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Using bicycle couriers, the e-commerce giant is offering one-hour delivery of products like shampoo and batteries to residents in select parts of Manhattan.
Launching a counter-attack against hackers using another company's systems won't just break their agreement, but it's also illegal.
Matthew and Kevin both bought a Sony SmartWatch 3, primarily for offline GPS, music playback, and future-proof technology.
Amazon's latest round of price reductions targets bandwidth costs, knocking down prices significantly for outbound data from its cloud and content delivery network CloudFront.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has defended the Fire Phone flop, hinting more are on the way, and is not apologetic in the face of investor concerns over poor financial results.
Admittedly, a new pricing scheme for a particular Amazon Web Services function isn't quite as flashy as Cyber Monday, but it's still a potential game changer.
The Kindle Fire HDX tablets are as good as anything out there, and these apps are a big reason why.
Some Cyber Monday orders are likely hitching a ride on a Kiva robot, which looks sort of like a hockey puck on steroids, or getting picked up by the Robo-Stow robotic arm.
Just when you thought the crazy bout of money raising in e-commerce was temporarily over, Flipkart has apparently done it again. Is there a method to this madness?
Amazon expands support for its streaming service that targets games developers to any Windows application.
The deluge of additions and upgrades at the Amazon Web Services summit last week just wasn't enough for the Internet giant.
The e-commerce giant has revealed a plethora of shopping deals, including bargain Samsung TV sets and over $115 in free top paid apps for Android devices.
The rapid growth of cloud services like AWS will have a big impact on hardware, in particular on servers and other gear in data centers, but also on how we use PCs and mobile devices. Here are my takeaways from re:Invent.
The brains behind Fusion-io — the company that revolutionized server economics with PCI flash storage — are at it again. Primary Data plans to disrupt enterprise storage. Here's how.
The recent announcement of the Amazon Echo took many by surprise. The company signed up those interested in buying one, and purchase invites are now going out.
Hardware. Software. Services. We live in amazing times, and the technologies we use every day would have been considered magical just a few short years ago. Here are 10 small pieces of magic that made my life easier this year.
The keyboard from Amazon is made especially for the Fire HDX 8.9, but works with the 7-inch tablet save one feature.
Both Amazon and Apple have tablets at the ready for the holiday spending extravaganza. But that means consumers are faced with a choice. So, let's put Apple's iPad Air 2 up against Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX and see which comes out the winner.
The specials may not be as plentiful as on Black Friday, but here are a half-dozen sales if you're looking for a tablet that's not an iPad.
There is no single best device, but here's the best of the best.
This unique device from the folks at Amazon wants to be your invisible friend in the room. In some ways it probably will be.
Looking to snap up a new PC, tablet or free downloads? Check out this selection of the best deals we've seen so far.
Amazon's Fire Phone has the design quality you might expect from Apple's iPhone, or Samsung's Galaxy S5. It's a strong contender in the Android space, even if it misses a few enterprise targets.
This keyboard for the latest tablet from Amazon is much improved over the model we reviewed earlier this year. It's worth a second look by those looking for a reasonable keyboard solution for the Kindle Fire HDX.
The latest tablets from Amazon are each good in their own right. Which one to choose often comes down to size so we pit them head-to-head to help you decide which is better for you.
Amazon's Fire smartphone has an innovative user interface with a focus on the Prime consumer.
There are not as many apps for the Kindle Fire HDX as there are for Android tablets but these are some good ones. They should work on most Android tablets, too.
There are dozens of personal cloud storage services, but which one is the best deal for you or your company? Here's my pick of the best of them.
So you’ve got a shiny new tablet for work and play. These ten accessories are cheap and will complement the new gadget no matter which brand.
Tablets are taking over the world, and it’s taken them longer than most people realize. The Tablet PC appeared over 12 years ago, and contrary to popular belief there were some pretty good ones. Here are the author’s picks for the top five tablets of all time.
Every time a new tablet computer hits the market, experts speculate whether it could be the one to take down Apple's iPad. CNET's Kara Tsuboi explains why Amazon's Kindle Fire could be its stiffest competition yet.
At an Apple press event, CEO Steve Jobs shows off the company's new iBooks app. Users can now browse, read reviews, read a sample excerpt, or just buy books--and the book downloads to a virtual "book shelf." The software has the support of five of the largest publishers, including Simon and Schuster.
At the Supernova Conference in San Francisco, Amazon Chief Technology Officer Werner Vogels broadly outlines the benefits of a cloud-based infrastructure. He says Web services offer businesses the ability to lower costs, increase agility, and run a more secure platform within their organizations.
Neil Hunt, Chief Product Officer of Netflix, claims the company is well-positioned to stay strong in the subscription market. While companies like Apple and Amazon may be able to offer streaming capabilities, Netflix can offer hybrid packages so users can receive media any way they like it.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks to Editor in Chief Larry Dignan and Senior Editor Sam Diaz about the financial health of Internet heavyweights, Google, Yahoo and Amazon. Dignan and Diaz share their views on Google's search business, Yahoo's prospects after Microsoft, and whether the current energy crisis is helping Amazon's online sales.
ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind demonstrates what happens when Amazon's Kindle is awakened from a crashed state. He also answers questions like: What's the recovery like?, How graceful is the comeback? And will resetting the device wipe out its memory?
Tim Toews, CIO at Office Depot talks about implementing a robust set of supply chains systems that will ensure the company has the right product, at the right place, at the right time.
At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos talks toconference attendees about the company's on-demand storage service.Bezos announced that today the S3 service stores more than 5 billionobjects, compared with 800,000 objects stored in July 2006.
Scraping is not a four letter word. In fact, the HTML/HTTP protocol is the easiest way to offer your users a great UI and your applications a useable API, all from the same code. Keep it simple, and you can build an API around any site. In this presentation you'll learn how to build a scraping API with a few lines of code and a touch of style. You'll see how simple it is to build a scrAPI for eBay and Amazon. And we'll do it all using open source code.
If you're thinking of buying a new e-reader this Christmas, consider Amazon's high-resolution Kindle Voyage. Just be aware of the premium price tag.