Articles By Vittorio Hernandez

Samsung Galaxy S5

From Tech Mar 28

SK Telecoms Releases Galaxy S5 in South Korea 2 Weeks Ahead of April 11 Global Sale, Move Surprises Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is scheduled to have a simultaneous global official release in 150 countries on April 11. However, a South Korean carrier has jumped the gun on the tech world and started selling the new flagship on Thursday, March 27, for 866,800 won.

HTC One (M8)

From Tech Mar 28

New HTC One (M8) Fails Hammer Torture Test

The new HTC One (M8) once again gets rave reviews from tech Web sites, boosting once again the value of the beleaguered Taiwanese phone maker. C/NET, which compared the HTC One to Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5S, believes the Taiwan-made phone would give the South Korean-made unit a run for its money based on a review of their specs.

Visa, MasterCard

From Companies Mar 28

App Allows Australian Owners of New Android Smartphones Running on Kitkat to Replace Visa Credit Cards

Australian holders of Visa credit cards, which are susceptible to hacking and other fraudulent practices, could soon bid their plastic money good-bye. Such move is possible if they buy new Android smartphones and download an app developed by Aussie payments product provider Cuscal.

Qantas posts full-year loss

From Companies Mar 28

Qantas Job Axe Hits 26 Managers

A seven-page memo to Qantas staff that was leaked to media said that 26 managers will get the axe as part of the embattled air carrier's cost-cutting programme in a bid to save $2 billion over three years.

Malaysians Prime Minister Najib Razak has hinted that the missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 was almost certainly hijacked.

From Travel Mar 28

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370: Mathematicians Who Help Locate Crash Site of Air France Jet Willing to Assist in Finding Missing MH Boeing 777 Plane

Malaysia was ridiculed when it allowed a witch doctor to perform a weird rite inside the Kuala Lumpur airport days after the Boeing 777 jet disappeared. Then theories ranging from terrorism to political vengeance sprouted until Australian and Chinese satellites spotted floating objects in the southe...

A man unlocks the door of his flooded house as other residents watch after a rise in the water level of river Yamuna in New Delhi June 19, 2013.

From Science Mar 27

Flash Flood Warning for Brisbane As Trough Could Dump 50-150mm of Rain Until Friday Morning

The Brisbane City Council issued on Thursday morning a heavy rain alert which could result in flash flood hitting the city. A trough is forecast to drift south and dump 50 to 150 millimetres of rain from Thursday afternoon through early Friday morning.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

From Global Markets Mar 27

Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 3/27/14

In US economic data, durable goods rose 2.2% in February, following two months of declines. However orders for non-defence capital goods excluding aircraft (a proxy for business spending plans) unexpectedly fell 1.3% after rising 0.8% in January. The Markit ´´flash´´ services sector PMI rose from 53.3 to 55.5 in March.

Knifing Incident

From Law Mar 27

Shocked Asda Shoppers Witness Brit Woman Slit Own Throat at Supermarket

A woman who had Asian features and estimated to be between the ages of 20 and 40 killed herself inside an Asda supermarket in Shipley, West Yorkshire, on Tuesday night..

Pope Francis

From Faith & Belief Mar 27

Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of German Bling Bishop

Five months after Monsignor Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst offered on Oct 20, 2013 to resign from his post as bishop of the Limburg diocese in Germany, Pope Francis accepted on Wednesday his resignation.

A miner holds a lump of iron ore at a mine located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia December 2, 2013.

From Global Markets Mar 27

BREE Lowers Forecast for Iron Prices to $110/Tonne from $119 Due to Surplus

With the three largest producers of iron ore in Australia targeting large increases in their output for the key steelmaking ingredient, the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE) lowered on Wednesday its forecast for the commodity.