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Amazon Cyber Monday shoppers bought 426 items per second - mostly from mobile devices

Amazon Cyber Monday shoppers bought 426 items per second - mostly from mobile devices

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Amazon has again released its shopping statistics for the holiday season, including how often shoppers bought, when they bought, and what they bought. And this year has some record-setting figures, as well as some further evidence that consumers are embracing... >>

Amazon Boxing Day sale starts early again, on Christmas Day

Amazon Boxing Day sale starts early again, on Christmas Day

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What better way to celebrate the love of Christmas and all the presents you gave and received than to buy more? That’s Amazon’s thoughts anyway as it brings the Boxing Day sale forward to the big day itself for a second year running.Presumably with... >>

A Bitcoin gadget geek buying guide

A Bitcoin gadget geek buying guide

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Bitcoin, the online currency, has been getting a lot of attention lately. And with that attention has come more users. As the currency gains popularity more companies are starting to accept it as a form of payment. Just the other day a Tesla Model S was... >>

Amazon's Storybuilder tool lets you beat script notecards and save them in the cloud

Amazon's Storybuilder tool lets you beat script notecards and save them in the cloud

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Amazon's film and series production arm has come up with a new project, but this time it's for screenwriters rather than viewers.Introducing Amazon Storybuilder. Amazon Studios has announced this new product as a way for screenwriters to lay out their... >>

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) review
5.0 stars

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) review

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The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is the latest eBook reader to capture the essence of the Kindle in its best form to date.When it comes to eBook readers, the Kindle has captured the imagination of the public. So much so that we're hearing Kindle used... >>

Amazon smartphone could launch early in 2014

Amazon smartphone could launch early in 2014

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Amazon is almost certainly bringing a smartphone out, the rumour mill has said so numerous times. But now it’s also punting out a release date of early 2014.According to DigiTimes, which has a hit-and-miss track record for rumours, Primax has landed... >>

Amazon to shoot all 2014 original shows in 4K UHD for Lovefilm

Amazon to shoot all 2014 original shows in 4K UHD for Lovefilm

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Amazon Studios plans to shoot all its original shows made next year in 4K UHD resolution for Lovefilm and Prime Instant.That means all Amazon’s original series, including comedies and dramas, will be shot at 3840 x 2160 resolution - four times that... >>

PSN storefront opens up shop on Amazon UK

PSN storefront opens up shop on Amazon UK

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Amazon UK now has an official PlayStation storefront where you can buy PS Plus subscriptions, game download codes, season passes and select DLCs for PS3, PS4 and PS Vita.This could be the beginning of the end for solid state games being sold in shops,... >>

Win: An Amazon Kindle Fire and selection of six preschool apps

Win: An Amazon Kindle Fire and selection of six preschool apps

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Christmas is nearly here and to help keep your little ones entertained this year, we have teamed up with P2 Games to offer one reader the chance to win an Amazon Kindle Fire and six exciting preschool apps.The tablet will come with Peppa Pig Happy Mrs... >>

Print wirelessly from your Kindle Fire HD and HDX directly to Epson printers

Print wirelessly from your Kindle Fire HD and HDX directly to Epson printers

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Epson has announced support on its Connect printers for all Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets, allowing them to wirelessly print.Some of this is thanks to Android 4.4 KitKat which now has native printing support built-in. So while the... >>

SkyJack hacker drones could steal your Amazon parcels right out of the air

SkyJack hacker drones could steal your Amazon parcels right out of the air

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As if controlling a quadrocopter with a camera from your phone wasn’t high-tech enough, or Amazon dropping packages to your door with them didn't amaze, now they’re getting smarter. Well, sneakier at least.SkyJack is a hardware and software spec list... >>

BMW and Mini owners get Amazon Cloud Player access in-car

BMW and Mini owners get Amazon Cloud Player access in-car

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Amazon has announced a partnership with the BMW group that brings Amazon Cloud Player for iOS access to BMW and Mini cars.Customers with iPhones or iPod touch devices will now be able to link their Amazon Cloud Player for iOS applications to BMW Apps... >>

Waterstones hits back at Amazon drones, jokes it will use owls to deliver books (video)

Waterstones hits back at Amazon drones, jokes it will use owls to deliver books (video)

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In reaction to the news that Amazon is testing autonomous drones to deliver packages 30 minutes after a customer has ordered, UK bookseller Waterstones has created a spoof video saying that it too will be adopting a flight-based delivery service, OWLS.Standing... >>

