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Apple TV vs. Amazon Fire TV: Which one deserves a spot next to your TV?

With steaming boxes all costing about the same these days, the process of choosing one has become a little more difficult. Amazon added yet another option this week with the Fire TV. We’ve already given you a hands-on first look of the Fire TV and came away pretty impressed. If you’re currently debating between an Amazon Fire TV and an Apple TV, we’ve put together a comparison over on iMore to help you decide.

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Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit up for preorder on Amazon

If you’re looking to be among the first on your block to get the latest Samsung wearables, now might be a good time to swing by Amazon. The Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo — that’s the one without the camera — and Gear Fit fitness band are now available for preorder.

The Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit are each listed at $ 199. The Gear 2 runs $ 299. Amazon lists all three as being  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire TV and Fire Game Controller hands-on and first impressions

A compelling experience, and yet another great way for Amazon to have its content in front of as many people as possible.

For the past few weeks rumors have been building that Amazon was ready to make a big step into the living room with some sort of streaming media and gaming device. When the Fire TV was announced, it turned out to be far more than a simple “streaming stick” — this is better described  [Read More…]

Amazon feature Sonic CD as Free App of the Day

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Amazon are offering the Sonic CD app on their Appstore as their free app of the day and it’ll save $ 2.99.

Sonic CD takes you back to the traditional platform scroller that we were all used to and now you can enjoy it on your Android device for free.

Amazon change their featured app daily, so be quick and grab it before it  [Read More…]

Comparing the Amazon FireTV to the competition

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Stacking the new device up against the Roku 3, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast

So the Amazon FireTV is out, available, and already shipping. The $ 99 device lands in a space currently occupied by Apple TV, Roku, and, to a degree, the Chromecast. Each of these devices features their own unique hardware and software experience, yet there’s overlap across the board. Seriously, what device  [Read More…]

Gary Busey likes talking to things, especially his Amazon Fire TV

Man, Gary Busey’s weird. I’m sure the Amazon Fire TV is cool and all, but man. So weird.

    

Amazon debuts FireTV, a set-top box that doubles as a game console

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As if we expected anything else, Amazon today announced its set-top box experience. Taking aim at devices such as Apple TV, Roku, and even Chromecast, the Amazon FireTV is a hardware and software solution for today’s living room. Designed for movies, TV shows, music, and even games, it’s bound to be one of the year’s most talked-about products.

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In terms of content, the FireTV  [Read More…]

Amazon announces Fire TV, yet another streaming box

If you haven’t been able to decide yet between the myriad options for streaming boxes, Amazon has yet another new option for you: Fire TV. The new box, announced today, includes a quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM (which Amazon says makes it three times as powerful as Apple TV, Chromecast, or Roku), supports the requisite 1080p video output, and can do Dolby Digital Surround Sound over HDMI or optical audio out.

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Sonic CD free on Amazon Appstore today

Want to bring a little 16-bit retro gaming action to your Wednesday? Sonic CD, the time-travelling Sega CD platformer first released on Android in 2011, is available for free today through the Amazon Appstore, down from the regular price of $ 2.99. The game is a faithful recreation of the 1993 original, brought up to date by Christian Whitehead, the developer responsible for recent ports of Sonic 1 and Sonic 2. We’ve got download links after the break.

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Amazon Cloud Drive Photos app re-designed

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Finding that view pictures or video from your cloud storage isn’t that fun? Amazon Cloud Drive Photos app has recently been re-designed with the goal of bringing enjoyment back to re-living all those duck face selfies you took last summer.

Amazon Cloud Drive Photos app is an app that lets you store your memories on the Amazon Cloud from your phone  [Read More…]