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Apple to produce niche, expensive VR headset before moving on to AR

Apple’s first crack at a headset is designed to be a pricey, niche precursor to a more ambitious augmented reality product that will take longer to develop, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The initial device has confronted several development hurdles and the company has conservative sales expectations, …

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Top 20 most wanted: the NRL’s biggest off-contract stars

2. Brandon Smith (Melbourne Storm) Brandon Smith has expressed his desire to play hooker in 2022, but it is unlikely to do so at the Storm with Harry Grant returning from the Wests Tigers.Credit:NRL Photos Current contract: $450,000New deal value: $650,000+Status: Still has two seasons to run on his deal …

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Digital vaccine certificates could enable international students to return: minister

Loading “If a vaccine works and stops the spread, and it can be rolled out effectively in source countries and we can have surety over vaccination certificates, then there is the potential to be able to bring in more international students without them having to quarantine,” Mr Tudge told The …

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Push for new laws to tackle COVID-19 misinformation ahead of vaccine rollout

The letter will also be sent to every federal politician. The campaign is being led by responsible technology advocacy group Reset Australia, and has also been backed by the Immunisation Coalition and the Immunisation Foundation of Australia. Kim Sampson, chief executive of the Immunisation Coalition, which collaborates with state and …

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Australia to join 100 nations in climate resilience pledge ahead of UN summit

Loading Ms Ley’s speech follows Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s comments at the weekend that he would not be altering Australia’s 2030 climate emissions reductions targets or sign-up to a 2035 target ahead of this year’s United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow. Ms Ley said that despite global criticism over …

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Kayo Freebies to ‘open the door’ for smaller sports

Foxtel first announced the plans to launch a free product in October and said sports such as Supercars events would be made free. It was considered a major strategic pivot for the pay TV company and a move that could change the way it negotiates broadcast deals. But it immediately …

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A psychologist, sleep expert and doctor on the habits they’re keeping in 2021

Acceptance starts with acknowledging the parts of your life that you may find uncomfortable or challenging. Some years it is my desire to get fitter, or a problematic relationship in my life, or a work decision I have been avoiding. Just acknowledging the issue – by giving it a name …

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‘India’s time has come’: Can a cricket team go into bat for a troubled economy?

Rahane’s team batted through forced quarantine, an injury list long enough to field another XI and racial taunts from Australian fans, to produce an unlikely win at a ground that Australia has not lost at in three decades. India’s Cheteshwar Pujara plays at a ball from Australia’s Mitchell Starc during …

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All eyes on Xi Jinping as elite Davos forum urges renewed focus on climate change

While this year’s agenda is heavily focused on the pandemic, climate change is still a prominent theme ahead of a major United Nations summit in Glasgow this November. Loading World leaders, including Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, are under pressure to commit to achieving net zero by 2050 to combat …

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Target Time and Superquiz, Monday, January 25

TARGET TIME Credit: Find words of four letters or more. Every word must include the centre letter and each letter is used once only. Find at least one nine-letter word. No colloquial or foreign words, capitalised nouns, apostrophes or hyphens. No verbs or plural words ending in “s”. Solution list …

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