Tax problems with pension freedom

New pension freedoms bring their own set of problems, and some people have been slapped with unexpected bills after unlocking some of their money from their savings. This is according to Citizens Advice, who add that some people are also looking at reductions in welfare thanks to the income they're getting after they release funds…

Best student broadband packages

Are you off to university soon? Is your pride and joy fleeing the coup, and vanishing into a world of studying, £2 cocktail pitchers, and dubious adult situations with deadbeats? Either way, students need internet connections, and a lot of contracts aren't best designed for someone who might only be in their shared house for…

HP unveil screen that people can't see

You may have read our headline literally, and thought 'what's the use of a screen you can't see?' Well, HP have come up with a laptop that is designed in such a way, that people sat near you won't be able to look at. Great news if you value a bit of privacy while you're…

Same day Click & Collect from Tesco

Tesco are going to be offering everyone a new same day Click & Collect service at around 300 of their shops, across the UK. To use this service, it will cost you £2 per slot if you're collecting between Monday and Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays, it'll cost you £3. And on Sunday, Tesco will…

Pokemon bath bomb! Catch 'em all!

If you've been swept up in Pokemon fever, dawdling in town centres with your phone looking to catch something that looks a bit like a tortoise, but has flames for a penis or something, you might want to take it to the bath. We're not talking about playing Pokemon Go in the tub, but rather,…

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Google go after pop-ups

Google go after pop-ups

Hate pop-ups on the internet? So do Google, and they're going to go to town on them. The pop-ups and interstitials that slow down your browsing time are going to see websites ranking lower on Google's search engine, because no-one really likes them. Of course, some sites make their money through these things, but the…

Virgin Media price hike - and what you can do

As we found out yesterday, it can be a rather lengthy affair trying to cancel your contract with Virgin Media. There's more bad news too, as Virgin Media are set to put their prices up, saying that customers are looking at monthly bills that will cost (up to) £3.49 extra, a month, from November. It…

Southern Rail strike in September

Another week, another Southern Rail problem. This time, it's strikes again, with workers saying that they're going to down tools in a 48 hour strike on 7th and 8th of September. This is thanks to the dispute over the role of guards that just won't go away, after the RMT union made their announcement. While…

All you need to know about Android Nougat

The latest version of Android is imminent, and they're sticking with their usual naming policy which focuses on sweets, if your teeth weren't itching enough already. Those with Nexus devices are going to start getting the roll-out today, and as you'd expect, there's a lot of new features and improvements. If you have a Nexus…

Sports Direct asked to ditch Mike Ashley

While most people are only interested in cheap trainers and sportswear when it comes to Sports Direct, there's still a soap opera bubbling away at the retailer. The company's working practices have come under a lot of fire from all angles, and now, the shareholders at Sports Direct are apparently being asked to block the…

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What's Google Duo about?

What's Google Duo about?

Internet giant, Google, have given us a video calling app called Duo, and has already eclipsed the mighty Pokémon Go in downloads. So what's it about? Well, it is a bit like Apple's FaceTime, if you want a very short answer. Of course, the majority of the world doesn't have an iPhone, so this is…

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Sony to release PS4 Slim

Sony to release PS4 Slim

Sony are busy bees at the moment, and the rumour mill is working overtime, as there's whispers about a handheld PlayStation device coming our way. There's going to be a meeting with the PlayStation crew in New York on September 7th, which of course, will be livestreamed so salivating hardcore gaming fans can get stuck…

Virgin Train strike in August

Another train strike is afoot, with workers on Virgin Trains East Coast to have three 24-hour strikes this month. And yes, that includes one on Bank Holiday Monday. Here's the dates for your diary - Virgin Train staff who are members of the RMT union are going to down tools from 03:00 on 19th, 26th…

Woman chains herself to EE shop in protest

How much do you hate your mobile provider? Are you counting down the days until your contract is up so you can leave them for pastures new? Well, one lady took it to the next level. She hates EE so much, that she went to one of their stores, and held a protest. She sat…

Royal Mail pension 'unaffordable'

Over 90,000 Royal Mail staff have been given a warning that their final pension is 'unaffordable', and may well be closed down. This is a worrying notion, as if it comes to be, other large companies might do the same. Staff have been written to, and have been told that their "gold-plated" pension scheme may…

Holidays to be more expensive, post Brexit

At the time of writing, the pound has fallen against the dollar, and house prices are all over the place, post Brexit. That's not a political judgement, rather, plain numbers. And there's more - the biggest travel company in the world - Tui - have said that the EU Referendum is going to make holidays…

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Deliveroo on strike

Deliveroo on strike

If you live in an area that has Deliveroo, you may have been enjoying food from your local restaurant without having to get dressed and leave the house. Very nice. However, if you're in London, you'll have a problem this week, as Deliveroo drivers have gone on strike over a pay row. So what's this…

Three scrapping roaming charges - but where?

As of September, Three are going to let their customers use their smartphones abroad overseas, without any extra costs. They've got 42 countries on their list, after the mobile operator extended their 'Feel At Home' service. Great news if you've booked a holiday this year. At the moment, you can use the 'Feel At Home'…

Rural areas still have awful broadband

Broadband news now, and people who live in rural areas are being shafted on broadband speed, still! They're only getting a fifth of the typical advertised broadband speed, which is going to pile pressure on the advertisements that are being run by broadband providers. The Local Government Association (LGA) has hit out against the speeds…

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Microsoft patch up flaws

Microsoft patch up flaws

There's been a number of security flaws that have been patched up by Microsoft, which should shore up a number of their products and services. They're doing monthly security releases, and the latest one features a patch for the Microsoft Edge browser and Internet Explorer. A bunch of Office products and Skype have been secured…