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This is what the OnePlus 5T will probably look like

This is the OnePlus 5T you’re looking for. In early October, a device render popped up for what was supposedly the OnePlus 5T. The render showed off a phone with a 6-inch 18:9 display with very minimal bezels, but it also looked a whole lot like another phone from Oppo. Since then, a new look at the 5T has surfaced, and it’s more of what we’d expect to see from OnePlus later this year. The new render was uploaded by a user on Weibo, and while the phone looks similar…

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Android 

Google Home with display will reportedly support YouTube and web browsing

The device is codenamed “Quartz”, and it’ll support YouTube, Google Maps, web browsing, and much more. With the Pixel 2’s unveiling on October 4, we also got to feast our eyes upon the Google Home Mini and Home Max The Mini and Max look like two solid entries in the Home series, and while they each target new demographics previously unreachable by the regular Google Home, there’s still something missing – none of them have a display. Can you guess what’s missing? Although Amazon’s Echo Show isn’t perfect, it’s built-in…

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Science 

Orionid Meteor Shower Will Peak Overnight, With Best Show Before Dawn

Enlarge this image The Orionid Meteor Shower in 2012, as seen in Bridgeport, Calif. Jeffrey Sullivan/Flickr hide caption toggle caption Jeffrey Sullivan/Flickr The Orionid Meteor Shower will reach its peak on Friday night and Saturday morning, with the best viewing shortly before dawn (wherever you are). Last year, the annual show was less than spectacular — a bright gibbous moon hung in the sky for most of the night, stealing the glory from the meteors. But this year, there’s barely a sliver of moon in sight — the new moon…

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Mexico Argues Texas Immigration Law Will Harm Relations

A Texas law banning sanctuary cities would harm diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Mexico, Mexico argues in a brief submitted to the appeals court reviewing the law. The brief, filed Thursday with the Fifth District Court of Appeals in New Orleans, says whenever state or local officials act improperly in upholding the sanctuary law, the U.S. federal government would be unable to resolve the problem or prevent similar ones. Thus it runs the risk “that actions of a state or its officials regarding immigration enforcement could irreparably damage U.S….

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Smarter 

Meow! Use “Q-chan” app and Your Cat Will Love You More Than Ever

Cats have a stereotype that seems to be true more often than not. They are independent and sassy, only seeking humans when they need something. This description certainly differs from that of dogs. K9 breeds are of course known to be affectionate to a fault. Studies have long existed showing that, like humans, dogs release the ‘love hormone’ oxytocin [1]. In fact, scientists are just as curious as the rest of us as to whether cats even like their owners, especially compared to dogs. Dr. Paul Zak decided to conduct…

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Oroville Dam repair costs will top $500 million

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The costs to repair the nation’s tallest dam after a nearly catastrophic failure of the spillways will top $500 million, nearly double the original estimate of $275 million, a California Department of Water Resources official said Thursday. The $500 million figure reflects only the work by the main construction contractor, Kiewit Corp., to repair the spillways at the 770-foot Oroville Dam, said Erin Mellon, a spokeswoman for the state water agency. It excludes the costs of other contractors and the emergency … Read the referenced story here:…

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