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Buying the Book the Old-Fashioned Way

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 10.08.2014 | 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 04.08.2014 | 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...

You Can Now Buy Stuff From Amazon On Twitter, Because You're Just That Lazy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Tech

Online retailer Amazon has announced a new partnership with Twitter that allows shoppers to add items to their shopping basket just by using a hashtag...

Amazon Smartphone Leaked?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon has long been rumoured to be working on a smartphone, and after its success with e-readers and tablets you can't blame it for looking for compl...

What is the Real Value of a Book?

Mark Hillary | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

Of course I could just go and seek out a pirate version of the book. I'm sure that someone has already ripped the Kindle version of the book and made it freely available on a pirate website, but I'm a writer myself. I know that people who put months of effort into books deserve to get something for their efforts.

Why Would Amazon's First Smartphone Have Six Cameras?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

Excited about the iPhone 6? You might want to wait. If 3D screens and Amazon Prime are your thing, you might actually want to wait for something else:...

Is A 'Magic Wand' Apple's Answer To The TV Conundrum?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech

Before he died in 2011 Steve Jobs famously told a reporter that he had "cracked" the magic formula for a next-generation TV. Unless he didn't, that is...

If Norway Is a 'Human Rights Superpower', It Must Act on Peru

David Hill | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK
David Hill

It sounds good, doesn't it, a Council on Ethics established by a Finance Ministry to investigate if companies violate ethical guidelines and, if the answer is yes, to recommend the government divests?

Amazon Fire TV: Should You Get One?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon has unveiled the 'Fire TV', its new set-top box designed to turn your boring old screen into a fully connected smart TV set. But should you ...

Fertiliser, Foot-And-Mouth & The Formation Of Hurricanes: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Sahara Dust

Huffington Post UK u | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

It sounds impossibly exotic but Sahara Dust entered our consciousness and airspace this week – via a fine dusting of sand on the nation’s vehicles...

Indigenous Amazon Tribesmen Brandish Spears At Aircraft (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

A group of “uncontacted” Amazon tribesmen peer out from a jungle clearing in these remarkable pictures. Dressed in loincloths and clutching sp...

Adventures in Independent Publishing: Part 1

Chris Saunders | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

Last month, I finally joined the swelling ranks of the independently published. I'd thought about it long and hard, but in the end it was a pretty easy decision to make. I was tired of greedy, clueless, often unethical publishers telling me what to do and how I should do it.

Chromecast Hits The UK

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech

Google has launched its Chromecast TV dongle in the UK. Chromecast is a cheap and easy way to send pictures and video from your mobile device to yo...

Peru's Amazon at Risk: '21st Century Oil Firms With 18th Century Laws?'

David Hill | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK
David Hill

Given that these three people have spent years between them working to defend the Peruvian environment and Peruvians' human rights and seen all manner of government, company or others' chicanery, their responses make it clear just how, well, 'terrible', 'incredible' and 'outrageous' the proposed law really is.

Indigenous Leader Denounces Peru's Camisea Gas Project Expansion

David Hill | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK
David Hill

Abras Turco is reported as claiming to speak for 22 heads of indigenous communities in the region, and criticizing national, regional and local government 'for their incapacity to set in motion development projects.'

'Ripper Street' Resurrected

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Ripper Street' has been resurrected and is heading back to the BBC as part of a deal with internet giant Amazon which will see it premiere online bef...

Say Goodbye To 'Lovefilm' - Amazon Prime Is Here

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon has announced that its 'Prime' on demand video service will launch in the UK next week, replacing 'Lovefilm' in the process. In the UK, 'Ama...