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For Luxury Globetrotters, Sydney Becomes More Desirable

Foreign nationals, lured by security, space and temperate weather, spend big in Australia<p>Not that long ago, Australia was seen as just a tad too far …

Real Estate

Apple's iPhone 8: 5 Features I Want To See

What will make the iPhone 8 stand out from the crowd? Battery life and camera are often the most important features to users, but there are a few other areas I’d like to see Apple improve on.<p>Looking over recent leaks it looks like Apple is planning to revamp some key features, but what else should …

Protesters barricade Uber offices: 'No business as usual' on inauguration day

Activists hold signs attacking company that ‘collaborates with Trump’ as protests are staged at other sites around San Francisco<p>Anti-Trump protesters barricaded the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco on Friday morning to call attention to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s “collaboration” with the new …

Charlotte Mayor Lifts Citywide Curfew After Peaceful Protests

After a weekend of peaceful protests and demonstrations over the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts lifted the citywide curfew Sunday evening.<p>Roberts and the chairman of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners, Trevor M. Fuller, released a joint statement …

Justice

US defense secretary wants Pentagon to hire more pot smokers

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter believes in being more flexible when it comes to hiring marijuana users.<p>Carter was responding to a hypothetical question posed at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF event on Tuesday about whether he would be open to hire someone who “[partook] in some goodies” at Burning …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

Sandra Bland's family settles for $1.9M in wrongful death suit

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sandra Bland's family has reached a $1.9 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit -- an agreement that has brought "joy" after a year of grief, Bland's mother said.<p>The settlement includes compensation for Bland's death in custody as well as several changes to jail procedures in Waller …

A Plane Had to Turn Around Because It Stank of Weed

Can we stop doing wacky shit on planes, please? I'm just trying to go on holiday here, mate.<p>And in yet another instalment of the increasingly regular series, "People Doing Absolutely Wacky Shit on Planes", a plane had to turn around because people were doing some absolutely wacky shit on it, i.e. …

British Airways

The Difference Between Green Furniture and Sustainable Furniture

Many furniture companies claim their products are "green," a designation usually referring to material sourcing. Maybe their sofa frames are made out of dumpster-sourced scrap metal or their cushions are filled with used ticker tape. Responsible material sourcing is important, but it does not …

Apple Aiming to End iTunes Music Downloads in Two Years [Update: Apple Says 'Not True']

Apple allegedly has an aggressive plan to "terminate" music downloads from iTunes within two years, reports <i>Digital Music News</i> citing sources with "close and active business relationships" with Apple.<p>Apple is also rumored to be considering a three to four year timeline for the shutdown of iTunes …

Can SpaceX really land on Mars? Absolutely, says an engineer who would know

Company has quietly tested Mars landing techniques with its first stage returns.<p>In September, 2014, a Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida …

Review: Qantas First Class Lounge LAX

After checking out of the Concourse Hotel at LAX, I grabbed the shuttle for a looong drive to Terminal 4, where I could check in for my flight to …

American Airlines