Amazon has added audiobook reading to its Echo personal assistant , allowing the pillar-like speaker to regale owners with Audible ebooks. The update is the latest in a series of improvements to Echo which Amazon has pushed out, and follows Google Calendar integration which was installed late last month.
Amazon this week announced an update to its popular Kindle Paperwhite . The updated ebook reader now boasts a resolution of 300 pixels per inch, the same resolution as Amazon’s more expensive Kindle Voyage. The new Kindle also comes with Amazon’s new font, Bookerly, which claims to give readers a better reading experience — faster reading with less eyestrain.
For all of the noise and hype — drones! one-hour delivery! get more toilet paper painlessly! — e-commerce is showing the first signs of maturing as a business. Figures from the research firm eMarketer show the rate of domestic growth falling from 16.5 percent in 2013 to 14.2 percent this year to 11.6 percent in 2018.
Well, here's a bit of a twist: knock-off Apple accessories that are selling for a higher price than the authentic ones. A handful of listings for fake Apple Watch charging cables have appeared on Amazon, and they are all more expensive than Apple's. The cables come from companies such as "Somoder," "Reiko," and "WL," and are priced between $45 and $58.
Monument Valley is still one of the most critically-acclaimed and popular mobile games out there. It is also one of the more unique puzzle games available, for those of you who are already "jaded" when it comes to the various games of its genre that are repetitive and eventually get boring. The only complaint about this game is that it is too short.
About a year ago Google tried to acquire Twitch, the popular video game streaming site, but lost out to Amazon. Now it will try to build its own gaming portal.On Friday, Google announced that this summer it would release YouTube Gaming, a mobile application and website that will focus on video game videos and live streams.
Amazon has wanted to become a major force in the video game scene for years . And now, it's hired a dream team of video game developers who are working on " an ambitious new PC game project using the latest technology," it says. The company revealed this information in a series of recruiting ads on video game site Gamasutra . It's looking to hire more developers.
Amazon's ambitions for gaming apparently go quite a bit beyond the mobile space and"hit" consumer hardware. The e-commerce juggernaut is looking for folks to help flesh out the development team of its first PC game and placed ajob posting onGamasutrain an effort to make that happen.