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How to make your phone listen for common sounds like doorbells, alarms

Like many folks, I spent most of the last two years working from home because of the pandemic. I also like to work with earbuds or headphones on so I can listen to music, which is usually great. At least, it’s great until a package arrives for me (something that happens likely more often for…

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Sports
New Ford Mustang Is Going Racing Pretty Much Everywhere, Including Le Mans

Not long after the 2024 Ford Mustang’s big reveal, we found out about six new pony car racers Had some time to digest the new Ford Mustang? Like it? Either way, you’re about to see a lot more of the new pony car if you follow motorsport. The Blue Oval revealed six new Mustang racecars…

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Science & Nature
Scientists Determined That More Than A Million Sea Turtles Were Poached Over Last 30 Years

Researchers from Arizona State University have published research which estimates the scale of illegal sea turtle poaching. Scientists estimate that over the previous three decades, more than 1.1 million sea turtles have been poached and killed or trafficked. The research — published in Global Change Biology — covers the dates from 1990 to 2020, and they…

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General
Keys to success: Canberra 9yo to play piano at famous New York concert hall

James Neeman shows his talentJames Neeman sits at the grand piano in foyer of Ainslie School, his hand flying across the keys, his body swaying to the notes.Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West…

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Entertainment
Art Rosenbaum, Ethnomusicologist Behind Iconic Field Recordings, Dies at 83

Art Rosenbaum, the painter and folk musician known for sharing field recordings from across the spectrum of American folk music, has died, The New York Times reports. Rosenbaum’s death was confirmed by his son, Neil Rosenbaum, who told the paper that he died of complications from cancer on September 4, 2022 in Athens, Georgia. He…

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Technology
‘The sustainable model’: Rationalizing The New York Times’ plan to go all in on ads with subs-heavy The Athletic

The New York Times-owned The Athletic is in the ads business. No news there. The question is “why?”It’s not because the publisher suddenly realized that its subscriptions-focused sports title didn’t scale nine months after it acquired it. It is another subscription business leaning on ads to get it through a sticky patch. Ultimately, the best…

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Russia-Ukraine war: Vatican envoy comes under fire as he delivers aid

AP18 Sep, 2022 06:15 PM3 mins to readInvestigators work at the site of a burning vehicle after shelling in Donetsk, area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces. Photo / Alexei Alexandrov, APA top Vatican envoy and his entourage came under fire as they were distributing humanitarian supplies in Ukraine, the Vatican news agency says. No injuries…

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Entertainment
Post Malone insists he’s ‘good’ after taking nasty tumble onstage

Post Malone has insisted he is fine after falling onstage during a show over the weekend. During his Twelve Carat Tour concert at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis on Saturday night, the Rockstar hitmaker tripped over an area of the stage used to lower instruments while performing his song Circles. Post, real name Austin…

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Technology
Stand back, the FTC is here to police gig work

The US Federal Trade Commission on Thursday fired its first warning shot at companies that exploit gig workers. The FTC is concerned that gig workers – who typically log into an app to be assigned paid tasks, such as delivering food – haven’t been treated fairly by businesses. Perish the thought. Gig workers, classified mostly…