Day: 26 February 2020

Air NZ

Air New Zealand want to put bunk beds in Economy Class

Air New Zealand is currently working on a world-first lie-flat prototype for economy class travellers. Dubbed the “Economy Skynest”, the product has spent three years in R&D, with the input of more than 200 customers at the airline’s Auckland-based Hangar 22 innovation centre. Now it seems like what is essentially six Economy bunk beds is…

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Track of the Day: Wilsonn “Standing Floors” (2020)

This month saw the launch of Sydney based record company Soul Modern. With their focus firmly on neo-soul and RnB, singer-songwriter Wilsonn made for a perfect addition to the roster, and we’re excited to be naming “Standing Floors“, their first release together, as today’s Track of the Day. The Sydney artist has garnered comparisons to…

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Jennifer Liston tells a fascinating story of Grace O’Malley, Pirate Queen – The Gilbert Street Hotel

  Grace O’Malley (Gráinne Mhaol), was a powerful seafaring chieftain in 16th-century Ireland who commanded 200 men at sea, and met with Queen Elizabeth I. Curiously, she is not readily found in history books, so Jennifer Liston has bought her story to life, using original poems, songs and music. The upstairs room in the Gilbert…

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Small City, Big Vibe: Reno, Nevada is more than Burning Man’s gateway

“The Biggest Little City in the World”: ambitious nickname for Reno and a loaded slogan for anyone who dares doubt the vitality of Las Vegas’ overshadowed sibling. Once the divorce capital of the USA, due to the blunt efficiency of Washoe County Courthouse, this Nevada hotspot flows with a lively cosmopolitan culture, rapidly emerging hipster…

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Flight Review: Delta’s upgraded Economy service from JFK to LAX proves they’re best in class

One of the US airlines who are repeatedly proving themselves to be the best in market are Delta, with rapid improvement of their fleet, as well as the services they offer on and off the aircraft. Little things like being able to track your bag in their fantastic App will finally remove the question, “did…

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Fragile Animals

Exclusive Single Premiere: Fragile Animals “Only Until It’s Over”

Today we have the Exclusive Single Premiere for “Only Until It’s Over” from the Brisbane/Sunshine Coast trio Fragile Animals. This follows on from their last single “Waiting” which was released late 2019. Fragile Animals are masters of the shoegaze & dream pop genre and this is a superbly lush tune. The band have really cranked…

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Interview: Writer/director Leigh Whannell on his relationship with the horror genre and his unique take on The Invisible Man

As The Invisible Man prepares to be seen (or not seen) in theatres this week, The AU Review’s Peter Gray was fortunate enough to chat with the film’s writer and director, Australian talent Leigh Whannell, on his relationship with the horror genre and how a major studio like Universal Pictures left him to his own…

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Film Review: The Invisible Man is a slick, psychological thriller that demands to be seen

Had the Tom Cruise-led revamp of The Mummy not crashed and burned at the box office upon its release in 2017 then we’d be seeing, or more correctly not seeing, a very different Invisible Man.  In an optimistic strategy from Universal Pictures – in their bid to compete with fellow juggernauts Marvel and DC –…

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Mate Xs: Huawei is finally bringing a foldable device to Australia

Announced at a “virtual press conference” earlier this week, Huawei will iterating on their Mate X (which was never released in Australia) with a tougher, newer and Google-less foldable phone. Releasing later this year, the simply named Huawei Mate Xs is being pushed as a more powerful version of its predecessor. A Kirin 990 is…

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