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Tech update with John Moe: New Amazon products, Mitt Romney tax hackers & more

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The new Amazon tablet called the Kindle Fire is displayed on September 28, 2011 in New York City. The Fire, which will be priced at $199, is an expanded version of the company’s Kindle e-reader that has 8GB of storage and WiFi. The Fire gives users access to streaming video, as well as e-books, apps and music, and has a Web browser. In addition to the Fire, Bezos introduced four new Kindles including a Kindle touch model. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

John Moe of the Marketplace Tech Report is back with his weekly update on all things technology.

Today, Amazon is expected to announce new products. Plus, hackers claim to have Mitt Romney's tax returns from Pricewaterhouse Cooper and say they will release the records unless the Romney campaign pays them a million dollars in the hard-to-trace Bitcoin currency. Finally, scientists are testing out mechanical legs that you would control using brainwaves.

Note: This is John Moe's last Tech Update with the Brand & Martinez show as he moves into a new role at Marketplace. He will be missed!

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