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Costco trolley collectors exploited - labour-hire companies Xidis and Jay Group fined

It is the third time Mr Iksidis and his company Xidis Pty Ltd, which formerly traded as Effective Supermarket Services, has been fined for exploiting …

Disability

Adelaide Hills bushfires: Crews race to contain blaze as temperatures rise

Hundreds of firefighters are racing to contain a blaze burning out of control north-east of Adelaide, as temperatures hit the high 30s and a wind …

Victoria (Australia)

Australians would reject siding with Japan over China in East China Sea dispute, survey finds

Australians would overwhelmingly reject siding with close ally Japan against top-trade partner China over a dispute in the East China Sea and prefer …

Sydney petrol prices drop below $1 per litre

"I think everyone is looking for cheap prices again. There's lots of interest and everyone's enjoying it again," he said.<p>Although one station in …

Cost of Living

January revealed as peak month for bicycle theft in Victoria

Heading out on a bicycle over the summer months is a favourite pastime of many Melburnians, but the bad news is it is also the time when cyclists are …

Young people less interested than their parents in learning to drive

Figures show people under 25 are becoming less likely to get a driver's licence, citing cost, difficulty and lack of interest in getting behind the …

Kookaburra's 'misshapen' cricket balls no laughing matter, says New Zealand Cricket

It was the fourth time the ball had to be changed in the first two days, with the first one in the Black Caps' first innings lasting just 23 …

Samsung's new SUHD TVs bring a ton of color to the screen

Ever since we arrived in Las Vegas it's been hard to avoid the movie poster-styled Samsung ads that tease "the most seductive TV of all time. Period." Now we finally found out what all the fuss is about. Samsung has just announced a lineup of curved-display SUHD TVs, all powered by the open-source …

Electronics Industry

11 Movies to Watch Out for in 2015

The non-blockbuster must-see features of the year.<p><b>Hey, did you know that a brand-new Star Wars film</b> is coming out in December? And an <i>Avengers</i> sequel is on the way in May? And yet another <i>Jurassic Park</i> adventure arrives in June? Oh, wait—of course you did, because even at this early stage of 2015, …

Bill Murray

Road closures at Flinders, Spencer streets hit commuters, traders

That part of Spencer Street is a major arterial road normally used by an average of 23,000 to 27,000 vehicles a day, second in volume only to King …

Ready For The iPhone 7? Get This Smartphone Designed To Last A Decade And Forget All About It

Do we really need all that wasteful consumerism that comes with the 18-month device upgrade cycle?<p>Worldwide, more than 1.8 billion mobile phones were sold last year–most replacing devices that were less than two years old. The average smartphone owner upgrades every 18 months.<p>Is it possible to …

Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi is spoofing its own customers

Connecting to the web on a flight this Friday, Google engineer Adrienne Porter Felt noticed something weird. When she logged in, there was a red X over the padlock by the URL bar, a sign that something was fishy. She was looking at the Google search page, supposedly protected by HTTPS, but the site …

Information Security

How I Replaced the Shutter in My Canon 5D Mark II By Myself and Saved $400

The shutter on my old Canon 5D Mark II died while on a trip to Fiji earlier this year. It happened quickly; I was shooting a panorama when horizontal …

DIY

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …