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Amazon launches upgraded Kindle e-reader

Jun 23, 2016 - 1:20 PM

The new Kindle has more features but will still retail for as low as 80 in the US

US court rules Amazon liable for kids' app charges

Apr 28, 2016 - 12:19 AM

The US Federal Trade Commission says the court backed its lawsuit which argues Amazon failed to get consent from parents whose children made in app purchases on the Kindle and Fire tablets sometimes racking up huge bills

AMAZON. A picture made available on 28 October 2014 shows the Amazon e-trader's new logistics center in Sady, near Poznan, west Poland, October 24, 2014. File Photo by Jakub Kaczmarczyk/EPA

Amazon goes upscale with new Kindle e-reader

Apr 14, 2016 - 12:08 AM

The Kindle Oasis the 8th generation e reader from Amazon will be available April 27 starting at 290 for US customers

AMAZON'S NEW KINDLE. The Kindle Oasis, the 8th generation e-reader from Amazon, will be available April 27 starting at $290 for US customers, Image from Amazon

Amazon: Older Kindles need software update to keep connectivity

Mar 21, 2016 - 4:18 PM

Users who are unable to update their Kindles by March 22 will need to manually install the latest software update to regain Internet connectivity on their devices

Tablet market ended 2015 on weak note – research firm

Feb 02, 2016 - 12:54 PM

More people switched to laptops while others are taking longer to replace their tablets

epa04922919 Apple's new iPad Pro on display following Apple's announcement of new products during an event from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California, USA, 09 September 2015. Apple launched a revamped Apple TV on 09 September, calling its focus on apps 'the future of television.' The online content hub integrates TV and movie viewing, video games, music and other media with a new operating system, TV OS, and a souped-up remote that searches for content and controls playback with voice control. At a product presentation before thousands of journalists and Apple employees in San Francisco, Apple introduced the latest iPhone and iPads, as well as new designs and features for Apple Watch. EPA/MONICA DAVEY

'Portable light-emitting devices' impact health – study

Dec 24, 2014 - 2:21 PM

Do you use an electronic device right before bedtime? This one s for you

Upgrading to iOS 8 (TechRap)

Sep 23, 2014 - 12:02 PM

Microsoft announces September 30 Windows event Google announces 105 Android One smartphones Update to iOS 8 without deleting apps files

Kindle MatchBook matches print with digital

Sep 04, 2013 - 2:45 PM

In October Amazon will offer low cost or free digital versions of new physical books people have bought from Amazon since 1995

MATCHBOOK. Amazon plans to match people's physical book purchases with low-cost digital editions when October rolls around. Screen shot from

Classic TV shows become digital comics

Jul 02, 2013 - 9:12 PM

Some classic television shows are coming back as digital comics

NOSTALGIA BLAST. Some popular classic TV shows are coming back with the help of NBC and Lion Forge Comics. Screen shot from the Lion Forge Comics site

World pre-orders open for Kindle Fire HD

May 23, 2013 - 5:45 PM

For a slightly higher price than the US people in over 170 countries can now pre order their own Kindle Fire HD

170 COUNTRIES. Amazon opens pre-orders for the Kindle Fire HD to more than 170 countries. Photo from Amazon

Amazon marries Goodreads: Nook, Apple uninvited?

Mar 29, 2013 - 4:33 PM

Amazon s acquisition of Goodreads is seen as threat to rival e readers

SOCIAL ADVANTAGE.'s acquisition of Goodreads provides social component for Kindle electronic reading devices. buys Goodreads

Mar 29, 2013 - 2:37 PM

Amazon com will acquire Goodreads though the Goodreads community will remain intact

UNITING FOR READING. Amazon will acquire Goodreads, though not much will change in how Goodreads operates. Photo from Goodreads.

TechRap: Nokia's Lumia 920 & the best e-book reader yet

Dec 03, 2012 - 8:28 AM

The Philippines is among the largest Android and iOS markets in the world Facebook wants to take away your right to vote we take a look at the Nokia Lumia 920 and crown the Kindle Paperwhite as the best e book reader yet

Amazon starts shipping larger version of Kindle Fire HD

Nov 16, 2012 - 8:31 AM

Amazon on Thursday began shipping a large screen high definition version of its popular Kindle Fire tablet computers ahead of schedule in a holiday season challenge to Apple iPads

NOW SHIPPING. Amazon released the larger version of the Kindle Fire HD earlier than expected. Screen grab from

Amazon unveils new Kindle

Sep 07, 2012 - 7:48 AM

Amazon announces a new larger version of its Kindle Fire tablet computer with a high definition display

Google rolls in tablet market with Nexus 7

Jun 28, 2012 - 9:21 AM

Google unveiled its own branded Nexus 7 tablet computer Wednesday challenging the Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle Fire and opening a window to its online shop for books movies TV shows and more