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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... >>

Amazon reportedly planning ad-supported video streaming service

Amazon reportedly planning ad-supported video streaming service

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Amazon has plans to unveil a free, advertising-supported streaming service complete with television and music video content, according to the Wall Street Journal. It won't be based around Amazon Prime, which costs $99 per year, like originally thought.The... >>

Amazon schedules 'video business' NYC event for next week, to finally reveal set-top box?

Amazon schedules 'video business' NYC event for next week, to finally reveal set-top box?

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Amazon has invited the media to an 2 April event in New York City, where the company said it would unveil an "update" for its video business.Amazon has been allegedly working on a living room-focused set-top box for years. It would directly rival Apple... >>

Amazon giving away apps worth £40 to Kindle Fire and Android owners, includes Swype and Runtastic

Amazon giving away apps worth £40 to Kindle Fire and Android owners, includes Swype and Runtastic

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Once again Amazon has decided to be generous with its apps. This time a £40 bundle is available to download for free today and tomorrow, 21-22 March.Amazon gave away a £15 bundle of apps in October that included Star Wars and Angry Birds. This time... >>

Beer delivered to the door by a drone hexacopter? Yes please

Beer delivered to the door by a drone hexacopter? Yes please

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Amazon talked about using drones to deliver its products but has said little else since. Now Lakemaid Beer appears to have got there first by delivering a case of beers via hexacopter.The Wisconsin based brewery uploaded a video onto its site showing... >>

Amazon to introduce Chromecast-like dongle for streaming video games?

Amazon to introduce Chromecast-like dongle for streaming video games?

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Amazon's long-rumoured hardware solution for the living room will be much more than a delivery vehicle for Netflix.The Amazon product will have a dongle design like the Chromecast from Google, according to TechCrunch, rather than a box design like... >>

Amazon Bluetooth games controller leaked, could that mean 'Kindle TV' set-top-box is imminent?

Amazon Bluetooth games controller leaked, could that mean 'Kindle TV' set-top-box is imminent?

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Amazon has purportedly been working on its own branded set-top-box for a while, with some previously convinced that the retailer would release a device before Christmas last year.That never happened, but the rumours and speculation never ceased. Now... >>

Amazon Studios adds two dramas and two comedies to its original pilot series roster

Amazon Studios adds two dramas and two comedies to its original pilot series roster

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Amazon Studios has green-lit four of 10 pilots recently proposed, it's claimed.Variety has reported that two dramas and two comedies have been ordered, though a fifth sports comedy is still under consideration and even the fate of the other five pilots,... >>

Amazon music streaming service and TV set-top box rumoured once again

Amazon music streaming service and TV set-top box rumoured once again

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Amazon working on a music streaming service and TV set-top box aren't new rumours. But the fact they're re-appearing suggests they could be accurate ones.The Wall Street Journal has reported that Amazon is hoping to offer a music streaming service as... >>

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 1st Generation gets a software update

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 1st Generation gets a software update

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Amazon has announced an update to its Kindle Paperwhite 1st Generation. This is available now, for free, and should download and install automatically.The update will bring Kindle FreeTime for personalised profiles for children, the Goodreads community... >>

Amazon said to be launching music streaming service through Prime

Amazon said to be launching music streaming service through Prime

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Amazon is planning a music streaming service to take on Spotify and Rdio, according to Recode. The new service is said to be being offered by Amazon to members of its Prime yearly subscription service. It's not clear when the music streaming service might... >>

Amazon Prime now £79 a year, includes Instant Video, discounted Kindle Fires to tempt you

Amazon Prime now £79 a year, includes Instant Video, discounted Kindle Fires to tempt you

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Amazon has raised the price of its Amazon Prime service to £79, from the £49 that it was previously, effective today.After a 30-day free trial, new customers to the service will have to pay the higher price, but there are added services included in... >>

Amazon Prime Instant Video vs Lovefilm Instant: What's the difference?

Amazon Prime Instant Video vs Lovefilm Instant: What's the difference?

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Amazon has changed the name of Lovefilm Instant to Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK. Going forward, all the company's movie and TV show streaming offerings will go under the new banner. But does that mean there are any differences to the two services... >>

Netflix Drone to Home parody video mocks Amazon Prime Air future delivery service

Netflix Drone to Home parody video mocks Amazon Prime Air future delivery service

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Streaming video service Netflix has released a humorous parody video that both derides and mocks Amazon's latest project, Amazon Prime Air.Netflix doesn't like Amazon. That's because Amazon offers a rival streaming service called Amazon Instant Video.... >>

Amazon TV box back on track, partners claim March launch

Amazon TV box back on track, partners claim March launch

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Amazon has been rumoured to be releasing its own TV streaming set-top box for some time, but has always denied it. However, partners of the online retailer apparently disagree, claiming that the service will launch as early as March.Speaking to re/code,... >>

Amazon Prime gets £30 price hike, but you do now get to watch thousands of films and TV shows

Amazon Prime gets £30 price hike, but you do now get to watch thousands of films and TV shows

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Amazon is to increase the price of its Amazon Prime service in the UK from £49 to £79 from 26 February.The price hike coincides with the rebranding of Amazon's film and TV show streaming service Lovefilm, which will now be dubbed Amazon Prime Instant... >>

Amazon boss North's name used on Lush toiletries after labelling row

Amazon boss North's name used on Lush toiletries after labelling row

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Lush, the cosmetics company, has trademarked Amazon UK managing director Chris North's name for use on its toiletries. It did so in retaliation after Amazon refused to admit that selling non-Lush products with the description "lush" was wrong.After 17... >>

