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

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 16.09.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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.

Why the Scots Would Be Mad to Vote for Independence (Not That I Care)

Hugh Salmon | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

So, next week the Scots will decide if they want to be independent. Let me start by declaring a lack of interest in this issue. A complete lack of interest. I think may be one-eighth Scottish but I really don't care if I have Scottish blood coursing through my veins. It hasn't affected my life either way.

Thomas Tamblyn

Amazon's Set-Top Box Will Read Your Mind

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon Fire TV is to launch in the UK with the streaming set-top box costing £49 for customers who have an Amazon Prime membership and £79 for those...

Google Has A Functional, Terrifying Delivery Drone Army

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Tech

Google has been secretly testing a drone delivery service in the outbacks of Australia. The 'Google Wing' prototype is being developed as a means of b...

Why Was Twitch Worth $1 Billion To Amazon?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon just bought the gaming video network Twitch for just under $1 billion. You knew that. Google almost (but didn't) get there first for the sam...

What the Jihadists Who Bought 'Islam For Dummies' on Amazon Tell Us About Radicalisation

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Sarwar and Ahmed, both of whom pleaded guilty to terrorism offences last month, purchased Islam for Dummies and The Koran for Dummies. You could not ask for better evidence to bolster the argument that the 1,400-year-old Islamic faith has little to do with the modern jihadist movement.

Amazon vs. Hachette and the Future of Book Publishing

Cyrus Moore | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Cyrus Moore

Amazon's dispute with Hachette could have consequences none of us ever dreamed of. As a society, we must be careful we do not sleepwalk into a situation we later come to regret - a world where publishers are marginalised and authors simply self-publish on Amazon.

Authors United Have Picked the Wrong Fight

Endeavour Press | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Endeavour Press

I have read a few articles and spoken to a couple of people in the book trade over the past week in relation to the ongoing dispute between Hachette (and Authors United) and Amazon. Most people who you will speak to, particularly inside the industry, will be squarely behind the authors.

Up the Amazon Without a Paddle - A Bad Reviewers Review

Andrew Telling | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Telling

Companies placing responsibility in the hands of the public is both bold and precarious. Nowhere is this more evident than in the review sections that gild the product pages of Amazon. Of course, the majority serve as a valuable steer for would-be customers. Many, however, fail to reach even the most basic criteria required.

Hey, Eli Roth, About Your 'Cannibal Horror-Thriller'...

David Hill | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
David Hill

Do you think indigenous peoples in the Peruvian Amazon would eat a group of Americans? Do you think that 'un-contacted tribes', as you have been reported to call them, in particular would eat a group of Americans? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, can you explain why you think that?

Adventures in Indie Publishing: Part 4

Chris Saunders | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

You can't force people to buy your book. And begging is just embarrassing. In the most basic terms, you have to get your book in front of people who might like it and persuade them that they need to buy it.

Easy Rocky Road Florentines Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

These florentines are delicious and really very easy. The crunch and all important brushing of chocolate make them a big hit amongst the smaller people in our family. Add to this already heady combination some marshmallows and sultanas and this could well be treat heaven.

Amazon Will Now Pay YOU To Deliver Stuff More Slowly

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Tech

Like any business, Amazon is always looking for ways to cut costs. Now it has a novel idea -- give you money for letting it deliver items more slowly....

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 20.09.2014 | 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 14.09.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 01.09.2014 | 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 29.08.2014 | 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...