computers
Currys to Stop Charging People for Turning Their Laptops on

The Currys/PC World/Carphone Warehouse conglomerate of everything electrical has apologised for one particular shady technique it's been guilty of using for years, with customers no longer finding themselves hit with setup fees of as much as £40 to have their new laptops booted up for a pre-purchase check. Read More >>

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Currys PC World Is Coming To A Tesco Near You

Tesco may already sell a lot of tech to its punters, but in two of its stores, the retail giant plans to plonk Currys PC World mini-shops. At least we assume their mini-shops, perhaps Tesco is also planning to create a "Synecdoche, New York" type arrangement of a giant warehouse containing a whole civilisation. Read More >>

music
The Chromecast Audio for £15 is an Offer You Can’t Ignore

For £30, Google’s Chromecast Audio is a great little device that’ll let you quickly and easily transform your crappy old speakers into a sexy, wireless audio hub. For £15, you can’t not consider buying it, whether you need one or not. If nothing else, it could make for a very decent Father's Day gift. Read More >>

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Dixons Carphone Announces 134 Store Closures, But Expects to Hire More Staff

Off the back of strong Christmas sales, Dixons Carphone has announced the closure of 134 stores, though it says that this won’t result in job losses. On the contrary, the company claims that if anything, it expects to either add to its workforce or simply maintain current staff numbers. Read More >>

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Currys Refused to Repair TV Due to Fly Attack “Act of God”

A man was left with no choice but to do a sad face for the world's media after electrical chain Currys said his TV was broken by an act of god -- an attack on its pixels by a trapped fly. Read More >>

gadgets
SMART Tech Zones Arrive at Currys & PC World Stores

Currys & PC World is launching new SMART Tech Zones in its Staples Corner, Thurrock, Cribbs Causeway, Stockton and J9 stores, letting customers test out connected health, home and watches from the likes of Jawbone and Sphero before parting with their cash. [Currys, PC World] Read More >>

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business
Currys and PC World Will Now Deliver Same-Day

Need that super-expensive HDMI cable in a hurry? No problem. Both your local Currys and PC World will start delivering same day, between 6.30 and 10pm on weekdays. The catch? It'll be £15 a pop and you'll have to order before 9am that day. Read More >>

business
Take Dixons Out of the Dead Pool — “Phenomenal” Tablet Sales Help Ensure Chain’s Survival

There won't be any administration misery on the horizon for the Dixons group of tech shops, thanks to the electronics giant reporting a "strong performance" over the critical Christmas cash grab, aided by huge sales of tablets across its Currys and PC World stores. Read More >>

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Are You Sad to See HMV Going Down? And Who Do You Think Could Follow?

Late last night, probably in some tense boardroom at the top of a skyscraper, High Street giant HMV made the call to pull the plug and appoint administrators. This follows in the recent illustrious tradition of High Street tech stores biting the dust: first Game, then Comet, Jessops, and now HMV have gone into administration. Are you sad to see them go? Read More >>

streaming
Dixons Group’s KnowHow Movies Streaming Service Launching March 1st

The Knowhow Movies service, previously announced by the Currys and Dixons group, is now scheduled to launch on March 1st. And there should be some half-decent content on it too, thanks to licensing deals with Disney, Warner Bros. and Momentum Pictures. Read More >>

design
Lady Gaga’s Dress Designer Makes One Out of HDMI Cables

Everyone knows PC World and Currys love their HDMI cables, almost as much as their extended warranties. Now they’ve gone one stage further and made a bunch into something you can actually wear. Read More >>

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Currys Wants to Play With Netflix and LoveFilm

The electronics retailing group DSGi, which runs Dixons, PC World and Currys, is apparently getting into the UK video streaming game with its new service called Knowhow Movies. Read More >>

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PC World and Currys Holding a 100-Hour Fire Sale

Not to be out-done by the likes of Comet; PC World and Currys are holding a three-day sale from 3pm on Thursday 24th through till midnight on "Cyber" Monday 28th November. Apparently over £1m worth of products will be discounted. Read More >>

internet
Darth Vader Would Appear to be Impressed by PC World’s Staff Training

That PC World/Currys Star Wars advert screened for the first time over the weekend, during X-Factor. If you don't spend your Saturdays hunched up in front of ITV "live tweeting" about mentally-unstable people, here it is. They've even ruined the Imperial March. [YouTube] Read More >>