30th April 2014
Catalogue retailer Argos' transformation into a digital business is starting to bear fruit for its owner, after it reported a rise of more than a quarter in profits for its last financial year.
29th April 2014
The washing machine, and the many ways in which owners can cut its running costs, are the subject of the latest of a series of articles published by The Guardian as part of a challenge to encourage people to look at how they can adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.
28th April 2014
Spring cleaning tips abound at this time of year for many parts of the house – but rather than the plethora of articles which concentrate on the fabric of a home, housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has instead offered some pointers for putting the sparkle back into some often-neglected kitchen appliances.
25th April 2014
Out of the 27 members of the European Union, just three have published plans to meet compulsory energy savings targets which the body co-ordinating the plans considers to be credible.
24th April 2014
Dials and buttons are a thing of the past on the latest machine from Korean electronics giant Samsung, which has just hit the market.
23rd April 2014
One of the lightest but strongest materials known to man can be made easily by anyone with access to the right ingredients – and a kitchen blender.
22nd April 2014
An Ethiopian student believes he has overcome the problem of keeping a solar-powered oven at a sufficiently high temperature for it to be able to bake bread.
17th April 2014
Food should be more expensive to make people value it more, a leading TV presenter has said in an interview this morning.
16th April 2014
Eighty years ago this Friday, the world's first launderette opened in Fort Worth, Texas.
15th April 2014
Fundraising hero Tony Phoenix-Morrison's attempt to run the London Marathon course four times in aid of a leading cancer charity had to be cut short after two circuits, as the Tynesider was suffering from sunstroke and heat exhaustion.