Tag Archives: Amazon

Amazon can be held liable for defective third-party products on its platform, court rules – Full Details

Amazon can now be sued over third-party sales on its platform, a federal court ruled today, setting a potentially damaging precedent for the company.

We all know Amazon sells goods itself, and that it also allows vendors to sell their products through its Marketplace platform, whilst taking a percentage of the sales in the process.

In 2014, Heather Oberdorf bought dog collar from a Marketplace seller. It broke on a walk, causing the collar to go flying in the air, hitting her eye, and then sadly permanently blinding her in one eye. The seller has since vanished. Oberdorf sued Amazon, accusing the company of negligence.

A district court in Pennsylvania found that Amazon couldn’t be sued because it wasn’t a “seller” under the law, and because it is protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, But Oberdorf appealed the ruling, and today, the appeals court largely found in her favour.

So this highlights a growing problem on the Amazon Marketplace. No controls. Have you seen how many companies are selling copy cat goods, cheap electrical goods and more. And often many product listings have fake reviews too. Amazon’s Marketplace has got so large, its needs some means of better quality control. Do you agree?

Source – The Verge

How much would you pay for Prime Air 30 min delivery?

Amazon have released a video featuring Jeremy Clarkson describing how Prime Air now works (or when or if approved).

It is worth having a look at how Amazon complete the 30 min delivery service from order to drop off as it seems they have thought of all the options, apart from Americans using their guns and shooting the drone out of the sky!

So what do you think? And how much would you pay for Prime Air 30 min delivery service? Personally if I was desperate for something, then up to £10. Would you?

USB C to USB A and USB C to USB C cables – Link to Good Value cables

If you are buying or have bought a new USB C type device eg Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P, you might want a few spares and especially USB C to USB A. Well below is a link to some that I have found on Amazon at reasonable pricing.

USB Type C Cable, Rankie® Hi-speed Micro USB 3.1 Type C to Standard Type A USB 3.0 Data Cable for Apple New Macbook 12 Inch, Nokia N1, Tablet, Mobile Phone and Other Type-C Supported Devices 3.3ft/1m

60 Reviews covering Smartphones from all Platforms, Tablets, Laptops and Chromebooks

The reviews pages often get unnoticed, but this is where you will find my reviews on smartphones, tablets, laptops, wearables, internet of things, accessories, headphones, DAC’s and power amps. There are also historical reviews covering some popular classic smartphones. Whatever device you’re browsing on, just click menu, reviews, or if on a PC web browser, reviews and then choose the sub category.


Nexus 9 – First Impressions
Nexus 9 Tablet review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Tablet review
Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 – 9 Part Review
Sony Xperia Z Tablet – 12 Part Review
Nvidia Shield Tablet – 7 Part review
Acer V15 Nitro Windows 8.1 laptop review
Acer C720 Chromebook review
Acer Aspire Switch 11 review
Acer Iconia 8 Android Tablet review

Amazon Devices

Amazon Fire Phone – 2 Part review

Apple Phones

Apple iPhone 6 Plus – 24 Part Review

BlackBerry Phones

BlackBerry Passport 10 Part Mammoth review

Android Phones

Xiaomi Mi 4i – First Impressions

3 Way Camera Shootout – Xiaomi Mi 4i vs LG G4 vs Huawei P8 – https://gavinsgadgets.com/2015/06/30/3-way-camera-shootout-lg-g4-vs-huawei-p8-vs-xiaomi-mi4i/

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro (Xiaomi’s Flagship Phone) – Main review coming soon. In the meantime, 19 camera shots – https://gavinsgadgets.com/2015/07/02/xiaomi-mi-note-pro-camera-shots/ and First Impressions https://gavinsgadgets.com/2015/06/29/xiaomi-mi-note-pro-first-impressions-and-photos-the-flagship-from-xiaomi/

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge review
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge – Hands On
Samsung Galaxy A5 review
Samsung Note Edge – 14 Part Review
Samsung Note 4 – lollipop review
Samsung Note 4 – 17 Part Review
Samsung Galaxy Alpha – 2 Part review
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom – 26 Part Review
Samsung Galaxy S5 – 17 Part Review
Samsung Note 3 – 16 Part review
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom – 18 Part Review
Samsung Note 2 – 8 Part review

LG G4 – Full Review plus all 26 additional posts
LG G4 – Hands on and First Impressions
LG G3 review – 31 Part Review
LG G Flex – 3 Part Review

