Monday, 2 September 2013

Snippets of News From Around the World (2/9)

World Leaders Who Killed Their Lovers - From England's Henry VIII, who notoriously had several of his wives beheaded in the 16th century, to current North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, who may or may not have had his ex-girlfriend killed last week, rulers around the world and throughout history have sometimes used their executive powers to execute ... well, their exes.


It’s a Dumbphone, But It’s the Nicest Dumbphone You Can Buy - Nokia’s newest handset has a Gorilla Glass screen, an eye-popping 38-day battery life, and is constructed of sturdy aluminum. The catch? It runs a 14-year-old operating system, and is about as dumb as a phone can get these days. Although smartphones are ubiquitous in many developed markets, there are still plenty (read: billions) of people who use dumbphones.


Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch - Have a look at the newest toy in town.


Best of August - Some really nice photos.


HotWheels builds highest wall track ever in Barcelona