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Amazon Fire Phone Gets Unveiled

The much rumored 3D phone from Amazon finally got unveiled and is definitely a fresh take on how we use our mobile-phones. Named, Amazon Fire Phone - the phone features some neat new features like Dynamic Perspective for 3D experience, Firefly technology for quickly identifying printed/web content, email addresses, phone numbers, QR and bar codes, plus over 100 million items, including movies, TV episodes, songs, and products—simply using a dedicated Firefly button to discover useful information and take action in seconds, Mayday - a whole new way to get free, live, on-device video support with an Amazon expert, 24x7, 365 days a year at the touch of a button, 13MP camera with optical image stabilization and free unlimited photo storage in the cloud and much more. The phone is not available outside USA for now, but as happened in past this should make it's way to online e-commerce portals and free ads site in other countries for sale by individual sellers soon.

All in all this phone do look promising and should do good, if Amazon prices this more aggressively then this could be a sureshot winner. Do watch the video shared below.

Amazon Fire Phone

Is 'Amazon Prime Air' delivery drone a practical solution?

Utilizing drones for delivering stuff is nothing new, Domino's demonstrated and pitched their DomiCopter pizza delivery drone a few months ago, and now Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos is promising half-hour shipping with "Amazon Prime Air" drone delivery service, but the question remains is this really a practical and viable solution?

While Amazon seems to be all setupped for this new service (checkout the videos) the big questions remains what about the numerous possibilities like midway attacks for fun or theft and the danger of crashes due to malfunction?

Amazon Air Prime

Fixing Amazon EC2 Connection Failure With Error "Caught exception reading instance data: http://169.254.169.254/2009-04-04/meta-data/security-groups"

Amazon offers some excellent cloud computing services, but being self-managed at the basic level it can be a headache to diagnose and fix errors. I recently encountered a similar error where all my attempts to login into the EC2 instance failed with cloud-init: runcmd Caught exception reading instance data: http://169.254.169.254/2009-04-04/meta-data/security-groups as shown in the Amazon EC2 instance console system log below.

Amazon EC2 Console With Error
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