Archive for September, 2011

Kindle Touch 3G hands-on

Kindle Touch 3G hands-on

Amazon's shift from keyboards to touch isn't quite wholescale, but fingers are definitely the way forward for the new Kindle range. We've just grabbed some hands-on time with the Amazon Kindle Touch and Touch 3G at the retailer's launch event today, and there's a lot to like about how compact the ereaders have become now that they've shed the physical 'boards.

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Amazon quotes Kindles with Special Offers pricing, prompts International ire

Amazon quotes Kindles with Special Offers pricing, prompts International ire

Amazon has quietly pushed its Special Offers across the new Kindle range, with prices quoted by CEO Jeff Bezos for all the new models taking into account the ad-supported discounting. Without Special Offers, pricing on the entry-level Kindle Touch jumps by $40, in fact. However, the focus on Special Offers has inadvertently led to frustration, as international customers find pricing for versions of the new Kindles outside the US is considerably higher than Bezos suggested.

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Amazon Kindle Fire eyes-on [Video]

Amazon Kindle Fire eyes-on [Video]

Amazon has made the Kindle Fire official, and we've just grabbed some up-close time with the new touchscreen tablet at the retailer's launch event. Already up for pre-order and shipping November 15, the Kindle Fire is based on Android but hides its roots well, with Amazon more interested in pushing its multimedia credentials, super-fast surfing the with new Silk browser, and ereading of course. Check out more hands-on details after the cut.

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Amazon Silk browser revealed

Amazon Silk browser revealed

Amazon has launched its own browser, Amazon Silk, designed to offer an accelerated internet experience on the Amazon Kindle Fire. Split between the Kindle Fire itself and Amazon's own EC2 servers, Silk promises accelerated browsing using a combination of caching, compressing and other technologies, funneling the latest stored version of common files straight to your device.

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2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR grabs Nurburgring production car lap record

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR grabs Nurburgring production car lap record

Of all the factory built street legal racing cars in the world, the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR is one of the most capable. The car packs in a race ready chassis and aerodynamics along with a massive 600HP V10 engine under the hood. There were no 2011 model year Viper cars so when the car geeks from the Chrysler Group SRT team, Viper Club of America, and ViperExchange by Tomball Dodge teamed up to grab the production car lap record at the famed 12.9-mile Nurburgring Nordschleife track in Germany, records fell.

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$99 Kindle Touch plus Kindle Touch 3G official

$99 Kindle Touch plus Kindle Touch 3G official

Amazon has launched the Kindle Touch, a touchscreen-based ereader that uses an infra-red finger-tracking system for navigation. Smaller than the existing Kindle, the Kindle Touch uses a new control UI, with the bulk of the right hand side of the display used to move forward through the book, and a strip on the left to move back. Meanwhile, there's a 3G version too, the Kindle Touch 3G.

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Amazon Kindle Fire official: $199 7-inch iPad rival

Amazon Kindle Fire official: $199 7-inch iPad rival

Amazon's Kindle Fire has been confirmed, a $199 7-inch tablet running Android and delivering streaming video and a heavily customized interface. The Kindle Fire will be a heavily trimmed-down slate to hit that price; it will also come with a 30 day trial of Amazon Prime, the retailer's $79/year subscription service that includes unlimited two-day shipping and streaming video access.

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