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Tricksters pretend ice cubes in parcels are iPads (plan melts)

Two men hatch a risky ruse. They decide to pack ice cubes into parcels and insure them as if they were iPads. The idea is to collect the insurance money when the "iPads" aren't delivered.

By August 12, 2013


Amazon to introduce parcel pickup in the UK

Amazon will be introducing parcel pickup in around 5000 locations across the UK, courtesy of a parternship with courier service Collect+.

By August 20, 2012


New bill approaches patent reform 'part and parcel'

A bill introduced in the House and the Senate this week aims to improve patent law by creating more judicial expertise on the subject.

By January 23, 2009


Amazon to let U.K. customers pick up orders from local shops

The e-commerce giant begins a trial scheme to give U.K. consumers more shopping options by delivering parcels to small retail stores around the country.

By August 17, 2012


Stick 'em up: Samsung YP-U1 and YP-U2

Two little parcels of electronic joy, or two fudged fingers? We take a first look at the new Samsung YP-U1 and YP-U2 MP3 player sticks. Will they prosper, or wither and die?

By March 31, 2006


Amazon begins Sunday delivery in UK and US this month

Amazon will this month begin delivering items on Sunday to Amazon customers in the UK.

By November 11, 2013


How to track your packages with Android

Waiting around for a package to be delivered? With package-tracking Android apps, it's safe to go outdoors again.

By December 8, 2011


Amazon Kindle price cut by a tenner to £59

Amazon's knocked a tenner off the Kindle, dropping the price of the excellent ebook reader to £59 for a limited time.

By January 30, 2014


Amazon will ship packages before you buy them, patent says

Amazon has patented a system whereby it sends out packages to nearby your house before you've even bought them, to cut delivery times.

By January 18, 2014