Over the weekend Amazon had two new listings on their new products page, one was for the NVIDIA SHIELD Console and the second was for a Pro version of it. The NVIDIA SHIELD console is nothing new and was announced at GDC back in March. We were unaware of a “Pro” version though and it looks like Amazon let the cat out of the bag.
Amazon is looking to test their same-day delivery drones in Cambridge, England. Late last year Amazon announced that they were considering using drones as a way of dramatically reducing the time it takes to deliver orders to customers. Many though this could just be a publicity stunt, but it look like Amazon is moving forward with the plan.
Amazon has really entered the consumer electronics space in the past few years. The of course have their Kindle line, but also the Fire TV, Fire TV stick and Fire Phone. They have just announced a new product called Echo, which is a voice-controlled speaker that not only supports streaming music, but also order commands for items on Amazon.
Rumors started about Google purchasing Twitch for $1 Billion about three months ago. Since then we have not heard anything official from either Google or Twitch. So has the deal even happened or is Twitch looking for other suitors? Well it has been reported today by multiple sources that Amazon is in “late stage stalks” to purchase Twitch.tv for $1 billion.
Today Amazon is launching their first set-top box to tackle the living room. Many people thought the Fire TV was going to be a dongle, but it is a set-top box much like an Apple TV or Roku box. It packs some impressive hardware and really beats out the competition in terms or performance and features.
Many people have been waiting for Grand Theft Auto V to hit the PC market. Well the PC Version of the game has shown up on both France and German versions of Amazon. While the France product page has been taken down the German one is still live at the time of writing this article. This is of course for the pre-order of the game and it is listed for 59,99 EUR.
Rumors have been heating up that Amazon will soon be releasing new Kindle Fire tablets. This does makes sense as Amazon recently lowered the price of the Kindle family and holiday season is right around the corner. It looks like the first press shot of the a new Amazon Kindle has been leaked. Don’t be too excited it looks almost identical to the Kindle’s that are out now.
It looks like Amazon is close to invading another market. With their massive resources it seemed like only a matter of time before this happened. According to Bloomberg, Amazon is planning on releasing a set-top box. Of course the primary function of this set-top box would be to stream video from Amazon’s own Amazon Video on Demand and Amazon Prime services.
You know for me I never saw the need for an Amazon Kindle. I get all kinds of gadgets to play with and I have two tablets already, which I rarely use. I ended up winning the Kindle Fire HD at a party at CES so I was pretty curious to see what all the buzz was about. I do actually read a lot, but I tried to make the switch over to reading on tablets and it just did not stick. I think the biggest thing was that I didn’t want to carry a large tablet around with me all of the time. The Kindle Fire HD being only 7-inches is the smallest tablet I have owned or really spent an extended period of time with. After taking it out of the package I said to myself, “wow this thing is small and who would want a tablet this size?” But after using it for a few weeks it seems to be the perfect device to read on. Of course there is much more you can do on the Kindle fire HD as well so let’s go ahead and get this review started!
May 27, 2015 0