These are the best smart speakers of 2022 according to Consumer Reports

NBC News 12:06 12.04

Models from Amazon, Apple, Google, and Sonos deliver sound quality, value, and in one case, a convenient screen

Anohni Reteams With Hercules & Love Affair for New Song 'Poisonous Storytelling'

Rolling Stone 18:02 06.04

Singer and dance music project reunite for first time since 2008 for latest In Amber single

Sono Sion, Japanese Film Director, Accused of Sexual Harassment

Rolling Stone 09:02 05.04

Sono Sion, the self-proclaimed maverick Japanese film director known for raunchy indie movies including “Love Exposure” and “Antiporno,” has been accused of sexual harassmen…

New & Notable from Dyson, Williams Sonoma and Hims & Hers

NBC News 00:07 01.04

Also: Dyson announces the Dyson Zone, the brand’s first air purifying headphones.

Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock, Academy and viewers for onstage slap

The Guardian 06:11 29.03

Actor says attacking the comedian was ‘out of line’ and calls violence of all kinds ‘poisonous and destructive’

Will Smith Apologizes to Chris Rock for Oscars Slap: ‘I Was Out of Line and I Was Wrong’

Rolling Stone 03:02 29.03

Will Smith has issued an apology after slapping Chris Rock on the Oscars stage Sunday night. “Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Acad…

Demand for This Toad’s Psychedelic Venom Is Booming. Some Warn That’s Bad for the Toad.

NyTimes 15:07 20.03

In a sign of unintended consequences of the psychedelic resurgence, scientists say that the Sonoran desert toad is at risk of population collapse.

Elementary students spread positivity through viral hotline

NBC News 09:07 17.03

A group of Sonoma County elementary school students shares some positive messages through their viral help hotline. NBC News’ Vicky Nguyen explains how the students aim to give their unique support through tough times. 

Cannibalistic Toads Reveal ‘Evolution in Fast Motion,’ Study Finds

NyTimes 12:08 16.03

The toxin that makes cane toads so poisonous is causing them to eat their young, but only in Australia, where they became an out-of-control pest.

Texas oilfield company, executive indicted in gas deaths of employee and his wife

NBC News 15:10 09.03

Natalee Dean went to check on Jacob Dean when he didn't return from the Aghorn pump house in Odessa. Both were overcome by hydrogen sulfide, a poisonous gas, officials said.

South Korea’s poisonous gender politics a test for next president

The Guardian 06:11 07.03

As election campaign enters final stages, the two leading candidates have been accused of pandering to sexism to win the votes of aggrieved young men

The Sonos Five is one of my best investments

NBC News 03:08 25.02

The Sonos is my go-to home speaker when I’m listening to music — whether through a record player or streaming off my smartphone.

Ikea Symfonisk review: a good Sonos wifi speaker hiding in a lamp

The Guardian 12:11 18.02

Second-gen speaker lamp pairs improved sound with larger choice of colours, shades and designs

New & Notable from Ring, Snow Peak and Williams Sonoma

NBC News 18:06 10.01

Also: The last launches from this year’s CES convention and sales to shop this weekend from Bio Bidet, Alo Yoga and more.

Google loses Sonos smart speakers patent fight

BBC 00:01 08.01

US trade commission rules against the tech giant over the use of smart-speaker technology.

The Best Kitchen Towels

NyTimes 18:06 07.01

We’ve wiped up gallons of spills with 25 different towels over the past four years, and the Williams Sonoma All Purpose Pantry Towels are the best we’ve found.

Google Infringed on Sonos Speaker Technology, Trade Court Rules

NyTimes 03:05 07.01

The company will not be allowed to import products that infringe on Sonos patents, including smart speakers, video streaming devices, and some computers and phones.

I am beset by poisonous comparisons. How can I stop wasting my time on them? | Leading questions

The Guardian 21:10 06.01

Try to covet what you already have, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon Smith, instead of feeling shame at what you lack

The next US civil war is already here – we just refuse to see it

The Guardian 12:09 04.01

The right has recognized that the system is in collapse, and it has a plan: violence and solidarity with treasonous far-right factions

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