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Amazon Greenlights Two Pilots for Next Round of Original Series

Amazon Greenlights Two Pilots for Next Round of Original Series

Amazon has lined up two more original shows that could end up as full series with a thumbs-up from viewers. Debuting later this year as part of Amazon Prime Video's third pilot season are a half-hour dramatic comedy called "The Cosmopolitans" and an hour-long drama named "Hand of God," the company announced Wednesday. Set ...

When is it Time to Upgrade Your Mobile Tech?

When is it Time to Upgrade Your Mobile Tech?

I have an iPad 2. I don’t use it very much, but it’s there for me whenever a new game comes out … or whenever my Macbook is just out of reach. The iPad 2 came out on March 11, 2011. In the grand scheme of things (and I’m not talking about the “cosmic calendar” from “Cosmos”), three years is nothing. But ...

Amazon Says It Passed Hulu, is Now the Third Largest Video Site

Amazon Says It Passed Hulu, is Now the Third Largest Video Site

Amazon's been trying to turn Instant Video into a major player in the streaming space, and it looks like its dedication is starting to pay off: Amazon says that Prime video streams have nearly tripled year over year, and it cites video-delivery firm Qwilt to say that Instant Video is now the third largest video site ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 8, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 8, 2014

Amazon has finally made its way into your living room. Amazon Fire TV, a tiny streaming box for your home theater, was designed to offer a great and simple streaming experience. Two to four times more powerful than similar devices on the market, content playback on the Fire TV starts immediately, which means you’ll never ...

Why Doesn’t Amazon Fire TV Have a Shopping Cart?

Why Doesn’t Amazon Fire TV Have a Shopping Cart?

While Amazon breathlessly touted the capabilities of its streaming-media box, Fire TV, last week, it surprisingly didn't mention anything about how the device would link up with the company's fundamental purpose: being the online store that sells everything to everyone. Amazon has never concealed its playbook for its Kindle ...

‘Amazon Dash’ is a Wand-Like Device That Makes Online Grocery Shopping Easy

‘Amazon Dash’ is a Wand-Like Device That Makes Online Grocery Shopping Easy

In the last two months, Amazon has spotlighted two new products that allow shoppers to add items to their shopping list without ever typing anything into a search bar. This isn’t a coincidence. The most recent one is Amazon Dash — a thin, wand-like device, revealed on Friday, that includes both a microphone and a ...

Amazon Fire TV Stores Your Voice Recordings, But Lets You Delete Them

Amazon Fire TV Stores Your Voice Recordings, But Lets You Delete Them

Amazon's Fire TV only began shipping to customers on Wednesday, minutes after its reveal as a high-powered media and games hub, but the online retailer has already opened its Web-based Fire TV controls to anxious customers waiting for their packages to arrive. There's not much to do on the Fire TV management page if the ...

Amazon’s Delivery Lockers Now Accept Returns

Amazon’s Delivery Lockers Now Accept Returns

Amazon.com has quietly rolled out a new service to let customers return unwanted merchandise using large metal lockers it has installed for deliveries in garages, convenience and grocery stores in major metropolitan areas. The service will help address a problem that has plagued Amazon and other e-commerce retailers. As ...

Amazon Fire TV vs. the Competition: Who Comes Out on Top?

Amazon Fire TV vs. the Competition: Who Comes Out on Top?

Amazon has just announced its streaming TV media device, the Fire TV, and that means it now faces off against other tech giants and incumbents in yet another category. So how does the Amazon TK compare to the likes of the Apple TV, Google’s Chromecast and Roku’s lineup of streaming set-top boxes and new HDMI stick? ...

Apple Uses Clean Data but Amazon’s Energy is Dirty, Says Greenpeace

Apple Uses Clean Data but Amazon’s Energy is Dirty, Says Greenpeace

As technology titans such as Apple, Google, and Facebook battle for the title of greenest data maker, one of the Internet's key players, Amazon, is ignoring the cause altogether and falling dangerously behind its peers, according to a new Greenpeace report. Founded in 1972, Greenpeace is a not-for-profit, non-governmental ...