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Spain bans setting the AC below 27 degrees Celsius

The country joins France, Greece, and Italy in restricting the use of cooling in offices, shops, restaurants and other spaces to combat rising...

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Verizon is rolling out faster 5G in more places, but you’ll have to guess where

Verizon says it’s deploying new C-band spectrum capable of giving users gigabit-plus speeds on 5G, with even more range than millimeter wave....

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These fire-prone places are ditching fireworks for drones this July Fourth

Drone shows are becoming more popular across fire-prone towns in the western US. Places like North Lake Tahoe and Galveston, Texas have replaced...

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Netflix’s All of Us Are Dead takes zombie shows to new places

All of Us Are Dead, the latest Korean zombie thriller on Netflix, debuts on January 28th and introduces some clever twists to the horror genre. Early...

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Amazon wants to take Sidewalk beyond the neighborhood

The low-powered, long-range IoT network Amazon Sidewalk is looking to grow beyond Echo and Ring devices to connect billions of devices. After going...

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Amazon Fire TV’s news app expands free local coverage to a lot more places

Amazon announced that it’s doubling the number of local stations it supports through its news app on Fire TV. The company said the expansion will...

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US Apple Maps users are getting the ability to rate places and add their own photos

Apple is rolling out its Ratings and Photos feature to US Maps users, letting you rate locations with either a thumbs up or down. The feature...

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Apple places female engineering program manager on administrative leave after tweeting about sexism in the office

Apple is currently investigating claims Ashley Gjøvik made about a hostile work environment. She asked the company to set boundaries with her...

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Snapchat’s built-in map will start recommending places for you to visit

Snapchat’s map feature, Snap Map, will now recommend places for you to visit, as well as locations like bars or restaurants you’ve tagged in past...

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Vaccinated people can ditch masks and social distancing in most places, CDC says

CDC director Rochelle Walensky announced that fully vaccinated people can resume normal activities without social distancing or wearing masks. Masks...

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Yelp lets you tattle on places that don’t enforce masks and social distancing

Yelp is adding a new option that lets customers provide feedback on whether a business is enforcing COVID-19 safety guidelines. Feedback will include...

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Google makes the saved places tab in Maps more useful

The Saved tab in Google Maps lets you save and sort favorite locations. Google is updating the feature with new ways to sort your favorites,...

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Sports bubbles are good places to study COVID-19

Researchers are trialing a COVID-19 saliva test and a symptom-monitoring smart ring inside the NBA bubble. Contained sports bubbles are good places...

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Ubisoft places multiple employees on leave following allegations of misconduct

Ubisoft announced on Friday that multiple employees, including two executives, have been placed on leave this week after they were accused of...

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It’s already getting too hot and humid in some places for humans to survive

Climate models predicted unendurable temperatures by the end of the century. But bouts of extreme heat and humidity that surpass what humans can...

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Google uses location data to show which places are complying with stay-at-home orders — and which aren’t

New COVID-19 mobility reports show changes in traffic to stores, parks, transit stations, and more Google is using location data gathered from...

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Handshake bans to stop the coronavirus might be overkill in most places

Mobile World Congress told attendees not to shake hands due to coronavirus concerns, and other groups have made similar recommendations. Hands can...

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