It's Surprisingly Useful to Get a 12-Fact Recap About Amazon

Last Sunday Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon was doing early R&D on delivery drones. And whether it was a legitimate revelation or more of a marketing ploy, the idea of Amazon drones burrowed quickly and deeply into the cultural consciousness. Read More >>

AAA+++ TOP BUYER Feedback For New 1-Hour Delivery eBay Plans

Twiddling your thumbs while your await the eBay delivery of your new "TAXIDERMY LARGE DOG FACE BAT SKELETON BAT" could soon become a thing of the past, as a new start-up purchase by the online auction house sees it planning to bring a 1-hour delivery service to the UK. Read More >>

Pneumatic Tubes Are Working Their Way Back Into the Pipeline

You might think of pneumatic tubes as an arcane means of pushing letters around big buildings — but there's a quiet revolution in the pipeline which could see them challenging digital communication, at least some of the time. Read More >>

Drones Could Replace Eager Youths On Paper Routes (Updated)

Innovation in newspaper delivery techniques hasn't really seemed like a priority in a while because of the whole death of print thing and whatever. But since drones categorically improve all situations, a local French postal service is turning paper routes into air routes. Read More >>

RFID Parcel Sensor Knows If Your Delivery Has Been Dropped

When I was a Christmas postman, many years ago, some of the bored guys in the sorting office's loading bay liked to play a boisterous game of "catch" when parcels marked "video recorder" and "fragile" arrived. How they guffawed when one landed in the bottom of a skip with a sickening crunch, ruining somebody's Christmas. Read More >>

This Emergency Condom Delivery App Is the Reason Why Smartphones Were Invented

When you look down at your smartphone and think about how much it has made your life easier and better, you'll probably think about how the Internet is at your fingertips, or how you can share filtered photos with friends, or send texts without ever having to speak to anyone. You'll probably think that's why the smartphone was invented. You'd be wrong. The reason we have smartphones? For an emergency condom delivery app. Read More >>

Cheap Amazon Next-Day Delivery to a Locker Near You Is Your Christmas-Sorted Deal of the Day

As Christmas hurtles towards us like an amphetamine-fuelled pit pony, more and more of us will be ordering stuff from the virtual treasure trove that is Amazon. But if we're out at work or frolicking in sand dunes all day, actually getting your goodies could be tricky. Read More >>

Amazon to Deliver Parcels to Over 5,000 Cornershops

Amazon has stepped up its game, allowing you to pick up your orders from over 5,000 cornershops and newsagents up and down the country, further blurring the line of being just another online retailer. Read More >>

Could We Soon See a Digital Switchoff as TV Heads Entirely Online?

A Lords committee looking into the future of delivering telly to our houses has put out the idea that terrestrial TV broadcasts should eventually be replaced by an entirely internet-based network, requiring confused old people to adjust their televisions once again. Read More >>

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What If Amazon Did Yesterday Shipping?

Recent news suggests that Amazon is planning to launch same-day shipping in the US, a first for online retail and perhaps the end of local stores as we know them. But what if Amazon worked out how to bend physics and developed yesterday shipping? Read More >>

Evian's New Home Delivery Lets the Naive Order Water With a Wireless Fridge Magnet

Possibly taking a cue from Red Tomato's pizza-ordering magnet, Evian will soon be introducing a bottled water delivery service in France that allows customers to place an order from its own Wi-Fi-connected fridge adornment. Read More >>

Less Than Safe Last Night? Don't Worry, Emergency Contraception Can Now Be Delivered Straight to Your Desk

There’s not much worse than the sinking feeling the morning after you’ve done the dirty and realised that you weren’t quite as safe as you should have been. That’s were most turn to the morning-after pill, but how do you get it when you’re stuck in work all day? Never fear, DrEd’s new "pill-by-bike" service will deliver right to your desk. Read More >>

Ever Wished You Could Get a 90-Minute Tech Takeaway?

We’ve all been there. You just have to have that piece of tech right now, or you desperately need a new cable to hook up your monster sound system pre-party. But where do you get it if you just can’t be arsed to leave the house? Amazon’s no good, that takes a day, how about Maplin? It’s touting a fast new 90-minute delivery to the home service from the moment you click your mouse. Read More >>

Christmas Cancelled for 100s of Sainsbury's and Fortnum & Mason Shoppers

A few customers relying on online delivery services for their Christmas shopping now find themselves relying on beans and cornflakes to get through the festive period, thanks to IT failures at posh shop F&M and supermarket chain Sainsbury's. Read More >>

Vodafone Screws Up Online Pre-Order Deliveries Behind Credit Check Hell

While most of us Brits who actually wanted an iPhone 4S already have them in our grubby little mits, some Vodafone online pre-orderers are still waiting. Seems Voda's struggling to get them shipped out. Read More >>


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