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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
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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.... >>