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1 October 2017 10:04 AM Top 10 trending phones of week 39

The iPhone X reign is done, make way for the new king. The Samsung Galaxy Note8 is the new leader of our chart after the past seven days. The iPhone X also lost the popularity contest with the iPhone 8 and fell down to third. This week the Galaxy J7 Pro was again one step away from the podium, sitting at fourth. Two Xiaomi devices follow - the promising 144 4

30 September 2017 7:30 PM The past week showed Trump is struggling to be the president he promised

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pitched himself as a dealmaker who would look out for the country’s “forgotten people,” “drain the swamp,” unite the country, “immediately repeal and replace Obamacare,” surround himself with “only with the best and most serious people” and, of course, “win so much.” But this past week made clear that Trump is falling 72

5 September 2017 1:41 AM Taylor Swift releases new song '...Ready For It?'

The pop star released the pulsating new song off of her upcoming album "reputation" on Sunday after previewing it during a college football game on ESPN Saturday night. The song quickly became a trending topic on Twitter. Swift previously released the somewhat divisive single "Look What You Made Me Do" and a self-aware music video in anticipation of the new album 69

1 September 2017 3:06 AM Voters can’t go shopping on Ardern and English’s vague values

Last night’s leaders debate on TVNZ1 was lacklustre. A lot of people will tell you that the debate was quality – it was calm, it was respectful, and it focused on policy. But actually it was boring and we didn’t learn anything new. Yes, of course they put forward their different policy generalities and attempts to show that they have vision and values 61

26 August 2017 4:10 AM Mayweather, McGregor easily make weight for big fight

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather weighed in at a trim 149 1/2 pounds Friday for his boxing showdown with Conor McGregor, who also made weight at 153 pounds. The undefeated boxer and the two-division UFC champion weighed in comfortably below the 154-pound limit before a raucous crowd at T-Mobile Arena, which will host the so-called Money Fight on Saturday 63

17 August 2017 8:59 PM 'Game of Thrones' fans are making fun of the leaks with hilarious fake spoilers on Twitter

Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube have been a hotbeds of spoilers the past couple of weeks, passing off spoiler threads and videos as mere "theories," and giving away major plot points before episodes air. The spoilers have been a nightmare for any big "Game of Thrones" fans looking forward to watching episodes as they air on Sunday night. But "Game of Thrones" 94

4 August 2017 5:03 PM Twitter users udderly amused by ‘milk people’ reference in Trump transcripts

Commander-in-chief’s reference to “local milk people” raised many eyebrows and led to an udder surge of social media posts postulating what he meant. A leaked conversation between U.S. President Donald Trump and the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull lead to an udder surge of social media posts on Thursday. In the January 2017 exchange between 37

31 July 2017 10:54 AM Has McGregor-Mayweather become an arms race that will haunt UFC?

Inspired by the Irish star’s upcoming super-fight, Jon Jones says he wants to fight 40-year-old Brock Lesnar. But the chase for money could hurt MMA Anaheim, California: Jon Jones sat and waited from afar for the past two and a half years while UFC’s big-money era started without him. That’s why, mere minutes after his perfect finish of Daniel Cormier 76

17 July 2017 8:33 AM Malcolm Turnbull's winter of discontent

If the Turnbull government is puzzled about why it is languishing in the polls, it needs to look at just three statistics: wage growth, underemployment and electricity prices. Each is trending badly against the sensible centre of the Australian community to which Turnbull seeks to appeal. Middle Australia is struggling to make ends meet, while the government 43

27 June 2017 8:46 PM Chinese Passenger Chucks Coins Into Plane's Engine For Good Luck, Detained

Shanghai: A superstitious passenger delayed a flight from Shanghai for several hours on Tuesday after throwing coins at the plane's engine for good luck, Chinese officials said. The elderly woman was detained by police at Shanghai Pudong International Airport following the bizarre incident, forcing nearly 150 passengers to be evacuated from the plane 57