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Apple’s Hi, Speed event is about to kick off and we’re breaking down all the new products

Apple’s “Hi, Speed” has come and gone. And we officially have four new iPhones: iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. All support 5G, are powered by the A14 Bionic processor and feature camera improvements. The launch is a bit more segmented than in years past, though.

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will go up for preorder at $799 and $999, respectively, this Friday, October 16 with a launch on October 23. The $699 iPhone 12 mini and $1,099 iPhone 12 Pro Max will go up for order on November 6, with deliveries starting on November 13.

There’s also a $99 HomePod Mini, which goes up for preorder on November 6. There’s a lot to unpack here, though, with MagSafe for the iPhone and much more.

Apple seems quite bullish about 5G on the iPhones, noting that it will bring big new features

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We answer your questions about voting and Election Day 2020

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This story was published in partnership with The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy.

Long lines due to expected record voter turnout amid a global pandemic. Ongoing concerns about online misinformation. Hundreds of lawsuits over voting. Poll workers facing changing election rules. An incumbent president who won’t guarantee a peaceful transfer of power.

In the lead-up to the November 3 election, there is an unprecedented onslaught of election-related news. At the center is President Donald Trump, who continues to lie about the overall security of mail-in voting and preemptively cast doubt on election results. He claimed without evidence during the first presidential debate that there could be rampant voter fraud during the election.

“He’s gaslighting and lying for a reason,” said Jena Griswold, the Democratic secretary of state in Colorado, about the president. “He’s trying to tilt the election in his favor by either

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Consumers Feathering Their Connected Home Nests

Among the more unexpected effects of the COVID-19 pandemic over the last half-year or so is the sudden home improvement boom it set off among consumers.  Unexpected, but not entirely surprising, as consumers suddenly spending nearly all of their time in their homes these days have realized that home ought to be as nice and as comfortable as humanly imaginable. And since they’re not eating out, travelling far from home or going to events very much these days, many even have the budget to make some upgrades.

New furniture, new appliances, new floors, swimming pools, gardening supplies, tools boxes, paint and patio furniture are just a short list of things that have seen their sales surge as the homebound have begun feathering their nests and making their homes more comfortable, useful and aesthetically pleasing.

And, as new data released by Security research company

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Proven talent or potential? Which should the Suns focus on in the draft?



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Every year as the Draft draws closer one word comes up in prospect discussions over and over again… potential. The super-freaky athletic types always get the most “potential” buzz in those conversations and are sometimes coveted more than their more skilled but less athletically gifted counterparts. And the younger, the better. Any prospect already old enough to drink legally is automatically considered to have less potential, less upside.

If you’re looking for future All-Stars, swinging for the fences isn’t a bad strategy in the draft but it’s often risky… especially in drafts like this one. This draft class has a lot of depth but no obvious, sure-fire All-Star prospects. This is a draft where a player’s basketball IQ (BBIQ) might turn out to be more meaningful than all of the previous stats and physical attributes/measurements

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3 Tech Stocks That Are Thriving Despite the Coronavirus

It’s no secret we’re in a highly uncertain economy created by the efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. unemployment rate, while showing some improvement recently, is still hovering around 8% and is significantly higher than the 3.5% it was in February just prior to the pandemic.

In this uncertain economic environment, it can be reassuring for investors to own stock in businesses that are not only surviving but are thriving in the midst of COVID-19.

Peloton Interactive (NASDAQ: PTON), Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), and Spotify (NYSE: SPOT) are three tech companies that are thriving despite (or to some extent, because of) the coronavirus. Let’s find out a little more about them and why these three stocks are currently doing so well.

A man exercises on a Peloton stationary bike as a woman walks by inside a home with a large bay window.

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1. Peloton: The home fitness revolution

Peloton’s business is on fire due to its very popular exercise bikes coupled with

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Poughkeepsie voters to decide on $98M schools project before general election

City of Poughkeepsie residents will soon cast votes that will impact the future for themselves and their children.



a person standing in front of a brick building: Poughkeepsie Middle School on July 1, 2019.


