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  • Writer's pictureAdam Doud

Google Pixel 5a Review: The phone out of time a.k.a. The Tuvix phone

This week was a wild one. Facebook went down and then Facebook went down. Google released Android 12, but only a little bit. It's been weird, which makes our Pixel 5a review a little weird as well. This phone is the combination of the Pixel 4a5G and the Pixel 5, hence the Star Trek reference. We had hoped to review this phone with Android 12, but it wasn't meant to be.

Our Tech Yeah item is pretty awesome but insanely expensive, so use your own judgment.

The Facebook whistleblower testifies - by Casey Newton - Platformer

Frances Haugen, a whistleblower for Facebook, testified before Congress and laid out a lot of the reasons why Facebook is a crappy company run by terrible people.

Facebook runs the coward’s playbook to smear the whistleblower - The Verge

Facebook tried to smear the whistleblower by pointing out that she was relatively low-level while ignoring the research that Facebook itself did.

Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram Back After Hours Offline | Digital Trends

Facebook went down for about six hours on Tuesday and it was kinda nice.

Twitch source code, creator earnings exposed in 125GB leak | Ars Technica

Hackers stole a ton of data from Twitch including the original source code and creator payouts since 2019.

Google Is Releasing Android 12 For Pixel Phones In 'Weeks' | Digital Trends

Google rolled out the AOSP version of Android 12, but did not launch the Pixel versions for some damn reason.

Google just announced its Pixel 6 event on October 19th - The Verge

Google announced the launch date for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. October 19th.

The 5 best features on Windows 11 right now | Windows Central

Windows 11 dropped this week and Windows Central has its top 5 favorite features.

Surface Laptop Studio Review: A Portable Creation Station (

Reviews for the Surface Studio laptop also came out and it's pretty damn good.

NASA's Moon WiFi plan has an unexpected benefit back on Earth - SlashGear

Cleveland asked NASA if it could use moon technology to blanket itself in Wifi and the answer was…kinda.

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