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    Put Alexa and Siri to Work

    Apple added its Siri assistant to the iPhone 4S model in 2011, giving users a hand-free way to schedule appointments, play music, look up information and perform other basic tasks. Less than a decade later, digital assistants are in a plethora of digital devices, including computers, smart speakers, dashboards and watches, and they can help […]

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    We’re All in the Bathroom Filming Ourselves

    Open up TikTok and there’s a good chance you’ll be confronted by a teenager in the bathroom. Most home bathrooms are well lit and have nice, bright acoustics. Unlike the kitchen, living room or even bedroom, bathrooms are private spaces, where parents and siblings are trained to not barge in. It’s almost inevitable that they […]

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    Jimmy Heath, 93, Jazz Saxophonist and Composer, Is Dead

    Jimmy Heath and his wife had moved to Georgia three years ago. At Town Hall in 1976, Mr. Heath presented the premiere of his first long-form piece, “The Afro-American Suite of Evolution.” John S. Wilson of The New York Times called it “an illustrative survey for which Mr. Heath showed his versatility by composing segments […]

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    18 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

    ‘OCEAN WONDERS: SHARKS!’ at the New York Aquarium (ongoing). For years, the aquarium’s 14-acre campus hunkered behind a wall, turning its back to the beach. When aquarium officials finally got around to completing the long-promised building that houses this shark exhibition, maybe the biggest architectural move was breaking through that wall. The overall effect makes […]

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    ‘1917’ Becomes Oscar Front-Runner After Producers Guild Win

    War may be hell, but “1917” is having a heavenly Oscar season. The film, a World War I tale, won the top prize at the Producers Guild of America awards on Saturday night in Los Angeles, adding to an haul that included wins for best drama and best director at the Golden Globes this month. […]

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    Christopher Tolkien, Keeper of His Father’s Legacy, Dies at 95

    Christopher Tolkien, the son of the writer J.R.R. Tolkien, who guarded his legacy and brought forth monumental posthumous works, like “The Silmarillion,” based on his father’s writings, died on Wednesday in Provence, France. He was 95. His death was confirmed by Daniel Klass, his brother-in-law. For nearly 50 years after his father died in 1973, […]

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    A Common Charger for All Phones? The European Union Is on the Case

    LONDON — The European Union wants to make it easier to charge your cellphone and other devices. This week, members of the European Parliament held a hearing on a measure to require smartphone makers to produce a common charger for all mobile and portable devices sold in the region, including tablets, e-readers and digital cameras. […]

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    The Work Diary of Derrius Quarles, Million-Dollar Multitasker

    Wednesday 6 p.m. I made a salad with smoked trout, spinach, tomatoes, green apple (but any kind of apple will work) and a little lemon juice. 7 p.m. Breaux Capital is launching a merchandising campaign tomorrow. It’s all caps — dad hats, like a curved baseball cap, with different textures, colors and tones. We have […]

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    The Lewis Prize Awards $1.75 Million for Music Education

    The Lewis Prize for Music, a new philanthropic organization focused on fostering music education and career development in young people, announced its first slate of winners on Tuesday. The $1.75 million will be awarded to the leaders of nine organizations in eight states. The prize, which is split into three categories and includes both long-term […]