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The 10 best video games of 2020

Animal Crossing was the perfect antidote to a life indoors. Animal Crossing New Horizons Hitting right at the start of the pandemic, New Horizons was a global sensation that not only kept people occupied while under quarantine, but offered creative new ways to hang out with friends and engage with …

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Stephenson to reach out to McGuire, Buckley grilled by members

Stephenson wouldn’t buy into the overall perception of McGuire from Collingwood fans, but reiterated his belief that McGuire only ever acted for the benefit of the club. “I can only speak for myself, but I think he’s been very successful and he’s only ever had the club’s best interests at …

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Amazon’s Zoox unveils robotaxi for future ride-hailing service

Acquired by Amazon in June for an undisclosed sum, Zoox is one of several companies racing to put fully autonomous vehicles on the road, an effort that’s taking longer than anticipated. Most are testing retro-fitted conventional cars on public roads, and few are commercially deployed. In October, Alphabet’s self-driving unit …

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Google services outage hits YouTube, Gmail, Drive worldwide

In a tweet, the company attributed the problem to an “authentication system outage” that lasted for approximately 45 minutes starting at 7.32am Eastern time in the US (11.32pm AEDT). “We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support,” Google said on its website. “Please rest …

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Rents could ease as housing supply outstrips demand until 2023

Loading The sharp drop in migrants, particularly international students, is forecast by the corporation to have a major ripple effect across the property market, particularly for units in Sydney and Melbourne. Nationally, new supply is expected to out-pace demand by 127,000 dwellings in 2021 and by 68,000 dwellings in 2022. …

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Stop fighting and start adapting to climate change, Basin Authority says

The Murray Darling Basin Authority on Tuesday released its five yearly evaluation of the Basin Plan, which included the CSIRO’s climate report and warned five of the hottest years on record occurred in the past seven. The authority’s head of strategy, Vicki Woodburn, said “the climate has changed faster than …

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Paris climate summit is delivering on its promise but in some unexpected ways

Loading The US’s return to the Paris Agreement once President-elect Joe Biden takes office on January 20 will only add momentum. By a calendar quirk, President Donald Trump’s 2017 decision to exit Paris only took effect the day after he lost last month’s election, making it seem like the world’s …

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‘We worry this year might be particularly high’: Family violence expected to spike during post-COVID Christmas

“He was also isolating me from my family and friends so that push at Christmastime to spend time around family, I think had increased the potential [for violence] as well,” she says. “Any time that there was added pressure like that … it was always going to increase the risk …

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Trouble brewing: small suppliers fight to keep up as Victorians get back on the beers

Small-time brewers face a multifaceted problem: caught off guard by both lockdowns, some of them had to dump thousands of litres of perishable keg beer that must be tapped within six months. Then, as pubs and clubs lay dormant during the winter months, some Victorian breweries with expensive equipment and …

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