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Apple patent reveals how future iPhone cases could morph your interface

Apple could be gearing up to sell you cases that are good for more than protecting your phone. But we’re not talking about cases with simple things like credit card slots or even MagSafe. Instead a new patent application (via Patently Apple) details cases with NFC built-in, designed to alter and optimize your iPhone’s interface …

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City of Pocatello CARES Act rental, mortgage assistance still available

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – The City of Pocatello still has Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding available for Pocatello residents facing financial hardships due to COVID-19. This funding is available for Pocatellans who need temporary rental or mortgage assistance. To be eligible for the program, applicants: Must reside within the Pocatello city …

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Framework brings 12th Generation Intel Core chips to its modular laptop

Framework’s modular, do-it-yourself laptop has won the hearts and minds of plenty of laptop fans and right-to-repair-types alike. A year after launch, the company is back to offer the biggest test of its long term viability as a computer company: Chip upgrades. Today, the company is announcing new machines packing 12th generation Intel Core chips, …

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Audi Apple Music integration gives direct access to 2022 models

A new Audi Apple Music integration means that owners of almost all 2022 models will be able to play the streaming music service directly from the built-in infotainment system. No connection to your iPhone is needed. The company says that existing owners of 2022 models will also get the feature, via an over-the-air update. The …

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AAA: Driver Assist Systems Don’t Work Well

“Spotty performance isn’t the exception – it’s the norm.” That’s how Skyler McKinley, director of public affairs for AAA of Colorado, describes the current state of driver assistance systems. In a recent round of testing, AAA found that driver-assist systems like automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist don’t handle some common driving situations well. Growing …

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Splinternet – Internet Society

The splinternet is the opposite of the Internet. The splinternet is the idea that the open, globally connected Internet we all use splinters into a collection of isolated networks controlled by governments or corporations. Today, governments, businesses, and organizations worldwide are increasingly making decisions that could undermine the way the Internet works — and they …

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Wordle 335 May 20 HINTS – Struggling with today’s Wordle? Three CLUES to help with answer | Gaming | Entertainment

After a scorching week of weather, the weekend is finally here, alongside a brand new Wordle puzzle for May 20. The new Wordle is available to solve for the next 24-hours only, so there’s no time to waste if you want to keep your winning streak alive. Speaking of winning streaks, if you want some …

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Boeing launches Starliner spacecraft on crucial test flight

Boeing Space launched its Starliner spacecraft from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, May 19 using a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. The launch, which took place as planned at 6:54 pm ET (3:54 pm PT), is the second attempt at flying the spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) following a failed …

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A New Name for 2020-2021 Ad Hoc Disaster Assistance

On May 16, USDA announced that some commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disasters in 2020 and 2021 will soon be eligible to receive emergency relief payments totaling about $6 billion to offset crop yield and value losses through the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) new Emergency Relief Program (ERP), previously known as the …

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