The Best-Selling Music On Amazon This Year Was Somehow Not Taylor Swift

Amazon just released its list of top-selling MP3 songs and albums of the year, and Taylor Swift was surprisingly not at the top slot of either. Shake it off, girl.

Amazon Echo Teardown: A Dark Tower Of Voice Control

Amazon’s Echo speaker promises to make your life better by being a Siri for your kitchen, an always-listening assistant you can ask for help when your hands are covered in batter. The folks at iFixit got one, and naturally started ripping it apart. Once you dive in, it looks like spare parts for the Death Star.

HOT Christmas Deals: Chromecast Twin Pack, Sony Speakers, Kindle And More

More Christmas tech gear for all budgets! From Gizmodo Australia’s newly crowned Best TV Of 2014 (slashed to just $779) to sub-$100 gift options like a special Chromecast twin pack or Jabra Bluetooth streamer to safely make calls while while driving.

You Can Now Barter With Amazon Sellers

Amazon has today added a new Make An Offer option to its site, which allows customers to negotiate prices with sellers. But it’s not an auction; these discussions are done in private, and you’ll only ever pay less than the asking price (unless you do something really dumb).

Amazon To FAA: We Might Just Take Our Delivery Drones Overseas

In the technology world’s equivalent of a teenage sulk, Amazon has told US aviation authorities that “without approval of our testing in the United States, we will be forced to continue expanding our Prime Air R&D footprint abroad.”

Amazon Sent This Farmer A Piece Of Its Conveyor Belt Instead Of A Book

Just days after Amazon showed off its autonomous Kiva warehouse robots, the mechanised minions are already showing signs of revolt. A pair of Texas goat farmers say they received what appears to be a piece of a conveyor belt from the retail giant, instead of the book about chickens they were expecting.

Everything Amazon Is Supposedly Working On

You can always expect that Amazon will push out new Kindles and Fires year by year, but the Everything Store has so much more in the works. From travel sites to retail stores, there’s a whole bunch of rumoured stuff Amazon might be getting ready to roll out. Here’s a breakdown.

Report: Amazon's Ad-Supported Streaming Service Is A Done Deal

Today in things Amazon might be working on: first, a travel site, and now, according to the New York Post, an ad-supported streaming video network. This has been previously rumoured, but the Post is saying it’s a done deal.

Report: Amazon Is Planning To Launch A Travel Site With Hotel Bookings

Looking to get away? Maybe you should just add a trip to your Wish List in the hope someone buys it for you. At least, that’s what you might be able to do soon, if reports of Amazon branching out into travel are accurate.

Kindle Fire Owners Now Get The Washington Post For Free

Ever since Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post, there’s been speculation about how he would tie it in with Amazon. Now we know: Owners of Kindle Fire tablets are getting a full 6-month digital subscription to the newspaper for free.