New Zealand’s strong arm tactics evoke memories of 2003 Rugby World Cup debacle

Given that pay television, which ultimately funds it, is interested in the volume of product first and actual quality second (not that it would admit to that openly), a 10-team trans-Tasman competition is going to be more to its liking than two bunches of five. Which is why that is probably where we will end […]

Upcoming WhatsApp feature will let users sync chat history across platforms: Report

The feature is still in its development stages and will take some time to roll out. The report also mentions that chat sync from iOS to Android, or vice-versa, is not yet confirmed. WhatsApp was previously working to convert the iOS database to the one compatible with the Android format.

WhatsApp may make it easier to access chats across iPhones and Android phones

If anyone has ever switched from an Android phone to an iPhone — or vice versa — they know that one thing that they certainly have to compromise is on their WhatsApp chats. The popular chat platform doesn’t offer support for cross-platform chat history sync as Android users get to keep their backup on Google […]

Fare sale, new Tahiti flights, desperate hotels + more travel news

What is Elon Musk’s Boring Company building in the desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas? It might be a tunnel for ultra-high-speed travel between the two cities. A Tesla-focused blog revealed photos of the Boring Company’s San Bernardino County facility in the desert near Adelanto, Calif., including a tunneling machine and large storage tents. […]

Vietnam expects imminent new wave of foreign investment

Don Lam, co-founder and CEO of investment fund VinaCapital, said the COVID-19 crisis exposed serious weaknesses in many supply chains around the world, and the WTO predicts that the pandemic to cause a 30 per cent fall in global FDI flows. The world has in fact been slowly de-globalising since the financial crisis of 2008, […]

Tra Vinh: first commune becomes advanced new-style rural area

Tra Vinh (VNA) – Long Duc commune in Tra Vinh city of the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh has been recognised as an advanced new-style rural area in 2019. This is the first commune of the province that has achieved the status. It was also the first one in Tra Vinh recognised as a new-style […]

Dwarf Planet Ceres Turns Out to Be Ocean World, New Study Says as Scientists Hunt For Signs of Life

“This elevates Ceres to ‘ocean world’ status, noting that this category does not require the ocean to be global. In the case of Ceres, we know the liquid reservoir is regional scale but we cannot tell for sure that it is global. However, what matters most is that there is liquid on a large scale”, […]

New Zealand records first new Covid-19 cases in 102 days

The latest case in New Zealand was diagnosed on Monday in a person in their 50s who lives in South Auckland; a second test on Tuesday also tested positive. The person had no history of overseas travel.

Coronavirus: New Zealand sees new community transmission

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that there were four cases in an Auckland household from an unknown source. Auckland, the nation’s largest city, will move to alert level three, meaning bars and many other businesses will be closed to prevent the spread of the illness.

New Zealand delays dissolving parliament amid mystery coronavirus outbreak

Hours after New Zealand’s first positive test of community-transmitted Covid-19 in three months, prime minister Jacinda Ardern made the decision to place Auckland into stage 3 lockdown – closing schools and businesses. Panic buying returned to supermarkets ahead of the lockdown, which began at midday.