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Google’s next-generation Pixel 5 was just confirmed

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In all of its smartphone-making history, Google hasn’t been able to keep any of its Nexus or Pixel devices secret. We’ve known everything there was to know about the company’s smartphones months ahead of their launches each year. Complete Pixel 3 reviews were out well before the phone was even unveiled, and some stores in Asia even had overpriced Pixel 3 units on sale ahead of the device’s release. The Pixel 4 was an even bigger disaster when it comes to rumors, as Google tried to stay ahead of leaks last year by announcing some of the new features coming to the phone, but Google only helped confirm every single rumor that followed. The Pixel 5 is next, and things aren’t looking good for the handset either. Just a few days ago, we saw the first Pixel 5 render. Now, it turns out that Google has already confirmed the next-generation Pixel phone in public.

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It’s common for any smartphone vendor to test prototypes of their upcoming smartphones several months ahead of launch, but those tests are usually shrouded in secrecy. That’s not the case for the Pixel 5, as a Googler just used the phone’s name in a thread over on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

The tester made this comment (via 9to5Google) that clearly identifies the Pixel 5 by its commercial name:

Bounds sanitizer in arch/arm64/kernel/cpufeature.c makes image unbootable for Pixel 4 at 4.14 kernel. I didn’t have a chance to test it on Pixel 5 with 4.19, and preemptively disabling UBSan there now to ensure bootability.

The new Pixel 5 name-drop in AOSP comes about two months earlier than it did last year, which shows that Google is still struggling to keep leaks in check. The AOSP is a highly-scrutinized site, as plenty of people check it out regularly, hunting for details about Google’s upcoming products. In this instance, little information is of note beyond the Pixel 5 references. The comment does say that the underlying Linux kernel version for Android on the Pixel 5 will be 4.19.

Google’s next official Pixel announcement should come at I/O 2020 a few months from now, where Google is expected to unveil the Pixel 4a series, a phone that will feature Google’s most exciting smartphone design to date, according to a few recent leaks. The Pixel 5 line isn’t expected to hit stores until October, which is usually the month when Google’s hardware events take place each year.

Source: https://bgr.com/2020/02/18/pixel-5-release-date-google-already-testing-2020-flagships/

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Huawei’s first OLED TV is incoming, will have a 65″ panel and 14 under-display speakers

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Huawei has been teasing a new smart TV and recent posters have filled in many of the blanks. The Huawei Smart TV X65 will have a 65” OLED panel- making this the company’s first OLED TV.

A 24MP pop-up camera will be mounted above the display. There will be an ambient sensor that will be used to adjust the screen image for more natural colors. The TV will run Huawei’s in-house Hongmeng OS, of course.

Richard Yu teased that the TV will support a new means of control, some speculate that this means a gesture control similar to the what the Huawei P40 phones have. It may even do eye and pose tracking using a Huawei NPU.

Teaser posters for the Huawei Smart TV X65
Teaser posters for the Huawei Smart TV X65

 
Teaser posters for the Huawei Smart TV X65

The TV will have 14 speakers located under the screen. A calibration process will feel out the soundscape in your room and create a profile for surround sound audio.

The full reveal of the Huawei Smart TV X65 is expected this Wednesday so stay tuned for pricing and availability info.

Source: https://www.gsmarena.com/huaweis_first_oled_tv_is_incoming_will_have_a_65_panel_and_14_underdisplay_speakers-news-42472.php

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GLASSDOOR JUST NAMED THE TOP 100 CEOS (AND THE RESULTS MIGHT SURPRISE YOU)

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Glassdoor just announced the results of its 2017 Employees’ Choice Awards for the highest-rated CEOs leading companies with 1,000 or more employees in North America and parts of Europe. The results are based on the anonymous feedback of employees who complete a company review of their CEO’s leadership.

While some of the CEOs are household names (everyone’s heard of Elon Musk, No. 8, and Mark Zuckerberg, No. 10), many of the CEOs are relatively unknown to the general public. Regardless, each has earned a spot on the Glassdoor list.

