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Though there are multiple options for voice-activated smart assistants available in the US, the launch of Google Home marks the first official entry of this exciting new category into Australia.

This cute little $199 speaker essentially acts as a hub for all things Google in your house, performing tasks you might already do on your phone or computer — quick web searches, streaming music and TV shows, interacting with smart home gadgets — but it does it all with a quick spoken request from you.

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There are plenty of perfectly normal reasons for not wanting to have sex when your partner initiates: you're exhausted, you're distracted, you have other things you need to do, you're just not in the mood. Unfortunately, most of us aren't very skillful at turning our partners down.

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The Smartgate tech that has made the process of entering the country relatively easy is going to be replaced. The new technology will mean you won't need to present a passport as you arrive into the country. The project will cost about $22.5M and deliver 105 new gates to our airports.

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Today, about a quarter of the employees in our office uprooted themselves from their usual corners and chairs, and switched desks at random. I moved from my comfortable, quiet corner with its multiple monitors and comfortable keyboard and mouse to a much busier desk in a high-traffic area. Here's what I learned.

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Dear Lovehacker, I've just turned 20 and I'm still a virgin and I've never had a serious boyfriend. Two of my bi guy friends and I have sometimes joked about having a threesome and I'm starting to consider it, just to get it over with. Is this a bad idea? Thanks, Third Wheel.

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Sometimes in life you lack perspective. Sometimes you’re just too close. To the situation, to the person. Sometimes untenable attitudes or ideas become normalised. Like they’ve always existed, like they cannot be questioned.

In cases like these it often takes a fresh set of eyeballs, a rogue outsider. It takes that radical voice in the crowd to shatter the illusion. The emperor has no clothes.

Today I am those eyeballs. Today I am that outsider. Today I am that voice in the crowd.

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Australia's Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, Dan Tehan, closed out the round of opening keynotes at this years RSA Conference for the Australia Pacific and Japan region. During his address Tehan painted a gloomy picture of our region. But in that doom and gloom he suggested Australia could be a leader in helping the region become stronger while giving the Australian economy a boost as we take the challenges of the region and turn them into opportunities. But the speech and the follow up interview we scored were light on for details.

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Switching to a plant-based diet won't mean you're automatically super healthy. You can eat non-dairy ice cream and frozen veggie pizza every day, but that doesn't mean you're any healthier. There are plenty of plant-based junk foods out there, so if you want to reap the benefits of a plant-based diet, you need to commit to focusing your diet on healthy foods.

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For as much as we all want a stable, blazing-fast internet connection at home, for a lot of people, fixed connections are just not working out. If this sounds painfully familiar, it might be time to consider mobile broadband.

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Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor and the author of Meditations, considered by many to be one of the greatest works of philosophy ever written. Among his many ruminations, Aurelius has an interesting take on the concept of "bad luck" that remains useful to this day. In short, you should treat unexpected misfortune as an opportunity to reflect on your hidden strengths.