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Which? Technology news roundup, 25 July 2014

UK vs US prices, radio reliability & laptop repair

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If you’ve ever been on holiday to the US, you’ll probably have noticed the bargain prices of products compared with the cost of the same items back home. So are we overpaying? We compared the costs of some of the most popular tech products from Apple, Sony, Google and others to find out.

Elsewhere, we take a long look at laptop repair services and ask whether both high street stores and independent PC shops need to be fixed. We also reveal the reliability of the humble DAB radio, so you’ll know which brands are more likely than others to last for years.  

All this and more on Which? Tech Daily.

UK vs US pricing – do we pay too much?

We compared the costs of some of the most popular tech products, from Apple, Sony, Google and more, to find out how much we’re overpaying compared to our Stateside cousins.

Currys/PC World laptop repairs – do they have the Knowhow?

We took more than 20 faulty laptops to repair stores to see how well they treated our tech and how much the fix cost – find out how Currys/PC World’s Knowhow team got on.

Do laptop repair services need fixing?

We show how you can fix a broken laptop yourself, and explain what you need to ask before handing your precious PC over to a laptop repair service.

How long will your DAB radio last?

Make sure that the next DAB radio you buy is enough to make you ‘Radio Ga Ga’ for years to come, by finding out which radio brands last the longest.

The best camera phones – updated

Our cameras expert casts his eye over the latest smartphones, to tell you which cameras have the flashiest flash, take photos the fastest and give the sharpest photos.

Helpdesk Challenge – how to use Skype

Find out how to chat for as long as you want – face-to-face if you both have a webcam – for free. Here’s how to use Skype to make internet video calls.

Top five tech for listening to music

These days there seem to be as many ways to listen to music as there are Beatles records – from DAB radios and CD players, to soundbars and wireless speakers. Find out which devices our audio expert recommends.

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