Amazon Launching Fire TV, a Streaming Video and Gaming Device

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Amazon Launching Fire TV, a Streaming Video and Gaming Device
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Basically a fancier Roku box, Amazon's Fire TV lets you stream video, navigate using voice commands, and play Minecraft. Yeah, Minecraft:

So far, the other games Amazon has shown on the Fire TV look like mobile games, but they have developed a fancy controller:


Fire TV is available starting today for $99. Streaming services at launch include Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus, with more streaming partners to come.

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Product of the Day: The Simpsons Duff Beer Energy Drink

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Product of the Day: The Simpsons Duff Beer Energy Drink
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Boston America has created a Duff Energy Drink based on the iconic Duff Beer from The Simpsons. You can buy them on Amazon.

Drone News of the Day: Amazon CEO Apologizes for Drones...Sorta

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (played by comedian Dartanion London) apologizes for any fear the Prime Air drones might be causing and clears the air (so to speak) on any misunderstandings about the new delivery method.

Drone Madness of the Day: A License to Kill...Drones

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Drone Madness of the Day: A License to Kill...Drones
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An upcoming vote will decide whether citizens of Deer Trail, Colorado will be able to possess a $25 license to hunt drones. Successful hunters will be also be awarded a $100 bounty if they can provide a piece of a shot-down drone.

Unmanned Aircraft of the Day: Amazon Drones Will Soon be Delivering Your Orders

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Online shopping Giant, Amazon has recently unveiled "Prime Air," a drone delivery system that the company promises will get your order to its customers in 30 minutes or less. Amazon predicts that seeing Prime Air drones will eventually be as common as seeing delivery trucks on the road today.

Fandom News of the Day: Amazon Unveils a Fanfic Publishing Platform

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Fandom News of the Day: Amazon Unveils a Fanfic Publishing Platform
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Beginning in June, fanfiction authors will be able to self-publish their works from selected partner franchises via Kindle Worlds. Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars are already on board with the project and more are expected to be announced the official launch. However, authors aren't exactly jumping at the chance to turn their works into cash: by using the platform, authors give all rights to the work to Amazon, who can then license your elements to other authors with no compensation to the original poster. The platform also will not publish stories containing pornography, excessive use of brand names or crossovers, so your "Superwholock" mpreg (male pregnancy) stories will just have to stay on Tumblr.