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Researchers talk to Siri, Alexa, Google Home by shining laser pointers

Researchers have demonstrated an ability to “hack” smart speakers and phones, including those from Google, Apple and Amazon, by sending silent commands by laser from as far as 100 metres away. The researchers, from universities in Japan and the US, spent months developing their experiments and dub the technique “light …

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Curnow’s recovery on track, Betts rolls up to first day of training

Eddie Betts was front and centre on the first day of Carlton’s pre-season training.Credit:Getty Images “He hurt it at the end of last year and to be honest right now sitting here I am happy he did it in October and didn’t do it in December or January, then it …

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Melbourne Express, Wednesday, November 6

That’s it from us today! There’s still train pain on the Glen Waverley line with delays due to a tram blocking rail lines at Glenferrie Road, Kooyong. There’s also tram delays on route 16 to Melbourne University.  Hopefully that clears up soon.  We will be back tomorrow morning. Have a …

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‘Untold suffering’: Global scientists warn of climate emergency

The researchers – members of the Alliance of World Scientists – identified six critical steps governments, business “and the rest of humanity” can take, including leaving remaining stocks of fossil fuels untapped and “carefully pursuing effective negative emissions”, such as “enhancing natural systems”. The signatories also highlighted population, a target …

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Auditor-General savages government’s $220 million regional jobs scheme

Instead, the ministerial panel allocated $77.4 million to 64 other projects not recommended by officials responsible for regional development and industry. “This adversely affected accountability as it meant there was not a clear line of sight between the departmental assessment results, the subsequent adjustments by the ministerial panel and the …

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Government to commit more funds to drought assistance

Loading “We are obviously in constant contact with our state governments, for whom stock and farmland is their remit, for which, you know, they are responsible,” he said. “And they have a duty to those farmers, to those people in rural and regional communities, as do we. “We must do …

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Government cools talk of further relaxation of media ownership laws

“I think in the first instance, we need to see how that plays through because of course it will also go to the question of that merged business’ competitive strategy and the competitive strategy of other players,” he told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. “The government legislated to …

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The fungus, the pregnancy test and the battle to save Canberra’s frogs

But, fresh from releasing another 600 young adult frogs into the alpine wetlands of Namadgi on Tuesday, scientists say the species is still facing a perfect storm of threats including climate change. Peter Cotsell from Namadgi and Tidbinbilla national parks said reduced rainfall, past human activity in the area including …

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‘Minimal progress’: State sued for ‘abandoning’ autistic boy’s education

The statement of claim for the boy, Jake, alleges the school in Bentleigh East and the Victorian Department of Education and Training have breached four sections of the Disability Discrimination Act. The alleged breaches include banning Jake from school activities such as swimming, failing to support him at both a …

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DNA test reveals stray animal found is an endangered dingo

Lyn Watson, who directs the Australian Dingo Foundation, told the ABC that of the three types of Australian dingoes, which include inland and tropical, alpine dingoes like Wandi are the only ones currently in danger of extinction. “For us he is going to be a very valuable little thing depending …

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