HTC’s One (M8) and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 are two of the best Android smartphones that will launch in 2014. In fact, they’re two of the best smartphones that have ever existed, period. But there are plenty of other fantastic phones set to debut this year and people in the market for a new handset might want to think twice before rushing into a new contract right now. More →
Amazon shoppers who like to review the products they purchase from the giant retailer should know that the companies that sell those products can go as far as to threaten serious legal action against them for negative reviews. Redditor trevely that had criticized a router on Amazon received such a threat from Mediabridge Products lawyers, Ars Technica reports, with the company asking him to remove his negative review of one of the products. Apparently, that review quickly became the “most helpful” negative review on Amazon for the Medialink Wireless Router. More →
Amazon is ready to offer shoppers an interesting new way to purchase various goods by letting them connect their Amazon and Twitter accounts in order to add new products to their Amazon shopping carts with a simple hashtag. By adding #AmazonCart in replies to tweets that have Amazon product links in them, users will be able to add those products to their carts, The Next Web reports. More →
Amazon’s push to get packages to your doorstep as quickly as possible continues as Dallas, San Francisco and Los Angeles have been added to the list of cities offering same day delivery. The Wall Street Journal reports that along with the service’s expansion into three new metropolitan areas, several of the cities which had already featured same day delivery have been given even later cut-off times before their orders will be pushed to the next day. More →
Amazon is still more than a month away from unveiling its first own-brand smartphone, but there isn’t much mystery that remains. BGR gave the world its first look at the unannounced handset in mid-April, and we followed up with exclusive details surrounding the phone’s unique 3D interface and gesture-based controls. Then, we revealed that “Prime Data” will be one of the device’s key weapons in the crowded U.S. smartphone market.
Amazon has yet to come out with its own wearable devices, but that won’t stop the giant retailer from selling as many wearable gadgets as possible in the future no matter who makes them. In fact, the company on Tuesday announced it launched a special section on its website – the Wearable Technology store – where it will promote and sell only wearable devices. More →
Have you ever wondered what goes on inside the facility responsible for a majority of your Internet purchases? Now you can find out for yourself as Amazon announced this week that it will begin offering tours of six of its fulfillment centers to interested parties. The tours last approximately 60 minutes and will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of every month. Anyone over the age of 6 can participate in a tour. More →
Ever since it launched its Fire TV set-top box, it was clear to some potential buyers – those who went to FireTV.com when looking for more information online about the product – that Amazon may have a porn problem. And it looks like the issue is more serious than expected for the retail giant. More →
Amazon has a new special Appstore promotion, part of its Free App of the Day program, giving away 12 music apps worth more than $40 for free. The Amazon Appstore Music bundle includes apps that regularly sell for anywhere from $0.99 to $10.99 and can be downloaded immediately on compatible devices. More →
Amazon is preparing to release its first smartphone this summer and the device will include a variety of hardware and software features that are unlike anything the world has ever seen. These attributes are intriguing and at times innovative, but the company has an ace up its sleeve that could end up being the phone’s most attractive feature. More →
I know, I know. You already know the answer. But my reaction to Amazon’s Prime Pantry introduction — which allows its Prime members to have up to 45 pounds of home goods shipped directly to their doorstep within four days for a $6 fee — has more to do with the industry at large. As someone who resides in a rural location, being able to shop online is a huge boon. Pets.com and eBay were but infants in the online universe, and it was already obvious that the holy grail of online shipping would be the day that your groceries arrived to your doorstep, precisely as ordered, without anything being spoiled.
We aren’t there yet on a grand scale, but we’re getting tantalizingly close. More →
Amazon and HBO on Wednesday announced a first-of-its-kind deal that will make HBO content available to Amazon Prime subscribers. Several popular HBO shows and mini-series will be included in the deal, and content can be streamed to computers, smartphones, tablets and TVs using Amazon’s various video-streaming apps. What’s more, all newly available HBO content will also be accessible on Amazon’s new Fire TV streaming set-top box. More →
Amazon doesn’t plan to unveil its first smartphone until later this spring, but the world got an early look at the handset last week when BGR posted exclusive photos of the unannounced device. We also shared several key details about the phone’s software, which features unique hardware-assisted 3D effects that will help differentiate Amazon’s smartphone lineup from rival devices.