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Australia’s nation-stopping horsey event — AKA the Melbourne Cup — kicks off today at Flemington Racecourse. The event is expected to attract more than 100,000 eager punters, with millions more watching in pubs and offices around the country. Whether you're cheering from afar or attending in the flesh/hide, here are nine mobile apps that will help to streamline your day.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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For those casual punters looking to make their one yearly bet on the horses at the Melbourne Cup, we take a quick look at how the odds and payouts work and what (if any) sensible betting choices can be made.