The OnePlus 7T launched In October of last year. It came with the Snapdragon 855 chipset, and an updated design. The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro went on to succeed the 7T and 7T Pro when it launched back in April. Based on OnePlus’ launch cycles over the last few years, we are expecting OnePlus to soon announce the OnePlus 8T refresh model. As the OnePlus 7T reaches the end of its life cycle, OnePlus is celebrating the success of the 7T by launching a white edition of the phone in China. This special edition 7T is arriving with a white back panel with a smooth finish and a shiny silver…
The response to the coronavirus pandemic from President Donald Trump and his administration has inspired a former staffer to Vice President Mike Pence to say she’s voting for Joe Biden in this fall’s election.That staffer is Olivia Troye, who has filmed an ad explaining her decision.Troye also worked on the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
“I’m Olivia Troye,” the woman in the ad says, staring straight into the camera. She’s not exactly a household name, but that’s not why she decided to film this ad — it’s her ex-boss who everybody knows. Troye, viewers are told, was an advisor to Vice President Mike Pence and worked on the White House Coronavirus Task Force. It gave her a close-up perch from which to view the response of President Donald Trump and his administration to the devastating coronavirus pandemic, a response that left Troye disgusted enough that she decided to film an endorsement of Trump’s campaign rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.
Researchers have spotted a planet orbiting a white dwarf star just 80 light-years from Earth. White dwarf stars don’t typically have planets orbiting them due to the nature of how stars live and die. The planet in this case is many times the size of the star itself, making the pair an even odder couple.
There are many different kinds of stars in the cosmos. Some are much larger than others, and some burn brighter and hotter than their peers. Over time, stars enter different stages of their own life cycles, and for many stars, becoming a white dwarf is the end of the line. By this point in a star’s life, it has typically destroyed just about everything around it, but researchers just made a discovery that contradicts all of that.
A white dwarf called WD 1856 sits roughly 80 light-years from Earth. That’s just a stone’s throw in cosmic terms, and when researchers gazed at it they spotted something they didn’t expect. It appears as though WD 1856 is being orbited by a massive planet that simply shouldn’t be there. A study on the subject was published in the journal Nature.
Sony and Microsoft have both announced prices and release dates for the new PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.Those were the final secrets of the new gaming systems that will hit stores in mid-November after being available for preorder this month.The final PS5 and Xbox leaks that people might care about concern the retail packaging of the next-gen consoles.
It’s finally over! Microsoft and Sony announced the release details of their new consoles this week, with Sony making the final move. Sony announced on Wednesday how much the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition will cost and when they will launch, and then promptly fumbled the preorders. The news came a week after Microsoft’s surprising Xbox Series S revelation. After that, Microsoft announced pricing for the two new Xbox models, as well as release and preorder dates.
Gamers can choose between four new consoles, starting at $299 and going all the way up to $499. The high-end PS5 and Xbox Series X cost the same, and three of the four gaming rigs will offer comparable performance. The $399 PS5 Digital Edition shares the same hardware as the PS5, but lacks a disc drive. The Series S, meanwhile, features GPU and SSD compromises that allow Microsoft to offer it at a lower price. With that in mind, we’ll now look at the last PS5 and Xbox leaks we’ll ever need to report on — save for game leaks, of course.
CDC director Robert Redfield recently said that mask-wearing is more effective at preventing the coronavirus than a vaccine.Dr. Fauci previously said that the FDA would approve a coronavirus vaccine even if it only worked 50% of the time.It’s also possible that a coronavirus vaccine would require individuals to take two doses.
With the U.S. still struggling to get the daily number of new coronavirus cases down to an acceptable level, many people are hopeful that a coronavirus vaccine will finally allow the country to move past the pandemic. A vaccine, however, may not be the cure-all some people have been led to believe.
For starters, it’s possible that an FDA-approved coronavirus vaccine could only be 50% to 60% effective.
In Korean news, Samsung Electronics announces that it is going to produce a new film in 8K, entirely shot with this year’s Samsung Galaxy flagship phones. The Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy Note20 Ultra will be shooting the new film called “Untact” in 8K resolution. According to Samsung, some special scenes might use new equipment. The project is meant to promote Samsung’s flagships and their ability to record video in 8K resolution. Samsung is going to open two 8K theathers in Seoul next month where it will hold small showings of the film on its QLED 8K TVs. A reservation system will…
Fortnite: Save the World — a castle building players-vs-zombies version of the game that preceded the battle royale spin-off — is becoming a casualty in the ongoing war between Epic Games and Apple. The two companies are fighting over Apple’s policie…
Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S preorders will begin at 11 a.m. ET on September 22nd.Microsoft announced the preorder timing for its new consoles on Thursday after preorders for the PS5 went live the night before despite Sony saying they would begin on Thursday.Xbox Series X will cost $499, Xbox Series S will cost $299, and both launch on November 10th.
