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Rip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology

It’s something that people in the UK have always suspected, but now Which? has made it official – Britons pay far more for new technology products than consumers in the US. The consumer watchdog compared the prices, excluding tax, of 13 identical products ranging from televisions and games consoles to desktop applications and security software and found UK consumers pay more …

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Stuart O'ConnorRip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology
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Now you can buy a Star Trek Phaser Universal Remote Control

Online retailer Firebox has just put on sale a Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser, that can be used not for shooting aliens, but for changing the channel. Unfortunately the press release has already done the best pun available: “Turn it up, Scotty”. The replica, which will be officially unveiled next week at San Diego Comic-Con looks the part because …

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James O'MalleyNow you can buy a Star Trek Phaser Universal Remote Control
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Raspberry Pi gets an upgrade: “B+” model launched

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an upgrade to its super cheap computer, bringing more connectivity and better power consumption. Raspberry Pi may not look like much, but it has taken the world by storm, and is making computing more accessible to everyone. The Pi is a fully functioning computer, with all of the components and hardware stripped down to …

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James O'MalleyRaspberry Pi gets an upgrade: “B+” model launched
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Now you can literally give a flying f***

You might have previously said that you don’t can’t give a flying f**, but now you’ve no excuse. Check out this new radio controlled helicopter that is literally… a flying f***. (We’re censoring in case you’re restricted by a swear-filter.) Whilst the helicopter, which at only around $40 (USD) won’t be challenging the DJI Phantom 2 but it is a …

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Why British plugs are the best plugs

Ever wondered why British plugs are the best in the world? Okay, so maybe not – but you’ve probably noticed they’re very different from those found in the rest of the world. Tom Scott has posted this great video to YouTube explaining why – check it out:

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Hands-On: Google Glass app lets you take photos WITH THE POWER OF YOUR MIND

OK Google, your voice interaction could soon be a relic of the past. A company called This Place has revealed a project it calls MindRDR which – get this – lets you control Google Glass using only the power of your mind. The app is designed to do two things: take photos, and then upload them to Twitter and Facebook. …

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Belkin releases mini wi-fi booster

Ever wanted to send that tweet or update your Facebook page while "taking care of business" in the bathroom, but the wi-fi coverage in your house just doesn't cut it? Well, a new gadget announced by Belkin just might sort…

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Stuart O'ConnorBelkin releases mini wi-fi booster