OnePlus Surprise Announcement Hints That New Wearable Is Almost Here

OnePlus has had a busy year, following the OnePlus 8 with the dreamy-but-affordable OnePlus Nord and the dazzling OnePlus 8T. But now, it seems, the company has moved its focus to a product that’s been in development for years and may actually be almost here: the OnePlus Watch.

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A smartwatch from the company makes sense as it has said before it wants to make one.

But on Thursday, October 14, just hours after the launch of the OnePlus 8T, the Twitter account of OnePlus India tweeted that the ecosystem was expanding.

Need to know what was being talked about? All was revealed in the next sentence: “It’s just a matter of time”.

Well, that’s pretty clear. But

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CHOICE five kitchen gadgets every household should own – including a mixer stand and pressure cooker

Australian consumer experts CHOICE has revealed the five ‘game changing’ kitchen gadgets every household should invest in.

The experts said having a handful of essential appliances can help you save time and money every time you cook or meal prep.

The must-have tools include a kitchen mixer, food processor, cast-iron pot, stick blender and a pressure cooker.

Not only are they designed for baking cakes or pavlovas, but CHOICE experts said you could create just about anything from scratch with the versatile mixer (stock image)

KITCHEN MIXER

The first gadget you should consider buying is a quality kitchen mixer.

Not only are they designed for baking cakes or pavlovas, but the experts said you could create just about anything from scratch with the versatile mixer.

‘With the right attachments, you can transform them into mincers, pasta makers, blenders and citrus presses. And of course they can take all the hard

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How Green Is Your Software?

Illustration by Ricardo Tomás

Without doubt, software is the backbone of virtually all the intelligent solutions designed to support the environment. It’s critical, for example, in efforts to tackle deforestation and reduce emissions. In many instances, however, software is also part and parcel of a rapidly growing carbon footprint. In fact, recent and proliferating digital technologies have begun to worsen many of the environmental problems they are aimed at solving. But companies can make software an integral part of their sustainability efforts by taking its carbon footprint into account in the way it is designed, developed, and deployed and by rethinking some aspects of how the data centers that provide cloud-based services operate.

Let’s be clear: On its own, software doesn’t consume energy or emit any harmful discharge. The problem lies in the way software is developed for use — and then in the way it is used. Software runs

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Travel Channel Paranormal Programming Highlights for October 26th – November 8th

NEW SPECIALS

SHOCK DOCS – “THIS IS HALLOWEEN”

TWO-HOUR SPECIAL: Premieres Monday, October 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Halloween is a time to indulge our darkest fears and live out our wildest fantasies. For those who like the spooky side of life, it’s become a yearly event. In the two-hour special, Travel Channel’s paranormal experts, including talent from: “Ghost Brothers” (Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, Marcus Harvey); “Kindred Spirits” (Amy Bruni, Adam Berry); “Destination Fear” (Chelsea Laden, Dakota Laden, Tanner Wiseman, Alex Schroeder); “Expedition Bigfoot” (Russell Acord, Ronny LeBlanc, Mireya Mayor, Bryce Johnson); “The Holzer Files” (Dave Schrader, Cindy Kaza, Shane Pittman); and “Ghost Nation” (Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango), share their best Halloween stories in a nostalgic look back at everyone’s favorite haunted holiday. From creepy costumes to the scariest pranks they’ve ever pulled, it’s a sweet and spooky trip down memory lane. 

“THE DEAD FILES”

SPECIAL SNEAK

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iPhone 12 deals highlight a renewed battle between wireless carriers

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5G, touted Tuesday on the screen of Apple’s Steve Jobs Theater, is the biggest new feature in the iPhone 12 lineup.


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This week’s arrival of the iPhone 12’s, which features 5G as its marquee addition, brought to the forefront the US carriers that have been rapidly building out these next-generation wireless networks. Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg shared the stage with Apple CEO Tim Cook during the launch, while competitors T-Mobile and AT&T didn’t even warrant a mention. That rivalry is going to heat up as these carriers start rolling out deals and touting their 5G coverage in a radical new wireless world. 

