New from Amazon – the $50 tablet

Amazon unveiled a new $50 tablet called ‘Fire’ last week and it’s exciting to see the features it can offer! Amazon already had a tablet released at $99 but the new one is bigger and better and almost half the price.

When you buy a tablet that costs $300 or more, you are obligated to use it for everything and everywhere. Perhaps, the biggest plus for this Fire tablet is that you can use it for specific tasks. For instance, station it in the kitchen to look-up, save and execute recipes or make your grocery list; you could use it just for music and hook up speakers in a special music station; you can use it like your regular e-reader and it is cheaper than a Kindle.

At this price, Fire makes for a good gift too – priced less than $42 if you buy a pack of 6 tablets!

Although the $50 tablet comes only with 8GB memory, Amazon has made it expandable! You can buy a 32GB micro-SD locally to expand the memory!

Amazon has some mean goodies in the offering, including free apps, games, and tech-support within the device; you can even download Prime movies and TV shows to watch them offline. AND since it comes with a camera, you get unlimited storage on cloud to save your pictures and videos!

The user interface resembles a regular Android tablet – swipe right and you’ll find all recently used apps!

Some buyers who are particular about the screen resolution might not like Amazon’s Fire but it’s perfect for its 7-inch screen size!

The downside could be the investment in Amazon’s Prime subscription. Who wouldn’t want it?

Latest News

WORLDWIDE

News in pictures

The Spot Light

Advertisement

Featured Posts

Getting Intimate With Technology
Getting Intimate With Technology

Posted by Hallie Parker 8/16/15

Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5

Posted by Jack Reynolds 8/9/15

Print real objects with maker bot 3d printer
Print real objects with maker bot 3d printer

Posted by David Nolan 7/30/15

DON'T TOUCH THE SPIKES GAME!
DON'T TOUCH THE SPIKES GAME!

Posted by Jack Reynolds 7/11/15

Sponsor

Pic Story

OceanOne - diving robot NASA needs 13 new astronauts Cyber attacks by the DDoS gang 3D printing used at Washington’s Children’s National Medical Centre

The Buzz

China’s Tesla autopilot crash caused by the words “zidong jiashi”

Another controversy for Tesla’s autopilot - another crash was reported in China. The accident is the first recorded in China and occurred months after a terrible crash in Florida. These events have added pressure on regulators and auto industry executives to tighten up regulations on autopilot…

Natasha Hellberg Warns of 5 Cybercrimes

The secretary general of The Anti-Phishing Working Group, Peter Cassidy, introduced Natasha Hellberg as someone who has been studying cybercrime for several years. Cassidy even stated that Hellberg could help save everyone from cybercrime. She is currently working as a senior threat researcher at…

Police test new "Howler System"

When it comes to technology upgrade to make work on the field more efficient, the Calgary police will spare no investment to stay up-to-date in the game. The new technology, the Howler System, is a revolutionary way of getting drivers’ attention to a police call. This is how it works. Suppose…

NASA’S Planned Mars Virtual Reality Experience

Technology continues to progress at an astounding rate. Advances in different fields are amazing on their own, but truly remarkable things can happen when they converge. Take for example the Mars rovers. Previous explorations in 1971 and 1997 were not terribly successful (it was difficult to either…

Google Glass becomes the Smart Visor

For the past few months, the Internet has been raving about the new Google Glass. The most expected piece of wearable technology is not exactly a dream come true, and the price is high for a product that does not have much to offer. Well, it seems that things are changing with the new move Google…