The recently announced $670 OnePlus 7 Pro is available to buy now, but it's the priciest OnePlus phone to date.The OnePlus 6T is still a fantastic smartphone that costs $120 less than the OnePlus 7 Pro.Keep the price difference between the two phones in mind when you consider what the OnePlus 7 Pro has compared to the OnePlus 6T.The OnePlus 6T runs on an older chip than the OnePlus 7 Pro — the Snapdragon 845 versus the Snapdragon 855, respectively.The older Snapdragon 845 from 2018 is still a workhorse.Coupled with OnePlus' lightweight Oxygen OS interface that runs on top of Android, and the fact that the OnePlus 6T comes with 8 GB of RAM, the OnePlus 6T is still an extremely capable smartphone.
If you've got yourself a Google Nest Hub, a Lenovo Smart Display, or anything else running Google's own Smart Display UI, you should see some visual changes and tweaks in the near future.Google just pushed out an update for the interface that makes more use of the ambient display that's on while the display is idle – the clock face or wallpaper becomes a blurred background as soon as you start interacting with it.As 9to5Google reports, the dedicated weather forecast has been removed as well (leaving just an icon and a temperature reading), and the time and date style has been tweaked and repositioned.Part of the reasoning behind the change is preparing the ground for the Nest Hub Max, and making room for the Duo call reminders coming with the Face Match ID technology (something that's not available on the Nest Hub).These updates to the interface on Google's smart displays come a couple of weeks after the company demoed a host of improvements to its products at Google IO 2019.As well as introducing the Nest Hub Max, Google also gave a sneak preview of the next-gen Google Assistant – able to process information faster, with a smaller footprint on devices, and getting smarter all the time.
A common misconception: “Internet security isn’t important, I’ve got nothing to hide anyway.” Your conversations may be trivial for now, but you never know when you and your friends or colleagues discuss matters that could be of value to someone else who shouldn’t be eavesdropping.From top-secret agendas like the Russian probe and Cambridge Analytica, to marketing uses that bring you targeted advertisements.From rants about work to things we want to buy.Here’s how it works to keep your messages secure:Two keys are generated when you boot the messaging app: a private key and a public key.The private one is exclusive to your phone, while the public key is available to anyone you message.
In 2012, America was halfway through President Obama's time in office.The first Avengers movie came out, and Hunger Games premiered.Hope was high, and Reddit—the Web's "front page"—was where anyone with a cute pet could get thousands of upvotes.Then, in September of that year, Bryan Bundesen posted a picture of his sister Tabatha's cat, Tardar Sauce, an 11-month old tabby with feline dwarfism that perpetually looked annoyed.Memes weren't yet weapons of mass disruption (at least not on the scale that they came to be in 2016) and we still knew what a troll was.Now, Grumpy Cat is dead—the feline's owners announced her passing today on Twitter—and with her goes an era in which the Internet was more a place of joy than hate, uplift rather than harassment.
Last month, CNET editor Jessica Dolcourt traveled to Chicago to experience first-hand what the carrier's new 5G network was like.In April, Sprint and AT reached a settlement after Sprint sued AT for displaying "5G E" connectivity on some of its phones, including iPhones.Despite all these legal issues, that doesn't mean Apple is totally ignoring 5G.As mentioned before, some iPhone models on AT are displaying the misleading "5G E" symbol on its network.Priced at $1,300 and originally unveiled during Unpacked, it has a 6.7-inch display, four rear cameras and the ability to wirelessly charge other devices.Interested buyers will have to be on Verizon's Above or Beyond unlimited plans to access 5G on phones.
You’ve probably seen it all over your social media timelines and stories this week — friends using Snapchat’s new gender-bending filter to create uncanny and slightly creepy versions of themselves as men, women, and babies.— Aaron Aberasturi C. (@AberasturiAaron) May 12, 2019So, I did this Snapchat gender swap filter that everyone is talking about.This is what I got!!!Yeah, I’m happy to be a man GetUpDC pic.twitter.com/jo6Jp1ayu3— Michael Quander WUSA (@MikeQReports)
It hovers just above her palm, wings beating rapidly to keep it airborne, but otherwise remaining perfectly stationary.While it currently has to be tethered to the ground to provide power and stability, the team responsible for creating it is excited that they may have finally cracked one of the natural world’s most unusual modes of flying.“[The] hummingbird is a unique species whose size is in between insects and other birds,” Deng told Digital Trends.Hummingbirds can do both, and their stable and agile flight makes them nature’s little flying wonders.It does what engineers often refer to as “reverse-engineering,” meaning to take an existing product apart to see how it works and how it can be recreated.Only in this case it’s not about disassembling a smartphone or other gadget developed by a rival manufacturer and figuring out how to replicate its functionality.
