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01/17/2018
Alexa gets Aussie accent as Amazon launches smart speakers down under - The Sydney Morning Herald


The Sydney Morning Herald

Alexa gets Aussie accent as Amazon launches smart speakers down under
The Sydney Morning Herald
Amazon's talkative Alexa smart assistant is officially on her way to Australia as the online retail giant opens preorders for its Echo smart speakers, in preparation for an "early February" local launch. Rival to Google Assistant and Apple's Siri ...
Everything You Need To Know About The Aussie Amazon EchoGizmodo Australia
Amazon's dinky-di Alexa takes on Google HomeThe Australian
G'Day Alexa! Amazon's assistant comes Down UnderThe Australian Financial Review
NEWS.com.au -Business Insider Australia -Android Headlines -Stuff.co.nz
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01/17/2018
Taking a page from Kindle, Amazon's Alexa is everywhere—can Google's Assistant catch up? - Android Police

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Taking a page from Kindle, Amazon's Alexa is everywhere—can Google's Assistant catch up?
Android Police
When Amazon upended the publishing industry with the advent of the Kindle, it also paved the way for an approach to luring consumers into a larger sphere of influence, a strategy that is now being successfully adapted for the new age of smart speakers ...
Amazon Echo Spot Could Be An Alarm Clock For The 21st CenturyHuffPost UK
39 million Americans now own a smart speaker, report claimsTechCrunch
National Public Media The Smart Audio Report from NPR and Edison ResearchNational Public Media
National Public Media -PCMag
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01/17/2018
Study narrows range of Earth's warming response as greenhouse gases rise - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald

Study narrows range of Earth's warming response as greenhouse gases rise
The Sydney Morning Herald
New research has sharply narrowed the likely estimate of how much the Earth will warm with a doubling of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, potentially honing estimates that have stood for a quarter century. The long-standing estimate for the so-called ...
Yes, global warming will be bad. But these scientists say it won't reach the worst-case scenario.Washington Post
Global Warming Predictions May Now Be a Lot Less UncertainWIRED
Study says worst-case global warming scenarios not credibleJamaica Observer
Phys.Org -The Australian -Radio New Zealand -Mongabay.com
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01/17/2018
Apple to pay $US38 bln in taxes - The Australian

TIME

Apple to pay $US38 bln in taxes
The Australian
Apple will make about $US38 billion ($A53 billion) in tax payments on its overseas cash and plans to open a second US campus as part of a five-year, $US30 billion US investment plan. Apple said it plans a wave of investing and hiring in the United ...
Apple, Returning Overseas Cash, to Pay $38 Billion Tax BillBloomberg
Apple pledges $350 billion investment in US economy over next five yearsTechCrunch
Apple will boost its spending on data centers by $10 billion over the next 5 yearsCNBC
VentureBeat -Brisbane Times -NBCNews.com -iTWire
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01/17/2018
Anti-biofouling tech inspired by bug-eating plant - New Atlas

New Atlas

Anti-biofouling tech inspired by bug-eating plant
New Atlas
If ships' hulls are covered in barnacles and other marine organisms, then those ships have to work harder, burn more fuel, and create more CO2 emissions in order to move through the water. While there are anti-biofouling paints that kill such organisms ...
Carnivorous plant inspires ultra-slippery shipping solutionCosmos
Carnivorous Plants Inspire Degradation-Delaying Nano SurfacesControlled Environments Magazine
Nanowrinkles could save billions in shipping and aquaculturePhys.Org
FIS
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01/17/2018
Overwatch League Opening Week Saw More than 10 Million Viewers: Blizzard - NDTV

NDTV

Overwatch League Opening Week Saw More than 10 Million Viewers: Blizzard
NDTV
The Overwatch League is Blizzard's biggest Overwatch e-sports event and it seems that its first week resulted in some impressive numbers. The first day saw an average audience per minute of 408,000 and 280,000 for the week. Over 10 million viewers ...
At the Overwatch League's opening night, I witnessed the strange, thrilling future of sportsThe Verge
Overwatch League Is A Huge Success In Its Debut WeekComicbook.com
Overwatch League attracts 10 million viewers in first week, averages 280k viewers per minutePC Gamer
Overwatch Wire -L.A. Biz -Heavy.com -VentureBeat
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01/17/2018
'Serious case of negligence': Scientists blast controls on coral-eating starfish - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald

'Serious case of negligence': Scientists blast controls on coral-eating starfish
The Sydney Morning Herald
Federal-funded efforts to contain the fourth big outbreak of crown-of-thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef are "sporadic" and a "serious case of negligence" that will likely fail, according to a leading scientist who reviewed the program. Udo ...
How to Stop Sex Changes in Turtles on the Great Barrier ReefScientific American
Coral gardeners ready for share in million-dollar reef pitchThe Cairns Post
Green turtles of the Great Barrier ReefCosmos
The Conversation AU -Courier Mail -Sourceable -SBS
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01/17/2018
The iconic Land Rover Defender to make a limited but powerful comeback - Digital Trends

Digital Trends

The iconic Land Rover Defender to make a limited but powerful comeback
Digital Trends
When the Land Rover Defender went out of production in 2016, you could have floated a boat on the tears of car enthusiasts. While said enthusiasts wait for a promised all-new Defender, Land Rover is temporarily reviving the original. The Land Rover ...
Land Rover Defender Works V8 packs 400 hp for 70th anniversaryCNET
Land Rover Defender Works V8 celebrates 70 yearsMotoring
It goes without saying that we won't get this awesome V8-powered Land Rover Defender in AmericaAutoweek
The Week UK -Independent Online -CAR Magazine -The Drive
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01/17/2018
Facebook watch party turns video into a group experience - CNET

CNET

Facebook watch party turns video into a group experience
CNET
Facebook's watch party feature, now in testing within Facebook groups, lets lots of people simultaneously experience the same video. Facebook. What do you get when you cross an online chat room with streaming video? A Facebook watch party. The social ...
Facebook “Watch Party” lets Groups view videos simultaneouslyTechCrunch
Facebook wants more people watching videos together at the same timeRecode
Facebook Tests Watch Parties for Collective Video ViewingVariety
The Verge
all 9 news articles »


01/17/2018
Call to save reefs - Fiji Times

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation

Call to save reefs
Fiji Times
MAJOR reef structures worldwide are dying and the world must do better to take care of the oceans. UN Environment Programme (UNEP) executive director Erik Solheim said this year was the make it or break it point for coral health worldwide. Mr Solheim ...
Fiji NewsFiji Broadcasting Corporation

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