Does Your Beer Taste Watered Down? You Might Be Right

By Sam Gibbs on at

Have you ever thought that your beer tasted a bit weaker than normal? Now you might actually be right. Stella Artois, Budweiser and Beck’s are all being cut from 5 per cent to 4.8 per cent abv in an effort to reduce duty costs and to match “evolving UK category trends”.

Your Old iPod Might Kill Off Currys

By Sam Gibbs on at

The EU’s just decided that you should be able to dump your old and busted electronics on shops, whether or not you bought them there and even if you’re not buying anything new from them. The retailers will have to fund the e-waste clean up, which means your dead iPod or stereo might be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for stores on the edge like Currys.

White Galaxy Note on Sale Today, But Only in John Lewis

By Gary Cutlack on at

Samsung's white version of its massive 5.3" Galaxy Note has gone on sale in the UK today, but it's not what you'd call a wide release. It's launched in one particular branch of John Lewis, on London's Oxford Street, where it will remain an exclusive until the rest of the SIM-free retailers get their stock in mid-February. [Recombu]