Lawn chairs and kitchen tables: Ergonomics in the involuntary work-from-home era

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With offices shuttered around the world, many people are experiencing working from home for the first time—or experiencing it in much longer doses than they were used to. Many companies are planning to keep employees working remotely at least part of the time well into 2021. And some are considering making it permanent.

Countless people have had to improvise their work-at-home workspaces. But now that we’re several months in, some of that improvisation may be wearing thin. And one of

Facebook slams Apple’s App Store policies, launches Facebook Gaming on iOS without games

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Facebook is joining Microsoft in condemning Apple’s App Store policies today. The social media company is launching its Facebook Gaming app for iOS — primarily an app used to watch streamers play video games — but has had to remove the app’s mini games feature to pass Apple’s strict App Store approval process. Facebook isn’t happy about the compromise.

“Unfortunately, we had to remove gameplay functionality entirely in order to get Apple’s approval on the standalone Facebook Gaming app — meaning iOS users have an inferior experience to those using Android,” said Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer in a

Redmi 9 review: Value for money or just cheap?

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Xiaomi’s Redmi sub-brand focuses on entry-level and mid-range devices, and the Redmi 9 is the epitome of its quest. The Redmi 9 is aggressively priced at just $160 — give or take a few dollars. That’s seven or eight times less than a leading flagship device. The question is, do you get seven or eight times less of a smartphone? Or — to put it another way — what does $160 buy you and what’s missing?

Find out in the Android Authority Redmi 9 review.

About this Redmi 9 review: I spent a week testing the Redmi 9. The device

The price of ultra-fast charging

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The mid-range smartphone market is flooded with options and standing out can be tough. The Oppo Reno 4 Pro takes an interesting approach. Sure, there are powerful phones, and others that toss more cameras into the mix, but what about fast charging? The Oppo Reno 4 Pro brings rapid 65W charging to the mid-range, and backs it up with a fetching design, decent performance, and yes, a headphone jack.

Is fast charging reason enough to buy the Oppo Reno 4 Pro over more feature-packed alternatives? Let’s find out in the Android Authority Oppo Reno 4 Pro review.

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Microsoft and Samsung need each other now more than ever

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Outside of its hardware announcements, one of the bigger takeaways from yesterday’s Samsung event was its ever-closer relationship with Microsoft. The two companies are partnering together on everything from mobile gaming bundles, to optimizing their apps and integrating their software. They even announced that you’ll soon be able to use and control multiple apps from your Samsung phone directly on your Windows 10 PC, as well as use your Samsung tablet as a secondary display.

It’s not a new partnership, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella even personally appeared at Samsung’s Note 10 event last year. But it’s more important

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