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Here's What You Can (STILL) Buy On Amazon For A Penny

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon customers were able to buy bargain goods for as little as 1p after a software glitch caused the prices to plunge. The global giant said "the...

Black Barbie Doll Is Twice The Price of Its White Counterpart In the US

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A man looking for a Christmas present for his daughter was outraged at a US retailer selling a black Barbie doll for more than twice the price of its ...

Student Gets To Keep £3,600 Amazon Goods Sent To Him By Mistake

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Christmas definitely came early for one student who has been told he can keep £3,600 worth of gifts from Amazon which were mistakenly sent to him. ...

Six Things You Need to Know to Become a Successful 'Mumpreneur'

Helen Rolfe | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK
Helen Rolfe

The word 'mumpreneur' was added to the sixth edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in 2011 - a tribute to the growing numbers of women in the UK who regularly don two hats, one as a business-owner and the other as a mum, usually with young families. According to research released last year, the UK is home to more than 300,000 mumpreneurs who contribute as much as £7.4 billion a year to the economy.

Amazon's Installing An Army Of Robots

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Tech

This is the Kiva. It's a robot. And it's better at picking your Amazon order than a human. When it comes to distribution, it seems, humans are not....

11 Black Friday Vines That Will Make You Despair For The Future Of Mankind

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

Black Friday is not just the perfect opportunity to pick up half-priced kettle, you are also given opportunity to witness what life would be like in t...

Asda And Tesco Black Friday Carnage Has The Universe Utterly Dismayed

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

It's Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, and the perfect opportunity to bring out the very worst in humanity. The birthplace of ci...

Black Friday Sends Brits Into Eye-Popping Consumerist Frenzy

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Woman Fights Off Everyone In Wembley Asda For Flatscreen TV, Wins Black Friday Police have been called to dozens of UK supermarkets and sto...

Black Friday Tech 2014: Here's How You Win

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech

This Friday one of two things will be taking over your life: Either it's the news that the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer goes live OR it's ...

This Is The Best Kindle Ever, But It'll Cost You

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Tech

The Amazon Kindle Voyage is the best E-Reader you can buy. It's that simple. Or rather it would be if there wasn't the small matter of its main rival,...

Living Wage Week: The Big Business Model Needs Changing

Natalie Bennett | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

To give small business a chance we need to make big business and multinationals pay their fair share of taxes and give their staff decent wages and conditions. They need to treat their suppliers decently, obey the law and not act anti-socially.

Amazon's Echo Speaker Is A Lot Creepier Than You Realised

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Tech

We realised Amazon's Echo speaker was ripe for parody. We didn't realise it would be this funny, or that the parodies would come this quickly......

Amazon's Diversity Report Isn't... Very Diverse

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon's newly released diversity report has shown that the E Commerce company is mostly white, and mostly male. According to the full report, Amaz...

Amazon's F-You to Indie Authors

Larry Jaffee | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

New printed copies of my book Walford State of Mind, first published in 2011, now sell for £2.05 (as of 31 Oct.). So what if the retail price's listed as £15.99? Amazon.co.uk finds it necessary to slash the price by 87%. It's dropped 15 pence since I discovered the error (or is it?) a few days ago.

How Halloween Risks 'Demonising The Mentally Ill'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK

Halloween's ghoulish festivities have turned into a "dangerous" culture that brands the mentally ill as "psychos or schizos or freaks", a Government m...

Fire TV Is A £79 Media Hub That'll Let You Play Minecraft

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon may well be too big to fail when it comes to sending stuff to your house in boxes. But it's also fighting harder every day to get one of its ow...

Should Retailers Be Scared of the Amazon Store?

Robert Hocking | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech
Robert Hocking

I just don't think Amazon can live up to its own expectations when it comes to the bricks and mortar store. Amazon has perfected the art of ecommerce, taking away the risk of buying stuff online, and making it seamless, accessible, and low priced. While it does ecommerce exceptionally well, retail experience it does not.

Amazon Fire TV Arrives In UK

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon Fire TV has launched in the UK bringing with it some of the best voice search functionality available and a prediction system that'll feel like...

How Good Is The New 'Kindle'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech

The new Amazon Kindle Voyage e-reader isn't out in the UK until 4 November, but it's already getting great reviews in the states. The new Kindle is...

Order Today, Pick It Up Today

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Tech

You can now order something from Amazon and get it the same day. The online retail giant announced that it would expand its existing 'Pick-Up' prog...

Print Books: Still Winning

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Tech

The dominant narrative around books is that print is dead, and e-books are king. Not true. New data from the UK and US shows that print is provi...

Cruising From the Port of Tyne on the Marco Polo

Stuart Forster | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Clouds hang low and heavy over Tyneside as I make my way towards the Port of Tyne to board the MS Marco Polo. It's one of many cruise ships that now dock on the river that became famous for exporting coal and shipbuilding.

BlackBerry's Got A New Phone And It's Really Square

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Tech

BlackBerry has finally unveiled its much leaked BlackBerry Passport smartphone. With a large square screen and a physical keyboard it marks a return t...

Can Amazon Take a Bite Out of Apple With Its Fire Phone?

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

Amazon will unleash its very first smartphone on the UK market in just two weeks' time. Just a day before the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were unveiled, Amazon swept in and announced that its coolly named Fire Phone would be going Transatlantic, and will launch here in the UK on September 30.

Google, Drone Delivery and Life in the Times of Exotic Robotics

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Google initially wanted to develop drones that can be used after disasters--earthquakes, floods or extreme weather events--to deliver life-saving items like medicines to affected people in geographies where usual means of transportation cannot reach.