Day: July 8, 2020

How to use the Android 10 Google Pixel Styles feature

Android 10 on the Google Pixel phone includes a feature that allows you to customize the style of the UI. Learn how to use this tool that could end up being available on all Android 11 phones.

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Although Android 11 is on the horizon, Android 10 still has plenty of features to hold your interest. In fact, given how slowly Android rolls out, chances are good your device is still on Android 8 or 9, so everything in 10 is news to you.

That being said, I thought I’d introduce you to a feature found specifically in Google Pixel phones running Android 10 that allows you to customize the UI. This feature (or a portion of this feature) used to only be available through the Developer Options, but in Android 10 it became a part of the standard feature set.

What Styles allows you to do is

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Panasonic CEO Says Tesla’s Elon Musk a ‘Genius’ Who Can Be ‘Overly Optimistic’

Tesla’s Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk is “a genius who defies common sense and can be overly optimistic,” Panasonic’s CEO said on Tuesday, as the Japanese firm cautiously moves to expand a battery partnership with the US carmaker.

“I believe only geniuses can hold onto big visions, and a genius I know is Elon Musk,” Kazuhiro Tsuga said at an event for young entrepreneurs.

The remarks on Musk come as Panasonic and Tesla are in talks to expand their joint battery plant in Nevada after production troubles and delays at Tesla strained their partnership over the past few years.

With excessive optimism, a genius like Musk can ignore what is inconvenient and run straight ahead towards his vision, Tsuga said at the event. “Compared to that vision, most things don’t really matter.”

“I can never imitate him,” he said, adding it is probably safe for everyone not to do

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