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Alexa, the brains behind Amazon Echo, wants to take over all your connected devices

Alexa, the brains behind Amazon Echo, wants to take over all your connected devices

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It's no coincidence that Amazon has made its Echo smart device available to all recently: today Amazon has made another significant announcement in the future of device voice control. Amazon is offering Alexa for integration into third-party devices. ... >>

You can now watch Amazon Instant Video content in HDR - if you own the right TV

You can now watch Amazon Instant Video content in HDR - if you own the right TV

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Amazon has announced that HDR content is finally available through its Instant Video streaming service. But it is exclusive to Prime subscribers and specific TV sets. The online retailer first confirmed in April that it planned to support high dynamic... >>

Amazon Echo voice control speaker goes on general sale in the US

Amazon Echo voice control speaker goes on general sale in the US

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The Amazon Echo, an internet connected speaker that has voice control that will respond to questions, is about to go on general sale in the US. The device has only previously been available as a private invite product since its launch in October, but... >>

Amazon paying authors based on page reads: Is it a good or bad thing?

Amazon paying authors based on page reads: Is it a good or bad thing?

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Amazon has announced that it will begin paying its authors based on the number of pages read, rather than books sold. From 1 July Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners' Lending Library authors will no longer be paid for each title downloaded, but rather... >>

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) vs Amazon Kindle Voyage: What's the difference?

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) vs Amazon Kindle Voyage: What's the difference?

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Amazon has announced an updated version of its Kindle Paperwhite ereader for 2015. The last Paperwhite released by the company was back in 2013 so improvements have been made, while keeping the price down. Since the Paperwhite of 2013 we've seen the release... >>

New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2015 revealed with double resolution display

New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2015 revealed with double resolution display

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Amazon has just announced a new Kindle Paperwhite. The successor to the previous Paperwhite has been upgraded while keeping a low price. The new Kindle Paperwhite has double the resolution that the last offered. That's an impressive 300ppi, putting it... >>

You could make money from Amazon deliveries soon

You could make money from Amazon deliveries soon

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Amazon is reportedly preparing an app that will allow anyone to deliver its packages, for money. According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon is planning to make package delivery more efficient by using the general public. The idea is that you'll be able... >>

GameFly comes to Amazon Fire TV: Here's how to start streaming games

GameFly comes to Amazon Fire TV: Here's how to start streaming games

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Amazon wants to remind you that the Fire TV can be used for gaming. In fact, to get your attention, the company has recently announced it added over 600 apps and games to the Fire TV platform, including the GameFly Streaming service. GameFly Streaming... >>

Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition tablet available for pre-order: We check out its child-friendly frills

Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition tablet available for pre-order: We check out its child-friendly frills

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Amazon has made its Kids Edition Fire HD tablet device available for pre-order in the UK, with shipping due to start on 18 June. It's been available in the US for a while, but finally comes to these shores to offer a robust, safe slate that children can... >>

Amazon agrees to pay UK taxes, but will shoppers be getting the bill?

Amazon agrees to pay UK taxes, but will shoppers be getting the bill?

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Amazon has announced that it will begin paying European taxes at last. But will that mean the company simply hikes its prices to cover the cost, leaving us out of pocket anyway? Until now Amazon has been paying its European tax in one country, Luxembourg,... >>