Redmi Note 9 Pro review: Great value for money

Patrick

The importance of the Note series of phones in Redmi’s lineup cannot be overstated. It is the phone that put the company on the map and helped Xiaomi gain massive global momentum. The Redmi Note 4 sold over 10 million units over its product cycle, and last year, the Redmi Note 7 Pro was India’s highest-selling phone in the Rs. 10,000 and above category. Suffice it to say, it is critical for the brand to get this product right.

Of course, the competition has been keeping a keen eye on Xiaomi’s rise and has mounted a strong counteroffensive. Realme

In ERs overwhelmed by COVID-19, here’s who might get treated—and who might not

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Enlarge / NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 20: Doctors test hospital staff with flu-like symptoms for COVID-19 at St. Barnabas hospital on March 20, 2020, in New York City. St. Barnabas hospital in the Bronx set-up tents to triage possible COVID-19 patients outside before they enter the main Emergency department area. (credit: Getty | Mischa Friedman)

The new coronavirus doesn’t just kill by storming lungs and other organs. It also kills by besieging health care systems.

If left to swirl in a community unchecked for a few weeks, the virus can whip up a tsunami of cases that crash

Apple says customers must wait to pick up repairs locked inside its retail stores

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Apple customers who didn’t pick up devices dropped off for repairs within two days of the company closing all of its retail stores will have to wait to pick them up until the stores reopen, an Apple spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider.

When Apple announced on March 14th that it would be closing all retail stores outside China due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company said customers had a two-day window to retrieve any repairs. Apple tried to contact customers via phone and email to tell them they needed to pick up their devices, but any products that didn’t

Coronavirus: Is it too much to ask for an actual plan?

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Enlarge / To call the government’s response to the pandemic unsteady would be an understatement.

In difficult and frightening times, it’s normal for a certain amount of confusion and misinformation to spread. The existence of social media and hyperpartisan “news” outlets undoubtedly exacerbate the problem, but even those are just exaggerated versions of things that have been with us for some time.

But two things make the torrent of coronavirus misinformation distinct. The first one is simple: much of the misinformation starts at the top, where President Donald Trump seems willing to say whatever crosses his mind when he finds

Feds decline to release list of 147 nursing homes stricken by coronavirus

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Two federal agencies, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), have a list of 147 nursing homes where at least one resident has contracted COVID-19. But The Washington Post reports that the agencies are refusing to release this list to the public.

“According to CDC data shared with CMS, 147 nursing homes across 27 states have at least one resident with COVID-19,” the CMS wrote in the sixth paragraph of a Monday press release about increased nursing home inspections. But when the Post asked the CMS for the list, the agency referred

Hold ’em or fold ’em?

Patrick
A note on this Huawei Mate Xs review: I used the Mate Xs for 12 days in Berlin, Germany. It was running Android 10 with the February 2020 security patch. The Mate Xs review unit was provided to Android Authority by Huawei.

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When we first saw the Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X in early 2019, the Mate X’s “outie” form factor is the one I preferred in principle (I wasn’t the only one). It required fewer cameras than the Galaxy Fold, functioned like any other regular phone when closed, and didn’t necessitate a notch. I

New attack on home routers sends users to spoofed sites that push malware

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A recently discovered hack of home and small-office routers is redirecting users to malicious sites that pose as COVID-19 informational resources in an attempt to install malware that steals passwords and cryptocurrency credentials, researchers said on Wednesday.

A post published by security firm Bitdefender said the compromises are hitting Linksys routers, although BleepingComputer, which reported the attack two days ago, said the campaign also targets D-Link devices.

It remains unclear how attackers are compromising the routers. The researchers, citing data collected from Bitdefender security products, suspect that the hackers are guessing passwords used to secure routers’ remote management console

Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company is donating 10 million masks to healthcare workers in the US

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Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted Saturday that the company was donating “millions of masks for health professionals in the US and Europe,” to help combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Cook’s tweet appears to confirm a statement earlier in the day by Vice President Mike Pence.

“The president and I literally heard directly from Apple that they’re donating 2 million industrial masks to this effort around the country and working with our administration to distribute those,” Pence said at a White House press briefing. A later briefing from Pence on March 24th would expand that number to 9 million

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