Boston Public Library Maps Tool Provides At Home Fun

Over a century after some of these atlases were made, this information has become invaluable in historical research, for academia, and fun. Coolidge Corner’s renowned S.S. Pierce building in its iconic Tudor style opened in 1898 and appeared on maps after that. But by looking at older maps, you can see that David S. Coolidge […]

Coronvirus: New Plymouth District Council closes public car parks and halts libraries’ wifi

Freedom campers affected by the car park closures should go to New Plymouth’s Belt Road Holiday Park or Hāwera Holiday Park, Sue Kelly, of Taranaki Civil Defence and Emergency Management, said. Both parks had the necessary facilities and hygiene precautions in place to protect both campers and the local community, she said.

Chester Storyhouse: how a repurposed art deco cinema could revitalise the city

A site was considered away from the city centre, by the river Dee – another questionable idea – before it was decided to remodel and extend the old cinema, which stands conspicuously at the end of one of the streets that the Romans laid out, close to the cathedral and the ornate Victorian town hall. […]

The 10 most innovative virtual and augmented reality companies of 2020

Microsoft is trying to help business users transition away from the 2D screens most use every day to a future of hands-free, wearable user interfaces and 3D holographic images. Its HoloLens 2 mixed-reality headset, released in 2019, doubles the field of view of the first HoloLens, features a more balanced and comfortable design, and greatly […]

California homeless advocate: ‘We’re moving way too slowly’

California shelters are spacing out beds to maintain the 6 feet (1.8 meters) of social distance health experts say is critical to dampening the spread of the virus. Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Diego counties are setting up backup shelters to take overflow residents.

Latest Brookline Coronavirus Updates

Library The library, which is closed until the end of April, has stepped up its virtual presence, including the ability to chat with reference staff via chat and email. There are a variety of digital versions of beloved library programs, including virtual storytime and craft-along activities.

Coronavirus live updates: Unemployment rate rises to 4.4%

3:33 p.m. San Mateo County recommends residents wear face coverings: Health officials in San Mateo County said they recommend that Bay Area residents wear a face covering, such as a bandana, fabric mask or other cloth, to cover their nose and mouth when they go into the public for essential activities. People should not hoard […]

Reading beyond the lines

Heralded by F Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel and ended by the stock market crash, that decade was, Wilson wrote later, “a recklessly unspecialised era, when minds and imaginations were exploring in all directions” – an exploration commenced and consummated by “the lost generation” in response to the moribund world it had inherited, and the war […]

Google reports on mobility trend changes in Pakistan during coronavirus lockdown

“These reports show how visits and length of stay at different places change compared to a baseline. We calculate these changes using the same kind of aggregated and anonymised data used to show popular times for places in Google Maps,” it said.

This week’s Nvidia GeForce Now new games update

As promised last week, Nvidia’s GeForce Now game streaming service has started adding new games to its supported list every Thursday. Nvidia announced the GeForce Now new games update on its impossible-to-parse forums, but the extras apparently take a little while to propagate across all the different servers in the service. By now though they […]