robots
France Will Pay You £2.9 Million to Invent an Oil-Drilling Drone

France's equivalent of DARPA has a lofty task for you. The National Research Agency is challenging engineers to design and build an autonomous oil-drilling robot that can operate continuously for six weeks at a time. And they're willing to pay you handsomely. Read More >>

tablets
Argos MyTablet Undercuts Hudl With £99 Price Tag

Mere weeks after Tesco launched its surprisingly decent Hudl tab, Argos has announced a take on the in-house hardware concept with the MyTablet. The Argos tab is less powerful than Hudl, offering a 1.6GHz dual-core processor on a lower-resolution 1024 x 600 7-inch display, but it has that £99 price tag in its favour -- and there's a pink one. MyTablet goes on sale this Wednesday. [Argos] Read More >>

internet
Buy it on eBay, Collect it at Argos, With 'Click and Collect' Scheme

eBay's announced a joint trial with Argos, that sees big sellers able to flog their stuff through the auction site and allow buyers to pick it up from a participating branch of the high street chain. Read More >>

rumours
Is Argos Looking at Running Its Own Phone Network too?

Hot on the heals of Phones 4u's new incoming phone network, Argos is looking at setting up its own MVNO, apparently. You'll be able to sign up for mobile contracts from April, both phones and SIM-only, from traditional networks, but if all goes well, Argos is apparently going to launch its own MVNO. At this rate everyone and their dog will have their own network. Read More >>

dealzmodo
Cheap Argos Toys are Your "What, Kids Don't Like Potatoes In Their Chrimbo Stockings?" Deal of the Day

"Toys, toys, for girls and for boys, let’s all make some noise for toys, toys." Ah yes, that traditional song that we all used to sing during the enforced five-minute blindfolded period on Christmas morning before the presents were opened. Do kids still do that? They should. Read More >>

google
Argos Confirms a 32GB Nexus 7 Is On the Way For £200

Neither Google nor Asus have announced it, but good old Argos has just released its Christmas gift guide with a 32GB Nexus 7 plonked front and centre for £200. Maybe Google heard our pleas -- 32GB is the one you should buy if you're still looking for one. [TNW] Read More >>

ereaders
The Barnes & Noble Nook Continues Its UK-Domination Plans With a String of New Retailers

It was announced earlier this week that Barnes & Noble were bringing their e-reader, the nimble little Nook, to the UK in partnership with John Lewis. It has now been announced that the Nook will also be available at three more retailers: Argos, Blackwell's and Foyles. Read More >>

dealzmodo
Beat Royal Mail's Jacked-Up Stamp Prices With Your "Screw Email, I Still Use Snail Mail" Deal of the Day

As you may be aware, the Royal Mail yesterday stuck the knife deep into the heart of all of us, with their announcement of horrific stamp price increases. Read More >>

apple
Apple's Online Store Is Now the UK's Second Favourite Shopping Site

Love it or hate it, Apple's pretty popular in the UK. Everyone and their Mums seem to have an iPhone or an iPod. But you might be surprised to learn that Apple is Britain's second most visited online retailer after Amazon. Read More >>

retromodo
How Much Crap Did You Buy From Argos' 1985 Catalogue?

Flickr user "trippyglitters" has scanned in a copy of Argos' catalogue from 1985 (before many of you tykes were born, I'm sure), providing a trip down memory lane for anyone bothered enough to flip through the Flickr album. Read More >>

crime
Wheelchair-Bound Looter Gets 12 Months For Stealing an ALBA Telly

Brave young David Knott took to the London streets to steal himself a new TV back during London's summer of discontent, despite being in a wheelchair with a broken leg. That's some impressive dedication to social unrest. Read More >>

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