Tag Archive: Amazon

Comparing the Amazon FireTV to the competition


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


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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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

Amazon CLoud Drive Photos App

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…]

The week’s best Android rumors: Motorola XPlay, Amazon Set-Top box, new Galaxy Tabs, and more

Motorola XPlay

Motorola are rumored to be launching their 6.3-inch phablet called the XPlay around Q3 2014. Reports indicate that Motorola have decided to drop the XPlay name, and may just be calling it the next Moto X. Specs are currently uncertain but speculation suggests the Moto XPlay will include a quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB RAM, and the Jelly Bean version of Android.

New Galaxy Tabs

Evidence has surfaced that suggests Samsung have dropped off a 10.1-inch Galaxy  [Read More…]

Amazon shaves up to $40 off Kindle Fire HD tablets for limited time

Amazon on Friday announced a limited-time promotion which sees them slashing up to $ 40 off the Kindle Fire HD tablet. What’s more, the HD X models have their own discounts as well, with $ 30 off the 7-inch and $ 40 off the 8.9-inch version. What’s the reason for such a deep discount? Looks to be something related to the NCAA March Madness tournament. Whatever it is, we’ll take it! There’s no indication as to how  [Read More…]

Amazon sets April 2nd event, likely a media streamer for your TV

Today Amazon sent out an invitation for an event on April 2nd, and by all expectations we’d be surprised if we didn’t see a TV media streamer announced. The invite — sent to TechCrunch and others — simply reads “Please join us for an update on our video business”. It also displays a couch (a living room staple, if you were not aware) and popcorn (which, you know, people eat while watching things).

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MicroSD cards are ridiculously cheap today on Amazon

If you’re in the market for a new microSD card — and we can think of a couple reasons coming on why you should be — they’re on sale today as Amazon’s Gold Box deal. The bottom line? a 64GB card for as low as $ 35. Head on over there now and check it out. [Amazon]


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