Archive for June, 2012

Your smartphone mistakes

5 hrs. Adam Dachis , Lifehacker MorePixels / Getty Images / Vetta Talking or texting while driving is just one of the stupid things we do with our smartphones. Your smartphone can be your second brain, but it can also turn you into a person with no sense of direction, poor social skills and next […]

Apple vs. Microsoft vs. Google

5 hrs. Devin Coldewey Devin Coldewey / In the last few weeks, the tech industry’s biggest players have shown off their newest software and hardware, all aiming to make big moves before the end of the year. Apple has iOS 6 and the new MacBook Pros, Microsoft unveiled the new Surface and is preparing Windows 8 […]

Witnesses: Timbuktu treasures damaged

Romaric Ollo Hien / AFP – Getty Images Islamists rebels of Ansar Dine, seen on April 24, 2012 near Timbuktu, Mali, have destroyed the tomb of Saint Sidi Mahmoud. DAKAR — Armed fighters of Mali’s al-Qaida-linked Ansar Dine Islamist group on Saturday destroyed mausoleums in the ancient trading city of Timbuktu, classified as a UNESCO […]

$2.5m theft racket reported at Holden

Thieves have reportedly stolen $2.5 million worth of engines, transmissions and parts from car maker Holden in South Australia, in what police say could be an inside job. News Limited says the items allegedly siphoned off include hi-tech V8 motors worth $10,000 each, but sold for as little as $1,500 by the thieves on the […]

Newman stamps his mark

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman addresses the Liberal Party’s 56th Federal council meeting in Melbourne. It has taken only 100 days for Campbell Newman to put his authoritative, conservative and frugal imprint on Queensland. As he did during the election campaign, the Premier has stuck doggedly to a plan to reshape the state in 100 days, […]

The world according to Clive

“The ones that get here, allow them to be processed” … Clive Palmer on asylum seekers. Photo: Simon O’Dwyer The billionaire mining magnate Clive Palmer was the star turn at yesterday’s Liberal Party federal council meeting. But the Queenslander lost his bid to ban party office holders from working as paid lobbyists, journalists or fund-raisers […]

Naden moved for medical treatment

Malcolm Naden, formerly one of Australia’s most wanted men who was captured this year, has been moved to Sydney’s Long Bay jail for medical treatment. Police sources told The Sun-Herald that Mr Naden was moved from the Goulburn Correctional Centre, a Supermax prison, last week. “There is nothing unusual about this. As you can imagine […]

Two boats carrying 108 were intercepted overnight

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Slipper accuser James Ashby ‘delusional and unhinged’

Political advisor James Ashby has accused Speaker Peter Slipper of sexual harassment. Picture: Megan Slade Source: The Daily Telegraph Paul Fidler says he was targeted by James Ashby in a series of abusive calls. Picture: Annie Murray Source: The Sunday Telegraph Prev  of 2 Next THE man at the centre of the Peter Slipper sexual harassment […]

Frozen egg birth rate remains low

On the rise … approximately three per cent of Australian babies born in 2009 were conceived with in vitro methods. Photo: Frances Stewart WOMEN should not put off starting a family until their 40s in the belief they will simply be able to freeze their eggs and have them thawed later, a fertility specialist says. […]

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