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Report: Amazon Flex system is a headache for drivers

  • 21/11/2017 at 02:01 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

Amazon LogoThe gig economy that’s popping up around apps and smartphones is causing debate on who is an employee and who is a contractor. In terms of legal rights, there’s a big difference in who is entitled to what benefits. Amazon is coming under fire for what some of the delivery drivers speaking out against their working conditions and contracts, claims Gizmodo.

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Amazon announced updates for Echo and Fire TV line

  • 29/09/2017 at 01:36 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

Amazon EchoAmazon are updating the Echo series, with the next generation of devices announced. The Echo Spot, Echo and Echo Plus continue with what Amazon are building with their smart home devices.

Amazon’s Echo Spot, Echo and Echo Plus

The Echo Spot is a small, circular device that works like Alexa but with a screen. The screen can show you the weather, commute time, watch a flash video, see notes and timers and see other details related to what you’re doing.

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Is Amazon going to end shipping companies?

  • 05/09/2016 at 23:57 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

Amazon LogoAmazon announced last March that they would be opening up their own shipping companies to n”supplement” current operations being provided through FedEx. But could this actually be ringing the death knells for traditional shipping companies as we know it?

Taking Things Under Their Own Wing

The initial foray into shipping was not that big. Amazon leased out 20 Boeing 767’s that they would begin using, renting out air fields in order to land them, sending packages across the US.

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Amazon announces a new Kindle e-Reader: Kindle Oasis

  • 15/04/2016 at 23:28 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

Amazon Kindle OasisAmazon announced this week a new e-reader Kindle called Kindle Oasis. With a redesign of the previous Kindle e-readers, Kindle Oasis aims is to be more like a book than previous eReaders. eReader devices haven’t had the impact of other digital devices in other areas. Physical copies of books still exist and are easier to use and read. True, you can’t carry your entire book collection in your bag, but you can’t use an eBook like a textbook or travel guide is used.

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Amazon announces the new Fire HDX 8.9 tablet

  • 18/09/2014 at 22:18 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9Amazon has released their latest tablet, the Fire HDX 8.9. They promise better performance than the last incarnation, and appear to be continuing with their focus on media.

The Amazon Fire is a pretty good consumer tablet. It is aimed at those who consider media to be their primary concern, and the high quality graphics and smooth streaming were a draw for quite a few people. Plus, Amazon has a rather loyal fan base that will always choose their brand over more tech heavy hitters.

Now, they are once again releasing a tablet. This time, the Fire HDX 8.9 promises to continue the tradition of a casual, user friendly tablet with high media performance.

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Google plans to expand Shopping Express, take on Amazon

  • 07/07/2014 at 23:59 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

GoogleSources inside Google have claimed that $500 million has been allocated to Shopping Express to expand the service nationwide within the US. Though they haven’t confirmed the figure, Google has confirmed the plan.

Amazon is the go-to for pretty much any online shopping. With their Prime service, they managed to target consumers in a way that has made them the dominant force in the internet’s market. To the point where people are now turning to them for groceries, monthly subscriptions for household items, and a lot more.

Google is facing a dilemma in more ways than one. First, they have been trying to crack into the shopping niche for years, without much success beyond general comparison features. Second, they are experiencing a loss in ad revenue as more people go straight to Amazon for product searches, and skip Google all together.

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Amazon Fire Phone was made official, will cost $650 unlocked

Amazon Fire PhoneAmazon has finally unleashed their much hyped Amazon Fire Phone, a smartphone that attempts to focus the company’s sights on telecommunication markets.

The Amazon Fire has never managed to carve out a majority market share in the tablet market. Too many people likely consider it a souped-up Kindle to take it that seriously for anything more than media.

But the Amazon Fire Phone could  very well be a more stable contender within mobile devices. Not only has it managed to match many features that you see with other top brands, but in some ways it has easily surpassed them.

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