‘X-Ray’ and Other Features for New Amazon Gadgets

Amazon Has ‘X-Ray’ Vision Now?
That Could Be Scary – Let’s See…

Amazon.com Inc. unveiled a slew of new Kindle Fire devices and an e-reader called Paperwhite on Thursday at an event in Santa Monica, Calif. The new gadgets range from $119 to $499. It’s Amazon’s latest effort to compete with Apple’s iPad, the No. 1 tablet. Here’s a look at some of the interesting new features for the gadgets:

— “Immersion Reading,” where Kindle books can be synchronized with Audible audiobooks. It lets you read and listen at the same time.

— “X-Ray for Movies” on the Kindle Fire HD, where users can tap the screen at any time while watching a movie to find out who the actor is. The feature uses the Amazon-owned IMDb database service to find the information.

— “X-Ray for Books” and textbooks, which lets you tap a page in a book to find out more information on characters, places in a book or related YouTube content.

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By The Associated Press