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Amazon deals: Asus 13 Chromebook $100 off, up to 60% off on Sony headphones

Posted by wicked December - 19 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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Another day, another batch of deals from everyone’s favorite online retail giant. Amazon has budget Sony headphones for up to 60% off, as well as good bargains on some configurations of the Asus 13 Chromebook.

Note that today, December 19, is the last day to order with a guaranteed delivery by Christmas. Orders placed today are free, provided they are $35 or more in value. Of course, Amazon Prime subscribers need not worry – thanks to free two-day shipping, they can order as late as December 22 and still be sure their gifts will arrive in time for Christmas.

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Back to the deals: Amazon has select Sony headphones for 43% to 60% off. The selection available right now is:

The Sony deal is valid until the end of today.

The other interesting tech deal of the day is Asus’ well reviewed Chromebook 13. This product is available in several color-storage-RAM combinations, but probably the most interesting (and the one we recommend buying) is the black version with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, going today for $100 off its list price – that’s $229, with free shipping and tax not included.

Features of the Chromebook 13 include an Intel dual-core processor clocked at 2.16GHz, with 2 or 4GB of RAM, a 13.3 HD display, USB 3.0, 10 hour battery, and 16 or 32GB of storage.

Amazon running a holiday sale on several Chromebooks

Posted by wicked December - 18 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Chromebook_GenericAmazon typically runs sales on their wide assortment of Chromebooks, and the week before Christmas is as good of a time as any. Right now, they’re offering multiple models of Chromebooks from different manufacturers for as much as 30% off, which is a great discount. Right now it doesn’t look like any Samsung models are on sale, but if you’re okay with an Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo or Toshiba Chromebook, you might want to glance over some of the sales.

source: Techno Buffalo

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Amazon deals: SanDisk microSD cards and Kensington accessories 50% off

Posted by wicked December - 18 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

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Amazon has 50% off deals on some SanDisk microSD cards, as well as accessories from Kensington.

SanDisk’s microSD cards are highly rated, with the 32GB model of the class 10 (48MB/s) occupying the bestselling spot in its category. The entire range, from 8GB to 128GB has discounts compared to the list prices, ranging from 31% to 52%. Here’s the breakdown:

Moving on, Amazon has deals on a number of accessories from Kensington, including tablet cases, chargers, mice, and more. The discounts vary from 48% to 75%, and the promo is valid until tonight at midnight (Pacific Time). Check out the full list here.

Any deal you like in particular?

Amazon Fire phone software update identifies artwork with Firefly

Posted by wicked December - 18 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Amazon has announced a new software update for its not so popular Fire smartphone. The latest software update brings AT&T branded version to Fire OS 3.6.5 and the unlocked GSM version to Fire OS 3.6.8. While the OS versions are different for the two device models the updates bring the same exact features to the smartphones.

One of the more interesting features that comes with the new update is the ability to translate text and identify famous artwork using Firefly. Users can also now see three versions of a given photo with the Best Shot feature to allow them to choose the perfect picture.

Users can now enable and disable SMS/MMS settings and select more keyboard languages. The ability to block unwanted phone numbers has been added along with the ability to add custom ringtones. Users can now view more information from the lock screen of the device.

Documents can be written and edited using WPS Office and VPN connections are now supported. Synchronizing calendars across Amazon devices is now possible and reading Kindle books can be done in one long continuous scroll. Various improvements for battery life and bug fixes are also featured. The updates are available right now.

SOURCE: Amazon

Amazon introduces 1-hour Prime delivery service, only in Manhattan for now

Posted by wicked December - 18 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

amazonprimeOne of the caveats of Amazon Prime has always been the free two-day shipping on top of reduced pricing on one-day shipping. Thanks to this modern luxury, people have grown accustom to receiving packages relatively quickly but what those who want their packages even faster? There is Google Express, that offered same day delivery on packages in some cities but what about those who wanted their packages, say, in one hour? Well Amazon is looking at having you covered as it announced this morning a new Prime one-hour delivery service.

As of right now, it’s only being tested in Manhattan — with more cities to come in 2015 — but for $7.99 you will you be able to receive over “tens of thousands of daily essentials” via the Amazon Prime Now mobile app. Some of these products include, paper towels, books, toys, batteries and shampoo. Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations says it’s all about convenience.

