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Captain Morgan ad, banned

Captain Morgan ad, banned

Alcohol - it makes you better looking, more witty, a superior dancer, and of course, gives you the confidence to actually believe the aforementioned things you've told yourself. Confidence you say? Careful now, as a television advert for Captain Morgan rum has been told off for that precise reason. Featuring a boat party and a…

Southern Rail to reinstate services

The thundering mess that is Southern Rail is trundling back into action, and reckon that passengers will notice less delays and cancellations over the next few weeks. Southern Rail customers, feel free to snort in derision any time you feel like it. The train company is planning to reinstate over a hundred services - a…

Pokemon land at Build-a-Bear!

Pokemon is a hot, hot topic right now, and you'll be able to catch some at Build-a-Bear! The soft toy vendors already have the 'build-your-own' Pikachu, and now, you'll also be able to get your paws on your own Eevee, at stores in the UK, as well as Canada and the United States of America.…

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Amazon launch Dash

Amazon launch Dash

We've been going on about it in the past, but Amazon Dash is finally here, which gives you the chance to push little buttons so you can buy nappies and dishwasher tablets. It doesn't sound too exciting put like that, but this is all part of the Internet Of Things, which is meant to make…

TFL introduce badges for people with disabilities

Some people are under the assumption that disabilities and illnesses have to be seen to be believed, which is bad news if you're someone who looks fine, but in actual fact, you have symptoms from your illness that cause cognitive dysfunctions, dizziness, debilitating pain, and anything else it throws at you. If, for example, you've…

Apple to launch something on 7/7

Apple are up to something. They're going to be holding an event on 7 September. As ever, Apple are being coy about the whole thing, but it looks like it'll concern the launch of the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch 2. The tech giant - shy with the tax, apparently - usually hold their…

Sainsury's to trial 'slow shopping'

If you're an old person, or are a vulnerable shopper, Sainsbury's have hit on an idea. 'Slow shopping' for those who like to pick up their groceries themselves, but can't handle the hustle and bustle of a regular supermarket experience. This is thanks to Katherine Vero, who came up with the idea when her mum…

Apple to be fined billions over tax?

Apple and Ireland have had an interesting relationship when it comes to paying tax, and as a result of this, the tech behemoth is looking at a fine which could end up in the billions. There are claims that Apple have had preferential treatment from Ireland, and now, they could be asked to pay it…

The latest with BHS and Philip Green

This weekend, the last of the BHS stores closed their doors for good, being the latest famous name to disappear from the UK's high street. After 88 years in business, BHS went under in circumstances which weren't exactly great. Of course, a shop vanishing isn't going to affect too many shoppers who have options elsewhere,…

No Man's Sky refunds - what's going on?

There's been a bit of a kerfuffle concerning refunds with the PS4 game, No Man's Sky. Gamers have been trying to get refunds on the game on Steam and PS4. Some people didn't like the way the game ended, while others were just being cheeky and aiming for refunds after playing it for ages. The…

Probe into WhatsApp and Facebook?

We told you that WhatsApp would be sharing your data with Facebook, and how to stop that from happening. Well, it seems that this move has not been well received, unsurprisingly. Regulators are going to look into WhatsApp's plans to share users' information with Facebook, after the messaging app said that they'd updated their privacy…

Apple to take on/copy Snapchat

Apple are apparently looking at making a new app, which deals mostly in video. They're looking at taking on Snapchat and Instagram, basically. Seeing as Instagram outright copied Snapchat with their 'Stories' feature, it wouldn't be a surprise if Apple are looking at the service for a bit of success. You'll be able to take…

33 Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquitos to close

The group that owns Frankie & Benny's and Chiquitos are going to close 33 restaurants. Seems no-one liked their new menu that they launched, after it was blamed for the drop in sales. The imaginatively named Restaurant Group has seen their share value dropping too, by a whopping 40%, and former boss of Paddy Power…

Uber to let you book in advance

Uber are offering a new thing, where you can book journeys (up to) 30 days in advance. Now, for the moment, it is only happening in That London, but if it proves to be successful in the capital, then it will surely get rolled out across the rest of the Uber towns. Now, in a…

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McDonald's recall Step-It

McDonald's recall Step-It

McDonald's have issued a product recall on millions of Step-It fitness trackers, which were given away with Happy Meal. There's reports of skin irritation and burns from over 70 people, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). "The recalled wristbands can cause skin irritation or burns to children," the CPSC said on their website.…

WhatsApp to share your number with Facebook

WhatsApp have tinkered with their terms and conditions, which means they'll now be sharing your number with Facebook. Of course, the messaging app is owned by Facebook, so this isn't exactly surprising. WhatsApp would like you to know that this doesn't mean your messages aren't encrypted anymore - they assure us that everything will still…

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…