Amazon introduced six new pieces of hardware on Wednesday, including a $50 Fire tablet and a Fire TV capable of streaming in 4K resolution. The line of new Fire tablets is powered by FireOS 5, a redesigned operating system that makes it easier for users to find new media.
During a hearing this week, state lawmakers debated whether ride-sharing services are really tech companies, or simply high-tech cab services, with some legislators arguing fingerprint background checks would protect passengers' safety.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday that the company is working on a "dislike" button. The "dislike" button would allow Facebook users to more easily sympathize with sad posts, or express their disagreement with others.
Microsoft has announced a Windows 10 hardware event in New York City on October 6. Tech sites are reporting that Microsoft will unveil a pair of new Lumia phones, a Surface Pro 4 tablet, and a new Microsoft Band fitness tracker.
Apple announced new finishes and bands for the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport at its event on Wednesday. Apple also announced that watchOS 2, the new version of its operating system, will be available on September 16.