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Bezos teases new Kindle hardware for reveal next week

Bezos teases new Kindle hardware for reveal next week

E-readers may not be the most exciting space in tech these days, but some of us still find a place for them in our lives — and it is we happy few whom Jeff Bezos announced, with enthusiasm palpable, that new Kindle hardware is just around the corner. Heads up readers – all-new, top of […]

Amazon adds the $130 Tap and the $90 Dot to the Echo family

Amazon adds the $130 Tap and the $90 Dot to the Echo family

Amazon’s voice-operated command center Echo produces something close to modern-day magic within our homes: Get the latest news, order a pizza, turn off the lights or find out who killed Bruce Wayne’s parents in fewer than 1,200 milliseconds. The Echo has received more than 33,000 Amazon reviews at a nearly five-star rating since launching in late 2014 and […]

E-books are more than just digital facsimiles, and publishers need to realize that, pronto

E-books are more than just digital facsimiles, and publishers need to realize that, pronto

Amazon’s Kindle, and its less popular e-reader brethren, are great for fiction, but trying to consume content that isn’t meant to be enjoyed from cover to cover is an exercise in annoyance, frustration and misery. That’s a shame, because it doesn’t have to be that way. Take travel books for example. When trekking across the globe, lugging around four-and-a-half pounds worth of […]

Amazon begins reselling Comcast services on its new site, the Amazon Cable Store

Amazon begins reselling Comcast services on its new site, the Amazon Cable Store

Amazon is now reselling Comcast’s Internet and television service on its site, via a newly launched section called Amazon Cable Store – a branding that implies Comcast may be the first of other cable providers yet to come. The Cable Store allows customers to browse a variety of packages, from Internet-only deals up to combined Internet/TV/phone […]

Amazon says it will bring device encryption back to Fire OS

Amazon says it will bring device encryption back to Fire OS

Less than a day after it emerged that Amazon is quietly dropping device encryption support for its Fire OS devices, the U.S. firm has flip-flopped and said that it will restore the feature. Yesterday we reported that Amazon will continue to encrypt data transfers from Fire tablets to external servers, but content stored locally on Fire OS devices […]

Apple loses e-books price-fixing appeal in U.S. Supreme Court

Apple loses e-books price-fixing appeal in U.S. Supreme Court

Apple looks to have come to the end of the road in a long running legal saga involving allegations of an e-books price inflating conspiracy. Today the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the company’s challenge to an appellant court decision that it had conspired with five publishers to increase e-books prices — meaning Apple now faces having to stump […]