Pixel 5 pricing leak, OnePlus 8T/Xiaomi Mi 10T launch date, and more tech news

Your tech news digest, by way of the DGiT Daily tech newsletter, for Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1. Google Pixel 5 pricing

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Leaks for the Google Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 are coming in thick and fast now, with the reveal event a week away tomorrow.

  • Yesterday saw information from telco listings revealing the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G will have 128GB of storage.
  • And today’s leak adds colors — the Pixel 4a 5G will be available in black and white, while the Pixel 5 will be offered in black and green colors.

But more important is pricing, and European sticker prices may have just surfaced via reliable journalist Roland Quandt.

  • So, we already know that Google announced pricing for its 5G smartphones starting from €499 in Europe and $499 in the US.
  • Quandt confirmed this: the Google Pixel 4a 5G will debut in Europe for €499.
  • But what
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Tesla’s Next Gen Battery Tech Still Two Years Away

Battery Day

Tonight, Tesla is holding a splashy investor event called “Battery Day” — where, CEO Elon Musk has publicly hinted, it will show off its latest battery tech.

All eyes will be on Tesla at what CNN is calling a “big event for investors.” To anticipate the massive amounts of hype surrounding the event — and to likely manage expectations — Musk took to Twitter early this morning to clarify something important: the tech debuting tonight won’t make it into production vehicles for another two years.

“Important note about Tesla Battery Day unveil tomorrow,” he wrote. “This affects long-term production, especially Semi, Cybertruck & Roadster, but what we announce will not reach serious high-volume production until 2022.”

Predicting Shortages

Musk also revealed that his EV company intends to “increase, not reduce” battery cell orders from manufacturers including Panasonic and LG. Even with those orders, though, Musk predicts that

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A long-term battle: The tech industry’s role in combatting climate change

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Image: Intel

As the world continues to make attempts at urgently containing the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an even more dire issue that needs to be addressed: Climate change.

New research, published in last month’s edition of the journal Communications Earth and Environment, found that in 2019, Greenland’s ice sheet lost an annual record of 532 billion tonnes of ice. For perspective, between 2003 and 2016, Greenland’s ice sheet lost on average about 255 billion tonnes of ice each year.

Further evidence of climate change worsening was seen last week when a large chunk of Greenland’s ice cap, estimated to be 110 square kilometres in size, broke off in the far north-east Arctic, the Associated Press reported.

But climate change is no longer a conversation only had among environmental activists. Technology companies and their leaders are getting involved too, with many joining the fight.

This year alone there have

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Dice Celebrates 30th Anniversary and Innovative Tech Advancements | News

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — DHI Group, Inc. (DHX) announced today that Dice, its leading career hub for technology professionals, is celebrating its 30-year anniversary. For three decades, Dice has been a leader in the technology career field and continues to drive innovation with the goal of making the recruitment experience as frictionless as possible for technologists and employers.

In its 30th year, Dice has launched a series of important innovations to help technologists further their careers and employers hire the quality professionals they need. “When Dice started in 1990, the total population of those in computer systems design in the United States stood around 413,000. That same subset of tech has more than 2.2M technologists today. With a total of 12M technologists across tech fields in the US in 2020, the growth of the industry is palpable. In the last 12 months, Dice surfaced over

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