Patrick Steen

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Patrick has jumped on board as editor on Which? Conversation. In the past five years he's significantly grown the popularity of a number of websites. And though his journalism at Ripten and Adfero has previously focussed on technology and entertainment, Patrick's interests vary greatly and you'll find him writing under each of the Conversation categories. Patrick will take a very active role in nurturing Which? Convo's community, pushing the site's potential to empower us all through internet debate.

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EE announces price rise for loyal customers

by , Conversation Editor Technology 8 April 2014
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EE has announced a 2.7% price rise for EE, T-Mobile and Orange customers who signed before Ofcom’s new rules came into effect. Have you been contacted by EE about a price rise? (more about EE's price rise...)

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Your view: can you be too old for new tech?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 5 April 2014
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Paper speech bubble men

There was a debate on Which? Conversation that recently piqued my interest. It was on whether new gadgets, like smartwatches, were of interest to people over the age of 60... (your comments this week...)

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I have no time for smartwatches

by , Conversation Editor Technology 2 April 2014
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Sony Smartwatch 2

There’s been a lot of talk of smartwatches, but as much as they might make me look like Inspector Gadget, I’m not buying. I’m not buying any of the arguments for them, nor will I be buying any from the shops. (more about smartwatches...)

7 people have joined in this Conversation

Broadband speed limit planned for a fairer internet for all

by , Conversation Editor Technology 1 April 2014
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The UK’s biggest ISPs are planning to introduce a broadband speed limit in order to redistribute faster speeds to those who need it. Do you think broadband speeds should be more fairly distributed? (more about rural broadband...)

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Your view: Amazon Prime’s price changes

by , Conversation Editor Technology 9 March 2014
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Amazon Prime’s price hike was the controversial talking point of the week, with customers complaining about paying £30 extra to access film streaming they don’t necessarily want... (your view on Amazon Prime...)

9 people have joined in this Conversation

Crackdown on sites masquerading as government services

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 4 March 2014
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More than 200 comments have been made on our Conversation about copycat websites. These misleading websites have left some of you up to £1,000 out of pocket. The good news is that something is being done. (more about copycat websites...)

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Your view: are estate agent fees fair?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 28 February 2014
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Animation of an estate agent board

Our estate agents debate was the big talking point this week, with comments from both house buyers and sellers, as well as estate agents themselves. Here’s a round up of what went down. (more about estate agents...)

6 people have joined in this Conversation

Do you swear at self-service checkouts?

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 23 February 2014
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Self-service checkout

Frustration with self-service checkouts has led to a third of British shoppers swearing at these machines. Have you reached the end of your tether with a self-service checkout? (more about self-service checkouts...)

52 people have joined in this Conversation

Next website still confusing shoppers

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 21 February 2014
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Next account card and directory

Shopping online with Next can still lead to credit problems, despite changing its site after our previous investigation, where we revealed it automatically set up credit accounts if your card was declined... (more about Next...)

10 people have joined in this Conversation

Would you pay extra for super-fast fibre optic broadband?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 12 February 2014
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Fibre optics

If you’re looking for faster internet speeds, fibre optic could be the way to go. However, this can cost a pretty penny over your everyday ADSL connection. Would you pay extra for fibre, and if so, how much? (more about fibre optic broadband...)

9 people have joined in this Conversation

The BT phone scam continues…

by , Conversation Editor Technology 5 February 2014
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Red landline phone

The BT phone scam doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. Like the Microsoft scam, an ‘engineer’ informs you that your computer is running slowly and then tries to convince you to hand over money to fix it. (more about BT phone scam...)

14 people have joined in this Conversation

Your view: O2′s mid-contract price hike

by , Conversation Editor Technology 31 January 2014
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O2 and Fixed Means Fixed

O2 is increasing prices for new and existing customers alike. An RPI price rise of 2.7% on pay-monthly contracts will hit customers in March 2014. Here’s a round-up of O2 customers’ views on the hike. (your comments about O2's price rise...)

16 people have joined in this Conversation

Are Sony Xperia Z phones cracking by themselves?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 28 January 2014
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Cracked smartphone

Phone screens cracking by themselves? Sounds spooky, but that’s what we’ve heard from some Sony Xperia Z customers. The question is whether Sony’s fixing phones for free under warranty. (more about Sony Xperia phones...)

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