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  • Amazon Kindle review [Update]

    Amazon Kindle review [Update]

    I’ll be the first to admit that e-books suck. They’re great in theory, but they’ll never catch on. There’s nothing that screams dork more than an e-book. E-books are the future. Apparently there is some miscommunication going on and some are under the impression that I think e-books are not the future. I, like many others, enjoy the real thing. There’s just… Read More

  • Front company and OEM for Amazon Kindle is…

    Front company and OEM for Amazon Kindle is…

    In case anyone cares to know who the OEM and front for Kindle are then listen (look closely, read closely…er… whatever) closely. Thanks to tipster John H. for doing a bit of snooping on the FCC because he’s uncovered a few secrets about Amazon’s e-book. The front is Payne LLC. based out of Delaware who requested a confidentiality agreement on October 31. The test… Read More

  • Kindle Images And Video

    Kindle Images And Video

    http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/digital/fiona/preview/DPPlayer._V5099157_.swf I just bought the new Amazon Kindle and it should be here by Thanksgiving. I figure if I’m going to continue to mock its appearance I should at least get an actual device in my hands. Amazon has the above overview video and images on the main product page. Much better than the original images that surfaced… Read More

  • Kindle: First Impressions

    Kindle: First Impressions

    Everyone at Amazon’s Kindle press conference (which I liveblogged earlier today) received one of the electronic book readers. I played around with mine while I was waiting to interview Jeff Bezos. My initial impressions: It is not as clunky as the FCC picture made it out to be, but it still has an odd retro feel. A mod, over-sized, calculator from the 1970s comes to mind. It is… Read More

  • Mini review of the Amazon Kindle [Update 2]

    Mini review of the Amazon Kindle [Update 2]

    Why the name Kindle? Well, according to the definition on the Kindle box, “2. inspire, stir up.” Amazon is certainly making a buzz today. The form factor of the Kindle is nice. The textured backing is quite nice and the graphics are pretty neat. So far I like the Kindle. It’s very easy to use and the UI is clean. It’s sort of sluggish when jumping from screen to screen… Read More

  • We're #7 on Kindle's list of blogs

    We're #7 on Kindle's list of blogs

    Yay! Except a monthly subscription to CrunchGear will run you $1.99. Hmm… Read More

  • Reaction: Amazon's Kindle

    Reaction: Amazon's Kindle


    So, like, Amazon announced Kindle all of five minutes ago and I’ve already been charged with giving my opinion on it. I assume that’s because I’m one of the few guys on staff who reads for fun (the latest book: “Morbo” by Phil Ball) and not because I’m good or anything. Never having used it—I’ll try to steal Peter’s this week—I will… Read More

  • Kindle Hands On [Updated]

    Kindle Hands On [Updated]


    If anyone can get eBooks off the ground it’s probably Amazon. Will this be better than Sony’s failed attempts? Potentially. Click through for more hot pix and a full review to come. Now with less blurry pics Read More

  • Live from the Amazon press conf in NYC

    Live from the Amazon press conf in NYC

    Hey, it’s Jeff Bezos Kindle’s the name and e-booking is its game. Or something like that. Anyways, we’re about to start so stay tuned. Read More

  • Liveblogging the Amazon Kindle E-Reader Show with Jeff Bezos

    Liveblogging the Amazon Kindle E-Reader Show with Jeff Bezos

    Amazon has summoned the NY press and blogger corp to the W Hotel on Union Square to watch Jeff Bezos unveil it electronic book reader, the Kindle. We’ll see if there is anything left to learn. Peter Ha from CrunchGear is sitting right next to me bloggingand taking pics (can you say overkill?). Here we go: 9:41 AM: Jeff Bezos takes the stage: Shows a tablet, then some papyrus, then… Read More

  • Amazon Kindle To Debut On Monday – Ugly But Impressive

    Amazon Kindle To Debut On Monday – Ugly But Impressive

    Update: Erick is liveblogging the event. The speculation over Amazon’s new ebook gadget, called the Kindle, ends on Monday afternoon during a special Amazon press conference in New York. Newsweek’s Steven Levy claims to have had the device for weeks and wrote a glowing seven page cover story review of the Kindle this weekend. He finds no fault with the device (every journalist who… Read More

  • Zune 2 sells out across the Web. Wait, what?

