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10 Tricks To Make Yourself A Kindle Master

The Kindle e-reader has been with us in one form or another since 2007, and it’s still going strong. It’s a super simple device, and for most people, that’s a huge part of its appeal. But don’t let its simplicity fool you into thinking there aren’t any interesting tweaks you can make to your beloved e-reader. Here are 10 of our favourite Kindle tweaks that make reading anywhere even easier.


Our First Look At Amazon's Reboot Of The Tick

Yeah, that’s Peter Serafinowicz encased in a giant, bright blue Tick costume. The new Tick show is gonna be weird.


Amazon Drive Is Offering Unlimited Storage For $8 A Month

For $100 a year Amazon Drive now has an unlimited online storage plan — you can upload “an infinite amount” amounts of photos, videos, movies, music and other files to be securely stored and available for download at its original size and resolution.

There’s a free three-month trial on offer for Aussies, too.


Amazon CEO/Master Thespian Jeff Bezos Added To The Cast Of Star Trek Beyond

Would you like to cameo as an alien in an upcoming Star Trek movie? Step one: Acquire several billion dollars. Apparently the movie cameo comes free of charge.


Why Do We Like The Music That We Like?

Some combinations of notes inherently sound better than others, right? It’s why the bread and butter of pop music, which is engineered to be upbeat and danceable, is highly consonant major chords. It’s why unpredictable 12-tone compositions create unease in the listener, and why Stravinsky’s dissonant Rite of Spring sparked a riot when it debuted.


Amazon's New Offices Will Contain Literal Jungle

Employee perks at some companies include watery coffee all day and maybe a ping-pong table. Employee perks at Amazon will soon include treehouses where engineers commune with nature to refresh their minds and meet in rooms with walls crawling with vines.


Amazon Is Adding Dash Buttons, Even If Nobody Uses Them

Yes, Amazon is still trying to make the Dash Button happen. The company added dozens of new push-to-buy Dash options last week, ignoring the fact that they never really caught on.


Amazon Busted Illegally Shipping Dangerous Chemicals Again

Amazon just racked up two more fines — amounting to a total of $US130,000 ($173,364) — from the FAA for improperly shipping dangerous chemicals. Turns out putting acid and flammable gas into a box and putting it on an aeroplane is not OK.


The Cheapest Kindle Just Got Better

Amazon has just announced some nice improvements to the cheapest Kindle. The price is still crazy good at $US80 ($107), and the battery still lasts for weeks. (It also still has a middling 167 ppi display.) But it’s also thinner, lighter and now comes in black and white.


Amazon Should Have Known Better Than To Ship 'Amazing Liquid Fire' By Air

The Federal Aviation Administration is fining Amazon $US350,000 ($473,568) for not realising it should take more precaution when shipping a product called “Amazing! LIQUID FIRE”.


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