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Why it Matters that I just saw a Google Nest Hub control an Apple HomeKit smart plug

Why it Matters that I just saw a Google Nest Hub control an Apple HomeKit smart plug

Matter, the upcoming standard that’s attempting to give the smart home a single unifying language, is almost here — and I was just treated to an early demonstration of the kinds of cross-platform compatibility that it should enable in the future. The demonstration was given by Eve, which produces a range of smart plugs, radiator …

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Indian billionaire Adani seeks to control NDTV; media group says move without consent

Indian billionaire Adani seeks to control NDTV; media group says move without consent

India’s richest man, Adani, seeks to expand media business NDTV says Adani unit moved without its consent Adani takeover may not be friendly -legal expert Deal to buy NDTV could heat up competition among billionaires BENGALURU, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Indian billionaire Gautam Adani’s conglomerate on Tuesday said it seeks to control a majority stake …

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Rio Tinto rebuffed in plan to take control of Mongolian copper project

Rio Tinto rebuffed in plan to take control of Mongolian copper project

Rio Tinto’s plan to take direct ownership of a giant copper mine in Mongolia has suffered a set back after its $2.7bn buyout proposal was rejected. Turquoise Hill Resources said a special committee had “terminated” its review of Rio’s C$34 ($26) per share cash offer, saying it did not “fully and fairly reflect” the value of …

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FDA could approve over-the-counter purchase of first birth control pill

The Food and Drug Administration will consider an application for the first birth control pill to be sold without a prescription. The application from HRA Pharma would seek to make Opill – an every day, prescription-only hormonal contraception first approved in 1973 – available over-the-counter. Such an approval from the FDA would allow people to …

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Drugmaker seeks approval for first nonprescription birth control pill in U.S.

Drugmaker seeks approval for first nonprescription birth control pill in U.S.

Comment on this story Comment A French drugmaker on Monday asked for permission to sell daily birth control pills over the counter for the first time in the United States, handing federal regulators a major reproductive health issue just as the Biden administration struggles to respond to the Supreme Court decision striking down the constitutional …

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Flight cancellations are spiking in part because this air traffic control center in Florida is severely understaffed, airline group says

Flight cancellations are spiking in part because this air traffic control center in Florida is severely understaffed, airline group says

eyfoto/Getty Images The Air Lines Pilots Association (ALPA) expressed concern about staffing at air traffic control centers. The group pointed to a center in Jacksonville, saying it has been understaffed for 27 of the past 30 days. The government said it will increase staffing at the center, which has reportedly gotten 30 new hires as …

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Metro takes control of Silver Line extension, starting testing phase

Metro takes control of Silver Line extension, starting testing phase

Placeholder while article actions load Metro is taking control of the Silver Line extension, the transit agency announced Thursday, moving the long-delayed project a step closer to passenger service. Riders could begin boarding trains this fall if testing and safety accreditations are completed. The handover to the transit agency from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, …

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It's high time Google added fine-grained volume control to Android

It’s high time Google added fine-grained volume control to Android

I like to listen to podcasts and audiobooks at bedtime as it helps me sleep better. Ideally, you want just the right amount of volume when listening to an audiobook or podcast in a quiet setting — something that remains comfortable to listen to for an extended period. A bit louder, and it becomes a …

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He predicted US inflation would rise. Hear what he thinks about a recession

The Fed’s risky experiment to control inflation

“Definitely, we’re going to see 75 basis points after this meeting,” Bill Dudley, the former president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, told CNN. But interest rates aren’t the only tool at the Fed’s disposal. It’s also beginning the process of shrinking its massive balance sheet after buying up trillions of dollars in financial …

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Sonos Voice Control review: a speedy, private, music-focused assistant

Sonos Voice Control review: a speedy, private, music-focused assistant

When Sonos Voice Control was announced last month, the company made it abundantly clear that its new voice assistant, free to use on all Sonos smart speakers, isn’t meant to directly compete with Amazon’s Alexa or the Google Assistant. Sonos lacks the size and resources to build any smart assistant that could go toe to …

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