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AMNews: Anti-riot Laser Weapons, Amazon Kindle Fire Update, UK 4G Coverage, Google Wallet Coming to UK?

British police are set to test a new piece of crowd control equipment that can temporarily dazzle a person at a range of up to 500 metres, using a laser designed by a former Royal Marine commando.

Following criticism from reviewers and consumers, Amazon has decided to launch software updates for the new Kindle Fire. The updates, which arrive in a couple of weeks, will address many of these user complaints and criticisms.

According to Ofcom's annual plan for 2012 and 2013, the UK will not be able to enjoy "wide availability" of 4G network coverage until the year 2015. This is despite the fact that some major networks are all set to offer better service by 2013 and 2014, consumers will have to wait for another extra year to experience super fast speed.

According to reports, Google is all set to launch their contact-less mobile payment platform in the UK during the Olympic Games 2012. A week ago French newspaper Les Echos reported that Google is engaged in talks with various UK firms for expanding their Near Field Communications (NFC) based Google Wallet into Europe through a UK trial held during the first quarter of 2012.

Amazon has updated its Kindle for Android app to support PDF files and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The app, available as an update on Android Market, now allows Kindle mobile users to easily read PDF files. However, support for PDF in the Kindle app does not have too many additional features, which may not be disappointing news to some users.