Amazon Walks Back Its New Pre-Order Policy Probably Because It Sucks and We All Hated It

Amazon is finally reversing the terrible policy it was apparently testing out in Europe that saw customers charged for their games at the point of order, rather that dispatch. Read More >>

Starbucks Is Letting You Borrow Cups at Gatwick for Free and You Just Know They’ll Get Stolen

In an effort to do its bit for the environment, Starbucks is trialling reusable cups for its customers at Gatwick airport, saying that it could cut down on 7,000 paper cups if people cooperate. Read More >>

A Domino’s Store in London Tried to Deliver Pizza to Queen Elizabeth After a Prank Call

A Domino's driver attempted to deliver four cheeseburger pizzas to one Elizabeth, residing in Buckingham Palace, and was surprised to find out someone was pulling his leg. Dude. Come on. Read More >>

McDonald’s is Trialling Extended Breakfast Hours and So Help Me if You Don’t Get Your Arse Down There

Miracles happen but once every few thousand years. First, there was that Jesus chap who pulled fish and bread out of his arse (metaphorically speaking) to feed the masses. And now McDonald's is taking up the mantle by serving breakfast until 11am. Read More >>

Germany Refuses to Let Boeing’s 737 Max Fly Over it

Boeing's troubled 737 Max aeroplane has been troubling German air traffic officials this week, who refused to let one of the controversial planes fly over the country. Read More >>

Amazon is Offering 3 Months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for Just £15

Amazon is offering the newly announced Xbox Game Pass Ultimate three month subscription for half price - that's three months of Game Pass, Game Pass PC, and Xbox Live Gold for just £15. Read More >>

Engineers OK Switching Our Gas Grid to Hydrogen

The Institution of Engineering and Technology has been tasked with investigating the possibility of eliminating natural gas from our heating and cooking systems, and yes, they say we could switch to hydrogen without having to dig up and replumb the nation, drastically reducing the UK's burnt-stuff output in time for 2050's net-zero carbon target date. Read More >>

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O2 Launches Apple Watch 4 With Six Month Free Airtime Promotion

O2 is launching the Apple Watch Series 4 today and to mark the occasion, it's offering six months of free air time to new and existing iPhone customers on custom plans. Read More >>

SSE Closes its Last Coal Burning Generator

The bit of Warrington you see from the train may soon be up for demolition, as the town's Fiddler's Ferry coal-fired power station is to be closed by the end of next March. Read More >>

Ebay’s 36-Hour Site-Wide 10% off Sale Kicks off Today

Ebay is knocking 10 per cent off everything until tomorrow night - even things that are already discounted - so get your butt into gear and get over there. Read More >>

You Can Now Buy These Gorgeous Peter Pan 50p Coins to Support Great Ormond Street Hospital

More fancy 50ps are coming that cost significantly more than 50p to purchase, because of course they do. In this instance, it's even more laughable as they're not even real currency. The good news is a portion of the profits will go to charity. Read More >>

Lego Says It Didn’t Steal the Idea for Its Jurassic World T-Rex From Lego Ideas Submission

Lego revealed its 3,120 Jurassic World T-Rex this week, complete with minifigs and the iconic Jurassic Park gates, but now the company is fending off any potential accusations that it's based on a rejected Lego Ideas concept. Read More >>

Successful Footballers Handed £3.5k Gold-Plated iPhones

The winning footballers of Liverpool, who we have been led to believe emerged victorious from one sporting campaign this season by defeating their rivals with numerous exciting goals, have been handed another form of celebratory trophy item to wave about as proof they're best – a gold-plated iPhone X. Read More >>

Experimental Hoses, Hydrogen Trains and Obviously Drones Win Next-Gen Rail Funding

Teams behind a basket of solutions to a variety of rail transport problems have been handed portions of a £7.8m innovation fund, with everything from new leaf-blowing methods to automated track inspection drone systems winning a slice of the governmental money. Read More >>

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Operation Fishwrap Repackages Old Terror Attacks as New Ones for Your Dumb Friends to Share

Analytics firm, Recorded Future, has purported to have discovered an online campaign that is recycling news about past terror attacks and re-framing them as new incidents on social media. Read More >>