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…

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…

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,…

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BlackBerry smartphones RIP

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,…

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…

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RBS pays £846m fine

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…

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iPlayer is changing again

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…

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Amazon take on Etsy

Amazon take on Etsy

Amazon are taking on Etsy and the like, in a bid to sell you handmade jewellery, cards, candles, and all that other stuff that you either think is lovely, or horribly twee. They've got a new section called 'Handmade at Amazon', which they reckon will show off over 30,000 unique products made by artisan craft…

Sainsbury's launch one-hour delivery!

One-hour delivery is a hot-thing in the world of retail, with Amazon leading the way. Now, Sainsbury's are getting in on the action, and launching their own service. The supermarket have developed an app called Chop Chop, and through it, you'll be able to order (up to) 20 items which will be delivered from your…

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£5m fine for Alton Towers

£5m fine for Alton Towers

Merlin Attractions, the owner of Alton Towers, have been fined £5 million over the accident on The Smiler ride, which saw two people on the attraction having leg amputations, and fourteen other injuries. The company admitted to offences concerning health and safety at Stafford Crown Court. At the hearing, the court heard that an engineer…

BooHoo's bargain fashion sees profits spike

BooHoo.com are having a rip-roaring time of it, watching their profits rocketing in the first half of 2016. Discounts have been a big plus for the company, and that's going to be a large part of the company's strategy, according to joint chief executive Carol Kane. "We have invested a lot in price and promotions…

Portable ZX Spectrum out in October

ZX Spectrum fans have had a lot to be giddy about in recent years, and now, the best news of all - the portable version of the classic computer is going to get released next month. The Vega+ is a handsome looking thing, and will come with 1,000 games, and will set you back around…

Virgin Trains strike imminent

Workers on Virgin Trains East Coast are going to be staging a 24-hour strike next week. As you'd expect, this is a quarrel about jobs and working conditions. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union are going to down tools on October 3rd. There was going to be a strike in August, but it…

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£300m Aldi investment in UK

£300m Aldi investment in UK

The UK wing of Aldi has announced that they're going to invest a whopping £300 million into their stores, after notching up a 12% increase in sales, which raked in a massive £7.7 billion in 2015. There's currently 785 Aldi stores in the UK and Ireland, and there's going to be 70 more in 2017,…

Please don't drill your iPhone 7

The headphone jack has gone missing from the iPhone 7, which means users will either have to buy some new headphones that transmit your tunes via bluetooth, or you'll have to get an adaptor. Whatever you do, don't fall for a prank that's doing the rounds, and drill a hole into your Apple phone. Of…