US trade commission bans products from major Chinese tech companies 

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that it will be banning the sale and import of new products from five major Chinese companies due to security concerns.  In a statement,... Read more »

US regulators approve new immunotherapy drug for type 1 diabetes 

The FDA has approved a new biological therapy for type 1 diabetes which has been described as “game-changing”. The drug delays the onset of the condition and is the first therapy that... Read more »

Twitter sees a surge of fake accounts after changes to policies

Since Elon Musk announced the introduction of the new Twitter Blue subscription service, experts have warned that it could lead to a surge in the number of fake accounts. So far, this... Read more »

Airbnb announces plans to make prices more transparent 

For Airbnb customers, having hidden fees added to the bill is a common complaint. However, the company just announced changes to its policies to address this concern.  Some customers have reported paying... Read more »

CDC data shows alcohol-related deaths increased during the pandemic 

In recent decades, the number of alcohol-related deaths has been steadily rising. But, the numbers increased sharply during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data from the CDC.  The data shows that the... Read more »

How inflation has affected holiday shopping habits 

For most of the year, consumers have been troubled by rising inflation. The slowing economy has meant a multitude of changes for consumers, including higher prices in stores. But, with the holiday... Read more »

What are the biggest car insurance misconceptions?

Car insurance is essential for drivers, and for most drivers, it gives peace of mind that, if there was an accident or theft, they would be protected against a major loss. However,... Read more »

How common is “shrinkflation” in 2022? 

The slowing economy has meant a number of changes for consumers, including higher grocery bills. However, despite rising prices for food, a new study has found that the size of many grocery... Read more »

Slowing economy has meant lower sales for tech giants

Two of the world’s largest tech companies, Alphabet and Microsoft, have recently reported their sales figures slowing down due to growing fears about the economic climate. After the recent problems with the... Read more »

Growing number of mobile phones are being thrown away, rather than recycled 

Studies have found that most people don’t recycle their electronic devices. New research from the international waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) forum shows that around 5.3 billion mobile phones will be... Read more »