Valve Index Finally Comes To Australia In August

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The headset and controllers will be available in Australia through games retailer EB Games , an Australian division of GameStop. In Australia, the complete Index kit is available to pre-order for $1,899.95

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.

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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

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

Australia’s Splendour Festival Turns To VR In 2021

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With the global pandemic still hindering live concerts, Australia’s Splendour festival is turning to VR for this year’s iteration.

Facebook 'Endangered Public Safety' by Blocking News During Pandemic According to Australia

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Facebook has endangered public safety by blocking news on the platform in Australia during the covid-19 pandemic, according to Australia’s Treasurer Josh Frydenberg a high-ranking official in the country’s ruling Liberal Party.

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.

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

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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For the First Time in Millennia, Tasmanian Devils Have Given Birth in Australia

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Conservationists in Australia are celebrating the birth of seven Tasmanian devil joeys—the first to be born on the mainland in 3,000 years. Read more.

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.

YouTube temporarily suspends Sky News Australia for spreading COVID-19 misinformation

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YouTube has temporarily suspended Sky News Australia's account, citing the video sharing platform's policies regarding COVID-19 misinformation. Sky News Australia's suspension came into effect on July 29, and prevents the channel from uploading new videos for one week.

UN Says the Great Barrier Reef Is 'In Danger,' Causing Australia to Have a Meltdown

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But Australia is not down with the change. It’s been clear the Great Barrier Reef is suffering for awhile. Now, the United Nations wants to make it official by adding it to a list of World Heritage Sites that are “in danger.” Read more.

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

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Facebook Users Liable for All Comments Under Their Posts According to Australia High Court

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Australia’s High Court, roughly the equivalent of the U.S. The ruling upholds a June 2019 ruling by the Supreme Court of New South Wales, home to Australia’s largest city of… Read more.

Australia Wants to Teach Basic Cybersecurity to 5-Year-Olds

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Australia may become one of the first countries to truly buckle down and prioritize teaching children about online safety. 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.

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

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

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

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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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Australia Says Apple and Google's Default Phone Apps Stifle Competition

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Google and Apple should give consumers more control over which apps they have on their phones right out of the box, according to a new interim report from Australia’s top consumer watchdog.

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.

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

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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

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.

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.

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

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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Websites of Australia's Banks, Airlines, and Post Office Are All Down

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Australia’s major banks, airlines, and post office are all experiencing website outages that started Thursday afternoon local time, 12:30 a.m. ET, according to multiple reports from news outlets down under. Read more.

Wild Parrots in Australia Are Teaching Each Other How to Break Into Trash Bins

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Scientists have discovered the latest fad sweeping across the sulphur-crested cockatoo parrots of Sydney, Australia: lifting up trash can lids to score a snack.

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.

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.

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.