Google confirms orange Pixel 4 with Times Square ad

Image: LousyTX (Reddit)

Google has been steadily revealing information about its new Pixel 4 lineup almost as fast as the leakers. The company just revealed a new orange color for the upcoming device in perhaps the least-subtle way yet: a massive Time Square billboard advertising the upcoming October 15th reveal, spotted by Reddit user LousyTX (via 9to5Google).

Photos of the orange Pixel had already been floating around the internet (of course), but the Times Square ad marks the first official confirmation from Google of the color. It’s not clear whether the new orange color is coming to both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, or if it’ll only be available for one of the sizes of the new lineup. But it couldn’t be any clearer that Google will be releasing at least one…

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Comet visitor from outside our Solar System will wow scientists for months

A composite image of C/2019 Q4 taken by the Gemini Observatory. | Image: Gemini Observatory / NSF / AURA

Astronomers have almost certainly detected a second interstellar comet zooming through our Solar System, but there’s still quite a lot of work to be done to find out more about this alien space rock. In the weeks and months to come, astronomers will continue to observe this visitor with as many ground and space-based telescopes as possible to determine if it is, indeed, interstellar and figure out where it came from.

An amateur astronomer, Gennady Borisov, first spotted this object on August 30th with his own telescope in Crimea. At the time, it wasn’t immediately clear that the object — named C/2019 Q4 — wasn’t from around here. As time has passed and more people looked at this thing, they’ve realized that the path that C/2019 Q4 is on…

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Notion’s powerful note-taking app is now free for students and teachers

Notion, the sleek and sophisticated note-taking app, is going free for the education market. The company said today that teachers and students who sign up with a .edu email address will get a free upgrade to the premium version of the software, which entitles them to unlimited uploads, storage, and version history features. The service has a sleek design, robust feature set, and cross-platform availability — and students or teachers seeking a new online workspace will find it well worth a look.

Notion is a collaborative document editor that will compete in the education market with tools including Evernote, Bear, and Microsoft OneNote. Students can use it to take and share notes in class or to organize their tasks into to-do lists….

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Google Fi launches a more traditional unlimited plan

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Google is announcing a new plan for its MVNO Fi cell service: Unlimited. Like the big four carriers in the US, Google apparently feels the need to use the word “Unlimited” next to its service, whether or not it means what you think it means.

For Google, it means that a single line costs $70 for everything, two are $60 apiece, three are $50 apiece, and you can have four to six at $45 per line. The caveats — and there are always caveats with unlimited plans — is that Google “may optimize” video streaming down to 480p and will also throttle data for any single user that goes over 22GB per month. (You can pay $10 per GB if you want un-throttled data over 22GB.)

Google is also tying its new Unlimited plan to Google One, another service that…

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