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Smart displays are here, but will they be worth a look?

So why would you need a smart display? That’s the challenge which faces the Amazon Echo Show and Google Home Hub, which are both coming to Australia this month, along with Facebook Portal which has just been announced for the US. The Google Home Hub pulls images automatically from the …

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Social Seen: Sir Richard Branson’s meditation class in Sydney skies

It’s not every day a meditation class is held 30,000 feet high in Sydney skies, never mind being led by $7.2 billion dollar mogul Sir Richard Branson. Sir Richard Branson and Sunrise’s Samantha Armytage learning yoga from Sjana Elise Earp at the Virgin Lounge at Sydney Airport on Thursday.Credit:Nick Cubbin But …

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Taipans overpower Bullets in Queensland NBL derby

Cairns have claimed the NBL bragging rights against their former captain in Brisbane, ousting Cameron Gliddon’s Bullets 88-70 on Saturday night. New Bullet Gliddon, who debuted for the Taipans in 2012 and captained them across the last four seasons, was dynamic with a career-high 29 points in Thursday’s season-opening win …

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Dozens dead in floods, landslides on Indonesia’s Sumatra island

A video obtained by The Associated Press showed relatives crying beside their loved ones at a health clinic where the bodies of the children were lying, covered with blankets. Nugroho said two bodies were found early Saturday from a car washed away by floods in Mandailing Natal, where 17 houses …

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Serve: Third-generation business Laikon Deli, in Richmond, a place to treasure

Shopping & Eating LAIKON DELI ★★★½324 BRIDGE ROAD, RICHMOND, (03) 9428 8495LICENSED MC V EFTPOSMONDAY-TUESDAY 7AM-5.30PM, WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 7AM-9PM, SATURDAY 6.30AM-4PMBRUNCH: $7-$20; PANINI: $12; SALUMI PLATES: 3 FOR $25, 5 FOR $38 How does this sound? It’s late in the week and you’re feeling a bit blah, like you need a …

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Habitat loss: the elephant in the room

And that in itself creates an existential threat to other species sharing the same islands of habitat left in the ocean of human occupation. Elephants drink at a waterhole in Kruger National Park, in north-eastern South Africa. Credit:Claire Miller Elephants are naturally destructive. They drink 200 litres of water and …

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Planning for aged care at home means checking the fine print

People in need of aged care are being given the sizzle but not the sausage. On the eve of the grand final weekend the government released the latest home care package data, it showed that the waiting list for a package has grown to more than 121,000 people. If you …

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Sad about your kids going off to uni? You won’t be for long

But, after taking “a while to adjust”, as one father commented, life apparently gets sweeter. Or, more specifically, comfier. With kids out of the coop, two thirds of parents say their financial position improves, not just from the logical expense savings but because they’ve getting enterprising – en masse – …

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Short Cuts: Wings of Desire, Donbass, The Cleaners

WINGS OF DESIRE ★★★★ PG, 128 minutes. Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Saturday, October 20 and 27, and November 3 Bruno Ganz as the angel Damiel in Wings of Desire. Because it combined black and white and colour sequences, every print originally struck of Wim Wenders lyrical 1987 allegory …

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Top 10 best selling books

TOP 10SPORTS #1LEATHER SOULBob MurphyNero $39.99 #2RELENTLESSSam MitchellMacmillan $39.99 #3HERE IT ISPaul RoosPenguin $22.99 #4THE BEST AUSTRALIAN RACING STORIESJim HaynesAllen & Unwin $19.99 #5THE JERSEYPeter BillsMacmillan $39.99 #6MY STORYLauren JacksonAllen & Unwin $32.99 #7BEYOND THE BREAKDarren Longbottom & Tim Rushby-SmithEbury $34.99 #8TALES OF THE HONEY BADGERNick CumminsABC Books $19.99 #9DANIEL …

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