Amazon pulls the plug on Mayday live video support for Kindle Fire HDX tablets

For the past few years Amazon’s Fire tablet strategy has seemed to be to offer a “good enough” experience at really low prices. The company’s cheapest current tablet has a starting price of $50, and the most expensive is just $150. But back in 2013 Amazon tried a different approach. The company launched the Kindle […]

Now you can unlock the bootloader on Kindle Fire HDX tablets

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX tablets have 7 inch or 8.9 inch displays, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors, 2GB of RAM, and Amazon’s custom version of Google Android, called Fire OS. Hackers have been finding ways to replace Fire OS with custom firmware for a while, but up until recently that process has involved a tool called […]

Deals of the Day (8-06-2014)

Amazon has been pushing its Kindle Fire tablets with a series of deals this week. Today the company’s got sizable discounts on 3 models: Its 7 inch Kindle Fire HDX WiFi and 4G tablets and the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX WiFi tablet are available for $30 to $100 off. Here are some of the day’s best […]

Next-gen Amazon Kindle Fire to sport Snapdragon 805 power?

Amazon’s Fire Phone may have just begun shipping, but there’s a good chance the company is already getting ready to launch its next device. It’s been nearly a year since the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX line of tablets hit the streets, and if leaked benchmarks are anything to go by, it looks like a next-generation Fire […]

Deals of the Day (7-22-2014)

Amazon is off offering a 7 inch Kindle Fire HDX tablet with 4G LTE for $100 off. Humble Bundle is offering a crazy good deal on dozens of digital comics. And you can pick up a Pogoplug wireless backup device for just $8… and use it like a cheap, headless Linux PC if you like. […]

Lilbits (6-13-2014): You can’t always get what you want (on Amazon Prime Music)

Amazon Prime Music launched this week, giving subscribers access to a million songs as part of their regular Amazon Prime membership. While the catalog isn’t as big as that of rivals Spotify or Rdio, it probably doesn’t have to be: Prime Music is more of a perk for existing subscribers than a full-fledged, standalone music service. […]

Deals of the Day (5-02-2014)

Shopping for a mother’s day present for someone who loves to read, but don’t want to buy… you know… books? Amazon’s running sales on most of its recent eReaders and tablets. The Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLightis on sale for $20 off. And you can score even better deals if you buy a refurbished model. […]

Lilbits (4-03-2014): Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigns

Mozilla appointed long-time programmer and team member Brendan Eich as CEO in March. Today he stepped down. While Eich has serious technical chops (he created JavaScript), his appointment was rather controversial thanks his donation of $1,000 to campaign in support of California Proposition 8 in 2008 (a measure to prohibit same-sex marriage in the state). […]