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Amazon opens its first physical bookstore

Amazon Books (catchy name, right?) will stock around 6,000 titles at the same price as on its website. Books include a placard which has their Amazon .com rating and customer reviews. "We don't think there's anything ironic", Cast said . "We're certainly excited about this one". Now in its 20th year of existence, Amazon's opening of a physical store could represent a landmark moment in the history of retail should the company decide an expanded physical presence is something ...

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Microsoft Office Apps for Android Updated with New Features

In addition, Office Online documents will have direct links to carry out instant messaging conversations or video calling sessions. Improvements to Microsoft Office for Android have been small but consistent, and today brings another round of updates to Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

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Surface Book and Pro 4 Firmware Update Fixes Screen Flickering, Improves Stability

More details about the updates are available at the Microsoft update site. Microsoft's latest patch should fix the problem. There's been enough reported issues with Microsoft new hardware devices (the Surface Book in particular) that incoming fixes are as highly anticipated as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

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Finally! The Wii U Outsells…The Sega Dreamcast

Amiibo sales continue to be "robust" though specifics wasn't offered, while the company also reiterated we'll see at least one Nintendo Direct this year. The Wii U is still failing to keep our attention after having three years to get up to speed. It's reportedly a minor slip and nothing a high profile release can't fix, like next month's "Yo-Kai Watch".

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Microsoft integrates Skype's voice and video chats into Office and Outlook

A new Office Online extension was also added for Chrome web browser. PowerPoint received similar improvements as the other two Microsoft apps. The desktop version of Skype will get these in-app integration features in 2016. Hopefully, more new features will be included in the upcoming builds of the Android application, though bug fixes and enhancements are always welcomed additions.

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Honda CR-V: Airbag Nightmare All Over Again

Inflators from this lot were being manufactured for installation in airbag modules intended for the 2016 Honda CR-V as original equipment in the US and Canada. So far, Honda has received 19 reports of injury, 311 warranty claims and 160 field reports, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report.