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ARe we dreaming? Pokemon GO & the future of Augmented Reality.

It's the game that's taking the world by storm - car accidents, muggings, and rare-found joy for people with autism have all been attributed to Pokemon GO. With this brief foray into the world of AR, 4ZZZ reporter Melanie Keyte takes a look at where the future of gaming could go now this technology is literally at our fingertips. 

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Home HIV test kit to be sold in pharmacies and more Zedlines

Australian company Atomo Diagnostics has developed a home use HIV test kit, to be sold in pharmacies for fifteen to twenty dollars each. (Image source: Flickr, UNICEF Ethiopia)

Australian company Atomo Diagnostics has developed a home use HIV test kit, to be sold in pharmacies for fifteen to twenty dollars each.

The kit, which uses a simple finger prick blood test to show whether a person is HIV positive, is on trial to get approval from the Therapeutic Goods Association.

This comes on the heels of the announcement of a potential breakthrough treatment for HIV out of University of New South Wales.

 

 

Study shows "smarter" koalas

Moreton Bay rail link leads to mass Koala deaths and more Zedlines...

Leading Koala experts have labelled the Moreton Bay rail link project a catastrophic failure after the deaths of 281 Koalas. The Moreton Bay coast is a Koala sensitive area and the project will see the new rail line run through it from Petrie to Kippa Ring.

Moreton Bay rail link leads to mass Koala deaths

Leading Koala experts have labelled the Moreton Bay rail link project a catastrophic failure after the deaths of 281 Koalas.

The Moreton Bay coast is a Koala sensitive area and the project will see the new rail line run through it from Petrie to Kippa Ring.

The project has been labelled the biggest Koala killer, with Koalas being killed by wild dogs, illness, or unknown causes since the habitat was cleared in March 2013.

John Elferink sacked from NT Corrections Portfolio and more Zedlines...

Northern Territory Correction’s minister and Attorney General John Elferink has been sacked following evidence of mistreatment of teenage prisoners.

John Elferink sacked from NT Corrections Portfolio

Northern Territory Correction’s minister and Attorney General John Elferink has been sacked following evidence of mistreatment of teenage prisoners.

Northern Territory’s Chief Minister Adam Giles has alleged there has been a culture of cover up within the Corrections system and is taking the portfolios of Corrections and Justice away from Mr Elferink.

DNC apologises to Sanders after email leak and more Zedlines

The Democratic National Convention has apologised to Bernie Sanders after an email leak.

Updated curriculum for Queensland schools

Queensland teachers will be given greater freedom and control on how they teach core curriculum from term one next year.

The changes are expected to reduce teachers workload, and streamline curriculum and subjects, giving students a better learning experience.

Minister for Education Kate Jones said the updated curriculum will be clearer, allowing teachers more time to focus on revision.

Error in Herbert recount

QLD set to ban Wicked Camper Vans and more Zedlines

Wicked Camper vans are set to be banned in Queensland after 49 complaints against the company were made between 2010 and 2015. Image source: Flickr

QLD set to ban Wicked Camper Vans

Wicked Camper vans are set to be banned in Queensland after 49 complaints against the company were made between 2010 and 2015.

Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath said there are plans to amend laws to ban commercial vehicles which do not comply with the Advertising Standards Bureau. 

Ms D'Ath said that she believes this change will be a first for the nation.

RACQ finds 1 in 3 students are taking selfies while driving

Police summit to discuss rise of youth gang crime and more Zedlines

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Queensland Department completing fewer child abuse cases than last year

According to data released by the Department of Child Safety, only 37 percent of investigations and assessments of child abuse notifications start in the recommended timeframe, down from 39% last year

Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentimen says staff are spending more time responding to early cases, leaving longer wait times for official investigations to start.

Federal government teaching test not-compulsury for Queensland graduates and more Zedlines

The Queensland College of Teachers is allowing teaching graduates to postpone sitting the federal government’s new literacy and numeracy tests until next year. Image Source: Holyrood

Federal government teaching test not-compulsury for Queensland graduates

The Queensland College of Teachers is allowing teaching graduates to postpone sitting the federal government’s new literacy and numeracy tests until next year.

Queensland Education Minister Kate Jones said the federal tests were unfunded, and Queensland universities wanted to hold off until next year before requiring students to take the test, so they would not be retroactively charged for it.

Donald Trump officially announced as Republican nominee and more Zedlines...

Donald Trump has been officially announced as the Republican Nominee during the second day of the Republican Convention in Ohio.

Donald Trump officially announced as Republican nominee

Donald Trump has been officially announced as the Republican Nominee during the second day of the Republican Convention in Ohio.

Trump’s home state of New York gave him 89 delegates, the final votes needed to secure the nomination.

Before formally submitting Trump’s name Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions described him as a singular leader and that he could get America back on track.

Palaszuk in Talks With Netflix and More Zedlines!

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszuk says her government is in discussion with US streaming service Netflix to create local content. (Image: Youtube.com)

Palaszuk in talks with Netflix

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszuk says her government is in discussion with US streaming service Netflix to create local content.

Premier Palaszuk has revealed that during trade missions to the US she hosted a reception with the heads of major studios and that potential deals could come to fruition in the near future.

A spokeswoman for Palaszuk says while it is early stages in the negotiation process with Netflix they are hopeful about a positive outcome.

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