Pokemon Go to show you 'Nearby'

You may have been stuck behind someone dawdling in the street because they're too engrossed in Pokemon Go and wanted to slay them in the street, but the popularity of the app remains! And there's going to be some improvements, which will thrill 'trainers', as Niantic Labs are issuing some updates, which is going see…

Union offer to suspend Southern rail strike

We all know that everything concerning Southern Rail is a complete mess at the moment, and the latest strike wasn't filling passengers with any hope. There's a glimmer of brightness though, as the five-day strike could be suspended on Thursday and Friday. That's if Southern agree to new talks, without pre-conditions, say the RMT union.…

Facebook to sidestep adblockers

Adblockers are a real problem in 2016. Publishers are losing money because of them, but at the same time, you can see why people use them because some online adverts are so intrusive. With that, Facebook are throwing their weight around, and have started bypassing adblockers on their desktop version. Use of adblockers has shot…

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Eurostar staff to strike

Eurostar staff to strike

Eurostar staff are going to strike for seven days, according to the RMT union. Of course, this is going to affect a number of people who are travelling to France for their holidays this summer. Staff are downing tools from 00:01 BST on 12 August until 23.59 BST on 15 August. There's going to be…

Vodafone to scrap line-rental

Vodafone have said that they're getting rid of line rental charges for new and upgrading home broadband customers in the UK. What does that actually mean? Well, immediately, you'll not see an £18-a-month charge for it on your bill if you've committed yourself to an 18-month contract. You'll still have a landline connection and number,…

Supermarket deals on junk, not health

The supermarkets of the UK have been heavily criticised for failing to run price promotions on healthy food, instead, cutting the price of sugary junk food and the like. Which!!! found that supermarkets had more promotions on less healthy food and drink, and are now asking businesses to fight obesity. After looking at their figures…

Hail the worst parking spaces of 2016

Everyone loves complaining about the state of the roads in the UK, be it pot-holes, bizarre signage, or bike lanes that are barely the length of an adult bicycle. Another thing everyone likes griping about is parking, and we're seeing the two worlds collide in a glorious fashion, with perhaps the worst parking spots of…

Playstation Neo to drop in September

Sony look like they'll be releasing the PlayStation Neo (or, the PlayStation 4K if you prefer) in September. It looks like Sony are going after the Christmas shopping money, and it could be a double-win for gaming fans, as the release of the new PlayStation could see a drop in price for other things. Basically,…

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Digital shake-up for banks

Digital shake-up for banks

The banks of the UK aren't exactly trusted by consumers, and with that, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have brought about new measures to shake things up. The CMA have said that banks need to improve their mobile services, as well as making it easier for people to switch. Another big bit of news…

Pension case brought against Lloyds

There's trouble with the Lloyds Banking Group, and this isn't about shares and PPI scandals - this time, they're getting in legal trouble over the pensions they give their staff. The Lloyds Trade Union, numbering 30,000 members, are starting to take action against the bank about a problem which could cost big UK companies £20…

Android bug for 900 million phones?

Android users, be warned! There's some serious security flaws that could compromise your phone, and allow criminals to get at your phone's data. And it could hit 900 million Android devices, which is a whopper of a number. The bugs were found by Checkpoint researchers, who were looking at software running on chipsets which were…

Delta flights down over systems crash

The American airline, Delta, has suspended departing flights across the globe after they suffered a massive problem with their system. The company tweeted: "Customers should check the status of their flight before heading to the airport while the issue is being addressed." Naturally, Delta are doing their best to get everything sorted, and inbound flights…

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Southern strike is go

Southern strike is go

Another week, another problem at Southern Rail. Beleaguered passengers are looking at more headaches, as they look at the prospect of a five-day strike, which has kicked off over working conditions. That said, Southern's service has been so notoriously poor, that most people won't be able to tell the difference during the strike. There's bickering…

Amazon Dash hits UK, for speak 'n 'shopping

If you're a UK customer with Amazon Fresh, you can now get the voice controlled gadget which will add products to your online baskets. It is called Amazon Dash, and you can scan barcodes for your favourite products, or simply speak into it, and add things to your orders. You can get it for free…

Ofgem probe SSE pre-pay meters

Energy watchdog, Ofgem, have launched an investigation into SSE's pre-payment meter processes. Why? Well, they're looking into concerns that have arisen over the energy company's approach to switching customers to their pre-payment tariffs. In particular, Ofgem are looking at the impact of SSE's processes regarding people who are in a vulnerable situation, and whether the…

Watch out for the £20 iTunes scam

If you are someone who uses iTunes, you need to keep an eye out for a scam email that's doing the rounds, which are being sent to people with the claim that they've been charged over £20 to download a song. The email claims to be from Apple, which of course it isn't, and it…

Parents to pay for reserved Ryanair seats

Children on planes are a source of great fun, or/and irritation. With that in mind, Ryanair have made an announcement. The budget airline says that they've got plans to make parents travelling with their children under 12, pay for reserved seating. This will come into play from 1 September, and basically, it is a move…

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British Gas profits fall

British Gas profits fall

British Gas have seen their profits fall by 7% in the first half of the year, thanks in part to almost 400,000 customers switching energy suppliers. As previously reported, people are looking more toward independent energy suppliers, rather than going with the big guns. Centrica, the owner of British Gas, said that their UK home…

5,000 jobs to be created with McDonald's

If you're looking for a job, McDonald's has said that they're going to be creating 5,000 new jobs in the UK by the end of 2017. This is in addition to 8,000 new positions that they spoke about in 2014. Basically, the jobs are coming from new restaurants that are being opened, and extended opening…

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Lloyds to close 200 branches

Lloyds to close 200 branches

The Lloyds Banking Group has announced that they're going to close 200 branches, and with that, go 3,000 jobs as well across the UK. To add to the cheerful news, they also announced that they're looking at cutting interest rates following the UK's EU Referendum. All-in-all, they're looking at saving £400 million in the process.…