“There are times when you can’t make it to the store and other times when you simply don’t want to go. There are so many reasons to skip the trip and now Prime members in Manhattan can get the items they need delivered in an hour or less,” he said. “We’ve long felt that Amazon Prime is the best deal in the history of shopping and now it has gotten even better. Prime members in Manhattan are going to love this service and we cannot wait to roll out Prime Now to additional cities in 2015.”

The Prime Now app is available on both Android and iOS (we have the link and QR code below) and delivery will be available seven days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight. For those who can wait a bit, two-hour delivery is free. We have the full presser for you below. If you’re a Prime user in Manhattan, Amazon just made the service even more lovable.

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Amazon Introduces Prime Now: One-Hour Delivery on Tens of Thousands of Daily Essentials Exclusively for Prime Members

Prime Now launches in Manhattan today with plans to expand to additional cities in 2015

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 18, 2014– Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced Prime Now, the newest benefit for Prime members, which offers one-hour delivery on tens of thousands of daily essentials through a mobile app. Prime Now is powered by Amazon’s growing network of fulfillment centers that utilize high-end technology to speed up order delivery times for customers. Now, Prime members can get products like paper towels, shampoo, books, toys and batteries delivered right to their door in an hour or less.

“There are times when you can’t make it to the store and other times when you simply don’t want to go. There are so many reasons to skip the trip and now Prime members in Manhattan can get the items they need delivered in an hour or less,” said Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations. “We’ve long felt that Amazon Prime is the best deal in the history of shopping and now it has gotten even better. Prime members in Manhattan are going to love this service and we cannot wait to roll out Prime Now to additional cities in 2015.”

Amazon is launching Prime Now in select areas of Manhattan today. All Prime members can immediately download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices, and will be notified when the service is available in their local area. Prime Now is available from 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Two-hour delivery is free and one-hour delivery is available for $7.99. A portion of Amazon’s new building on 34th Street in Manhattan will serve as a hub for delivery of Prime Now orders.

Tens of millions of members around the world already enjoy Prime. In the US, membership includes unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 20 million items, instant streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes through Prime Instant Video, one million songs and hundreds of playlists through Prime Music, free unlimited photo storage through Amazon’s Cloud Drive, early access to select Lightning Deals and access to over 600,000 books to borrow through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

Learn more about Amazon Prime Now and download the mobile app at www.amazon.com/primenow.

About Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is an annual membership program for $99 a year that offers customers unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 20 million items across all categories, unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video, one million songs and hundreds of playlists with Prime Music, early access to select Lightning Deals and access to more than 600,000 books to borrow with the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. Not a member? Start a free trial of Amazon Prime at www.amazon.com/prime.

About Amazon

Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management’s expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment and data center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com’s financial results is included in Amazon.com’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

 

Source: Amazon.com, Inc.

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Amazon Introduces “Prime Now,” Delivery of Goods in One Hour

Posted by Kellex December - 18 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

This morning, Amazon made shopping with Amazon Prime even speedier. With a new service called Prime Now, which is free to Amazon Prime members, customers can order from “tens of thousands of daily essentials” using a new Prime Now mobile app and receive them in an hour or less. From paper towels to cereal to laundry detergent to Beats headphones, all can be to your door within an hour. 

The service is currently only available in parts of Manhattan, but as you can imagine, Amazon plans to expand to other cities in 2015.

Like it’s other Prime shipping options, there are both free and paid choices with Prime Now. If you want your essentials in under an hour, you will pay Amazon $7.99. If you can wait up to two hours, it’s free, sort of like 1-day vs. 2-day shipping with Prime right now.

From what is shown on the Prime Now page, it looks as if the Prime Now app allows you to not only browse goods, but also select specific delivery times and track shipments via map.

You can download the Prime Now app here.

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Crossy Road is one endless arcade hopper game

Posted by wicked December - 16 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

Android gamers have been longing for the Crossy Road game on their devices. No need to wait as Crossy Road is now available on the Amazon App Store. Be prepared to know why the game is popular on the App Store and why it has a 5-star average. Game is free to play so you’ll get to enjoy endless freeways, rivers, and railroads to cross. In-app purchases are offered so don’t be surprised if you’ll be tempted to spend a few dollars.