Here, then, are the top-100 CEOs for 2017. Is yours on the list?

1. The Clorox Company
Benno Dorer​

CEO Approval Rating: 99%

2. World Wide Technology
Jim Kavanaugh

CEO Approval Rating: 99%

3. Boston Scientific
Michael F. Mahoney

CEO Approval Rating: 99%

4. Memorial Sloan Kettering
Craig B. Thompson

CEO Approval Rating: 99%

5. Fast Enterprises
Martin Rankin

CEO Approval Rating: 99%

6. Nvidia
Jen-Hsun Huang

CEO Approval Rating: 99%

7. Bain & Company
Bob Bechek

CEO Approval Rating: 98%

8. SpaceX
Elon Musk

CEO Approval Rating: 98%

9. HubSpot
Brian Halligan

CEO Approval Rating: 98%

10. Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg

CEO Approval Rating: 98%

11. Paylocity
Steve Beauchamp

CEO Approval Rating: 98%

12. McKinsey & Company
Dominic Barton

CEO Approval Rating: 97%

13. Intuit
Brad Smith

CEO Approval Rating: 97%

14. Power Home Remodeling
Corey Schiller & Asher Raphael

CEO Approval Rating: 97%

15. Salesforce
Marc Benioff

CEO Approval Rating: 97%

16. H E B
Charles C. Butt

CEO Approval Rating: 97%

17. Google
Sundar Pichai

CEO Approval Rating: 96%

18. United Airlines
Oscar Munoz

CEO Approval Rating: 96%

19. Adobe
Shantanu Narayen

CEO Approval Rating: 96%

20. T-Mobile
John Legere

CEO Approval Rating: 96%

21. Enterprise Holdings
Pamela M. (Pam) Nicholson

CEO Approval Rating: 96%

22. NBCUniversal
Stephen B. Burke

CEO Approval Rating: 96%

23. CDW
Thomas E. Richards

CEO Approval Rating: 96%

24. SAP
Bill McDermott

CEO Approval Rating: 96%

25. Morrison Healthcare
Tim Pierce

CEO Approval Rating: 96%

26. Bloomberg L.P.
Michael R. Bloomberg

CEO Approval Rating: 95%

27. Nestlé Purina
Joseph R. Sivewright

CEO Approval Rating: 95%

28. QuikTrip
Chet Cadieux III

CEO Approval Rating: 95%

29. Microsoft
Satya Nadella

CEO Approval Rating: 95%

30. Johnson & Johnson
Alex Gorsky

CEO Approval Rating: 95%

31. Juniper Networks
Rami Rahim

CEO Approval Rating: 95%

32. Yardi Systems
Anant Yardi

CEO Approval Rating: 94%

33. Capital One
Richard D. Fairbank

CEO Approval Rating: 94%

34. Cheesecake Factory
David Overton

CEO Approval Rating: 94%

35. LinkedIn
Jeff Weiner

CEO Approval Rating: 94%

36. In-N-Out Burger
Lynsi Snyder

CEO Approval Rating: 94%

37. Chick-fil-A
Dan T. Cathy

CEO Approval Rating: 94%

38. Square
Jack Dorse
y
CEO Approval Rating: 94%

39. Expedia
Dara Khosrowshahi

CEO Approval Rating: 94%

40. Deloitte
Cathy Engelbert

CEO Approval Rating: 94%

41. Republic Services
Donald W. (Don) Slager

CEO Approval Rating: 94%

42. Slalom Consulting
Brad Jackson

CEO Approval Rating: 93%

43. Accenture
Pierre Nanterme

CEO Approval Rating: 93%

44. Ryan LLC
G. Brint Ryan

CEO Approval Rating: 93%

45. Sephora
Calvin McDonald

CEO Approval Rating: 93%

46. Paychex
Martin Mucci

CEO Approval Rating: 93%

47. Travelers
Alan D. Schnitzer

CEO Approval Rating: 93%

48. Zillow
Spencer Rascoff

CEO Approval Rating: 93%

49. Hilton
Christopher Nassetta

CEO Approval Rating: 93%

50. Monsanto Company
Hugh Grant

CEO Approval Rating: 93%

51. Texas Instruments
Rich Templeton

CEO Approval Rating: 93%

52. Nike
Mark G. Parker

CEO Approval Rating: 93%

53. Apple
Tim Cook

CEO Approval Rating: 93%

