Amazon's Got a Faster Kindle Fire HDX and a Fleet of $100 Tiny Tablets

Last year, Amazon's Kindle tablets really grew up. They got fantastic and stylish new design, and a software update to back it up. This year, Amazon's trotting out a new 8.9 Kindle Fire HDX with faster guts. You won't find a 7-inch version if that's what you're looking for, but Amazon does have some staggeringly cheap… » 9/17/14 9:00pm Wednesday 9:00pm

The Best Small Tablet Display (Hint: It's Not the iPad Mini)

A new generation of mini 7 to 8-inch tablets from three of the major manufacturers has just completed with the belated launch of the Apple iPad mini with retina display. While the Kindle Fire HDX, Nexus 7, and new iPad mini all have improved displays over their previous year counterparts, only one truly stands out—as… » 11/18/13 11:00am 11/18/13 11:00am

Prime Members Can Watch Instant Videos Offline on New Kindles

If you thought Jeff Bezos' foray into the world of media past would distract him from moving forward with his more modern, web-based ventures, think again. Amazon has just announced that its new line of Kindle Fire HDX tablets will let users download Prime Instant Videos for free(!) offline viewing—something no other… » 9/25/13 9:23am 9/25/13 9:23am

Amazon Building 24/7/365 Video Tech Support into Kindle Fires

Amazon has a new button. This button, built into the new Kindle Fire HDX's software, summons a real, live human being (support technician) to your tablet over video chat, day or night, any day of the year, for whatever reason you want. It's positively absurd, in scope (and, likely, practice). And it's something that… » 9/25/13 12:01am 9/25/13 12:01am

Kindle Fire HDX: Amazon's Tablet, All Growed Up At Last

The new Kindle Fires are here. And they're pretty damn impressive. The Kindle Fire HDX, in 7- and 8.9-inch models, has improved the screen, processor, RAM, software, and body of last year's Fire HD. And that's before you get to the insane new tech support feature Amazon dreamed up. But is that enough for the Fire to… » 9/25/13 12:00am 9/25/13 12:00am