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Amazon Is Baiting Hachette Authors With 100% Profits

Amazon and publishing company Hachette remain in negotiations after a very public brawl over ebook pricing, and Amazon’s pulling out some down and dirty trick to win its battle, including jacking up Hachette book prices. Amazon’s latest gambit is more carrot than stick: Amazon executive David Naggar sent a letter to a number of Hachette authors proposing that they keep 100 per cent of their sales while the dispute persists.


The Books Everyone Starts And No One Finishes, According To Amazon

Picking up a book is gratifying: look at me, not reading dumb listicles on the internet! Finishing a book, however, is a challenge. Which of this summer’s top-selling books have the highest reader attrition? Dr. Jordan Ellenberg has a semi-scientific way to find out, using buyer-generated info from Amazon to identify this year’s most unread book.


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

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


Sorry Amazon, But US Authorities Will Not Allow Delivery Drones

In a document seeking feedback on new drone policies, the US aviation authorities indicated that it does not want unmanned aircraft “delivering packages to people for a fee”. Even if a company doesn’t collect a fee — as Amazon has proposed — drone deliveries count as commercial activity, the agency says. And that’s against the rules.


Yes! You Can Buy A Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite

If reading really is all you’re in for, the Kindle Paperwhite is hands-down the best little e-reader around. But how do you improve on (near) perfection? Apparently, you waterproof the hell out of it.


9 Of The Most Expensive Things You Can Find On Amazon

It’s pretty easy to blow all your money buying stuff on Amazon. But if you want to clear out your savings account right now in one fell swoop, here are some of the biggest-ticket items we could find in the Everything Store.


How Amazon's Fire Phone Cameras Know Where Your Face Is Even At Night

The Amazon Fire Phone’s Dynamic Perspective — the famed “3D effect” — works almost as if by magic. As you look at the phone and move it around, the Fire Phone watches you back and changes what you see. It’s not voodoo though. It’s crazy camera tech. Here’s a closer look at how it works, even in the dark.


Amazon Fire Phone Hands-On: Great For Amazon, Less So For You

Amazon revealed its first ever phone today. Dubbed the Fire Phone, it has all kinds of wild features like the head-tracking Dynamic Perspective, Firefly (for buying all the things), and all kinds of other bells and whistles. Novel stuff, but is it actually, y’know, good? We just went hands-on, and we’re not too sure.


How Amazon's Fire Phone Compares To Its Toughest Competition

Amazon’s long-rumoured Fire Phone is finally here, folks! It has a crazy face-tracking 3D display that knows the position of your head at all times and a scanner that identifies (and helps you buy) just about anything. But funky features aside, how does The Everything Store’s phone stack up to the major competition? Let’s find out.


Amazon Fire Phone: An All-Seeing 3D Prime Contender

We’ve been hearing the rumours for weeks (months? years?), and the day has finally come. Amazon’s phone is here. It’s called the Fire Phone, and it’s got some fancy new tricks.