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Lenovo’s smart alarm clock is a discrete display for the bedroom

Apart from chatting with Google Assistant, you can use Lenovo’s clock to control smart home devices and see the live feed from security cameras. When it comes to displaying information it’s not as smart as Google’s own screens, for example it can read driving directions and shopping lists aloud but …

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YouTube, Gmail hit with problems due to ‘congestion’ issue

Google is saying users of YouTube, Gmail and other services are seeing errors or slow performance due to high levels of network congestions in the eastern United States. YouTube, Google Cloud and G Suite services are among the services affected.Credit:AP YouTube, Google Cloud and G Suite services have been affected, …

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Land-clearing rates rocketed in year before NSW laws were loosened

Semi-arid woodlands were the hardest hit of vegetation types, with 10,513 hectares cleared in the 2016-17 year, five times the rate two years earlier. Wet sclerophyll forests were also cleared at 2.5 times the pace in 2014-15, losing 3441 hectares in 2016-17. The data did not identify if any of …

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Unions opt out of backing NSW ALP leadership candidate

“This support is contingent upon the incoming NSW Labor leader ensuring the shadow cabinet and their policies are developed in a consultative and inclusive manner, and that they deliver fair outcomes for our members, workers and the community. “We respect the decision of those unions who are supporting a candidate …

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Performance of Sydney’s inner west buses worse in private hands

In the first nine months of operation, the on-time running of the private operator’s buses averaged 91.65 per cent, marginally lower than STA’s 91.68 per cent in the same period a year earlier which included disruptions from drivers opposed to the privatisation plans. Region six extends from Kensington in the …

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Sushi outlets fined more than $383,000 for underpaying workers

Another 15 employees who worked at a Tokyo Sushi outlet at Fletcher in Newcastle were underpaid a total of $22,567 in an eight-month period. Loading Ms Hasegawa and Hasegawa & Ye International Pty Ltd have not owned or operated the Tokyo Sushi – The Corner Store at Erina Fair Shopping …

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Race-by-race tips and preview for Cessnock on Monday

Terrific little sprint for similar graded runners over the “scamper” course where there’s little or no room for hesitation around this track. Newcastle filly 3. Bubbles Ball, a flying daughter of Zoustar, returns for second prep off a nice trial. Just missed as a well backed favourite on debut at …

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Natural cold and flu busters unlikely to do the trick but could do harm

“Every step of how drugs get around your body, complementary medicines can interfere. They can be real troublemakers,” Associate Professor Moses told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. Professor Moses works as a clinical pharmacist at Mater Health Services in Brisbane, and holds a position with the University of …

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Lees looking to clean up in first four races at Cessnock

It’s long been known as the gateway to the Hunter, but little Cessnock looms as gateway to the winning stall today for leading Newcastle trainer Kris Lees. In fact, if placement goes a long way, the first four races look bang on his radar, and there may not be much …

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Time to flick climate emergency switch: a plea to our new Parliament

As international climate impact specialist Stefan Ramstorf tweeted: “A country so vulnerable to drought and wildfire, to floods and tropical storms and sheer heat, voting for coal: that’s turkeys voting for Christmas.” In the new Morrison ministry, climate does not rate a mention, but henceforth it will dominate our lives. …

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