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Sure, Amazon is focusing on Ultra HD (4K) broadcasts for its upcoming streaming content, but that isn't all that the company has on the agenda. Two months after it began supporting high dynamic range (HDR) in the US, Prime members in the UK now have the chance to watch some Amazon Instant Video sh...

August 25th 2015 at 4:25am 0 Comments
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Just in time for the release of SmartThings new home automation hub next month, it looks like the Samsung-owned smart home platform is getting Amazon Echo integration soon, according to a (now unpublished) blog post. Echo can already control other smart home platforms with your voice, like WeMo an...

August 21st 2015 at 10:18am 0 Comments
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I placed my very first order on Amazon.com for two very popular albums back on June 20th, 2000. I'd later go on to place about 230 orders, including everything from a mattress (no wait, make that two mattresses; don't ask) and soap -- lots and lots of soap. I loved Amazon so much that at one point...

August 20th 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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We knew it was coming, and now it's here. HBO Now, the network's standalone streaming service, is available on Amazon's Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices after making its way to Android gadgets and the Chromecast earlier this summer. A $15 monthly subscription gets you access to HBO's library of c...

August 20th 2015 at 12:20pm 0 Comments
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Did you know that Amazon UK accepts book and video game trade-ins? Nope, me neither. It seems plenty of other customers were oblivious, or at least haven't been using it, because the company has announced that the option is soon disappearing. The section of Amazon's site which lets you specify you...

August 19th 2015 at 11:05am 0 Comments
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Amazon has jumped through hoops trying to speed up deliveries, but wouldn't it sometimes make sense to eliminate the last-mile shipping altogether and pick up orders yourself? That might just happen. GeekWire has discovered that Amazon is trying out a new service, Flex, that has you collecting you...

August 18th 2015 at 9:32pm 0 Comments
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Amazon's Dash buttons are tiny adhesive physical triggers that can order for you, through the magic of WiFi, anything you need to stock up on. But that's not the limits of their power, if you're willing to tinker with them. Ted Benson, (who works at a company that likes to regularly perform such s...

August 17th 2015 at 10:57pm 0 Comments
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Since its introduction, Amazon has continued to add new features to its voice-controlled speaker. Most recently, the online retailer tacked on StubHub integration for keeping tabs on local events. Once you set your city, you can ask the gadget's virtual assistant Alexa to tell you what's going on...

August 17th 2015 at 10:22am 0 Comments
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Amazon is a huge, very successful company that can make headlines with products and services years away from reality. It's also good at selling you stuff you want really cheaply and delivering it to you super quick. According to a New York Times report, however, the incredible efficiency and contin...

August 17th 2015 at 3:32am 0 Comments
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Every time I read an article about saving money by ditching cable or satellite TV, I wondered if doing so would be practical for me. After all, I'm not one of those outliers who rarely watches TV or stays silent when the conversation shifts to Sunday's episode of "The Good Wife." I was drawn to t...

August 12th 2015 at 3:28pm 0 Comments
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Buyers remorse can be a terrible thing as you always wonder if you'd have been better off picking the other device when stood in the aisle at Best Buy. Thankfully if you've got $7.99 lying around and kinda regret grabbing Amazon's Fire TV, then help is at hand thanks to YouMap. The app enables you...

August 12th 2015 at 8:16am 0 Comments