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Pre-Payment Tariff May Give Cost Savings As Well As Energy Savings

Recently, much has been made of the potential long-term benefits of smart energy meters. Not only will they help save consumers money, their supporters argue, but they will also help the UK to dramatically reduce its overall carbon emission levels and reach ambitious European Union-wide environmental targets. However,...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Shopping Online 'Can Save Consumers Money'

Shopping online can save credit card users, and consumers in general, money, it has been claimed by one retail expert. According to a well known publication for web designers and developers, there are serious bargains to be found on the internet - news that may interest shoppers of all ages in the run up to Christmas....16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Consumers Could Benefit From Smart Meters

Though a majority of struggling consumers are more likely to be worried over how they are going to pay their next bill than they are over party politics, plans have been announced that could endear MPs to many homeowners. Speaking at the Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester, the shadow energy and climate...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Motorbikes Higher Polluters Than Cars

Motorbikes are churning out more pollution than cars new research shows. However, as they are a much smaller fraction of the total number of vehicles the figures have been overlooked until now. Swiss scientists have claimed that motorbikes produce up to 16 times more pollutants per mile than cars. Researchers found 1...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Home Insurance Firms Warn On Uncovered Gadgets

Most of us, or our children, have at least one or two gadgets in our possession. Things we seem to not be able to live without even though ten years ago they weren’t invented. Things like iPods, PDA’s, MP3 players and increasingly complicated mobile phones. In addition, these things do not come cheap and qu...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

London Council Begins CCTV Monitoring Of Dodgy Manoeuvres

We have all seen the little black boxes high up on street lamps and the corners of buildings. CCTV cameras are in our lives monitoring our movements. The government tells us that they are there for our benefit to help prevent crime and give evidence when crime has been committed. However, it seems that one council is n...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Car Chases Could Be A Thing Of The Past Thanks To New GPS Technology

Police are testing a new high-tech American device that could put an end to the car chases that so enliven episodes of TV police shows. The StarChase has been developed by a police force in the USA and enables officers to shoot a tiny, sticky GPS tracker onto an escaping vehicle. The laser-guided trackers can be fired...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Metrosexual Types Underinsured

It used to be that only women carried around large quantities of ‘stuff’ in their handbags, nowadays however, increasing numbers of men are taking to the country’s streets with more gadgets than an electrical retailer. And what a lot of choice of gadgets there are out there. Starting with your simple...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Dodgy Sat-nav Instructions Leaving Drivers In Deep Trouble

Many of us still like to use a good old fashioned map when travelling. There can be disadvantages, however, it is difficult to read a map when driving, not to mention illegal. So more people are turning to technology to help them get around and buying sat nav machines for their cars. Unfortunately, though as many peop...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

New Smart Panels Transform Cars

None of us expect to be involved in a crash at any time. Unfortunately it can happen to even the most careful driver. Even if the impact is at low speed often the car can seem badly damaged. This is because many cars nowadays have special areas built into the body work that are called Crumple Zones. The Crumple Zone i...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Citroen C6 Hailed For Pop-Up Bonnet

Citroen is a company that has always been at the forefront of technological advances and creativity. They were one of the first manufacturers outside of the USA to make mass produced cars. Citroen introduced the world to the first mass produced front wheel drive car and are still leading the way in innovation. The Bra...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

RoSPA Warns Of Sat Nav Hazards

There has been much debate about the use of mobile phones and hands free sets in car whilst driving but recent research has revealed a new distraction that could be the cause of many unnecessary road accidents. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has revealed it is concerned over the number of ac...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Eco-Friendly Home Interest Growing

The interest in owning a house on a carbon-free development is growing, says a green housing official. More than 2,000 people have expressed their desire to buy an environmentally friendly house claims a company specialising in zero energy development. If the home insurance industry were to follow the example set by ...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Houses 'A Target For SatNav Thieves'

With the rise of electronic navigation gadgets in our cars maps are dropping out of fashion. However, maybe we should not be so quick to ditch the paper copies as they do not contain sensitive information which is now being targeted by opportunistic thieves. The personal information stored in satellite navigation (Sat...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Britons Saving over £1 Billion By 'Bundling'

Isn’t language funny It was not so long along that a bundle just meant a pile of something; blankets, clothes, washing. Now the word has taken on a whole new meaning as it relates to the purchase of electronic goods and accessories together. In a bundle you usually get the main item say a DVD player, game conso...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Broadband Speed Constant Problem for Over A Quarter Of Users

More than one in every four UK broadband users are unhappy with the speed at which they can surf the internet, according to new research. A study from a leading comparison website firm found that close to four million consumers are unsatisfied with the coverage offered by their provider. In terms of broadband speed, t...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Half Of Brits 'Would Shun Repairs'

What a nightmare, you are just about to start a long journey in the car and your MP3 player has packed up. What do you do Listen to the radio and try to fix it when you get home or stop at the next services chuck it and buy a new one as they are cheap as chips anyway A significant amount of people in the UK, more th...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Billions Spent By Viewers On Digital TV

People in the UK spend more than £4 billion each year on digital and satellite TV packages as the drive to phase out the old analogue broadcasting technology gathers pace, according to new research. A study from a well known comparison website also found that one in four users are not happy with the service they...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Money Or Honey On The Internet

Most of us in the UK now use the internet every day. Whether it is at home in the evening, at work during our lunch break or at the weekend we are surfing the web more and more. There are many reasons to use the internet and two of the biggest are online banking and social networking. Apparently using the internet to ...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Drivers Vote For Their Favourite Gadgets

Motor insurance customers have voted night vision and adaptive cruise control as the most highly desired in-car technologies. A poll by MSN Cars found these two pieces of equipment were the ones drivers would most like to have in the next vehicle they buy. Participants in the survey were given a list of in-car technol...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

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