The Capital Letter: Week of October 5

Call me crazy, but I’m not convinced that the latest round of talks on a new stimulus package are going as well as they might be.



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Bloomberg:

President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi questioned each other’s mental faculties, showcasing increasing partisan tensions as Election Day looms.

“The president is, shall we say, in an altered state right now, so I don’t know how to answer for his behavior.,” Pelosi said in an interview on Bloomberg Television Thursday.

The Democratic leader also called Trump’s changing positions this week on whether to let his administration conduct talks on fiscal stimulus “strange.” Trump pulled his team from negotiations Tuesday, prompting Pelosi to suggest to colleagues that day that Trump’s thinking might have been affected by the steroids he’s taken to battle his Covid-19, Bloomberg has reported.

“The disassociation from reality would be funny if it

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Tech Talk: October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and it can help keep you safe – Business – seacoastonline.com

First and foremost, I want to let readers know this will be my final Tech Talk column for Seacoast Media Group. For the last 14 years, I’ve tried to share timely and informative columns about technology that will help businesses and individuals better take advantage of the incredible capabilities that technology provides us all.

Can you imagine navigating the current pandemic without technology? No remote work, no remote learning, no virtual events, no family Zoom or FaceTime. The list goes on and on.

I hope you’ve benefited from what I’ve shared over the years. I appreciate the feedback and questions I’ve received from many of you. I also want to thank the editorial team at Seacoast Media Group, specifically Rick Fabrizio for always keeping me on track and supporting this column. Lastly, I want to thank all of you for reading. It’s been my pleasure to share my passion with

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Top New Video Game Releases On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week — October 4-10, 2020

This week’s episode of New Releases revolves around early access: Baldur’s Gate III is debuting as a work-in-progress, while Foregone is getting its full release. The indie crowd can also check out I Am Dead, while the sports and racing fans can dig into FIFA 21 and Ride 4, respectively. Here are some of the hottest games launching this week!

Foregone — October 5

Available on: PC

It might look like Dead Cells, but this action game features hand-crafted levels, not randomly generated ones. As you explore, you’ll get better and better loot, helping you take down the game’s many enemies and big bosses. Foregone is leaving early access this week for a full release on PC, with console versions arriving on the 13th.

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Baldur’s Gate III — October 6

Available on: PC, Stadia



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Baldur’s Gate 3

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New iPhones expected to be unveiled October 13

Apple confirmed what many analysts had expected: that it would introduce new editions of the iPhone on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at a virtual event.



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“Hi, Speed,” is the title of the invite Apple sent Tuesday to media, but the general public is also invited to watch, beginning at 1 p.m. ET on Apple’s website and YouTube channel.

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The “speed,” refers to the new iPhone models, which are expected to connect to the new, faster, wireless standard of 5G, which is rolling out nationally from AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. While the current 5G in the United States is not considerably

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YouTube and influencer business trends newsletter October 8

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TikTok rival Triller has reported ever-increasing user numbers in the last year, but some former employees are wary of its figures.

My colleague Dan Whateley spoke with six former Triller employees who pointed in particular to an October 2019 press release by the company, which they said gave a monthly active user count that was far above what they were seeing on some internal metrics at the time. 

In the October 2019 release, Triller said it had grown 500% organically year over year to 13 million monthly active users. But a screenshot provided by a former employee from one of Triller’s app-analytics tools, Localytics, showed just 2 million monthly active iOS users and about 484,000 monthly active users on Android devices. It was taken a

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Apple to reveal latest iPhone at virtual event on October 13



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Apple has announced the date of their latest event in which the newest version of the iPhone is expected to be unveiled.

The tech giant’s virtual event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Oct. 13th at 10am PT, according to CNET.

Fans will be able to watch the event, entitled “Hi, Speed,” as it will be livestreamed on Apple’s website and their official YouTube channel.

While there has been much speculation, rumors are that the new device will be called the iPhone 12 and will feature super-fast wireless 5G technology.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games (October 2020)

In October 2020, PlayStation Plus members get another pair of free games with their subscription. Subscribers can claim Vampyr and Need for Speed Payback. These games are yours to keep as long as you’re a part of the PlayStation Plus program.

Developed by Dontnod Entertainment–the studio behind the Life is Strange series–Vampyr is an action-RPG that flew under the radar when it released in 2018. You play as Dr. Jonathan Reid, a man who took a hippocratic oath to help the citizens of London but now finds himself a newly turned vampire. This understandably creates a moral dilemma, and there’s also a widespread influenza outbreak that is threatening the population. Your choices in Vampyr truly matter, altering both the gameplay and the story. It earned a 7/10 in GameSpot’s Vampyr review.

Racing fans can pick up Need for Speed Payback, the 2017 entry in the long-running series developed

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Apple ‘Hi Speed’ iPhone Event Is October 13. Here’s What To Expect

Everything is different in 2020. Instead of one big uber-event in which Apple announces everything from Apple Watches to iPhones to new software, Apple decided to split it up this year.

And now Apple has announced the iPhone Apple event date: October 13.

The title for the event is “Hi Speed,” which probably can only mean one thing: 5G. Faster speed for iPhones, where networks will support it. There will be surprises at the event, even if small ones, but here’s what to expect besides the 5G support.

iPhone 12, of course

Apple will finally unveil the iPhone 12, which will likely come in a mini 5.4” size as well as full-size. Pockets of the world will rejoice as will those who just want a more portable device, and are not fans of the current trend to bigger

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Apple schedules iPhone 12 media event for October 13

Following the September “Time Flies” media event for new Apple Watch and iPad models, Apple today announced an October event called “Hi, Speed” that will focus primarily on new iPhones — the most popular products and biggest revenue generators from the world’s largest tech company. The event will kick off at 10 a.m. Pacific Time on October 13, and once again will use a virtual format with footage streamed from Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California to viewers online.

The stakes are atypically high for Apple this year, as the latest iPhones will be Apple’s first to embrace 5G cellular technology, nearly two years after rivals such as Samsung showed and started to release the earliest 5G devices. During that time, 5G networks have successfully launched all across the world, generally with superior performance outside the uneven United States. Some 5G towers are already delivering transformative-class peak download speeds in the

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Best Android Smartphone Deals – October 2020

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, you’re going to want to spend as little as possible on the new phone. And we’re here to help. These are the best deals on Android smartphones as of right now. This post is going to be continually updated as prices fluctuate.

Obviously, we cannot mention every single phone that runs Android in this post, so we are only mentioning the popular ones and the ones with the best prices.

So without further ado, here are the best smartphone deals as of right now.

Today’s best Android smartphone deals

Today, there are a couple of deals that really stand out. These are the best deals currently available on these models, and they are for new smartphones and not refurbished or used ones.

Galaxy S20 FE – $549 at Best Buy

The Galaxy S20 FE is already $150 off over at Best

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