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Samsung’s new smartwatch is its best yet, but it’s no match for Apple

While Apple’s iPhones and Samsung’s Androids are relatively evenly matched, there’s one area Apple has been winning for far too long: wearables. The Apple Watch has been hands-down been the best smartwatch on the market since it was released; effortlessly balancing ease of use, simple notifications, and advanced fitness features. …

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Stretched hospitals are the PM’s next big test

Loading Husic is aware of the intense pressure on the biggest hospital nearby, Westmead, because the hospitals at Blacktown and Mount Druitt cannot take enough coronavirus patients. He says the promises from Morrison ring hollow. “There hasn’t been a target this bloke hasn’t missed or a claim that hasn’t come …

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Voters back Labor premiers over Berejiklian and PM on outbreak response

The Resolve Political Monitor surveyed 1,607 people during the period from August 17 to 21, producing results with a margin of error of 2.5 per cent and showing majority support for the national plan to ease restrictions. The question to voters nationwide was: “In recent weeks there have been COVID …

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NSW’s New England renewable energy zone sparks flurry of interest

The New England renewable energy zone has drawn a flood of prospective investors with more than 80 projects offering to build about 34 gigawatts of new solar and wind farms in NSW. The response was more than four times the 8 gigawatts of capacity on offer for the so-called REZ, …

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Southern Blob of unusual Pacific heat blamed for creating megadrought

A huge region of the South Pacific is warming unusually fast, disrupting rainfall patterns and contributing to a lengthy megadrought across parts of South America. Scientists have dubbed the region, covering about 8 million square kilometres to the east of New Zealand, the “Southern Blob”. Dubbed by scientists as the …

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Pearce offering: Field goal seals finals berth for Knights, crushes Titans

Mitchell Pearce slotted a field goal in the final minute to give Newcastle a fifth straight win and some all-important momentum heading into the NRL finals. The Knights trailed 12-6 against the Gold Coast at half-time on Thursday night, but a try to Pearce, a penalty goal and then a …

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Demons dominate All-Australian side with Max Gawn skipper, Luke Jackson wins Rising Star award

Melbourne has dominated the AFL Awards night with the most players named in the All-Australian side, Max Gawn selected as the captain of the team, and youngster Luke Jackson taking out the Rising Star gong for 2021. The Demons finished on top of the ladder courtesy of an after-the-siren goal …

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Going swimmingly: Australia strokes to double-digit medals in Paralympics pool

Tokyo: Keira Stephens and Katja Dedekind said they were thrilled to pick up bronze medals on Thursday evening and help bump Australia’s swimming medal tally into double digits. Following four gold medals on night one – courtesy of Will Martin, Lakeisha Patterson, Rowan Crothers and Ben Popham – Australia was …

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Channel 7 employee’s COVID-19 infection prompts Martin Place studio deep-clean

An employee at Channel Seven’s Martin Place studio in Sydney, which broadcasts Sunrise and Seven News, has tested positive to COVID-19, with a number of close contacts forced into isolation. A Seven West Media spokesman said there was no change to Friday’s production schedule “at this time” but back-up plans …

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