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US mortgage rates tick up this week, 30-year…

U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but they remain far below year-ago levels, which has provided a boost to home sales

Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for the Coronavirus?

As the outbreak of the Coronavirus grows, many wonder if U.S. hospitals are prepared for the worst.

Higher red snapper 'target' for charter boats now permanent

After Gulf of Mexico charter boat captains stayed within federal limits for red snapper, regulators are making permanent a rule that lets them catch more of the fish

Stadia Is Coming to More Android Devices

Stadia Is Coming to More Android Devices The tech giant has confirmed its game streaming service will be available on a range of Android devices following the Feb. 20 update. The company revealed that “in addition to the Pixel family, Stadia will now support phones from Samsung, ASUS, and Razer.” A WiFi connection is required, while Google reiterated Stadia can also be used on tablets, desktops, laptops and on TVs through Google Chromecast Ultra. Google’s vice president, Phil Harrison, recently confirmed the company is planning a free tier edition of Stadia later this year. Phil Harrison, via statement

Computer scientist who pioneered 'copy' and…

The Silicon Valley pioneer who created the now-ubiquitous computer concepts such as “cut,” “copy” and “paste” has died

Can Face Masks Protect You From The Coronavirus?

Since the coronavirus hit the headlines many people wonder what preventative measures they should be taking and whether a face mask can protect them against the virus.

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Hampstead sues SAU 55 board

TikTok Is Letting Parents Control How Long Kids…

TikTok Is Letting Parents Control How Long Kids Can Spend on App 'Family Safety Mode' has made its debut in the U.K. It will spread to other areas in the coming weeks. Parents must have their own TikTok accounts to make the feature work. The mode lets parents control how much of the app kids can use, such as restricting certain content. Parents can also limit the amount of messages their child's account receives. Shutting off messages completely is an option too. TikTok blog post, via The Verge

Bloomberg News wrestles with coverage of…

Journalists at Bloomberg News seem to be honoring a policy designed to deal with presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, the founder of the company

How Parents’ Love Shapes Their Children's Lives

A new study, published in the journal Demography, reveals that when spouses love each other, children stay in school longer and marry later in life.

Homeowners want answers on M-231 project

Microsoft Partners With Samsung for Cloud-Based…

Microsoft Partners With Samsung for Cloud-Based Game Streaming Service The two companies have come together for the new partnership to create a "premium" streaming experience for gamers. David S. Park, head of Samsung's U.S. marketing team, revealed the news at the launch event for Microsoft's 'Forza Street' game on the Galaxy smartphones. David S. Park, via statment Though nothing has been revealed yet, it has been suggested the partnership could see xCloud come to Samsung's phones. Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft's Project xCloud boss, teased the possibility in a statement to The Verge. Kareem Choudhry, to The Verge

New Mexico sues Google over collection of…

New Mexico is suing Google over allegations the tech company is illegally collecting personal data generated by children in violation of federal and state laws

What To Eat For A Sharper Memory

While there is no magic pill to prevent cognitive decline, there are brain foods nutritionists suggest that can ensure a sharp brain as you age.

Methuen police seek missing man, 20

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Ubisoft Says PS5 Will Support Backward…

Ubisoft Says PS5 Will Support Backward Compatibility Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot has promised gamers that the next-gen consoles "will be running almost all the back catalog of the previous consoles." Yves Guillemot, via financial call Yves Guillemot, via financial call Sony's Mark Cerny previously confirmed that PS4 games would "definitely" run on the PS5.

Transco back again, seeking permits for Eastern…

A hotly contested proposal to build a pipeline to take natural gas to customers in New York City and Long Island is back before New Jersey regulators

The Essential Guide To Healthy Grocery Shopping

One of the key steps to eating healthier is to stock your kitchen and pantry with nutritious and healthy foods. Here are some tips that will make grocery shopping a breeze.

Hampstead board sues SAU 55

WhatsApp Reaches 2 Billion Users

WhatsApp Reaches 2 Billion Users Just two years ago, the free messaging service reported 1.5 billion users. It was initially founded back in early 2009. The new milestone is thanks to WhatsApp's increasing popularity in developing countries like India. WhatsApp also used the accomplishment to reiterate its stance on providing end-to-end encryption. WhatsApp, via blog post The ad-free application was purchased by Facebook in 2014 for $19 billion. WhatsApp is the second app owned by the social media giant to hit two billion users.

US expert says 5G tiff could affect information…

The top U.S. diplomat for cyber security policy says he welcomes European Union moves toward recognizing the risks at stake in 5G technology, but warned that the U.S. will not be able to share top-level information with countries that choose “untrusted” vendors, such as China’s Huawei

Facial Expressions May Not Be Reliable Indicators

For centuries, we've believed that facial expressions mirror the deepest emotions, but recent research shows that may not be the case.

Netflix Will Now Let Users Disable Autoplay…

Netflix Will Now Let Users Disable Autoplay Feature The company announced subscribers can finally stop previews from autoplaying on the homepage. The change comes after years of complaints from users. ‘Knives Out’ director Rian Johnson even tweeted, “current favorite console game: navigating Netflix without triggering autoplay promos.” One user was so frustrated that they created a Twitter account for the sole purpose of asking Netflix to remove the previews. Netflix already rolled out disabling autoplay with series episodes back in 2014.

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CBS streaming service to grow with Viacom…

ViacomCBS is planning a new streaming service that will combine the existing CBS All Access service with Paramount movies and shows from Viacom channels such as MTV and BET

Can Cleanliness Increase The Risk Of Asthma?

A recent study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, suggests children have a 37% higher risk of becoming ill in an 'extra clean' homes.

Local officials worry about flu over coronavirus