What to look for in a wireless speaker

Wi-Fi speakers connect to your home network; they usually run on AC power, so they require an outlet. Bluetooth speakers are paired directly with a device like a phone or a laptop. Wireless speakers come in all shapes, sizes, styles and strengths. The trick is to muddle through the many product options and discern the right wireless speakers to purchase. First, however, is information regarding distinction between the wireless routes: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Consumer Reports explained the difference in its “Choosing the Best Wireless and Bluetooth Speaker” report: “Wi-Fi speakers…

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Trump impeachment inquiry: All the latest updates

All the latest updates as US House launches official impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump. Trump arrives at Lima Allen Airport [File: Evan Vucci/AP Photo] Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday that the US House of Representatives will launch a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, acquiescing to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election year clash between Congress and the president. The announcement came amid reports that Trump may have abused his presidential powers and sought help from a foreign government…

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EBay CEO steps down amid ongoing operating review

Wenig took over EBay following its split with PayPal in 2015 and promised to return the marketplace to prominence. EBay Inc. Chief Executive Officer Devin Wenig is stepping down amid the company’s ongoing operating review. Scott Schenkel, EBay’s chief financial officer, was appointed as interim CEO, the company announced Wednesday. The company said it will seek a permanent CEO and consider internal and external candidates. EBay shares fell 1.6% in early trading in New York. Wenig, 52, has been under pressure from activist Paul Singer, who has been pushing the…

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Election watch: Facebook will not remove offending posts

Private company should not be self-appointed referee for everything that politicians say, Facebook official says. Facebook on Tuesday said it would not take down any politicians’ posts that violate its community standards and will not flag them as rival Twitter has promised, saying it should not be the arbiter of acceptable speech in the political arena. The social media giant’s head of global affairs, Nick Clegg, announced the stance in a speech in Washington, DC, discussing Facebook’s prepaparations for the US presidential election in November 2020. Social media platforms are under pressure to block…

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CDC: There could be hundreds more cases of vaping-related illness

The outbreak prompted Massachusetts on Tuesday to impose a four-month ban on sales of all vaping products. Hundreds more Americans have been sickened by a severe vaping-related illness, with the official tally set to be updated on Thursday, according to a United States health official speaking at a congressional hearing on Tuesday. The US Congress’s House of Representatives began public hearings this week about the mystery lung disease that, as of last week, had sickened 530 people in 38 states. The illness has also claimed the lives of nine people. “We…

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