hacks
Google and Wikipedia Redirect Accidentally DDoSed French Government Sites

The Orange network, which is still alive and well in France, seems to have accidentally performed a DDoS attack on its own country's government. 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 >>

money
Today is the Last Ever Orange Wednesdays Cinema Deal Day

Ready for an Oscar-worthy tearjerker? Today is the last ever day you can take advantage of the Orange Wednesdays cinema deal, or, if you're signed up to its network, EE Wednesdays. Read More >>

networks
No More Cheap Dates as Orange Wednesdays Cinema Promo Set to Finish

Bad news folks -- the Orange Wednesdays promotion (or EE Wednesdays, depending on your network provider) will be drawing to a close in February 2015, ending a ten-year run on two-for-one cinema tickets for customers of the fruit-themed mobile providers. Read More >>

concepts
Morgan Freeman Becomes E.T. and Other Age-Prediction Software Horrors

Yesterday, we got a look at a fun (if creepy) little bit of tech that claims to give us a peek at our grizzled, age-stricken faces in 20 years' time. What we got was certainly... something. So we decided to put the Future Self software to the real test, by inputting celebrities as they were 20 years ago and comparing the results to how they look now. It's terrifying. Read More >>

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This Website Shows You What You Might Look Like in 20(-ish) Years

As (presumably) living, breathing humans, we can't not spend exorbitant amounts of time wondering about the future. Will I have kids? Will I be dead? Will I finally get my goddamn hoverboard? All valid questions! And while Orange's new site, Future Self, might not answer all (or any) of them, it does attempt to at least give you a taste of one, equally desirable bit of knowledge: What you'll look like 20 years from today. Read More >>

networks
Mum Called “PATHETIC” in SMS by Orange Staff Over Bill Dispute

23-year-old mum Emma Townsend has complained to mobile network Orange, after receiving a bizarre and abusive text message from one of its staff when a dispute over an unpaid bill turned nasty. The message read: "You are so pathetic you can't pay your bill and you blame it other people. You are sooo PATHETIC." Orange has said it's sorry. [Metro] Read More >>

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EE Boss: “3G Contracts are Still Safe”

The gradual disappearance of the Orange mobile brand here in the UK shouldn't mean the end of 3G-only contracts, according to EE boss Olaf Swantee, who says T-Mobile and Orange users won't be shuffled onto EE deals for the foreseeable future. Which is for the best, given 4G's relatively childlike footprint across the UK. Read More >>

networks
One Neil Diamond Album Download Hits Teacher With £2,600 Roaming Data Bill Shocker

A lady who fancied listening to a bit of Neil Diamond while on holiday in South Africa was royally ripped off in roaming fees from network Orange, which managed to charge her a staggering £8 per MB in mobile data costs. Total cost to download one album over the mobile network? £2,600. Read More >>

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EE, T-Mobile and Orange Award Themselves 2.7 Per Cent Contract Pay Rise

The mobile conglomerate responsible for running EE, Orange and T-Mobile in the UK is god-damn SICK of bravely protecting us from supplier price rises and inflationary pressures, and has finally, despairingly, decided it's time to pass a 2.7 per cent cost increase on to its users. Read More >>

networks
T-Mobile Customers’ Pay-As-You-Go Minutes, Data and Texts Wiped Out By Glitch

Pay-as-you-go minutes, texts and data have become "where-did-they-go?" minutes, texts and data for T-Mobile customers this week, as a glitch in the network operator's systems has seen its customers suffering from disappearing pay-as-you-go bundles. Read More >>

networks
Half of Loyal Brits Have Never Changed Mobile Phone Network

Just as we're loyal to our underperforming League Two football teams, so to do we Brits stick loyally to our mobile phone networks. For better, for worse, in sickness and in health, half of British mobile users have never changed mobile operator. Read More >>

networks
EE’s Six-Month Smartphone “Swap” 4G Upgrade Deal…Isn’t That Much of a Deal

EE and its T-Mobile/Orange buddies are now offering smartphone nuts an easy way to upgrade to the newest phone through a plan it calls 'Swap', letting you buy a new 4G model for a one-off fee as soon as six months into a contract. Read More >>

environment
I Can’t Believe This Alien Orange Bubble Sky Actually Happened on Earth

The sky is blue! Only when it's not grey. Or purple. Or red. Or orange. The clouds are white! Only when they're not grey. Or even darker than that. Basically, the clouds and sky can be anything. But can the sky be a creamsicle orange bubbly thing that looks like we're on an alien planet? Apparently so. Read More >>

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Do You Actually Need to Spend More Than £100 on a Smartphone?

You have absolutely no spare cash. You don't want a contract. You've got a sellable old phone. You want a decent smartphone. And yes, you're a cheapskate. Can you buy a perfectly usable smartphone for the princely sum of £100? Read More >>