Slowly but surely, Amazon’s been turning its Fire tablets into Echos. It started with push to talk Alexa function. Last year, the company added a hands-free mode for the voice assistant. Now, it’s
After the launching of the Fire HD Kids Edition 7, customers asked for a larger version, so Amazon announced the Fire HD Kids Edition 8. Now the company’s back at it again, with the Fire HD Kids Edi
It turns out that in case of a fire in your home, a closed door is the best barrier against spreading smoke, heat and flames. But who's going to run around the house shutting doors? LifeDoor is a simp
SpaceX releases a fail video showing all of its explosions, marijuana delivery startup Eaze raises $27 million, Nestlé buys a majority stake in Blue Bottle Coffee and BTC China is suspending trading.
Amazon Rapids, the tech company’s new attempt at getting children interested in reading through a chat-based mobile app, is arriving today on Amazon Fire tablets. The app was first introduced l
Twitter needs to figure out a way to continue to grow — and it certainly seems open to looking into a lot of new places outside your phone to figure out how to do that. Today, the company said it is
The Galaxy Note 7 seems like a pretty decent phone if you like phones literally the size of the galaxy (Brian does) — but be aware that Samsung's curvy-screened flagship device may be prone to, well
Amazon is taking the long view on the Fire phone, despite poor early sales, a huge price cut and $83 million in surplus inventory that resulted in a $170 million charge for the excess hardware and sup
The Fire HD 7 is the latest in the long-running Fire line of LCD ereaders. Amazon has taken great pains to make this new model lighter, smaller, and more robust and, for my money, I’d say that t
Amazon released six new devices today with an eye on shipping them before the holiday season. The collection, which ranges from a new e-ink tablet called the Voyage to an 8.9-inch tablet that is light
Amazon revealed yesterday during earnings that while revenues are growing, so are losses. That's thanks at least in part to the development and production of the Amazon Fire Phone, which goes on sale
This week Colleen Taylor, Kyle Russell, and myself sat around the round table to dig into the week's news: Should we buy Amazon's new Fire smartphone? Is Slingshot Facebook's mobile moonshot? And, of
The podcast is packed this week, with six of us talking over each other about some of the most exciting news of the week. If you didn't hear, Amazon launched its own smartphone called the <a href=
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken to the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/model-s-fire">company blog</a> today to talk about a Tesla Model S fire that caught the <a target="_blank"
Charge your gadgets with fire! FlameStower, a startup that came out of Stanford's StartX Summer 2013 class, has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to get its alternative charger to market.
The Kindle Fire is Amazon's digital strategy incarnate. When it launched a year ago, the Fire seemed almost rushed. It looked like RIM's failed Playbook tablet and it worked, at best, like the low cos
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2012/08/15/amazons-next-tablet-clears-the-fcc/#.UCuZCamypUQ">The Digital Reader</a> has done some clever sleuthing to find a filing by Amazon
With the announcement that the Kindle Fire has grabbed 54.4% of the Android Tablet market, it's clear to see that Amazon's Trojan Horse strategy paid off. As I wrote back <a HREF="https://beta.techcru
Amazon used to be able to sell the Kindle based on its readability in sunlight. That's a fair comparison to make and the old advertising featured little more than people being happy reading. To wit:
A number of prominent <a HREF="http://www.useit.com/alertbox/kindle-fire-usability.html">folks have</a> been <a HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/12/technology/personaltech/amazons-fire-some-say-ma