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The official specification sheet for the Samsung Galaxy S8+ has been leaked online - and it's going to be a monster. According to the reports, the next flagship from Samsung will boast a 6.2-inch screen. To put that in perspective, the monolithic Samsung Galaxy Note7's display was 5.7 inches. They say size matters, but is there such a thing as "too big"?

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Spelling and grammar are the cornerstones of professional writing: but that's only half the battle won. To really make your writing shine, you need to avoid cliches, fluff, nondescript adverbs, redundant phrases, purple prose and filler words. This infographic from GlobalEnglishEditing lists 23 phrases you need to pull back on, along with suggested alternatives.

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If you read certain tech sites, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the only smartphones worth owning are top-of-the-range flagship models (it's all they ever talk about.) In reality, very few people need a smartphone that costs $1200 - or even half that price.

For well under $500, it's possible to snap up a great handset with all the essential features - including fast performance, an excellent camera and decent battery life. Here are five of the best.

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Today is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. Did you know this? Were you aware of this? It’s also Banana Bread Day. And Curling Is Cool Day.

Last Thursday it was Almond Day. The day before that was Wear Red Day. And the day before that was – I shit you not - Hippo Day.

I wish I was making this up. I am not making this up.

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Your Wi-Fi is bad. Not the internet itself. Your internet is fine. It's your Wi-Fi that leaves you weeping as it cuts off the minute you try to browse from the toilet, or walk down the stairs, or lean just one particular way on your bed. Some part of you has known, for a while, that you need to upgrade your router so that you can watch Netflix and porn in peace. But a lot has changed since the last time anyone in your home considered forking over cash for a wireless router.

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On 28 February, the National Broadband Network (NBN) will officially shut down its interim satellite service. While closure sounds threatening, that's largely good news for satellite customers, who are generally located in very remote areas and have had little choice about how they get broadband.

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If your business has a fixed-line Internet connection through Telstra, you might be having some problems talking to the outside world right now. Australia's largest telco is experiencing a bit of a hiccup with its Chatswood exchange again, which is apparently impacting hardline business connections around the state of NSW.