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International trade must be fairer to stop the Great British rip-off

by , Chief Executive Technology 22 July 2014
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ripoff

Have you noticed that tech products often seem to be more expensive in the UK than, say, the US? Our chief executive Peter Vicary-Smith says Brits are still unnecessarily paying over the odds for some goods. (read more about unfair costs...)

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PC repair companies: are they the ones that need fixing?

by , Technology Researcher Technology 20 July 2014
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laptoprepairs

What are the chances of getting your data back and laptop working for a reasonable price at the hands of high street repair experts at Apple, The Carphone Warehouse and PC World? Not great... (read more about PC repair...)

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Fools of Duty: are gamers being deceived?

by , Guest Writer Technology 18 July 2014
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Watch Dogs

In 2012 Ubisoft presented one of its newest games, Watch Dogs. But when it was released in 2014, the game wasn't the same. In this guest post, Henry Dyer asks whether gamers are being let down by publishers. (read more about deceived gamers...)

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Liam: Microsoft’s Xbox One is the console to buy

by , Conversation Editor Technology 11 July 2014
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Xbox One

Which current generation video game console should win your hard-earned cash? Here’s Liam of Xbox Mad on why you should go for Microsoft’s Xbox One over Sony’s PlayStation 4. (more about the Xbox One...)

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Jem: Sony’s PlayStation 4 is the console for you

by , Conversation Editor Technology 11 July 2014
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PS4

Which current generation video game console should win your hard-earned cash? Here’s Jem Alexlander, freelance video game writer, to argue that Sony’s PS4 is the console of choice. (more about the PlayStation 4...)

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Is technology now a natural part of growing up?

by , Guest Author Technology 7 July 2014
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Children using gadgets on sofa

Now more than ever, technology is playing a huge part in our daily lives. But while technology can be a means of learning, is it preventing children from being children? (more about tech and kids...)

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Steer clear of mobile phone bill shock this summer

by , Consumer Rights Producer Technology 30 June 2014
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Mobile roaming

Have you ever come back from a relaxing holiday only to be hit with a huge phone bill? One in six people who have used their mobile phone abroad in the last year feel your pain... (more on bill shock...)

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Mobile phone providers are failing to communicate effectively

by , Chief Executive Technology 24 June 2014
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Mobile phone cartoon

After paying for mobile phone insurance twice over with Carphone Warehouse, our chief executive Peter Vicary-Smith says it’s time mobile phone providers learnt about the art of communication themselves. (more about phone insurance...)

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Pat and Rob on the case for free mobile unlocking

by , Conversation Editor Technology 10 June 2014
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Unlock Better Mobile Deals logo

In under two weeks, more than 17,500 people have signed our petition to Unlock Better Mobile Deals. We don’t think handsets should be locked to a network after you’ve left – here's Pat and Rob to explain why. (more about mobile unlocking...)

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We want to unlock better mobile phone deals

by , Campaign Manager Technology 29 May 2014
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Unlock Better Mobile Deals logo

Today we launch our campaign to Unlock Better Mobile Deals. You shouldn’t be trapped in contracts that aren’t right for you, or be stuck with locked phones when your contract ends. And we need your help. (help us unlock mobiles...)

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PhonepayPlus: New rights if you charge apps to your phone bill

by , PhonepayPlus Chairman Technology 28 May 2014
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Google Play Store

Today PhonepayPlus launched a pilot to regulate app store purchases that are charged to your phone bill. Here’s the regulator’s Chairman to explain the new payment method and the protections that come with it. (more about buying apps...)

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Manufacturers abandon support for tech products too quickly

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 23 May 2014
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Smart TV

Why should we have to constantly upgrade our technology products just to keep up-to-date? Our latest investigation finds manufacturers failing to maintain the services they were originally marketed to support. (more about smart tv apps...)

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Nuisance calls: big-name brands can be to blame

by , ICO's Director of Operations Technology 21 May 2014
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Toy telephone

A year ago the ICO's Simon Entwisle wrote about the top five myths of nuisance calls and texts. In this post he adds a contender for number six: that a small minority of rogue companies are behind the calls and texts. (more about nuisance calls...)

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