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Why 'headphone culture' is making young people deaf to health warnings

Why 'headphone culture' is making young people deaf to health warnings

Experts say we need to turn the volume down and protect our ears before it's too late. But few are listening.

  • by Guy Kelly

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The 12-year-old and his mate battling chuck-out culture, one repair at a time
Good Weekend

The 12-year-old and his mate battling chuck-out culture, one repair at a time

Despite the generation gap, born tinkerers Lachlan Watson, 12, and Griffin Pickard, 26, are learning a lot about life from each other.

  • by Tim Elliott
Apple's latest privacy measures could turn users off
Privacy

Apple's latest privacy measures could turn users off

Apple's upcoming iOS 14 software aims to make users more aware of privacy-compromising activities but could potentially drown them in a deluge of notifications.

  • by Tim Biggs
The new tools coming soon to an iPhone near you
Gadgets

The new tools coming soon to an iPhone near you

This September, iOS 14 will bring home screen widgets, new privacy features and more to Apple's phones.

  • by Peter Wells
Galaxy Z Flip comes with an unexpectedly low-tech vibe
Technology

Galaxy Z Flip comes with an unexpectedly low-tech vibe

When it's folded up, Samsung's latest foldy phone feels a lot like an MP3 player or pager.

  • by Tim Biggs
Screen time isn't great for your skin, but these tips can help
Skincare

Screen time isn't great for your skin, but these tips can help

The simplest intervention is to limit the amount of blue light emitted from your devices, but there are products that can also help prevent skin damage.

  • by Crystal Martin
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Board games are the worst. There, I said it
Opinion
Motherhood

Board games are the worst. There, I said it

It’s not just Monopoly that fills my soul with dread. It’s all board games, whatever their poison. I hate anything with dice, cards, tokens or pieces.

  • by Kerri Sackville
Forty Perth suburbs now have more than 50 per cent 5G coverage: Telstra
Telstra Corporation

Forty Perth suburbs now have more than 50 per cent 5G coverage: Telstra

Beyond coronavirus and conspiracy theories, Telstra believes 2020 will be the "year of 5G" in Perth.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Should you upgrade to Apple's iPhone SE?
Analysis
Analysis

Should you upgrade to Apple's iPhone SE?

We compare Apple's brand new entry-level model against its lookalike iPhones 6, 6s, 7 and 8.

  • by Tim Biggs
Filthy mobile phones found to be germ-riddled 'Trojan horses'
Coronavirus pandemic

Filthy mobile phones found to be germ-riddled 'Trojan horses'

While our phones could help halt the spread of coronavirus through the new tracing app, research shows they could also be spreading it.

  • by Stuart Layt
Ending a video call in a pandemic and other etiquette questions
Opinion
Life in Lockdown

Ending a video call in a pandemic and other etiquette questions

How late is too late to a Zoom meeting? And how do you maintain polite chit-chat with the neighbour showing flagrant disregard for the six-feet rule?

  • by Jamila Rizvi