54. Kronos Incorporated
Aron J. Ain

CEO Approval Rating: 93%

55. Delta Air Lines
Ed Bastian

CEO Approval Rating: 93%

56. CBRE
Robert E. Sulentic

CEO Approval Rating: 92%

57. Stryker
Kevin A. Lobo

CEO Approval Rating: 92%

58. Ikea
Peter Agnefjall

CEO Approval Rating: 92%

59. Fannie Mae
Tim Mayopoulos

CEO Approval Rating: 92%

60. John Deere
Samuel Allen

CEO Approval Rating: 92%

61. Topgolf
Ken May

CEO Approval Rating: 92%

62. AbbVie
Richard A. Gonzalez

CEO Approval Rating: 92%

63. TD
Bharat Masrani

CEO Approval Rating: 92%

64. Bayada Home Health Care
J. Mark Baiada

CEO Approval Rating: 92%

65. General Motors
Mary Barra

CEO Approval Rating: 91%

66. Booz Allen Hamilton
Horacio D. Rozanski

CEO Approval Rating: 91%

67. Northwell Health
Michael J. Dowling

CEO Approval Rating: 91%

68. Kaiser Permanente
Bernard J. Tyson

CEO Approval Rating: 91%

69. Discover
David W. Nelms

CEO Approval Rating: 91%

70. EY
Mark Weinberger

CEO Approval Rating: 91%

71. BASF Corporation
Wayne T. Smith

CEO Approval Rating: 91%

72. Sport Clips
Gordon B. Logan

CEO Approval Rating: 91%

73. Fidelity Investments
Abby Johnson

CEO Approval Rating: 91%

74. Goldman Sachs
Lloyd C. Blankfein

CEO Approval Rating: 90%

75. Prudential
John R. Strangfeld

CEO Approval Rating: 90%

76. Procter & Gamble
David S. Taylor

CEO Approval Rating: 90%

77. Best Buy
Hubert Joly

CEO Approval Rating: 90%

78. Raytheon
Thomas A. Kennedy

CEO Approval Rating: 90%

79. Cardinal Health
George S. Barrett

CEO Approval Rating: 90%

80. Greystar
Bob Faith

CEO Approval Rating: 90%

81. Northern Trust
Rick Waddell

CEO Approval Rating: 90%

82. BlackRock
Laurence D. Fink

CEO Approval Rating: 90%

83. VMware
Pat Gelsinger

CEO Approval Rating: 90%

84. JetBlue
Robin Hayes

CEO Approval Rating: 90%

85. J.P. Morgan
Jamie Dimon

CEO Approval Rating: 89%

86. REI
Jerry Stritzke

CEO Approval Rating: 89%

87. eBay
Devin Wenig

CEO Approval Rating: 89%

88. Costco Wholesale
Craig Jelinek

CEO Approval Rating: 89%

89. Northrop Grumman
Wesley G. Bush

CEO Approval Rating: 89%

90. Northwestern Mutual
John E. Schlifske

CEO Approval Rating: 89%

91. Rockwell Collins
Kelly Ortberg

CEO Approval Rating: 89%

92. Cox Communications
Pat Esser

CEO Approval Rating: 89%

93. Progressive Insurance
Tricia Griffith

CEO Approval Rating: 89%

94. Gartner
Gene Hall

CEO Approval Rating: 89%

95. SAIC
Anthony Moraco

CEO Approval Rating: 89%

96. Southwest Airlines
Gary C. Kelly

CEO Approval Rating: 89%

97. UniFirst
Ronald D. Croatti

CEO Approval Rating: 89%

98. Nordstrom
Blake W. Nordstrom

CEO Approval Rating: 89%

99. Lockheed Martin
Marillyn Hewson

CEO Approval Rating: 89%

100. Stitch Fix
Katrina Lake
CEO Approval Rating: 89%

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WEIGHTLIFTING TAKES A LOAD OFF A CEO’S MIND

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Strength Training Gives Chris Mittelstaedt of the Fruit Guys ‘an Important Mental Oasis’

For Chris Mittelstaedt, lifting weights is a lot like selling fruit. Growing his business and learning to hoist hundreds of pounds both require patience and strategy to see results, he says.

