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What’s Really Going on With These Amazon and Google Gadget ‘Experiments’?

This glorious Monday comes with two interesting titbits for gadget lovers. First off, Amazon reportedly hasn’t ruled out launching another smartphone despite the debacle of its first attempt, the Fire Phone. Second, a CNET interview with Google’s Pixel team lead Mario Queiroz reveals the company is experimenting with foldable phones. Exciting, right? Read More >>

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Why These ‘Revolutionary’ Phones Failed So Badly

Every year, gadget companies like to flaunt out their latest flagship smartphones and show off all of the “revolutionary” features that will make this slab of glass and metal different from the nearly-identical looking slab of glass and metal already in our pockets. Read More >>

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Ballsy Amazon Reportedly Plans to Replace Android on Your Smartphone

You’ve got to admire Amazon’s balls. Despite producing an absolute stinker of a handset in the Fire Phone, the company’s still hell-bent on grabbing a slice of the smartphone market, and is reportedly trying to shoot down one of the big boys. Jeff Bezos and co are said to be in talks with Android device manufacturers, and are trying to convince them to part ways with Google. Read More >>

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Amazon Has Finally Stopped Trying to Sell the Fire Phone

Have you long lusted after an Android smartphone with face-tracking cameras and a dedicated button to make you spend money? Well, bad news: Amazon isn’t selling its Fire smartphone any more. Read More >>

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Amazon’s Gadget Lab is Secretly Building These Three Things

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon’s Lab126 — makers of the Kindle, iFire Phone, and Amazon Echo — is making dozens of engineers redundant. That’s a shame. Some consolation: now we can hear about the gadgets they were secretly building! Read More >>

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Amazon is Practically Giving Away its Fire Phone in the UK Today

Amazon really hasn't had much luck with its Fire Phone. Middling specs were met with mediocre reviews, resulting in dire sales numbers. And with warehouses full of boxes of the smartphone collecting dust, the "fire sale" that everyone teased seems now to have begun. Today (for one day only) you can now pick up Amazon's Fire Phone for just £99. Read More >>

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Stone-Cold Reception Dumps Fire Phone 2 to 2016 at the Earliest

The Amazon Fire phone dream may continue -- but not until 2016. That's what Amazon sources have to say about the shopping giant's plan to launch an updated version of its first mobile phone. Read More >>

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Bezos Admits the Fire Phone Was an Experiment that Didn’t Work

Amazon's Jeff Bezos has given us a clear indication that the Fire Phone is considered a flop both by consumers and within Amazon itself, suggesting the heavily customised Android mobile was a "bold bet" that didn't pay off. Read More >>

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The Fire Phone’s So Pricey Because it Costs Amazon Loads to Build

We wanted Amazon's Fire Phone, recently released in the US but not available in the UK yet, to be many things, but most importantly, we wanted it to be (relatively) cheap like all Amazon hardware. So when Jeff Bezos announced the Fire Phone's $650 US price tag ($200 on contract), there was some definite sticker shock. Read More >>

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Amazon Fire Phone Teardown: So Many Cameras in Such a Small Space

The Amazon Fire Phone's tricks are pretty sophisticated, even if they're never really put to good use. And its innards are complicated to match, according to a teardown by iFixit. But damned if they aren't pretty to look at. Read More >>

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Amazon Fire Phone Review: A Shaky First Step

After years of rumours, Amazon's first smartphone has finally been released in the UK, after a couple of months cavorting over in the US. It's unique, it can be fun, it's a pretty decent phone. And you can do better. Read More >>

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How Amazon’s Fire Phone Cameras Know Where Your Face is Even at Night

The Amazon Fire Phone's Dynamic Perspective—the famed "3D effect"—works almost as if by magic. As you look at the phone and move it around, the Fire Phone watches you back, and changes what you see. It's not voodoo, though. It's crazy camera tech. Here's a closer look at how it works, even in the dark. Read More >>

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Amazon Fire Phone Hands-On: Great for Amazon, Less So for You

Amazon revealed its first ever phone today. Called the Fire Phone, it has all kinds of wild features like the head-tracking Dynamic Perspective, Firefly (for buying all the things), and all kinds of other bells and whistles. Novel stuff, but is it actually, y'know, good? We just went hands-on, and we're not too sure. Read More >>

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How Amazon’s Fire Phone Compares to its Toughest Competition

Amazon's long-rumoured Fire Phone is finally here, folks! It's got a crazy cool-looking face-tracking 3D display that knows the position of your head at all times and Firefly, a scanner that identifies (and helps you buy) just about anything. But funky features aside, how does The Everything Store's phone stack up to the major competition? Let's find out. Read More >>

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Fire Phone’s Dynamic Perspective is a 3D Effect That Follows Your Face

Amongst the new Fire Phone's most rumored and anticipated features is a "3d effect" which Amazon calls "Dynamic Perspective." It moves around as you tilt the phone, altering the image in front of you in different ways depending on the app you're using. Read More >>