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Poughkeepsie Middle School on July 1, 2019.

Soon after, residents around the country will head to the polls for the general election.

The Poughkeepsie City School District is holding a bond vote on Oct. 20, two weeks before the presidential election, asking residents to approve one of two capital improvement plans, which would cost roughly $48 million or $98 million, depending on the option favored.

The propositions were originally planned to be included in the spring’s school budget votes, but the district removed them from the ballot amid the uncertainty surrounding the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, in which all budget votes were postponed from May to June.



a bench in front of a brick building: Dilapidated steps are pictured at Clinton Elementary School.


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Dilapidated steps are pictured at Clinton Elementary School.

Superintendent Eric Rosser acknowledged that rescheduling the proposition

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The Home Edit has a new Netflix series that’s all about organizing

The first season of Netflix show “Get Organized with The Home Edit” was packed with celebrities and heartwarming stories of home improvement from across the country.

The new show premiered Sept. 9 on the streaming platform. It follows The Home Edit founders Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin as they help celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Khloé Kardashian, Eva Longoria and Neil Patrick Harris organize their homes.

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Each of the eight episodes features one celebrity home and one regular family seeking help from the Nashville-based organizing duo.

“This is my dream, dream, dream project that you guys would come and help me organize,” Witherspoon, who is also the show’s executive producer, said in the trailer.

How to organize your pantry and closet like a celebrity: Tips from The Home Edit!

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Shearer and

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‘Dream Home Makeover’: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the home improvement show on Netflix

After wowing us with shows like ‘Love is Blind’, ‘Selling Sunset’, and ‘Indian Matchmaking’, Netflix is all set to knock our socks off with its upcoming home makeover show called ‘Dream Home Makeover’. The show will be following husband and wife Syd and Shea McGee as they juggle between their interior designing business and raising their two daughters. Read on to know more about the show.

Release date

‘Dream Home Makeover’ is set to premiere on Friday, October 16, on Netflix. Following which it will be available for streaming on Netflix.

Plot

The six-episode series follows Syd and Shea McGee, who are building their own dream home, while also running their business ventures- Studio McGee and McGee and Co. Each half-hour episode features the makeover of a client’s home into their dream abode. In case you thought that the pockets of all of the McGee’s clients would be very deep,

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Google Nest Audio review: A steal at $100

Hardware and setup

That small size was the first thing I noticed when unboxing the Nest Audio. It’s hard to get a sense for how big it is from Google’s promo pics and videos, but it’s less than 7 inches tall and only 3 inches thick. It’s slightly bigger than the original Google Home, and about the same height as the Sonos One, but much thinner (the One is about 4.7 inches thick). That small size means the Nest Audio is easy to tuck away wherever you want, but it also made me question if it could sound as good as Google promised. 

Like all of Google’s current speakers, it is covered with audio-transparent cloth that comes in five colors: Chalk, Charcoal, Sage, Sand and Sky. (I got the boring but versatile “Chalk” option.) Nest Audio is the first of Google’s speakers that is entirely covered with cloth, which adds

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Google Chromecast review: A streaming device that gets better the more it knows

Once upon a time, watching TV involved picking up a remote control, pressing the power button and flipping through channels.

Boy, have things changed. When you watch TV with the new $50 Chromecast streaming stick from Google, the search giant tries to find content that you may want to watch based on what it knows about you.

Before you get started, it wants you to take these steps:

1. After plugging the streaming stick into the back of your TV, you press and hold two buttons on the white remote control.

2. On your smartphone, you download and open the Google Home app, log in with your Google account and enter the home address where you are using the Chromecast.

3. You give the app access to your smartphone’s location data to help find the nearby Chromecast. (Wait, didn’t you just share your home address?)

4. You give the Google

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