Amazon Instant Video now available for all Android phones… but there’s a catch

James O'Malley Amazon, Android, Mobile phones 1 Comment

Amazon has finally launched its Netflix-style Instant Video service for all Android handsets... but if you want to install it on your phone, it isn't going to be entirely straightforward. So Amazon has a wide range of products: There's Instant Video on the one hand - but there's also stuff like Amazon's own Kindle Fire…

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LG makes its own mobile chips

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LG has announced that it is getting into the mobile chips business: Rather than just making phones and buying the innards from elsewhere, the South Korean firm has come up with its first mobile application processor. Here's how the company describes the new processor: "NUCLUN (pronounced NOO-klun) was designed using ARM® big.LITTLE™ technology for efficient…

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Nobody wants an Amazon FirePhone – Amazon takes a big financial hit

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Poor Amazon - it put so much effort into the Fire Phone, but it seems that not many people actually want one. The company has just announced it is taking a $170m hit "primarily related to Fire phone inventory valuation and supplier commitment costs." The news comes courtesy of Recode, which has been digging through…

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The XKCD face is the best watchface for the Moto 360

James O'Malley Android, Android apps, Smartwatches, Wearables Leave a Comment

You know XKCD, right? The brilliant webcomic from Randall Munroe. If you don't know the name, you'll no-doubt recognise some of the most famous comics. Anyway - a while back Randall posted this combination clock widget/cartoon, which shows what time it is around the world by using a map. Some time later Motorola brought out…

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