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How to download free e-books and digital audio books from public libraries

On a typical day, public libraries would encourage you to drop in and browse the aisles, read the books, and maybe even borrow a few favorites from the lending counter. However, these are not typical times. Nowadays, public coronavirus libraries look more like food distributors, emergency childcare centers, homeless shelters and providers of 3D printed personal protective equipment (PPE). While …

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Facebook Messenger Rooms arrive in the United States, Mexico and Canada

It’s the moment at least a few people have been waiting for: Facebook Messenger Rooms have fallen. Mark Zuckerberg announced in a Facebook post Thursday that Messenger Rooms, the social media network’s response to Zoom, is now available to everyone in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The video chat feature will also be available worldwide “next week”. Facebook first announced …

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HBO works with Scener to create a co-watching experience

All of the products presented here are selected independently by our editors and authors. If you buy something through links on our website, Mashable can earn a partner commission. By Alison Foreman2020-05-15 00:48:18 UTC Your favorite HBO shows and films are socially distanced. On Thursday, Scener – the “virtual cinema” where distant friends can interact via video while streaming the …

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Amazon sells its own face shields and that’s normal now

Amazon enters the personal protective equipment (PPE) business. In a blog post on Thursday, Brad Porter, Amazon’s vice president, announced his company’s plan to make face shields like the one pictured above on a large scale. The company also intends to sell them to customers at an undetermined future date. According to Porter, Amazon has adopted an open source design, …

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The best herb and product holders for every fridge

5 neat things5 neat thingsJolie Kerr is a cleaning expert, advisor and moderator of the podcast “Ask a Clean Person”. Every week, she brings together five key cleaning products, tools, and organizational systems to help you live a decent life. True story: Herb holders are one of the things I’ve always seen but never pulled the trigger, but I’ve been …

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Samsung 65 “QLED TV, Bralette Six-Pack, Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation Plus, MacBook Pro 2019, Bose SoundSports and more

graphic:: Handing Carey The best deals of the dayThe best deals of the dayThe best offers from the Internet, updated daily. A Samsung 65 “QLED television, a Big discount on a six-pack of bralettes, a Sale on Xbox Game Pass AND PlayStation Plus, 2019 MacBook Pros, Bose SoundSport wireless earphones, a 1500A jump starter, and a Series of VPN deals …

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This proposed bill would protect health data that is shared in coronavirus contact tracing apps

photo:: Getty Images On Thursday, Democrats from both houses of Congress introduced the Public Health Privacy Act, which aims to protect the type of health data consumers can share with contact tracking apps and hopefully address privacy concerns that many Americans address would hesitate to download them in the first place. “This measure establishes strict and straightforward protection and promises …

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