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Australia's Wesfarmers sells struggling Britain's Homebase for £1

2 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Australia's Wesfarmers has sold its ailing British business Homebase for £1 , it said Friday, having racked up huge losses with the DIY chain it bought just two years ago for...
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Amazon Alexa can now play Audible books in Australia and New Zealand

Amazon Alexa can now play Audible books in Australia and New Zealand

2 hours ago   |   TechRadar

Alexa's available skills Down Under are on the rise. Starting today, Aussies and Kiwis with an Audible membership can ask their Alexa-powered smart speaker to play their...
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​Australia's Facebook investigation expected to take at least 8 months

8 hours ago   |   ZDnet

Australia's acting Information and Privacy Commissioner told Senate Estimates her office is compiling the investigation strategy and working through those matters, expecting no...
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Disney is Rebranding a Major Stadium as Marvel Stadium

15 hours ago   |   GeekTyrant   |   2 articles

Art by Boss Logic While Disney continues to rake in the cash with their Marvel films, they are now taking the Marvel brand to a new level. Disney has made a deal with Melbourne...
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Strategy RPG The War of Genesis takes to the skies with its soft launch on Android

Strategy RPG The War of Genesis takes to the skies with its soft launch on Android

15 hours ago   |   Pocket Gamer

If you're someone who feels more at home doing battle in the air rather than on the ground, The War of Genesis might be your dream come true. Having just recently soft-launched...
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Bold lizards of all sizes have higher mating success

15 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Boldness correlates with the mating success, but not body size or sex, of yellow-spotted monitor lizards roaming the remote Oombulgurri floodplains of tropical Western...
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ClassPass plans to add nine international cities by the end of 2018

18 hours ago   |   TechCrunch

ClassPass , the studio fitness platform that gives users access to thousands of boutique fitness classes, has said it plans to expand internationally into nine new countries by...
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How to survive a snake bite

18 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Most snakes will only attack you if you get in their way, but snakes can bite you and their venom can be deadly. We spoke with Frank T. Burbrink , Associate Curator in the...
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Sandpaper figs make food, fire, medicine and a cosy home for wasps

19 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Australia has about 42 native species of Ficus, that include vines, plants that grow on other plants , and woody trees.
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TPG's upcoming 4G network won't do voice calls at launch

TPG's upcoming 4G network won't do voice calls at launch

1 day ago   |   TechRadar

TPG is doing everything it can to get its new 4G network up and running later this year but, as the Australian Financial Review reports , it will launch without Voice over...
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Apple wins $539 million in damages from Samsung in design patent infringement retrial

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Paypal lets you spend money in Gmail, YouTube and more

Paypal lets you spend money in Gmail, YouTube and more

Android Pay users have been able to dip into their PayPal accounts for a little over a year. Now, the money transfer service has partnered with Google to provide a more... Read more ...

Steam Link app isn't coming to iOS

Steam Link app isn't coming to iOS

In light of Facebook's most recent and biggest scandal, Apple has often touted its more direct and human-curated system of screening apps that go into its app stores. While... Read more ...

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Here's a fun thing for a Friday: go back and see what your Twitter timeline looked like 10 years ago. Twitter has pretty powerful search settings, but Andy Baio - of... Read more ...

Certain Android phones have malware pre-installed at the firmware level

Certain Android phones have malware pre-installed at the firmware level

According to a report published by Avast Threat Labs, several hundred Android handsets made by ZTE, Archos and myPhone come pre-installed with malware called "Cosiloon." The... Read more ...