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  • Lexus LC 500 driven, Audi Sport lineup growing, Countach road trip: Today's Car News

    5 October 2017 3:03 PM 37

    We slid behind the wheel of the 2018 Lexus LC 500 and found its naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 bark to be intoxicating, its wild design to be attention-grabbing, and its interior to be gorgeous. While it starts under $100,000, it looks like a million bucks as it rolls down the road. Audi Sport boss Stephan Winkelmann said the automaker's line will grow to 16 models

  • Commonwealth Bank's New Zealand subsidiary ASB Bank jumps on Fitbit Pay

    5 October 2017 12:19 AM 51

    ​ASB has teamed up with Fitbit to offer payments via the new Ionic smartwatch. ASB Bank has announced the availability of payments via Fitbit Ionic, allowing customers with the wearable giant's new smartwatch to pay via a watch tap. Based in New Zealand, ASB is wholly owned by Australian banking giant the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). Ionic was launched

  • Koenigsegg ready to challenge Bugatti Chiron's 0-400-0 kph record

    4 October 2017 6:05 PM 72

    The Swedish purveyor of insane-o-mobiles has a few choices it can pull from its quiver of hypercars. In a picture posted to its Facebook page, Koenigsegg shows a One:1 with the caption "0 - 400 - OMG!" The One:1 is a so-called "megacar," according to the automaker. That term refers its megawatt of power under the hood—a first for a production car. Also, its name refers

  • This is a test of the emergency management system

    3 October 2017 10:56 PM 72

    New Zealand wakes this morning a nation divided into those that received the 1:30am Civil Defence emergency alert and those who did not. Civil Defence has apologised after test messages were mistakenly sent to thousands of New Zealanders in the dead of night, waking some and causing no small amount of mirth on social media this morning. Those who received

  • Emergency alerts accidentally sent to mobiles at 1.30am by New Zealand's Civil Defence

    3 October 2017 6:01 PM 36

    Many people received a rude awakening when the New Zealand Civil Defence accidentally sent a test message at a "very inconvenient hour". Sent at 1.30am and titled "Emergency Alert", many people received a rude awakening — quite literally — when the New Zealand Civil Defence accidentally sent a test emergency alert. Three emergency alert messages accompanied

  • Darkest Dungeon Getting Nintendo Switch Version

    2 October 2017 9:28 AM 98

    Darkest Dungeon, the Lovecraftian turn-based strategy by Red Hook Studios, is getting a release on the Nintendo Switch. They posted a video of the game running on a Switch on the official Darkest Dungeon Twitter account. So far, the exact launch date remains unknown. It seems that Nintendo Switch owners can look forward to playing Darkest Dungeon on their

  • Top 10 trending phones of week 39

    1 October 2017 10:04 AM 80 2

    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

  • Spark New Zealand Ltd (SPKKY) Upgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

    29 September 2017 3:08 PM 27

    Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Spark New Zealand Ltd (NASDAQ:SPKKY) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Wednesday, September 20th. Shares of Spark New Zealand (NASDAQ:SPKKY) traded down 0.75% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $13.17. The company had a trading volume of 2,361 shares. Spark New Zealand

  • Suzuki Swift nabs top ANCAP rating

    28 September 2017 6:59 PM 76

    The next generation Suzuki Swift has been awarded a top safety rating in new independent safety standards. The latest Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) announced in September have revealed that the Swift was given the maximum 5 star rating for all automatic versions. A 5 Star level offers a high level of protection and survivability for the head, body and legs of both driver

  • Release date, time for free download on PS4 Xbox One PC

    25 September 2017 11:45 AM 124

    FORTNITE fans will soon be able to download the Battle Royale update for FREE on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Here’s’s guide to the release date, time and what you get. Fortnite is getting the big Battle Royale free-to-play update on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mac soon, with the release date and time fast approaching. Epic Games recently announced