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Friday, 10 May 2013 21:11

Holophone from Amazon?

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According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Amazon is working on a device that should allow the three-dimensional images to appear on the screen of the smart phone or to hover above the display and can be viewed from all angles like a hologram.

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Sunday, 05 May 2013 19:44

10.1 inch Kindle Fire HD on the way


Amazon could present this year a larger release of their tablet Kindle Fire. Although in recent years tablets with the smaller screen diagonal received increased popularity, with Kindle Fire things are going in the opposite way.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013 22:45

Will Amazon get .book domain or not?

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ICANN discusses about who to assign new management domains (a total of 1930 potential new domains are in the pool), and Amazon has applied for multiple domains, including .book. It is quite clear why this domain is of extreme importance to many, including Amazon’s rival Barnes & Noble, which reported earlier this month to ICANN, saying that Amazon should not be permitted to handle the domain.a

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Thursday, 31 January 2013 05:46

Amazon finished 2012 with low earnings


Amazon has released the results for the last quarter of 2012. The company has achieved 22.27 billion in revenue which is 22% better compared to the same period a year earlier. However, Amazon also reported relatively weak earnings, especially if we consider their high income.

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Monday, 14 January 2013 15:36

Gaming headsets from Sennheiser


Sennheiser has unveiled two models of headphones which should enriched their already great offering. They are the PC 350SE and PC 363D; both of these are already available on Amazon and are now moving into distribution and sales through other channels.

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Sunday, 18 November 2012 08:38

And Here Comes Barnes & Noble... Sort Of


Tablets.  I love tablets, those imminently portable magical slates that fit in a jacket pocket and not only hold several thousand novels but let me check my e-mail, update my Facebook status, surf the web and play Angry Birds any time I want.  The problem with tablets is that until relatively recently they were priced out of the range of the average consumer.  Yes, the folks in the ivory tower of Apple have made them available for many years but only to what amounts to the elite of the consumer world.  Things have changed, and are changing more by the day. 

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Monday, 29 October 2012 20:21

Amazon: Our Kindle is better!


Amazon has decided to use their position as the world's largest on-line store, in an effort to draw attention to their device, or better yet, to dissuade people from the competition. Thus visitors to their home page are treated to a very "subtle" statement that the Kindle Fire HD offers "a lot more for a lot less money." The screenshot of Amazon's Web site makes it all clear. Kindle's manufacturer points out that Fire HD has an HD screen with 30% more pixels than the iPad mini and also higher pixel density (216 to 163 PPI).

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Monday, 22 October 2012 20:29

No more Samsung LCD panels for Apple


Samsung’s ongoing war with Apple is continuing as Samsung has decided not to provide any more LCD panels for various Apple products. Although the reason behind this is said to be less profit due to Apple's new supply pricing strategy, if we consider what happened in the last few years with these two companies it's no wonder that they have decided to stop the partnership. Samsung should compensate this with increased orders coming from Amazon, as they are doing great with their new Kindle family of devices.

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Windows 8, Microsoft’s heavily cloud based operating system, is due to hit the market in four days along with their Surface RT Tablet. While Microsoft (including Bill Gates) is talking up the operating system and its virtues there are many in the industry that are concerned about what will happen once (really if) a larger number of people start using these cloud services. This is highlighted today by yet another outage at Amazon that brought down many services including Reddit.

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The Paperwhite has become a real hit in the ebook market and both the improved contrast and front lit display are looking like great improvements, but Amazon wanted to familiarize their buyers with the limitations it has so they posted a disclaimer about it. They concentrated on three features that differ from the previous version so users can be aware of what they are getting with the new device in the Kindle family. Firstly they stated that “Kindle Paperwhite does not have audio or Text-to-Speech.” This appears to be part of price it had to pay to be smaller and lighter than it would be with that feature.

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