Pet warning for Finding Dory fans

If you're looking forward to taking your child to watch Finding Dory, or indeed, are worried for your sanity in what might end up being a children's film version of Memento, starring a forgetful fish, you need a heads-up. Why? Well, it is common for people to watch a film that stars an animal, and…

Which apps are draining your battery?

Battery life on your smartphone is something that concerns most people, because we're all messing around on our phones with such great frequency. If you want to get more out of your battery life, then there's a bunch of apps that you might want to cut down on, as they're the biggest drain around. There's…

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Furby is back for Christmas

Furby is back for Christmas

Remember Furbies? With their dead eyes and robot beaks? Well, they're back and they're already being hyped up as a must-have Christmas present. And they're not cheap. If you're thinking of getting your child one, you might need to start saving now. Of course, this is 2016, so Furby comes with a few changes this…

Starbucks to dress staff like hipsters

Do you get your coffee from the local hipster joint, where lads have beard that take 45 minutes to comb, and ladies with glasses more expensive than your entire wardrobe? Well, Starbucks want to get in on that action, and have updated their dress code so it looks a bit more 'bespoke', even if the…

BT offer partial split to regulators

The chairman of BT, Sir Mike Rake, doesn't want to see BT and Openreach being split up by authorities. So, in an attempt to stop this from happening, he's had an idea. BT have suggested that they could set up an independent board and chairman to run Openreach, in a bid to appease BT's rivals…

Catch 'em all with this Pokemon Go phone case

Pokémon Go has dominated the mobile world this last week, leaving people pottering around outside, trying to catch pretend rats through their smartphone cameras. In the game, you have to throw Pokéballs at them, and if you can curl your shot, you get more points. Of course, this is a skill move which is tricky,…

FCA find mis-selling in insurance

The PPI mis-selling scandal has dogged the banking world for a long time now, and bothered everyone with a variety of spam messages and mithering claims companies. You can of course, follow our guide and make your own PPI claims for free. Now, it looks like we might have another mis-selling scandal, thanks to the…

Banking apps on the up, as payment via apps goes up by 54%

Banking apps on smartphones are surging in popularity in the UK, with payments via mobile going up by 54% in 2015, with a value of £347 million. It isn't surprising really, as more and more people have smartphones than ever before. Of course, desktop banking can be a slight faff, remembering passwords and the like,…

Sports Direct like 'a Victorian warehouse'

Sports Direct have been under a lot of scrutiny for a while now, thanks to the way their staff have been treated. A parliamentary inquiry has added to all this, saying the Mike Ashley has been running the company like a Victorian workhouse, making a business from a model that treats workers “without dignity or…

McDonald's fall foul of 'invent your own burger' scheme

When things are put to the public, people start getting mischievous. When Man City asked the public to name one of their stands, everyone chose player Colin Bell, hoping there'd be a 'Colin Bell End'. Asking the public to come up with a name for a research boat, the people who posed the question soon…

Nivea's seagull that craps on you

With the sun out, there'll be a lot of people making sure that you've got suncream on. Of course, not everyone likes wearing it, either through a need to act hard, or because the feeling of cream on your skin makes you a bit nauseous. Well, Nivea came up with a novel solution to this…

Switching sites shouldn't hide deals say MPs

Remember the CMA saying that switching and comparison sites should be able to 'hide' deals? They argued that this would somehow promote competition, despite the fact everything points to the contrary. Well, MPs have disagreed with the watchdog, saying that price comparison websites hiding energy deals that don't earn them commission should be rejected. The…

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Hermes deliver snark to mum

Hermes deliver snark to mum

We've all been there - we've stayed in to collect a parcel, and find a 'sorry you were out' card, which must have been slipped through the letter box silently, as you waited for your goods. With that being the case, it is difficult to side with delivery people, even though most of them are…

Warning over Tesco's super-hot chillis

Some people like pain. They actively seek it out. Their lives must be pretty safe to have to introduce actual danger into their routines. Some like pain 'in the evening', while some do martial arts. Others, meanwhile, like to EAT PAIN. And so, to the kind of special lunatic that likes to put vicious chilli…

What to do when buying a secondhand car

There's been an upsurge in secondhand cars being clocked, which can be dangerous, and is basically fraud. There's calls for the EU proposed ban on this activity to be retain under law in the UK, but until such a thing comes to pass, there's some things you can do yourself to make sure you're buying…

Best bicycles for under £300

If you've been watching the Tour de France, and wanting to get in on the cycling action, but don't have a load of money to blow on it, we can help. Of course, buying a bike is quite a personal thing, and most people will suggest trying one out before purchasing, but frankly, some people…

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Nintendo offer the Mini-NES

Nintendo offer the Mini-NES

Nintendo are doing rather well with Pokemon Go, and they're hoping to ride the good fortune with the decent looking stocking-filler, the Mini NES. While Sony and Microsoft are ramping things up with some serious hardware, with the PlayStation 4 Neo and the Xbox One S, Nintendo are keeping things light and breezy. You'll be…

Lidl school uniform for under £4

School uniforms can be irritatingly pricey, especially if you have more than one child in the house and they all insist on continuing to grow. Well, Lidl are potentially kicking off a price war, as they're launching a school uniform that will cost £3.75! For your money, you get a pack of two polo shirts,…

Is it really illegal to share your Netflix password?

Have you got a Netflix account, but you don't mind sharing your password with other people because you don't watch it constantly? Well, some people are looking at making the sharing of a password such as this, illegal. That's not just for Netflix either - it would also count against Spotify, Amazon Prime, Now TV,…

Pokemon Go privacy issues cleared up

Nintendo have got a shot in the arm, getting a £5.8 billion boost thanks to the wild success of Pokemon Go, which has seen people playing a game that requires you to walk around with your mobile, look through your camera, and catch characters. That was a sly recap for ancient people who say they…