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Amazon Game Studios outs Tales from Deep Space misadventure

In case you haven't heard, Amazon formed its own game studio, creatively named Amazon Game Studios, to develop exclusive content for its Android devices. The subsidiary has already produced a number of titles, most notable of which is perhaps To-Fu Fury. And here they are with yet another one, yet again a tried and true puzzle platformer in the form of Tales from Deep Space. And like the To-Fu, the plot isn't something you have to take seriously, but it can still lead to some serious fun, especially when experienced with a friend.

Amazon Fire TV Stick ships, out of stock until Jan 2015

Things are about to heat up in the dongle wars. Amazon has just announced that they have started to ship the first batch of orders of their Fire TV Stick, basically Fire TV shrunk down to an HDMI dongle size. The retailer claims that it is their fastest-selling device ever, and perhaps it shows. The Fire TV Stick is immediately out of stock, with inventories replenished by January 2015. Of course, you can still leave your order and they will be filled if and when the devices arrive.

Amazon app update: Lollipop and Android Wear support

A few weeks after retail giant finally combined their Appstore and their shopping app under one happy place available on Google Play Store, another update is making it possible to enjoy the whole Amazon experience, not just on your smartphones but on wearable devices as well. Not only have they prepared support for Google's major update, the Android 5.0 Lollipop, but now Android Wear users can also use their smartwatches to interact with stuff they'd like to purchase on the online retail store.

Amazon Echo introduced, ready to rival Siri and Google Now

Ready to add another member to your family? That’s what the Amazon Echo will be. My first impression when Amazon introduced this new virtual PA that could rival Siri, Google Now, and Cortana was that “The future is here”. I’m talking about the futuristic era where robots will become a standard in every household.

Amazon Prime Photos offers unlimited storage space

Taking on Google as well as other cloud services, Amazon has used its data storage resources in order to offer its Prime subscribers yet another multimedia feature. This time, the focus is on the memories and moments that you capture with your smartphone or tablet camera. Prime members can now upload their photos, automatically or manually, to Amazon's cloud, without having to worry about space or security.

Amazon Fire TV software update brings tablet style games

Amazon's Fire TV device has been updated bringing the latest software version to 51.1.4.0_user_514006420. The new update brings with it a lot of very nice features that will make owners of the set top box very happy. One of the new features is improved gaming with tablet games.

Amazon owns up to Fire Phone failure, blames pricing

They say it takes guts to admit to one's mistakes, and Amazon is certainly showing it has some. David Limp, the company's Senior Vice President for Devices has publicly admitted that the company fumbled and bumbled on its first Fire Phone, but it is putting the blame squarely on price tags only. And even with that minor, if you could call $170 million "minor", miscalculation, the company isn't ready to throw in the towel and will continue to iterate over the smartphoe until it gets it just right.

Amazon steps up the Google competition with Fire TV Stick

Amazon might have stumbled a bit when it went out of its comfort zone with the Fire Phone, but that isn't going to stop the giant from taking risks, especially when it comes to its more established markets of video streaming. Some might see the Google's Nexus Player as taking on the Fire TV, so it isn't surprising that Amazon is biting back. The company has just launched the Amazon Fire TV Stick, a familiar HDMI dongle that is unabashedly poised as a Chromecast, and a Roku Streaming Stick, killer.

Amazon Appstore merged into main Android app

Your online shopping craving, whether they be for the digital kind or physical goods, can now be satisfied with more ease and convenience. Amazon has finally combined two of its shopping apps into one, putting the app-centric Appstore right inside the regular shopping app. Now you won't have to hunt down the APK for the Amazon Appstore just so that you can get your daily dose of Free App of the Day or access your Prime Instant Videos.
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