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O2 bundling extra data and free Xbox Live with the OnePlus 5T

British customers can snag some decent extras with their OnePlus 5T thanks to O2. As has been the case in the past, O2 is the carrier partner for the latest phone from OnePlus and it’s making a pretty big deal about its launch. There’ll be a handful of pop-up shops opening on November 21 for folks to go down and buy, as well as a bundle that includes extra data and free Xbox Live Gold when you buy on a new contract. The information is being sent out by OnePlus…

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Science 

The Big Idea Behind Big Data

Matjaz Slanic/Getty Images/iStockphoto In the Spring of 2009, the H1N1/09 virus — dubbed “swine flu” — made the jump from pigs to people and began claiming its first victims. Fearing the beginning of a global swine flu pandemic, terrified health officials began planning for the worst. Shutting down the world’s major airports became the nuclear option of their arsenal — the last hope for halting the virus from reaching unstoppable thresholds of contagion. That, though, was before two Italian scientists demonstrated that shuttering the air-transport system could delay the dreaded…

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Cricket gets rid of 8 and 12GB data plans in favor of two unlimited options

Two unlimited plans sounds nice, but there’s a small catch. Prepaid service plans are great options for customers that want affordable monthly bills without all the bells and whistles from the likes of AT&T and Verizon, and one of your better options in this field is Cricket Wireless. Cricket made some nice changes to its service plans earlier this month, but a new one that’s just been spotted isn’t quite as joyful. According to Droid Life, Cricket removed its 8GB and 12GB data plans on November 8 and effectively replaced…

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Best Unlimited Data Plan

Unlimited plans are back, but which one is the best? All four major U.S. carriers offer an unlimited data plan again. After years of hearing how they were unable to provide unlimited data to every customer and maintain the quality of service they wanted, new technology and a more competitive market means a 180-degree turnaround was in order and here we are. We’ve previously written about how most people just don’t need unlimited data, and you should have a look if you have any questions about how much you should…

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