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October 23, 2017, 7:15 AM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google ‘actively investigating’ reports of Pixel 2 XL screen burn-in  —  Bad to worse  —  Over the weekend, people with review units of the Pixel 2 XL began noticing a problem.  No, not the already-known issues of muddy color and grainy textures when viewed in low-light, but one that's potentially more worrisome: screen burn-in.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Essential Phone price drops $200 to $499, a few months after its debut; current US customers get online credit toward other Essential purchases  —  Essential has an offer that's honestly very hard to refuse: The price of the Essential Phone (PH-1, going by technical model number), is now $200 cheaper, so $499 off-contract and unlocked.
Raj Mukherjee / Indeed Blog:
Survey of 1,011 US tech workers: 43% worry about losing their job due to age, 87% say diversity possibly or definitely has a positive impact on performance  —  In many cultures, elders are held in high regard as a source of wisdom.  —  In the world of tech, it often seems—not so much.
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Jon Fingas / Engadget:
UK regulators order 450+ sites to remove casino games allegedly targeting the under-18 crowd, following an investigation by The Times  —  Have you ever seen a gambling machine or website that was all too conspicuously aimed at children?  British regulators certainly have.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Profile of David Hall, CEO and founder of Velodyne, who designed the rotating LIDAR system now used by 13 automakers and at least 22 big tech firms  —  No matter what it took, David Hall was going to kill that clown.  He maneuvered Drillzilla for another ramming run.
Sophie Daniel / Motherboard:
Physical penetration tester and infosec consultant on how she uses social engineering to gain access into high security facilities  —  Sophie is a physical penetration tester and information security consultant.  She specializes in social engineering security assessments including physical, voice (vishing) and text (phishing).
Tweets: @motherboard
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Wattpad's free storytelling and fan fiction app, now with 60M monthly users, adds a $6/month ad-free plan  —  Wattpad, the company behind a suite of apps for reading and sharing stories - including a fairly popular “chat fiction” app Tap, a rival to Hooked - is today adding its first ever subscription plan for its flagship application.
Sarah Jeong / The Verge:
Profile of Judge William H. Alsup of Oracle v. Google and Waymo v. Uber, who ruled against API copyright and taught himself to program in QuickBASIC  —  On May 18th, 2012, attorneys for Oracle and Google were battling over nine lines of code in a hearing before Judge William H. Alsup of the northern district of California.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Automile raises $34M Series B led by Insight Venture Partners for its vehicle fleet tracking and management service  —  Jens Nylander's career has followed an unusual progression from MP3 players to plumbing trucks.  —  As a college student in his native Sweden, Nylander had launched …
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