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Australia says citizens among 7 kidnapped in Nigeria
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) " Three Australians, two Nigerians, a New Zealander and a South African have been kidnapped in Nigeria in an ambush that killed their Nigerian driver, Australian officials said Thursday.Authorities did (...)
[nzherald.co.nz - world]

Forza Horizon 3 – the mission to create the world's most beautiful racing game
The driving series hits Australia, bringing 350 new cars to a map twice the size of Forza Horizon 2. But to understand its technical ambition, you’ve got to look up At the E3 games conference two years ago, the creative director of Forza Horizon, Ralph Fulton, was trying to communicate the (...)
[The Guardian]

Aussies warned against travel to Bali due to Zika
Australian travellers are being warned against travel to Bali due to the prevalence of the Zika virus. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has asked travellers to Indonesia to exercise a "high degree of caution"."Given...
[nzherald.co.nz - travel]

Australian pleads guilty to making online threats over Tinder profile
Australian Zach Alchin pleads guilty to targeting women with explicit abuse on social media after his friend shared one woman's Tinder profile online.
[BBC]

Australian pleads guilty to making online threats over Tinder profile
Australian Zach Alchin pleads guilty to targeting women with explicit abuse on social media after his friend shared one woman's Tinder profile online.
[BBC News]

Online bookmaker Bet356 fined $2.75m for misleading 'free' offers
Court issues penalty after Australian Competition and Consumer Commission crackdown on the offers An offer to give punters $200 in free bets has led to online bookmaker Bet365 being fined $2.75m for misleading and deceptive conduct. The UK-based wagering giant promoted “$200 Free Bets for New (...)
[The Guardian]

Apple's Siri calls ambulance for baby
A woman from Cairns, Australia, used Siri to call an ambulance for her one year old daughter when she stopped breathing.
[BBC]

Apple's Siri calls ambulance for baby
A woman from Cairns, Australia, used Siri to call an ambulance for her one year old daughter when she stopped breathing.
[BBC News]

Apple's Siri calls ambulance for baby
A woman from Cairns, Australia, used Siri to call an ambulance for her one year old daughter when she stopped breathing.
[BBC News]

The Shrimp: the robotic answer to the sheepdog – video
Researchers at the University of Sydney’s dairy farm on the outskirts of Sydney are experimenting with robotic farm assistants. The collaboration between the university’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics and the faculty of veterinary science’s dairy science group gives a glimpse of a high-tech (...)
[The Guardian]

Child's play: Australia's newest roboticists see eye-to-eye with R2-D2
Children from age 4 can become robot programmers rather than waiting for the higher years in schooling, says an education researcher.
[Science daily]

Australia to sell £8m of seized Bitcoin
A collection of bitcoins worth about £8m, confiscated by police in Australia, will be auctioned off in June.
[BBC News]

'My arms cannot reach that far': a strange afternoon with the world's first robot gallery guide
Next week Aggie the robot begins tours of Perth’s Art Gallery of Western Australia. But relax human guides – she isn’t ready to take your job just yet The writing is on the LED screen: our jobs are ours for as long as the robots don’t want them. But no one could have predicted they’d come for the (...)
[The Guardian]

Facebook sorry over plus-size ad ban
An Australian feminist group expressed fury after Facebook rejected an ad it created because of the image it used.
[BBC]

Bitcoin project blocks out Gavin Andresen over Satoshi Nakamoto claims
Bitcoin Foundation’s chief scientist, who supported Craig Wright’s claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto, no longer allowed to make changes to currency’s code Poor Gavin Andresen. First he publicly backs Craig Wright, saying that the Australian computer scientist really is the man who created bitcoin (...)
[The Guardian]

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