Month: May 2020

This is what the OnePlus 8 Lite should look like

The first OnePlus phone arrived in 2014 at £279, less than half the current cost of the OnePlus 8. Its higher end OnePlus 8 Pro is more expensive than the iPhone 11.

OnePlus has been accused of losing its original value-packed appeal, which saw it rise with the viral intensity of the most popular Kickstarter projects at crowdfunding’s peak. But unlike the £599 jetpack you “ordered” and never received on Kickstarter, the OnePlus One was real, quite brilliant, and the best value phone you could buy in 2014.

OnePlus repeated the same successful formula several times, turning a lack of

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Trump’s feud with Twitter might change the internet as we know it

Donald Trump should be careful what he wishes for. He wants to do away with Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a piece of legislation that shields internet companies from liability for user-generated content on their platforms. But while the move is chiefly intended to antagonise Twitter, with which the US president is engulfed in an ongoing flame war, the consequences of tampering with Section 230 would be way more far-reaching.

“Section 230 says that websites aren’t liable for third-party content. And that basic legal principle has provided the legal infrastructure for the modern internet,” says Eric Goldman, a

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The secrets behind the runaway success of Apple’s AirPods

If you started a business in an ultra-competitive space in consumer tech, and within three years it was earning more revenue than AMD, Spotify, Twitter, Snap or Shopify, you’d justifiably be pleased with yourself.

Apple’s wearables, home and accessories division has done just this, and you can bet that its collective corporate socks are rolling up and down in glee with every mention, internally and externally, of its favourite creation: AirPods. The wireless earphones made the company an estimated $7.3 billion (£5.6 billion) in revenue in 2019, up from an estimated $3.3 billion in 2018 – a 121 per cent

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Samsung QE55Q90T TV review: Should you buy it?

The reasons for choosing a flagship 4K TV are obvious. You get cutting-edge technology, a stack of features and functionality and, of course, the best picture quality the manufacturer is capable of delivering. Yes, they’re the most expensive. They’re also the best.

But what if you could get all that flagship stuff – the most advanced technology, all the features, the cracking picture quality – without quite such a startling price tag? Flagship performance for less than flagship money? Wouldn’t that be worth looking into?

Unless you’re made of money, the answer – of course – is ‘yes’. So you

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