Australia Engulfed in Once-in-a-Century Floods a Year After Monster Bushfires

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Australia can’t catch a break. Parts of the country are facing floods this week that officials said are a 1-in-100 year event. They come barely a year after the same areas were gripped by devastating wildfires. Read more.

Australia Has Venomous Snakes, Spiders, and… Trees

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Notorious stinging trees from Australia cause agonizing pain that can linger for weeks and even months. pain that hurts toxins venom stinging trees venomous plants gympie gympie biology science trees australia


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Think You Have It Bad? Try Living in Perth, Australia, Right Now

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Thousands of people were forced to leave their homes in the state of Western Australia this week as wildfires tore through an area close to the city of Perth, right as the city began a strict lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s looking apocalyptic Down Under.

Facebook reaches deal to reverse Australia's news ban

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Australia Adds ‘VR Interactivity’ To Games Rating Process


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New Report Reveals the Shocking Toll Bushfires Took on Australia’s Wildlife

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Almost 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by the devastating Australia bushfires of 2019 and 2020, new research shows. australia bush fires animals wildfires

Photos show the devastation of torrential rain and flooding on Australia's east coast

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Australia Scraps Homegrown Covid-19 Vaccine After Trial Participants Get 'False Positive' Test Results For HIV

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Australia's PM Suggests Bing Adequate If Google Blocks Searches Down Under

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Google is threatening to block searches in Australia if the country implements a compulsory profit-sharing deal that would force tech giants like Google and Facebook to pay media companies for their content. But Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, isn’t… Read more.

Woman Arrested For Facebook Post Promoting Anti-Lockdown Protest in Australia

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Police in Australia arrested a 28-year-old woman on Wednesday for publishing a Facebook post that promotes an anti-lockdown protest in the country’s state of Victoria.

Tasmanian Devils Are Back in Australia for the First Time in 3,000 Years

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A 23-Year-Old Filed A World-First Climate Lawsuit in Australia

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Looks like Gen Z is at it again with the climate lawsuits, this time in Australia. kids these days climate lawsuits australia bush fires

Australia says it found no evidence to suggest a TikTok ban is necessary

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TikTok's Australia business, however, is soon expected to be sold to Microsoft. News Social Media Australia breaking twitter Microsoft tiktok United States

Minecraft Earth Early Access Now Available In Australia, Mexico and Sweden


After an initial launch in New Zealand and Iceland , Minecraft Earth early access is now available in Australia, Mexico and Sweden. Here are today’s countries: Australia Mexico Sweden More info on our early access plans. ? The post Minecraft Earth Early Access Now Available In Australia, Mexico and Sweden appeared first on UploadVR. The game is gradually rolling out across a few countries at a time, seemingly in smaller markets first.

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New PSVR Mega Pack for EU, Australia & New Zealand to Come with 5 Top Titles, PS5 Camera Adapter

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Sony today announced a new PSVR Mega Pack hardware bundle for 2020, launching this month across Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Sony says its 2020 VR Mega Pack will be available sometime this month through partner retailers across Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Domino's Australia Serves Up Virtual Previews of Your Pizza Order in Augmented Reality

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If you're hungry for pizza and ordering from Domino's in Australia, you can now see what your pie will look like in augmented reality before placing your order. Available through the App Store and Google Play, the updated Domino's mobile app includes New Pizza Chef, an entertaining tool that lets customers build a virtual version of their pizza and their chosen toppings.

Facebook Bans News in Australia and I Feel Fine

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As lawmakers in Australia continue to insist on moving forward with legislation to force Facebook to pay publishers for the right to link to their stories, the social network has decided to block users in the country from sharing or viewing news articles on its platform.

Niantic Launches Harry Potter Wizards Unite as Beta in Australia & New Zealand

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and Portkey Games, launched published to Google Play and the App Store in Australia. The long-awaited augmented reality game based on the Harry Potter franchise from Pokémon GO masterminds Niantic is closer to release, as the developer has begun public beta testing of the app. On Tuesday, the beta version of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, built in partnership with Niantic, Warner Bros.,

Facebook threatens to block all news from being shared in Australia

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Facebook has threatened to stop everyone in Australia from posting or sharing news articles on its platform, reacting to a proposed law demanding it pay local media companies for their work. More about News , Facebook , Australia , Laws , and Media Industry.

Facebook Accidentally Blocks Its Own Page in Australia Following News Ban

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Facebook blocked dozens of charity groups, nonprofit organizations, and even random big box retailers in Australia late Wednesday (early Thursday, local time), a move that appears to be collateral damage from Facebook’s ban on news in the country.

Facebook gives middle finger to Australia as Google strikes multi-million dollar deals over news

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Facebook is going news-free in Australia as the country is steps away from forcing it to pay for the news shared on its platform.

