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Telstra’s new modems mean NBN outages won’t kill your home phone

Available to NBN, DSL and cable customers, the new Gen 2 modem goes on sale today. Of the 600,000 existing Telstra Smart Modems with 4G broadband fallback, Gen 1.1 devices (but not Gen 1.0) are set to receive voice fallback via a firmware upgrade next year. While broadband fallback works …

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Twitter looking to remove ‘like’ button to improve debate

Twitter may be saying goodbye to the “like” button. The social network has been looking at getting rid of the heart-shaped button as a way to improve debate on the platform, Twitter chief executive and co-founder Jack Dorsey said. A company co-founder, Dorsey last week said at a Twitter event …

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Demi Lovato is 90 days sober, her mother reveals

Demi Lovato has reached a milestone in her recovery, three months after overdosing. Her mother, Dianna De La Garza, appeared on Maria Menounos’ Sirius XM podcast on Friday, where she revealed that the Skyscraper singer is 90 days sober. “Yes, she has 90 days and I couldn’t be more thankful or …

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US mail bomb suspect in court as CNN reports fresh package

A suspicious package addressed to CNN was intercepted in Atlanta, the network announced on Monday, as a man accused of mailing bombs to the network and some of US President Donald Trump’s leading critics was due to make his first appearance before a federal judge in Miami. The package addressed …

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Controversial social media platform offline after synagogue shooting

“Gab.com is under attack. We have been systematically no-platformed by App Stores, multiple hosting providers, and several payment processors,” the website said, adding that it was working around the clock to get Gab.com back online. Robert Bowers posted on the social media platform Gab.com hours before the synagogue shooting.Credit:AP PayPal …

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Race-by-race preview and tips for Grafton

Race 3 – MAIDEN HCP (1200 metres) Despite the wide gate, keen on lightly raced 3YO 4. We Concur from leading Far North Coast stable. Trialled strongly at Doomben before finishing off well into third as favourite at the Gold Coast over 900m and the significant step up in distance …

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Donald Trump revives ‘enemy’ label against media after synagogue attack

People walk past a projection on the Old City wall in Jerusalem on Sunday in a commemoration of the victims of a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.Credit:AP Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday revived his characterisation of the press as the “Enemy of the People,” even as his aides …

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Tech unicorn launches in Australia

Tolia told Fairfax Media when he started Nextdoor eight years ago, he always hoped it would be a global business. “Australia is absolutely pivotal to us and we realise it is still the gateway to the Asia-Pacific region,” he says. “It is a perfect fit for Nextdoor. We know Australians …

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‘One of the least-trusted on the planet’: Rio chief’s stark warning to miners

Mining companies need to work harder to “change the barbecue conversation” and start restoring the level of public trust in the industry, says the head of Australian mining giant Rio Tinto. “Mining is absolutely vital and this won’t change anytime soon,” Rio Tinto’s chief executive, Jean-Sebastien Jacques, will tell an …

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BHP class action heats up as 30,000 shareholders sign up

The Fundão tailings dam collapsed in 2015, with mudflow from the dam killing 19 people and creating an environmental disaster. The legal jousting — or a “beauty parade” as it often referred — comes as Justice Mark Moshinsky considers consolidating the three proceedings brought by three law firms Phi Finney …

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