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NVIDIA GRID powers Amazon cloud computing “G2 instances”

NVIDIA GRID powers Amazon cloud computing “G2 instances”

This week the folks at Amazon Web Services (AWS) have announced that they're rolling with a new EC2 instance called "G2 instances", running with no less a technology than NVIDIA GRID. We've seen NVIDIA's GRID system pop up here and there over the past year, having originated all the way back at CES 2012 where it was first touted as a "revolutionary cloud-gaming architecture". Here in 2013, NVIDIA GRID provides hardware virtualization of their top-level GPU technology: Kepler.

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Amazon stokes FAA device ruling fire with Kindle blow-out

Amazon stokes FAA device ruling fire with Kindle blow-out

Amazon has decidedly announced their full support of the new FAA ruling for in-flight device use with not only a suggestion that they've always done so, but that they're willing to let their device prices prove it. Amazon Kindle prices have been kicked down a notch for a single day by the company suggesting they're excited their users will be able to read throughout the flight, not just once they've reached 10,000 feet.

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Amazon Cloud Player app for Mac users launches

Amazon Cloud Player app for Mac users launches

Earlier this year Amazon launched its Cloud Player for PC users. That application has proven to be popular for computer users and Amazon has now announced that the Cloud Player is available for Mac users. Cloud Player for Mac gives Mac computer users a new way to manage their entire music library whether music is stored directly on the computer or the cloud.

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Amazon Kindle MatchBook launches today: digitizing your paper library

Amazon Kindle MatchBook launches today: digitizing your paper library

This morning the service known as Amazon Kindle MatchBook launched with a whopping 70,000 books in its employ. This service takes a listing of books you've purchased (through Amazon) in physical form and offers them up to you in digital format for relatively low prices. Originally suggested to be hitting the books with 10,000 copies, imagine our surprise today when the service launched with seven times that amount.

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Amazon biodome campus design proposal approved by Seattle board

Amazon biodome campus design proposal approved by Seattle board

Apple isn't the only company looking to create an eye-catching campus. Amazon is pursuing permission to build an interesting biodome structure that will be part of its new downtown Seattle campus in Washington. Though it still has a while to go before the building comes to fruition, Amazon is a step closer to its goal, having received approval from the Seattle city review board on its design proposal.

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German watchdog considers issuing order against Amazon over third-party pricing rules

German watchdog considers issuing order against Amazon over third-party pricing rules

Back in August, Amazon made a preemptive move when it altered its pricing policy for third-party traders amid an investigation being conducted in the UK and Germany. In August, Amazon removed a rule that prevented third-party sellers using its marketplace from offering their goods at a lower price elsewhere. It appears Amazon's preemptive move hasn't prevented the German antitrust watchdog known as Bundeskartellamt from considering issuing orders against the company for the online giants pricing practices.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch begins shipping

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch begins shipping

Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch has begun shipping, the company's third-generation Android tablet, complete with Amazon's new remote support "Mayday" system that puts a real assistant at your fingertips. Priced from $229 for the 16GB, WiFi-only model, though also available with up to 64GB of storage and a choice of Verizon or AT&T LTE connectivity, the Kindle Fire HDX 7 has a higher-than-HD 1920 x 1200 display which uses a new dynamic screen system to boost not only brightness but contrast when used outside in direct sunlight.

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HTC building Amazon phones for 2014 insiders claim

HTC building Amazon phones for 2014 insiders claim

Amazon and HTC are partnering on the rumored "Kindle smartphone", a new report suggests, with the struggling phone manufacturer in talks around building as many as three handsets for the retail behemoth. Of the trio of unnamed devices, one is "at an advanced stage of development" - potential the device believed to be codenamed "Smith" - the FT [registration required] reports, though is still unlikely to launch until 2014 assuming Amazon sticks with its current roadmap.

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