BT put up price of landline, broadband, calls and TV

If you're a customer of BT, which millions of people are, you are looking at a number of price hikes as the telco puts up their costs for the second time in 12 months. If you have a standard broadband and unlimited anytime call package, it is going to cost you around £43 more per…

The Dyson airblade for your hair!

A Dyson vacuum cleaner is a posh thing to have, and if you're down the pub, a Dyson airblade is an absolute joy when drying your hands, compared to those rattly old metal things. Well, Dyson have been looking at your hair, and have come up with a new hair-dryer. The beauty gadget is called…

App to tell you what size you are in different shops

If you shop in women's clothes stores, you can have a nightmare finding clothes that fit you, thanks to the women's fashion industry, and their 'free jazz' approach to labelling their clothes. What is a Size 8 in one shop, can be a 10 in another, and a 6 in another. It's wildly infuriating. This…

Google, Ford, Uber - the coalition of self-driving cars

Google, Uber, and the Ford Motor Company, are teaming up to form a coalition to push for self-driving cars, along with Volvo and Lyft. The coalition is called Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets. It doesn't make for a great acronym. We would have gone for something like 'Autonomous Safe Street Hitech Action Team'. Anyway, the…

Solar panels from IKEA

IKEA are branching out from flat pack furniture and soft furnishings. Not only are they offering a typically minimal bicycle, they're also going to be offering everyone solar panels. For starters, people who shop at the IKEA in Glasgow, Birmingham and Lakeside will be able to buy these. By the end of summer, they'll be…

Traffic warden gives ticket to giant foot

Looking at this image, you could be forgiven for thinking you're looking at a Monty Python joke. Alas, this is the news of a traffic warden giving a ticket to someone driving a massive human foot. As you can see, our intrepid motorist is also sporting a lovely crash helmet and a very fetching silver…

Has Spotify been hacked or not?

Music subscription service Spotify seems to have been hacked, with user details and passwords appearing on Pastebin. Hundreds of account details have appeared online. This was reported by TechCrunch, who found the private details on Pastebin, and then got in touch with a bunch of users they identified in the leak, to see if they'd…

Paramount to build massive theme park in UK

If you've ever looked at peoples' holiday snaps when they've been to a Disney theme park, or Universal Studios, and turned green with envy, don't worry yourself, because it looks like the UK is getting its own thing! Paramount wants to throw £2 billion on building a huge theme park, which is apparently double the…

Shell show off ultra-efficient car

While you might know Shell as an oil company, they've been at the drawing board and coming up with a car of their very own. They recent showed off their new, ultra-efficient city car, which opens up at the front like those funny old bubble cars. Shell reckon that this little motor uses up to…

Barclays first quarter profits drop 25%

Tough times at Barclays - they've reported a 25% fall in pre-tax profits to £793m for the first quarter of 2016. That's down from £1.1bn for the same period last year, with the bank noting that operating costs and bad loans had gone up. Barclays are being given something of an overhaul by new boss…

BeautifulPeople.com gets hacked!

A dating site called BeautifulPeople.com has been hacked, with the data of 1.1 million people being leaked online. Reports say that the site was hacked in November, with details such as people's income, addresses, private messages, email addresses, phone numbers, and sexual preferences being swiped in the process. Forbes report that this information has been…

Asda to be tackled over multi-buy deals

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) are going to publicly criticise Asda in relation to the 'super complaint' that has been taken up with the supermarket, over their pricing tactics. According to Sky, the CMA have contacted Asda, and asked them to give them their word, in writing, that they're going to stop promotions like…

Nintendo NX - release date March 2017

So, Nintendo have finally said when their new console is coming out! The games company announced that the Nintendo NX will be out March 2017, and that's for everywhere in the world. Through a financial release, Nintendo said: "For our dedicated video game platform business, Nintendo is currently developing a gaming platform codenamed 'NX' with…

Fiat Chrysler recall a million vehicles

The world of motoring is having a nightmare at the moment, given the mess surrounding the Volkswagen and Mitsubishi emissions scandals. Toyota have also been having a difficult time too, with loads of recalls for various reasons. Now, it is the turn of Fiat Chrysler, who have had to recall over 1.1 million cars and…

M&S sale - items from £1

In case you didn't know, Marks & Spencer having a big sale, where you can get 50% off fashion, items for the home, and children's clothing. There's everything from bedding, sofas, mattresses, and wardrobes in the homeware sale, so it is definitely worth a look. You can also get underwear at a sale price of…