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Google Pixel 2 owners complain of 'clicking and whistling' following screen burn-in debacle

For the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL it's very easy to explain: the Pixel 2 looks just like the original Pixel, while the Pixel 2 looks just like the LG G6.

While taking top honours in camera quality, the Pixel 2 also contains Google Lens software that allows users to search the real world using image recognition. Speaking of the Pixel 2 XL, the base 64 GB variant costs ₹73,000, whereas, the 128 GB storage variant comes with a price tag of ₹82,000. Pre-orders will commence on October 26 at 12 am and deliveries for the same will begin from November 1.

Nintendo Switch Update 4.0.0 Adds GameCube Controller Support
GameXplain showcases the GameCube controllers being used for the brand new Fire Emblem: Warriors on the Nintendo Switch . Presumably this won't work in handheld mode, because there's no wireless connectivity between the Switch and its dock.

Android Police's Artem Russakovskii has tweeted a video that clearly shows how bad it is on the Pixel 2 XL. Since the bezels on the sides have been waived off dramatically here, the LG-made handset isn't as enormous as other 6-inch phones. Sales of the Pixel 2 in India will start on from November 1 with the Pixel 2 XL going on sale from November 15. The Pixel 2 XL, on the other hand, carries a price-tag of INR 73,000 for 64GB and INR 82,000 for the 128GB storage variant.

In the camera department, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL come with a dual pixel sensor, HDR+, and a portrait mode. In addition to that, there's a fingerprint reader on the back like past year and a USB Type-C port on the bottom. The move to ditch the headphone jack accompanied Google's decision to launch its own AirPod competitor, the Pixel Buds.

Order on anthem at cinemas may change
The Centre had supported the decision to make it mandatory for people to stand at cinemas for the National Anthem. Justifying its U-turn on the issue, the Bench said, "People go to movie halls for undiluted entertainment".

However, unlike the Pixel 2 and iPhone 8, the X comes with ultra-thin bezels and is free of any physical buttons on the front panel.

The 50 per cent buyback guarantee should be an interesting offer for Pixel and Pixel XL owners looking to upgrade to the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, it is still unclear, however, whether the buyback refers to older Pixel models.

Walmart, Trader Joe's, more vegetables recalled for listeria fears
The products were distributed with the "best if used by" dates of October 11-20, according to the U.S. Mann Packing issued a recall for a number of its produce products , including the ones shown here.

Reliance Jio users can get benefits up to Rs 14,999. Here, those who pre-order the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL before October 31 will get a free pair of Sennheiser Bluetooth earphones worth Rs. 11,990; no-cost EMI plans starting at Rs. 3,389 per month; Rs. 8,000 cashback on HDFC Bank credit cards (EMI transactions only), and, up to 120GB additional Airtel data for 6 months. For example, if you are buying the 128GB variant of Pixel 2 at Rs 70,000, Flipkart promises to buy it back next year and provide you with a discount coupon worth Rs 35,000 to buy the Pixel 3. The XL has the larger, QuadHD display, as well as the taller 18:9 size ratio, while the Pixel 2 has the HD, 16:9 display.


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