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20 years after the first Prius was sold internationally, Toyota's just about to crack the milestone of selling 80,000 hybrids in Australia after 16 years. According to the company, that's 232 million litres of petrol saved and 560 million kilograms of CO2 not spewed into the atmosphere. And those are both good things.

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If you're looking to get along better with your kids, maybe it's time to fire up the games console that's sitting under your TV. Rather than being an exclusive activity for shut-in nerds, there's now even more data to support the theory that digital bonding — spending time sharing an experience around a game or streaming a movie together — helps build family ties.

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The Surface Laptop is one of my very favourite ultraportable notebooks of the last few years. It's a MacBook Air, but built for 2017: a beautiful screen, great speakers, gorgeous design and a slim profile. And now, a la Apple's iPhones, you can pre-order it in some gorgeous colour variants which will land in Australia at the end of next month.

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Sonos's latest speaker is built not to go around your TV, nor in front of it. It's built to go underneath, and to blend in with your existing furniture more than any Sonos speaker before it. It's only built for a certain kind of TV, but that doesn't mean you're not going to want to try it out anyway.

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Australian-led research has found that even if global warming is kept to only 1.5℃, extreme El Nino events are likely to become twice as common. Under the Paris Agreement, the international community is aiming to limit warming to 2℃, and the researchers warn of the impact that future generations will have to face.

But what do the experts have to say?

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The online demand for Game Of Thrones Season 7 sent Foxtel's servers into meltdown last week. This resulted in thousands of customers being unable to watch the premiere due to "technical glitches" with the service.

After last week's debacle, many customers are understandably anxious about today's episode, which is scheduled to appear at 11am AEST. If you're planning to access the show legally, here are some tips to improve your chances of watching it "live".