Heavy weightlifting is the workout of choice for the 45-year-old chief executive of the FruitGuys, which stocks company break rooms nationwide with fresh fruit. When Mr. Mittelstaedt started weight training about 10 years ago, he could barely bench-press two 35 pound dumbbells. Now the former college rugby player bench-presses almost double his 165-pound body weight, he says. Working with a trainer, he spent the past two years increasing the weight he bench-presses from 225 pounds to 315.

The FruitGuys started delivering fruit in 1998 to about a dozen companies from a handful of farms. The San Francisco company now delivers to about 6,000 companies from some 400 farms across the U.S.

Mr. Mittelstaedt lifted weights in college to get in shape for rugby. Shoulder pain, made worse by carting fruit boxes in the early days of the company, meant he needed a routine that would help him recover from the injury and prevent further problems.

It wasn’t until he met trainer Philip Leung about 10 years ago that he developed a consistent strength regimen. Mr. Leung helped him rebuild his strength while focusing on his form. For instance Mr. Leung taught him to relax his shoulders during pull-ups and not bend his elbows past a 90-degree angle when bench-pressing 135 pounds or more.

Weightlifting gives Mr. Mittelstaedt, who has a 16-year-old son and 14-year-old twin daughters, “an important mental oasis,” he says. “There’s something incredibly clarifying about trying to lift 315 pounds and knowing there’s only one thing you can think about: Lifting 315 pounds so you don’t drop it on your head.”

The Workout

Mr. Mittelstaedt lifts weights twice a week, once at the Bay Club San Francisco and once on Thursdays with Mr. Leung at Synergy Fitness Studio in the city’s Marina District.

On Sundays, he does a “lighter” lifting session. After stretches, he does bench-presses, starting with 95 pounds and building up to 225, at 10 reps each. This warm-up includes shoulder raises with 20 pound dumbbells and lunges to get his legs moving.

Then there are several more rounds of bench-presses, with repetitions at up to 260 pounds and a “drop set” where he gradually decreases the weight to 135 pounds. “By the time I get to that fourth set, 135 pounds feels like an elephant on my chest,” he says.

Between and after the bench-pressing spurts, there is more shoulder and back work with heavier weights than in his warm-up.

To work his core, he uses a kettlebell, which he swings between his legs and switches hands in a figure eight motion. Rounding out his session are triceps exercises and, while standing on a balance board, biceps curls with 35 pound dumbbells. He reduces the weight as he does more sets.

On Thursdays with Mr. Leung, he does a similar workout, but the weights are heavier. On those days, his main goal is four sets of 10 reps at a maximum of 315 pounds.

He rests on Monday and tries to get in a cardio session on the treadmill or elliptical machine for about 45 minutes in the days before his Thursday workout.

Mr. Mittelstaedt usually starts his day with an apple because it’s light and gives him quick energy, he says. Lunch is a salad and family dinners often involve simple Italian cooking: roasted chicken, homemade sauces and lots of vegetables.

After lifting, he satisfies protein cravings with a soy-based shake or scrambled eggs with olive oil.

The Gear

He wears basketball shorts and usually a Nike, Under Armour or American Apparel T-shirt with Asics running shoes. His weightlifting gloves cost about $20 on bodybuilding.com. His sessions with Mr. Leung are $100 each, and a family membership at the Bay Club is about $300 a month.

The Playlist

“When I was younger,” he says, “music would pump me up.” But now he can’t perform as well if he’s distracted, so he usually leaves the headphones at home. “I remove the emotional piece and focus on the form,” he says.

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