You can collect custom made characters from cats to bunnies to mythical creatures to monsters. More characters will be added for the official Google Play Store release. Its retro modern voxel artwork will remind you of Minecraft but gameplay is very far form it. Goal is too simply cross the road by hopping with so many different challenges.

The endless gameplay makes it a winner and definitely addictive you don’t want to put yoru phone or tablet down. Others are saying it’s hard to play at first but it gets better after a few tries. I’m thinking this is like Flappy Bird that’s difficult at first but once you get the hang of it, you’re playing like an expert.

It was first announced that Crossy Road game will be available on December 18 at the Amazon App Store but it’s been downloadable since the 13th. The final Android version will roll out on the Google Play Store on January 8 but since this is an Android app, you can freely get the game from Amazon as well depending on your device.

SOURCE: Amazon

V-MODA Crossfade M-80 Vocal 65% off, and other headphone deals on Amazon

Posted by wicked December - 16 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

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Amazon is having nice discounts for ten headphones models, with the highlight being V-MODA’s Crossfade M-80 Vocal going for $150 off their regular price.

The V-MODA Crossfade M-80 Vocal are Amazon’s Deal of the Day (joining the Logitech accessories from the Gold Box Deal of the Day), so you have until midnight Pacific to make up your mind. At least on paper, this looks like a solid bargain: the Crossfade M-80 Vocal are not only great looking (if you like the style) and solid-spec’d, but they’re also well reviewed, with an average score of 4.4 out of 5 stars across 370 Amazon reviews.

Normally going for $230, the V-MODA Crossfade M-80 Vocal are available in black and silver.

Get V-MODA Crossfade M-80 Vocal On-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone on Amazon for $79.99 ($151 off)

Moving on, Amazon has ongoing deals on nine headphones models, from manufacturers like Koss, Panasonic, Razer, and more. Valid until December 23, the promo offers discounts of 33% to 76%:

Let us know if there’s something you think is a particularly good deal!

HBO GO On An Amazon Fire TV Near You Today

Posted by wicked December - 16 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

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Starting today, Amazon Fire TV owners can now access HBO GO with their valid HBO subscription. It was reported by Talk Android back in April that HBO and Amazon had finalized an agreement to bring the HBO GO service to Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices.

According to Amazon, HBO GO was the most requested service among users. Now, Fire TV will possess every episode of new and classic HBO series, HBO’s original films, as well as its mini-series, documentaries, specials, sports and a selection of blockbuster movies.

This new addition will only appear on Fire TV and not for Fire TV Stick owners. HBO GO is not expected to be released to Fire TV Stick devices until spring of 2015.

Interested in picking up an Amazon Fire TV? Amazon is currently running a special until December 28th that will allow you to grab one for just $79.

Source: Amazon

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HBO GO now on Amazon Fire TV

Posted by wicked December - 16 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

Finally, HBO Go is now on Amazon Fire TV. People have been clamoring for the HBO Go app but it took HBO a while to bring it to the web TV platform. Other platforms already have it but it’s only now Amazon Fire TV users can get to enjoy more shows from HBO. This piece of news strengthens the claim that the number of apps available on Amazon Fire TV is now up four times. HBO Go is a great addition especially now that over 1,700 titles are in HBO’s archive.

The HBO GO’s arrival on Amazon Fire TV is just perfect for the holidays. Vice President of Amazon Devices Peter Larsen shared that the HBO GO was “the most requested service” yet for Amazon Fire TV since it was launched. That is expected since HBO is very popular. Some of the popular shows right now are shown on HBO GO aside from the many films, original HBO series, sports, miniseries, documentaries, and specials.

The Amazon Fire TV is currently sold for $79. That’s the price listed but Amazon said it will change after December 28. So far, everything is doing well for Amazon Fire TV. It received Spotify Connect support for music streaming last September, GTA Trilogy and TWD Season 2, voice search for Hulu and Crackle, CastResceiver app and more. We’re expecting more apps will be added in 2015.

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