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The Best Free Android Apps In Amazon's New Two-Day Giveaway

The Amazon Appstore already gives away one free app each day, but today it’s decided to give away 30 apps, worth a combined total of around $100, for free, to anyone with an Android phone. Here are the pick of the bunch that you should download first.


Amazon Pleads With Hachette To Cut Ebook Prices

In the ongoing spat between Amazon and Hachette over pricing, Amazon has now called for Hachette to simply cut its ebook prices — a move which, it claims, will lower consumer prices on digital titles and provide writers with a larger paycheck at the same time.


The Fire Phone Is So Pricy Because It Costs Amazon A Fortune To Build

We wanted Amazon’s recently released Fire Phone to be many things, but most importantly we wanted it to be (relatively) cheap like all Amazon hardware. So when Jeff Bezos announced the Fire Phone’s $US650 price tag ($US200 on contract), there was some definite sticker shock.


Amazon Now Has A Create-Your-Own 3D-Printing Store

Amazon has just opened a new 3D Printing Store, which allows customers to customise and then purchase “more than 200 unique print-on-demand products”. Customer can take their pick from a wide variety of products to tweak: from cufflinks to credit card holders, iPhone cases to… err, custom bobbleheads.


The Amazon Fire Phone's Headphones Are What All Cheap Earbuds Should Be

Have you ever met a pair of pack-in headphones you liked? Me neither. That is until I got the ones that came with the Fire Phone. They look a lot like Apple’s (bad) EarPods, but are better in almost every way you would want. All cheap headphones should be at least this great.


Amazon Fire Phone Teardown: So Many Cameras In Such A Small Space

The Amazon Fire Phone’s tricks are pretty sophisticated, even if they’re never really put to good use. And its innards are complicated to match, according to a teardown by iFixit. But damned if they aren’t pretty to look at.


Amazon Fire Phone Review: A Shaky First Step

After years of rumours, Amazon’s first smartphone is finally, finally here. It’s unique, it’s can be fun, it’s a pretty decent phone. And you can do better.


A Day In The Unusual Life Of A Professional Amazon Model

“Amazon Amanda”, who stands 190cm tall, discusses her life and work in a subculture where men will pay to be squished, crushed, wrestled or just be seen in public with a super-sized women. It is an unusual world, but it’s definitely one where underground comic artist Robert Crumb would feel completely happy.

Amanda says that nothing sexual ever happens with her clients, but she does get some unusual requests — including once being asked to crush a terminally ill client to death so that he would die happy.


Amazon's Prepping A 'Kindle Unlimited' Subscription Service For Books

Amazon is testing an ebook rental service called “Kindle Unlimited”, as GigaOm pointed out today. The e-commerce company put up test pages for the service, which will offer “unlimited access to 600,000 titles”. Users would pay $US10 a month for access to the online lending library. The question is: Will they?


Amazon Is Begging US Authorities To Push Drone Tests Beyond Regulations

Amazon has started begging US aviation authorities to let it start testing drones in its own backyard, according to a letter that was made public Thursday. The request explains that Amazon wants to test drones outside of the testing sites designated by the Federal Aviation Administration.