    Zune 2 sells out across the Web. Wait, what?

    What’s the hardest to find and most sought-after portable MP3 player on the market? Is it the fantastic iPod Touch? The new fat Nano? Nope. It’s the Zune. Read More

  • Amazon e-book reader coming Monday

    Amazon e-book reader coming Monday

    Come Monday, it’ll be all right. That’s when Amazon’s e-book reader (tentatively called "Kindle") will be announced at the W Hotel in New York. It’ll supposedly cost $399, which means those of us who read casually will be stuck with paper books for another however-many years until an affordable feature-rich e-book reader gets released. The reader will be able… Read More

  • Amazon To Rekindle Interest In Ebook Readers Monday

    Amazon To Rekindle Interest In Ebook Readers Monday

    Amazon will launch its ebook reader, called “The Kindle” Monday, according to News.com. As we wrote in September, The Kindle will be black and white ebook reader that includes WiFi and EVDO. List price is expected to be around $399. The Kindle won’t support open standards, with Amazon using their own proprietary format from Mobipocket, a company they acquired in 2005. The… Read More

  • Amazon 'Customers Vote' deals are outstanding

    Amazon 'Customers Vote' deals are outstanding

    How’d you like a Wii for $79? Unbelievable. See this is why you can’t get a Wii anywhere. Amazon’s been hoarding them all for this very event. Up for grabs is your choice of 1000 Wii consoles at $79 each, 1000 40GB PS3 consoles at $139 each, or 1000 Xbox 360 Arcade consoles at $99 each. More scantily clad deals after the jump. Read More

  • Amazon's 'Customers Vote' back for the holidays

    Amazon's 'Customers Vote' back for the holidays

    Wow, it IS the most wonderful time of the year. In my self-centered quest for survival over the past however-many months, I completely forgot about Amazon.com’s Customers Vote thing. Products will be revealed this Thursday, the 15th. I can’t wait. Remember last year when you could buy an Xbox 360 for $100? Madness. Wonderful, beautiful madness. Hold on to these moments… Read More

  • Movie Rentals Are Baked Into the Latest Version of iTunes.

    Movie Rentals Are Baked Into the Latest Version of iTunes.

    Look inside the code of the latest version of iTunes (version 7.5), and you will find eight lines that speak volumes about Apple’s next move in video. Movie rentals and video-on-demand, it appears, are now baked into iTunes, just waiting to be turned on. When Evan DiBiase bothered to look at the code of the new version of iTunes and compare it to the last version, these eight lines… Read More

  • E-Commerce Sales Up 23 Percent in Third Quarter

    E-Commerce Sales Up 23 Percent in Third Quarter

    We tend to focus so much on online advertising that it is easy to forget there are other ways to make money online. Like good old-fashioned sales. Online sales in the third quarter across all categories (excluding travel) rise 23 percent to $28.4 billion, according to comScore. (Including travel, e-commerce sales are up 18 percent to $48.6 billion). Total e-commerce sales for the year are… Read More

  • Powerset Testing Search Results At Mechanical Turk

    A reader noticed that stealth search engine Powerset is using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service to gauge user reactions to search results. See the screen shot (click for larger view) – users are shown a query and a number of results and are asked to evaluate the relevancy of each result from five choices. In this case, the query is “revealing bikinis.” Users are asked… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Save $20 on Leopard via Amazon

    CrunchDeals: Save $20 on Leopard via Amazon

    Hey, Mac users, we know you’re all kinds of stoked to get your hands on Leopard in a few days. To save money, you can try Vince’s controversial “hack” (which may be is dishonest). Or, you could reserve your copy on Amazon today, which is selling the software for $20 less than pretty much anyone else, including direct from Apple. We’re not sure if it’s a sale… Read More