Amazon Prime subscribers now get 6 months free access to the The Washington Post


When Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, bought The Washington Post in 2013, many wondered what value the newspaper would bring to the global retailer. Now it seems, we are finding out, with Amazon’s announcement that the Amazon Prime subscription in the US now includes 6 months worth of free, unlimited, access to the Digital Edition of The Washington Post.

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Here is what Amazon’s 10-inch Fire tablet looks like

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We have all heard about Amazon’s plans to release an entry-level Fire tablet. The device, which is said to have a smaller display and $50 price tag, actually appeared on GFXBench earlier. That tablet doesn’t seem to be the only one coming from Amazon this year, though. This morning, Evan Blass shared an image of what is said to be a 10-inch Fire tablet. This would be Amazon’s first time releasing a device with a display larger than 8.9 inches.

Hit the break to see the device.

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GFXBench listing reveals specifications of Amazon’s rumoured $50 tablet


While Amazon recently laid off some of its engineers after the Fire Phone failed to set the world alight, there has been persistent rumours that the global retailer is developing a budget-friendly tablet that could be priced at just $50. Amazon has so far declined to either confirm or deny the existence of such a project, although it has allegedly been spotted being put through its paces on GFXBench under the ‘Amazon KFFOWI’ moniker.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 LTE now receiving Lollipop update


If you’re the proud owner of a Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 LTE, we have some pretty good news for you. Samsung has started distributing the much-anticipated Lollipop update to the slate. The upgrade brings all of the standard changes you’d expect from Android 5.1.1, in addition to a plethora of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations to the tablet.

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Customers are redirected to retail partners as Sony shutters it’s Online Store in Europe

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Europeans looking to purchase products online from the company will have look elsewhere from now on it seems, with Sony having closed its online store in the region. While you can still browse through Sony’s products on the website, selecting a purchasing option will steer you to other online retailers such as Argos, Curry’s and John Lewis in the UK.

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Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 takes just 35 minutes to reach 80 percent charge

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Charging your handset overnight used to be part of our nightly routine, but now? Not so much. Thanks to Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology, we can charge our devices whenever we want, and still have enough juice to make it through the day. And it’s going to get even better because Qualcomm has just announced Quick Charge 3.0 that will allow smartphones to go from being as dead-as-a-doornail to 80 percent charge in just 35 minutes.

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E FUN’s new Android tablets offer access to Verizon’s 4G LTE network


E FUN, the hardware manufacturer that puts together low-end Android and Windows devices, has two new Android tablets available with an optional 4G LTE connection. The Nextbook Ares 8L and Nextbook Ares 10L are pretty much the same device. Between the two, the only difference you will notice or even find is that display size. Other than that, everything is the same. The display resolution is 1280×800, the processor is an Intel Atom paired with 1GB of RAM, and there is 16GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot. The most interesting thing about these tablets, however, is the capability of utilizing Verizon’s network.

Both tablets can already be purchased from Walmart or Verizon. The price for the Nextbook Ares 8L is listed at $144 but Verizon will allow you to pay $4.88 by signing a two-year contract. The Nextbook Ares 10L raises that to $193 off-contract or $9.88 with an agreement from Verizon.

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