“I had these hang-ups and I always used to cry," Peter Crouch said of his body image struggles.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
Prince Harry won a legal dispute with Splash News, a photo agency which used a helicopter to take pictures inside his home.This is an unexpected application of data law, which is more commonly thought of as governing large online databases and spammy mailing lists.It opens a new avenue in the royal family's never-ending struggle to keep parts of their lives out of the public eye.Prince Harry this week notched another victory in the royal family's long-running battle with paparazzi photographers, securing a "substantial payout" from an agency which used a helicopter to take pictures inside a house he was renting.Potentially even more interesting than that is the way in which he won his battle — basing a legal case partly on a sweeping new European data law that is less than a year old.According to a statement delivered to London's High Court on Thursday, in which the paparazzi agency Splash News apologized to Harry, also known as the Duke of Sussex (emphasis ours):
Charlie Brown and Snoopy go to the MoonPart One Today marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 10, the mission that would do pretty much everything except land on the Moon.Flushed with success following Apollo 9's shakedown of the Lunar Module in Earth orbit (despite a poorly astronaut for much of the trip), NASA pressed ahead with the first mission to send the complete Apollo stack – Command and Service Module (CSM) and Lunar Module (LM) – into orbit around the Moon and take the LM out for a jaunt.Unlike Apollo 9, Apollo 10 was made up entirely of veteran astronauts, all of whom had spent time squeezed into the cramped confines of the Gemini capsule.With nothing with which to dock, NASA ended up launching 6A on 15 December 1965 to rendezvous with the Gemini 7 of Frank Borman and Jim Lovell, who had been "enjoying" a lengthy spell in their capsule following a 4 December launch into orbit.Stafford later commented that had Schirra done so, the pure oxygen atmosphere would have sent the 'nauts out like "two Roman candles".
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Let’s test out how much you really know about Android, the most popular mobile operating system in the world.This quiz contains 10 statements that revolve around the history of Android, its features, and much more.Your job is to figure out whether each statement is true or false.Think you know enough about the OS to get a good score?Press the Start button below and show us what you got — and don’t forget to share your result on social media and challenge your friends to try and beat it.Note: If you don’t see a Start button, click here.
Walmart has launched a corker of a sale on a 65-inch Vizio 4K TV that’s perfect for aspiring cord cutters and satellite fans alike.That’s why Walmart is offering customers the option to split the cost over 12 months, with some interest tacked on.The payment plan pencils out to $98 per month.There’s no better TV on the market for cord-cutting than a Vizio.That’s because its products come equipped with the firm’s best-in-class WatchFree service — a free resource that houses more than a hundred live channels, such as Action Movies and Fox Sports.If you aren’t looking to cut the cord, there are plenty of connections for hooking up set-top boxes, Blu-Ray players, and games consoles, including five HDMI and two USB ports.
On the latest episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler welcomes Nicole Raney, managing editor of The Manual, to discuss the top tech topics of the day, including a Microsoft/Sony cloud gaming collaboration, a look a the Galaxy S10 5G, the foldable Motorola Razr, and spectacular news for those who want to get punched in the face by a robot.Mobile Editor Julian Chokkatuu joins us from New York to talk with Leilei Shinohara, vice president of research and development for RoboSense, to discuss the role of LiDAR technologies in autonomous vehicles.Chokkatuu then welcomes Kyle Kiang, general manager of OnePlus North America, to discuss the company’s latest flagship phone, the OnePlus 7 Pro.Ken Yeung, technology editor at Flipboard, joins the show for another installment of Tech Briefs, where we review what happened this week in tech.Nibler then chats with Alex Yang, co-founder and chief operating officer at Tuya Smart, a company that licenses the A.I.tech for many smart devices on the Internet of Things.
