Google’s Pixel 5 costs $699 and packs major camera improvements

Tuning into hardware events these days feels like a surprise party someone has spoiled for you — fun, but you know what’s going to happen. So today, after endless leaks and rumors, Google today announced the Pixel 5. It costs $699 and will be available starting October 15.

At first glance, the Pixel 5 looks a whole lot like the Pixel 4, at least from the rear. This time around, however, there is only one size of the model (with a 6.0″ display), and Google has abandoned the radar-based gesture and facial recognition system, opting for a fingerprint reader on the rear instead.

This isn’t a flagship in the traditional sense.

For the first time since the inception of the Pixel line, Google isn’t using for the most powerful Qualcomm processor, but rather the increasingly popular Snapdragon 765G. That means the Pixel 5 is technically weaker than the Pixel 4

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How parents working from home can ask their boss for more flexibility

  • As the school year begins, many parents are struggling more than ever to balance their work schedules with their kids’ virtual or in-person classes.
  • While most companies are open of COVID-related adjustments, it can be challenging to ask your boss for childcare accommodations.
  • Start by explaining your situation, and come prepared with very specific asks about how to make working from home easier. 
  • Whether it’s breaking your day into time blocks or compromising on deadlines, be firm with your requests but also keep an open mind when discussing solutions with your employer.  
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Rebecca Kallman is the head of brand management at Argonaut, a San Francisco-based advertising agency. She’s also the mom of two very busy kids, ages six and three and a half. When the pandemic hit, she faced many of the same struggles so many other working parents have now that everyone

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Ty Pennington Returns to Home-Improvement Reality With HGTV’s ‘Ty Breaker’

Ty Pennington is going from “Extreme Makeover” to a more considered one.

The carpenter, who rose to prominence last decade on the TLC program “Trading Spaces” and ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” will star in the HGTV series “Ty Breaker,” which is slated to debut in early 2021. The eight-episode series will follow Pennington as helps families in need decide whether to overhaul their current property or renovate a new one.

He will have some help. Alison Victoria, the interior designer known for her turns in “Windy City Rehab” and “Kitchen Crashers” will join with designer Grace Mitchell, from “One of a Kind,” and Sabrina Soto, the designer known for appearing in “The High/Low Project.” The trio will try to prod the family to choose something new, while Pennington will try to persuade them to stay in their current domicile.

“I am so happy to be back in my element

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Revolutionary Eclipse Rapid Wall Repair Patches are DAP’s Fastest, Strongest, and Thinnest Drywall Repair Solution | Nachricht

BALTIMORE, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tired of repairing holes in drywall and having to wait hours, or even days, to complete the job? It’s such a hassle, oftentimes homeowners simply rearrange home décor items to hide drywall damage due to the time and mess required to complete the project. Whether the damage is small from a picture frame nail or anchor or as large as doorknob damage, DAP’s new innovative EclipseTM Rapid Wall Repair Patches make completing repairs so easy and fast, anyone can repair drywall damage in minutes!

DAP Eclipse Rapid Wall Repair Patches are available in multiple sizes to tackle nearly any repair.

Developed to solve the most frequent drywall repair frustrations faced by professionals and do-it-yourselfers, Eclipse is a specially formulated all-in-one drywall repair solution that requires no spackling, sanding or additional tools for a completely mess-free repair – simply patch the damage and it’s ready to paint immediately, allowing projects to be finished in minutes, not hours or days.

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Royals VP who oversaw Kauffman Stadium renovation will move into new role

Kansas City Royals Senior Vice President of Business Operations Kevin Uhlich will retire from his role overseeing the business side of the organization after 14 seasons in that position.

The Royals announced on Wednesday that Uhlich’s retirement will become official on October 30, and he’ll transition to a position as special assistant to team chairman and CEO John Sherman.

Royals senior vice president of baseball operations/general manager Dayton Moore expressed admiration and gratitude for Uhlich.

“Kevin has been a huge part of everything that we’ve accomplished,” Moore said. “I admire his steady, consistent leadership. He’s been extremely supportive of everything we’ve needed to do on the baseball side. It’s been a joy and a pleasure to work with him.

