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Netflix Says Users Can’t Handle Offline Playback

Now that Amazon has introduced offline playback to its video streaming service, all eyes turned to Netflix to see how it would react to its rival’s bold move. Instead of aping Amazon Instant Video, however, Netflix…

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Amazon, Netflix, Google, and Microsoft to Create Next-Gen Video Format

The Alliance for Open Media, comprised of Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix, has been formed in an effort to create the next-generation of royalty-free video formats, codecs, and related technologies. Though there is no…

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Amazon Prime Instant Video Now Offers Offline Playback

Amazon is introducing a key feature to its video on demand service that its biggest rival Netflix doesn’t offer: offline playback. Amazon Prime Instant Video – now known as just Amazon Video on mobile platforms –…

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Amazon Reboots Sci-Fi Classic Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest, a comedic science-fiction film with a cult following is about to be revived by Amazon Studios according to Entertainment Weekly. Paramount Studios pitched the concept to a number of prospective buyers to determine if a series…

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Amazon Cancels Hardware Projects After Fire Phone Disaster

Amazon’s ambitious entry in the incredibly competitive handset market has been a rather unsuccessful venture and resulted in extremely poor sales. According to the The Wall Street Journal, “dozens” of engineers working at the secretive Lab126…

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Fancy In-App Purchases Without the Purchase? Introducing Amazon Underground!

Something that gets me about almost all mobile games nowadays is the fact that they’re either loaded with ad’s or to progress beyond level 1; you need to spend money. While spending 5p/ 5c on progressing…

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HDR Video Streaming Coming to Amazon UK

There has been a lot of talk in the last few years about what will come after HD broadcasts. 1080p is great, but it has been around for quite a while now and it’s not always…

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Amazon Bans Flash Adverts on Its Own Domains

Amazon has updated the terms of its Technical Guidelines to prohibit any advert on Amazon-branded sites using Adobe’s Flash protocol. The change will commence on the 1st September and Amazon explained their reasoning in an introductory post: “Beginning…

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Amazon Cancels Trade-In Programme

Amazon has officially canned their trade-in scheme for physical entertainment goods and ends on August 31st 2015. This isn’t a surprising move considering the poor trade-in prices compared to CEX and cash value on eBay. Also, physical…

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Union Says Amazon ‘Regime’ Making UK Staff Physically and Mentally Ill

Amazon – dismissive of recent criticism of the manner in which it treats its staff – is making its UK staff members physically and mentally ill, warns trade union GMB. British workers at Amazon’s factories are…

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Amazon CEO Dismisses Criticism of Company’s Working Enviroment

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon has strongly refuted claims by the New York Times which described Amazon’s working conditions as deplorable and could result in psychological breakdowns. For example, Bo Olson, who worked…

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Share Amazon Prime With Family Not Friends With New “Feature”

Amazon Prime already gives you one day free delivery, and also gives you access to everything from their movie streaming service, which will soon include a new show by Clarkson, Hammond and May, as well as…

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Google Wants to Bring Order to Drone Airspace

Drones are becoming more popular than ever, but flying them around now poses a bit of a risk. This is why Google wants to bring order to low altitude airspace, namely the airspace below 500ft, so…

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Amazon Signs Deal With Clarkson, Hammond and May!

It has been an absolute rollercoaster for Clarkson, Hammond and May this last few months. From the height of their fame as the stars of popular BBC motoring show Top Gear, to the “fracas” involving Clarkson…

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Amazon Accused of Spying on Users’ Social Media Profiles

If you purchased from Amazon before, you know that reviews are important to get the right customer feedback from others who had bought the same product in the past. This is a great way of knowing…

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Twitch Transitioning From Flash to HTML5

Game streaming platform Twitch is finally switching from the notoriously unsafe Adobe Flash to HTML5, following in the steps of YouTube, which made the same change to its videos in January this year. The HTML5 rollout,…

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Walmart Launch Sale to Rival Amazon Prime Day

The battle for retail dominance has just escalated. Again. Walmart, the US retail chain, are not letting amazon steal the spotlight. This year they have announced that they are going to launch a rival sale on…

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Amazon Promises Huge Sale to Prime Members on July 15th

Amazon has launched its latest incentive to lure customers into the Prime service and now offering the subscription at a reduced cost of £59 for a limited period. Current member benefits include unlimited One-Day Delivery, instant access…

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Amazon Prime Now Opens One-Hour Delivery in London

Amazon launched their one-hour Amazon Prime Now delivery last December in Manhatten US and later expanded the experiment to Dallas, Baltimore, and Miami. Now Amazon has reached over the big pond to open up the service…

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Amazon to Pay Authors Per eBook Page Read

Amazon will soon implement a plan which will essentially sell eBooks page-by-page, paying its authors for every page read. From 1st July, authors who self-publish through the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing Program – an eBook only…

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Batman Arkham Knight Limited Edition Delayed

The soon to be released Batman Arkham Knight is a game that has had anything but a smooth start for Rocksteady and Warner Interactive. There have been a lot of delays and just last week we saw the…

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Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXi5H-5200 Review

Introduction Today we are taking a look at Gigabyte’s Intel i5 5200U powered BRIX. Gigabyte has an impressive array of BRIX models that come in at all different performance levels with many CPU options and even options…

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Amazon Wants to Enlist You to Deliver Parcels for a Small Pay

Amazon is always on the lookout for new methods to get the parcels they send to the customers the fastest possible way. We’ve seen all the news of their drone delivery systems that currently are being…

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Amazon Breaks Silence On Disclosure Requests and PRISM

Governments have been requesting people’s details for a while now, from their internet providers to web-based forums, companies have been asked to reveal a myriad of information about their users with a variety of reasons. Amazon…

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Amazon is Now Paying Full UK Taxes

The company that wants to bring us drone deliveries and deliveries to our cars has now changed its ways in terms of paying taxes. Up until recently, Amazon sifted sales through Luxembourg as to avoid profit Tax.…

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Amazon Accidentally Revealed Nvidia Shield Pro

  On Saturday Amazon accidentally revealed a pro model of the upcoming Nvidia Shield Android TV set-top box by listing the new products page, but they were just as quick to remove it again. But the…

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Amazon Drones Granted Patent

Amazon has been granted a patent for its previously announced, potentially still just theoretical, drone delivery system. The online retailer originally announced ‘Amazon Prime Air’, a plan to deliver the less valuable goods such as books,…