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  1. Every year since 2009, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has challenged himself to broaden his perspective “and learn something about the world beyond my work at Facebook”, he once explained.His tool of choice? A New Year’s resolution.His 2019 resolution was to hold public debates on the effects of technology on society, although in total there were only six, and just one was truly public.His resolution the previous year was focused on his job. He wanted to fix Facebook’s hardest problem at the time…
  2. Happy 2020, and here’s to a wonderful Lunar New Year, too! As we look forward to the Year of the Rat, we spoke to our favourite colour-savvy photographer and self-professed “Pantone freak”, Thomas Fung, about his thoughts on “classic blue” (the colour of the year, apparently) and how to take amazing colour photographs with a smartphone.View this post on InstagramIt’s been a colorful year! Thank you all those who have followed my acc, and best wishes to you for 2020! ️ #TFcolourstory …
  3. The Samsung Galaxy S20 rumour mill is at maximum capacity, churning out pretty much every detail we need to get a good idea of what to expect in early 2020.Indeed, Samsung is expected to unveil its new Galaxy S phones on February 11, and we’ve seen some leaks, rumours and renders from some of the most reliable gadget leakers in the industry. One of the latest rumours settles on the “S20" model name for the upcoming Galaxy phones.Can Huawei’s Richard Yu rise to No 1 in the world’s smartphone…
  4. Emma Chamberlain is an 18-year-old influencer with more than eight million followers on both YouTube and Instagram, but how much do you really know about this teenager and her meteoric rise to fame? Here, we look at everything the young social media personality has done so far.Chamberlain was born on May 22, 2001. She grew up in San Bruno, California, a suburb just south of San Francisco where – coincidentally – YouTube's headquarters are located.Her parents divorced when Chamberlain, an only…
  5. Julia Flesher Koch, the wife of late billionaire industrialist David Koch, recently became one of the richest women in the world.Koch, who died in August 2019 at the age of 79, controlled a fortune estimated at US$53.5 billion, which meant that he and his brother Charles were tied as the seventh-richest Americans, according to the Forbes 400 ranking.Bloomberg pegs his widow Flesher Koch’s net worth at U$$61.6 billion, which would make her the richest woman in the world. Forbes, however,…
  6. Luxury French fashion house Louis Vuitton has sealed a deal with Canadian diamond producer Lucara Diamond and Belgian manufacturer HB to polish and set the Sewelô diamond, currently the world’s largest at 1,758 carats. It’s the second-largest find in history – the top spot goes to the 3,106.75-carat Cullinan found in South Africa in 1905.The Sewelô is the largest diamond ever discovered in Botswana and the second 1,000-plus carat diamond recovered from the Karowe mine in the past four years…
  7. Jeff Bezos is under fire after announcing that Amazon would donate US$690,000 to the Australian wildfire recovery. That’s less than what he makes in five minutes – and less than donations or pledges made earlier by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Earth Alliance organisation (US$3 million), actor Chris Hemsworth (US$1 million) and pop star Elton John (US$1 million).Many on social media thought Bezos could have been more generous; others suggested that gratitude for the donation – regardless of its size –…
  8. In the years since Apple's AirPods debuted in 2016, dozens of competitors have surfaced – some made by tech giants like Samsung, Amazon and Microsoft, and others developed by lesser-known accessory makers.CES, the massive technology conference that happens every year in Las Vegas, is full of headphones like these. Mobvoi's US$99 TicPods 2 and US$140 TicPods 2 Pro, which were announced at the show and launched on January 15, are yet another such example. The new TicPods and other AirPods…
  9. Amazon is said to be making plans to launch a luxury fashion platform, according to WWD.Industry insiders told WWD that the new platform will work similarly to a concession in a high-end speciality store, where brands essentially operate as a miniature store within a store and either lease space or give a percentage of their sales to the larger store. What the 5G revolution means for luxury fashionUnlike Amazon’s current shopping platform, these upscale brands will have more control over their…
  10. Carmakers have brought a variety of vehicles to this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, from electric SUVs and pickup trucks to electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft.Similar to those at last year’s CES, the vehicles have highlighted speculative ideas and concrete plans for electrification and autonomy. Among the brands that have brought vehicles to the conference are Mercedes-Benz, Ford and Jeep.5 of Bollywood actress Disha Patani’s favourite luxury carsThese are the 24…