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P30 Pro v Galaxy S10+: which phone is king of the cameras?

Note: All shots below were taken in the default auto mode as this is how most will choose to shoot. Both the P30 Pro’s ‘Master AI’ and the Galaxy S10+’s ‘Scene Optimiser’ are enabled by default which recognises what you’re shooting and optimises the picture accordingly. In shooting a colourful …

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There’s one thing great white sharks are really afraid of

White sharks swim 56km/h – faster than the world’s fastest man, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, can run. But killer whales swim just as fast, are stronger and hunt in groups, like wolf packs. And they have been documented, on occasion, eating white sharks, including in a famous 1997 incident that …

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Lightning strikes twice – or more – in the same place, new paper finds

Loading The basics of lightning have been known since at least 1752 when scientists including America’s Benjamin Franklin experimented by flying a kite into a storm. Movement of water droplets and ice crystals generate static electrical charges with clouds, which get released as lightning – either between clouds or with …

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Private medicals prohibited for mid-season draft

Clubs will then have until the close of business on May 8 submit names of up to three players for medical testing with the AFL. The testing will then occur a fortnight later on May 22, with club medical staff invited to attend. Results will be provided on an AFL …

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More than $1 billion raised for rebuild of Notre-Dame Cathedral after fire

Presidential cultural heritage envoy Stephane Bern told broadcaster France-Info that €880 million ($1.38 billion) has been raised in just a day and a half since the fire. Contributions came from near and far, rich and poor – from Apple and magnates who own L’Oreal, Chanel and Dior, to Catholic parishioners …

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How a quick-thinking university student tricked thieves into appearing on CCTV

But the student’s audacious plan nearly came unstuck when Burrell took a peek at the ATM screen and saw his victim’s bank balance was hovering around the $3000 mark. After seeing this, Burrell doubled his asking price and handed back the victim’s wallet – but not before he looked at …

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Footy on the nose? Crowd record set to be broken again suggests otherwise

Despite kicking off that round in 2012 with a one-point Anzac Day thriller, where nearly 87,000 packed into the MCG to see Jarryd Blair kick a last-gasp winner to get the Magpies home by a point, numbers dropped off later in the week. A young Greater Western Sydney side were …

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Review of ‘sad’ Federation Square needs to consider all options

It’s where many Melburnians gather to watch World Cup soccer finals and AFL grand finals. It heaves on New Year’s Eve as thousands gaze at firework spectaculars. And sometimes the square is just a quiet place to observe the passing parade on Swanston Street. Yet, as Planning Minister Richard Wynne …

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‘This is not a cemetery’: Vandals steal Mandurah roadside memorial, leave angry note behind

“This cross means so much to so many people, not only our family,” Stephen’s sister Justyn Louise told Nine News Perth. “To some it’s a reminder to slow down on the roads … a reminder of how quickly life can change and that we should never take it for granted.” …

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‘Deal with the devil’: Former Nauru president’s deathbed confession

The former president said the interview on Network Ten would “most likely” be his last before he succumbs to a battle with terminal cancer. Mr Dabwido said that at the time he held no ill-feelings towards the proposal, but now thinks “the deal on the table was done by the devil, …

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