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Spam musubi

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Chopstick-collapsing Spam musubi

Those of you of delicate culinary sensibilities would do well to look away now as we present for your wobbly dining pleasure the highly improbable Hawaiian-Japanese canned pork fusion cuisine that is Spam musubi. This Pacific island classic was apparently concocted up by Hawaii's Japanese population after they were introduced …
Lester Haines, 12 Jul 2015
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Nokia Networks: Don't hate us, broadcasters – we're testing LTE for TV

Comment The Nokia Networking LTE Broadcast trial announced in Germany this week is all about building bridges between broadcasters and mobile operators, because it is about sending TV for televisions through an LTE Network, rather than TV for phones. And for a change the trial was explained clearly in its release, which meant quite a …
Faultline, 04 Aug 2014
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NASA hangs bunting for shuttle anniversary

NASA is gearing up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first shuttle launch later today at Kennedy Space Center, and administrator Charles Bolden will take centre stage to announce just where the surviving orbiters will finally be put on public display. The festivities kick off at 17:00 GMT (13:00 EDT), and you can catch …
Lester Haines, 12 Apr 2011

Nokia's pedal-powered charger rolls into stores

Nokia has finally pedalled out its mobile phone charger for bicycles. The gadget is now available to buy in the UK. Connect one up, get riding, and the dynamo uses the movement of the wheels to charge your Nokia handset. The charger kit may ring a bell from its announcement last summer, but the eco-friendly device is finally …
Caleb Cox, 02 Feb 2011
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Debenhams wows shoppers with free delivery offer

Those of you wishing to take advantage of Debenhams' Summer Spectacular 25 per cent off e-commerce consumer frenzy will be delighted to learn that the store is offering an added incentive for punters to flash the plastic on the interwebs: Free delivery when you collect from store, declares Debenhams website Nice one. …
Lester Haines, 13 May 2010
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Online retailers cannot deduct delivery fee when making refunds

Online shopping customers who send back goods straight away must not be charged for their delivery, Europe's top court has said. Consumers can be required to pay the cost of returning the goods but should be refunded every other cost, it said. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) said that Germany should not have …
OUT-LAW.COM, 16 Apr 2010

Tesla asks early adopters to cough up more cash

'Leccy Tech Tesla clearly thought things had gone just a little too well for it at the Detroit Motor Show and so has decided to shoot itself in the foot by increasing a raft of accessory and option prices on the Roadster for buyers who thought they had locked in their options. First off, the previously included-in-the-price high-power …
Alun Taylor, 22 Jan 2009

Yes! It's the Star Trek captain's chair!

There’s nothing wrong with sitting in your car, flipping switches and pretending to be Captain Kirk navigating Sulu and the gang through space. But now you can do it in style, because a replica of the captain’s chair from Star Trek is available. Star_trek_captains_chair The Star Trek Captain's Chair The full size chair …
James Sherwood, 06 Jan 2009

Carphone Warehouse Webbook

Review The Elonex-made Webbook is a medium-sized machine, built around a 10.2in screen, and so goes up against the Asus Eee PC 1000 and the MSI Wind/Advent 4211, but at a lean price of £249. The form-factor of Small, Cheap Computers is still rather fluid, with the original Eee 701 and the Fujitsu FMV Biblio U/B50 showing there’s a …
Simon Williams, 29 Sep 2008
Dell Inspiron Mini 9

Dell launches Inspiron 9 mini laptop

Dell has launched the Inspiron Mini 9, as expected. Alas, it's not as cheap as previous rumours suggested. The 1.04kg Mini 9 sports the 8.9in, 1024 x 600 display; 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor; 1GB of DDR 2 memory; Intel 945 chipset with GMA 950 graphics; trio of USB ports; VGA out; 802.11b/g Wi-Fi; Ethernet; and 1.3- …
Tony Smith, 04 Sep 2008

Elonex shows off second Small, Cheap Computer

Updated Flush with the apparent sell-out success of its Small, Cheap Computer, the One, Elonex is preparing another model, this time with a more traditional laptop look. Like the One, the One T sports a clamshell design, but this time the internals are located beneath the keyboard rather than behind the screen. The latter approach …
Tony Smith, 09 Jul 2008

