44% of Brits miss out on magical holiday snaps as cameras have become "too complex"

Ever missed out on capturing a magical holiday moment because you couldn't figure out the settings on your digital camera? Well, with us at Tech Digest being technology gurus we can't say we have to be honest. But if you…

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Gerald Lynch44% of Brits miss out on magical holiday snaps as cameras have become "too complex"

WhipCar launches the world's first online neighbour-to-neighbour car rental service

There are plenty of online car rental services, but here's one with a twist: rather than renting a company car from a car pool, WhipCar lets you come to an agreement with Mr Jones next door and take his car…

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Gerald LynchWhipCar launches the world's first online neighbour-to-neighbour car rental service

IXOS XHP280 AV PowerStation – surge protection for AV enthusiasts

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The remarkably colourful IXOS XHP280 AV PowerStation Mains Surge Protector is pictured above. It’s basically insurance. For a one-off payment of £70, your thousands of pounds of audio equipment will survive a lightning strike on your mains with no ill effects…

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Duncan GeereIXOS XHP280 AV PowerStation – surge protection for AV enthusiasts

Stinking (rich) students own six grand's worth of gadgets, instruments and clothes

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I’d better not hear any more students moaning about how little money they have, because a new survey suggests that the average student has over £6,000 worth of gadgetry, musical instruments, and clothes knocking around in their digs.

Two years ago students “only” had around £2,000 of goods, but Endsleigh Insurance found that it’s an increasingly high-tech world, with mobile phones, laptops, and desktop computers now winging their way to university. Interestingly, though, some students spend even more on musical instruments, with an average value of £689, though only one in four have such gear, while four in five have a laptop PC…

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Andy MerrettStinking (rich) students own six grand's worth of gadgets, instruments and clothes

BBC Watchdog goes undercover to investigate iPhone insurance misinformation

It's rather unfair that the iPhone has become caught up in the latest controversy to hit the Carphone Warehouse, but, after complaints from a number of customers, investigators from the BBC's Watchdog programme have gone undercover to find out whether…

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Andy MerrettBBC Watchdog goes undercover to investigate iPhone insurance misinformation

Which? calling for insurers to cover digital downloads

musicnotes.jpgLeading consumer organisation “Which?” has called for insurers to move into the 21st century and begin acknowledging customer claims for loss of digital downloads.

Its own research suggests that less than half of the insurance companies it polled will cover the loss of music, video, and other downloads due to virus or hard drive failure.

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Andy MerrettWhich? calling for insurers to cover digital downloads

In-car satellite navigation may be more hindrance than help

New research from Privilege Insurance suggests that the new craze in car satellite navigation systems may not be all good. Allegedly over one in ten drivers have used the controls on their sat nav whilst they're driving, instead of programming…

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Andy MerrettIn-car satellite navigation may be more hindrance than help