Booze and Alcohol on the Way Out as National Hobbies

Statistics looking at how UK families spend their money shows that alcohol and cigarettes are consuming less of our cash than ever before, with the average spend on booze and fags down to nearly half what it was back in the hard-partying days of the year 2000. Read More >>

These Are The Robots That Will Be Doing Your Online Shopping In the Future

Last week we delved inside the surprisingly intelligent world of the Ocado warehouse. As we reported, it turns out that when you order your groceries online your shopping isn’t assembled by pushing a trolley around a supermarket - but it is instead prepared by a dizzying array of conveyor belts, lifts and robots, with only the occasional human for support. Read More >>

Inside Ocado: Discover The Hidden Robotic Intelligence Behind Your Online Shopping

When it comes to future technologies, the place you might assume to look is from the big players that we write about every day: Google, Apple, and Amazon. These are the companies that routinely blow our minds by showing us what the future looks like. Read More >>

Pubs Are Out and Coffee Shops Are In, According to New High Street Data

The number of pubs, bars and nightclubs in Britain has fallen by almost 2000 in the last five years - while at the same time the number of coffee shops, restaurants and fast food outlets have increased by 6000, according to new data. So put down your pint and get ready to listen to breathy acoustic covers of pop songs while you get caffeinated instead. Read More >>

More Post-Christmas Tech Deals from Amazon

Cheer up – Christmas isn't quite over yet. There are still all the sales to dig into! Yesterday we listed Amazon's best Boxing Day deals, and today there's plenty more. So don't feel too bad about the 14 pairs of socks you received on the Big Day – treat yourself to what you really want. Read More >>

The Best Boxing Day Tech Deals on Amazon – TV, Audio, Photography and More

Merry Christmas, folks! So, the big day is over, and after you've overdosed on Turkey and mulled wine, there's only one thing left to worry about: January Sales. Except, of course, you don't need to wait until January anymore. It's Boxing Day, and that means the best deals are already in the stores and online. Read More >>

The Best Games of 2016

So, here we are. It's the end of the year, which means it's time to look back and take stock of the games that have captured our hearts and thrilled us to the very core. Presented via a handy list, of course. Read More >>

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10 Must-Have Stocking Fillers For The Geek in Your Life

So your boyfriend/girlfriend/child/uncle/aunt/parent/friend/next door neighbour/second cousin twice removed is a big ol' geek and therefore really hard to buy for, right? Perhaps they've already got everything they possibly could want and you have no idea what on earth you could buy them to fill that geeky void on Christmas Day. Or maybe you just want to treat yourself to something a bit quirky (hey, you deserve it). Never fear; I've done the hard work for you and scouted out 10 sure-fire winning stocking fillers for anybody with even a smidgen of love for geek culture. Even better? They're all under a tenner. Read More >>

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The Best Xbox One Games of 2016

It’s been a great year to be an Xbox owner. Not only because of the growing number of classic Xbox 360 titles that have been made backwards compatible, such as Lost OdysseyRed Dead Redemption and Call of Duty: Black Ops, but also because of the release of multiple awesome console exclusives. Read More >>

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10 Must-Have PlayStation 4 Games of 2016

2016 has been a good year for games. For PS4 owners at least, just the fact that Uncharted 4 was finally released is probably enough to cement it in the annals of time. Read More >>

The Best PC Games of 2016

Winter is indeed coming, and fortunately for us we’re not in the lands of Westeros so don’t have to deal with an impending army of Whitewalkers. But we do have to deal with something equally worrisome - a barrage of end of year lists. Read More >>

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The Worst Black Friday Deals We Could Find

Black Friday, the uncontrollable growth on the scrotum of our capitalist society, is here again. Sure, you could buy yourself a 40-inch television, or an immersion blender, or a fascist Christmas ornament. But why not consider the other people in your life instead? That friend you secretly hate will love the options below. Read More >>

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It Might Actually Be Safe to Venture Outside Today

It appears that members of the public have finally clocked on to this unusual new thing called the internet, and are using it to hunt for Black Friday bargains. Read More >>

Google Will Tell You When to Stay at Home to Avoid the Black Friday Crowds

Google is attempting to advise shoppers where might be best to avoid if you don't want to get flattened by an obese 15-year-old running faster than he's ever run before with a PS4 Pro beneath one flabby arm and a Wi-Fi range extender under the other, as it's testing a system that tries to warn people when their intended shopping destinations are packed to bursting. Read More >>

You Can Earn Loads of Credit With Discounted Amazon Dash Buttons Today

Are you a Prime member who has space in your life for loo roll or laundry detergent or condoms or pet food or mouthwash or anything else on this list? Do you like saving money? You do? Boy, do we have a treat in store. Read More >>