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Islands for sale: Are you in the market for your own sandy paradise?

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made headlines a few years back when he purchased 700 acres of land on Kauai, Hawaii’s fourth biggest island.<p>For …

TfL bans Uber in London after delivering decision on the startup’s license

Uber will be forced to remove 10,000s of cars from London’s streets as Transport for London (TfL) has decided to not renew its five-year license …

Game of Thrones prequel ideas and why we may never see them

Another <i>Game of Thrones</i> spin-off series is in the works. <i>Another</i> one!<p>Not content with the four already-announced spin-off series they’re working on, …

Why China’s sovereign credit rating was cut and why it doesn’t matter

Standard & Poor’s has fallen into line with its rival ratings agencies Moody’s and Fitch and cut China’s sovereign credit rating by one notch, down …

What is Ceta, the EU’s new trade deal with Canada?

Today (21 September) is an exciting day in European trade as the European Union’s (EU) new trade deal with Canada has provisionally come into …

Timeline: How the Fed built up its $4.2trn balance sheet

The dollar extended gains against most major currencies after the Federal Reserve announced plans to raise rates and unwind its $4.2trn balance sheet …

Laver Cup black court: Prague tennis tournament breaks ranks with world’s first black court

<i>Laver Cup black court – we’ve got everything you need to know.</i><p>What colour is a tennis court? Most people would say green, but if you’re in Prague …

Hurricane season has battered Caribbean islands – here’s how much it will cost their tourism industries

In the past couple of weeks the US and the Caribbean have faced some of the worst storms in recent years.<p>It started with Hurricane Harvey in Texas, …

The Tesla revolution: 6 electric luxury vehicles to get excited about

While Donald Trump and his cronies might deny it, the scientific community has accepted climate change as fact. And no matter who you are, rich or …

Why are UK shoppers ditching the big supermarkets for Aldi and Lidl?

UK shoppers are ditching traditional supermarkets in favor of German discount grocers Aldi and Lidl.<p>In the past three months almost 63 percent of …

Netflix on Nintendo Switch? A new rumour says it’s coming soon

Last week, <i>Verdict</i> wrote at length on the success of the Nintendo Switch in its first six months. It’s had a good run so far and the future looks …

Tokyo Motor Show 2017 event details: These are the concept cars set to be showcased

The Frankfurt Motor Show, the world’s biggest car trade show, has come to an end, but there is still plenty for car fanatics to look forward to this …

Extremist videos are being hosted on YouTube — should more be done about them?

There are currently hundreds of extremist videos available on YouTube.<p>Researchers at the right-leaning The Henry Jackson Society have identified 61 …

Which companies could leave the UK because of Brexit?

Since the UK voted to leave the EU last June, several companies and financial services have said they will leave the UK because of Brexit or are …

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Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone X: will Google hold a candle to Apple?

This week is truly an auspicious day for fans of smartphones. The Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel XL 2 were announced, to much fanfare.<p>Of course, …

Good Beer Guide: These are the best pubs in the UK’s major counties

The Good Beer Guide 2018 has arrived, confirming the best places to grab a pint around the United Kingdom.<p>Celebrating the title’s 45th year, …

As blue wine becomes the next big beverage, here are some other unusual wine alternatives

It seems that red and white simply wasn’t cutting it in the world of Instagram’s wine drinkers. However, Gik blue wine is on hand to brighten up your …

What is an F rating in cinema? Why did Mother! get one

Oh no, Darren Aronofsky’s <i>Mother!</i> is shaping up to the a serious box office disaster. In fact, it might end up being the mother of all box offices …

Central banks need to wake up to bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, says the BIS

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), often known as the central banks’ central bank, has warned that financial institutions can’t ignore …

Facebook is going to begin suggesting news stories for you to read

Mark Zuckerberg wants to make Facebook the only website you ever visit. The next stage in this plan: pick out the news stories Facebook wants you to …

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