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Being Human

Bostjan Bregar | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Bostjan Bregar

As part of the personalisation message, AI was one of the most banded about words at the show. No surprises there - it's like a check box that any new gadget or app needs to tick. While the best of intentions is meant, the abundance of its use is starting to lose its appeal.

Amazon's Internet Blackout Was Caused By...A Typo

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Tech

No matter how bad your week at work has been, we guarantee you’ve had it easier than one Amazon employee. Continuing 2017’s narrative of blaming r...

Online Giants Could Pay More Tax As Chancellor Takes Aim At 'Digital Economy' In Business Rates Row

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics

Online retailers such as Amazon could be forced to pay more in tax as the Chancellor today hinted at a wholesale reform of the business rates system. ...

How Big Brands Can Become Powerful Social Activists

Ollie Boesen | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK
Ollie Boesen

Image: Pixabay Donald Trump's immigration order has ignited the social conscience of the business world. CEOs at Google, Apple, Ford, Amazon, Micros...

Wage Against The Machine: Why We're Destined To Fight AI For Our Jobs

Dan Rogers | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Rogers

When it comes to AI and jobs, there's two theories on how things will end up. Optimists will tell you that man and machine can coexist, be better together and live harmoniously. Others say new tech will leave millions unemployed.

Amazon Is Giving Everyone £10 Off Any Order Over £50 Today

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Tech

Amazon has once again shown that if you do the basics right, you can keep people happy. In fact out of 10,000 people surveyed in the UK by the Institu...

Industry 4.0 Is Coming...

Simon Thomas | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Tech
Simon Thomas

The theory behind Industry 4.0 is that it will effectively create what has been called a 'smart factory', which utilises cutting edge technology, including cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things and cloud computing, in order to monitor the physical processes of a factory and make informed, decentralised decisions.

'I Don't Remember, I Don't Recall' - Doll's Houses And The Future Of AI

Simon Sapper | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech
Simon Sapper

Over the last two months we have assimilated artificial intelligence (AI) into our homes on an unprecedented scale. The Amazon Echo Dot (aka Alexa) seems to have smashed sales records.

Amazon Alexa Nails The Pronunciation Of Europe's Longest Place Name

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech

If you’ve ever doubted the artificial intelligence hype, check out this video of Amazon Alexa pronouncing Europe’s longest place name. It reels of...

Why Apple Is Leading The Race To Build A Green Internet

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech

Apple is leading the race to build a green internet, according to Greenpeace analysis. The iPhone maker was awarded a score of 83 per cent in the env...

Cat Owner's Cautionary Tale About Ordering From Amazon Without Checking Description

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A cat owner who thought she’d nabbed a bargain on Amazon was left a little deflated when the item she purchased arrived - on a miniature scale. Redd...

Kid Asks Amazon Alexa For Nursery Rhyme, Gets Earful Of Dildo Porn Instead

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Comedy

It’s hard to pin down the greatest thing about this clip. It could be the little boy’s adorable attempt to request Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. It...

Amazon Has Casually Patented An Airship To Dispatch Its Drones

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Tech

Amazon might have only just made its first commercial drone delivery, but it’s been drawing up plans for its flying parcel service for years. Now a ...

Amazon Has Donated £1.2m To Help 1,700 UK Charities

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK

Amazon has donated £1.2m worth of products to help over 1,700 UK charities this year as part of a community programme helping grassroots groups. The ...

Alexa And Me

Simon Sapper | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Tech
Simon Sapper

It has been a techy Christmas at the Sapper household. In amongst the DVDs, computer games and (for older family members) books, was a surprise gift f...

Last Posting Dates For Christmas 2016 And Delivery Deadlines For Argos, Tesco, Amazon, Asda And More

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK

If you’ve left your Christmas cards and gifts until the last minute, sadly you have just missed the final 1st and 2nd class and signed for posting d...

Amazon Vs. eBay: Humans In The Rise Of Retail Automation

Amelia Kallman | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech
Amelia Kallman

Online megastores, Amazon and eBay, are both experimenting with bringing their unique online models in-store. But these two digital retailers seem to have very different ideas about the role of humans in the future of their brand identity.

Crucial Unanswered Questions Remain In Amazon's Pre-Christmas UK Drone Delivery Announcement

Alan Mckenna | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech
Alan Mckenna

The fanfare announcement by Amazon that they have recently made their first successful delivery by drone to a customer in the UK, whilst it provided valuable pre-Christmas publicity for Amazon and its Prime Air delivery service, should not be allowed to hide some serious issues

Apple's Tim Cook Reveals Why He Agreed To Meet With Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Tech

Apple CEO Tim Cook has defended his decision to join tech leaders in a private meeting with US president-elect Donald Trump last week. In a message to...

Last Posting Dates For Christmas 2016 And Delivery Deadlines For Tesco, Argos, Amazon, Asda And More

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK

As we hurtle towards Christmas day the time window in which one can post last minute gifts and cards is ever-shrinking. The last 1st class and 1st cla...

Amazon Should Face An Inquiry After 'Exploitation' Claims, Veteran Labour MP Says

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK

Amazon is facing calls for an inquiry into working conditions in its warehouses after a series of damaging revelations prompted accusations of “abus...

Amazon Announces Fund For 700,000 School Breakfasts This Year

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK

Amazon has committed to funding 700,000 school breakfasts for over 3,800 children in the current academic year. The American retail giant will partner...

Amazon Unveils Checkout-Free Grocery Store In Seattle

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Tech

Amazon is continuing its advance into the physical retail sector with the launch of a checkout-free grocery store in Seattle. The shop uses computer ...

Amazon Echo Review: Finally, A Gadget We Actually Want To Talk To

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Tech

As a species we’re very particular about who, and what, we talk to. We’ll happily talk to each other, animals and to ourselves. We will even give ...

Sorry John Lewis, But Amazon Is Surprising Everyone With Its Powerful Christmas Ad

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK

Amazon has surprised thousands with a powerful Christmas advert showing the friendship between a Christian Vicar and a Muslim Imam. The American retai...