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Firefly on the Fire Phone. Photo: Amazon

Firefly on the Fire Phone. Photo: Amazon

Amazon’s Firefly feature from the Fire Phone, which identifies real-world objects and information, is coming to the retail giant’s more successful Fire HD tablets in an over-the-air software update that begins its rollout today.

Custom ROMs could soon be coming to the Kindle Fire HDX. Photo: Amazon

Custom ROMs could soon be coming to the Kindle Fire HDX. Photo: Amazon

Custom ROMs for the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX are one step closer after the device finally got its first bootloader unlock. The tweak could eventually allow users to ditch Amazon’s own Fire OS software, but there are some significant caveats.

Google couldn't make the Nexus 6 fast enough. Photo: Google

Google couldn’t make the Nexus 6 fast enough. Photo: Google

Google has admitted for the first time that supply chain issues with the Nexus 6 meant it simply could not meet such strong demand for the device when it made its debut back in November.

CFO Patrick Pichette said that the handset had been “very well received,” but it’s not that Google’s forecast wasn’t ready for that.

Treat yourself to Amazon Prime this weekend. Photo: Torley/Flickr CC

Treat yourself to Amazon Prime this weekend. Photo: Torley/Flickr CC

At $99 a year, Amazon Prime is a killer deal — especially if you do a lot of online shopping. But it’s going to get even better tomorrow, January 24, when you’ll be able to bag a one-year subscription for just $72 — more than 25% off — to celebrate the Golden Globe Awards.

Amazon has pulled the plug on its Apple Pay rival. Photo: Apple

Amazon has pulled the plug on its Apple Pay rival. Photo: Apple

Amazon jumped into the mobile payments market a few months before Apple Pay launched, but the company is already pulling the plug on its first mobile wallet solution: Amazon Wallet.

Emails were sent out to customers this week from Amazon, alerting them that the service would be shutting down soon. The service was still in beta but it came preinstalled on the Amazon Fire Phone. The move comes just six months after Amazon Wallet made its debut.

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