Dell rapped for £60 delivery charge on £200 laptop

Dell has been criticised by the advertising watchdog for not making it clear enough that a laptop would incur a £60 delivery charge. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said that the charge "added significantly" to the cost of the computer. In a direct mail advert for Dell computers a £199 laptop computer was offered for …
OUT-LAW.COM, 30 May 2008
For Sale sign detail ticked off by ad watchdog

Time Group Ltd - trading as - has been told off by the advertising watchdog for running a misleading ad for its PCs. Someone from Merseyside complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after seeing an ad for a Power PC retailing at £699. He or she got the hump because the ad didn't make it clear that the …
Tim Richardson, 27 Apr 2005
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PCCW opens kimono (a little) on UK broadband wireless plans

When the UK’s 15 licenses for fixed wireless broadband ended up in the hands of a single viable bidder in May last year, most European and UK operators shrugged and said so what? Pacific Century Cyber Works bought 13 of 15 licenses auctioned in the UK last year, by bidding through differently named subsidiaries and later …
Faultline, 15 Sep 2004
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Amazon's unfeasibly high handling charges

Update Amazon UK's computer pricing went riot yesterday (and the US too - see below), judging from several email confirmation orders we've seen: Here's one for two books, totalling £14.58. Subtotal:14.58 GBP Delivery Charge: 3.34 GBP Total: 3,286,640.44 GBP Our informant, Mark Ewart writes: When I phoned they said there was a ' …
Drew Cullen, 13 Jun 2002
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Marmite online – Web site brings yeast extract to the masses

Two former soldiers have started a Web site to supply homesick expatriates with British fare. offers all the home comforts of Britain, such as Tetley Teabags, Heinz Baked Beans and OK! Magazine, online. Launched this week, the site lists over 1500 brands at UK shop prices plus delivery charge. Ex-military …
Linda Harrison, 13 Apr 2000
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Ads watchdog snarls at HP, cocks leg at Dixons

Dixons' sour grapes over Tiny's free PC offer were ignored by the ASA this month. The high street giant lashed out at Tiny, objecting to the "free PC" headline in an advert because of a £39.99 delivery charge. It also questioned whether the machine, sold without monitor, was suitable for use with a TV - claiming that flickering …
Linda Harrison, 17 Jan 2000
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C2000 sees Web sales triple

Computer 2000's online sales have tripled since it started offering free delivery on orders using its InTouch 2000 Web service. The distributor said the number of resellers asking to be registered for ordering over the Web was also up six-fold since the offer's launch in mid-November. Its online ordering business was originally …
Linda Harrison, 03 Dec 1999
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C2000 cuts delivery charge from online orders

Computer 2000 (C2000) is offering free delivery on goods ordered through its online service, InTouch. The offer will apply for a limited period and is part of the distributor's drive to get resellers to throw off their reservations about using the Web. InTouch, which was launched around two years ago, still brings in less than …
Linda Harrison, 15 Nov 1999
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ASA awards brickbats to IT firms

The ASA has been kept busy despite the holiday season judging by its report this month. Exchequer Software was pulled up for using scare tactics in an accountancy software advertisement. Pegasus Software objected to the Bournemouth company’s ad, which showed a man being hung over a cauldron with the words: "VAT & EMU. A nasty …
Linda Harrison, 01 Sep 1999
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Ads watchdog issues free PC warning

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) today urged UK consumers to read the small print and shop around before embarking on any "free" PC deal. The move follows complaints about ISP Online-Direct, which is being investigated by the ASA over the hidden charges in its £99.99 "free" PC offer. The advert, in the national press …
Linda Harrison, 06 Aug 1999
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BOL UK gives away books – today

Anyone out there fancy a freebie? Between 3:30pm and 5:30pm BST this afternoon (UK time) Books Online UK is giving away free books to all comers. The giveaway is being promoted as a celebration of the company's fist six months online, but it should have the handy knock-on effect of distracting attention from the better known …
Lucy Sherriff, 04 Aug 1999
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Win98 free update part 99 – it was possible, once

We thought we'd finally nailed down the Microsoft UK free update to Win98 SE story a couple of hours ago, but no, there's more. It was possible to get a totally free update, without paying postage, for an OEM version, but now it isn't. The latest information we had from Microsoft said that the company would be picking up the tab …
John Lettice, 07 Jul 1999