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Amazon gives a roundup of its funniest product reviews

- August 15th, 2013
Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon, 128 fl oz

Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon, 128 fl oz. (HO)

Most of you have likely perused Amazon for books, DVDs and other products at some point. And some of you may have even bothered to the read the customer reviews to decide if it is worth buying. But you may not have realized among the serious are some humorous gems that are worth reading just to get a good laugh.

As The Verge reports, Amazon has compiled a list of what it considers its funniest product reviews.

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Cutlery can choose an eBook reader

- August 20th, 2010

Kindle or iPad?

Things are heating up even more in the e-book market with Amazon’s announcement of the new Kindle. It’s not called the Kindle 3 or anything (just the sticking with the same name). It’s smaller, lighter, claims to last for up to a month (!) on a single charge, plus it’s being released in both Wi-Fi and 3G versions.

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Netflix means death for video rental?

- July 22nd, 2010

Netflix

Netflix recently announced that they’re making their first international move by expanding from their U.S. operation upward into Canada. This may not seem like a big deal, but for Canadians, it’s a whole new way to get their media.

Details are sparse, but it’s a safe bet Netflix will appear on Xbox Live, in various televisions, and on laptops, iPhones and iPads. It almost certainly won’t be a part of Canada’s cable set top boxes, since Netflix will become a defacto competitor with the cable and satellite industry the moment it’s introduced in Canada.

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Kindle Killer?

- April 23rd, 2010

Kobo eReader

Unless you’re referring to your significant other’s state of dress, “stripped down” tends to have pretty negative connotations. It suggests something that’s had all its good stuff removed, leaving just the boring basics behind.

But when it comes to technology, there’s something to be said for ditching extraneous features and concentrating on doing one thing well. That’s the case with the Kobo eReader ($149), the latest arrival in the growing realm of electronic book-reading gadgets, which includes the Amazon Kindle ($259 and $489) and the Sony Reader ($199 and $299).

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