“As important as Alex Gordon has been on the field for us with his steadiness and consistency and commitment, Kevin Uhlich has been every bit of that in the front office.”

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COVID-19 business effect: Solstice closes, Mr Friendly’s reopens

Owner Ricky Mollohan’s posts announce closing of popular northeast Columbia restaurant, reopening of Five Points mainstay

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The announcement hit social media around 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28 — Ricky Mollohan has closed Solstice Kitchen in northeast Columbia.

Mollohan, who can be outspoken on social media, said in the Solstice Facebook post that money became the main issue. He had closed both Solstice and Mr Friendly’s restaurants in mid-March, as per Gov. Henry McMaster’s orders in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

WLTX’s Whitney Sullivan and I had interviewed Mollohan on March 17 at Mr. Friendly’s in Five Points. It was supposed to be the restaurant’s 25th anniversary but instead marked the last week of operation — until today. More on that in a minute.

The decision to shutter Solstice was not an easy one. Mollohan had applied for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding from the

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Nonprofits reopen home repair grant applications

Through the program, residents can receive up to $5,000 for home repairs, including, but not limited to, updating heating and cooling systems, repairing roofs and installing Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant entrances. Courtesy Amplify GR

Home Repair Services of Kent County and Amplify GR are reopening applications for home repair grants of up to $5,000 for eligible residents of southeast Grand Rapids.

The Neighborhood Strong Home Repair Grant program allows residents to make “critical repairs” to their homes at a fraction of the standard cost. Launched in April 2018, the program has provided more than $350,000 to more than 70 homeowners living in the residential neighborhoods of Boston Square and Cottage Grove.

“The Neighborhood Strong Home Repair Grant was developed to help alleviate the ever-rising cost of homeownership and maintenance, and we want to ensure homeowners are able to stay in their homes,” said Latesha Lipscomb, engagement and relationship manager at

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Google Chromecast with Google TV review: 4K HDR streaming dongle

  • The new, $50 Chromecast with Google TV offers a sizable upgrade over previous models.
  • Unlike older versions, the new Chromecast can play apps right from the device, rather than having to rely on casting from a separate smartphone.
  • A handy voice remote is also included, and the Chromecast is capable of 4K, HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision.
  • On the downside, I’ve run into some minor glitches, and a few key apps are currently missing HDR support.
  • Still, at $50, the new Chromecast presents a good value and is a worthy competitor to the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and Roku Streaming Stick+.

When it comes to streaming devices, Google’s Chromecast has always been a bit of an odd man out. Instead of offering app support directly from the device, traditional Chromecast models allow you to wirelessly stream apps from a smartphone or computer to your TV. 

Though that feature is

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Baltimore County High Schools Will Need $1.2B In Capital Improvements Over Next 7 Years, Report Finds

TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County’s public high schools will likely need $1.2 billion in capital improvements over a seven-year period, an initial report analyzing the school system’s infrastructure needs found.

The report, released Tuesday and put together by consultants from CannonDesign, outlines $448 million in need to address capacity issues within county high schools and another $349 million needed to improve the schools’ conditions.

The remaining $423 million is needed to address educational adequacy and equity, including factors like safety, technology and educational programming, according to the report.

Roughly one-fifth of the improvements — $244 million — are listed as being “critical,” mainly to address overcrowded schools.

To address space concerns and a projected increase of 1,700 high school students over the next decade, the report recommends the school system explore additions to numerous high schools or build new ones after soliciting community feedback. An initial community survey

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Commercial kitchen faucets: choosing the right option

When it comes to picking a faucet among available options for your commercial workplace, there are a couple of things to consider before making a purchase. You must buy only a drip-free, durable product that saves water and will serve you for years since the kitchen staff usually use commercial faucets kitchen intensively. Commercial faucets are wear-and-tear resistant and can withstand daily usage, delivering great look and performance. You can select among an array of finishes, colors, and sizes. Thus, before making any decision, go through the pros and cons of each offer, analyze the key features, and find the right faucets for your needs.

Most of the commercial kitchen faucets are easy to use and install. It helps to wash huge utensils and dishes quickly and efficiently. Also, commercial products have a long reach that makes it even more comfortable to rinse pots and pans. It is possible to

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