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17 January 2018 7:44 PM Alexa gets Aussie accent as Amazon launches smart speakers down under

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, Amazon's smart assistant has been localised for Australia. Along with sounding like an Aussie, Alexa will also recognise 10 1

7 January 2018 9:44 PM Republicans defend Donald Trump's mental stability as Stephen Bannon issues apology

Washington: Republicans and Trump allies rushed to defend US President Donald Trump's mental stability on Sunday, as former White House aide Stephen Bannon issued an apology for his role in the furore that's followed the release of a controversial new book. Bannon provided a statement to the political website Axios expressing "regret" for comments attributed 18

7 January 2018 2:17 AM 'If astronauts have a hero, that hero is John Young': plaudits flow for NASA's longest-serving astronaut

John Young, NASA's longest-serving astronaut, who flew in space six times, walked on the moon, commanded the first space shuttle and became the conscience of the astronaut corps, advocating for safety reforms in the wake of the 1986 Challenger disaster, has died at his home in Houston. He was 87. NASA announced his death, citing complications from pneumonia 16

28 December 2017 4:29 AM South Bank may host 85,000 for Brisbane NYE fireworks

Seven tonnes of fireworks are being shipped into central Brisbane ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations. Brisbane deputy mayor Adrian Schrinner said 85,000 people were expected to join in the celebrations at South Bank Parklands, with fireworks shows also at Eagle Street Pier and Portside. "Our New Year's Eve fireworks are becoming more and more popular 25

2 November 2017 12:11 PM Mysterious 'big void' in Great Pyramid revealed by cosmic rays

A cosmic camera that uses high-energy particles from outer space to see through stone has given us a tantalising glimpse of an undiscovered space in the Great Pyramid of Giza. The work, published in Nature today, harnessed the penetrating power of subatomic particles called muons to give the massive ancient Egyptian structure an X-ray of sorts. The images 22

2 November 2017 9:51 AM Children's movies on bin Laden's computer

A computer recovered from Osama bin Laden's compound in 2011 contained a vast video collection including children's cartoons and documentaries about himself. The United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) released a list of material found on the computer, which was taken during the military operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that killed the al Qaeda 140

2 November 2017 12:50 AM Osama bin Laden's hard drive files: Computer held home movies, propaganda and video games

Former Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had videos on how to crochet flowers, pirated Nintendo games, Hollywood films, and the documentary Where in the World is Osama bin Laden on a computer seized during the deadly 2011 raid on his compound. Copyrighted material, pornography, malware and material deemed sensitive to national security has been withheld 86

27 October 2017 11:34 PM Catalonia votes to split from Spain

SPAIN has sacked the Catalan government and called a snap election after the region’s parliament voted in favour of becoming a republic. Mr Rajoy called an emergency Cabinet meeting and used its new powers to immediately dismiss the Catalan regional government and curtail the powers of its parliament in Barcelona. A majority of senators gave Mr Rajoy 110

19 October 2017 11:10 PM Hands on Sonos One smart speaker

While Amazon is yet to play its hand locally, it's not hard to get the chatty Alexa assistant running in Australia on Sonos' first smart speaker – with Google Assistant to come. Talkative smart speakers from the likes of Google, Amazon and Apple are handy companions on the kitchen bench, but they're found wanting when it comes to sound quality. Rather 42 1

16 October 2017 2:15 PM It Was Universe-Shaking Announcement. But What Exactly Are Neutron Star Collisions?

A neutron star, as its name suggests, is a star that consists almost entirely of neutrons. For most of their existence, stars emit light through fusion — the merging of hydrogen atoms into helium, which releases gargantuan amounts of energy. When a large star — probably at least six times the mass of the sun — exhausts its hydrogen, it begins to collapse 123