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Amazon’s one-hour delivery service gets 4,000 more items

Amazon’s one-hour delivery service gets 4,000 more items

If you’re lucky enough to live in one of Amazon’s Prime Now regions, you have the option of getting items delivered in two hours or less straight to your door. While that’s great, the service is only as useful as the quantity and quality of the products available. That’s what makes Amazon’s latest announcement so great: it has added 4,000 additional items to its one-hour delivery service, including toys and wrapping paper for those last minute holiday blunders.

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Amazon Prime offers Showtime, Starz subscriptions without cable or satellite

Amazon Prime offers Showtime, Starz subscriptions without cable or satellite

Amazon has just announced a new Streaming Partners Program that allows Prime users to add subscriptions to premium video services like Showtime and Starz to their existing account. Not only does this allow customers to completely bypass the need for cable or satellite packages, but they can even manage their video service subscriptions and payments through their Amazon Prime account.

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Amazon Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition comes with Kindle Unlimited, leather cover

Amazon Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition comes with Kindle Unlimited, leather cover

Just in time to make the perfect gift for the heavy reader on your shopping list, Amazon has announced a new Reader's Edition of its Fire HD 8 tablet. It's not actually a new version of the device; it's still the latest generation of the 8-inch display Fire HD that was introduced in September, albeit in a special bundle aimed at frequent ebook readers, priced at $250.

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Amazon Fire tablets get night-friendly display mode

Amazon Fire tablets get night-friendly display mode

Amazon is pushing out a software update to its Fire tablets, and among the features it brings is one becoming increasingly common — a nighttime-friendly mode that reduces blue light output to increase one’s odds of falling asleep. The idea is that blue light makes it harder to fall asleep, and thus the nighttime use of tablets and phones disrupts one’s sleep quality...unless they have this kind of display mode.

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Amazon gives a closer look at Prime Air drones

Amazon gives a closer look at Prime Air drones

It seems that Amazon is really itching to get its Prime Air drone powered deliver service to the skies while still hampered by regulations that have yet to catch up with modern technology. It has just revealed some new details about the Prime Air service as well as its drone, including a shiny new look for the flying robot. And to add a bit of legitimacy and a dash of urgency to the "next generation in delivery services", Amazon has enlisted Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson to sell the idea to the masses.

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Apple TV to get Amazon Instant Video ‘within a few weeks’

Apple TV to get Amazon Instant Video ‘within a few weeks’

The latest Apple TV model has been available for a few weeks now, but in terms of apps for streaming video services, there is one significant option mission. Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, and more are all available to users, but an Amazon app for Prime/Instant Video is still yet to be seen. Fortunately, that may be changing "within a few weeks," if an email from a customer service representative turns out to be accurate.

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Beware Amazon’s $5 Unlimited Cloud Storage Black Friday deal

Beware Amazon’s $5 Unlimited Cloud Storage Black Friday deal

Amazon has revealed a Black Friday deal in which you'll get Unlimited Cloud Storage for five dollars - seems pretty good, yes? The five dollar deal will get you Unlimited - yes, really - storage on Amazon's servers, on the internet. You can access this data wherever you go, just so long as you have one of Amazon's apps that do such a thing. The problem here isn't the first year, it's every year after that. Once your first year of service is done, Amazon's pricing schedule goes back to normal.

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You should probably buy Amazon’s Echo on Black Friday

You should probably buy Amazon’s Echo on Black Friday

Amazon has given its Echo smart speaker a Black Friday price cut, trimming the interactive gadget to $149. The deal follows increasing availability of Echo, which began on an invite-only basis but has since begun showing up at brick & mortar retailers.

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Amazon pulls ads after plastering NYC subway with Nazi imagery

Amazon pulls ads after plastering NYC subway with Nazi imagery

If you've visited Amazon's website in recent days, you may have been briefly caught off guard by the advertisements for alternate-history series “The Man in the High Castle.” If you've visited a New York City subway recently, though, you were probably doubly surprised to find Nazi imagery plastered all over seats, walls, and more. The images were part of an ad campaign for Amazon's show, a campaign the company has decided to pull.

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Amazon resets some passwords, cites vague ‘issue’ as reason

Amazon resets some passwords, cites vague ‘issue’ as reason

Some Amazon users have received notifications stating the company has reset their accounts passwords due to a possible issue, the nature of which isn’t clear. Both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk users saw the message appear in the account’s message center, as well as in email. The move was one made out of an “abundance of caution,” according to the email, but the company hasn’t explicitly stated why it decided to act in such a manner.

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Amazon Video adds “X-Ray” for iOS app

Amazon Video adds “X-Ray” for iOS app

The newest update to the Amazon Video app for iOS users - for iPad and iPhone - is bringing on one of the system's most clever features. Here users will be able to use "X-Ray", previously available on Amazon Video apps for Fire devices - Amazon's own version of Android, and standard Android Amazon Video apps. This update allows users to use the power of IMDB, the Internet Movie Database, to find information about the video content they're currently watching.

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Amazon Prime video, music available for streaming on JetBlue flights

Amazon Prime video, music available for streaming on JetBlue flights

The war between streaming video services is no longer bound to our terrestrial ethernet cables. Not to be outdone by Netflix and Virgin America's partnership to bring streaming to the skies, Amazon has announced its Prime Video and Music service are now available to subscribers aboard select JetBlue flights. Even better, those travelers don't need pay for the in-flight WiFi they use. The partnership was first announced earlier this year, and is now launching on the airline's Fly-Fi equipped planes.

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