Amazon testing autonomous drones, can deliver packages in 30 minutes

Amazon testing autonomous drones, can deliver packages in 30 minutes

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Amazon sells 300 items a second, and now it's testing Prime Air drones that can deliver packages to customers 30 minutes after they order.In their current state, the autonomous drones can deliver a 5lb package up to 10 miles away from an Amazon fulfilment... >>

Next-gen Amazon Paperwhite e-reader tipped for Q2 2014 with high-res display

Next-gen Amazon Paperwhite e-reader tipped for Q2 2014 with high-res display

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Amazon has plans to release a new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader in early Q2 of next year, according to TechCrunch. Be advised if an eReader was on your Christmas list.There aren't any press images of the new Paperwhite yet, but TechCrunch does have word... >>

Amazon now lets you gift Amazon Prime two-day shipping service

Amazon now lets you gift Amazon Prime two-day shipping service

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This Christmas, give the gift of Prime. Or at least that's what Amazon would like you to do.The online retail giant has just announced that customers can now buy and transfer a Amazon Prime subscription to a friend. The annual membership fee for Prime... >>

Amazon in talks with London Underground to put pick-up lockers in stations

Amazon in talks with London Underground to put pick-up lockers in stations

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Amazon is reportedly talking to the Transport for London about converting some ticket offices in Tube stations into pick-up lockers for commuters.In 2015, some parts of the London Underground will switch to a 24-hour service, and to pay for that extended... >>

Amazon Cloud Player desktop app for PC and Mac now available in UK

Amazon Cloud Player desktop app for PC and Mac now available in UK

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After a successful launch in the US a month ago, the Amazon Cloud Player desktop client for PC and Mac computers is now available in the UK.The free app is available to download for from Amazon.co.uk and once installed offers a direct connection to all... >>

Amazon Coins now available for Kindle Fire owners in the UK

Amazon Coins now available for Kindle Fire owners in the UK

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Amazon Coins, which can be used for apps and in-app buying, are available on Kindle Fire tablets for the first time in the UK today.These Coins will be useful as it makes in-app buying and app buying easier. It also makes it easier for developers to monetise... >>

Get yourself a PlayStation 4 by Christmas as Amazon opens up PS4 bundle orders for delivery, again

Get yourself a PlayStation 4 by Christmas as Amazon opens up PS4 bundle orders for delivery, again

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Amazon is offering a selection of PS4 bundles that will let you buy the console with extras in time for Christmas.A bundle example, at £430, includes the console, an extra controller, the camera and Killzone: Shadow Fall. This won’t be for release... >>

Apple, Google and Amazon accused of making huge profits on tablets

Apple, Google and Amazon accused of making huge profits on tablets

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You’ve probably noticed that the cost to upgrade in storage size on a tablet seems disproportionate to the price of actual hard drives. That’s why companies like Apple, Google and Amazon have been accused of taking advantage of customers when it... >>

Amazon wants you to trial Kindle Fire HDX for 30 days at no cost, sends out exclusive invites

Amazon wants you to trial Kindle Fire HDX for 30 days at no cost, sends out exclusive invites

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Amazon has just started sending exclusive invitations to select customers via email, asking them to try the Kindle Fire HDX for 30 days...free of charge.The invite seems to push the standard Kindle Fire HDX, but customers can also choose the Kindle Paperwhite... >>

Kindle FreeTime arrives on Kindle Paperwhite: Helps parents encourage children to read

Kindle FreeTime arrives on Kindle Paperwhite: Helps parents encourage children to read

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Amazon has announced that its enhanced parental controls, Kindle FreeTime, will be available on the Kindle PaperWhite.READ: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) hands-on: Brighter, whiter, smarterKindle FreeTime extends the built-in parental controls allowing... >>

Amazon UK readies your Xbox One and PS4 consoles for delivery, excited yet?

Amazon UK readies your Xbox One and PS4 consoles for delivery, excited yet?

