Could The Tick Return Thanks to Amazon?

Posted by Ben Huber on Aug 31, 2014 in Television


Rumors are swirling around, as People Magazine (of all places) is claiming that The Tick live-action TV show will return as an original series on Amazon. Yes, Patrick Warburton and all. The comic’s original creator, Ben Edlund, is also involved. This would be an unexpected get from Amazon, but also very smart. Their attempts to create original shows hasn’t really taken off yet, so using an established property could help them get their footing. Let’s hope this news gets confirmed soon. Read more…

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Amazon Buys Twitch For Almost $1 Billion

Posted by Bob Muir on Aug 26, 2014 in Videogames


Twitch is a rising star of the internet, allowing gamers to stream their games for everyone to watch. While there were rumors earlier this year that Google was in the process of buying the company, it turns out that they were false. Amazon has officially purchased Twitch for $970 million, which is quite a nice sum. I had a feeling something like this was happening, as Twitch recently attempted to not only change how past streams were stored on the site, but also implement a music copyright system to regulate archived broadcasts. What this means for the average streamer or viewer remains to be seen, but it sounds like business as usual. It seems that Twitch will continue operating independent of Amazon, but I’m sure they’ll have access to more of Amazon’s resources. Hopefully things continue running smoothly! Read more…

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Amazon Announces FireTV, For Games And Streaming TV

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 3, 2014 in Tech, Television, Videogames

Amazon FireTV

As rumored, Amazon has been working on a set-top box that will stream video and play videogames. Now they’ve announced the Amazon FireTV, which does that! The box uses a quad-core 1.7 GHz CPU, dedicated GPU, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a dual-band wireless radio with two antennas (for streaming 1080p over WiFi) to try to outperform Apple TV and Roku. Naturally, it has access to Amazon Prime, but there are all the usual video and music streaming apps, plus more specialized ones like Twitch and WWE; users can compare prices between various apps to see where it’s cheapest to watch a movie. The remote is also special, with a microphone included that allows you to search content with your voice. Or you could use Amazon’s bells and whistles to have it predict and cue up what it thinks you want to watch.
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Amazon Debuts Limited Edition Game of Thrones Season 3 Boxset

Posted by Ben Huber on Aug 12, 2013 in Television


Every retailer has to have their own special edition these days — game pre-orders with bonus DLC, box sets with unique covers, or promotional goodies inside. Amazon just added an image and page for their special edition Game of Thrones season 3 boxset, and it looks exactly like the posters for season 3. But it’s sculpted out! Pretty neat in concept, but to be honest, I never really liked that poster. It seemed so bland compared to the previous marketing visuals (although some of the applications of it were interesting). But, if you want to pick up this boxset, just hop on over to Amazon’s page — it’ll run you $105 and releases February 18th, 2014. Read more…

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Amazon Studios Puts 14 Pilots Online

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 21, 2013 in Television


It looks like even Amazon isn’t sure what show they want to make into a full series, because they’re leaving it up to viewers online! Amazon Studios has put up the first 14 TV series pilots on their site for your perusal. Most notable will probably be the Zombieland TV series, as well as a series based on The Onion. Let’s just say though… this Zombieland series looks pretty poor. Given the rush this was made on though, it’s not particularly surprising. Hopefully there will be one or two standout series in the pile of 14 – I haven’t dug into them yet. Check out the full list here. Read more…

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Amazon Beats Netflix to Deep Space Nine

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Aug 23, 2011 in Star Trek, Television

Deep Space Nine

As many of you are already aware, Netflix recently secured the license to stream every Star Trek television series ever created via their online service. With the exception of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, every episode of the original Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise have been added to its online library, so I’ve spent the last few months slowly feeding my craving for classic Trek. While Netflix subscribers may have to wait until October for Deep Space Nine, announced that every series, including Deep Space Nine, is now available to stream via their Amazon Prime service.

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Nine 2009 Techie Predictions: The Fanboy Forecast

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 30, 2008 in Tech

The Shape of Things to Come (1936): Movie Poster

Year-after-year I’ve watched the usual suspects make their tech predictions, so this year I’ve decided as a fanboy that it was my right to make a fool of myself as much as the next guy. Most people are in a doom and gloom mindset right now, but I’ve always felt that there are opportunities when the going gets tough. In fact my one ambivalent prediction is that somewhere in 2009/2010 someone will start a new company which will become the next big thing. But here’s what I think will be happening with the current cast of characters in the tech scene: Read more…

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