John Paczkowski

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Kindle Fire Owners Can Opt Out of Ads for $15

A day after confirming that all its new Kindle Fire tablets would feature unavoidable “Special Offer” advertisements on their lock screens, Amazon has reversed course and said there will be a way to avoid them after all. For a one-time payment of $15, Kindle owners can opt out of the ads for the lifetime of the device.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus