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What to expect at the dawn of a new generation for game consoles

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Sony’s PlayStation 5 — which go on sale next week but which I’ve been fortunate enough to have in my home for a little while — are both big, powerful $750 machines. Their high-end processors and cutting-edge solid-state drives deliver an immediate advantage over prior …

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Koala protection policy to target habitat conservation and research

About 10 million hectares of bushland burned during Black Summer, which was devastating for koalas. It’s been estimated as much as one-third of NSW koalas – around 10,000 animals – perished in blazes and the preceding drought. Loading Earlier this year, Ms Ley said that in some areas of NSW …

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Australia the outlier in Biden’s brave new zero-emissions world

Loading “Our policies won’t be set in the United Kingdom, they won’t be set in Brussels, they won’t be set in any other part of the world,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said rebuffing his UK counterpart Boris Johnson. At any conference convened by Biden, this thinking places our Prime Minister …

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Trade podcast: Could Jaidyn Stephenson be traded?

As potential deals involving Adam Treloar and Josh Dunkley dominate discussion, Jake Niall and Peter Ryan dissect the latest developments. Is Magpie Tom Phillips a ‘good fit’ for a Hawthorn team without Isaac Smith? St Kilda, now a clear ‘destination club’, have secured former Bomber Shaun McKernan, confirming their status …

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Yarra Trams cuts contract with Transclean over ‘several failures’

Yarra Trams also confirmed that it has ripped up its long-standing security contract with Transclean, which has performed security work for Yarra Trams for over a decade. However, a Yarra Trams spokesman said the operator was terminating the contract for after-hours depot security due to several failures of procedure and …

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‘Need for humility’: World leaders’ messages between the lines

Some, like Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, were indirect but clear in their meaning. After Biden pulled ahead in Pennsylvania, Sturgeon tweeted, “The world can be a dark place at times just now — but today we are seeing a wee break in the clouds”. “A wee break int he …

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Giants demand first round pick for Caldwell

“He was a mid-first-round pick and we certainly don’t see anything that’s changed, and he’s actually got better.” “We’ve invested an enormous amount of time in Jye, and Jye’s done really well in conjunction with our medical team. “He had some injury issues when we brought him in, but we …

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Coronavirus LIVE updates: Victoria records eighth day of no new cases, awaits Sunday decisions; US continues record case numbers; Australia’s death toll remains at 907

Maria Azevedo has high hopes for a busy summer in Rye to help overcome the financial pain inflicted on the seaside town by the coronavirus pandemic. The Mornington Peninsula Shire has banned camping on the Rye foreshore until February. But Ms Azevedo, who owns the Vulcano Gelato shop, still expects …

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US election LIVE updates: Joe Biden addresses nation as Trump trails in Pennsylvania; Georgia, Nevada and North Carolina still too close to call

Joe Biden said all the right things in his presidential-like address late on Friday night, US time, but he has been around DC long enough to know that, to many, they will sound hollow, writes former US correspondent Nick O’Malley. Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris.Credit:AP Joe Biden hit …

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Engine failure suspected as safety bureau launches probe into plane crash

An investigation has been launched into the suspected engine failure and forced landing of a small plane after it crashed in a paddock in Logan, hit trees and burst into flames. Bystanders dragged the 24-year-old pilot away from the burning wreckage just after 2.30pm on Friday after the plane crashed …

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