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Autonomous cars are in the headlines every day these days, with several manufacturers working to have such vehicles hit the road in the next five years.

I was fortunate enough to recently drive a top-of-the-range Tesla for a trip from Sydney to Orange in the central west of NSW. I tested the Autopilot feature thoroughly over the 520km return journey and found the experience unnerving at first — then comforting.

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Every language has its own slang and phrases you should master to sound like a true native speaker. Australian English is no exception.

You may have heard “G’day mate”, “fair dinkum”, and “strewth!” before, but the dialect is much broader than that. Try these next time you speak to an Aussie and you might convince them you’re “true blue”.

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"Real question: does anyone I know clean their underwear in a kettle when travelling?"

Scrolling through social media this morning, these 14 words, in one foul (pun intended) swoop, ruined every relaxing cup of tea I've ever had in a hotel room.

My mind was racing. Who would do this? Why?

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Qantas' fleet of 12 Airbus A380s will be getting a major multi-million dollar cabin upgrade, with an emphasis on passenger comfort on long haul flights. Changes include redesigned seating configurations, new in-flight passenger lounges and larger entertainment screens.

However, the bulk of the improvements appear to be geared towards first, business and premium economy passengers. Here's what you need to know.

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If you run your own business, and own a car, but aren't using it to market your business then you're missing out on a vital advertising platform. If you're driving around a lot, perhaps to get to meetings or to go between different offices, then this is a great chance to advertise your business.

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We joke about Economy being cattle class for a reason. There’s not a lot of room to move. Airlines squeeze as much human mass into the confines of an aircraft as possible, so you want to maximise every centimetre of space you can. I’m pretty small and compact, so I can fit in most seats with ease, but if you’re looking for a little extra room, we’ve done the leg work for you.

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Our self-driving car future may be farther away than the hype suggests. Besides Tesla, self-driving car developers depend on an expensive piece of technology called LIDAR, a laser-based radar that allows an autonomous vehicle to see the road.

There are cheaper options, but the MIT Technology Review explains that these more-affordable solutions won't deliver the kind of data that's necessary for self-driving cars to operate at highway speeds.

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Over the past year, I’ve had to catch trains to and from work every day. In that time, I’ve learnt that the thriving mass of humanity known as "commuters" don’t actually practice great train etiquette. In fact, a huge percentage don’t practice any train etiquette at all. It’s time to change that.

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Elon Musk’s plans for the coming decade are nothing short of ambitious. Among other things, Tesla‘s CEO has promised to dramatically increase car production, launch several completely new cars, and conquer self-driving vehicles by 2020. Here’s a closer look at what exactly Musk has promised Tesla will accomplish during the next few years.

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"How would you like your eggs?" isn't a question that should cause you panic. However, it's possible that you may not be egg-ercising all your options, especially if all you've ever known is scrambled.

This is especially true in US diners, which employ a plethora of regional phrases that aren't used anywhere else in the world. While "Sunny Side Up" is pretty easy to decipher, what about Over Medium? Or Coddled? Or Shirred? This guide has all the answers.

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One of my favourite guilty pleasures is to read a novel set in the city I'm visiting whenever I travel abroad. Good fiction might not be as practical as a Trip Advisor guide, but it does help to immerse you in your destination - especially if you're stuck in business conferences and hotel rooms the whole time.

With that in mind, here are 150 award-winning books set in 150 countries - from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

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I take a lot of tech with me when I travel for work or pleasure. It's a perk of the job, but also a bit of a pain sometimes. Usually at the very least a couple of phones, a laptop, a camera. I usually take a different gadget each trip, so I'm used to things going wrong with the technology I carry when I'm on the road. But one thing I've learned not to muck around with is my passport.

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Many people are required to travel as part of their job. Work-related travel might be something as simple as a short trip to see a client for an hour or two or a prolonged trip lasting several days interstate or even overseas. Some of these travel expenses can be claimed at tax time - but you need to know which rules to follow.

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One of the most tedious aspects of overseas flying is filling out that annoying green card prior to departure. There are never enough pens to go around and you usually forget your flight and/or passport number. Ain't nobody for time for that!

Well, it appears the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) agrees. From July 1, you will no longer be required to fill out these pesky cards while passing through immigration. Hurrah!

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It may be hard to believe, but most mechanical engineers designing your cars have no clue how to fix them. That's because engineering and automotive repair are two very separate entities. Here's the difference.