From British mobile mayhem and Galaxy pre-orders, to the state of Windows apps, strange bedfellows, Halo revelations and free flights with a low-end Lumia, it's our review of the week's top tech news.
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Amazon has restructured its Cloud Drive storage service with new affordable plans, starting at $11.99 a year for unlimited photo storage, along with 5GB for other documents and files.
Google has announced the launch of its Nexus Player multimedia set-top box in the UK, where it is priced at £79.99, with an optional gamepad also available for £34.99.
Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference used to ban employees from competitive organizations such as Google and Oracle but that has now changed for WPC 2015 with anyone being abled to attend.
According to a latest leak, Amazon is testing a new "unlocked" feature on its Appstore to give away paid apps as well as the in-app purchases in freemium apps for free on Android.
Microsoft is ramping up the production of the Band in a big way and will now sell the device at several new retailers in the US - and the company also said that it has fixed its supply chain issues.
According to sources, 90's sitcom "Seinfeld" could be heading to a streaming site soon. Hulu, Amazon, and Yahoo are reportedly in midst of negotiations to acquire the rights to the series.
Microsoft's lowest-priced 4G Windows Phone is now even more affordable. You can currently buy the Lumia 635 for $29.99 off-contract, but this special promotional price is only available today.
Today we take a look at Amazon's latest hardware offering, the Echo, a small cylindrical device that listens for your commands and attempts to provide you with relevant information and music.
Amazon notified customers that Unbox, the tool used to download and play movies offline, is officially closing on March 29th, at which time customers will lose all access to their purchased content.
After its 64GB One went on sale in India in December, OnePlus has now launched the 16GB model there for Rs.18,999 - and you won't need an invite, as long as you're happy to buy it on a Tuesday.
If you are in the market for an Xbox One, Amazon has a fantastic deal right now where you can buy an Xbox One with three games and an extra controller for $349.00.
Twitch has announced its first ever TwitchCon which will take place in San Francisco on September 25 and 26. Gamers and broadcasters will meet up to discuss sharing gameplay videos among other things.
Amazon has greenlit five new original series following a test run of 7 pilots back in January. The new shows include the critically acclaimed The Man in the High Castle, and a brand new docu-series.
After Microsoft reportedly invested in Cyanogen last month, it has now emerged that Cyanogen is getting cosy with more companies who have an interest in 'diminishing Google's control over Android'.
From Surface success and the Office touch, to revenge porn, Amazon stores, flagship Lumias and a serving of HTC (c)rap, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
In a very counter intuitive move the company that made its fortunes exclusively online is reportedly looking to buy hundreds of brick and mortar stores and create a chain of retail locations.
Amazon's Fire Phone has been a sales flop, including in the UK, where it launched at full price a day after US buyers got big discounts - but the device is available today from just £99 off-contract.
Amazon is looking to expand its original content business by producing over at least a dozen original movies each year. These will be released in cinemas before joining Amazon Prime Video.
Kickstarter has dumped Amazon Payments ending its long-term relationship with the payment platform, instead it has partnered with Stripe to process payments from next week.
Today, Amazon's free app of the day promotion is not a single app, but rather a combination of over 30 different apps, ranging from games to utilities to teaching tools, and as always, all free.
Amazon starts to offer a new super-speedy one or two hour delivery service. The Prime Now service starts to roll out in Manhattan today. Nappies and toilet paper are expected to be popular items.
If you are in the market for a Surface Pro 3, now is the time as Amazon has slashed prices on the tablet by $100 and is also offering a $100 gift card to sweeten the deal.
Employees at Amazon's warehouses in Germany are on strike in a long-running dispute over better pay and conditions, but Amazon has promised Christmas orders will be delivered on time.
The Lumia 638 will be India's most affordable 4G Windows Phone when it goes on sale this week for Rs.8,299, and - unlike the Lumia 635 on which it is based - the 638 gets a full 1GB of RAM.
Indian customers will now be able to buy Microsoft's products, including Windows, Office, Xbox and Lumias straight from Amazon India as the company has opened a brand store with free shipping.
With Amazon's futuristic view of deliveries using drones having an undetermined fate, now they've introduced a faster (and more classic) way of getting your products delivered-- old school bicycles.
Amazon's official app has been removed from Google Play due to a store hidden internally within the main app, which violated Google's Developer Distribution Agreement.
Amazon has finally confirmed some long-term predictions today by entering the market as a direct competitor to some of its partners. And as a first move the giant retailer is launching its own diapers
Microsoft spends a lot of money on research and development, more than Apple, Google, and Amazon but they did come up a bit short in other metrics according to a new report by PWC.
The low-end Lumia 520, alongside the newer Lumia 635 are currently best-selling handsets on Amazon with some great prices while Microsoft is offering a shocking discount on a bundled Xbox One.
In time for the holiday rush, Amazon is deploying thousands of helper Roomba-like robots. While they're currently making our lives easier they're also spelling doom for our current societal order.
From Amazon at your Post Office and the world's largest video games collection, to festive bargains, Windows updates, and Google's EU breakup, we look back at highlights from the week's top tech news.
Amazon is looking to make waves this holiday season and has expanded its partnership with the Royal Mail to now include over 10,000 post offices as official Amazon PickUp Locations.
Amazon is rumored to expand into a new market, that of hotel bookings and travel. And the rumored service, called simply Amazon Travel, may arrive as early as January 1st of next year.
UK retailers and carriers are now accepting pre-orders for Google's Nexus 6, with prices starting at £499 off-contract, or free on a two-year plan priced around £35 a month, with delivery from Dec 1.
Security researchers, developers and hackers tried their luck in exploiting various devices and OS(s) in HP's annual Pwn2Own event. A prize pool of $425,000 was distributed among the winners.
Amazon has announced a product called Echo that sits in your room, can play music on request, and is ready to answer any question you throw at it. The biggest question is whether anyone cares.
Amazon has announced that starting today all Prime subscribers get unlimited storage in the cloud to upload their images. The offer was previously limited to Fire device owners but is now open to all.
From Sunset Overdrive and the Office of the future, to OneDrive, 4K phones and Windows devices at wild prices, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news on Neowin.
Amazon is taking Google's Chromecast on with an HDMI streaming stick of its own, the Fire TV Stick. The device will cost just $20 for Prime members until Wednesday, after which it will cost $39.
From Surface success and Fire failure, to the death of Nokia, OnePlus pre-orders, new Windows devices and the end of free Xbox Music, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
The Amazon Fire Phone was critically panned and thought to be a commercial failure. Today, Amazon announced a $170 million dollar loss due to their first foray in the the smartphone market.
Amazon has started shipping the Amazon Fire TV in the UK. The small unit boasts impressive specs and offers Netflix, BBC iPlayer, BBC News, BBC Sport, Spotify and YouTube among others, out of the box.
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Microsoft's most affordable 4G handset, the Lumia 635, is currently available to buy off-contract from just $84.99, with a 4.5-inch display, 5MP rear camera, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 and 8GB storage.
Several months ago, Amazon announced its contending streaming box, the Amazon Fire TV. The box is lightning quick and has a couple of nifty tricks, but is that enough to overtake Roku?
Despite disappointing sales in the US, where it is available only with AT&T, Amazon's Fire phone will be sold exclusively via O2 in the UK, where it can now be pre-ordered free on £33 a month plans.
After dismal sales, Amazon is now practically giving away the Fire Phone, something they should've done to begin with. Has the ship sailed, or will people start buying the phone based on price?
Earlier this week, Amazon announced that it would be buying Twitch.tv for nearly a billion dollars and now the service is being hit with a DDOS attack much like Sony's online service a few days ago.