2 reports offer mixed signals for US technology jobs in September

CompTIA’s tracker shows overall gains but IT-related job losses. BLS shows a second consecutive month of growth.

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A new jobs’ report shows a mix of good and not-so-good news in the IT sector, with employment gains and disappointing news in IT occupation job losses, according to analysis by the nonprofit association for the global technology industry CompTIA, in its IT Employment Tracker for October.

This was confirmed by the monthly data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which noted that recovery from the COVID-19 crisis remains both unpredictable and uncertain. While many

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Pixel 4A 5G is the unusual $500 phone that gives you 5G without skimping on the camera

The $499 Pixel 4A 5G has the same cameras as its $699 Pixel 5 sibling. 

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In a world where nearly every handset maker is selling a 5G phone, Google did something unusual: It made a less expensive 5G device that doesn’t compromise on the features consumers care about the most — especially the camera. The company’s new $499 Pixel 4A 5G packs in the same superfast 5G connectivity as Google’s new $699 Pixel 5 flagship, as well as the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor, 128GB of storage and a fingerprint sensor on the back.

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Infinix Hot 10 With Quad Rear Cameras, Dual Selfie Flash Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Infinix Hot 10 has been launched as the successor to the Infinix Hot 9 that debuted in late May. The new smartphone comes with a hole-punch display design and features dual selfie flashlights at front. The Infinix Hot 10 also comes with a 91.5 percent screen-to-body ratio as well as DTS-HD Surround Sound. Additionally, the phone comes with a Power Marathon technology that is touted to keep it operational even after heavy usage and deliver 25 percent of additional battery life. The Infinix Hot 10 also flaunts four distinct colour options.

Infinix Hot 10 price in India

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Google Maps is more than just driving directions. 5 clever tricks to start using today

Wherever you’re headed, Google Maps can give you a snapshot of what you’ll find when you get there, from real-time crowd numbers to menus, prices and contact information.

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I seldom use Google Maps to actually get directions, but I open the app almost every day for other reasons that might not be so obvious. Truth is, Google Maps is useful for a lot more than just showing you how to get from Point A to Point B. Beneath all those Christmas-colored traffic patterns and high-res satellite images hides a powerful search tool that offers crowdsourced real-time data on

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