Samsung announces Galaxy Fold phone

Samsung says it will release a pricey folding smartphone in April, with specially adapted apps from Facebook and Alphabet designed for the new device. The Galaxy Fold will cost $US1980 ($A2760) and go on sale on April 26, Samsung officials said at an event in San Francisco. The device will …

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Progress made on Irish border: UK’s May

British Prime Minister Theresa May says progress has been made in solving the impasse over backstop arrangements for the Irish border that have hindered her Brexit deal. “I’ve underlined the need for us to see legally binding changes to the backstop that ensure that it cannot be indefinite. That’s what …

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Wall Street edges up in volatile trade day

US stocks were mostly higher after a volatile late-afternoon trade as the release of the Federal Reserve’s minutes from its January meeting showed policymakers thought pausing on US interest rate hikes posed little risk. The minutes also showed many participants were not yet clear what adjustments to rates might be …

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Toyota Australia embroiled in cyber threat

An attempted cyber attack on Toyota Australia has affected its operations nationwide, but the company says its dealer network remains up and running. The car marker has notified Australian government agencies, while its IT department works with international cyber-security experts to get the system back on track. “Toyota Australia can …

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WhatsApp bug enables privacy bypass

A security bug is allowing users to bypass new privacy controls introduced by Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp on iPhones this month. The disclosure comes as messaging and other applications race to improve security and as Facebook addresses criticism for not safeguarding privacy. WhatsApp’s privacy feature allows iPhone users to require …

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Bolsonaro’s Brazil to raise retirement age

AAP Thursday, 21 February 2019 5:21AM Camera IconJair Bolsonaro’s Brazil is planning pension reforms and a retirement age increase. Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the Link Brazil is planning pension reforms aimed at saving the government more than 1 trillion reals ($US270 billion) over 10 years, including a higher …

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Oma looking less likely to hit Qld

Forecasters say it’s less likely that Cyclone Oma will cross the Queensland coast, but people are still being warned to expect high winds and dangerous swell. Oma was a weak category two storm early on Thursday, sitting about 950km northeast off Brisbane. It’s expected to continue its slow track towards …

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Aussie Thompson out of Delray Beach Open

Australian Jordan Thompson has bowed out of the Delray Beach Open, beaten in a second-round duel with Italian veteran Andreas Seppi. World No.68 Thompson forced a deciding set after losing the opener before sixth seed Seppi broke twice in the last to prevail 6-3 4-6 6-1 in an hour and …

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Westpac faces class action over home loans

Westpac is facing a class action for allegedly approving home loans to people who had no prospect of paying them back. The Federal Court action is the first against one of the big four banks since a royal commission delivered damning findings about the conduct of Australia’s financial institutions. Law …

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