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America’s Cup: Team Oracle Still Alive

Eleven days ago, Oracle Team USA was losing to Emirates Team New Zealand by a score of 6-0. At that point, Oracle Team skipper Jimmy Spithill stated that New Zealand had “almost got it in the bag.” Spithill still had …

America’s Cup: New Zealand Three Races from Victory

Following two crushing defeats for Oracle Team, representing the United States, Emigrates Team of New Zealand is now only 3 races from victory in the America’s Cup. New Zealand was able to win the Race 6 by a margin of …

Kickstarter Expanding to Australia and New Zealand ‘Soon’ Kickstarter Expanding to Australia and New Zealand ‘Soon’
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Kickstarter has announced that it will open up to Australia- and New Zealand-based projects soon. While there is no official launch date, the company promises that project creators in those countries will have access to its platform “in the very …

Jetpack Gets A License To Fly In New Zealand Jetpack Gets A License To Fly In New Zealand

Jetpacks are amazing. They’re also a disaster waiting to happen, but surely we can ignore the potential pitfalls of strapping a rocket to our backs in the name of science. Unfortunately, regulatory bodies around the world generally don’t agree with …

Microsoft Launches Bing Ads In Australia, New Zealand Microsoft Launches Bing Ads In Australia, New Zealand

Microsoft announced on Monday that Bing Ads are now available in Australia and New Zealand. The company announced their pending arrival back in April. Earlier this month, Microsoft released some stats about Bing Ads and the Yahoo Bing Network. The …

New Zealand Hit By 6.5 Earthquake
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New Zealand, which has been experiencing a rash of earthquakes in recent days, was hit by the largest so far Sunday. The quake, which occurred around midnight eastern time, was at first reported as registering at 6.9, but that figure …

Lucy Lawless To Star In “Chicago” Under Brooke Shields

Lucy Lawless is more than just a warrior princess, as she’s about to prove with a 3-day run of Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl. The production will have an all-star cast–including “True Blood” actor Stephen Moyer and comedian Drew Carey–and …

Here’s A Look At The ‘Project Loon’ Pilot Test Here’s A Look At The ‘Project Loon’ Pilot Test
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Google announced its latest “moonshot” with Project Loon. Google is launching balloons into the air to provide Internet connectivity to more people. You can read more about the initiative and the technology behind it here, but the company is beginning …

105-Year Old Driver Oldest Man Behind The Wheel
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A New Zealand man is still driving despite already celebrating a century on Earth, and he’s the oldest man in his country to do so. Bob Edwards got his first drivers license when he was 17 in 1925, and he …

Banned Baby Names List Emerges in New Zealand
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Naming a child is a difficult decision for expecting parents, but some don’t take it as seriously as others. Take, for instance, the New Zealand parents who lost custody of their daughter after naming her Talula Does the Hula From …

Ella Fitzgerald Gets Some Google Doodle Love Ella Fitzgerald Gets Some Google Doodle Love
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Google has begun to show a doodle honoring Ella Fitzgerald on its homepage in regions where the date has already changed to April 25th. Thursday would have been her 96th birthday. This excludes Australia and New Zealand, as Google chooses …

Baby Left With Note in Grocery Store Parking Lot
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Shopping with children is certainly high up on the list of stressful activities for parents. The alternative of leaving the baby alone is not a real option, but a woman in New Zealand decided this weekend that it was. The …

Kim Dotcom Loses Appeal In Extradition Battle Kim Dotcom Loses Appeal In Extradition Battle

With all the excitement over the launch of Mega, it’s easy to forget that Kim Dotcom is still facing extradition to the U.S. To fight this, Dotcom and his legal team argues that they need access to the evidence the …

Grab Some Popcorn And Watch The Hour Long Mega Launch Party Grab Some Popcorn And Watch The Hour Long Mega Launch Party

As you all know by now, Kim Dotcom’s Mega launched over the weekend to much fanfare. The new file-sharing site is already in the top 150 most visited sites on the Internet, and it shows no signs of slowing down. …

Mega Already Has Over 1 Million Users, Dotcom Teases Future Projects Mega Already Has Over 1 Million Users, Dotcom Teases Future Projects

On Sunday, Kim Dotcom’s Mega.co.nz finally launched after a year of preparation and rebuilding since the original Megaupload was shut down in early 2012. Dotcom held a massive media event in New Zealand to celebrate the launch, and provided more …

Facebook Rolls Out New Privacy Settings Globally Facebook Rolls Out New Privacy Settings Globally
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It’s official. You should be seeing Facebook’s new privacy controls popping up any time now. The company has just announced that they should be rolling out to users are the world, including the U.S. “Last week we told you about …

Facebook Starts Rolling Out New Privacy Settings in New Zealand Facebook Starts Rolling Out New Privacy Settings in New Zealand

New Zealand, that fertile testing ground for experimental and upcoming Facebook features, has just begun to receive the company’s recently announced privacy settings additions. Facebook announced the changes a couple of weeks ago, saying that they would make it easier …

Kim Dotcom Gets The OK To Sue New Zealand’s Spy Agency Kim Dotcom Gets The OK To Sue New Zealand’s Spy Agency
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If anything, you have to agree that Kim Dotcom is tenacious. He’s fought every challenge that has come his way since having his Web site and livelihood seized by feds in January. Now he’s just received clearance to launch a …

President Obama And New Zealand PM John Key Discuss Kim Dotcom President Obama And New Zealand PM John Key Discuss Kim Dotcom
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Kim Dotcom is currently fighting in New Zealand and US courts to have the charges against Megaupload and himself dropped. It’s not exactly getting much play in the mainstream news, but something new happens every week. It’s actually kind of …

Kim Dotcom Moves Megaupload Reboot To .NZ Domain Kim Dotcom Moves Megaupload Reboot To .NZ Domain
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Kim Dotcom has some lofty goals for Mega, the reboot of Megaupload. To accomplish these goals, he had to move to a domain that couldn’t be easily suspended by the US government. Turns out his first move to Me.ga, a …

Tyson’s Visa Cancelled, New Zealand Doesn’t Want Him
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Mike Tyson’s 1992 rape conviction still haunts him, as it is grounds for New Zealand officials to deny him entrance into the country for a November event called “Day Of The Champions”. Tyson was initially granted the go-ahead by New …