Which could be good for you.

Apple is going all-in on 5G as a selling point for its four new iPhones, to the extent where super-cuts of all the

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NHS Covid-19 App Sent Users False Alerts About Area Risk Levels

The UK’s official covid-19 contact-tracing app, displayed above, went live on Sept. 24 and has already experienced a host of technical issues.

The UK’s official covid-19 contact-tracing app, displayed above, went live on Sept. 24 and has already experienced a host of technical issues.
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Users of the state coronavirus app in England and Wales were alarmed to see their area’s risk level fluctuate out of nowhere on Friday in what turned out to be a technical glitch, the Guardian reports. As if anyone needed more stress this year.

The Department of Health and Social Care said on Saturday that the bug affected updates to the app’s postcode alert system and it has since been resolved.

“We are aware of an issue which impacted updates to postcode alerts for some app users this evening,” an agency spokesperson told the outlet. “This was identified and resolved within an hour and users’ phones will automatically update to show the correct local alert level for their area,

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants more scrutiny of Apple

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg attempted to influence members of the US government into taking a closer look at Apple’s business, a report examining the social network chief’s political influence claims.

Zuckerberg was originally not one to discuss politics early in his tenure leading Facebook, but over time he has shifted his stance to becoming more political. In a look over how he moved into a role where he is taking a bigger interest in politics, it seems Zuckerberg’s actions have also made some impact against its tech rivals.

People familiar with discussions between Zuckerberg and government officials speaking to the Wall Street Journal claim he has pushed for a greater scrutiny of both TikTok and Apple.

On the subject of Apple, Zuckerberg is said to have claimed to officials the iPhone maker doesn’t seem to face as much scrutiny as the social network, despite it owning an

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How Two Failures Led To A $3.2 Billion Deal With Twilio

This week Twilio announced a $3.2 acquisition of Segment. On the news, Twilio shares jumped by about 7% to $328–bringing the market cap to a hefty $41 billion. 

Segment is one of the top players in the CDP (customer data platform) market. It’s technology makes it easy and secure to collect, unify and route customer data. By doing this, a company can build apps to create compelling user experiences. Consider that Segment has over 20,000 customers, which include Intuit, Google, VMware and Levi’s. 

“For years now, we’ve been seeing the proliferation of channels and applications, and more broadly, the deluge

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Netflix Programming Merits Federal Investigation, Urge Advocacy Groups

LOS ANGELES—The Parents Television Council and Enough is Enough, advocacy groups that focus on internet safety and programming for children, are asking U.S Attorney General William Barr to open up an investigation into Netflix on whether it violated federal statutes against child pornography by distributing the French film “Cuties.”

“Cuties” has been surrounded in controversy since its debut on the streaming platform. The story follows a group of 11-year-old girls that try to win a dance competition with a dance routine that PTC describes as “highly eroticized.” Other sexual situations are presented in the film, though no child nudity is depicted. The film is rated TV-MA.

In September, Netflix was indicted by a grand jury in Tyler County, Texas, for the “promotion of lewd visual material depicting [a] child” in “Cuties.” Some conservative U.S. Senators, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), have also criticized the

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Did you know: Roku was nearly a part of Netflix

Roku is a household name in the United States, making some of the best and most popular streaming devices on the market. But did you know that Roku was very nearly a part of Netflix?

In fact, it was Netflix engineers that developed the first Roku device. It was slated to launch in 2007, the same year that Netflix launched its now-ubiquitous video-on-demand service. But just a few weeks before this “Netflix Player” came to market, the strategy shifted and it was instead spun off into its own company.

Here’s the full story, but first a bit of context.

A bygone era

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It’s easy to forget in today’s streaming-centric society that things were very different back in 2007. Netflix’s main business was mail-in DVD rentals, and the entire concept of video streaming was in its infancy. Even early versions of Vimeo and YouTube were just starting to get off the

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