Online retail giant sets a date for some big news, Kodak's selling off its legacy, and Facebook sees a need for speed.
Friday's tech news roundup can ease symptoms of Gadget News Overload:
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Looks like a new Kindle is on the way.
Amazon's making an announcement on Sept. 6
in Santa Monica. We're expecting to hear about a new Kindle Fire with a camera and volume-control buttons, and it could have an improved display.
But be prepared for a rush of new gadget news over the next two weeks. When iPhone season nears, every device maker wants to get their news out before the iPhone steals all media glory. Here's a quick list of what's coming up:
Kodak is auctioning off its traditional film business. Since filing Chapter 11, it'll be
selling all things related to developing photos
Amazon Prime subscribers will have
more Instant Video choices
, including shows "Parks and Recreation," "Heroes" and "Battlestar Galactica."
Time to update your Facebook apps. The
iOS app now loads information faster
and has a few more photo viewing options. Android users can now
create events from the app
, upload photos faster and add photos to messages.
a new TV Guide app
for Apple devices that aims to be a guide for both cable subscribers and for those that cut the cord. If you search for a show, you'll see every instance of that show in TV listings, streaming services and if it's available on-demand from cable. It doesn't search through Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, but more services will be added in the coming weeks.
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