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Slowly but surely, Amazon is inserting itself into every part of our daily lives. The site is already a terrific place to buy products of every kind, and Amazon has also made forays into grocery home deliveries, delivery by robot helicopter, and local deals, but now a report indicates that Amazon is planning to roll... Read more...
There’s an Amazon event happening on June 18th, and although Amazon is poking at us with teasers that offer next to nothing in terms of usable clues, the general consensus at the rumor mill is that Amazon will unveil a smartphone or tablet with a 3D holographic display. How much of the above is actually true is... Read more...
It would appear that Amazon is on a mission to make its Amazon Prime service the end-all-be-all package for entertainment and convenience. Amazon Prime members already receive free and discounted expedited shipping options, unlimited streaming of a vast catalog of movies and TV shows, free Kindle ebook rentals, and... Read more...
Samsung and Amazon are getting cozier, as the two companies announced that they’re creating a custom eBook service called Kindle for Samsung. It will operate as an app, and it will initially be available on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and other Galaxy phones and tablets that run versions of Android over 4.0. Users... Read more...
Attention online shoppers, Apple really wants your business, and one way it plans to get it is by cutting in half the wait time to give refunds to customers who want to return their iPhone, iPad, and other devices. This sounds like a small thing -- and for the consumer, it sort of is -- but it's actually a costly move... Read more...
A big shout out goes to Amazon for forever changing the way we think about photography. You see, Amazon was recently granted a patent that, in short, describes taking photos of subjects and/or or objects against a white background. Brilliant! Wait, what's that? Photographers far and wide have long known about this... Read more...
The upcoming PS4 game Driveclub (currently scheduled for release in October 2014) is making waves for reasons that have nothing to do with its gameplay or development status. In a new video, the company has spelled out its free trial and upgrade policies, and the requirements are a doozy. First, the good news --... Read more...
If there’s ever a sign that a product segment is gaining traction, it’s when Amazon rolls out a store for it, which is what has occurred today with Amazon’s new Wearable Technology store. Billed as “a one-stop shop where customers can easily discover the latest in wearable technology and research wearable devices including... Read more...
Rumors have a tendency to come and go, that is unless you're talking about Amazon's supposed plans to launch its own brand smartphone. That bit of water cooler talk is a subject that just won't go away, and at some point, Amazon should do the Internet a solid and either debunk the rumors outright, or release a... Read more...
It seems like everybody thinks they can make great TV shows these days. Following in the formidable footsteps of Netflix and (to a lesser extent) Amazon, both Microsoft and Yahoo are looking to get into the original programming business. Yahoo’s effort in that direction, as reported by the Wall Street Journal... Read more...
The Amazon Fire TV isn’t the only intriguing new tech to come out of Amazon this week. The company is also debuting a powerful new shopping tool called Amazon Dash, and it portends a future where you can order all the groceries and supplies you need as you go and as you think of them. Dash is a small handheld... Read more...
In a perfect world, you'd never need to crack open any of your electronic devices because they'd work forever, dutifully doing their job and never needing repair. Here in the real world, things break, and they have a tendency to happen once that all-important warranty period expires. What then? Well, if you're handy... Read more...
Amazon confirmed today one of the worst-kept secrets in the industry, which is that the company now has its own streaming set top box. It’s called the Amazon Fire TV, and true to the rumors, it offers streaming TV and movies as well as games. “Fire TV is a tiny box that plugs into your HDTV. It's the... Read more...
Amazon is holding a press event on April 2nd, and it appears likely that the announcement will be the oft-rumored and long-awaited streaming video set-top box. Or at least, something pertaining to living room entertainment. The image that Amazon sent along with the invitation is a shot of a couch littered with a few... Read more...
When Google slashed the prices for its cloud storage service earlier this month, it appears to have set off a price-cutting jamboree among some of its competitors, some of whom have also launched new features to boot. In an email, IDrive said, “We launched Sync functionality today, got NSA Proof private key... Read more...
It's often said you have to spend money to make money, and if that's true, Cisco may make a fortune in the cloud space. That's because the networking guru is reportedly planning to invest a king's ransom -- $1 billion, to be precise -- over the course of the next two years building data centers that will help run a... Read more...
Spoiler alert: Yes, Amazon Prime is still totally worth it for $99 a year, if you actually take advantage of what the service offers. The company announced today that it’s jacking up the annual cost of Amazon Prime from $79 to $99 (and up to $49 for students). Amazon cites rising fuel and transportation costs as the need to bump up the... Read more...
Perhaps you’ve heard this before, but Amazon is rumored to be launching its own set top box in a bid to gobble up more TV content and streaming market share. The purported Amazon box would be designed to compete with the likes of Roku and Apple TV by allowing users to stream content with a unit that’s not tied to a cable or satellite... Read more...
Amazon is expanding its original content programming with a slew of new pilots while also nabbing an impressive smattering of existing popular programs that Amazon Prime users can stream. Thanks to a deal with Twentieth Century Fox, the latter group includes all past episodes of “The Americans”, as well as... Read more...
If the ultra-high resolutions of Apple's "Retina" displays no longer strike you as being impressive, then it's time to shift your attention over to quantum dots. Like all things quantum, we're dealing with incredibly small technology here. Through the use of current-dimming, light shone from an LED and through a... Read more...
It wasn't all that long ago that Amazon was solely an online bookseller. And then, it became an online superstore. And out of nowhere, it plunged into the hardware realm with its famed Kindle brand. The company doesn't seem like it's going to stop branching out anytime soon, hence a full force of rumors surrounding a... Read more...
Investors reacted negatively to Amazon's fourth quarter financial report despite that fact that the e-commerce giant announced a 20 percent year-over-year sales increase to $25.59 billion. Operating cash flow increased 31 percent to $5.47 billion, operating income jumped 26 percent to $510 million, and net income climbed to $239 million, or... Read more...
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