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Amazon revamps Kindle Paperwhite with super-sharp 300 ppi display

Whoever said “rudimentary” e-book readers are dead obviously never considered the highest-resolution Kindles yet. These days, most gadget power users and especially speed addicts on tight budgets probably associate the Kindle name with “fancy” tablets running deeply forked, closed versions of Android. But the family’s success story began years before

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US insurance company granted permission to use drones

While companies like Amazon is still only testing drone usage, it appears the insurance industry has overcome this hurdle as their drones are approved and ready to fly. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently granted AIG’s request to use drones to survey disaster areas.  The approval is a big stepping

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Alibaba wants people to use selfies to pay for goods

The massive online merchant Alibaba has its sight set on making money through facial recognition. Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, took the stage at this year’s CeBIT in Hanover, Germany and debut his company’s plan on using selfies as a form of digital signature. Facial recognition

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Amazon acquires Twitch.tv, kicking Google in the gut

Amazon has announced today that it will acquire Twitch.tv for $970 million in cash.  Although prior speculations had the popular streaming platform merging with Google, it appears Twitch executives decided it was best for their community to join up with Amazon instead. “We chose Amazon because they believe in our

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