How Amazon's Fire Phone Compares to Its Toughest Competition

Amazon's long-rumored 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… » 6/18/14 3:28pm 6/18/14 3:28pm

A Look Inside the Amazon Lab Behind Tomorrow's 3D Smartphone

Tomorrow, Amazon unveils its entry into the smartphone arena , a long-rumored device that supposedly uses eye-tracking tech to create the first 3D smartphone display . BloombergBusinessweek spoke to some of Amazon's mad scientists for the inside story on Lab126, the skunkworks tasked with making the 3D phone a reality. » 6/17/14 3:00pm 6/17/14 3:00pm

Report: Here's the Face-Tracking Tech Amazon's 3D Smartphone Will Use

At this point, we're damn near certain that Amazon's big June 18 announcement will be its first foray into the (3D?) smartphone market. But now, thanks to a report from TechCrunch, it looks like the four front-mounted IR cameras will be powered by Omron's Okao Vision's face-tracking face-tracking technology. » 6/06/14 10:45am 6/06/14 10:45am

Report: This Is What Amazon's Phone Will Look Like

That Amazon is getting ready to release a smartphone is no real secret or surprise at this point, rumors have been flying for ages. But what it will look like is still a mystery. BGR says it has had some time with a prototype in a case that hides its true form, but is now sharing these images that seem to be of what… » 5/01/14 10:47am 5/01/14 10:47am

Amazon's 3D Phone Apparently Uses Four Cameras to Track Your Face

Earlier this year, the WSJ reported that Amazon was working on a 3D phone that no one really wants. Now TechCrunch reveals what's behind the 3D tech and it's not actual 3D. It's four front-facing cameras at each corner of the device that can track eye and head movements to make the phone's screen look 3D. » 10/02/13 10:23pm 10/02/13 10:23pm

What Features Would You Want in an Amazon Phone?

The Amazon phone rumor mill is in full force right now, and regardless of whether they're true or not, the idea of Amazon making phones is an intriguing prospect. But without an operating system of its own, Amazon would need to imbue such a device with features that make it stand out. If you were responsible for an… » 7/06/12 1:00pm 7/06/12 1:00pm