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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

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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
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Amazon Fire Phone review

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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

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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

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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

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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.The... >>

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

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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 Store... >>

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 the... >>

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?

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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

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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 company's... >>

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

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.Although... >>

Sky customers turning to on-demand in droves

Sky customers turning to on-demand in droves

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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 years... >>

Amazon confirms 18 June event, 3D head-tracking phone expected after showing up in teaser video

Amazon confirms 18 June event, 3D head-tracking phone expected after showing up in teaser video

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Amazon has announced that it will hold an event, for what is expected to be the launch of its rumoured smartphone, on the 18 June in Seattle.The company has opted to announce the event via a special page on its website that invites journalists, developers,... >>

Grand Theft Auto Trilogy now available on Kindle Fire tablets

Grand Theft Auto Trilogy now available on Kindle Fire tablets

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Rockstar now offers the entire Grand Theft Auto III trilogy on Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet devices. GTA III and GTA: Vice City have now joined GTA: San Andreas on the platform, which was released for Kindle Fire HDX devices in January.The third in the... >>

Google Shopping Express takes on Amazon same-day delivery, with LA and Manhattan launches

Google Shopping Express takes on Amazon same-day delivery, with LA and Manhattan launches

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Merely a few days after Amazon announced it is expanding its same-day delivery service to Los Angeles, Google has followed up with a similar expansion to West Los Angeles and Manhattan for its Shopping Express same-day delivery service.Google Shopping... >>

Now you can buy Amazon items on Twitter through #AmazonBasket or #AmazonCart

Now you can buy Amazon items on Twitter through #AmazonBasket or #AmazonCart

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Amazon has launched a way for shoppers to buy goods they see linked to on Twitter.If a tweet contains a product sold by the online retailer, all you have to do is reply with the hashtag #AmazonBasket (#AmazonCart in the US) and the item will automatically... >>

Amazon's first 3D smartphone revealed in new leaked render

Amazon's first 3D smartphone revealed in new leaked render

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Amazon's first smartphone has been revealed, if a new leaked render is to be believed.Website BGR published the above image earlier today, claiming graphic designers at Amazon created the render and "multiple trusted sources" have verified its authenticity.... >>

Amazon Wearable Technology store lets you browse and buy gadgets from Samsung, Jawbone, and more

Amazon Wearable Technology store lets you browse and buy gadgets from Samsung, Jawbone, and more

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Wearable technology is here to stay, if a separate store on Amazon.com is any indication.Amazon has launched a Wearable Technology section on its website. The company described its new sub-store as "a one-stop shop where customers can easily discover... >>

ComiXology in-app purchases removed by Amazon so Apple doesn’t get a cut, users pay

ComiXology in-app purchases removed by Amazon so Apple doesn’t get a cut, users pay

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ComiXology, the super popular comic book app, was bought by Amazon and has now had in-app purchases shut down on iPhone and iPad.Comic book fans that have been using the app for years are obviously furious. They are now required to buy comics from the... >>

Amazon Phone may come with free ‘Prime Data’ as well as 3D holographic display

Amazon Phone may come with free ‘Prime Data’ as well as 3D holographic display

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It looks like Amazon isn't satisfied with its phone sporting a 3D holographic display, but wants to give users free data too.According to sources of BGR, Amazon plans to offer a subsidised data program which will allow users to access its services without... >>

Amazon tests Last Mile delivery network in US, following UK launch

Amazon tests Last Mile delivery network in US, following UK launch

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Amazon's drones are still a few years away, so the company is looking at other shipping options, such as building its own delivery network, it's claimed.The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon is currently testing a delivery network in New York,... >>

Amazon revenue beats expectations and Prime video streams tripled yoy during first quarter

Amazon revenue beats expectations and Prime video streams tripled yoy during first quarter

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Amazon has announced its first-quarter 2014 results, reporting earnings of 23 cents a share with revenue at $19.74 billion. Analysts had expected $19.43 billion in revenue for the quarter.For comparison purposes, Amazon posted $25.59 billion last quarter... >>

Amazon Prime Instant and HBO sign multi-year agreement, HBO Go coming to Fire TV

Amazon Prime Instant and HBO sign multi-year agreement, HBO Go coming to Fire TV

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Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers will soon be able to watch entire series from the HBO back catalogue as part of the video on demand service, although only in the US. As Sky holds the rights for HBO content in the UK, it doesn't seem like the same... >>

Amazon Fire TV's voice search feature to support Netflix 'later this year'

Amazon Fire TV's voice search feature to support Netflix 'later this year'

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Brace yourself: Voice search on Amazon's Fire TV will soon work with Netflix.Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, revealed in a quarterly letter to investors that Netflix plans to support voice search "later this year". Currently, on Fire TV, you can only voice... >>

