Uber 'panic button' on the way?

A number of people have a host of issues with Uber, and one that keeps cropping up is the safety of passengers who use the service. While drivers are vetted, some say that the company aren't doing enough. There's been cases, globally, of passengers being attacked or sexually assaulted by drivers, and Uber seem to…

Want to know what Facebook know about you?

The amount of data that Facebook have on their users is a huge concern for a lot of people, and indeed, some people aren't aware of just how much information the social network gathers up about everyone. Well, now you can find out what they know, through a Chrome extension. Facebook have been pretty secretive…

Have a headphone jack on your iPhone 7

If you want a headphone jack on your iPhone 7, and refuse to pay money for some new headphones, there's good news for you! Say hello to The Fuze, which is a case which adds in the ability to use 3.5mm headphones, and there's no need for unsightly adaptors or anything like that. It comes…

Samsung washing machines blowing up?

If Samsung think their headache over overheating/exploding Galaxy Note 7 devices is enough, then news that their washing machines are blowing up is going to tip them over the edge. This concerns the company's top-load washing machines, which have been produced in the last 5 years. A lawsuit was filed, which claimed that Samsung have…

No free meals for British Airways economy class

If you're looking forward to a complimentary meal on a short haul economy British Airways flight... firstly, that's very specific, and secondly, you can't have one. BA's economy passengers on short-haul journeys are going to have to pay for their meals, which are sandwiches supplied by Marks & Spencer. Any flight less than 5 hours…

Price comparison investigation due

Price comparison sites! The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) are coming for you, as they want to look at how you go about your business! The CMA want to make sure that price comparison sites are actually maximising the benefits for consumers, and they're going to air some grievances in the meantime. So what at…

Now Galaxy Note 7 phones are overheating?

Samsung have had a nightmare with the whole 'exploding battery' thing, concerning the Galaxy Note 7. Well, there's reports that they're overheating now. Will it ever end?! Over at the Wall Street Journal, they say that Samsung is “looking into consumer complaints" in the States and South Korea. It seems like people got replacement phones,…

BlackBerry smartphones RIP

It will come of no surprise to you, but now it is really official - BlackBerry have stopped making smartphones. Once upon a time, you couldn't move for kids clicking away on BBM, and politicians and business-people had very important calls to make on their BlackBerry phones. Not anymore. This comes after another quarterly loss,…

Create your own fancy Kit Kat

Kit Kats are great. They're one of the most reliable things on earth, and providing you're not boycotting Nestle as some are, then no-one says 'no' to four fingers of delight. Get your mind out of the gutter. Well, the good news with all that is the Kit Kat Chocolatory, which is a pop-up thing,…

Free public transport and coffee in October

If you read that headline and thought "FREE TUBE TRAVEL THROUGHOUT OCTOBER?! WOWEE!", then you've not been paying attention to how unyielding this world can be. However, free stuff is free stuff, and some of you will be able to travel on the London Underground for free, as well as get a free coffee... but…

Sainsbury's sales on the slide

They may have just announced one-hour bicycle delivery, but Sainsbury's sales are not great at the moment, falling for a second consecutive quarter. The supermarket says this is because of the drop in food prices. Chief executive Mike Coupe is optimistic though, saying that he's got a strategy which should mean that Sainsbury's "outperform our…

RBS pays £846m fine

RBS are going to pay $1.1 billion (that's £846 million to you) to settle National Credit Union Administration claims that they sold faulty mortgage-backed securities to American credit unions. This is the latest in a number of settlements which has seen banks paying huge amounts of money, from sales which related to the collapse of…

iPlayer is changing again

After the BBC told you that you have to own a TV licence to watch their iPlayer (or at least say you have one), now they're changing things up again. Auntie Beeb says that you'll have to sign-up for an account if you want to watch their catch-up service from 2017. Now, there's already around…

Facebook At Work - pestering you in the office

There's a number of passive-aggressive online platforms, designed to prod and poke you about work you've got to do, and gathering up work specific chat so it doesn't spill into your skives. There's Basecamp and Slack, and soon, there'll be Facebook At Work. Fully embracing the idea that no-one under the age of 30 wants…

Behold! The menu for sulking children!

Everyone hates children who sulk. Childless couples resent the noise they make, and parents also resent the caterwauling - but they've got used to it and learned how to zone it out. Children have excellent timing with sulks - crossing the road, school photos, and of course, meal time. One restaurant thought they'd have a…