04 August 2020

United Kingdom

Google unveils cheaper Pixel smartphone, teases 5G (4)
Google on Monday unveiled a new, more affordable Pixel smartphone and said it would launch models tailored for super-fast 5G networks later this year. The Pixel 4a boasts core features popular that made its top-of-the-line predecessor popular, like a sophisticated camera system. But its starting price of $349 is about half that of the flagship Pixel 4 model. The new phone will be available in the United States starting August 20.
Australia's Melbourne clamps down in frantic race to curb virus (4)
Melanie Burton MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's second-biggest city, Melbourne, already under night curfew, announced fresh restrictions on industries including retail and construction on Monday in a bid to contain a resurgence of the coronavirus. From Wednesday night, Melbourne, the capital of Victoria state, will close retail, some manufacturing and administrative businesses as part of a six- week lockdown.
Irish Nobel Peace laureate, architect of Good Friday Agreement John Hume dies (1)
John Hume was a 1998 Nobel peace prize recipient for his efforts to bring peace to Northern Ireland after decades of conflict. John Hume, a key architect of Northern Ireland's Good Friday peace agreement, died on Monday at the age of 83, his Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) party said.
Hamilton is uncatchable, say closest rivals (2)
AFP/Silverstone Lewis Hamilton gestures on the winners' podium holding the trophy after winning the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone (AFP) The championship leader completed the race on three wheels at Silverstone Lewis Hamilton is uncatchable in this year's drivers' world championship, according to his main rivals. Both Max Verstappen of Red Bull and Charles Leclerc of Ferrari effectively
Google unveils budget Pixel phone as pandemic curbs spending (7)
Aug. 3, 2020 at 2:27 pm Updated Aug. 3, 2020 at 3:09 pm By MICHAEL LIEDTKE The Associated Press SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) - Google has started selling a long-delayed budget smartphone boasting the same high-quality camera and several other features available in fancier Pixel models that cost hundreds of dollars more. The Pixel 4a unveiled Monday will be available Aug.
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