Samsung and Amazon join forces to offer free Kindle books to Galaxy owners

Samsung and Amazon join forces to offer free Kindle books to Galaxy owners

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Samsung and Amazon have just announced a partnership that will bring a dedicated Kindle app to Galaxy devices, with free books.Samsung Book Deals is the name of the offering that will mean everyone will have access to 12 free ebooks a year. By everyone... >>

Amazon Cloud Drive adds ability to see documents stored on a Kindle

Amazon Cloud Drive adds ability to see documents stored on a Kindle

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Amazon has added the ability to see the personal documents stored on any of your Kindle or Kindle app-enabled devices through its one Amazon Cloud Drive service.If you have sent your Kindle devices documents in the past, through the email delivery system,... >>

Beware the Batman series launches exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK today

Beware the Batman series launches exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK today

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Batman fans with Amazon Prime Instant Video can rejoice as the Dark Knight is exclusively appearing in Beware the Batman series in the UK on Amazon's streaming service.Beware the Batman is an animated series that uses "ground-breaking CGI-visuals". The... >>

Amazon 3D hologram phone with six cameras and 4.7-inch screen allegedly revealed

Amazon 3D hologram phone with six cameras and 4.7-inch screen allegedly revealed

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The Amazon Phone, rumoured by the Wall Street Journal, has appeared in photos along with details on the 3D screen that uses multiple cameras to work.According to BGR, the photographed handset is the Amazon Phone in a case shielding the technology so... >>

Amazon to debut 3D hologram phone with four embedded cameras in June

Amazon to debut 3D hologram phone with four embedded cameras in June

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Amazon plans to release its first smartphone in the second half of 2014. And it'll pack a 3D-capable display, it's claimed.The Wall Street Journal has reported, citing unnamed people briefed on Amazon's plans, that Amazon plans to attack Apple and Samsung... >>

Xbox One Titanfall bundle now only £349 at Amazon and Asda, same price as PS4

Xbox One Titanfall bundle now only £349 at Amazon and Asda, same price as PS4

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Asda and Amazon are both selling the Xbox One with a free copy of Titanfall for £349, the same price the UK supermarket chain sells the PS4 without a game.Remarkably Amazon still sells the standard edition Xbox One for £379, so it's a no-brainer to... >>

Amazon is already working on eighth-generation Prime Air delivery drone

Amazon is already working on eighth-generation Prime Air delivery drone

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Amazon has revealed it recently started designing an eighth-generation Prime Air delivery drone.In a letter to shareholders published via the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer at Amazon, announced that the Prime... >>

Amazon buys digital comics platform ComiXology - will make it a subsidiary

Amazon buys digital comics platform ComiXology - will make it a subsidiary

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Amazon has announced that it will acquire ComiXology, a popular digital comic platform and the reading engine behind major comic book publishers in the US.ComiXology is a cloud-based digital comics platform that launched in 2007 as a website. Apart from... >>

Yahoo looking to take on Netflix and Amazon by commissioning own online TV series

Yahoo looking to take on Netflix and Amazon by commissioning own online TV series

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Yahoo is ready to enter the TV streaming business in a bigger way than ever before. It is said to be looking to commission four 10-episode comedy TV series to stream online. And is willing to pay a fair penny for quality content.Sources that have been... >>

Amazon's Dash wand lets you scan and shop from home, with next-day US delivery

Amazon's Dash wand lets you scan and shop from home, with next-day US delivery

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Amazon has unveiled a Wi-Fi wand with a built-in microphone and barcode scanner, and it's called Dash. You can use Dash to populate your AmazonFresh shopping list, then checkout from home, and schedule deliveries. You'll never run out of paper towels... >>

Amazon Fire TV is US-only but eyes global availability

Amazon Fire TV is US-only but eyes global availability

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Amazon has unveiled its Fire TV set-top box alongside a tiny remote with a built-in microphone and a Fire game controller. Unfortunately, at least for the time being, the company's streaming setup is only available in the US.Starting today, anyone in... >>

Amazon Fire TV streaming box and game controller pictures and hands-on

Amazon Fire TV streaming box and game controller pictures and hands-on

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Amazon has finally entered the set-top box space with its newly-announced Fire TV. And it can do everything, including stream movies and television shows, displaying photos, and allow users to game - directly from their television sets.The actual Fire... >>

Amazon announces Fire TV, three times more powerful than Apple TV and Chromecast

Amazon announces Fire TV, three times more powerful than Apple TV and Chromecast

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Amazon has announced its own TV streaming box, as expected, during a dedicated event in New York.Called Amazon Fire TV, the device is claimed to be three times more powerful than Apple TV, Roku boxes and Google's Chromecast. It comes with a quad-core... >>

Amazon Lockers now accept returned items too

Amazon Lockers now accept returned items too

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Amazon has added its Locker points to the variety of ways you can return unwanted or faulty items. Both Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com now explain that if there's an Amazon Locker near you, you can choose to return your item by dropping it off at that location.There... >>