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Sonos shows off what HomePod is missing, offers discounts for Sonos One

As of right now, the most important feature of the HomePod is its speaker, meaning that it doesn't exactly compare to Amazon and Google's technology. You'd need pretty deep pockets to fill your house with $350 speakers, though. Sonos One also has more flexibility when it comes to the virtual assistant you can use with it.

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Son: Stay of execution hard for slain officer's family

He was scheduled to be executed on January 25. "The state court did not unreasonably apply (two prior decisions) when it determined that Madison is competent to be executed because - notwithstanding his memory loss - he recognizes that he will be put to death as punishment for the murder he was found to have committed", the justices wrote.

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Scientists discover oldest known modern human fossil outside Africa

If the species originated in sub-Saharan Africa around 200,000 years ago as was thought, the bone-dry Sahara Desert could have been a formidable barrier to migration out of the motherland. Separate examinations, carried out in three different laboratories show that the fossils are 177,000-194,000 years old. Scientists believe an ancient human jawbone found in Israel belonged to a Homo sapien .

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Swatting mosquitoes teaches them to leave you alone

In a new study published in their journal Current Biology on January 25, researchers showed that mosquitoes can learn and remember the smells of their hosts, allowing these pesky pests to develop preference for certain individuals. A mosquito flies on the end of a tether during an experiment to study responses to a swat-like shock. Here, we show that olfactory learning may contribute to Aedes aegypti mosquito biting preferences and host shifts.

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Rising homelessness figures prompt 'crisis' warning from Christian charity

Local authorities recorded 4,751 people bedded down outside in a single night in autumn, marking a 15 per cent increase on the figure for 2016, according to the latest government figures. Any strategy to address rough sleeping must address these principles and sit alongside good quality short term emergency accommodation and prevention services.

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Casinos and resorts mogul Steve Wynn accused of sexual misconduct, report says

The conduct of Elaine during the course of the pending lawsuits has been shocking and deeply disturbing to me personally and as the CEO of Wynn Resorts. The Journal reported that former employees claim that some of them would hide in bathrooms or back rooms to avoid Wynn when he was spending time at his casino.