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7 Reasons to Love Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
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First impressions count for plenty, and our first impression of Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 Edge is that this will be the Android smartphone to beat in 2016. The Korean colossus could perhaps have settled for incremental upgrades to the S6, which already chalked a starting line well down the field from the previous generation, but […]

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13 Coolest Abandoned Hotels and Resort Towns
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Located in some of the most luxurious and coveted spots around the world, these hotels and resorts used to have guests filing in and out for summer getaways and honeymoons. Now, the only things inhabiting the suites, ballrooms and lavish indoor swimming pools are mold and rodents. But does that actually make these 13 hotels […]

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Frequent Flyer Loophole Bags $40,000 of Flights for $400
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A man used a loophole in an air-miles scheme to book £40,000 worth of flights around the world for under £200. Sam Huang used credit card schemes and the absence of routing rules in the flight booking system to secure the series of first-class flights with Emirates airline that included around-the-world stop-overs for just £196. […]

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Microsoft’s new Surface Book laptop
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There’s a new name in laptop land, although it’s also one of the world’s best-known brands. Microsoft has finally pulled the trigger on creating its own laptop, and the result is the Surface Book. If the company’s Surface devices were tablets which could double as notebooks, then the Surface Book is a laptop which can […]

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‘Phubbing’ Your Other Half Can Kill Your Relationship
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Do you phub? Most of us have never even heard of the word – but scientists claim that ‘phubbing’ can kill your relationship. The word – coined in 2013 – refers to ‘snubbing’ a partner to look at a smartphone, and is becoming an epidemic. Researchers from Baylor University, Texas researchers say that the practice […]

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Cathay Pacific Changes Marco Polo Club Frequent Flyer Scheme
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Oneworld alliance member and Qantas partner Cathay Pacific will make sweeping changes to its Marco Polo Club frequent flyer scheme from April 15 2016, impacing how elite status is earned as well as the perks it provides. It’s a mixed bag, with an all-new points-based qualification system, a loss of ‘anytime lounge access’ privileges for […]

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Qatar Airways to Fly to Sydney from March 1st, 2016
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Qatar Airways will begin flying to Sydney from March 1st 2016, in a move which sees the Oneworld member and de facto Qantas partner lining up against its ‘Gulf three’ siblings and rivals, Emirates and Etihad. The daily flights between Sydney and Doha will operate on a Boeing 777-300ER with fully-flat business class beds. Flight […]

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Virgin Australia Considers ‘mining and resources’ Lounge
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Virgin Australia could open the country’s first airport lounge dedicated to workers in the mining and resources sector later this year. It’s one of several options for the airline’s Brisbane domestic terminal following the expansion of Virgin’s Brisbane lounge and the subsequent closure of the short-term ‘cafe lounge’ located between gate 41 and the airport’s […]

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