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Bluetooth name tags

'So, that's why it's called Bluetooth!' and other surprising tech name origins

The hidden, and occasionally accidental, history of common tech brand names.

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Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review: Unapologetically content-driven

If you dismiss it as "not as good as the iPad Air," you're missing an important point.

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Amazon woos mobile developers with free analytics and testing tools

Mobile developers will be able to track usage of their Android and iOS applications, as well as experiment with interface improvements, with two free services from Amazon.

Amazon taps X-Files creator, The Wire writer for two new original shows

The online retailer will greenlight two new pilots for its Amazon Prime Instant Video service.

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Amazon MatchBook makes a big push for print book buyers to go digital

Amazon MatchBook, which lets customers who've previously bought the print edition of a book from Amazon score a digital copy on the cheap, is now open for business.

The Shining

Now screaming: 13 flicks for your All Hallows horror binge

These online Halloween goodies are so scary that they'll still be rattling around in your head long after the Great Pumpkin has disappeared for another year.

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Specs showdown: iPad mini vs. Nexus 7 vs. Kindle Fire HDX

Apple's little tablet costs a lot more, but its thriving ecosystem makes it hard to beat.

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shopping

Amazon announces ten-dollar increase to free-shipping minimum

Amazon’s free shipping minimum went up Tuesday from $25 to $35 -- the first price increase in over a decade -- in an apparent play to boost Amazon Prime subscribers.

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Amazon adds audio to cloud-based transcoding service

Amazon Web Services has added the option to use its Elastic Transcoder for audio-only conversions.

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Don't drop your Kindle Fire HDX, because it's a pain to repair

Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX may be an absolutely stunning slate, but under the hood, iFixit says it's a repairability nightmare.

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