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Amazon Fire OS update stops tablet display light from keeping you up at night

Amazon Fire OS update stops tablet display light from keeping you up at night

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Amazon is delivering a major software update to its Fire tablets.The update is considered the first major update to Fire OS 5, a forked version of Android powering Amazon's tablets. It brings all-new features, including something called Blue Shade. It... >>

Amazon Prime Air drone delivery is ready to go, shown off by Jeremy Clarkson

Amazon Prime Air drone delivery is ready to go, shown off by Jeremy Clarkson

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Amazon Prime Air, the drone delivery service, has finally become a reality. The finished drone has been shown off by Jeremy Clarkson who is fast becoming the new face of Amazon.The drone delivery service has been in the making for some time and is finally... >>

Get an Ultra HD TV with 4K Netflix for just £350, Black Friday’s gone mad!

Get an Ultra HD TV with 4K Netflix for just £350, Black Friday’s gone mad!

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Even though it's not quite Friday 27 November, the Black Friday deals have been flowing quick and fast. We haven't, though, seen much better than the one Amazon is offering today, 26 November.You can buy a 4K Hisense LED television, with 4K Netflix and... >>

Amazon adds two-step verification: Here's how to enable it

Amazon adds two-step verification: Here's how to enable it

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Amazon.com just got a lot safer to use, thanks to a new login feature.Everyone knows by now that you can never be too safe when it comes to using the internet. We're told to use multiple, complex passwords across all our accounts, for instance. Or, better... >>

Roku adds Amazon Prime Instant Video to offer the best supported streaming devices you can buy

Roku adds Amazon Prime Instant Video to offer the best supported streaming devices you can buy

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We might not have the 4K-enabled Roku 4 in the UK yet but we have got further reason to be happy with the existing Roku set-top-boxes; they have just received one of the missing pieces of the streaming jigsaw, Amazon Prime Instant Video.Roku has long... >>

Amazon UK now offers same-day delivery to Prime customers in London

Amazon UK now offers same-day delivery to Prime customers in London

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Just in time for the Christmas shopping season, Amazon has bulked up its Prime subscription service in the UK.It now offers free same-day delivery. You of course have to pay the company's £79 annual membership to get the perk. Also, in order for your... >>

Amazon Fire tablet review: Who needs Hudl when there's this for £50?
4.0 stars

Amazon Fire tablet review: Who needs Hudl when there's this for £50?

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When Amazon revealed that it was to release a tablet in its Fire range that would only cost £50 we have to admit that we didn’t expect much. Previous cheap-as-chips devices have never cut the mustard. In fact, they haven’t even been in the vague... >>

Apple TV (2015) vs Amazon Fire TV 4K: What’s the difference?

Apple TV (2015) vs Amazon Fire TV 4K: What’s the difference?

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So... you're thinking about buying a set-top box but feel stuck between what Apple and Amazon both have to offer.We understand. It's a difficult decision to make. Which device provides access to the most amount of movies and TV shows and apps and games?... >>

Amazon is adding shopping features to its Fire TV lineup

Amazon is adding shopping features to its Fire TV lineup

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The Amazon Fire TV is about to become a one-stop shop. Literally.Amazon makes hardwares so that you can use them to buy stuff from the company - whether that be movies from its streaming network, apps from its app store, or physical goods from Amazon.com.... >>

Amazon's new Kindle is a bit of all white

Amazon's new Kindle is a bit of all white

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Amazon has revealed a new version of its Kindle with a festive feel just in time for Christmas. Yes, this Kindle is snowy white.Apart from being white the new Kindle is the same as the current black model in terms of specs and offerings.That means the... >>

Amazon Q3 2015 results: AWS cloud division is a force to be reckoned with

Amazon Q3 2015 results: AWS cloud division is a force to be reckoned with

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After posting its latest quarterly results, there is absolutely no denying that Amazon is not only an online retailer but also a cloud computing giant.Amazon likes to dabble in different things. It started out as an online merchant but has since become... >>

Amazon might be making these augmented reality smart glasses

Amazon might be making these augmented reality smart glasses

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Amazon isn't just an online retailer...It is a hardware-maker too. In recent years, it has launched tablets, ereaders, set-top boxes, speakers, and HDMI dongles, and it even dabbled a bit in the smartphone sector with the ill-conceived Fire phone. Despite... >>

