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Businesses Send Perfectly Good £1 Coins to the Smelter

The effort to replace the nation's £1 coins with other £1 coins isn't going entirely to plan, as it seems that some businesses are failing to be bothered enough to sort them out properly before sending the old coins back to be melted away.  Some of the shiny new ones are being returned in with the battered old ones from 1983. Read More >>

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Tech That’s Now More Expensive Post-Brexit Vote

Phone maker OnePlus grabbed the headlines earlier this week when it announced a shocking price increase for its brand new OnePlus 3 model -- from £309 to £329 -- and blamed the Brexit result and subsequent plunging value of the pound on international currency markets for the increase. If only the Remain campaign had said nice new telephones might cost more. Read More >>

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Before the Hashtag, There Was the Octothorpe

If you want to follow conversation threads relating to this show on social media—whether Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, Tumblr—you know to look for the hashtag: #99pi. In our current digital age, the hashtag identifies movements, events, happenings, brands—topics of all kinds. The "#" didn't always have this meaning, though. Read More >>