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Just to tease us a little bit more before the UK releases of the Xbox One on 22 November and PS4 on 29 November, Amazon.co.uk has released pictures of the consoles being readied for delivery in its Marston Gate Fulfillment Centre in Milton Keynes.Both... >>

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch tablet ships today

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch tablet ships today

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The new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch will ship today. If you haven’t ordered one and are considering it, you’ve chosen well. Perhaps you’ve seen the new advert on TV showing the Mayday button which connects you to tech support in 15 seconds or less.... >>

Amazon's Fire OS 3.1 update adds Goodreads and second-screen features to Kindle software

Amazon's Fire OS 3.1 update adds Goodreads and second-screen features to Kindle software

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Amazon's Fire OS 3.1 software update is now ready for the latest Kindle tablets.Fire OS 3.1 chiefly brings integration with book community Goodreads, including the ability to capture and share favourite quotes in books, being able to see what friends... >>

Grab popcorn! Alpha House - Amazon's first original series officially debuts

Grab popcorn! Alpha House - Amazon's first original series officially debuts

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Grab some popcorn, then kickback and relax. The first three episodes of Alpha House are now available on Amazon for your viewing pleasure, with the remaining episodes set to release every week on Friday.Amazon Studios - an Amazon.com division that develops... >>

Amazon 'Create Your Own' accessory service using photos launches for Kindle line

Amazon 'Create Your Own' accessory service using photos launches for Kindle line

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Amazon has just introduced a personalised Kindle accessories section, where customers can upload their own photos or choose from stock designs, from which to create a unique skin or cover for their Kindle-branded device.Available on Amazon.com, the... >>

Amazon UK PS4 and Xbox One pre-orders no longer available for Christmas delivery

Amazon UK PS4 and Xbox One pre-orders no longer available for Christmas delivery

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Amazon UK has updated product pages for both Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 to warn that pre-orders placed after 13 November will not arrive in time for Christmas.The Xbox One page has the following notice: "Please note: Due to high demand,... >>

Amazon unveils service to stream games and apps from the cloud to mobile devices

Amazon unveils service to stream games and apps from the cloud to mobile devices

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Amazon has announced a new service for developers called AppStream which will allow them to stream apps, games, and desktop interfaces from the cloud to mobile devices.The company says AppStream will remove the need for developers to develop their apps... >>

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX now shipping in the UK

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX now shipping in the UK

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Amazon’s latest Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch tablet is now shipping in the UK. The £199 slate has impressed us already and if it's done the same to you and you've ordered one, today is the day to get excited.READ: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX reviewIf you’ve... >>

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review
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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review

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The latest update to Amazon's home-grown tablet range brings the HDX. It comes in two sizes - there's an 8.9-inch model and a 7-inch model - and we've been nestling down with the smaller model to review.It's priced to compete with Google's own Nexus 7,... >>

Get your PS4 games from Amazon and have them delivered straight to your console

Get your PS4 games from Amazon and have them delivered straight to your console

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Sony has introduced a new initiative for stores to sell digital download copies of PS4, PS3 and PlayStation Vita games, and the DLC updates and packs so that you can buy them from places other than the PlayStation Network.Instead of having to log on to... >>

Amazon adds Sunday delivery for customers in the US and UK, starting in select cities

Amazon adds Sunday delivery for customers in the US and UK, starting in select cities

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Amazon will begin delivering packages on Sunday for customers, making for everyday delivery from the online retailer. The company is working with the US Postal Service to deliver packages on the extra day, first starting in Los Angeles and New York with... >>

PS4 arrives in Amazon warehouses, only one week to go before launch

PS4 arrives in Amazon warehouses, only one week to go before launch

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A picture has appeared online of a huge row of shiny new PlayStation 4 next-gen consoles in their boxes, with claims that they are sitting in an Amazon warehouse ready to ship.Posted on Reddit by user Mr_Goose, who we can only presume works for Amazon,... >>

Amazon's first original series to premiere this month - but episodes won't debut all at once

Amazon's first original series to premiere this month - but episodes won't debut all at once

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Amazon has just announced that Alpha House and Betas, its first original TV shows, will debut on 15 November and 22 November, respectively, but you won't be able to watch all the episodes at once. Amazon Studios - an Amazon.com division that develops... >>

Amazon smartphone to come with 3D gesture and eye tracking controls

Amazon smartphone to come with 3D gesture and eye tracking controls

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The mighty Amazon is rumoured to have a smartphone up its sleeve with more to offer than we've heard so far. Now word has slipped out that it's working with Asian compact camera manufacturers for advanced sensors that will allow 3D gesture and eye-tracking... >>

Amazon set-top box reportedly delayed until 2014

Amazon set-top box reportedly delayed until 2014

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Amazon won't launch its foray into the living room until 2014, according to AllThingsD. The Seattle-based company had originally planned to launch its Roku and Apple TV competitor in the autumn of this year, but now that's not the case as the company... >>

