Russia is the most unequal major country in the world

Russia is the most unequal major economy in the world, with almost two-thirds of its wealth controlled by millionaires, a wealth research company has said. Sixty-two % of Russia’s wealth is held by U.S. dollar-millionaires and 26 % of its wealth is held by billionaires, New World Wealth said in a report on Wednesday. Russia’s economy is climbing out of ...

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Sony is selling a $3,680 gold-plated Walkman

Sony has unveiled a 3,300 Euro gold-plated Walkman music player as the Japanese electronics giant focuses on higher end products in its audio division. The latest player to use the iconic Walkman brand, which dates back to 1979, comes in two models – the WM1Z and WM1A. The WM1Z is the 3,300 Euro model while the WM1A comes in at ...

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SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral ahead of launch

A rocket operated by the aerospace company SpaceX has exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral where it was being test-fired ahead of a launch. The force of the blast shook buildings several miles away. SpaceX said “an anomaly” had occurred while the rocket was being loaded with fuel. No-one was injured, it said. The rocket’s payload, an Israeli-built ...

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Nasa Eagleworks’ paper has finally passed peer review, says scientist in the know

An independent scientist has confirmed that the paper by scientists at the NASA Eagleworks Laboratories on achieving thrust using highly controversial space propulsion technology EmDrive has passed peer review, and will soon be published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Dr José Rodal posted on the NASA Spaceflight forum in a now-deleted comment that the new paper ...

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Samsung shares dip amid reports of exploding batteries

Samsung on Thursday touched two-week lows after it delayed shipments of its premium Galaxy Note 7 smartphone amid reports of exploding batteries. The firm announced the delays for quality control testing late on Wednesday and also said Galaxy Note 7 shipments to South Korea’s top three mobile carriers had been halted, rattling investor hopes for strong second-half mobile earnings. Quality ...

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Beijing bans entertainment news that promotes Western lifestyles or pokes fun at Chinese values

Beijing has forbidden reports of entertainment news that promote “Western lifestyles”, poke fun at traditional Chinese values and cultural classics, such as mythical heroes, or publish details of celebrities’ love affairs. An official notice issued by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television has ordered all news platforms, including radio, television, and new media, to ensure their ...

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Ryan Lochte’s new endorsement deal is for crime prevention device

On Tuesday the swimmer who admits he lied about being a crime victim while he was in Rio for the 2016 Olympics posted a promo video on Instagram and Twitter announcing a deal with Robocopp a crime prevention device maker. “I’ve been traveling a lot lately. We all like to have fun, but it’s a good idea to stay safe,” ...

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For 15 hours baby’s heart stopped by the doctor to do life-saving surgery

LONDON: A 9 month old baby born in UK with large hole in his heart and faces certain death has survived in a marathon surgery when doctors has stopped his tiny heart for 15 hours to perform life saving operation. Nathan Byrne is now the smiling picture of health, British media reported on Monday. Scottish newspaper ‘Daily Record’ reported, thumb ...

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US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Delhi MEA reschedules to shrines

The Asian Age reported in Wednesday, John Kerry, The US Secretary of State arrived to India to take part in the 2nd Indo-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, had primarily planned to start off with visit to the Sisganj Gurudwara, Jama Masjid and a Hindu temple on Tuesday morning, reported The Telegraph. While on Wednesday, the Ministry of External Affairs rescheduled ...

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Uber suspends services in Abu Dhabi

Taxi-hailing company Uber has suspended its service in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Rival service Careem has also put its service there on hold, after some of its cars were stopped by authorities. Uber, which has been operating in the Emirates since 2013, did not explain why it had suspended its service, but did say the ...

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