Tag: Amazon

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Surprise! Amazon Prime’s Dirty Little Secret

Free 2-day shipping. It’s the basis of what makes Amazon Prime worthwhile and awesome. 2 days isn’t all that long to wait for an item; it’s short enough that I often order an item on Amazon instead of heading to Target or another store if I don’t absolutely need it today. But yesterday Amazon threw […]

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Amazon Fire TV review: the best way to watch Prime Instant Video

When it comes to boxes you can plug into your television to give you more content, no one should discount the new Amazon Fire TV. If you simply want to know whether or not you should buy the Fire TV, just scroll on down to the last paragraph now. If you want to know a […]

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Audible.com: The Audiobook Service I Love and Hate Simultaneously

Audible.com has been serving up audiobooks since 1995, so it’s hardly new. I remember checking it out when it first came out, thinking it would be something cool to try out and then realizing, “Oh dang, that’s crazy expensive.” Well, guess what, now that I’m older and wiser, it still seems crazy expensive, but I […]

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Kindle Fire HD vs New iPad is No Contest for iPad

This weekend I spent some time getting to know the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ for the first time. We didn’t get along too well. At first glance I thought, “Hmm, this thing doesn’t look half bad.” It was a decent size and was not all too thick (or thin) and hey, it came from the […]

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I Wish Best Buy Would Live On, But Here’s Why It Will Die

Oh Best Buy… the last bastion of electronic superstoreness left over from the good ol’ nineties. How I mourn thee. People have been calling Best Buy Amazon’s showroom for quite some time now in jest, and, while that might be true to some extent, the thing Best Buy really has going for it is that […]

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Sketched: Kindle Fire HD vs iPad (Prediction)

Amazon just launched a few new Kindle devices. Jeff Bezos has stated that he wants to make money when customers use his products, not when they buy them. The problem is, people will choose iPads over Kindles almost every time. Sketched is a fresh take on tech news and commentary. This is sketch #2. Created on […]

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I Just Bought 80 iPads and Returned 20 Kindle Fires

I recently purchased 80+ iPads and 30 or so Kindle Fires for a group of employees at work. Some people got iPad 2s, but most people got the New iPad (or iPad 3, as most people still call them in conversation) and a few people got Kindle Fires. An interesting thing happened… people were given […]

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Amazon, Jeep, Apple All Guilty of Blatant False Advertising

I am incredibly sick and tired of false advertising (Wikipedia). Sometimes it’s so wrong it’s actually funny (not when it’s targeted at you of course), but most of the time it is aggravating, infuriating or downright pathetic. In the last 24 hours I’ve been blasted by false advertising from well-known companies. False advertising can cost brands millions, […]

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Useful Startups: 21habit Helps You Break Any Habit in 21 Days

I just came across this awesome little started called 21habit that helps you break any habit in 21 days. Founded and funded by a Microsoft software developer and three Amazon engineers as a side project, 21habit works like this: users start by paying in $21 up front. For every day you successfully break your habit, […]