This is, presumably, why Currys was at pains to point out that calls are first and foremost to confirm delivery dates and times. Only after two requests does it admit that during the call, “depending on the conversation, the customer may be offered a care plan on the product purchased”. It insists, however, that none of these are extended warranties or insurance products. … [Read more...] about Currys says calls aren’t a scam … its staff say they are!
Generator hostel, London The urban-design-led Generator hostel group’s King’s Cross branch is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the station and offers affordable beds, late-night bar and fun interiors. Communal spaces are colourful and industrial, with reclaimed timber, and exposed pipes and brickwork. There are leather egg chairs, a graffiti-print piano, chessboard-printed tables, a slice of a Routemaster bus serving as the DJ booth in the bar, and a cafe offering burgers and light bites. Dorms sleep 4-13, with shared bathrooms, or there are private rooms, some en suite. It’s within walking distance of the redeveloped Coal Drops Yard shopping and restaurant complex, as well as Regent’s Park and Camden.• Dorms from £9, private rooms from £44, staygenerator.comAntonia Wilson … [Read more...] about 10 of the best hotels near Europe’s main railway stations
Nvidia is arguably the biggest name in graphics, and also makes mobile chips called Tegra, on which these two Android TV boxes are based. The previous Shield was released in 2015 and, unlike many other smart TVs and streaming boxes, is being kept fresh with a steady stream of updates, making it the best, most supported Android TV experience available either baked into a TV or in a set-top box. … [Read more...] about Nvidia Shield TV review: the best Android TV box with brilliant AI upscaling
Later my dad became unemployed and had to claim the “dole” for long periods of time. Even within a community where many people were in the same situation, this was a source of humiliation: relying on state assistance to get by was seen by some as a sign of parental failure. While we had enough food to mostly meet our daily needs (we had to borrow from neighbours when things got really tight), occasional treats were often paid for by going into debt with loan sharks. Although we were far from unusual – west Belfast, which was also one of the main flashpoints during Northern Ireland’s sectarian conflict in the 1970s and 1980s, was among the most deprived areas in the whole of western Europe – I hated how much we had to struggle and how much shame there was in not being able to afford what others could. … [Read more...] about ‘Being poor is not inevitable or due to personal flaws. I know, I’ve been there’
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