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Google reportedly disappointed with Pixel 4, major staff members quit team

A new report from The Information gives us a rare behind-the-scenes look at what’s going on with the Google Pixel division. According to the report, key Google players such as Rick Osterloh were disappointed with the company’s latest flagship, the Google Pixel 4. Even before the phone launched, internal excitement over the device was apparently low. Osterloh allegedly was disappointed with the small batteries in the phone, among other design and spec decisions.…
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Sony phone sales last quarter were so bad that we don’t even know what to say

Today, Sony announced its quarterly revenue report for the first quarter of 2020, the end of its fiscal year. While there was certainly some good news in the announcement, the elephant in the room is Sony smartphone sales, which have now hit a record low. According to the report, there were only around 400,000 Sony smartphones shipped in the first quarter of the year.…
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Poco F2 Pro goes without the Poco F1 magic, and more tech news today

Your tech news digest, by way of the DGiT Daily tech newsletter, for Wednesday, May 13. 1. Poco F2 Pro: Going without the Poco F1 magic The Poco F2 Pro has been announced! It doesn’t quite capture what made the Poco F1 a super-intriguing device, but it does look like it’s going to tempt some buyers who want features but don’t need everything in a phone: The fresh and cheap Poco F1 that was more or less heavily focused on speed (at €329) and little else, is now a grown-up Pro phone.…
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Samsung Galaxy Book S review: A sleek laptop with mobile smarts

If you ask this pundit, connected PCs are the future of the laptop market. Windows on Arm is the leading project in the space, and continues to evolve following several years of private and public development. Samsung has clearly deemed it good enough for its new Galaxy Book S, replacing last generation’s Intel CPU for a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx chipset. Samsung’s pitch promises multi-day battery life, an always-on 4G LTE connection, and a premium thin-and-light design.…
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Save $350 on a Canon Rebel T6 and more — Best cheap camera deals

Smartphone cameras have progressed leaps and bounds, but sometimes you just can’t beat a dedicated camera. Handheld cameras haven’t changed as much as smartphones, but they’ve added new features like Wi-Fi and Full HD. Unfortunately, some of that new technology has continued to make cameras even more expensive. We’ve gone ahead and put together a list of some of the best cheap camera deals available right now.…
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Facebook to pay $52m to moderators who saw disturbing images

Facebook has agreed to pay $52m (£42m) to thousands of content moderators who had to view disturbing images of rape, suicide and murder posted on the social network.…
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NHS tracing app reveals issues in Isle of Wight trial

A trial of the NHS contact tracing app on the Isle of Wight has unveiled some issues with the software, Downing Street said.…
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Not just a pest – moths are vital pollinators, study says

Nocturnal moths – often dismissed as pests – have been found to play an important role in supporting crop yields, a study suggests.…
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Twitter to allow staff to work from home forever

Twitter is to allow staff to work from home “forever” as it adapts to the changes in working caused by the coronavirus pandemic.…
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What is your risk of dying from coronavirus? New calculator claims to tell you

Scientists say they have developed a way of showing people their personal risk of dying from coronavirus.…