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Ditch your old TV – it’s time to upgrade

by , Technology Researcher Technology 22 August 2014
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TV in bin

Every year TV manufacturers try to tempt us with bigger, better, flashier sets. So, the question is, should you upgrade? If your TV's more than four years old, it could well be time… (more about old TVs...)

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Is your smart TV watching you?

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 21 August 2014
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TV in eye

Targeted advertising is big business, and you are the product. You might be used to this online, but what if your smart TV was snooping on you and using that to serve you ads? Well, that’s exactly what could be happening. (more about smart TV snooping...)

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Jane Bradley: hang up on costly phone unlocking

by , The Scotsman Technology 18 August 2014
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Lock and key on phone

In this guest post, Jane Bradley of The Scotsman writes about the murky world of backstreet phone unlocking. Have you ever got your phone unlocked in an independent shop to avoid your network’s high fees? (more about phone unlocking...)

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Would you pay 50p to skip the call waiting queue?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 14 August 2014
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50 pence

The mobile phone provider EE has introduced a 50p fee to jump the queue on its customer service helpline. Is that a price worth paying or a kick in the teeth? (more about paying not to wait...)

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I love music in TV shows – do you?

by , Which? super-supporter Technology 11 August 2014
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Music equaliser

It's a bit like Marmite really, you either love it or you hate it. What are we talking about? Music in TV shows. Here’s Which? super-supporter Lee Beaumont on why music has an important place in the shows you watch. (more about music in TV shows...)

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What phone features are most important to you?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 8 August 2014
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Siri on iPhone 4S

What’s most important to you when you buy a smartphone? Fingerprint scanning, voice control, 3D graphics…? Somehow I don’t think it’s any of those. (more about phone features...)

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Switching ISPs isn’t always easy

by , Editor, Which? Computing Technology 7 August 2014
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Email @ being hooked

Mark Savage tells us he rues the day he switched from Sky to BT last June, a move that started with an unusable email service and ended with threats from debt collectors. (more about ISP emails...)

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Mobile unlocking policies are confusing and inconsistent

by , Campaign Manager Technology 5 August 2014
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Padlock on smartphone

Ofcom has published a guide on mobile phone locking and unlocking. As useful as it is to check whether your handset will be locked, it just shows how confusing and inconsistent phone locking really is. (more about phone unlocking...)

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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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