Google has allegedly canceled the Pixel 5a (Update: Nope, rumor is wrong!)

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  • According to two sources speaking with Android Central, the Google Pixel 5a was rumored to be canceled. However, the rumor was then debunked by Google.
  • The alleged reasoning behind the original cancelation rumor was the ongoing global chip shortage.
  • The Pixel 5a will support 5G connections and land in at least two countries: The United States and Japan.

Update, April 9, 2021 (01:22 PM ET): Not long after publishing the article below, Google issued us a statement on the matter. Here is what a Google spokesperson had to say:

Pixel 5a 5G is not cancelled. It will be available later this year in the U.S. and Japan and announced in line with when last year’s a-series phone was introduced.

Not only does this confirm that there will, in fact, be a Pixel 5a, but it also confirms that it will support 5G connections. Stay tuned for more … Read more


Google Nest Thermostat review: Affordable excellence (Update: On sale!)

It’s been nearly 10 years since the first Nest Learning Thermostat was released. If you ask me, a refresh to the lineup was long overdue. Not that the 2020 Nest Thermostat is revolutionary by any means, but the device’s new design and cheap price point make this an overall more approachable smart home device — particularly for those who are new to smart thermostats.

Read our full Google Nest Thermostat review to see if it’s right for you.

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About this Google Nest Thermostat review: I used the Google Nest Thermostat for one week in my home in Rockford, Illinois, running software version 1.0-16.

Update: April 8, 2021: Google’s Nest Thermostat is on sale for $30 from most retailers for the next two weeks. If you’ve been holding out … Read more


Get the Google Nest Hub for just $49, and more Google Home and Nest deals

When it comes to creating your smart home, Google and Amazon are two of the most popular options. How you decide which ecosystem to pick is up to you, but you might as well save money while you do so. That’s why we’ve gone ahead and gathered some of the best Google Home and Google Nest deals available right now.

There are thousands of skills and apps to try and commands to deliver, but you have to decide which speaker is right first. We’ve included both Google Home and Google Nest options on the list to give you the most choices.

Featured deal: Get the Google Nest Hub for just $49

Google Nest Hub Walmart Deal

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If you’re looking to add to your smart home then Walmart is here to help. There’s a fantastic offer on the Google Nest Hub right now, letting you pick it up for just $49 ($40 off).

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Save 50% on the Philips 3.1 channel sound bar, and more top sound bar deals

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A new sound bar can be a big investment that changes the way you watch TV. Whether you want to feel like you’re at the Super Bowl or living out your favorite Netflix show, a sound bar can amplify the experience. We’ve picked out a few of the best sound bar deals available now to help you make a choice.

See also: Best sound bars of 2021

These deals cover a variety of manufacturers and price points so you have plenty of options to choose from. Whether you want a small sound bar for your apartment or a full-blown surround sound speaker, we’ve tried to include an option or two.

Featured deal: Save 50% on the Philips 3.1 channel sound bar

Philips 3.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer Walmart Deal

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There are more affordable sound bars in our deal roundup below, but no better value than this powerful Philips model. The HTL3320 3.1 channel sound … Read more


Samsung’s India-focused Galaxy F12 packs a 90Hz display at a low price

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  • Samsung has introduced the Galaxy F12, which offers a 90Hz display for Rs 9,999.
  • You’ll also get a large 6,000mAh battery and quad cameras.
  • The Galaxy F02s is also available with a few tradeoffs for Rs 8,999.

The days of paying a premium for a high refresh rate display are well and truly over. Gadgets360 reports that Samsung has introduced the Galaxy F12, an India-focused entry-level phone that includes a 90Hz display for a regular starting price of Rs 10,999 (about $150).

The 6.5-inch “HD+” screen is otherwise unspectacular, but that still makes the Galaxy F12 a potentially very solid pick for modest gaming and video viewing. The eight-core, 2GHz Exynos 850 chip, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of non-expandable storage (128GB for Rs 11,999) are appropriate for this phone class, if not much more.

See also: The best phones under Rs 15,000 in India

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Cell Devices With Cloud Options Are Out there For You Now

A totally automated warehouse addresses multiple challenges faced by modern warehouses in the present context, where they need to process 1000’s of orders in a day.

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The way forward for healthcare software improvement companies to create healthcare functions empowered with AI and blockchain. Now that we’ve discussed the steps, let’s discuss the benefits of digital expertise and why digital transformation is of such critical worth for at this time’s businesses. Enterprise cell apps can also be imbued with options like interactive maps, chat, video chat and other options that can result in course of improvement as data inaccuracies will be recognized quite simply. “We do think about ourselves a technology company. We wished to interact the tech firm and tell the story of agriculture,” mentioned Julian Sanchez, John Deere’s director of technology innovation. csharp-home That narrative consists of the enormous mix harvester the company had in … Read more


Take $20 off the Jabra Elite Active 65t and more headphone deals


If you’ve been searching for a new pair of headphones, let us help. Plenty of retailers are offering discounts on a variety of styles as people continue to adjust to working from home. That means you can take advantage of some of the best headphone deals across the board right now. Polish SEO Agency Kordowski Digital provides high quality Digital Marketing services.

