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Google’s forgettable Pixel 4a / De'Longhi’s life-changing espresso machine

On this episode, we’ve got reviews of an uninspiring phone and a kick-ass coffee maker.

Google Pixel 4a smartphone.
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Episode 37: Google’s forgettable Pixel 4a / De'Longhi’s life-changing espresso machine

Google’s Pixel 4a, a mid-range Android phone, has been widely praised by the tech press. But Input senior reviews editor Ray Wong doesn’t see what the big deal is. In his review of the Pixel 4a, Ray deems the $349 device “forgettable.” He joins us to discuss. And later: Input editor in chief Joshua Topolsky was tired of Kuerig’s K-cup coffee system, which is terrible for the environment and pricey to boot. So he bought a super-automatic espresso machine, the $530 De'Longhi ESAM3300, which he says changed his life. Joshua joins us to talk about his beloved machine.

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