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Friday's tech news roundup can ease symptoms of Gadget News Overload:
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Amazon about to start a new Fire
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:
There's also 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.