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Digital radio still not great for sound, but a good gift for your gran

What’s the point of buying a digital radio? My mate Bob works in radio and he can’t see one despite his excitement when it was first mooted 20 years ago. I was excited too. At a planning meeting I attended in Melbourne everyone was enthusiastic. It was all about sound …

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Apple patent spat: judge recommends US ban on some iPhones

The other, similar case was ruled on early Wednesday morning, Australia time. The ITC found in favour of Apple, saying Qualcomm’s patent claim should not have been granted in the first place. In the case still to be decided, Qualcomm contends Apple iPhones with Intel chips infringe two patents related to …

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Australian intelligence agency declassifies information in cyber terror fight

“Daesh communications were degraded within seconds. Terrorist commanders couldn’t connect to the internet and were unable to communicate with each other,” Mr Burgess is expected to say. Loading “The terrorists were in disarray and driven from their position — in part because of the young men and women at their …

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Labor eyes financial incentives for electricity companies that cut emissions

Sources familiar with the draft policy say Labor is seriously considering linking that mechanism to the electricity sector. This would allow power companies to cut emissions beyond 45 per cent and generate carbon credits, which could then be sold to polluting companies needing to offset their emissions. The office of …

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With 7 new TV shows, Apple unveils the second coming of the streaming age

They are: Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, the breakfast TV drama The Morning Show, the post-apocalyptic drama See, a “human stories” drama titled Little America, a kids’ TV series titled Helpsters, a romantic comedy Little Voice and a series of documentaries from Oprah Winfrey. Loading The event was as compelling for …

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‘One of the good guys’: Truck driver remembered after ‘dreadful’ workplace death

A truck driver has died just days after his lower leg was partially amputated in a workplace incident at Port Kembla Coal Terminal. Mark Roberts is being remembered as a “fun-loving” and passionate rugby league fan. The father-of-two, who lived in Orange but worked in the Illawarra, was dumping a …

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Should Canberra allow dope-growing clubs to be set up?

“If we did have to pinpoint a particular point of the process that causes the most harm for the individual that would be the interaction with drug dealers,” Mr Pettersson said. However, he also said that because there was no way to legalise supply under the Commowealth’s drug trafficking framework, people …

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South-east Queensland hospital system stretched to capacity

“A lot of hospitals’ strategies is to share loads between hospitals, and this afternoon it came to a head, where every hospital was at full capacity,” Dr Young said. “They’d opened up every single bed they could possibly open, they’d cancelled every surgery they could and they didn’t have any …

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Sinclair signs new Swans deal but Naismith setback shortens tall order

“He had a clean-up of scar tissue in the knee, which went well,” Swans football manager Charlie Gardiner said. “Recoveries can be relatively quick. We’re hoping to see him back running soon but the return date is still unknown and won’t be until later in the season.” Naismith, who underwent a …

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ACT minister who brought in cannabis notices says they should be axed

He said while there was no denying that cannabis was a harmful product, the risk of the fine was not a huge deterrent and the drug should be treated in the same way as cigarettes. Mr Moore also said there could be a “forbidden fruit” effect where the drug became …

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