HTC One M9 review
HTC Desire 820 review
HTC Desire Eye – 13 Part Review
HTC One M8 – 11 Part review
HTC One M7 – 20 Part Review

Acer S55 review – 6 Part Review

Yotaphone 2 – 4 Part review

Oneplus One – review

Huawei P8 review
Huawei P8 – First Impressions and Camera Shots
Honor 4X review
Honor 6+ – My Review
Honor Holly – 4 Part review
Honor 6 – 12 Part Review
Huawei Ascend P6 Review

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Lollipop Impressions
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review
Sony Z Ultra views and Camera Samples
Sony Xperia Z1 – 10 Part Review

Motorola Moto X – 4 Part review
Motorola Moto G – 8 Part review

Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia 830 vs Samsung Note 4 camera
Nokia Lumia 830 – First Impressions / What App Shortages?
Microsoft Lumia 535 review
Nokia Lumia 1520 – 6 Part review
Nokia Lumia 820 – 5 Part review
Nokia Lumia 1020 – 10 Part review
Nokia Lumia 925 – 9 Part review
Nokia Lumia 620 – 7 Part review


ZTE Open Review – Firefox OS

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Amazon tries a new method of destroying brick and mortar shops

Amazon has not be secret about trying to put physical stores out of business but now it looks like the company is planning to launch a charm offensive against its rivals. The Wall Street Journal announced that Amazon “plans to offer brick-and-mortar retailers a checkout system that uses Kindle tablets as soon as this summer” that might involve giving the stores “Kindle tablets and credit-card readers” to use free of charge.

While this sounds rather sweet of Amazon, the Wall Street Journal also points out that this is yet another way for Amazon to gather up more data on shoppers and to learn the habits of customers who still buy at least some of their goods in these stores. The Journal says Amazon will probably pitch this system to smaller retailers since big-box retailers such as Best Buy and Wal-Mart “have extensive, complicated checkout systems that may be difficult or costly to give up.”

Will high streets exist in 10 years time?

Analysts are warped – that’s being polite you understand – Google, Apple and Amazon results are announced and then boom

Apple, Google and Amazon have all posted their financial results over the last 24 hours or so.

Apple produced one of its best quarters yet it’s stock went down 8%, due to analysts not being happy.

Google missed its earnings substantially due to losses at Motorola but it’s shares rose 9%, due to happy analysts.

Amazon also produced a good result despite market conditions but missed a few parameters, so once again analysts were unhappy and it’s shares dropped 5%.

Is it me, but what do analysts know about running major companies in real life, instead of shifting pieces of paper or working computer screens.

Apple – it’s got more cash in the bank than most countries and is still making billions in profits. Not millions. Billions. And it has a captive loyal customer base.

Amazon had revenue of $25.59 billion, and earnings per share of $0.51. The company has operating income of $510 million in the period, up 26% year over year. And that wasn’t enough. So shares dropped 5%.

Google had increases in both revenue and income. For the fourth quarter, Google reported revenues of $16.86 billion, up 17 percent year-over-year. Operating income was $3.92 billion, or 23 percent of revenues. Net income rang in at $3.38 billion, up from $2.89 billion in Q4 2012. The now sold Motorola contributed a $384 million loss in Q4 2013.

These 3 companies are all performing at the top level and yet analysts seem to know better. Hmmm…

Amazon’s Bezos rescued by Ecuador Navy – details

Reuters reported that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos was airlifted from a cruise ship by the Ecuadorian Navy after suffering a kidney stone attack on January 1, according to the website Galapagos Digital.

The website, citing Ecuadorian newspapers and blogs such as El Universo and El Comercio, said Bezos was flown by helicopter to his private jet on Baltra Island.

This was kept very quiet, lets hope all is ok with Mr Bezos.

Adobe Flash makes a comeback with Kindle tablets

For the past six months, Amazon has been quietly testing what it hopes will be a better way to watch Flash video content on a mobile device.

Since February, some Kindle Fire owners have been seeing an option to use an “experimental streaming viewer” when trying to watch video on sites such as NBC.com, CBS.com and Fox.com.

The process works by using the Kindle Fire web browser, Silk, that then divides work between the device and Amazon servers in the cloud.

The other issue is battery drain, so I hope Adobe and Amazon has created a solution to this problem.