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Amazon Fire Phone hands-on

Amazon Fire Phone hands-on

There are two sides to Amazon's new Fire Phone. On the one hand is the technology, Amazon experimenting with face tracking and optical recognition. On the other is the price and AT&T exclusivity; many believed Amazon would try to shake up the phone industry with its pricing, not match it. I've spent some time with the Fire Phone today: read on for some first impressions.

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Android Wear video asks why Wearables exist

Android Wear video asks why Wearables exist

A Google Developers video made for Android Wear has been revealed this week, the newest and probably last to be released before Google I/O 2014. This video asks the question - what couldn’t we do on the smartphone that we can now do on the wrist? Placing icons on a smartwatch, for example, is not the solution Google is looking for.

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Amazon Firefly recognizes 100m things with Fire Phone

Amazon Firefly recognizes 100m things with Fire Phone

Amazon's all about shopping, and the new Fire Phone is going to try to get users to do that entirely through its virtual shelves, with a new object recognition system called Firefly. Triggered with a dedicated button on the side of the smartphone, and capable of recognizing over 100,000,000 items according to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Firefly turns the camera into a combination barcode scanner and more.

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