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Amazon Fire TV updated, Hulu and Crackle add voice search

Amazon updated their Fire TV today, bringing in additional channels for their lauded voice search feature. We’ll now get the pleasure of using Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime Anytime by singing our commands into Amazon’s remote. The three join VEVO as the services outsid of Amazon to utilize the feature.  

Fire TV iFixit teardown reveals massive heatsink

The Amazon Fire TV was announced earlier this week and the folks at iFixit have returned with another teardown. They gave the set-top box a score of 6 out of 10 in terms of repairability, however we suspect there will not be many attempting to fix this $99 media and game player by themselves. Instead these teardowns offer a look that most will likely never see otherwise. They sometimes also reveal some interesting little details.

FireChat off-grid messaging app arrives for Android

Following a few weeks of being available for iOS, FireChat has been announced for Android. FireChat is an off-the-grid messaging solution courtesy of Open Garden. The app makes use of Open Garden's mesh networking technology which allows users to chat even without any Internet connection or cellular coverage.

Amazon Game Studios drops Fire TV Sev Zero sneak peek

Amazon announced the Fire TV this morning. Some of the focus of the announcement event was on the media side, and some was on the gaming side. On the gaming side there was talk of exclusive games coming courtesy of Amazon Game Studios. There was even mention of the first game, Sev Zero, which is available beginning today.

Amazon Fire TV promo features Gary Busey…talking

Fresh off the Fire TV announcement from earlier this morning, it looks like the first promo video has arrived. This one clocks in at a minute in length and features Gary Busey. More to the point here, the focus of this promo is voice, and well, it has Gary Busey talking to a bunch of household items before finally getting to the Fire TV.

Amazon Fire TV: a few thoughts on the competition

Amazon announced the Fire TV earlier this morning. Initially this seems to be just another set-top box to attach to your television and stream the likes of Netflix and Hulu Plus. Of course, Fire TV also has support for Amazon Instant Video (amongst other services). Some may prefer the Chromecast or Roku Streaming Stick given the dongle form factor, but with the feature set and price tag of the Amazon Fire TV -- it seems this one may be worth considering.
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