Google's annual Pixel event, dubbed Launch Night In this time around, took place a month and a half ago, and now, you can finally go out (or online) to purchase your very own Pixel 4a 5G unit. The phone has been available for pre-order since October 29, but now you can just put it in your cart and get it right away.
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2020 has been hard enough with all the political, economic, and public health crises we've had to deal with. It turns out, 2020 was also supposed to be The Year Of 5G, at least as far as our wireless carriers are concerned. We've talked about the 5G tax we're paying to get the latest mobile chipsets, but if you're on Verizon, you could be getting screwed in an even worse, and arguably much stupider way by the next generation of wireless networks. Verizon is still all-in with an expensive technology called millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G, and not all phones support it.
This is one hell of a brilliant idea that deserves all the attention it can get: seven University of Waterloo students have come together to write an app every day for seven straight days. But these aren't just average run-of-the-mill students; they're the cream of the crop, and most have a bevy of industry experience backing them up. Better still, they've worked together before - but their awesomeness was always cut short by the start of a new work/school week.