trains
Rail Regulator Says Train Companies are Hiding Refund Clauses -- and Keeping £100m Compo Kitty to Themselves

The Office of Rail Regulation is looking into forcing train companies to be more open about their refund policies for delays and cancellations, suggesting that current rail franchises try to hide refunds terms from travellers -- saving them from paying out up to £100m in compensation. Read More >>

transport
Crazed Ryanair Passengers Loot Drinks Trolley in Fury Over 24-Hour Delay

A nightmare Ryanair flight -- featuring an emergency stopover for medical treatment, a re-route to an alternative airport and a bus journey -- kicked off in terrifying fashion, with furious passengers said to have looted the duty free trolley and abused staff during their delay-hit ordeal. Read More >>

transport
Stormy Weather to Cause Christmas Travel Chaos

If you're not one that enjoys visiting family and friends over the Christmas period, this may be like an early present from Mother Nature herself. Travellers are being warned that stormy weather will severely impact all forms of transport over Christmas, and that staying indoors over the next few days will be wise. Read More >>

google
Google Apologises for 2.6 Second Gmail Delays

Google's issued an apology and humble explanation for the tech issues that dogged Gmail for some yesterday, which varied in impact from triggering the odd error message to causing a small percentage of emails to take as long as two hours to get through. Read More >>

gaming
Ouya Late Delivery Mess Earns Early Backers Free Shop Credit

The founder of successful crowd-funded games machine Ouya has apologised to early backers, after some who threw their money into the Kickstarter pot in the early days were left frustrated when consoles hit shops before their machines arrived. Read More >>

rumours
Apple May Delay the New iPhone Because of a Change in Screen Size

Bloomberg is reporting, citing Taiwanese newspaper Commercial Times, that Apple may delay the next iPhone — after it allegedly decided to tweak its design to feature a bigger 4.3-inch retina display screen. Read More >>

htc
The HTC One Is Delayed Because Suppliers Think HTC Isn't a Top Tier Company

The HTC One, the beautiful beast of an Android, is delayed because suppliers no longer consider HTC a "tier one company". Which basically means that component companies only care about working with Apple and Samsung. Which basically means that we're going to have to wait a little longer to get our hands on the best Android phone. Which sucks. Read More >>

gaming
You're Going to Have to Wait Till September for GTA V

I can hardly believe it, but this comes from the horse's mouth: Rockstar has just announced that we won't be seeing GTA V until September 17th -- four months later than planned. Say it aint so Rockstar? Seriously? We want it NOW! Read More >>

apple
WSJ: iTunes 11 to Be Released Today

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple will finally release iTunes 11, after a myriad of manufacturing delays, today. Yep, that's right, today, finally. Considering it was meant to be released way back in October, it's better late than never, I guess. Read More >>

apple
Apple's Finally Going to Release iTunes 11 Any Minute Now

Apple said its next iteration of the now bloated and sluggish media hub, iTunes 11, would come first in October, then November. December is fast approaching and it's still not here yet, but according to notes sent out to music producers, it should be here any day now, despite America being on Thanskgiving. Read More >>

google
Waiting For Your LG Nexus 4 to be Delivered? It Could Be a While

Oh dear, looks like Google's got quite a mess on its hands. It seems like Mountain View was slightly unprepared for the deluge of people ponying up their hard earned cash for the £240 flagship Android phone. Deliveries are back ordered to the tune of up to three weeks. Ouch. Read More >>

apple
You're Going to Have to Hold Tight for iTunes 11

Apple's wish list for its revamped iTunes product is long, but near the top was an October release date. After it was an iPad mini event truant, iTunes seemed destined not to make the cut. Now, Apple tells AllThingsD, it's going to be another month: Read More >>

microsoft
Microsoft Offers £50 of Credit for Delayed UK Surface Tablet Orders

Microsoft has got itself into a bit of a pickle and is trying to buy its way out, as usual, offering £50 of shopping credit to anyone who hasn't received their Windows RT Surface hardware on the claimed launch day. Read More >>

apple
Apple's New iMacs Are More Tease Than Reality

It looks like the thinness of Apple's latest iteration of their highly desirable all-in-one isn't the only potential problem for consumers, as, well, there are currently none to buy, nor is the company taking any pre-orders for the svelte machines. Not just that -- Apple has also pulled the previous generation from the store too. Erk. Read More >>

internet
Train Company Site Update Delayed by... Bad Weather

First Great Western suffered a comedic PR crisis late last week, after using the well-known rail excuse of "adverse weather conditions" as the reason for a delay in the launch of a web site. Read More >>

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