VW finally commits to dieselgate fix

It feels like Wolkswagen's emissions scandal happened a million years ago, and not a great deal has happened since then. Well, at long last, the European Commission say that VW have given a commitment to have all the affected vehicles sorted out, repaired, and everything by autumn 2017. That'd be cars in the EU, for…

Instagram lets you save drafts

Are you a big deal on Instagram? Are you fantastically small-fry but act like you're a major IG player anyway? Well, Instagram have got just the thing for you - you can now save posts as drafts, which means you can load up your account with photos and images, and fire them off when the…

Galaxy Note 7 to return to Europe

Samsung have been having an absolute nightmare over their exploding Galaxy Note 7 devices. Now that they've apologised, and sorted out the issues, they're planning on re-releasing the smartphone through Europe before the year is out. It is looking like November, if you're keen. Reviews of the phone have been pretty good, before they started…

Former Tesco directors plead 'not guilty'

Tesco's accounting fiasco is reaching the business end of things, as three former directors have been accused of acting in the interests of personal gain, and acting dishonestly, as they look at the charges of false accounting and fraud. While the company continues to try and turn things around after the £263 million (plus) scandal…

Yahoo finally confirm 500 million hack

We said that Yahoo! were going to confirm the massive data leak, and now they have finally got around to it. The huge breach saw a hacker making off with (at least) 500 million Yahoo accounts, and Yahoo! worryingly say that the breach was 'on behalf of a foreign government'. It's between three countries, who…

New £5 notes selling for £200

As you know, last week, the UK was introduced to the new polymer £5 note which will survive a wash, but don't test it to see if it'll tear - because it will, and you'll be a fiver down. However, you can make some money on your new bank note, as some people are forking…

More protection from bank scams, please

There's a financial scam every 15 seconds, and over at Which!!!, they're worried that there's not enough protection for those who fall foul of them. They say that those who have been conned out of money haven't got a legal right to get their money back from their banks, and as such, they've raised a…

More strikes at Southern

The service on Southern has been laughable for some time now, thanks in part to a number of strikes from disgruntled staff, and of course, the company's complete inability to get things done. And again, Southern Railway workers are going to strike again, piling on the misery for those who depend on the service. There'll…

Yahoo! to confirm data breach

Yahoo are ready to come clean about a data breach they suffered in 2012, that affected around 200 million people. Now, they've not confessed to anything yet, but a source close to the company said that the fall out from this could very well see government investigations taking place, and legal action. They referred to…

E.On pays £3.1m compensation

Energy vendors, E.On, are forking out a whopping £3.1 million in compensation after they routinely missed appointments with customers. They'll be giving £1.9 million to energy charities, and then doling out £1.2 million in compensation to affected customers. E.On have written to the people in question, and said sorry as well as informing them of…

Apple to buy McLaren?

Rumour has it that Apple are looking at buying out McLaren, which could mean we could see some plain white F1 cars that will force you to listen to a new U2 album, and will have an engine that sounds like Siri gurgling. It could be exciting. The Financial Times say they've got a number…

Should you be compensated for Windows 10?

By now, you will have either ignored Microsoft's plea to upgrade to Windows 10, or you'll have the new OS, and may even have the 'Anniversary Update', which is still rolling out. However, it isn't all straightforward - when is anything? The upgrade has bricked a number of people's computers, and there's calls for Microsoft…

New Google mobile on October 4th?

Google have been hinting that they were going to release their own smartphone, and now they've dropped the biggest hint yet, that one will be unleashed on the world on October 4th. In a rather vague teaser, Google announced that something will be happening on that date, with a shape that looks like a mobile…

EU roaming charges, scrapped

Remember when the European Commission said they were getting rid of roaming charges, and then introduced some nonsense 90 day limit? Well, they were yelled at by all and sundry, and went back to have a rethink. Now, they've given in to the pressure, and said that mobile roaming charges are going to be scrapped…

EasyJet pilots ‘overwhelmingly’ to strike

Pilots who work for EasyJet have voted 'overwhelmingly' in favour of a strike, even though the budget airline made a last ditch attempt to try and avoid industrial action. Pilots union BALPA said that the strike ballot closed with 96% of pilots agreeing to strike, which came about after complaints about EasyJet's shift patterns, which…