Galaxy S21 specs leak w/ Snapdragon 875, more

With an earlier launch expected this time around, the leaks have started to pour out around Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S21 series. Today, we’re getting a huge reveal of nearly all of the specs for each Galaxy S21 model, as well as new details about each device.

If you’ll recall last year, Samsung’s enemy in the leaks game was Max Weinbach, who today reports on the next series over at Android Police. In his huge information dump, we get a ton of details about the Galaxy S21 series, starting with a nearly complete list of specs.

According to Weinbach’s sources, the Galaxy S21 series will see a modest, almost expected upgrade over its predecessor. That starts with a Snapdragon 875 or Exynos 2100 chipset depending on region, but apparently, the two chips are “on par” with each other this year, something we couldn’t say on the S20.

All three phones

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Home Office ‘failed to discuss restart of asylum evictions with local authorities’

The Home Office did not discuss the decision to restart asylum evictions with local authorities, it has been revealed, despite concerns about the immediate impact on homelessness and heightened risks of coronavirus transmission.



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Councils were not briefed about the change in policy before it was announced in mid-September, a freedom of information investigation by the Independent online newspaper showed, underlining that all 26 councils that responded said there had been no consultation with ministers.

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The Home Office lifted the ban on asylum evictions, which had been brought in at the start of the pandemic, on 15 September. The change meant the resumption of evictions of refused asylum seekers with “with immediate effect”, putting thousands of people housed in emergency shelter at sudden risk of street homelessness.

Local authorities have criticised ministers

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Schools want to end online classes for struggling kids. COVID-19 cases may send everyone home.

Math teacher Aaron Tomhave found it fairly easy to continue connecting with his students when his district outside of Houston shifted online in March. He’s a tech whiz, and he already had a good relationship with them. 

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But when the Splendora school district returned to in-person instruction in September, Tomhave noticed subtle differences with his new students: When he rolls up on his mechanic’s stool and asks them about their day and their schoolwork, he gets an authentic and immediate response. He knows that would have been harder over email. His students are grasping concepts more readily in person, too.

“There is a big difference between accountability face to face and accountability online,” said Tomhave, who’s been teaching for about 13 years. 

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Hot Property: Lakers legend Derek Fisher lists in Tarzana

Longtime Laker Derek Fisher and his partner, Gloria Govan, are looking to score a deal in the San Fernando Valley. Their Tarzana home has surfaced for sale at $2.5 million, records show.

Fisher, who won five NBA titles with the Lakers, and Govan, who owns the Mexican restaurant chain Gorditos, extensively remodeled the place during their stay. The Mediterranean-style spot now boasts a sleek interior with arched doorways and designer fixtures across 6,566 square feet.

On the main level, a chandelier-topped dining area adjoins a living room under tray ceilings. The chef’s kitchen provides a burst of color with a bright blue tiered island topped by marble.

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Some tips for older workers to weather hard times

The association of old age with decline has a long history. To work or do anything demanding during the traditional retirement years is often considered cute at best and depressing at worst. Economist John Kenneth Galbraith called these reactions the “Still Syndrome.”

“The Still Syndrome is the design by which the young or the less old daily assail the old. ‘Are you still well?’ ‘Are you still working?’ ‘I see that you are still taking exercise.’ ‘Still having a drink?’ As a compulsive literatus I am subject to my own special assault, ‘I see you are still writing.’ ‘Your writing still seems pretty good to me.’ The most dramatic general expression came from a friend I hadn’t seen for some years: ‘I can hardly believe you’re still alive!’ ”

I reread Galbraith’s essay the other day while thinking about the age of key political players during the recent election. President-elect

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Pilot to allow England care home visits ‘too late’ for many families

Families of care home residents have described the launch of a government pilot scheme to increase visits as “too little too late”.

On Friday night, the government announced that family and friends of people living in care homes would receive access to regular testing to allow them to visit their loved ones. The pilot scheme will begin in 20 care homes across Hampshire, Devon and Cornwall on Monday, with plans to expand the policy to other regions by Christmas.

While the move offers long-awaited progress for care home visitation rights, for some families, it has come too late.

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Maureen Abson’s father, a navy veteran with advanced vascular dementia who lived in a care home in Lancashire, died on Wednesday, aged 81. Abson described the pilot scheme as “ridiculous”.

“We didn’t have a pilot scheme

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MPGL models showcase interiors by Romanza Interior Design

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Romanza Interior Design’s expert approach to enhancing living spaces is on full display at Moorings Park Grande Lake, Naples’ newest luxury Life Plan Community. A pair of furnished, luxury residence models featuring grand golf course and lake views display the possibilities for a truly perfect retirement lifestyle.

Romanza designer Luann Powers Gliwski took advantage of the soaring ceilings and light-filled living spaces in the Moorings Park Grande Lake residences to create two distinctive designs.

“We used the foyer spaces to set the tone and preview the palette used throughout the residences,” said Gliwski.

In the Brook model, a 3,905-square-foot residence

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14 Early Black Friday Deals: Tech, Home Gear, and More

It’s deals season. You can smell it in the air, wafting across the land—savings. Or maybe that’s just lingering wildfire smoke and hurricane moisture, I don’t know anymore. What I do know is that this year, Black Friday is looking more like Black November. There are already plenty of full-fledged holiday sales happening. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite early Black Friday deals, along with a list of retailer sales pages if you want to dig through the offerings on your own.

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Awards gala to honor San Diego’s top interior designers, home projects on Dec. 4

The public is invited to tune in on Dec. 4 as the San Diego chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) honors the year’s outstanding projects by top designers, in its virtual Design Excellence Awards and Holiday Gala.

Held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the online event will offer attendees an up-close look at some of San Diego County’s most magnificent interiors and the interior design community, which includes professional interior designers, consultants, artisans, craftspeople and exclusive showrooms.

Awards will be announced in 23 categories, including residential and commercial design, use of lighting and technology, kitchens, baths, sustainable design, product design and more.

“Our virtual awards celebration will be an easy way for the public to get acquainted with the top interior designers working in San Diego County and enjoy a panorama of their award-winning design projects,” said Suzi O’Brien, president of the local ASID chapter.

“The awards

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College Students Home For The Holidays, How To Keep Families Safe From COVID-19 : Shots

College students are preparing to travel home for thanksgiving, but the coronavirus is making things complicated. Epidemiologists say there are things families can to do reduce the risk of infection.
College students are preparing to travel home for thanksgiving, but the coronavirus is making things complicated. Epidemiologists say there are things families can to do reduce the risk of infection.

Sandy Kretschmer imagines her son Henry returning home from college, dropping his bags and then giving her a big hug. But she knows the reality of this homecoming may be a lot different.

I’ll probably have a mask on and he’ll have a mask on when I hug him,” she says.

Henry plans to take a COVID-19 test a few days before he leaves Iowa State University where he’s a junior, and he’ll self-quarantine until he heads home to Chicago.

The Kretschmers are taking these precautions because some family members have underlying conditions that put them at higher risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19. Henry’s father has an auto-immune disease and his 78-year-old grandfather is in hospice care.

Families all across the country are facing a similar dilemma: They want their students home for Thanksgiving, but no one wants the virus to come home with them.

“I want to

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