Giantkilling Aussie finally starting to cash in

BRISBANE’S Jason Kubler is financially able to deliver on a long-held wish to make his family’s life a little easier after winning his first Grand Slam singles match in New York. In a memorable US Open breakthrough for the former world No.1 ranked 16-year-old, Kubler had too many weapons for Spain’s 19th seed Roberto Bautista-Agut […]

Pay now or kiss Twitch Prime’s no-advertising perk goodbye starting Sept 14

Some of Twitch Turbo’s icons, with its special smiley face flipped in light of today’s Twitch Prime news. (credit: Twitch) On Monday, Twitch announced a major downgrade coming soon to its paid Twitch Prime service. Starting September 14, any renewal of the paid service (as part of a paid Amazon Prime subscription) will have its […]

Fallout from the Turkish lira’s meltdown is starting to spread to markets around the world

Matt Dunham – WPA Pool/Getty Images Global markets are under pressure following the plunge in the Turkish lira late last week. The lira’s fall continued in Asian trade on Monday — it plunged as much as 10% when markets opened. The weakness is starting to spread to other emerging market currencies, with the South African […]

‘Black Friday: Revolution 1979’ is coming to consoles starting July 31st

“We need more games like 1979 Revolution: Black Friday,” Engadget Senior Reporter Jessica Conditt wrote in 2016. Two years later and the historical title chronicling the Iranian revolution will make its way from PC and mobile platforms to the Nintendo Switch. We now know when it’ll be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as […]

Barbados introduces tax that could cost tourists more than £200 extra – starting next WEEK

Barbados has introduced the tourist tax on hotels for any visitor visiting the island. The tourist tax will cost between $ 2.50 (£1.90) and $ 10 (£7.55) per room per night. This could mean that a family who stays in two rooms for two weeks could be charged an extra £210 for their visit. The […]

Tesla will charge for ‘premium’ internet on new cars starting July 1st

Ever since Tesla started offering cellular data access in its cars, there’s been the implication that it would eventually charge for service. In 2014, it indicated that would start charging in 2018. Four years later, that moment is at hand… although it’s not playing out as you’d expect. Electrek has obtained a sales team email […]

Car2Go’s carsharing service expands to Chicago starting July 25th

Carsharing service Car2Go is coming to Chicago July 25th. Residents of the big city can register for free now, and new members will get a $ 15 credit for doing so. This brings the total number of cities that Car2Go is active in to 24. The service offers a “free-float” model, enabling users to make […]

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing to switch to Honda engines starting in 2019

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Russian government approves raising of retirement age starting 2019

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has announced a plan to raise retirement age by eight years for women by 2034 and by five years for men by 2028, adding that this was an unavoidable measure due to the increasing numbers of pensioners. The bill, which was on Thursday approved for drafting in the parliament by the […]