Death of The Video Rental Store

A few weeks ago, I was sitting at a traffic light by the Hollywood Video store near my home and glanced over at the empty parking lot. This was not an unusual sight because for years the parking lot at the Hollywood Video was always empty. But looking a bit closer, I realized the space… Continue reading Death of The Video Rental Store

Latest version of Amazon’s 6″ Kindle starts at just $139

Amazon.com has a new version of the 6″ Kindle coming out soon. The new Kindle DX was released just 3 weeks ago. The price is new too – even lower, $139 for the WiFi-only model and $189 for the 3G+Wi-Fi model. Wow. Wonder when the B&N nook will get a price cut? This model has… Continue reading Latest version of Amazon’s 6″ Kindle starts at just $139

Amazon’s newest Kindle DX is more than $100 cheaper

Amazon.com has a new version of the Kindle DX. It’s the bigger brother of the regular Kindle. ┬áThe most obvious difference is that the Kindle DX has a 9.7″ E-ink screen while the Kindle has a 6″ display. So what’s new in the new DX? Here’s the rundown: 50% better contrast can be read in… Continue reading Amazon’s newest Kindle DX is more than $100 cheaper

Kindle’s latest software update adds Twitter, sharper fonts, more

Amazon recently updated Kindle‘s software to version 2.5. It adds a number of features such as: Social networking sharing of book passages via Facebook or Twitter Pan and zoom of PDF docs Organization of your books into ‘collections’ New larger and sharper fonts You can get the update from Amazon. via Wired

Amazon.com gets patent to put your order packaging on video

Amazon.com has had yet another patent approved, this time for a way to send their customers images and video clips of their orders being packed up for shipping. Yes, you read that right. The idea is that it assists customers as well as Amazon and their associated merchants. We’ll see how this pans out, and… Continue reading Amazon.com gets patent to put your order packaging on video

Amazon now has a Green category for electronics

Amazon now has a ‘green’ category off of its electronics page. The products listed within have certifications from both EnergySar and EPEAT. Note that this doesn’t mean that all of the products match up equally – there are different levels of ‘green’. For example, there are only 14 TVs that make the EPEAT silver level.… Continue reading Amazon now has a Green category for electronics