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Google’s speakers and displays add local control of smart home devices, starting with Hue, TP-Link, more (Update: SDK live)

Google's speakers and displays add local control of smart home devices, starting with Hue, TP-Link, more (Update: SDK live)

For years we’ve dreamed of the smart home, but when we anticipated it, we didn’t really picture a dozen hubs littered all over our house that do nothing but control only one type of device. Sadly, that’s the truth we’ve come to. But Google seems to be taking the first …

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Google to Shut Down Neighbourly, Its Local Community Information App, Less Than Two Years After Launch

Google to Shut Down Neighbourly, Its Local Community Information App, Less Than Two Years After Launch

Google is one of the most successful Internet companies in the world, driven by wide usage of its core products such as Search, Gmail, YouTube, and Android. However, the company has seen a fair amount of failed products as well, especially the social products; the latest to join this list …

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‘Group of Local Vigilantes’ Try to Forcibly Quarantine Out-of-Towners, Officials Say

‘Group of Local Vigilantes’ Try to Forcibly Quarantine Out-of-Towners, Officials Say

A group of residents from an island town in Maine cut down a tree and dragged it into the middle of a road in an attempt to forcibly quarantine three roommates they believed could have the new coronavirus after arriving from out of state, law enforcement officials said on Saturday. …

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Nest outages prove that the smart home needs a local fallback

Nest outages prove that the smart home needs a local fallback

Google’s Nest service has been down once, twice, thrice, four times, no, scratch that, at least five times in five months, four of which happened in the last few weeks. A similar thing happened toward the end of 2018. After each failure, a fix, an apology, more disgruntled users, and …

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Merseyside’s red and blue mobilise forces in fight to save local livelihoods | Football

The Winslow adjacent to Goodison Park ‘have to take it on the chin and try to recover’ after the shutdown that has put pressure on local businesses.

The Winslow on Goodison Road would have been heaving with Evertonians before and after the Merseyside derby on Monday but never opened its doors because of the suspension of the Premier League. Unless football resumes inside the stadium opposite within two months, they may not open again. “We just have …

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Here’s how to read all your local library’s books on your phone or Kindle for free

Libby, by OverDrive

Sometimes, the lists on Netflix and Hulu just seem to get stale, and that’s doubly the case these days with so many of us stuck at home. The humble book offers an alternative solution, and if you have a library card, it’s entirely free. Check out Libby. It’s a free …

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This app gives you free access to tons of movies and other video via your local library

This app gives you free access to tons of movies and other video via your local library

Most of us know the big streaming service names like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+, but there are a lot of smaller services out there worth your attention. If you have a library card, there’s one in particular that you should look into. It’s called Kanopy, and it …

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If you have a local library card, Libby will let you access all its books for free while you’re stuck at home

Libby, by OverDrive

Lots of us are stuck at home right now due to work cancellations, a switch to remote work, or more general self-isolating/social distancing. When you’re inside all day, it’s easy to get bored, but if you have a library card, you can at least catch up on your reading without …

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Coronavirus spreads in Washington state, but local officials confirm no cases in Spokane County

Coronavirus spreads in Washington state, but local officials confirm no cases in Spokane County

Local health officials said Sunday there are no positive cases of coronavirus in Spokane County, though the virus continues to spread in Washington state. Initially, the Washington Health Department reported 136 total cases of the virus on Sunday, including one case in Spokane County. Within an hour, that case was …

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HCA Houston Healthcare restricts visitors at 13 hospitals due to coronavirus cases

HCA Houston Healthcare restricts visitors at 13 hospitals due to coronavirus cases

HOUSTON – HCA Houston Healthcare announced Friday that they will be restricting the number of visitors at 13 hospitals in the Houston area due to the new coronavirus. The new initiative to go into effect on Monday was decided to help safeguard staff and patients at each facility. Here are …

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