If you live in the UK, chances are you've seen Broadband internet advertised for a small amount per month, followed by the smallest text highlighting the monthly line charge of £12.99. This is a clear deception, and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) agrees. New guidelines have been set up to stop ISPs hiding their service and line costs.
This action comes after a study by communications watchdog Ofcom, which found that 81% of people were unable to correctly calculate the total cost of their broadband contract when asked. Plus nearly two-thirds couldn't keep track of one-off and on-going costs after the set introductory period expires. A grand total of 4.3 million Brits are thought to not know the real cost of their broadband.
From May 30th, that won't be the case anymore. ASA will ask providers such as BT, Virgin Media and Sky, to bundle all the costs (line rental fees, set up costs and the monthly price) are included in one monthly price. Of course, the ASA can only suggest, but if companies don't abide they will risk breaking the UK advertising code.
Netflix has gotten to know their 86 million members pretty well, and the latest research proves that. The streaming company has released new data that shows how people are binge-watching content, uncovering some strange tendencies amongst people.
The dust has settled around the Galaxy Note 7’s explosive end, and one question remains about Samsung’s recalled phone: Why did they actually explode? Thanks to a teardown of the device by engineering firm Instrumental, we may have the answer.
iPhone users - chances are you've received a calendar invite to "$19.99 Ray-Ban Sunglasses," or a "50%-off Ugg Boot" sale. Now while you may want to clear your calendar and take advantage of these incredible prices, unfortunately, they're fake. Here's how to get rid of them.
What happens in Vegas gets blogged about in January… Extremely thrilled to announce that New Rising Media is making the trip out to cover CES for the first time ever. But this isn’t just any CES, it’s the 50th anniversary of this legendary technology show.
Probably the most requested Netflix feature has now become a reality. In their new update, you can now download movies and TV shows for offline viewing.
People who signed that petition – you’re too late. The Investigatory Powers Act has just been given Royal Assent, meaning that UK Government is soon to become one of the most advanced surveillance states on the planet.
Thanks to a petition with over 120,000 signatures, the Investigatory Powers Bill – Britain’s new surveillance plans – could soon be repealed.
The Autumn Statement may have distracted you from this, but The Investigatory Powers Bill is now as good as passed, with the Digital Economy Bill shortly behind.
People across the globe are returning their Galaxy Note 7 mobiles to Samsung in exchange for apology rewards, to try to put out the fire on their reputation. But which country is getting the best deal? We took a look worldwide and ranked the company’s responses from best to worst.
As per the Autumn Statement, UK Government is set to invest billions into 5G, connecting more homes to fibre broadband and developing the infrastructure needed for driverless cars. But is all of this a smokescreen for the unprecedented surveillance powers they are about to get?
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