Google to echo the echo
Published in News

Smartspeaker dubbed Chirp

Amazon's Echo smart speaker has proved a surprise hit and now Google wants to copy it.

Amazon releases 30 per cent thinner kindle
Published in Mobiles

Kindle Oasis is available for pre-order for $289.99

While the e-paper book reader's thunder has been stolen by the tablet, e-ink is a lot easer to read and now Amazon has given its Kindle a refresh by scrapping its design and starting with something that can be used one handed.

Kindle to get a refresh
Published in Notebooks

Want some more high end market

Amazon is set to release a higher-end Kindle version with a rechargeable protective case for a better battery life.

Apple’s cloud disaster
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Blaming Obama now

Fruity Cargo cult Apple has spent billions trying to build its own cloud structure and failed and rather than question its own networking competence it is blaming the government.

Alphabet to flog off part of its robot arm
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Alphabet, the search outfit formally known as Google, as placed part of its robotics division, up for sale.

Amazon brings back encryption on Fire
Published in Notebooks

All part of Apple's PR wars 

After firing encryption from its Fire Tablets, the online bookseller, Amazon has bought it back after customers complained.

Windows tablets are doing well
Published in Notebooks

Microsoft only bright spot in tablet market

For years Microsoft held a torch for the tablet even while everyone else mocked them. When Apple turned the concept into a gimmick and everyone bought one, Microsoft was mocked for not really understanding the tablet.

Amazon misses Wall Street Expectations
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Tiny profit margins

Amazon announced a pretty good quarterly result and immediately suffered from a bad case of falling shares because the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street think that its profit margins are too thin.

VMWare cuts jobs on cloudy results
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Looks like the sky really wasn’t cloud’s limit

While the Cloud is supposed to be the savour of big computing, VMWare, which should be doing well is actually suffering.

Amazon sells its own brand of chips
Published in Processors

Right to bare ARMS

Online book seller Amazon is selling its own brand of ARM-based computer chips.