Consumer affairs

Syndicated How Some Professionals Are Keeping Pager Technology Alive

Britain will soon be down to just one paging provider, but for the nation’s paramedics, lifeboat crews and birdwatchers the devices remain essential

Syndicated One Of The Most Iconic Mobile Phones Could Soon Be Reborn

Reports that a Finnish manufacturer will reissue ‘the world’s best-selling mobile phone’ have been met with joy and trepidation

Syndicated The UK Has Successfully Transmitted Data On The National Electricity Grid

The technology is a step toward creating virtual power stations that would enable smarter electricity use by homes and businesses

Home UK Consumes Far Less Than a Decade Ago—'Peak Stuff' or Something Else?

From crops to energy and metals, material consumption fell from 15 tons to just 10

Advertising Travel MultiPass Would Work On Trains, Planes And Buses

Based on a sci-fi movie, this idea may soon be a reality.

Retail How Customers Are Humiliating Brands Via Social Media

Online revenge has become a new battlefield where brands have to fight to protect their reputations.

Work Pub Shows How Bitcoin Will Work For Retail

East London bar is the first in Britain to accept digital currency for drinks.

Design Are Household Appliances Becoming Over-Complicated?

Items created for efficiency have now become so detailed they may negate their original functions.

Gaming & Play Who Owns The Content You Upload Online?

After Instagram announced changes to its terms and conditions, the web community is again questioning the value of their content.

Luxury Bitcoin Becomes Legitimate Payment System

Virtual currency website takes a step towards legitimacy with European recognition.

Technology Could A Virtual Main Street Save Struggling Local Shops?

With nearly 15% of shops vacant, two new online shopping companies are trying to revamp the way we think about buying 'local.'

Advertising Did Marks & Spencer Steal A Local Artist's Designs?

Rachel Taylor is urging major retailers like John Lewis and Selfridges to sign a petition by the Anti-Copying in Design Group to protect independent UK designers.

Retail European Post Offices To Roll-Out Contactless Payment

All 11,5000 branches will use the technology by October, some as early as June 6th. With the change, the Post Office will become the biggest user of contactless technology in Europe.

Luxury How Twitter Is Changing Customer Service

Twitter is becoming so widely used for complaints that companies, from LA Fitness to BT, have Twitter accounts specifically to deal with customer feedback