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Over-ear headphones fit for a workout

Plantronics has long been a favourite headphone maker of mine. The company always punches above its weight when it comes to audio quality, comfort and reliability; its headphones often outperform better known brands that charge much more for the same technology. The latest headphones from Plantronics are the Backbeat Fit …

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Worsfold ‘disappointed’ McKenna put himself at risk in Gaelic game

“I was really disappointed when I heard that. We know he’s passionate about his Gaelic footy. He’s an energetic young man, his personality is so up and about. “It puts them [Irish AFL players who play GAA] at risk of an injury, of doing something that’s outside their contract. In …

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Robot cleaners still aren’t perfect, but they’re getting closer

In general this system works very well, but it does have one niggle. If for whatever reason the robot misses a bit of one of your rooms while mapping, it will never clean it. It will act as though it doesn’t exist, and if you want that bit cleaned you …

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I’d like a raving inner-city lunatic T-shirt for Christmas, please

Loading It is hard to know how to unpack this outburst from the usually bland, and, to many Australians, unrecognisable McCormack, but the past-tense-verb-turned-adjective “woke” is a good place to start. Woke used like this means “aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial …

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Summit to ‘seek and test’ best ideas on suicide prevention from around the world: Hunt

“There is a unrelenting commitment from everyone involved to look at the issue of suicide – which is at an unacceptable rate in the country – and work together to consider what a co-ordinated approach to suicide prevention might look like.” Loading She said the government, with bipartisan support, was …

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Australia facing most significant global changes since WWII, DFAT warns ministers

The 125-page documents known as “blue books”, delivered to the Morrison government after it won the May election, were released to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age under Freedom of Information laws on Tuesday. Up to 80 per cent of them are redacted but they reveal key areas the …

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‘Remain vigilant’: Emergency warnings amid a southerly buster

However, NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said people needed to “remain vigilant”. Sharnie Moran and her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte at Nana Glen, near Coffs Harbour on Tuesday.Credit:AAP “The last thing we can afford is for people to become complacent or become relaxed because we’re getting towards the end of the …

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Rain-blocking weather pattern extends dry spell

Andrew Watkins, head of the bureau’s long-range forecasting, said the pattern’s strength “puts it in the top handful of events” on record. Instead of breaking down by December it could well linger until January, he said. The better-known El Nino pattern in the Pacific did not always mean south-eastern Australia …

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Former Bulldog Boyd set for the VAFA in 2020

Former AFL player Tom Boyd has announced he’ll play in the amateurs in 2020 after quitting the AFL in May this year. Boyd, one of the heroes of the Western Bulldogs’ drought-breaking premiership in 2016, has been playing suburban footy this year but will join VAFA first division club St …

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Revealed: Crouch’s late pitch to join Gold Coast

Initially, Crouch had asked for a six-year deal at just shy of $1 million per season. The contract proposal went all the way to the Gold Coast board but was declined. The Suns were adamant they could not afford to spent that type of money on a player like Crouch, …

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