Amazon Fire TV: $99 Streaming Box Launches into Crowded Field

As expected, Amazon unveiled their long-awaited streaming device today in an event in New York. Contrary to the rumors, however, the device isn’t a dongle like Google’s Chromecast. Instead, it’s a super-thin (0.7 inches) set-top box that the company is…

Apple Security Flaw Is “As Bad As You Could Imagine”

Apple is performing an emergency software fix this week to correct a security flaw putting both iPhone and Mac users at risk. After it was brought to their attention that hackers could enter systems by email, Apple, Inc. issued an…

Amazon’s Set-Top Box May Not Arrive by the Holidays

The oft-rumored Amazon set-top box has been delayed once again, according to a report from The Verge: Amazon has been been rushing to finalize and release a set-top box in time for the holidays, designed to compete directly with the…

Amazon’s Set-Top Box Reportedly Coming by Christmas

The fact that Amazon is developing its own set-top streaming device shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Not only does Amazon have its own content library to promote (Amazon Instant Video), but the company’s also been stepping its toes…

The Samsung Apex Is Set to Blow the Competition Out of the Water

NSFW In consumer tech nowadays it’s all about one-upping the last guy – making a product that can do more, and do it better and faster. The Onion has a pretty great take on the innovation race – a new…

Roku Hits 5 Million Players Sold, 8 Billion Streams

Roku has just announced a pretty significant milestone: 5 million players sold. Roku first launched in 2008, and the device was called “the Netflix player,” basically because its only function was streaming Netflix. Over time, Roku broke out of the…

Hulu Plus Now Available On More Devices

Starting today, you can access Hulu Plus on three more devices, which brings the total number of devices that offer Hulu’s streaming content to just over two dozen. From the Hulu blog: I’m pleased to announce that Hulu Plus is…

Newspapers and Magazines Come to Kobo eReader, iPhone and iPad Apps

Kobo announced that it is now offering newspapers and magazines for the Kobo Wireless eReader and its iPhone and iPad apps. The selection includes "dozens of top U.S. and Canadian publications". As an added bonus, the company is offering a two-week free trial period. 

Amazon Selling Kindles Like Hotcakes, Shipping Early

Amazon has announced that more new generation Kindles were ordered in the first four weeks of availability than in the same timeframe for any other Kindle launch.

Additionally, in those four weeks, customers ordered more Kindles on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk combined than any other product. That makes Kindle the bestselling product across all products on Amazon for two straight years.

New Intel Dual-Core Atom Processor-Based Netbooks Arrive

Intel announced that 12 new netbooks based on its new mobile dual-core Atom processors have hit store shelves today. These include machines from Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, MSI, and Toshiba.