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OnePlus 7T Pro not for USA, here’s what’s changed

OnePlus 7T Pro not for USA, here’s what’s changed

Today we're looking at the OnePlus 7T Pro with specific emphasis on what's changed from earlier this year. Earlier this year the company released the OnePlus 7 Pro, a device with a 6.67-inch full-screen display with a mechanical pop-up front-facing camera. Now there's a OnePlus 7T Pro with almost identical specs - and it will not launch in the USA.

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California power shutdown: Why the west coast went offline

California power shutdown: Why the west coast went offline

There's an event happening in California of which you should be aware. The power is out for over 500,000 people on the west coast of the USA because of a threat of wildfire. The power is not out - this was voluntary. The company Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) initiated a Public Safety Power Shutoff that's now in effect - and will be spreading over the next few days.

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Facebook WhatsApp encryption plans draw US government scrutiny

Facebook WhatsApp encryption plans draw US government scrutiny

After the almost unending litany of scandals that have rocked Facebook, many drawing intense criticism from the US government, the social networking giant is ready to turn a new leaf. Ironically, it is also receiving criticism from the US, specifically the Justice Department. In its efforts to begger protect the privacy of users that it has violated, Facebook is reportedly planning to introduce strong encryption in WhatsApp, Instagram, and its other messaging services. For Facebook, it is to protect users but the government insists it will be putting them in danger in the long run.

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Mac Pros might be a more expensive as Apple tariff relief gets denied

Mac Pros might be a more expensive as Apple tariff relief gets denied

The US government's blacklists and tariffs were meant to send a strong statement to China and pressure the latter in its ongoing trade and political spat. Unfortunately, it won't just be the Chinese economy that will get affected as even the US tech market will soon feel the aftermath. The Mac Pros, already one of the more expensive computers in the market, might become even pricier now that Apple will have to pay 25% more for certain parts coming from China.

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T-Mobile OnePlus 7T VS 6T and a lack of Pro

T-Mobile OnePlus 7T VS 6T and a lack of Pro

The OnePlus 7 Pro was removed from T-Mobile USA's online store to make way for the OnePlus 7T. But why would a company remove a device that is not the direct predecessor to the device which will replace it? Let's take a look at what's happened at T-Mobile over the past year.

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Huawei P30 Pro gets makeover to shortcut Trump’s Android ban

Huawei P30 Pro gets makeover to shortcut Trump’s Android ban

The Huawei P30 Pro is not a new device - but you might be forgiven for thinking it was, reading news today. This device was re-introduced, in a way, to audiences last night at IFA 2019, a technology conference at which Huawei took an already-successful, already-released device and showed it off with a pair of new colors: Misty Lavender and Mystic Blue. Doing this allows Huawei to ship a "new" phone with Android 10, Google's newest operating system update, while their actual new device, Huawei Mate 30, cannot be launched with official Google certification.

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Huawei Mate 30 may launch without licensed Android

Huawei Mate 30 may launch without licensed Android

The Huawei Mate 30 will be revealed on September 18 in Munich, with or without a Google-licensed version of Android onboard. Comments from anonymously-sourced officials from Huawei and Google suggest the next major smartphone from Huawei may be a landmark release. Sources familiar with the matter suggest that the event will go on as scheduled, but did not specify when the phone would go on sale.

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7-11 app lures Beta app testers with store points

7-11 app lures Beta app testers with store points

There's a 7-11 app here in the United States that's released a Beta version for product testing. This app was recently given a big update with Mobile Checkout and what's called "7NOW delivery" - but the interesting bit is the call out to the public issued by the Product Owner for 7-Eleven's apps just this week on Reddit. There he suggested that beta testers would get "reward points" for signing up, and that he'd be looking to get some "exclusive rewards and benefits" for testers as they "scale the beta group up" later this year.

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Huawei to get 90-day extension, company’s fate remains in limbo

Huawei to get 90-day extension, company’s fate remains in limbo

The news around the Huawei controversy may have wound down a bit after the company was granted a small reprieve and hope of an eventual exception but things are about to kick up again tomorrow when that initial grant of mercy ends. Huawei was initially granted a 90-day exception to purchase some, but not all, American products it needs to maintain its business, including Google's Android software, but that time will end August 19. Sources, however, claim that Huawei will be granted another temporary general license for yet another 90 days.

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Airbnb Wienermobile rental photos: One night encased in sausage

Airbnb Wienermobile rental photos: One night encased in sausage

It would seem that the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has been put up for rental - sort of. Users can now "relish a stay in the real Oscar Mayer Wienermobile" now, so long as they keep the place clean and don't disturb the neighbors. While this may appear to be a marketing stunt, all the checks for actual reality with Airbnb seem to be cleared - you can almost certainly go stay a night in the Wienermobile, for real.

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iPhone XR did best in Q2 while surprise Android brand returns from dead

iPhone XR did best in Q2 while surprise Android brand returns from dead

In the United States in the second quarter of the year 2019 it was the iPhone XR that did best in unit sales, followed soon thereafter by a couple other Apple devices. At the same time, both Apple and Samsung unit sales have slid downward just a bit as two other brands saw relatively significant gains. Both big gainers sell Android phones: Google and Motorola. Motorola saw a 3.3% increase vs this same period one year ago, coming up to an 8.1% share - that's nowhere near the leaders, but it's still big news for a brand that's fallen so far from dominance in the past half-decade.

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Huawei US job cuts could affect hundreds

Huawei US job cuts could affect hundreds

Huawei's fate still hangs in the balance despite some on the US side talking about easing some but definitely not all restrictions. That might not be enough for Huawei to completely change its course and scrap the plans it made to compensate for the effects of the restrictions. One of those is the planned layoffs in its US-based R&D subsidiary that could affect no small amount of American jobs.

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