Amazon Fire TV 4K review: Ultra HD frills for the masses
4.5 stars

Amazon Fire TV 4K review: Ultra HD frills for the masses

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The Fire TV is Amazon's fastest selling product of all time, both in its original set-top-box and streaming stick forms. It has beaten Kindle and Fire tablets, oh, and the phone of course, although that one has since been swept under the carpet.In fact,... >>

Amazon Fire TV gets ITV Player at last

Amazon Fire TV gets ITV Player at last

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Amazon has finally added ITV Player to its Fire TV app line-up, giving owners of the existing set-top-box, plus those expecting the new one to arrive on their doorstep from 5 October, a chance to watch the UK broadcaster's catch-up channels.The service... >>

Full Twitch apps finally coming soon to PS4, PS3, PS Vita, and PS TV

Full Twitch apps finally coming soon to PS4, PS3, PS Vita, and PS TV

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Amazon-owned Twitch has announced that legit, fully-featured Twitch apps are in the works for Sony's PlayStation platform.This suite of apps will be different from existing functionality that allows PlayStation 4 gamers to take advantage of their console's... >>

Amazon Fire TV with 4K vs Amazon Fire TV: Is it worth upgrading?

Amazon Fire TV with 4K vs Amazon Fire TV: Is it worth upgrading?

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Amazon has updated its Fire TV set-top-box from the model sold for the majority of 2015, and it adds a fair few changes that make it an even more compelling media streamer than ever before.For a start, there's 4K video output - its headline feature for... >>

What’s new in Amazon Fire OS 5 Bellini?

What’s new in Amazon Fire OS 5 Bellini?

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Amazon has just announced its latest refresh to all things Fire. From a new set of tablets to a new Fire TV platform, it's all change. But at the heart of it is the new Fire OS 5 Bellini.The new operating system brings an enhanced user interface, integration... >>

Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 hands-on: Superslim entertainment slates for the whole family

Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 hands-on: Superslim entertainment slates for the whole family

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Along with a new 4K Fire TV and a cheap as chips £50 tablet, Amazon has also introduced two new devices at the upper end of its range that are better geared for those who want a bit more oomph, a better screen and slimmer profile than ever before.The... >>

Incredible Amazon 10-inch Fire tablet image leak hints that Amazon might ditch Fire OS for Android

Incredible Amazon 10-inch Fire tablet image leak hints that Amazon might ditch Fire OS for Android

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There have been plenty of rumours around of late about devices Amazon might launch before Christmas. It has been linked with getting a 6-inch tablet out in time that will cost $50 or less - in the States, at least - and thanks to official FCC postings,... >>

Forget Apple TV, a 4K Amazon Fire TV is expected any day now

Forget Apple TV, a 4K Amazon Fire TV is expected any day now

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One of the things absent from Apple's presentation of its new Apple TV set-top-box yesterday was any talk of 4K. Another was support for Amazon Prime Instant Video, one of the suppliers of Ultra HD streamed content out there.Some see them both as massive... >>

Amazon Fire Phone is dead, no longer available and no signs of replacement

Amazon Fire Phone is dead, no longer available and no signs of replacement

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Amazon's first entry into the mobile phone market has long been viewed as a failure, but there are now signs that it will no longer sell its own branded smartphones now or in the future.Having not listed the Fire Phone on Amazon.co.uk for quite some time,... >>

Amazon is making a 6-inch tablet for Christmas that costs just $50

Amazon is making a 6-inch tablet for Christmas that costs just $50

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Amazon apparently thinks it can do better with saving you money this Christmas season, because it's said to be developing a new tablet that'll cost just $50. That's $29 cheaper than its cheapest Kindle reader.According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon's... >>

Are you listening Netflix? Amazon Prime Instant Video content can now be downloaded for offline viewing

Are you listening Netflix? Amazon Prime Instant Video content can now be downloaded for offline viewing

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Amazon has pushed out an update to its iOS and Android applications that now enables subscribers to download TV shows and films to watch offline. Fire tablets also get the additional feature too.Download the new version of the apps and a large amount of... >>

Here's how to get completely free Android apps with no in-app purchases through Amazon Underground

Here's how to get completely free Android apps with no in-app purchases through Amazon Underground

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Amazon has launched Amazon Underground, a whole section of its appstore that offers completely free Android apps to download.They are full versions of thousands of games and other applications that, on other devices, might contain in-app purchases, but... >>

Amazon Echo will soon let you control SmartThings devices with your voice

Amazon Echo will soon let you control SmartThings devices with your voice

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Samsung-owned SmartThings will soon work with Amazon Echo, according to the company's now-unpublished blog post.The smart home platform is getting ready to release a second-generation home automation hub in September, and to complement the release of... >>

