Monthly Archives: December 2011
New High Tech Gadgets stay up to date with the latest gadget and tech developments and read reviews about the coolest new gadgets worth owning. Welcome to the Gadget section where you’ll find editorial reviews about the best gadgets on the market. It’s been a good year for technology toys, and it’ll perhaps get enhanced, but here are some of the best gadgets we’ve seen in the first half of 2011.
Think that $7 beer at a Sydney bar is expensive? Be glad you don’t live in Tokyo–the same bottle of beer will set you back more than $10 (and that’s excluding tip).
ECA International recently came out with its semiannual cost of living survey, which compares the cost of a basket of consumer goods and services in over 400 places worldwide.
The survey is most commonly used by multinational companies to calculate salaries for employees sent abroad. But prices also provide a fascinating glimpse into what people pay to live in cities around the world, and where everyday expenses are highest.
Several Australian cities feature on the list. All figures are based on A$1 being equal to US$1.
Leonardo diCaprio: Hayden Panettiere OR Olivia Wilde
Leonardo has been a Hollywood leading man since most people his age were trying to steal kisses behind the bike shed at school. That also means that he has known a fair few leading ladies in his time, if you catch my drift. It was reported that recently Hayden Panettiere and Leo met at a club and got along like a house on fire. These two could be a marriage made in heaven, and plus with his power in Hollywood she could end up a big star in her own right. Given Leo’s penchant for drop dead gorgeous ladies Olivia Wilde could be another smart choice. With her sexy throaty voice and old school Hollywood goddess looks she could be Leo’s perfect Queen of the World.
And not the rock n’ roll kind… 2011 marked the true arrival of trashy British reality TV, as a reaction to the success of ‘Jersey Shore’. Following the arrival of ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ in 2010, 2011 saw the Newcastle-based ‘Geordie Shore’ and the Liverpudlian ‘Desperate Scousewives’ both debut, with another such series, ‘Mersey Shore’, also commissioned. Heaven help us.
Thailand’s King Bhumibol holds the top spot on top important lists. Not only is Bhumibol the longest-reigning monarch alive today, but he is also the wealthiest. According to Forbes, Bhumibol’s fortune is estimated to be worth upwards of US$30 billion, much of that built through investments in native Thai businesses like Siam Cement and Siam Commercial Bank.