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Samsung’s Z Flip is a much more confident foldable phone

It might sound like a skateboard trick that belongs in a Tony Hawk game, but the Galaxy Z Flip is Samsung’s new clamshell phone with a folding screen that will give the Motorola Razr a run for its money. The first thing you notice when picking the phone up is …

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‘Completely unsatisfactory’: Blackmores issues profit downgrade, flags coronavirus hit

Blackmores went into an unexpected trading halt on Monday and investors smashed Blackmores when trading in its shares resumed on Wednesday morning, with the stock down 21.4 per cent to $70.33 at 10.20am. “We understand and acknowledge that shareholders will be bitterly disappointed with the financial performance of the business. …

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CBA powers ASX to within touching distance of record highs

Britain’s EG Group is in talks to team up with Macquarie Group in its attempt to acquire Caltex Australia, people familiar with the matter said. EG Group is in discussions with an arm of Macquarie to partner on the potential deal, according to the people, who asked not to be …

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‘Exceptionally harsh season’: IAG profit slumps 43pc after bushfires

“On 24 January 2020, we revised our reported margin guidance to 14.5 to 16.5 per cent after the devastating bushfires and hail event in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney,” Mr Harmer said. The insurer was again forced to lower its profits guidance for the full year by 2 per cent following …

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Samsung unveils S20 smartphone range, foldable glass screen Z Flip

The rear dual 12MP cameras feature one wide-angle and one ultra-wide lens, and will take photos with the phone folded or unfolded. A 10MP selfie camera is nestled at the top of the internal screen. The power button on the side doubles as a fingerprint scanner, and notably there is …

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Apple’s $100k Mac is for pros, literally this time

How does one evaluate a computer that starts at $9999, and can be configured up to $95,000 when fully specced? By admitting, off the bat, that you almost certainly do not need the Mac Pro. The iMac Pro, at a comparatively reasonable $7299, is already too much computer for almost …

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On the rise: Perry outlines ‘mecca’ for women’s cricket

Strong crowds through the World Cup are likely to create more interest in next season’s WBBL, which Perry hopes in years to come can allow women’s cricket to flourish primarily through its own broadcast rights, ticket sales and sponsorship. As it stands, the broadcast rights to men’s cricket comprises the …

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The best and worst moments of the 2020 Oscars

— STEPHANIE GOODMAN The Best Nonhost Hosts Best non-hosts: Steve Martin, left, and Chris Rock speak at the Oscars.Credit:AP After last year’s ceremony went just fine without an officially designated host, the academy announced it was forgoing an MC this year as well. And yet the 2020 Oscars got off …

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Slowly, surely and quietly, electric vehicles are here – let the battle begin

Loading One downside? Electric vehicles (EVs) are much quieter than even the tiny petrol-driven scooters Roman used to love and you have to keep even more of your wits about you listening for their approaching whisper as you meander from one aperitivo spot to the next. One of the truly …

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