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Amazon trialing new delivery system that makes FedEx and UPS obsolete

October 5th, 2017

Amazon is testing a new delivery option for third-party sellers, which would increase Amazon’s role in the logistics chain at the expense of UPS and FedEx, its long-time shipping partners. The news comes courtesy of a Bloomberg report, and marks a big step up in where Amazon wants to position itself between buyers and sellers. The report …

Why Is Amazon Prime So Successful

Unlimited two-day shipping has made it hard to wait for anything

August 22nd, 2014

A few years ago, I was “that guy” — the one searching for fillers to boost my online shopping cart to $25 so that I could have the lot of it shipped to my place gratis. It wasn’t glamorous, but it worked. At the time, it felt like moving entirely unrelated products from Points A, …

HTC invites fans to 'see what's next' on September 1st

August 19th, 2011

HTC has issued an invitation to its fans on Facebook, inviting them to “see what’s next” during a London event on September 1st. The company probably won’t unveil any new phones during a public event, but the IFA tradeshow in Berlin begins on the same day so we expect HTC will be making a number …

HTC Prime and Ignite Windows Phones leaked by retailer

July 28th, 2011

We haven’t seen the HTC Ignite or Prime since March, but a new leak from cell phone retailer The Phone House suggests that HTC is planning to launch both handsets in the near future. The phones will pack Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, presumably the Mango release, but it is unclear when they will hit …

Google’s first Ice Cream Sandwich phone to be manufactured by Samsung, possibly dubbed ‘Nexus Prime’

June 27th, 2011

We exclusively reported details of Google’s first Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone — either a Nexus device, or a “pure Google” flagship handset from one of Google’s key partners — and we now have more information surrounding the world’s most anticipated Android phone. We reported that the handset would nix physical menu keys going forward, and would feature …

HTC Prime Windows Phone image and specs leak

March 15th, 2011

It finally looks like the first round of Windows Phone 7-powered devices unveiled last year will be getting some company soon. CTIA should finally bring us some new Windows Phones when it kicks off next week, and we may now be seeing preliminary details leak out as the show draws near. The full touchscreen HTC Ignite …

Amazon adds unlimited streaming videos to Prime membership benefits

February 22nd, 2011

If you find yourself frequently purchasing from online retailer Amazon, you probably have been pitched to sign-up for the company’s Prime service before. For a $79 annual fee, Amazon will provide members with unlimited, 2-day shipping on all eligible items purchased along with heavily discounted shipping upgrades (you can get next day shipping with Saturday delivery for just $3.99). Now, to …

Bring the noise: Jawbone's NoiseAssassin 2.0 vs. Jabra's Noise Blackout

June 26th, 2009

Since the introduction of its first Bluetooth headset, Aliph has set a new standard where background noise reduction and cancellation are concerned. The California-based start up introduced its Jawbone headset in December of 2006 and almost instantly, long-standing giants in the Bluetooth headset business found themselves playing a game of catch-up. It has been about …