OnePlus Nord hands-on: New beginnings feel familiar

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The hype surrounding the OnePlus Nord has been circulating for months. The company has pulled a fair number of stunts to hype up its latest release, which you can read more about here. But today is the day — the announcement of the OnePlus Nord.

The OnePlus Nord is the second-ever mid-range smartphone from the company. The first was the OnePlus X, which was launched in 2015. The Nord is one of three current-generation devices sold by OnePlus, alongside the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro.

Today, we have a OnePlus Nord hands-on where we’ll be telling you

OnePlus Buds review: Perfect for OnePlus smartphones

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Smartphone manufacturers are catching on to the trend that they can grab extra cash by accompanying their handsets with proprietary headsets. Today’s flash in the pan: the OnePlus Buds. Listeners are afforded a pair of uncanny valley Apple AirPods for a hair less than $80. Whimsy and portability aren’t enough to compensate for the lack of functionality beyond the OnePlus ecosystem, though. Let’s see how these earbuds work, and compare them to the competition.

Who should get the OnePlus Buds?

A picture of the OnePlus Buds true wireless earbuds (white) being worn by a woman looking at Spotify on the OnePlus 7 smartphone.

  • OnePlus smartphone owners reap the long-term benefits of using the OnePlus Buds, as only OnePlus smartphones may transfer firmware updates

OnePlus Buds review: cheap AirPods for OnePlus phones

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OnePlus has been making excellent earbuds for years now, and today, the company is introducing its first true wireless pair. The aggressively priced $79 OnePlus Buds have an AirPod-like rigid design that’s all hard plastic — marking a shift away from the Bullets, Bullets Wireless 2, and other OnePlus earbuds that used silicone tips for a sealed-off, in-ear fit.

The OnePlus Buds require a OnePlus phone if you want to get the most from them, so these really won’t appeal to owners of other Android devices. You won’t get features like wireless charging or noise cancellation at a price this

How to create a list in Python and when to do it

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how to create a list in Python

One of the most fundamental and simple skills to learn as a new coder, is how to create a list in Python. But when you also have the option to create dictionaries – which are potentially more powerful – the question becomes why you should need this skill!

In this post, we’ll break down how to create a list in Python and when you should choose one over a dictionary.

How to create a list in Python and what they are for

In programming, a list is a variable that contains lots of other variables. These are added to the

Why some self-driving startups reject Google’s “moonshot” approach

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Enlarge / Aurora said Monday that it would focus on testing self-driving trucks in the Dallas area.

Progress on self-driving technology has been slower than many people expected just a few years ago. Google’s Waymo was aiming to launch a fully driverless taxi service by the end of 2018 but missed its deadline. GM’s Cruise abandoned plans to launch a commercial service in 2019. Tesla has repeatedly fallen short of Elon Musk’s optimistic timelines for delivering fully self-driving technology.

This isn’t a crisis for these companies. They have plenty of cash and can keep working on the problem as

Acer Chromebook Spin 713 review: The classic workhorse

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Sometimes you simply need a single machine that (nearly) does it all. Whether it’s for work or play, the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 is the Millennium Falcon of Chromebooks. It may not look like much, but it’s got it where it counts.

We put it through its paces in the Android Authority Acer Chromebook Spin 713 review.

About this Acer Chromebook Spin 713 review: We reviewed the Spin 713 after using the machine for more than a week. It was running the latest version of Chrome OS and did not receive any updates during the review period. Acer supplied the

How to use dictionaries in Python

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How to use dictionaries in Python

One of the first things any new developer should learn when they start Python, is how to create and store variables. These allow you to store and manipulate data, which is key to creating powerful and dynamic programs. One of the most powerful ways to store data in Python is with dictionaries. In this guide, you will learn how to create dictionaries, how to retrieve information, and how to add to a dictionary in Python!

Also read: How to round in Python

Basic commands

First, I’ll walk you through the statements you’ll need to create and access dictionaries. You’ll also

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