Amazon giving away £15 bundle of apps for free, includes Angry Birds Star Wars

Amazon giving away £15 bundle of apps for free, includes Angry Birds Star Wars

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Amazon is giving away six apps for free for its Kindle Fire tablet devices. Available for today only, 25 October, the combined total cost of the apps would be over £15 if bought.Included in the deal are Angry Birds Star Wars Premium HD, Toca Builders,... >>

HTC's future plans: Wearable devices and tablets a possibility, tease execs

HTC's future plans: Wearable devices and tablets a possibility, tease execs

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While some companies are notoriously mum about future plans and roadmaps, HTC doesn't have as much to lose and seems eager to tease the world about what it is or isn't cooking up behind closed doors.In a joint interview with The Financial Times, Peter... >>

Rumoured Amazon HTC phone to be a Prime exclusive?

Rumoured Amazon HTC phone to be a Prime exclusive?

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It's already known that Amazon and HTC are allegedly working on a line of Android handsets, but a new report has claimed that both companies have talked since June about developing them for Amazon Prime members only.Bloomberg, citing two unnamed people... >>

Kindle Fire HDX vs Kindle Fire HD: What's the difference?

Kindle Fire HDX vs Kindle Fire HD: What's the difference?

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Amazon has announced that the new Kindle Fire tablets are now available in the UK, following US launch in September, bringing you all the goodness of Amazon in a glossy new device. It's going under the name Kindle Fire HDX, with that X, you guessed it,... >>

Amazon brings Kindle Fire HDX 7 and 8.9-inch tablets and new Kindle Fire HD to the UK

Amazon brings Kindle Fire HDX 7 and 8.9-inch tablets and new Kindle Fire HD to the UK

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Amazon has announced the UK release dates and prices for its new tablet devices and is now accepting pre-orders.The Kindle Fire HDX comes in two sizes, 7- and 8.9-inches, with the smaller of the two starting at £199, the larger £329. The 7-inch HDX... >>

Amazon smartphone: HTC partnered to make the elusive handset  for 2014 release?

Amazon smartphone: HTC partnered to make the elusive handset for 2014 release?

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Amazon and HTC are working together on a line of smartphones that will help Amazon to better contend with Apple and Google, according to the latest report.This is just one of those rumours that will not die, yet The Financial Times' notable reporter... >>

Candy Crush Saga coming to Amazon Kindle Fire tablets this week

Candy Crush Saga coming to Amazon Kindle Fire tablets this week

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King is releasing its most successful games app for Amazon Kindle Fire tablets devices. That includes the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD (both generations) and the new Kindle Fire HDX.Selected territories will be able to download the game for free today,... >>

Amazon wants YouTube producers to add their videos to Instant Video?

Amazon wants YouTube producers to add their videos to Instant Video?

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Amazon offers video content from both Netflix and Hulu, but now it's looking at offering video clips from YouTube.Adage reported that Amazon has approached YouTube networks with a distribution proposal, in which YouTube's video clips would appear on Amazon's... >>

Login and Pay with Amazon service for buying online launches and sets sight on PayPal

Login and Pay with Amazon service for buying online launches and sets sight on PayPal

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Amazon has announced a new shopping service that allows customers, buyers, etc., to browse and pay for items anywhere online with just a few clicks and while using their Amazon credentials.Called Login and Pay with Amazon, the service streamlines how... >>

Chromecast now shipping to the UK, via Amazon

Chromecast now shipping to the UK, via Amazon

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Google is yet to release its Chromecast media dongle outside of the US but those interested in the device in the UK can now get their hands on one through Amazon.com. And it won't cost the Earth.The online retailer now allows for international shipping... >>

Amazon's set-top box to launch this holiday season with third-party apps?

Amazon's set-top box to launch this holiday season with third-party apps?

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Amazon's rumoured set-top box will be available for purchase during the run-up to Christmas.The Wall Street Journal - citing unnamed people, naturally - reported that Amazon is readying its device so that children and adults alike can wake up on Christmas... >>

Amazon's supposed smartphones: 3D flagship and budget model

Amazon's supposed smartphones: 3D flagship and budget model

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Oh, the beloved Kindle Phone. We just can't stop hearing about you. It's been discussed for years, and if words straight out of Amazon's mouth are to be believed, the company has no smartphone plans in 2013. But that doesn't mean the company won't ever... >>