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Amazon upgrades its Fire tablet line, a rare bright spot in the struggling category

Amazon’s continuing its month-long spree of hardware announcements by refreshing its line of low cost slates. The Fire 7 is retaining its $50 price point, while getting an improved screen resolutio

Here’s how Alexa works on Amazon’s Fire Tablets

In Amazon’s version of the future, Alexa is everywhere – its friendly little AI assistant having infiltrated every inch of our ever more ubiquitous home electronics. The retail giant has already o

Meet Oasis, Amazon’s smaller, lighter, grippier Kindle

True to earlier reports, Amazon’s Kindle Oasis is the smallest and lightest Kindle yet and comes with a handle for gripping. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos teased an “all-new, top of the line&#

We Didn’t Start The Fire (Amazon Did)

In honor of the new Amazon Fire Tablet, we decided to take a quick look at the history of the tablet that gives the iPad a run for its money. Amazon’s attempts to corner the tablet market have t

Amazon Announces New Fire Tablets, E-Ink Kindles And A Special Fire For Kids

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

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Windows 8.1, The Kindle Fire HDX, And Curved Display Smartphones

That's right. It's Gadgets Podcast time once again, and all I can say is TGIF.

Retail Giant Tesco Follows In Amazon’s Footsteps With Hudl, A Cut-Price, Own-Brand Android Tablet

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.tesco.com">Tesco</a>, the UK-based retail giant with 20 million customers in 12 countries across Europe and Asia, today took its biggest step yet into digital comme

Amazon Widens The Circle For GameCircle, Expands To All Android Devices

Amazon’s <a target="_blank" href="https://developer.amazon.com/sdk/gamecircle-intro.html">GameCircle</a>, the company's answer to Apple's Game Center, is today receiving a major upgrade, which inclu

Amazon Takes Kindle Fire HD Tablets To 170 Countries As It Ramps Up Its Appstore To Nearly 200 Markets

No, we still don't have any word from <a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/">Amazon</a> on where it stands with a smartphone, but it's definitely making its mobile ambitions clear anyway. To

Amazon Expands X-Ray Feature To TV Shows On Kindle Fire And Wii U With Data From IMDb

Amazon just announced that it is adding its X-Ray feature to TV shows. The feature already worked with movies thanks to data from IMDb, but the company will now use this very same data for other video

Amazon Rumored To Be Working On A $99 7-Inch Kindle Fire HD

How low will Amazon's tablets go? We're now hearing that a $99 Kindle Fire 7" tablet is in production, and will be shipping this year. At a price that low, the Kindle Fire would be able to more easily

Amazon Debuts Bulk Kindle Fire App Distribution For Schools And Enterprise Via Whispercast

Amazon introduced Whispercast for Kindle back in October of 2012, and now the service is getting an update that allows it to deploy not just books and documents, but also apps. that means organization

Amazon Drops Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ Price From $299 To $269, Releases It In Europe And Japan

Amazon just announced that it would be dropping the price of the 8.9-inch version of its Kindle Fire HD. The tablet will now cost $269 for the Wi-Fi only version and $399 for the Wi-Fi and LTE version

Gmail’s Mobile Web And Offline Apps Get The iOS Treatment, Add Improved Search And Calendar Support

Google just announced that it is rolling out a new design for its Gmail mobile web app for Android, iOS, Blackberry and Kindle Fire. The new design looks very similar to Gmail’s recently relaunc

B&N Widens The Screen For Nook Video, Adds Content From Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount, Relativity, Nat’l Geographic And More

Barnes & Noble <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/02/28/barnes-noble-misses-with-2-2b-in-revenue-and-losses-of-0-18-eps/">last week</a> noted that Q3 Nook revenues were down some 28% over l

59% Of All Android Tablet Usage Comes From The U.S., And The Forked Amazon Kindle Fire Is The Most Popular Brand

Android tablets have nearly caught up to iPad devices as the world's most popular tablet platform, and some project that they <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/11/28/ipad-and-android-tablet-m

iPhone 5, Galaxy S III, Kindle Fire And Galaxy Tablets The Big Winners in Mobile Traffic Share Growth This Holiday

Mobile ad network Chitika measured traffic from tablets and smartphones via impressions on both the period leading up to Christmas and the period immediately following, and found a few devices grew th

Amazon Adds A/B Testing For Android Developers; Says App Downloads Grew 500 Percent In 2012

Amazon today <a target="_blank" href="http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=RssLanding&cat=news&id=1765024">announced</a> a feature meant to entice more Android developers i

Kindle FreeTime Unlimited Offers Restricted Access To Content For Kids From Disney, Nickelodeon, DC Comics, And More

Amazon today launched FreeTime Unlimited, a subscription service that offers movies, games, and books for the kids. The launch follows the recent <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/06/new-k

More American Kids Than Ever Clamor For iPhones And iPads This Holiday Season

Chances are, if you ask a kid in the U.S. what they want to find under the tree (or holiday symbol of your choosing) this year, they'll ask for an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or iPad mini. Those devices
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