Articles By Vittorio Hernandez
South Korean tech giant Samsung literally rolled out the gigantic 85-inch ultra-high definition TV on Wednesday night in Sydney. The $40,000 device, soon to be available in retail outlets in Australian this month, features an Australian accent.
Marine Park Tour Operators in Australia are questioning the exclusion of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia by travel guide Lonely Planet. At the same time, some groups are questioning the inclusion of smaller dive sites in the list.
Because of the buzz over an upcoming Android OS that started in late 2012, among the 10 things that techies are expecting in the May Google 1/O is the roll out of the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
Since Iceland has a very small population of 320,000 people, a lot of its citizens are related to each other distantly. To prevent Icelanders from committing the an unacceptable social practice of falling in love or marrying their close relatives, they are tapping technology's help.
Until April 16, 2013, Tuesday, there were only two rights that gays in New Zealand did not enjoy - the right to adopt children as a couple and the right to marry. The next day, the country's Parliament passed the Marriage Equality law that granted same-sex couples the right to marry, leaving only the right to adopt children as a couple as the only one right still denied them.
An interesting job vacancy ad was posted in Weibo, China's counterpart of Twitter. The ad announced that a third-party security company in Beijing called Anquan is looking for a Chief Pornography Identification Officer.
In a virtual admission that eight-division title holder Manny Pacquiao's stock is dwindling, boxing promoter Bob Arum agreed that if the fifth match between Manny and Juan Manuel Marquez would take place, the Mexican boxer would get the larger purse.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI kept his promise on Tuesday, April 16, to remain low key after he had resigned as pope on Feb 28, 2013. It was his 86th birthday, but his only public appearance was to celebrate Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae.
AT&T, the largest U.S. carrier, started on Tuesday to accept pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4 on its Web site. The carrier would only accept orders for the 16GB model on black and white colours and the offer is limited to select areas for the meantime.
Dominance of Android smartphones in the global market will continue in the next two years, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said on Tuesday at the AllThingsD mobile conference in New York.