Technology new from ITZOO - Oct 16th 2019

'Deletefacebook' trends after Zuckerberg backlash

The hashtag deletefacebook is trending on social media after it emerged Mark Zuckerberg held informal dinners with conservative politicians and right-wing commentators in the US.In a post on Facebook, Mr Zuckerberg said he had "dinners with lots of people across the spectrum".Hearing different viewpoints was "part of learning", he said. "If you haven't tried it, I suggest you do."Politico suggested the meetings were part of a "broader effort to cultivate friends on the right".US President Donald Trump accused Facebook of censorship in May 2019, after the platform banned seven right-wing commentators, including conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.People have been using the deletefacebook hashtag to express their views about the platform, which include criticisms of its failure to remove harmful content and stop the spread of disinformation.At time of writing, it is the most popular hashtag on Twitter.

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Beats Solo Pro are Apple's first on-ear, noise-cancelling headphones

With it's new Solo Pro cans, Beats has finally joined the on-ear, noise-cancelling (NC) headphone fray, as these are the first from the Apple-owned audio brand to feature NC in this form factor.Apple has shifted more than 30 million Solo headphones, and these are available in the usual array of natty colours one might expect from Beats. You can opt for six options comprising dark blue, light blue, red, black, ivory and grey. Pharrell Williams was drafted in to choose three of them, which falls firmly into the "nice work if you can get it" category.

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New Pixel 4 undercuts iPhone 11 on price, adds telephoto lens

The Google Pixel 4 has finally arrived and it's not surprising anyone. For months the handset has been subject to colossal leaks, making it one of the most leaked phones of all time. It reached such a stage that Google itself twice published information about the phone ahead of its reveal.There's little about the Pixel 4 that we didn't know before Google's hardware event started this afternoon. That doesn't mean that it's not worth your time, though.First, the basics. This is Google's fourth in-house phone – there's been one released every year since October 2016. There are two new models that have been revealed by the tech firm this year: a 5.7-inch Pixel 4 and a 6.3-inch Pixel 4XL.

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You can’t use the Pixelbook Pen with the Pixelbook Go

Today, Google announced the Pixelbook Go, its first new laptop in two years. It starts at a modest $649, which is cheaper than the $999 Pixelbook, but that smaller price comes with some tradeoffs. Though the Go has a touchscreen, you can’t flip the that screen all the way around into tablet mode, like you can with the Pixelbook. Another tradeoff: the Go doesn’t support the $99 Pixelbook Pen, Google tells Android Police.The omission is a bit of a disappointment, as it would be nice to see the Go support Google’s own stylus — right now, the Pen only works with the Pixelbook and Google’s Pixel Slate tablet. There are definitely traditional laptops with stylus support, like Microsoft’s recently-announced Surface Laptop 3, which supports the Surface Pen. Even some cheaper Chromebooks, like the $499 Samsung Chromebook Plus V2, have stylus support.

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