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Amazon smartphone detailed: tapping the tilt

Amazon smartphone detailed: tapping the tilt

The power of the tilt will be utilized in the first-ever Amazon smartphone if this weeks’ anonymous reports are to be believed. While most smartphones have a gyroscope sensor inside, their uses are relatively few - depending on the apps they choose to use, that is. Amazon’s smartphone is said to use the gyroscope to massive effect.

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Amazon sees online sales decline in states where it charges tax

Amazon sees online sales decline in states where it charges tax

Amazon has been at the heart of battles with state governments around the country as retailers want to the online seller to pay sales tax. Currently Amazon and other retailers don’t have to charge sales tax for products if they don’t have a physical location in the state where the product is purchased. A new study has been performed by researchers at Ohio State University that looks at the sales Amazon has made in states where it has to charge sales tax.

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Amazon smartphone vs iPhone 5s: very unofficial

Amazon smartphone vs iPhone 5s: very unofficial

Specifications for the Amazon Kindle Fire phone - or whatever they’ll end up calling it - have leaked. Photos of the phone have leaked as well, confirming suspicions had by several sources over the past few weeks, allowing us a peek at what may very well be a combination of elements able to give pause to iPhone users. Will you be one of them?

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Amazon and BBC tie up brings Sherlock and more to Prime Instant Video

Amazon and BBC tie up brings Sherlock and more to Prime Instant Video

Fans of BBC TV shows that also have a subscription to Amazon Prime Instant Video will be able to catch upon some of the past seasons of their favorite shows using the streaming service. Amazon and BBC Worldwide have announced that they have teamed up to bring multiple seasons of some of the most popular BBC programs to Prime subscribers. The shows include Doctor Who, Sherlock, The Office, and Call the Midwife among others.

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Amazon smartphone re-invigorates Appstore hunt

Amazon smartphone re-invigorates Appstore hunt

Technology blogs and forums are rife with rumors about the upcoming launch of an Amazon Smartphone - coming as early as September. It’s a given that if they’re intending to enter a market already well-gripped by Apple and Samsung, Amazon will have differentiate itself at all levels. We have already spoken about the possibility of 3D features on the phone, tapping the hardware details several times as well. What's left? Software - specifically apps.

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