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Amazon Beat Google To Buy The .Buy Domain Name For $US4.5 Million

Amazon — king of selling stuff on the interwebz — just paid a cool $US4.5 million to buy the rights to the .Buy top-level-domain, beating out Google in the process.


Amazon Has A Faster Kindle Fire HDX And A Fleet Of Cheap, Tiny Tablets

Last year, Amazon’s Kindle tablets really grew up. They got fantastic and stylish new design, and a software update to back it up. This year, Amazon’s trotting out a new 8.9 Kindle Fire HDX with faster guts. You won’t find a 7-inch version if that’s what you’re looking for, but Amazon does have some staggeringly cheap new Kindle Fire HDs to take its place for just $US100 a pop.


Kindle Voyage: This Is What A $200 E-Reader Looks Like (It's Gorgeous)

It’s been a few years since e-ink Kindles took a big step forward. 2012′s Kindle Paperwhite was the last big splash. But now Amazon’s got a new, beautiful, premium e-reader for you to read words off of. This is the Kindle Voyage.


Leaked Details About Two New Kindles Appear Online

Details about two new upcoming Kindle readers have leaked online. A German website first pointed out that information about the next generation of Amazon’s ereaders had appeared on the German version of Amazon’s website. It’s gone now, but not before revealing that there will be two new types: an upgraded “basic” version, and a new high-end product called the Kindle Voyage.


Amazon's Using The Heat From Its Data Centres To Warm Its New HQ

Downtown Seattle is being slowly consumed by Amazon-funded infrastructure, thanks to the expansion of its corporate headquarters — glass domes, bike lanes, streetcar improvements. Now the company has figured out an innovative way to heat their new buildings by using the energy generated by their data centres across the street.


Your Amazon Account Can Be Hacked Via A Malicious Kindle Ebook

If you download Kindle ebooks from dubious sources aka anywhere other than Amazon, watch out. A security researcher has discovered a security hole in the “Manage Your Kindle” page on Amazon’s website that outs your Amazon credentials to hackers when you upload a malicious ebook.


Audible Security Flaw Lets Thieves Download Unlimited Free Audiobooks

A loophole in Audible’s security is making it easy to get unlimited free audiobooks, as long as you have no moral qualms about using a fake name and credit card.


Amazon Owns Amazonsucks.com (And Plenty Worse Than That)

If you’re a huge commercial organisation, it pays to not have too many random people on the internet making cheap jokes at your expense. Which is, presumably, why Amazon owns a slew of silly and offensive domains that include its name.


If Anyone Can Get Delivery Drones Legalised, It's Google

The commercial drone industry has a new best friend, and that friend is powerful and loaded. It’s Google, which recently unveiled to The Atlantic its secret drone delivery program, Project Wing, meaning another tech titan now has skin in the commercial UAV game. One that might just have enough clout to make delivery drones happen.


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