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There's been so much chatter regarding an Amazon smartphone that we're more inclined to think it's a matter of "when" and not "if" the mega online retailer will release one. The latest buzz coming from "people familiar with the plans" is that Amazon's handset will feature a 3D display that doesn't require any special glasses. It will use retinal-tracking... Read more...
Amazon on Wednesday announced new accessibility features for the Kindle reading app that will make it easier for blind and visually impaired users to navigate the Kindle libraries, read and interact with their books, and more. Those rocking an iOS device get first crack at the new features, which are available... Read more...
Given the success of Amazon's Kindle family of tablets, it almost seems inevitable that the e-tailer will eventually launch its own brand smartphone, though nothing has been announced. In place of a formal announcement are several rumors and speculation, the latest of which follows Amazon's reported acquisition of True Know knowledge, a British... Read more...
Amazon’s Appstore is sort of the “other” Android app store (after the Google Play store) but the former is expanding broadly. The store will launch internationally this summer, thus making the Appstore available to about 200 new countries, including the usual suspects (Australia, Brazil, Mexico... Read more...
Amazon has plenty of experience building quality, light-weight displays, thanks to the Kindle. So, it’s not too surprising that Amazon is working on an advanced display – but what will make you do a double-take is just how advanced this display is: it looks like the thing will never need charging and will... Read more...
EMC and VMware have pooled their resources to create Pivotal, a competitor to Amazon and its cloud services dominance, and according to the New York Times, Pivotal is now officially a company. Paul Maritz (pictured, inset), former CEO of VMware and a past executive at Microsoft will head the new company. Further details on senior leadership... Read more...
Amazon just greenlit an original TV series pilot based on the 2009 cult-comedy Zombieland, which is one of 13 pilots that will be made into full-season productions for its Prime Instant Video service. If that doesn't excite you, then you've obviously never seen Zombieland, or you're one of the infected and dead inside. Sadly, there's no cure... Read more...
I doubt it needs to be said, but curing cancer is far from easy. Today, gathering required data isn't so much the problem, but rather having enough people to analyze it is. Wouldn't it be great, then, if there were a way for ordinary people to chip in? It might seem a little outlandish, given we're not all scientists... Read more...
Amazon on Thursday announced the acquisition of Ivona Software, a text-to-speech firm out of Poland. Ivona Software's voice recognition technologies are already utilized by Amazon's line of Kindle Fire tablets, and the company also provides text-to-speech products and services for thousands of developers, businesses, and customers around the... Read more...
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