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Amazon Dash gets 11 new ways to make you a repeat customer

Amazon Dash gets 11 new ways to make you a repeat customer

Amazon's recent Dash Buttons — those physical buttons that let customers re-order a specific product, like laundry soap or coffee, with a single press — is powered by what they call the Dash Replenishment Service. DRS is actually a little-known program that Amazon lets manufacturers use with their connected appliances and devices to automatically re-order items when they become low. For example, a water pitcher that orders new filters when it's getting close to replacement time.

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Amazon Fire TV gets ITV Player app

Amazon Fire TV gets ITV Player app

Amazon's Fire TV has just gained another service for users to stream TV shows with. British television broadcaster ITV has just released its ITV Player app for Amazon's set-top box, ahead of their own revamp into the ITV Hub later this year. Similar to Netflix, Hulu, and other services, ITV Player lets users watch their favorite shows on-demand from whichever device is most convenient.

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Great Scott! Amazon Prime Video snags Back to the Future trilogy

Great Scott! Amazon Prime Video snags Back to the Future trilogy

Amazon has announced that during the month of October, the entire Back to the Future trilogy will be available for streaming on Prime Video. Starting Thursday, Amazon Prime subscribers will have unlimited access to watch Back to the Future Part I, Part II, and Part III, marking the first time the classic trilogy has been streamable in its entirety.

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Amazon Flex follows Uber’s lead, seeks delivery drivers

Amazon Flex follows Uber’s lead, seeks delivery drivers

Amazon has been working on various delivery services, but none of them are available on a large scale basis yet. More widespread availability could be coming soon, though, as Amazon has decided to follow in the footsteps of several startups and enter the so-called "gig economy" with its new Amazon Flex service. A new job listing for Amazon Flex has surfaced on the company's website seeking drivers who will deliver packages using their own cars.

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Amazon Fire HD 10 Review – Only Amazon addicts need apply

Amazon Fire HD 10 Review – Only Amazon addicts need apply

Amazon's largest ever tablet is also the company's thinnest, and as you'd expect the Fire HD 10 does its level best to be the perfect vehicle for the Bezos empire. Promising the cutting-edge in tablet hardware, with the heavily customized ease of Amazon's Android spin-off Fire OS, and at a price that would't even get you a base-model iPad, there's certainly a lot to like about the HD 10 on paper.

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Amazon Prime scores Mr. Robot streaming rights

Amazon Prime scores Mr. Robot streaming rights

The new summer drama Mr. Robot now has a home for streaming, but it looks like Netflix and Hulu have missed out. That's right, Amazon has managed to nab the exclusive streaming rights for the show for its Prime Video service. Mr. Robot will become available to Prime subscribers starting in the spring, Amazon said in its announcement.

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Amazon Prime Video, Fire TV, Fire TV Stick land in Japan October 28

Amazon Prime Video, Fire TV, Fire TV Stick land in Japan October 28

While Amazon said last month that its Prime Video streaming service would be debuting in Japan sometime in September, the company has now officially announced its arrival a month later than expected, but alongside Fire TV hardware as well. Both the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick will begin shipping in Japan on October 28, only the fourth nation after the US, Germany, and the UK to see the devices. Meanwhile Prime Video is being released in Japan starting today.

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Amazon Video details its six new fall pilots

Amazon Video details its six new fall pilots

While still celebrating the Emmy wins for its original series Transparent, Amazon has just announced six new pilots for this fall that will hit the Prime Video streaming service. It's a smaller number of test episodes than in previous years for Amazon, but there is an impressive amount of talented veterans involved. The shows are mix of half-hour comedies and dramas, however Amazon will have to judge how they're received by viewers and critics before choosing which ones get an order for a full season.

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Amazon details its upcoming Fall 2015 original pilots lineup

Amazon details its upcoming Fall 2015 original pilots lineup

Amazon has detailed its planned Fall 2015 pilot season, of which there will be half a dozen new pilots for shows that, hopefully, prove popular with Prime subscribers. The shows will be coming from a number of well regarded creators, including Shane Black, who has Iron Man 3 under his belt, among others, and Nicole Yorkin and Dawn Prestwich of The Killing. The shows will be debuting for subscribers located in the United States, UK, Germany, and Austria.

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Amazon Echo update reads news headlines so you don’t have to

Amazon Echo update reads news headlines so you don’t have to

Amazon has just released a software update for its internet-connected, voice assistant-powered Echo speaker that brings several new options to the list of voice commands it can follow. Probably the most impressive is the ability for it to read news headlines when asked, but the update also includes improved controls for smart home set ups, along with in-depth settings for alarms and timers. The new software version is available now to Echo users.

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Former Top Gear hosts new Amazon show tipped to be called Gear Knobs

Former Top Gear hosts new Amazon show tipped to be called Gear Knobs

If you are a fan of cars, odds are you know the show Top Gear on the BBC in the UK. The show also airs in the US and earlier this year one of the hosts Jeremy Clarkson was fired after a so-called “fracas” with a producer. Fired may be too strong a word, his contract wasn’t renewed.

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Amazon is selling a six-pack of tablets and it’s not sure why

Amazon is selling a six-pack of tablets and it’s not sure why

Amazon doesn't know how cheap tablets will be used, but it's going to throw them out there first and let everyone else come up with the answers later. Turning Android slates into practically a disposable commodity, the online retail behemoth is demonstrating its contentedness with wafer-thin margins by offering a "buy five, get one free" deal on the new Amazon Fire.

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