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DVLA driving licence paperless change could mean car chaos this summer

Holidaymakers are being warned to expect a summer of car hire disruption after it emerged that the DVLA is to scrap the paper counterpart of driving licences from 8 June, with drivers told to obtain a special online code before heading abroad – or possibly be refused a rental car.<p>In what it says is …

Paperless Office

How I talked a scammer into a better life choice

I recently watched a friend dealing with someone who was making a scam phone call to her, in which the caller attempted to get her to log into her computer and allow him to take control of it, supposedly to clear some unreported virus that was meant to be affecting her. I recognised her actions, …

10 best Android launchers: amazing ways to supercharge your phone

Best Android launchers<p>Spend more than three minutes with any Android fanboy, and you'll quickly learn that the real beauty of Google's operating …

10 best iPhone camera and photo editing apps

The latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have the best cameras yet from Apple. Despite going with an 8MP sensor for three years now, the Cupertino …

Best Android apps 2018: download these now

Best Android apps - introduction<p>It's been ten years since Android was announced, and what a decade it's been. But there's never been a better time to …

Apps

The best Bluetooth speakers 2018: the best portable speakers for any budget

<i>Best Bluetooth Speakers Buying Guide: Welcome to TechRadar's round-up of the bluetooth speakers you can buy in 2018.</i><p>Even if you've got a dedicated AV …

Category: Technology – Which? News

Technology<p>Lidl and Aldi are offering cut-price Bluetooth speakers and headphones this week but are they worth buying or do you need to spend more to …

Headphones

When smart TV app support vanishes, what next?

<b>You might spend hundreds or even thousands of pounds on a smart TV, but what happens if the smart TV apps you watch, like iPlayer and Netflix</b> …

Smart TV

Category: Technology – Which? News

Technology<p>We’ve just tested premium turntables from Rega, Pro-Ject, Elipson, Thorens, NAD and Teac. See how they performed and which ones are worth …

Laptops

What to do if you think you have a broadband leech – Which Computing Helpdesk

Interference and poor router signal strength aren’t the only reasons you may be experiencing slow wi-fi speeds. In some cases, it can be the result …

Eric Pickles accused of forcing vulnerable families towards loan sharks

Four Conservative council leaders have accused Eric Pickles of forcing vulnerable families into the hands of loan sharks by scrapping a government-backed emergency fund.<p>They claim the communities secretary's decision to drop the £347m local welfare assistance fund (LWA), which is supposed to …

Threat of tenant evictions at highest level in more than 10 years

Changes in state benefits, including the introduction of the bedroom tax and tougher sanctions on jobseekers, have helped drive the number of tenants facing the threat of eviction to its highest level in more than a decade, it was claimed .<p>Official figures from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) showed …

Expert Advice for Parenting in the Digital Age

When Fisher Price introduced its iPad Baby Bouncy Seat late last year, many parents (and concerned citizens like myself) wondered, have we gone too far? But not long before companies were dangling iPads above babies' heads, parents were creating twitter handles for their newborns and 10-year-olds …

Money Shop owner Dollar Financial to be sold to Lone Star for $1.3bn

Dollar Financial, the US short-term lending specialist behind The Money Shop, Britain's largest high-street payday lender, is to be sold to private equity house Lone Star for $1.3bn (£780m).<p>The deal was announced on Wednesday as Dollar Financial issued a heavy profits warning, signalling that a …

Credit card companies face FCA competition inquiry

Credit card providers will come under the spotlight of the City regulator, amid concerns that vulnerable customers are being offered "payday loans with plastic" and paying high interest rates which subsidise wealthier borrowers.<p>The Financial Conduct Authority, which took over regulation of firms …

One in seven people retires with no private pension

One in seven people will retire with no pension other than the basic state pension, according to research by Prudential, with women three times more likely than men to have no savings for retirement.<p>Many people over-estimate how much they will receive from the basic state pension and will live …

One in five women retiring in 2014 will rely on state pension alone

Women retiring this year are nearly three times as likely as men to have only the state pension to live on, according to a report by the insurer Prudential. Some 20% of women, who often take career breaks or work part time to support families, said they have no other pension provision, compared …

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11 must-see TED Talks

What is TED? This primer of 11 classic TED Talks show you the wide range of topics covered -- and introduce you to beloved speakers like Amy Cuddy, …

Why the eff didn’t you watch these TED Talks? The 2013 edition

Perhaps you are looking forward to a new and hopeful 2014; perhaps you see late December as the perfect time for reflection and resolution. I’m …

Your TED-inspired New Year’s resolutions

If you’re dreading the inevitable day your New Year’s resolutions—to lose weight, get a better job, and drink less, perhaps?—fall flat, it might be …

Buy now, regret later? The secret of BrightHouse's success

Marc Brown loves to shop at BrightHouse. Over the past couple of years, he has bought a television, two sofas and a hi-fi from the store, and today he has come in to buy two tablet computers, one for himself and one for his mother. With BrightHouse there is no need to pay straight away; instead, …

Payday lenders 'break pledges on reform'

Payday lenders have broken a series of promises to reform their industry, including pledges to check that their loans are affordable and to freeze …

Universal credit in danger of failing, official Whitehall review says

The first official government admission that Iain Duncan Smith's flagship plans to remake the welfare state has hit trouble emerged on Friday night …