Food delivery app Menulog will treat drivers as employees in Australia

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The committee is currently conducting an inquiry into workers' rights and wages in Australia's gig economy, among other issues. "We

Freakishly Tall Coral Reef Found Off the Coast of Australia

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An isolated coral reef measuring 1,640 feet tall has been discovered off the coast of Australia. Known as a detached reef, the blade-like vertical structure could serve as habitat for a variety of undiscovered sea creatures. Read more. great barrier reef coral reefs marine biology science

Of Course the Oldest Known Rock Painting in Australia Is of a Kangaroo

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Archaeologists have discovered a 17,300-year-old painting of a kangaroo at a rock shelter in Western Australia, making it the oldest known painted figure ever to be found on the continent.

Australia Scraps Plan to Ban Cash For Large Purchases But Idea Isn't Going Away

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Australia’s Senate has scrapped a plan that would have banned cash transactions on all purchases over $10,000. cashless society cashless australia apple pay cash

Australia Burned Under a Haze of Misinformation Earlier This Year. The U.S. Is Next.

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In January, I watched Australia burn from a distance, gripped with anxiety and sadness. Only a few months after I moved to Norway, the most terrifying firestorms the country has ever encountered tore through the land. Read more

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Food Delivery Worker Dies in Australia, Becoming Fifth Gig Economy Death Since September

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The unnamed man is the fifth death of an app-based delivery worker in Australia over the past two months, prompting questions about the safety of gig economy… Read more.

Google Threatens to Block Searches in Australia But Prime Minister Says 'We Don't Respond to Threats'

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Google threatened to block its search engine for all users in Australia if a controversial new profit-sharing proposal from the federal government moves forward, according to testimony Friday by Google’s top executive in the region.

Kmart Partners with OmniVirt for AR Ad Campaign in Australia


If you are curious to see how this new AR ad campaign works, you can try this live demo , even if you do not live in Australia. Augmented reality and advertising have already proven that they work together splendidly. And the latest proof in this respect comes from furniture producer Kmart. The company partnered with immersive advertising agency OmniVirt to create a programmatic AR ad campaign. Web AR Helps Kmart Sell More Furniture.

Facebook Promises to Let Users Share News in Australia Again After Negotiations With Government

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Facebook will allow users in Australia to read and share news on the social media platform again following negotiations with the Australian government, according to Australia’s treasurer Josh Frydenberg and representatives from Facebook.

A Racing Pigeon Traveled From the U.S. to Australia—So Now It Must Die

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Officials in Australia are worried that a racing pigeon, which recently completed an 8,000-mile trek from the United States, carries potentially dangerous diseases. This unintentional breach of Australia’s quarantine laws could now cost the bird its life.

EON Reality Establishes Distribution Partnership with Accuteque for Australia and New Zealand

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As one of the top technological advisory firms in the area, the Melbourne-based company will now serve as EON Reality’s primary distributor for AVR development and education in Australia and New Zealand. “I’m I’m very excited to expand upon EON Reality’s connections in Australia and New Zealand through this promising partnership,” said Dan Lejerskar, Founder of EON Reality. Australia Featured LocationsIRVINE, CA, February 11, 2019 – EON Reality Inc.,

HTC Vive Reveals Extremely Limited Edition Front Defense Bundle With Themed Covers For Australia


HTC Vive is getting a brand new game bundled with every unit sold… at least it is in Australia. Vive Studios’ Front Defense, a World War II- era first-person shooter developed by Fantahorn Game Studio, will be included with every unit sold on the Australian Vive website until August 24th. Not only that, but the bundle comes with a themed protective cover for both your headset and the Vive controllers. The white covers sport the Front Defense logo. Pretty cool, huh?

Microsoft Wants U.S. to Adopt Internet Rules From Australia That Google Hates

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Microsoft would like the U.S. government to adopt media rules that would force big tech companies to share profits with newspapers when they link to news content, according to a new blog post by Microsoft president Brad Smith. And the entire concept is controversial, to say the least. Read more.

PSVR Gaming Bundle ‘HeroCade’ Available This Month in Europe, Australia & New Zealand

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Launching in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, UK, Australia, and New Zealand on September 26th , HeroCade offers and interesting mix of genres, recalling memories of the old PlayStation demo discs from the PS1 era. The post PSVR Gaming Bundle ‘HeroCade’ Available This Month in Europe, Australia & New Zealand appeared first on Road to VR.

Australia and the UK are protesting violence against women, and I am tired

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Over the weekend, hundreds of people in London gathered to pay tribute to Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old woman who was murdered after disappearing on her walk home.

Psychedelic Choose-Your-Own VR Adventure ‘Terminus’ Available Now On Oculus Rift


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