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Amazon Web Services has further expanded its usage of AMD EPYC-based machines for its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. Last week the company started to offer its new EPYC-powered T3a instances, which enable customers to balance their instance mix based on cost and the amount of throughput they require at a given moment. AWS’s T3a instances offer burstable performance and are intended for workloads that have low sustained throughput needs, but experience temporary spikes in usage. Amazon says that users of T3a get an assured baseline amount of processing power and can scale it up “to full core performance” when they need more for as long as necessary. T3a instances are offered in seven sizes in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland)...

Amazon Offers More EPYC: M5ad & R5ad Instances

Amazon Web Services this week started to offer M5ad and R5ad Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances powered by custom AMD EPYC 7000-series processors and featuring faster local storage.

9 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2019

Amazon Launches Fire TV Stick 4K: 4Kp60, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, HDR10+

Amazon on Wednesday introduced its new Fire TV Stick 4K, a media streaming device. The new dongle is said to be 80% faster than its predecessor and brings support...

11 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2018

Acer To Roll Out Amazon Alexa To All PCs

This morning Acer announced that it’s the first PC maker to ship Alexa on its PC lineup, and the company has plans to bring the popular assistant across its...

19 by Brett Howse on 5/21/2018

The Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) Review: A Premium Take On The E-Reader

A couple of months ago, Amazon released an all-new Kindle Oasis, and I’ve been using it since mid-November. The E-Reader market is a niche inside of a niche, but...

93 by Brett Howse on 1/25/2018

Price and Availability Watch: Core i7-8700K, Core i5-8600K and Core i3-8350K

Intel on Thursday officially initiated sales of its 8th Generation 'Coffee Lake' processors for desktops worldwide. The new chips offer more physical cores in the mainstream processor segment than...

55 by Anton Shilov on 10/6/2017

Amazon Launches Fire TV 2017: 4Kp60, HDR, Dolby Atmos, Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon this week introduced its third-generation Fire TV streaming media player. The new TV appliance adds 4Kp60 decoding support with HDR along with Dolby Atmos, improving quality of video...

23 by Anton Shilov on 9/29/2017

Seagate Announces Duet: An Amazon Cloud-Syncing Portable HDD for $99.99

Seagate this week has continued to introduce special-purpose storage devices tailored for select applications: the company is launching its Duet external hard drive that automatically downloads and uploads content...

12 by Anton Shilov on 12/2/2016

Amazon Releases New Fire TV (2015)

Today Amazon released a refresh of its Fire TV media player and mini-console. The original device was unveiled in April 2014 and the 2015 version sees some upgrades in...

42 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/17/2015

Amazon Updates The Kindle Paperwhite

The venerable Kindle is one of my favorite tech devices. I owned the Kindle 3, but the obvious shortcoming was the lack of lighting, forcing me to use a...

53 by Brett Howse on 6/18/2015

Amazon Announces the Fire TV Stick

Today Amazon has announced their foray into the market for small HDMI streaming dongles. The Fire TV Stick competes with Google's Chromecast, the Roku Streaming Stick, and the Microsoft...

19 by Brandon Chester on 10/27/2014

Amazon Unveils the Fire Phone

Today Amazon took to Seattle to announce their first foray into the Android phone market. Amazon is no stranger to Android devices. They led the charge for 7” tablets...

35 by Brandon Chester on 6/18/2014

Thoughts on Amazon Prime Delivery Drones

This past weekend, just in time for Cyber Monday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed plans on 60 Minutes for delivery drones for Amazon Prime shipments weighing up to five...

75 by Jarred Walton on 12/3/2013

Amazon Launches New Kindle Paperwhite

With all the advances in tablet technology, the experience of reading a physical book is still preferred by many people – or if not a book, then an e-book...

22 by Jarred Walton on 9/5/2013

Choosing a Gaming Laptop, Back-to-School 2013 Edition

We regularly get asked for opinions on what product is “best” for a certain use case. Naturally, what makes a product perfect for one user may not matter much...

61 by Jarred Walton on 8/23/2013

Amazon Kindle Preview: Paperwhite, Fire (2012), and Fire HD 7" & 8.9"

Earlier today Amazon revealed four new Kindle devices: a new Touch e-reader called the Kindle Paperwhite; the latest update to the Fire (not the Fire 2, just Kindle Fire)...

81 by James Pikover on 9/6/2012

Live from Amazon's Press Conference

In about an hour and a half minutes I'll be updating live from Amazon's press event here in Santa Monica, CA, where it's expected the company will show off...

32 by James Pikover on 9/6/2012

Nokia Announces PureView 808 Coming to USA for $699

The last time we played with the Nokia PureView 808 was at MWC, where I came away very impressed with the device and what I saw in terms of...

17 by Brian Klug on 6/18/2012

Performance-Fixing Kindle Fire Update Due in Less Than Two Weeks

Amazon will be releasing an over-the-air software update for its Kindle Fire tablet in less than two weeks, company spokesman Drew Herdener revealed to the New York Times yesterday...

11 by Andrew Cunningham on 12/12/2011

Amazon Kindle Fire Review

I'll be honest here (I always am?): I don't understand the iPad comparison. The Kindle Fire and iPad 2 couldn't be more different. They are vastly different sizes, shapes...

73 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Vivek Gowri on 11/29/2011

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