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RetroArch emulator platform is now available on Amazon Fire TVs

RetroArch emulator platform is now available on Amazon Fire TVs

Gaming on the big screen in the living room isn't really new, but that has traditionally been the domain of gaming consoles. In recent times, however, even other gaming platforms, like PCs and even mobile, have started to make their presence on TVs known. Most of these games come from more modern titles that try to take advantage of every pixel that a 2K or 4K TV can offer. RetroArch, in contrast, is coming from the opposite end and is bringing the games of Amazon's Fire devices, including Fire TV.

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Amazon Appstore reduces revenue cut for small businesses

Amazon Appstore reduces revenue cut for small businesses

Developer and app store cuts have been around for ages and, while there have been some voices of opposition, the current 70/30 split has more or less been accepted as a fact of app store life. Epic Games may be credited for kicking the hornet's nest, putting this system under a microscope and setting off a chain of events that eventually did lead to changes beneficial to developers. After Apple and Google announced changes, Amazon is following suit with its Amazon Appstore Small Business Accelerator Program that gives developers a larger chunk of their revenue along with some AWS credits.

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Toshiba C350 Amazon smart TV series revealed in 5 sizes

Toshiba C350 Amazon smart TV series revealed in 5 sizes

Amazon and Best Buy revealed a new set of Toshiba television sets with Fire TV smart TV software. These televisions are all in the Toshiba C350 series, rolling with Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10, and DTS Virtual: X. This line of televisions will eventually be made available in five different sizes at Best Buy and from Amazon online.

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Amazon reveals next-gen Fire HD 10 line and pro tablets for kids

Amazon reveals next-gen Fire HD 10 line and pro tablets for kids

Amazon has taken the wraps off its next-generation Fire HD 10 tablet line, including the Fire HD 10 and Fire HD 10 Plus. The latter model is, according to Amazon, its most powerful 10-inch tablet to date, offering features like wireless charging, more memory, and a 'premium finish.' Joining the Fire 10 HD is Amazon's new line of 'pro' tablets designed for kids.

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Amazon Fire tablets are getting a smart home control panel

Amazon Fire tablets are getting a smart home control panel

Amazon is making it easier to control smart home devices from its Fire tablets, with the new Device Dashboard pulling together all of your connected lights, cameras, and appliances in a more seamless interface. The new update condenses all Alexa-linked smart home devices into a single page, rather than sending you hunting through individual apps (or, for that matter, controlling everything by voice).

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Amazon Kids is the new FreeTime, includes new features

Amazon Kids is the new FreeTime, includes new features

Amazon has always made versions of its Android-powered Fire tablets that are designed for younger users that came with a service that gave parents some control over those devices. Amazon's branding, which revolved around the name "FreeTime", hasn't always been on point and could easily be mistaken for some other feature. Starting today, Amazon FreeTime is being called Amazon Kids and it is getting a few more features to make that rebranding worthwhile.

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Walmart Onn Pro tablets are back to challenge Amazon Fire again

Walmart Onn Pro tablets are back to challenge Amazon Fire again

Amazon has long been challenging and testing the limits of the retail industry but things got really personal when the e-commerce giant dared to step into the brick and mortar store business. Walmart, which some consider to be the king of that territory, has been trying to fend off Amazon's intrusions and its latest attempt is to fire another round of cheap tablets to try and beat Amazon at its own game, albeit with little success.

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Amazon Fire HD 10 refresh adds USB-C but keeps aggressive price

Amazon Fire HD 10 refresh adds USB-C but keeps aggressive price

Amazon today announced that its 10-inch Fire tablet is getting a refresh. Officially dubbed the All-New Fire HD 10, this new tablet will be outfitted with some new features and improved hardware over its predecessor. Chief among the new features is likely picture-in-picture mode, which allows users to view video through streaming services like Amazon Prime or Netflix as they do other things like browse the internet or check their emails.

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Amazon launches new Fire TV Cube, OLED smart TVs, and soundbar

Amazon launches new Fire TV Cube, OLED smart TVs, and soundbar

Amazon has officially announced a new lineup of Fire TV products, including new Fire TV Stick models, new smart TVs running the company's software, an updated Fire TV Cube, and more. This was the company's biggest Fire TV announcement ever, covering more than 20 new products destined for the markets in Europe and North America. The company has teamed with TCL, JVC, Anker, and others for its latest product lineup.

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Walmart Onn Android tablets try to beat Amazon at its own game

Walmart Onn Android tablets try to beat Amazon at its own game

There are only a few Android tablets left in the market and even fewer companies making them. Aside from Samsung, Amazon is probably the next biggest maker of Android tablets and it isn't even making premium ones. Its Fire tablets have a completely different purpose and Walmart is taking a few pages from Amazon's book to make its self-branded Onn tablets a gateway into its own retail empire.

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The new $50 Amazon Fire 7 tablet: Is it a good deal? [Update!]

The new $50 Amazon Fire 7 tablet: Is it a good deal? [Update!]

Today Amazon revealed their latest Amazon Fire 7 for $50 USD, and called it "All New". Over the past several years, Amazon's released several Amazon Fire tablets, and other products, with the words "All New" up front of their title. If you're considering purchasing a tablet from Amazon because you've always wanted a tablet and $50 is too good to pass up - PLEASE read on.

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Amazon Live is like QVC for your Fire and Echo devices

Amazon Live is like QVC for your Fire and Echo devices

So you're already addicted to buying things from Amazon, but you want someone to tell you what to buy next, right? Imagine a world where the 1990's least exciting television channel, QVC, became popular again here in the internet age. That reality is... real... now with Amazon Live. They've brought back the only channel parodied in every single movie ever made about insomnia - and it's streaming on the internet, too!

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