Tag Archive: Prime


Amazon Prime signs HBO licensing deal

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Amazon on Wednesday announced the upcoming availability of select HBO programming as part of the Amazon Prime service. Set to take effect on May 21, Prime subscribers will be able to watch full seasons of shows such as The Sopranos, The Wire, and Deadwood. More current shows like Boardwalk Empire will be available in select seasons with full seasons approximately three years after airing on HBO.

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The long-rumored premium Galaxy S5 gets one step closer to reality this week as a shipping manifest leaked online. Referencing four SM-G906K units being shipped for “R&D purpose”, it’s the same model number that has been the subject of additional leaks. While this is not outright proof positive of the so-called Galaxy S5 Prime, it’s more fuel for the fire. For what it’s worth, the  [Read More...]

Rumors have been swirling for some time now that Samsung would release a high-powered version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 with a super-dense screen and presumably high-powered processor to power it — and now we’re getting our first form of confirmation (albeit not official from Samsung) on the device. The “Galaxy S5 Prime“, we called it. These rumors began surfacing long before the Galaxy S5 announced, primarily that we would see a phone with an absurd  [Read More...]

Poll: Are you keeping Amazon Prime?

Amazon today announced a $ 20 increase to its Amazon Prime service, which offers up “free” two-day shipping along with the tens of thousands of movies and TV shows you can stream for free, and half-million books available for borrowing. The fee increase means you’ll be paying $ 99 a year for the privilege — all of $ 5 more than what you’d pay Netflix for its basic streaming service. 

So will you be renewing?

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The rumors of an Amazon Prime music streaming service continue to grow. The latest report out of the Wall Street Journal suggests that Amazon plans to introduce the service along with an increased rate Prime subscription, with the end goal being to get folks buying more music from its MP3 store.

    

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Just how likely is the rumored 5.25-inch, 1440p ‘super-flagship?’

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a solid high-end Android smartphone. We said as much in our hands-on preview of the device early last week. But among some sections of the tech community there’s been a whiff of perplexion — and maybe even disappointment — that certain hardware milestones weren’t reached this time around. What about the “2K” (2160×1440) display that  [Read More...]

Transformer Prime

British retailer Clove Technology has taken the ASUS Transformer Prime off sale today, saying “faults” reported by customers and difficulty in obtaining stock are behind the decision.

In a post on its official blog, Clove says stock levels have been a “real issue”, and despite being able to obtain some Transformer Prime units earlier than expected, it’s decided to withdraw the tablet from sale due to complaints of faults in some units.

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The launch of Grand Theft Auto III on Android was a pretty big deal, but initially a lot of devices couldn’t play it. Todays update among other features adds compatibility for the Asus Transformer Prime. 

Support is also added for the Medion Lifetab, but even better is the added support for the Gamestop Wireless Controller. Controls are also improved for currently supported gamepads, and for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.  [Read More...]

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Though some will lament the fact that the ASUS Transformer Prime was released with several issues, ASUS has continued to impress us with its commitment to updates for its flagship tablet. Earlier this month, ASUS pushed out an update to Ice Cream Sandwich which brought with it fixes to several of the software hiccups plaguing the Prime (including GPS and WiFi performance), along with the wonderment of Android 4.0.

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Transformer Prime

The ASUS Transformer Prime is the first quad-core tablet, and users were a bit up in arms when it was discovered that the bootloader was locked.  ASUS responded with an official statement that a tool to unlock the bootloader was in development, and today their official Twitter account told everyone that it would be coming in February:

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