Which? Technology news roundup, 22 November 2013Tablet prices, Xbox One, phone recycling & more

22 November 2013

Xbox One

It costs tablet manufacturers such as Apple less than £6 to add an extra 16GB of tablet memory. But they’ll charge you as much as £80 for the privilege.

Read on to learn how Which? research has uncovered outrageous pricing mark-ups in the tablet industry, and which manufacturers are most guilty of the practice.

Today also sees the launch of the Xbox One console, the successor to Microsoft's Xbox 360. Find out why this new generation of gaming machine is designed for much more than simply playing games.

Elsewhere, we have also been investigating mobile phone recycling sites to see just how much you are likely to get if you sell your old handset online. Find out which site is best when it comes to getting the most for your phone.

Also on Which? Tech Daily this week:

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  • The top five best-selling smartphones
  • Helpdesk Challenge – how to erase your hard drive
  • Tips and tricks for taking party photos

All this and more on Which? Tech Daily.

The great tablet memory mark-up scandal

Which? research has uncovered that it costs tablet manufacturers such as Apple less than £6 to add an extra 16GB of memory to a device; but they’ll charge you as much as £80 for the privilege.

If you buy a tablet with extra space for storing your apps and files, you could therefore be falling victim to a huge price hike. Read on to find out which manufacturers are the worst offenders when it comes to inflated storage prices.

Xbox One launch – games, TV, Blu-ray and video streaming all in one

Microsoft’s latest games console, the Xbox One, is released today. But the bulky machine does more than simply let you, or your kids, play games.

Find out why Microsoft thinks its latest Xbox console packs enough features to make it the hub of your family's home entertainment needs.

Mobile phone recycling - which website offers you the best price?

If you have ever upgraded your phone, you may have just thrown your old handset into a drawer and forgotten about it. Perhaps it’s time to think about selling it however, as there are plenty of services out there that want to buy it from you. 

We look into the various mobile recycling sites to see which ones offer the best price for old phones, and come away with a surprise winner when it comes to getting the best price.

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