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Google Home’s ‘stream transfer’ untangles Monday morning traffic jams

This is where Spotify shines. Open up Spotify on any device and you can see where your music is playing right now. You can shift Bon Jovi from the bedroom speaker back to the smartphone in your hand, and then fling them to a different speaker; all without interrupting Richie …

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Wall Street dips as eyes look ahead to Fed

“The encouraging thing is we are trading more on what you should be trading on, that being earnings, and less on rumour and innuendo, which is a nice change of pace and how the market should work.” Tech shares, which have been closely tied to trade progress, lost ground after …

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Here’s the single phrase to watch for from the Fed overnight

The key issue at this week’s meeting will be whether the Fed has taken out enough insurance. Powell and other Fed officials credit their rate cuts with lowering mortgage rates, lifting home sales and generally keeping the worlds largest economy on track. Hopes have also been lifted by a truce …

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Scott Morrison praised for ‘mimicking’ Labor with $1 billion energy plan

“This of course mimics the policy taken to the last election by the Labor Party.” Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Energy Minister Angus Taylor said in a statement on Wednesday morning the fund would “unlock” private sector investment for projects. The CEFC already has the authority to invest $10 billion …

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Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is very exciting, if not perfectly smooth

Unfolding the device requires two hands and a little effort (there’s no way this thing is opening accidentally, thanks to a magnetic latch), and whatever you had on the tiny screen is magically enlarged and expanded to take up the full tablet-sized screen inside. Once open a mechanical hinge clicks …

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New system for eating disorder treatment could expose patients to ‘great danger’, experts warn

Loading She argued only psychiatrists and clinical psychologists with high levels of expertise in treating anorexic patients should be able to access the Medicare rebates. Paediatrician and Labor MP Mike Freelander, who has worked with eating disorder patients in public hospitals, agreed, saying a social worker or occupational therapist should …

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New opioid overdose antidote to gain PBS listing

Loading Penington Institute chief executive John Ryan said naloxone nasal spray, commercially known as Nyxoid, could save many lives. He said the spray blocked or reversed the effects of opioid drugs, including extreme drowsiness, slowed breathing or loss of consciousness, while being virtually impossible to abuse. “Crucially, a nasal spray …

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Working parents would gain thousands under childcare subsidy overhaul: KPMG

Loading KPMG refers to this as the “workplace disincentive rate”, which is the proportion of a person’s income lost to tax, the Medicare levy, reduced family tax benefits and increased out-of-pocket childcare costs due to working an extra day. It says that under the current system, a person on $32,000 …

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Ken Wyatt launches Voice to Parliament consultation

“Nothing is ever going to be easy,” Mr Wyatt said. “Even if we think about the Federation of Australia, every key initiative for Indigenous Australians has varied in success. But the bottom line is we’re not listening to the voices of people who live in those communities.” Loading Professor Calma …

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All the leaves are brown: Mass defoliation adds to fire risk around Brisbane

“We’re going to get a big big drop of litter, coinciding with the month, November, when we’re most likely to get hot dry winds from the interior of the continent,” he said. “It’s a really unusual combination and it’s dangerous.” “One of the main reasons you get roasting fires down …

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