DFC Intelligence forecast predicts both PS4 and Xbox One will reach 100 million sales

DFC Intelligence forecast predicts both PS4 and Xbox One will reach 100 million sales

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Video game research firm DFC Intelligence has forecast that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will sell each 100 million units, which would mark the first time two competing systems hit that milestone. Nintendo's Wii console was the only last-generation console... >>

Retina scanning drones to make secure aerial deliveries soon

Retina scanning drones to make secure aerial deliveries soon

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The UAE has built a prototype unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of carrying documents for delivery to individuals, after scanning their eyes and fingers.Quadcopters making deliveries is already something Amazon has announced it's looking into. But... >>

Amazon acquires game studio Double Helix following console rumours

Amazon acquires game studio Double Helix following console rumours

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Amazon has acquired game studio Double Helix, the maker of the Xbox One exclusive game Killer Instinct.  "Amazon has acquired Double Helix as part of our ongoing commitment to build innovative games for customers,"  the company confirmed to Pocket-lint.TechCrunch... >>

Amazon Prime's flat fee could increase $20 to $40 in US, reveals CFO after fourth-quarter earnings results

Amazon Prime's flat fee could increase $20 to $40 in US, reveals CFO after fourth-quarter earnings results

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Amazon didn't do as well as expected in the fourth quarter, so it is considering something it hasn't done in years: increasing Amazon Prime's yearly fee.Amazon's Q4 2013 earnings results revealed a profit of $239 million. That's more than double what... >>

Amazon Kindle gets a price cut, now only £59

Amazon Kindle gets a price cut, now only £59

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Amazon has slashed £10 off the price of the entry-level Amazon Kindle, meaning you can now pick one up for £59.The entry-level model offers a 6-inch E Ink display and buttons across the bottom for navigation. It comes with Wi-Fi to keep you connected... >>

4moms Origami baby buggy comes with headlights, trip counter and more (video)

4moms Origami baby buggy comes with headlights, trip counter and more (video)

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Amazon in the UK is to start selling a new baby buggy that will tell you how fast and far you are walking when you next take your little one out for a ride.Aimed at mums and dads keen to find out just how far that walk around the block is, the 4Moms Origami... >>

Amazon reportedly set to release Android console in 2014, priced under $300

Amazon reportedly set to release Android console in 2014, priced under $300

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Amazon has plans to release an Android-based games console to compete with Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, according to VG247.Not only will the console stream and download games, it will also provide music, movies and TV content to users for under $300,... >>

Amazon denies it's working on over-the-top TV service but doesn't rule out Apple TV rival

Amazon denies it's working on over-the-top TV service but doesn't rule out Apple TV rival

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Amazon has denied claims that it is in talks with television broadcasters and media companies to set-up its own internet-streamed TV service. Instead, it says it is working on building its Prime Instant Video service in the US."We continue to build selection... >>

Amazon reportedly looking at Web TV service that would offer live content

Amazon reportedly looking at Web TV service that would offer live content

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Amazon is considering plans to offer an online TV service that would rival cable and satellite companies, according to The Wall Street Journal.Amazon is said to be approaching entertainment companies and media conglomerates about licensing their content... >>

Amazon celebrates customer satisfaction joy by rewarding you with £25 off Kindle Fire tablets

Amazon celebrates customer satisfaction joy by rewarding you with £25 off Kindle Fire tablets

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Amazon has been voted the number one retailer in the UK for customer satisfaction over Christmas for the seventh year running. And to celebrate it has knocked £25 off prices of Kindle Fire tablets, including the Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7 and... >>

What is Amazon’s ‘bigger than Kindle’ mystery product? Here's a look at the candidates‏

What is Amazon’s ‘bigger than Kindle’ mystery product? Here's a look at the candidates‏

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Amazon's got a new device up its sleeve.A recruitment advertisement has indicated the Seattle-based company is developing a "revolutionary" product that will be "bigger than Kindle". It will also "deliver digital media" and "disrupt the current marketplace".... >>

Amazon working on device that will be ‘bigger than Kindle’, Apple TV rival perhaps?

Amazon working on device that will be ‘bigger than Kindle’, Apple TV rival perhaps?

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Amazon is working on a new device that it claims could be "bigger than Kindle". The company hosted a happy hour recruitment tour in Boston at the end of December and in the invitation it revealed that a new product was in the development stage.What that... >>

Amazon Instant Video to offer 4K Ultra HD content from Warner Bros, Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox and others

Amazon Instant Video to offer 4K Ultra HD content from Warner Bros, Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox and others

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Amazon Instant Video is working with Warner Bros, Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox, Discovery and others to offer 4K Ultra HD content.Amazon announced in December that it wanted to push 4K content, and it even confirmed Amazon Studios would shoot all 2014... >>

Samsung announces UHD ecosystem expansion to increase consumer adoption and access to 4K content

Samsung announces UHD ecosystem expansion to increase consumer adoption and access to 4K content

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Samsung has used CES 2014 as a platform to announce its plans to increase UHD adoption and access among consumers by expanding its UHD ecosystem.The South Korean giant has said it will be working with global partners to offer customers an "easy and convenient... >>

Dolby Vision finally ready for public consumption, partners with Sharp and Netflix to bring it to market

Dolby Vision finally ready for public consumption, partners with Sharp and Netflix to bring it to market

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Dolby has announced that it is finally ready to bring Dolby Vision to market. The television technology has been discussed and touted for a while, but companies such as Sharp and TCL are expected to release supported sets later this year. Prototype TVs... >>

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
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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... >>