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Asbestos in Telstra pits sparks safety fears for NBN roll-out

Poor asbestos handling during NBN work by Telstra contractors has sparked nationwide safety assessments.

By May 30, 2013

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Google's Kevin Rose upsets Portland neighbors with home demolition

A neighborhood group calls on the millionaire to halt the demolition of a 122-year-old house, so as not to lose "old structure, old bones, history, and community."

By June 23, 2014

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Kobe Bryant testing Apple's new iWatch?

A rumor suggests that Apple is testing the health and fitness capabilities of its new iWatch with famous athletes.

By June 22, 2014

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Should all bars have breathalyzer machines?

A Utah congressman is proposing that more of the state's bars should have breathalyzer machines, so that people can check whether they're safe to drive home.

By February 16, 2014

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Radiation-reducing phone cases: saviours or snake oil?

We often buy phone cases to protect our smartphones, but should we also buy cases to protect our health? We look closer at radiation, health risks and the cases that claim to keep you safe.

By August 12, 2012

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Apple's new iPad overheats, irate users complain

Users of Apple's new iPad have turned to support forums to complain of uncomfortable levels of overheating in the high-specced device.

By March 19, 2012

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MacBook Air gets elemental with MacBook Earth, Water, Fire

How can Apple possibly top the super-thin MacBook Air? Elemental: with the MacBook Earth, Water and Fire, of course.

By October 17, 2011

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Researcher's strong signal on cell phone risk (Q&A)

CNET talks to a cancer researcher with the National Academy of Sciences who says more information on the health effects of cell phones is sorely needed and that we should err on the side of caution.

By May 31, 2011

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Asbestos suspected in 'CSI' fingerprint kit

Kids playing high-tech detective may get a whiff of asbestos potent enough to lead to cancer.

By December 6, 2007

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New blood test speeds up cancer detection

The University of Nottingham and spinoff company Oncimmune have developed a blood test that could help detect cancer as many as five years earlier than mammography and CT scans.

By June 2, 2010