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Walter Benjamin and How I Learnt to Love My Library

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK
Ioan Marc Jones

Benjamin remembers some of the books he has collected over the years. He recalls ordering books from catalogues - which are essentially the Amazon of the first half of the twentieth century - and waiting eagerly for their arrival.

Should a First-Time Literary Novelist Self-Publish on Amazon?

John Lucas | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
John Lucas

Times are changing. Self-publishing is no longer 'vanity publishing' - a vaguely embarrassing exercise in assuaging one's writerly ambitions by paying large sums of money for a small run of leather-bound copies of a book - but a very real and increasingly credible alternative to mainstream publishing.

Getting an Education in the Peruvian Jungle: The Chaskawasi Project

Katarina Zimmer | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Katarina Zimmer

For one day in the year the whole village queues for hours in hope of doctors' advice for a variety of ailments. At the last visit, four of the children were unable to see a doctor regarding eye problems that hindered them in reading because the system works on a 'first come, first served' basis.

The Future of Payments - Innovation Can Only Succeed With Customer Insights

Tony Virdi | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Tony Virdi

Whilst the way money exchange is handled around the world varies dramatically from region to region, one thing cannot be denied: payments systems, inf...

Why Brazil Scores Highly for a Family Holiday

William Gray | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Admit it: football pitches all look the same, whether you're at Anfield or in the Amazon. And we've seen that backdrop of Copacabana Beach behind Gary Lineker umpteen times now. But while the World Cup might be giving us a blinkered view of Brazil, a well-planned family holiday to this huge country will open your eyes to an extraordinary range of natural wonders...

Food Tube LIVE | A Drinks Tube takeover - 1st July, 7.30pm BST!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Where will you be at 7.30pm BST, on Tuesday 1st July? Tuning into Food Tube for a LIVE Drinks Tube takeover, of course! The gorgeous Jamie Oliver wi...

All The Hilarious Amazon Reviews In One Place

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon's reviews section is a powerful tool for finding out about products, it's also a place where you'll find some of the funniest, most heart-warmi...

Virtually No One Is Buying Blackberries Anymore

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Tech

Blackberry has released its latest set of financial results, and in case you aren't getting the trend yet it's not good news. The Canadian former s...

Thomas Tamblyn

Will Amazon Crack The UK With The Fire Phone?

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Tech

The Amazon Fire Phone is here -- and sure enough, it boasts a revolutionary '3D' display which can adjust the perspective within apps and games as you...

Hands-On With Amazon's First-Ever Phone

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon has finally unveiled its first smartphone, and we've got all the important details on its 3D screen, its consumption-focused OS and the key spe...

LIVE: The Fire Phone: Amazon's First Phone Is Watching You All The Time

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Tech

The Amazon Fire Phone has been unveiled at an event in Seattle are the key details followed by our detailed impressions. What is it? This is Ama...

Ten Point Strategy for Indie Authors

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laxmi Hariharan

My writing straddles too many genres to be categorised. So I turned Indie. However, when my self-published, first novel made it to the Amazon bestseller list, I realised I had a niche: a group of readers around the world who liked what I wrote. They wanted to know what it meant to come of age in a complex environment like India.

Here's What To Expect From The First Amazon Phone

The Huffington Post UK] | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon is set to launch itself into a whole new market on 18 June, with the launch of the Amazon Phone, or Amazon Kindle Phone if you're being really ...

11 Tech-Related World Cup Facts The Planet Probably Didn't Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech

The World Cup 2014 is officially here. Yes, that special quadrennial festival has arrived, where the world’s richest group of shorts-wearing men wil...

Amazon Launches Streaming Music Service... With A Catch

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon has quietly launched a free music streaming service in the US for members of its 'Prime' annual subscription club. Prime already gave custom...

Buying the Book the Old-Fashioned Way

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Orlagh McCarron

It's a case of first world problems at their finest. Individually, paying the extra amount for an item that is locally crafted and sold as oppose to opting for the cheaper, mass-produced variety makes little difference but changes are wrought when carried out collectively; local businesses thrive and that personal sense of locality and camaraderie can live on alongside our virtual communities.

WATCH: This New Amazon Advert Makes It Look Like People Have Just Discovered Their Genitals

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Comedy

We're sure it's not what Amazon intended when they made this teasing commercial for their mystery new product, but... when you look at it in this way,...

Is This the Ecuador Government's Way of Mocking the UN?

David Hill | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Politics
David Hill

There was a reason Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa, chose to announce his support for an initiative to forgo exploiting the Tiputini, Tambococha and Ishpingo oil fields under the Yasuni National Park - home to indigenous peoples and one of the most biodiverse places on earth - on 5 June 2007: 5 June, today, is the United Nations' 'World Environment Day.'

Amazon Will Unveil Its First Phone In June

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Tech

The Amazon Phone is real. In fact Amazon knows you know it's real which is why its just released a teaser trailer on YouTube revealing the launch date...

Adventures in Indie Publishing: Part Three

Chris Saunders | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

Market primed, you can finally hit 'publish.' The KDP service allows you to utilize various promotional offers, such as discounted pricing or offering your book free for a limited time. With X: A Collection of Horror, I opted for the latter.

Amazon Destruction? Not In My Builder's Yard

John Sauven | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK
John Sauven

Deforestation rates peaked in 2004 and fell steadily for almost ten years. But the loggers didn't go away. They just got smarter. Despite the government's interventions, most of the logging in the Brazilian Amazon was still illegal. The loggers learned how to game the systems put in place to keep illegal timber out of the market. They found crooked sawmills to launder their illegal timber, and exporters that didn't care where their products they sold came from... The scale of illegal logging in the Amazon is astounding. In the state of Pará, almost 80% of logging is believed to be illegal.

The Heat Is On!

Greg Whyte | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Sport
Greg Whyte

With only four weeks remaining before England's opening group game of the 2014 World Cup the looming prospect of playing in one of the most extreme environments ever experienced in World Cup history should be at the forefront of manager, Roy Hodgson's, mind.

The Beatles as You've Never Seen Them Before

Hannah Gal | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Gal

Mick and Brita's children's books are magical. From space to the food chain, recycling to what lurks underground, every day life is explained is a captivating way; I urge every parent to get a copy of Yum Yum, Yuck or What's up and see their child's curious eyes fill with pleasure.

Why It's Important to Discover What You DON'T Know You Want Online

Dan Franklin | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dan Franklin

When it comes to the cultural choices we make: the films and plays we see, the gigs we attend, the exhibitions we visit, the books we read, no-one really knows what they want. That's what can make cultural life rich and surprising.

Working At Amazon Sounds Like An Absolute Nightmare

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon may be the world's largest online retailer, keen to recruit the cream of the planet's talent. But by several accounts recently posted online, a...