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  1. From Sant’Agata in Italy, and straight into car lovers’ hearts the world over, the Huracán EVO RWD (rear-wheel drive) has been unveiled by sports car manufacturer Lamborghini.The new model has a top speed of 325 km/h (202mph) and can accelerate from 0 to 100km per hour (62mph) in 3.3 seconds. The lightweight (1,389kg) car delivers 610 horsepower at 8,000rpm.The return to the rear-wheel drive naturally aspirated V10 engine promises a return to the true essence of a Lamborghini.The engine…
  2. It is hard to quell the urge to rise and applaud when Frank Gehry walks into the room. Very few architects have continuously surprised and delighted the world as he has, over the past four decades, by creating buildings that have defied imagination – and physics, for that matter.Today, he is holding court with about 20 journalists from around the world in another of these buildings, albeit on a more modest scale than his masterpieces such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles…
  3. The design powers that be – i.e. Pantone – have declared Classic Blue to be the colour of the year for 2020.“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by … Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.The specific hue in question is as traditional and classic as they come. It is a touch lighter than navy, shades lighter than…
  4. Tencent Holdings chairman and CEO Pony Ma Huateng is the wealthiest person in China with an estimated net worth of US$44.9 billion, according to CEOWORLD magazine’s rich list index for 2020. Alibaba founder Jack Ma takes second spot with a net worth of US$44.7 billion. (Alibaba owns South China Morning Post.)Hui Ka-yan, chairman and the largest shareholder of real estate developer Evergrande, is third with a net worth of US$35.5 billion. According to the financial publication, the total wealth…
  5. Welcome the new decade – and the Lunar New Year – by parading auspicious jewellery from the most luxurious houses to make an exquisite statement. These dazzling pieces are nature-inspired, applauding the core of our divine earth and its wilderness.ChanelThe Passionate bracelet is crafted from 18-carat yellow gold, decorated with a lion motif set with diamonds, and finished with a statement orange topaz. Price on request.Van Cleef & ArpelsThe Folie des Prés bracelet pays homage to nature,…
  6. Every year since 2009, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has challenged himself to broaden his perspective “and learn something about the world beyond my work at Facebook”, he once explained.His tool of choice? A New Year’s resolution.His 2019 resolution was to hold public debates on the effects of technology on society, although in total there were only six, and just one was truly public.His resolution the previous year was focused on his job. He wanted to fix Facebook’s hardest problem at the time…
  7. Happy 2020, and here’s to a wonderful Lunar New Year, too! As we look forward to the Year of the Rat, we spoke to our favourite colour-savvy photographer and self-professed “Pantone freak”, Thomas Fung, about his thoughts on “classic blue” (the colour of the year, apparently) and how to take amazing colour photographs with a smartphone.View this post on InstagramIt’s been a colorful year! Thank you all those who have followed my acc, and best wishes to you for 2020! ️ #TFcolourstory …
  8. The Samsung Galaxy S20 rumour mill is at maximum capacity, churning out pretty much every detail we need to get a good idea of what to expect in early 2020.Indeed, Samsung is expected to unveil its new Galaxy S phones on February 11, and we’ve seen some leaks, rumours and renders from some of the most reliable gadget leakers in the industry. One of the latest rumours settles on the “S20" model name for the upcoming Galaxy phones.Can Huawei’s Richard Yu rise to No 1 in the world’s smartphone…
  9. Emma Chamberlain is an 18-year-old influencer with more than eight million followers on both YouTube and Instagram, but how much do you really know about this teenager and her meteoric rise to fame? Here, we look at everything the young social media personality has done so far.Chamberlain was born on May 22, 2001. She grew up in San Bruno, California, a suburb just south of San Francisco where – coincidentally – YouTube's headquarters are located.Her parents divorced when Chamberlain, an only…
  10. Julia Flesher Koch, the wife of late billionaire industrialist David Koch, recently became one of the richest women in the world.Koch, who died in August 2019 at the age of 79, controlled a fortune estimated at US$53.5 billion, which meant that he and his brother Charles were tied as the seventh-richest Americans, according to the Forbes 400 ranking.Bloomberg pegs his widow Flesher Koch’s net worth at U$$61.6 billion, which would make her the richest woman in the world. Forbes, however,…