In the Chinese science fiction film The Wandering Earth, recently released on Netflix, humanity attempts to change the Earth’s orbit using enormous thrusters in order to escape the expanding sun – and prevent a collision with Jupiter.A more immediate threat is a global warming apocalypse.Moving the Earth to a wider orbit could be a solution – and it is possible in theory.But how could we go about it and what are the engineering challenges?We have been devising techniques to move small bodies – asteroids – from their orbit for many years, mainly to protect our planet from impacts.Some are based on an impulsive, and often destructive, action: a nuclear blast near or on the surface of the asteroid, or a “kinetic impactor”, for example a spacecraft colliding with the asteroid at high velocity.
At Google I/O 2019, Google announced it was renaming the Google Home Hub smart display to be the Google Nest Hub while also combining the two brands into a presumably more harmonious single entity.Now Google wants Nest users to better understand what’s happening.And yesterday, Google posted another blog further clarifying what’s going with its big smart home migration, so here’s a quick rundown of what Nest owners should know before their devices stop getting new features.So what’s going on with Nest accounts?This also holds true for any Nest devices reliant on the Works with Nest support in order to talk with other smart home devices outside of the Google/Nest ecosystem like an Amazon Echo.However, starting August 31st, 2019, Google will stop accepting new Works with Nest connections, which means if you haven’t tried to set up cross-platform smart home integration by then, you may be temporarily out of luck.
Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online.Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective.The OnePlus 7 Pro features top-tier specs at an affordable price, like previous OnePlus devices, though it is a bit more expensive than earlier versions.The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and up to 12GB of RAM, plus, it has a massive 6.67-inch screen with a full edge-to-edge design, thanks to the retractable camera.The OnePlus 7 Pro starts at $669, but the price increases as you add more storage and RAM.OnePlus has long been known for offering high-quality phones at reasonable prices, and the company has finally taken the wraps off of its latest and greatest model — the OnePlus 7 Pro.
The former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning (former Bradley Manning) has been sent back to jail at the Alexandria Detention Center for contempt of court.This is the second time that Manning has been jailed for the same reason, but this sentence may last much longer than the previous one.Earlier this month Manning, aged 31, had been briefly freed after she spent 62 days in prison for contempt of court when she refused in March to answer grand jury questions about an investigation into Wikileaks.The term of that grand jury expired earlier this month and Manning was subsequently released.And once again, Manning refused to testify before this new grand jury, and according to the Washington Post, she told a judge she’d rather “starve to death” than co-operate with prosecutors.US District Judge Anthony Trenga then ordered her to be jailed at the Alexandria jail either until she agreed to testify, or until the grand jury’s term expires in 18 months.
Facebook’s biggest money-spinner is its News Feed, and the company has announced yet another key change to the algorithm.In a fresh announcement, the social network said that it’s leveraging new signals such as user surveys to prioritize posts from close friends and content you might find worthwhile.The shift marks Facebook’s continued evolution from a public platform to a more closed-off, personal space.By focusing on meaningful interactions between people, the social media company seeks to distance from a string of issues – polarization, fake news, hate speech and extremist content – that have eroded public’s trust in it over the last few years.But by conducting surveys to take into account the friends and pages whose updates you would actually like to see on your News Feed, Facebook appears to be taking a crowdsourcing-like approach to rank posts on the feed.This effectively means you will see more posts from your closest buddies as opposed to distant acquaintances.
'Baby by myself the stain grows more obvious...'An Oracle AI bot has spewed out an alleged song based on dozens of Eurovision entries.Eurovision songs are already infamously awful so forcing the poor bot to listen to hundreds of previous entries might one day be seen as an act of real cruelty.Our future robotic overlords will likely severely punish everyone at Oracle involved in this barbaric experiment.Despite the burden of the maxim "garbage in, garbage out", the lyrics of Blue Jeans and Bloody Tears are at times no worse than actual Eurovision songs.But then a selection of apparently non-AI created lyrics from this year include this from finalists Belarus: "Put your favourite sneakers on / And show your emotions on the floor / Add hashtag to find ya."