cars
The Kids Don’t Dream of a Driving Licence Any More

Stats that record the number of young people that are putting their phones down for long enough to learn how to drive show that car ownership fantasies are on the decline, with nearly 20 per cent fewer 17-to-25-year-olds taking their driving tests now than a decade ago. Read More >>

cars
Pay Per Mile Car Insurance Startup Hopes to Launch This Year

The chance to pay for your car insurance only when you actually do a bit of driving should come to the UK market later this year, as insurance startup By Miles prepares to launch its pay-per-mile products. Read More >>

cars
Average Car Insurance Premium Could Top £1,000 Next Year

Car insurance premiums are on the rise, and seem set to surge past previous records and set eye-watering new ones, according to a comparison site. Read More >>

money
Tech-Packed Cars Trigger Insurance Rises

Car insurance prices are at record highs, as they usually are, with the blame for the latest rises being placed at the door of the car manufacturers for making everything so complicated and therefore expensive to repair and replace. Read More >>

movies
Meerkats Up the Ante With 2-for-1 Cinema Tickets on Wednesdays AND Tuesdays

The maker of the annoying omnipresent adverts for car insurance is the latest company to leap in the BOGOF cinema ticket void created by Orange, with Compare the Market (dot com) now offering a whole year of 2-for-1 cinema tickets when you sign up to one of its insurance plans. Read More >>

apps
Airbnb Now Has Liability Insurance in the US

Airbnb already provides reimbursement for property damage, now they've added liability insurance that will protect both hosts and their landlords should anyone get injured during a stay. The coverage is automatic and goes into effect in January; sadly it's U.S. only for now. [Airbnb] Read More >>

wtf
Can You Guess The Most Bizarre Insurance Claim From Last Year?

The lesson from this year's list of the weirdest insurance claims? Don't, under any circumstances, lock a badger in a shed, or let a baby near your laptop. Read More >>

wtf
Unlucky Family Lose Car in Bizarre Buckinghamshire Sinkhole

A 30ft sinkhole randomly opened up overnight outside a house in Buckinghamshire, right beneath where a local lady had parked her car. The evil hole swallowed her Volkswagen Lupo perfectly, leaving nothing up top bar the four-metre opening of doom. Read More >>

security
Nearly 16,000 Mobiles Were Left on London’s Trains in 2013

Stats released by security specialist McAfee claim 15,833 mobile phones have been found on London's trains so far in 2013 and handed in to staff. And if 15,833 mobile phones have been handed in, imagine how many more have been lost but not handed in. Read More >>

column
Why I’d Never Buy a Refurbished Phone, Despite Working In a Repair Centre

Let's start by NOT taking my lead from Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning; the private sector doesn't reward whistle-blowing any more than the public sector does. For the purposes of this article I'll have to remain anonymous, so you'll just have to imagine Morgan Freeman's voice coming out of Alan Partridge's mouth, or something. Read More >>

humour
These Dumb Insurance Claims For Lost Phones are Hilarious

We've all misplaced our phone and spent what seems like hours searching for it — but some people take losing handsets to a whole new level. Chances are, you've never lost a phone as impressively as the people that feature in these stories. Read More >>

business
Phones 4U’s Insurance Providers Got Whacked With a Massive Fine for Selling Dodgy Insurance

The insurance provider for popular high-street phone seller (and breeding ground for second-hand car salespeople) Phones 4U has been hit with a hefty fine for its dodgy insurance products, after it was revealed its complaints resolution procedure for claims basically involved shredding the angry emails and patronising people down the phone. Read More >>

apple
When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Buy AppleCare

If you're making an investment in an Apple product, whether it's a new machine or a permanently on-sale refurb, you want to protect it. At the same time, spending a few hundred more on AppleCare hurts when you're already dropping a couple of grand on a computer. You get a year of AppleCare as part of any purchase — but do you need to pay for more time under Apple's guaranteed protection? The truth is, it depends on what you're buying to begin with. Read More >>