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Alexa can now arm your home security system — including Amazon’s Ring Alarm

Saturday  14:31,   15 december 2018
theverge

Amazon’s voice assistant can now talk to its... >>>

NASA's Hubble telescope discovered an 'evaporating' planet, study says

Saturday  12:06,   15 december 2018
usatoday

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble telescope discovered an exoplanet with an atmosphere evaporating at a high... >>>

Apple Music now streams on Echo speakers

Saturday  08:45,   15 december 2018
engadget

Apple Music support on Echo speakers is here earlier than expected. Users in the United States have been able to connect their Apple Music account in the Alexa app and play music through Amazon's line of smart speakers, according to 9to5Mac. The... >>>

Bitcoin slumps after bomb threats that were emailed across the US demanded it for ransom

Saturday  06:55,   15 december 2018
businessinsider.com.au

The New York Police Department said the bomb threats that have been reported around the country Thursday afternoon were emailed by someone demanding bitcoin. Thursday's selling had the cryptocurrency contending with its lowest level in over a year.... >>>

Late Perth rich-lister Stan Perron donates billions to charity

Saturday  02:45,   15 december 2018
watoday.com.au

"I have accomplished my boyhood goal and provided for my family, but I am in the very fortunate position of being able to give... >>>

James Packer-backed shopping app Booodl goes into liquidation

Saturday  02:45,   15 december 2018
smh.com.au

Booodl, the retail app backed by James Packer, the head of UBS Australia Matthew Grounds, and Westfield Australiasia owner Scentre Group, has wound up its operations. Booodl, the retail app backed by James Packer and his former wife Erica Baxter, as >>>

Young Australians support tax on sugar

Saturday  02:45,   15 december 2018
msn

Most young people would support a tax being slapped on sugary... >>>

TigerAir pilots threaten pre-Christmas go-slow

Saturday  00:45,   15 december 2018
msn

Tigerair Australia pilots will take industrial action starting next Friday that could disrupt pre-Christmas travel plans for thousand of passengers, after negotiations over a new wage deal reached a deadlock. But trans-Tasman flights are looking... >>>

Apple Music is dropping its Connect social features

Friday  12:30,   14 december 2018
msn

Apple introduced a redesigned artist page today for Apple Music. And with that, the company is removing Connect posts from the artist's... >>>

Google adds screen time management to Chromebooks

Friday  09:20,   14 december 2018
engadget

When Google brought its Family Link parental controls to Chromebook, they weren't all that useful because there were limited options... >>>

One-third of large Australian companies paid no tax, ATO data show

Friday  03:06,   14 december 2018
abc.net.au

About one third of large companies have failed to pay tax even when they made a gross profit, but the Tax Office says most have good reasons, according to the latest tax transparency report released today. Of the 2,109 entities monitored by the ATO... >>>

Telstra accuses NBN of charging too much for internet

Friday  00:45,   14 december 2018
msn

Remember the dial-up days in the... >>>

Record Christmas retail figures expected

Friday  00:30,   14 december 2018
msn

A record $50 billion is expected in Christmas retail sales nationally this year, the National Retail Association... >>>

Competition regulator flags 'concerns' about Vodafone and TPG merger

Friday  00:20,   14 december 2018
brisbanetimes.com.au

The competition watchdog has flagged concerns about a $15 billion merger between telecommunications companies Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG Telecom and asked for more submissions about a deal that is widely expected to reduce pressure on... >>>

The Australian dollar is grinding higher as trade tensions begin to thaw

Thursday  23:55,   13 december 2018
businessinsider.com.au

The Australian dollar rose modestly against the greenback on Wednesday, supported by positive signals on US-China trade... >>>