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Why you should not buy a 5G phone in 2019

Compromised handsets 5G requires a lot more hardware than 4G, leading to compromises in other areas such as smaller capacity batteries and thicker handsets. Space is at a premium inside a smartphone where every nanometre counts. Chipmaker Qualcomm powers almost every Android smartphone today because it was the first to …

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Capharnaum review: A raw slice of refugee life

One of the most remarkable things about the film is its cast. Director Nadine Labaki, best known for Caramel, her 2007 crowd-pleaser set in a Beirut beauty salon, has used non-actors, most of whom have led lives as turbulent as those of the characters they play. Her diminutive lead, Zain …

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IAG insurance profits pelted by December Sydney hailstorm

Chief executive Peter Harmer said the company’s reported margin of 13.7 per cent was lower than in the first half of fiscal 2018 because of higher claim costs, coming in at $110 million above allowance following the December Sydney hailstorm. “IAG’s underlying performance has continued to improve over the half …

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