Amazon to ditch game and book trade-ins

Amazon to ditch game and book trade-ins

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Amazon has been offering trade-ins for books and games for many years now, but as of the end of August it will be closing the service for good.Previously, owners of games and books could get credit on Amazon for their used items, with the amount determined... >>

Top Gear's hosts are back - but for new car show with Amazon Prime

Top Gear's hosts are back - but for new car show with Amazon Prime

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The popular trio from Top Gear are reuniting for a new car show.Amazon has announced that it signed up Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May for a show that will go into production shortly and will be exclusively available through Amazon's... >>

Amazon's press-to-buy Dash buttons are now available for you to stick on things

Amazon's press-to-buy Dash buttons are now available for you to stick on things

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Amazon really wants to make it easier for you to buy stuff from Amazon.com, so it's finally opening up availability for the new Dash buttons.In April, Amazon unveiled a button that you can attach anywhere and press once in order to order something specific.... >>

Amazon Prime Music: What is it and why should Apple and Spotify be worried?

Amazon Prime Music: What is it and why should Apple and Spotify be worried?

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Amazon has finally brought its own streaming music service to the UK to take on the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and Deezer directly.Amazon Prime Music has been available to Prime members in the US for quite a while, but now Brits can get a piece... >>

Amazon's Fresh service might soon start delivering groceries in the UK

Amazon's Fresh service might soon start delivering groceries in the UK

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Amazon operates a fancy grocery delivery service in the US called Amazon Fresh, and according to two new reports, it's about to expand to the UK.AmazonFresh has been live in a some US cities for a couple of years now, including Los Angeles, San Francisco,... >>

HBO Now arrives for Android and Amazon devices, no longer an Apple exclusive

HBO Now arrives for Android and Amazon devices, no longer an Apple exclusive

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You can now watch HBO Now on more devices than your iPhone and Apple TV.HBO Now is HBO's latest streaming service. It's aimed at cord-cutters because it doesn't require a cable subscription and provides access to HBO's entire catalogue of films, television... >>

Amazon takes on AirPlay and Google Cast with its new Fling tool

Amazon takes on AirPlay and Google Cast with its new Fling tool

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Amazon has announced a new tool that's a lot like AirPlay or Google Cast.The tool basically enables you to share multimedia content or stuff from mobile apps to Amazon's Fire TV. Amazon launched the Amazing Fling software toolkit for developers on 10... >>

Amazon Echo now works with Wink, control your smart devices with voice

Amazon Echo now works with Wink, control your smart devices with voice

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Amazon Echo just got even cooler than it already was, thanks to a new update that brought support for Wink devices.We recently reviewed the Echo and fell in love with the Bluetooth speaker's Alexa voice assistant. You can ask her to stream music, fetch... >>

Amazon's Cloud Drive app is finally here, but you can't do much with it

Amazon's Cloud Drive app is finally here, but you can't do much with it

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Amazon has long offered a cloud-storage service, but now, for the first time, it's getting a bit more fully featured and useful for people who primarily work from their phone or tablet.Amazon's cloud-computing division - called Amazon Web Services - is... >>

Amazon Prime Now comes to UK: Get your deliveries within one-hour

Amazon Prime Now comes to UK: Get your deliveries within one-hour

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Amazon has launched Prime Now in the UK, a service that offers deliveries within an hour to prime members on over ten thousand items in stock.Available in London only at the moment, Prime Now deliveries can be ordered through a dedicated mobile application... >>

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. Amazon... >>

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 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 on... >>

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,... >>

Amazon Fire TV Stick price drops to £25: Happy National Streaming Day

Amazon Fire TV Stick price drops to £25: Happy National Streaming Day

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Today is National Streaming Day. It appears Amazon wants to celebrate that by offering a price drop on its Fire TV Stick, now at £25.The Amazon Fire TV Stick was previously £35 and has dropped the £10 today without a word about National Steaming Day... >>

Get Game of Thrones for free as part of Amazon’s massive Fire, BlackBerry and Android app giveaway

Get Game of Thrones for free as part of Amazon’s massive Fire, BlackBerry and Android app giveaway

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Amazon is giving away a whole stack of apps that work on its own Fire smartphone and tablets and Android devices for free, including Telltale Games' excellent adventure based on Game of Thrones.You only get the first episode for free, with subsequent... >>

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

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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

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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 Fire TV Stick review: Stick it to 'em
4.0 stars

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: Stick it to 'em

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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

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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) for... >>

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

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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.... >>