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Soccer

Slimline Samsung Galaxy A7 comes with eight cores, selfie mode and KitKat (hands-on)

The Samsung Galaxy A7 is a svelte 4G smartphone, but doesn't include the latest Android software.<p>BARCELONA -- The Samsung Galaxy A7 is a new eight-core 4G smartphone that's slimmer than Kate Moss on a juice cleanse, but it should perhaps have helped itself to a Lollipop.<p>The A7 is a follow-up to the …

Phones

I ditched my wedding ring for a silicone band

QALO wants to save your flesh and your cash with these medical-grade silicone rings. I spent a week with one. Is it time to ditch the traditional gold band?<p>When my wife and I were shopping for wedding rings, my eye wandered toward anything that wasn't a traditional gold band. When the girl behind …

Jewelry

How The 2017 Ford GT Came About And Why It Looks The Way It Does

Bombshells like the 2017 Ford GT don’t come often.<p>Few within Ford even knew much about the mysterious hypercar before its surprise revelation at the North American International Auto Show.<p>“We actually had a little skunkworks in the Dearborn studio downstairs that no one knew about,” said Moray …

Sports Cars

RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

Here's a look at the best smartphones you can buy today.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available in</i> …

Phones

Merrick Realistic About Burns Situation

Wellington Phoenix head coach Ernie Merrick is taking a positive approach to the prospect of losing Nathan Burns to China.<p>Wellington Phoenix head …

Xiaomi Launches Mi Note Phablet To Fight The iPhone 6 Plus

Xiaomi, the Chinese company that recently became the world’s most valuable startup (depending on your definition of startup), took the wraps off its latest phone in Beijing today… and the comparisons to Apple are likely to flow once again.<p>The Xiaomi Mi Note is priced at 3299 CNY (~$530) for a 64 …

Mobile Technology

Xiaomi aims to take on the iPhone 6 Plus with new 5.7″ Note phablet

After teasing a super-thin new smartphone earlier this week, smartphone maker (or, maybe more accurately, “smartclone maker”) Xiaomi revealed its 2015 flagship model, the Note. Just to be clear, this is an entirely new device, and doesn’t seem to be related to the company’s existing “Redmi Note” …

13 Weird Moments In The History Of Water Fountains

When was the last time you gave serious thought to a drinking fountain? Maybe it was in elementary school, when they were the only way to wet your whistle. Or maybe never. That would be perfectly understandable. They seem boring!<p>But they're not. Far from it.<p>About a month ago, I started looking into …

Urbanism

Xiaomi's new phone wants to be an iPhone killer

Xiaomi revealed a slate of new products in Beijing on Thursday, including a flagship smartphone that the Chinese company said would rival Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.<p>The company showed off four major new products to thousands of cheering fans. Top billing was given to the Mi Note, which features a 5.7" …

Mobile Technology

Wellington Phoenix Premiers

Full Time| 3-4, Great goals by Brindell South, Hailmariam and Stevens weren't enough today against top of the table Exodus Team Wellington. #WPvTW

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Dentists debate need to extract wisdom teeth

The decision to remove wisdom teeth often seems like a routine part of young adulthood. But more people are starting to ask whether it's always necessary.<p>Those who oppose automatically taking out those four teeth say "watchful waiting" is a better path because the teeth and surrounding gum tissue …

Top 10 most memorable Wellington Phoenix A-League matches

On Sunday, the Wellington Phoenix will play their 200th A-League match. Radio Sport football commentator Jason Pine has seen them all, and selects …

The 12-minute total-body workout

You’ve got legitimate excuses for not working out: You can’t afford a gym membership and you don’t have any equipment at home. We asked Joe …

Microsoft Stops Selling Windows 8 And Windows 7

This year 31 October frights are not limited to Halloween. Today is also the day Microsoft stops selling retail copies of both Windows 7 and Windows 8.<p>The date is written large in the Windows Life Cycle Fact Sheet but, like the best Halloween scares, the real threat is not as big as the initial …

Smartphone app to be used as hotel room keys

The hotel group Starwood is to begin giving hotel guests the option to by-pass check-in and simply use their smartphones to enter their hotel rooms.<p>The chain has upgraded 30,000 room locks in its nearly 150 hotels to work with the system, which uses Bluetooth technology. Rival chain Hilton is …

Hospitality