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Fire phone developers could get $15,000 in Amazon Coins to draw users to their apps

Amazon is offering Android developers up to $15,000 in Amazon Coins digital currency to attract more apps to the Amazon Appstore for its upcoming Fire smartphone, which the company announced earlier this week. Of course, there are a few catches before developers can get their hands on all that digital cash. Amazon is offering 500,000 coins… Read More

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Welcome back: Amazon selling Kindle DX again

The Kindle DX is making a comeback. After disappearing from the Amazon storefront last October, it looks like the Seattle online giant is once again selling the 9.7-inch tablet for $299. The DX, which debuted in 2009 and features a keyboard with an e-ink display, was first spotted late last month by Digital Reader. We’ve reached… Read More

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Amazon knocks $20 off Kindle Fire HD for Father’s Day

From now until June 8, Amazon is discounting its Kindle Fire HD tablets by $20 for a Father’s Day sale. You can get $20 off the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD ($199), the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ ($269), or the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G ($399) by entering in the code “DADSFIRE” at checkout. That’s the price of the tablets with the “special offers”… Read More

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New technology turns Seattle fire trucks into mobile hotspots

Firefighters rely on real-time communication when responding to emergencies, so having a robust wireless system could mean the difference between life and death. Working in conjunction with In Motion Technology, the City of Seattle Fire Department has rolled out a new onBoard Mobile Networking System that’s designed to improve response times to incidents. (The Seattle… Read More