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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 ...

Amazon Fire TV’s (Optional) Gaming Controller Will Cost $39.99

Amazon Fire TV’s (Optional) Gaming Controller Will Cost $39.99

We all expected this, right? Yes, Amazon has a game controller, and it works with the company's newly announced Fire TV. Sure, you could use the set-top box's remote or an upcoming custom app to play games, but there's a dedicated controller too that's ready to wrangle a Fire TV-specifc version of Minecraft, NBA 2K14, Sev ...

Meet Amazon Fire TV: A Streaming Box With Gaming and No Video Buffering

Meet Amazon Fire TV: A Streaming Box With Gaming and No Video Buffering

Amazon Fire TV is available for purchase now, for $99.The ecommerce giant Amazon has delved even further into the hardware space with the launch of a long-rumored streaming media device called the Amazon Fire TV. It said that it has watched these devices sell on its platform for a long time now, so it knows what is and ...

Microsoft Slashes Cloud Pricing a Week After Amazon’s Cuts

Microsoft Slashes Cloud Pricing a Week After Amazon’s Cuts

Microsoft slashed prices on several of its cloud computing services the company announced on Monday, following through on a standing promise to match Amazon Web Services, which made similar cuts last week. The software giant made the announcement in a blog post by Windows Azure general manager Steven Martin, saying it will ...

Everything (We Think) We Know About Amazon’s Streaming Device

Everything (We Think) We Know About Amazon’s Streaming Device

Amazon is hosting a TV-centric event in New York on Wednesday, where it will most likely reveal a streaming device. So what's that lil' thing going to look like? Here are the mostly likely answers to your biggest questions. What will it look like? Most signs point to a dongle, a la Chromecast or Roku's new streaming stick. ...

Amazon Officially Announces 6 New Series, Renews Alpha House for Second Season

Amazon Officially Announces 6 New Series, Renews Alpha House for Second Season

Earlier reports had indicated that Amazon Studios had decided which of its new pilots would be making it to series, and now it's official. On Monday, the company announced that it is ordering six new shows, including Chris Carter's apocalyptic drama The After, the LA detective noir Bosch, Jill Soloway's comedic drama ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 31, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 31, 2014

If you’re still using a first-gen Kindle Paperwhite, a new update will greatly improve your reading experience. Amazon recently released an update to its original Paperwhite e-readers, bringing them up to par with their successors. The update adds Goodreads integration, meaning you’ll be able to quickly and easily share ...