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Amazon files patent for wirelessly powered “remote displays”

Amazon files patent for wirelessly powered “remote displays”

A patent filed by Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, and Amazon's Vice President, Greg Hart, shows that Amazon may be launching a new, and different series of cloud-based Kindles in the future. The patent filed to the United States Patent and Trademark Office shows a remote display that will wirelessly receive its power and its data from nearby base stations. It also shows that the new "remote display" can potentially be implemented into car windshields and possibly a device similar to Google Glass.

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Amazon: $99 Kindle Fire HD “not happening”

Amazon: $99 Kindle Fire HD “not happening”

Though there was a lovely little rumor very recently surrounding the Kindle Fire HD and a bottomed-out $99 USD price point, today an Amazon representative has spoken up to dispel such madness. Speaking with SlashGear about the possibility of a $99 Kindle Fire HD tablet, Amazon said that their current price point was as low as it was going to go. They did add that "that hardware" was what was tied to the price point, however, perhaps suggesting that a newer model may be in the pipeline.

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Amazon grabs all media with “Send to Kindle” button

Amazon grabs all media with “Send to Kindle” button

This week the folks at Amazon's Kindle department have revealed a button that may just change your Kindle-loving life. It's the "Send to Kindle" button and it'll be able to send content from the web to your Kindle tablet in just a tap. With this button, website creators and you will be able to implement a quick web-to-device setup in a snap!

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD tipped for $99 model [UPDATE]

Amazon Kindle Fire HD tipped for $99 model [UPDATE]

Amazon seems to want to shake things up in the tablet sector, as it's rumored that the e-tailer giant will be releasing a $99 Kindle Fire HD 7-inch tablet at some point. Currently, you can get a 7-inch Kindle Fire HD for only $199, which comes with 16GB of storage, but cutting that price down by half seems like quiet the feat.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 launches in Europe and Japan, US version now $269

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 launches in Europe and Japan, US version now $269

Good news for those located outside the US. Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is now available in a select number of countries in Europe, including the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, as well as Japan. To celebrate the expansion, Amazon also dropped the price of the tablet to $269 in the US, with the 4G version now starting at $399.

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IDC: Low cost Android tablets take lead in tablet market

IDC: Low cost Android tablets take lead in tablet market

The IDC recently had to adjust its numbers for its 2013 forecasted market share. It didn't expect there to be so many low-cost budget Android tablets to be announced this year, like the HP Slate that goes for $169. The IDC has increased its 2013 forecast for the tablet market from 172.4 million units shipped worldwide to 190.9 million. It also believes that tablet shipments will see an 11% increase annually between 2013 and 2016.

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Amazon optimizes Cloud Player for iPad, warns users of Kindle iOS update

Amazon optimizes Cloud Player for iPad, warns users of Kindle iOS update

Amazon has pushed out a couple of updates to its mobile apps today, one of which is a native, optimized version of Cloud Player on the iPad that comes with a new look and a new setting to adjust cache size. Furthermore, the company pushed out an update for the Kindle iOS app, but due to ebooks being deleted upon updating the app, Amazon is warning users not to update.

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Amazon announces Coins virtual currency for Kindle Fire

Amazon announces Coins virtual currency for Kindle Fire

In case Amazon thought that real money just wasn't cutting it, the company has announced "Amazon Coins," a new virtual currency for Kindle Fire users that will allow them to purchase apps, games, and other digital content from their tablets. Amazon says that the new currency system is a way to help developers monetize their content.

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Amazon Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite now available on Amazon.ca

Amazon Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite now available on Amazon.ca

Our friends in the Great White North can now purchase a couple Kindle digital readers that have been available in the US and for a long time. Amazon has announced that the Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite are now available for Canadians to purchase via Amazon.ca. Digital readers aren't all that Amazon is offering (finally) to Canadian users.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 18, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 18, 2013

Welcome back to Friday folks. Earlier today, we saw what's rumored to be the Samsung Galaxy S IV pop up in AnTuTu's database, with the listing suggesting that it will come equipped with an Exynos 5 Octa CPU. The iPad Mini has been projected to both drive and cannibalize Apple's sales in Q1 2013, and Kim Dotcom's new site Mega launched today for advance users. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Intel CEO Paul Otellini, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt have all been ordered by Judge Lucy Koh to submit to questioning after allegations that the three companies entered into a non-poaching pact together, and we learned today that Windows 8 upgrades will jump up to $119 come February.

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Amazon Kindle ebook rentals take the time out of reading

Amazon Kindle ebook rentals take the time out of reading

This week Amazon has unveiled Kindle book rentals in an extremely quiet fashion, opting to test it out with the public before doing any sort of press on the topic - but you can try it out right this minute if you wish. What you're going to be doing here is renting a title for a certain amount of time, with the price going up based on how many months you'd like to keep it around. Thirty day increments appear at the moment to be the turn-over for how much you'll be paying, 30, 60, 90, and 120 day periods being available for less than a dollar difference.

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Amazon offering students $50 off a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 all month long

Amazon offering students $50 off a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 all month long

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD was the company's leading product throughout the holiday shopping season, and for good reason. The 8.9-inch version went on sale earlier last month, but if you happened to blink, the deal was gone. However, Amazon is offering the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 to students at $50 off all month long.

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