Microsoft announced on Thursday that Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S preorders will go live at 8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday, September 22nd. If you want to secure a next-gen Xbox, you can do so at Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Costco, Sam’s Club, Gamestop, Newegg, and Army and Airforce Exchange Service. As Microsoft revealed last week, the Xbox Series X will cost $499 and the Xbox Series S will retail for $299.
As expected, supplies will be limited, so if you want to make sure that you have an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S to unbox when the consoles launch on November 10th, be sure to set your alarm Tuesday morning.
If you’re a fan of a certain Italian plumber and brand of plastic building blocks, you’ve probably seen the Lego Super Mario sets Lego and Nintendo released in August. Using a combination of technologies, they allow you to build your own IRL Mario le…
Researchers have developed a way for early Mars travelers to build pretty much whatever they need using a fibrous material found on Earth. Chitin, which is found in the shells of sea creatures and insects, can be used to create rigid objects like tools. NASA expects the first crewed Mars missions to take place by 2040.
NASA and other space agencies are already planning for the inevitable future of Mars exploration. That means sending crewed missions to the Red Planet to conduct research and break new ground in space. The trip is long, and if we’re sending humans to the surface of Mars, it would make a lot of sense for them to be comfortable during their stay, and that means construction.
If you believe Elon Musk, humans will colonize Mars, but even if that does happen eventually, things will start off very slowly. The first Martian “homes” will likely be primitive in design, and there’s a very good reason for that: weight.
Donald Trump has famously resisted making his tax returns public for years.Trump’s disgraced former lawyer Michael Cohen thinks he knows why.In Cohen’s new book Disloyal, the former fixer-turned-witness against President Donald Trump says the tax returns would reveal that Trump likely isn’t as wealthy as he claims to be, for starters.
Donald Trump’s disgraced former lawyer has been on a bit of a promotional tour in recent days to promote his memoir. The book is titled Disloyal, and the ex-lawyer is Michael Cohen, previously a kind of right-hand man to Donald Trump who was by his side for more than a decade. If you believe the book’s description on Amazon, it was a time spent engaged in everything from helping the future president inflate his wealth (to skirt tax obligations) or listening to Trump deliver “racist rants against President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, and black and Hispanic people in general.”
Cohen put himself in something of a tough spot credibility-wise, however, with his 180-degree turn from being Trump’s “fixer” to a source of alleged dirt on the president in exchange for a more lenient sentence stemming from crimes he was accused of during the Robert Mueller special counsel investigation. Democrats took Cohen’s revelations with a grain of salt, considering him an opportunist, while Trumplandia raged that he’s just saying whatever he can to escape more trouble.
Spotify has rolled out mobile push notifications for new podcast episodes starting today, the streaming app announced in a statement. It’s a relatively small development, but one that indicates Spotify is continuing to strengthen its podcast offering…
Back in July, OnePlus introduces its Buds TWS earphones priced at $79/€89 and new rumors suggest we’re in for an even more affordable offering dubbed Buds Z. Noted tipster Max J posted a tweet about the upcoming earphones but without any specific details. pic.twitter.com/mAN4k90s6M— Max J. (@MaxJmb) September 16, 2020 In addition, the latest OxygenOS 11 beta revealed the OnePlus Buds Z in a string of code as covered by XDA Developers last week. OnePlus Buds Z in OxygenOS 11 source code The rumors suggest the Buds Z will launch alongside the OnePlus 8T series. That’s all the…
Researchers studying meteorites from a large asteroid between Mars and Jupiter have discovered evidence that an event known as the late heavy bombardment happened differently than scientists believe. The time period was marked by a large number of impacts on planets like Earth, but it may have happened much earlier than previously thought. The study suggests that the late heavy bombardment may have been more gradual and not nearly as intense.
If you were to rewind time several billion years you’d find Earth to be, well, not quite what it is today. In fact, most of the planets in our solar system would have looked a whole lot different, and there was a lot more debris circling our little stellar neighborhood than there is today. A period known to scientists as the late heavy bombardment was thought to have taken place around 3.9 billion years ago, and it was marked by increased asteroid impacts from objects in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Now, new research throws that timeline into question, suggesting that the late heavy bombardment either happened a lot earlier than anyone thought or that it may not have really happened at all, at least as far as researchers have described it.