OnePlus 7T Pro review: Very good, but too similar?

Patrick

If you’re looking for a no-compromise flagship without spending big bucks, a OnePlus phone is probably on your mind. The OnePlus 7 Pro, released earlier this year. signaled the company’s intent to more directly take on full-featured devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Huawei P30 Pro. It competed well, and delivered flagship grade performance at almost half the price point.

Five months in, OnePlus is back with an upgrade. Launching on the heels of the drastically updated OnePlus 7T, the OnePlus 7T Pro is a much more modest upgrade.

Here we take a closer

OnePlus 7T review: The best mid-range on the market?

Patrick

Speed, value, and experience have always been a key part of OnePlus’ brand ethos. Its “fast and smooth” mantra has consistently delivered one of the most streamlined experiences on Android, at a price that is accessible to almost everyone. So, when OnePlus officially arrived in the United States with T-Mobile as its launch partner, a lot of people were elated. OnePlus sold 249% more OnePlus 6Ts in the US compared to OnePlus 6 devices, and OnePlus phones became the de-facto affordable Android purchase, at least for T-Mobile customers.

When the OnePlus 7 Pro launched, it still brought more value than

Bigger and brighter, but is it better?

Patrick

Since its inception, OnePlus has been one of the most beloved companies among Android users. Its rapid growth was driven by fan input and was literally molded over time to produce phones its fans wanted to buy.

The OnePlus 7 Pro feels like the first device from the company that has truly entered the hyper-premium space. It’s bigger, faster, and more expensive than any OnePlus device before it. The company clearly listened to fan input around the design of this phone, but it also added features made to directly compete with Samsung and Huawei — and it shows in the

Americans are surprisingly open to letting their phones be used for coronavirus tracking

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Programming note: The Interface will be off on Thursday.

Today Apple and Google released an initial version of the API that represents the first phase of their joint effort to enable public health authorities to quickly identify people who may have been exposed to new cases of COVID-19. By mid-May it should be available to most health agencies. And so it’s time to revisit a question we first asked here three weeks ago: will Americans actually use these apps?

That’s the question posed in a new survey conducted by the University of Maryland and the Washington Post. The

SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless review: Modern versatility

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There are a lot of gimmicky gaming headsets these days. You can find headsets with intense surround sound (which admittedly isn’t all that gimmicky anymore), vibrating earpads, customizable LED lights, or an included DAC with separate modes for different devices. Basically, it all boils down to this: if you want a specific feature, something’s got it, and it probably costs too much. A gaming headset that eschews extra features in favor of just nailing the basics is pretty rare. With the SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless, the HyperX Cloud Alpha finally has some company in the simple-but-great category.

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New report says SLS rocket managers concerned about fuel leaks

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Enlarge / Technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans moved the Space Launch System’s liquid hydrogen tank from the factory to the dock, where it was loaded onto the Pegasus barge on Dec. 14, 2018.

Every year, the US Government Accountability Office releases a report that assesses NASA’s major projects. Typically, this GAO report summarizes each project and provides some basic information about schedule, cost, and concerns regarding the space agency’s work.

However, the new “Assessments of Major NASA Projects” report released on Wednesday contains what seems to be an entirely new bit of information about the Space

Samsung and LG warn that the worst financial impact of COVID-19 is still to come

Patrick

Samsung and LG just reported their first quarter results for the three-month period ending in March, with earnings largely unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, both companies warn that the impact will be felt over the current quarter ending in June. Namely, Samsung and LG expect customers to cut back significantly on TV and smartphone purchases.

In Q1, Samsung’s net profit was down slightly compared to the same quarter last year, but revenue was up 5.6 percent overall thanks to strong demand for its server and mobile components. The company said that some of its customers are restocking their chip

SteelSeries Arctis Pro and GameDAC review: Hardwired

Patrick

SteelSeries has been putting out great gaming headsets for years. The company’s Arctis line is a consistently great group of products, and the SteelSeries Arctis Pro and GameDAC offers more features than you can shake a stick at. A lot of premium gaming headsets do just as much, so how does the Arctis Pro hold up?

Who’s the SteelSeries Arctis Pro and GameDAC for?

  • PC and PS4 gamers will find the most use out of the the SteelSeries Arctis Pro, especially those who prefer to customize their experience with hardware accessories instead of clunky software.

What’s the SteelSeries Arctis Pro

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