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Your Move, Apple

It feels like it’s 2001. A ton of companies had released a ton of MP3 players, and they all sucked. The iPod was just months away.

But it’s 2016, and instead we’re drowning in smarthome gadgets, most recently the voice-powered Amazon Echo and whatever Google Home is.


Amazon Is Opening More Physical Bookstores

Remember when news leaked that Amazon was planning to open a lot more brick-and-mortar stores? Amazon’s PR team got pretty angry about those reports and insisted that they weren’t true. But today Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos himself has confirmed that they’re “definitely” planning to build more stores.


Amazon Finally Made The Dash Button We've Wanted All Along

When Amazon first announced the Dash button in early 2015, we couldn’t decide whether it heralded a more convenient future or whether it was a harbinger of our doom. Since then, the number of Dash buttons has ballooned, but they have yet to escape the confines of being “plastic things that order things” Cool, but not terribly exciting. This new button is different.


Amazon Is Trying To Reinvent YouTube

Starting today, Amazon Prime users in the US will have free access to Amazon Video Direct. Which is… what exactly? According to the landing page, Direct will be “helping content creators and visual storytellers reach millions of Amazon Video customers.” Uh huh.


Amazon Echo Dot and Tap Review: Alexa-Enabled

The Amazon Echo was a clumsy implementation for what ended up being an idea with legs. People have an appetite for a seamless voice-controlled assistant. The Star Trek Computer! Jarvis! Hal! Except not evil! It’s legitimately cool how easy it is to ask this gadget something and get answers. Yet the Echo didn’t do much, and the unvarnished tubular design that required outlet power didn’t seamlessly slide into your life like a voice assistant ought to.


The Amazon Oasis Is The Best E-Reader Ever Made

The Amazon Oasis is practically perfect in every way. It doesn’t forge relationships between bratty kids and their errant fathers or wax bannisters with its arse, but as e-readers go, it leaves you satisfied. It’s light, easy to read, has wonderful ergonomics and incredible battery life.

And it’s $449.


Which Kindle Should You Buy?

Kindle’s latest Oasis e-reader is out and it’s a damn fine product — the best e-reader ever made . It’s also the most expensive e-reader currently available. So if the idea of spending $449 on a portable library makes you shudder, then it’s time to consider the other guys.


US Federal Judge Rules Amazon Must Refund Parents Duped By In-App Purchases

A US federal judge has ruled that Amazon is liable for billing unwitting parents after their children made unauthorised charges in apps. The court will decide exactly how much money Amazon owes customers in the coming months.


What You Need To Know About Amazon's New Kindle Oasis

I didn’t think I could be surprised by a new Kindle, but, well, Amazon got me with the Kindle Oasis. In more than one way. It’s weird-looking, and the $449 price tag is shocking.


Amazon Is Taking More Fake Reviewers To Court

Amazon takes its reviews seriously. That much is clear from the multiple lawsuits the company has already filed against websites offering fake Amazon reviews. The latest round of legal action just reinforces that you probably shouldn’t mess with Amazon’s reviews system.


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