The Note: Biden sees masks as symbol and substance in drawing contrast with Trump

The TAKE with Rick Klein

Trump wore a mask Monday in leaving Walter Reed for the White House — but it didn’t stay on long. By the end of another extraordinary night, with an infected president urging people not to let COVID-19 “dominate” their lives, it may as well have never been on.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is calling that out, as he pleads for science over showmanship with a month to go before Election Day.

“Anybody who contracts the virus by essentially saying masks don’t matter, social distancing doesn’t matter, I think is responsible for what happens to them,” Biden said in Monday night’s NBC town hall. “What is this macho thing — ‘I’m not going to wear a mask?’ What’s the deal here? Big deal!”

PHOTO: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a campaign stop at Jose Marti Gym in Miami, Oct. 5, 2020.


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TSX Ends On Positive Note As Technology Stocks Rise

(RTTNews) – The Canadian stock market ended on a positive note on Thursday, led by strong gains in the technology section.

Real estate and consumer discretionary shares were among the other prominent gainers. A few stocks from the materials section moved higher.

Energy stocks tumbled as crude oil prices fell on concerns about energy demand outlook. Financial, industrial and healthcare stocks were mostly subdued.

Despite concerns about the pace of economic recovery due to the continued rise in coronavirus cases across the world, the market managed to edge higher.

The benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index ended with a gain of 63.16 points or 0.39% at 16,184.54, after scaling a low of 16,117.25 and a high of 16,228.45 intraday.

The Capped Information Technology index climbed 2.31%. Constellation Software (CSU.TO) gained about 3.5%, Shopify Inc. (SHOP.TO) gained 2.9%, Kinaxis Inc. (KXS.TO) and Absolute Software Corp (ABT.TO) both gained about 2.4%, Enghouse Systems (ENGH.TO)

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How Galaxy Note 20’s massive camera compares to iPhone 11’s

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra’s camera is a huge part of the phone — literally and figuratively. With a 5x optical zoom , 108-megapixel sensor and 8K recording, it’s no surprise that Samsung is looking to win over photographers and videographers alike. But how does it compare to the iPhone 11 Pro Max? Though it came out last year, the iPhone is still one of the best phones for photos and video recording.

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To see which of the two had the best camera , I tested both phones when it came to zooming, low-light pictures, video and more. The phones are working with similar hardware — both have three rear cameras with an ultra-wide, regular wide and telephoto lens. And while some categories look to have a clear winner (the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, for example, immediately has the zooming advantage with its 5x optical zoom

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 review: Overpriced and underbaked

Samsung’s premium smartphone strategy is in flux. Between its ever-expanding foldable phone portfolio and obscenely specced devices under the “Ultra” branding, it’s easy to forget about the Galaxy Note family and in particular 2020’s standard Note model — the Galaxy Note 20.

2019 marked the first year where Samsung offered two Note series phones at the same time. Rather than settle into a pattern, the South Korean giant has switched things up again in 2020. We’ve already reviewed the Note 20 Ultra — a monstrous phone with a monstrous price tag – which usurped the short-lived Note “Plus” line. But where does that leave the non-Ultra model, the Galaxy Note 20?

The Galaxy Note 10 changed the identity of the vanilla Note lineage, offering what some considered to be a watered-down take on the Note formula. However, if the Note 10 was a confusing smartphone, the Galaxy Note 20 is

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Yup, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra’s camera took all of these stunning landscape photos


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The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a lot to shout about: a massive screen, its handy S Pen stylus, 5G connectivity and an attractive design. That all makes it a great phone for high-flying business types, but how does it fare on a rugged photography adventure on a remote island? To find out, I took it to the stunning Isle of Mull off the west coast of Scotland, and found that the Note is more than just a business tool. 

Here’s what I liked. 

Awesome 5x zoom

It’s a given that the Note 20 should be able to take cracking photos in its standard zoom mode. And it does — they’re bright and vibrant and packed with detail. But it’s the zoom skills that I really loved on my trip. The 5x optical zoom let me get wildly different compositions in my images that are simply out of

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