Apple customers may have access to some "geniuses" at the mall, but Amazon Kindle Fire HDX users can now get live -- and visual -- tech support no matter where they are.
The company, which unveiled its new tablets Tuesday, has added a "Mayday" button to its Quick Settings menu, letting users connect with a customer service representative via a video feed. The Amazon representative can then talk you through your problem, draw on your screen remotely to provide directions, or even take control of your device and fix the issue right in front of you. … Read more
Amazon is expected to announce a next-generation Kindle Fire HD at some point soon. And when it does, that device might look notably different than its predecessor.
Boy Genius Report on Wednesday published images of what it claims, is the next-generation Kindle Fire HD. The images show a completely redesigned slate featuring hard edges and newly styled buttons. The images show only the 7-inch Kindle Fire model, but according to BGR's sources, an 8.9-inch model that's in the works will come with a similar design.
The allegedly new Kindle Fire HD comes with speakers at the top … Read more
If you've ever wanted to direct a music video, you can (sort of) with a new short interactive film for Arcade Fire that lets you impact the effects with the wave of a mobile device.
Built for the Web, the film, "Just a Reflektor," features the song "Reflektor," expected to be the first single released from the band's new album of the same name. It's scheduled to debut officially Monday night at a small club in Montreal.
To get into the head-trippy action, just go to Justareflektor.com in a Google Chrome browser and a visit a companion mobile URL for the project via smartphone or tablet. The film, directed by Vincent Morisset and shot in Jacmel, Haiti, tells the story of Axelle "Ebony" Munezero, a young woman who travels fluidly between her world and ours. … Read more
Some smokers seek every possible way to kick their rather smelly habit.
Many wear patches. Others desperately keep away from their Camels and just get angry at every human around them.
However, the makers of e-cigarettes claim theirs is a wonderful breakthrough.
Not everyone is convinced that it's quite so wonderful or even quite so much healthier than a pack of 20.
One Atlanta woman, for example, claims she's happy to be alive enough to -- who knows? -- smoke a Marlboro Light after a very difficult electronic smoking experience.
The raging Yosemite Rim Fire is blazing a path through one of the country's most beloved national parks. As of Tuesday the fire is 20 percent contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, but it is still threatening to burn through Redwood forests and ranger stations. What's more, it has left tens of thousands of charred acres in its wake.
Mapping software company Esri has created an interactive map that let's people on the Web see exactly what is happening on the ground in California. This map has three views: critical points of … Read more
When you bought your Kindle Fire HD tablet, you didn't know you were getting a Roku box as part of the transaction. After a fashion, anyway.
See, like a lot of Android-powered tablets, the Fire HD allows for mirroring to your TV. In other words, what you see on the small screen gets duplicated on the big one. That actually gives the Fire a big advantage over a Roku, as it allows for a lot more viewing material -- not just apps like Hulu and Netflix, but also browser-based content, YouTube videos, and even games. Let's take a … Read more
At this point in the game I'm guessing that everybody who wants a tablet already has a tablet. So why keep posting tablet deals?
Because maybe you're ready to ditch your first-gen model for something newer. Or you've decided to trade up from a 7-inch screen to something larger. Heck, maybe you've decided to repurpose your existing tablet as a photo frame, digital cookbook, Google Chromecast (way cool hack!), or whatever -- and now you need a new primary tablet.
Whatever the case, the deals keep coming, and I'd be remiss if I didn't … Read more
A new Kindle Fire HD tablet may be on the way, at least according to new benchmarks found online.
Specs from GFXBench specifically point to an Amazon tablet with a 2,560x1,600 pixel display. A further peek reveals a Qualcomm Adreno 330 graphics processor, which almost certainly means the device will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 chip.
The specs line up with information recently obtained by blog site Boy Genius Report.
Citing intel from "multiple trusted sources," BGR said that Amazon will refresh all three models of its Kindle Fire tablet lineup this fall. The … Read more