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October 16, 2019, 7:25 AM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google debuts 5.7" Pixel 4 for $799 and 6.3" Pixel 4 XL for $899 with gesture recognition, two rear cameras including one with a telephoto lens, coming Oct. 24  —  The most-leaked phones ever are now official  —  You've seen them, you've read plenty about them, and now Google's latest smartphones …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Pixel 4's dual camera system adds better zoom capability, live-view HDR+ to fine-tune shots, revamped portrait mode, and extends Night Sight to astrophotography  —  Over the last three years, Google's Pixel phones have earned a well-deserved reputation for photographic strength.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google says the Pixel 4 won't support its Daydream mobile VR platform, which is being phased out as it also stops selling the Daydream viewer  —  Google's Daydream, Android's built-in virtual reality platform, is as good as dead.  Following the company's annual hardware event today …
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Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Twitter to restrict user interactions with world leaders' tweets that violate its rules, will let users quote-tweet, but not retweet, like, reply, or share  —  Twitter said it will restrict how users can interact with tweets from world leaders who break its rules.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn launches Events, a new free tool to plan, announce, and invite people to meetups in the physical world, starting Oct. 17 in English-speaking countries  —  LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social network for the working world with around 650 million users, is known best as a place …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google unveils Pixelbook Go, a Chromebook with 16:9 13.3" display, a 4K option, Intel CPUs, and up to 256GB SSD; pre-orders open today in US and Canada for $649  —  It's small, it's cute, it's $650  —  For the first time, Google is making a Chromebook that actually approaches a reasonable price …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Google unveils Nest Wifi Router, which is mesh-capable but lacks Wi-Fi 6, coming in Nov. for $269 for a two pack, and Google Assistant-enabled Nest Wifi Point  —  If you're in the market for a new router, good news: Google just announced a replacement for its long-in-the-tooth Google Wifi.
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BuzzFeed News:
As Facebook says politicians can lie in ads, so far in October it has banned 160+ ads from Trump, Biden, Warren, Sanders, Steyer for profanity and fake buttons  —  Last week, Facebook announced that it would allow political candidates to lie in ads posted to its platform …
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Cambridge, UK-based Healx, which aims to use AI to help discover new treatments for rare diseases, raises $56M Series B led by Atomico  —  Healx, a Cambridge, U.K.-based startup using AI to help discover new treatments for rare diseases, has raised $56 million in Series B funding.
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