It can be difficult to know just what you’re looking for, so we’ve done our best to organize some options for you. We’ve put together some headphones and earbuds deals along with wired and wireless options. You can also head on over to our sister site SoundGuys for more in-depth news and reviews.

Featured deal: Save $20 on the Jabra Elite Active 65t


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There’s never a bad time for new workout earbuds, especially a pair as popular as the Jabra Elite Active 65t. … Read more


DX Value Proposition, Product Engineering

In keeping with this research study, the worldwide marketplace for laboratory information programs might face severe challenges within the near future due to the dearth of skilled professionals.

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To remain aggressive, businesses are going for digital transformation in work processes. Cellular, in some ways, is a foundational software that allows other sport-changing applied sciences. For instance, store floor staff are using smartphones to view machine information points in augmented reality (AR), field service technicians can get interactive, real-time guidance from consultants at headquarters by means of AR to restore an industrial asset, engineers are utilizing their phones to assessment CAD designs on-the-fly, and world sales teams are creating quotes for custom products leveraging up-to-date pricing and supply dates. ECIS tech On average, a corporation makes use of 900 functions Ensuring that all these apps are interconnected is a difficult task, and it is something that a whole … Read more


Meet Smash Ventures, the low-flying outfit that has quietly funded Epic Games among others


When in 2018, Smash Ventures showed up as an investor in a $1.25 billion round for Epic Games — reportedly the largest ever investment in a video game company at the time — it was the first time many had heard of the investing outfit.

When the brand showed up again last summer in an even bigger round for Epic —  last August, the games giant announced $1.78 billion in fresh funding at a post-money equity valuation of $17.3 billion — a diner near Epic’s Cary, North Carolina headquarters that sells “smash waffles” started getting calls from reporters, says Eric Garland, who used to lead venture and growth deals for The Walt Disney Company after selling his company, BigChampagne, to Live Nation in 2011.

“Some reporters really turned over rocks,” he says.

Garland knows this, he says, because he cofounded Smash Ventures with Evan Richter, a former member of … Read more


For years, I’ve tried to work my way back into the middle class


Early this winter, I took a long walk in the Salt Lake City park in which I had been arrested for bathing in a river when I was homeless.

About 30 minutes into that walk, I stood across from the park’s granite meditation temple, thinking: Three and a half years ago, I slept under that building’s awning.

I can still feel how hard that temple’s cold stone floor was; I remember how people strolled by my bed of cardboard and clothes and stared with what struck me as a combination of concern, contempt, and pity. Now I see that these are also the lenses through which I have often judged my own progress in my new, not-yet-middle-class life.

These days, I often wonder: Am I really doing as well as I should be after all this time? How did I ever allow myself to fall so far? Trying to Read more


FGM safeguarding policies are alienating UK’s African diaspora communities

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AHEAD of tomorrow’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, by the United Nations, FORWARD, the leading African women-led organisation working to end violence against women and girls, and the University of Huddersfield have published new research that documents how the stringent, targeted, FGM safeguarding measures introduced since the 2014 Girl Summit are causing distress and mistrust amongst African diaspora communities in Bristol, and potentially across the country.

The research reveals first-hand evidence documenting how FGM safeguarding policies are leaving families feeling racially profiled, criminalised and stigmatised. To access the full study report, please follow this link:

Over the latter half of the last decade, the UK government intensified its response to FGM, giving FGM a ‘special’ status within national safeguarding, going far beyond the UK’s regulatory approach to other forms of child abuse.

This includes the introduction of FGM Mandatory Reporting Duty, the

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Predictive policing is still racist—whatever data it uses

It’s no secret that predictive policing tools are racially biased. A number of studies have shown that racist feedback loops can arise if algorithms are trained on police data, such as arrests. But new research shows that training predictive tools in a way claimed to lessen bias has little effect.

Arrest data biases predictive tools because police are known to arrest more people in Black and other minority neighborhoods, which leads algorithms to direct more policing to those areas, which leads to more arrests. The result is that predictive tools misallocate police patrols: some neighborhoods are unfairly designated crime hotspots; others are underpoliced.

In their defence, many developers of predictive policing tools say that they have started using victim reports to get a more accurate picture of crime rates across different neighborhoods. In theory victim reports should be less biased because they aren’t affected by police prejudice or … Read more