 5 per cent of all programmes watched. In a huge shift from its first... >>