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Amazon Just Banned The Sale Of Google Chromecast And Apple TV

When competition heats up, you can expect somebody to get burned. Today, Amazon absolutely scorched Google and Apple by banning the two companies’ streaming TV products from its marketplace. Amazon says it’s “to avoid customer confusion.”

American Hero Hacks Amazon Dash Button To Order Pizza

Over in the US, Amazon Dash buttons are equal parts amazing technology and useless gimmick. A single button that will deliver specific products to your doorstep is like shopping in the Jetsons’ era. But it would be even better if that product was hot, cheesy pizza, as one hacker imagined.

Amazon's $50 Fire Tablet Is The Impulse Buy That Never Ends

Every product Amazon makes is designed to sell you something else. It’s an open secret. That’s why the company could lose money on the Kindle Fire — yet still reap a profit. Now, Amazon is introducing the most irresistable moneysuck yet: a $US50 tablet.

Would You Buy An Android Tablet If It Only Cost $50?

According to a rumour from the Wall Street Journal, Amazon is readying a $US50, 15-centimetre Android tablet for a launch before Christmas this year. The company hasn’t had runaway success with its existing line of Android tablets, so it’s clearly hoping that cutting the price can get a few more people on board.

Here's Why The Top Gear Trio Aren't Making A New Show On Netflix

When the announcement came that former Top Gear hosts, Clarkson, Hammond and May would be making a new show for Amazon’s on-demand platform, the internet was a little surprised. “Why not Netflix?” asked many commenters. After much head-scratching, Netflix’s chief product officer has confirmed why the streaming giant passed on new Top Gear.

Amazon's Gadget Lab Is Secretly Building These Three Things

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon’s Lab126 — makers of the Kindle, iFire Phone, and Amazon Echo — is laying off dozens of engineers. That’s a shame. Some consolation: now we can hear about the gadgets they were secretly building!

Does This Comment Describe The Place Where You Work?

I asked you, the fine readers of Gizmodo, whether the cutthroat work environment attributed to Amazon was an outlier or old hat. One commenter’s description of their company seemed to widely resonate.

When Is Flash Finally Going To Die?

Apparently the answer is pretty much never, despite the efforts of Apple, Google… and now Amazon.

Have You Ever Worked At A Cutthroat Company Like Amazon?

Following a damning report on Amazon’s workplace culture, many people are questioning whether it’s ethical to keep buying from the mega-retailer. But in comments on our article about Amazon, some Gizmodians don’t sound surprised about the conditions — they’d experienced the same. Tell us about your workplace horrors.

Working For Amazon Sounds Like A Soul Crushing Experience

Amazon factories, with their insane, round-the-clock delivery schedules, are notoriously hellish places to work. But life at corporate Amazon isn’t exactly a picnic, either. Here, CEO Jeff Bezos’ terrifying workplace manifesto permeates every aspect of life.

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