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OnePlus 8T Review: One of the best phones you shouldn’t buy
“The OnePlus 8T is a great smartphone — great software, speedy, and a decent camera. Except at $749, the competition around it is too strong for it to be a hearty recommendation.”
One day’s use after 15 minutes charge
Clean, fast, and up-to-date software
Attractive photos from the camera
No wireless charging
No IP water-resistance rating
The unassuming OnePlus 8 has been replaced by the OnePlus 8T. Wait, you don’t remember the OnePlus 8? That’s not surprising, as the phone was a safe, sensible choice that had absolutely no standout features, making it entirely forgettable. The OnePlus 8T also makes you forget, but this time it makes you forget about charging, because its big new feature completely removes any worry about making sure you have a fully charged phone each morning.
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It isn’t an everyday occurrence that a company reports strong revenue and profit gains and experiences a sharp decrease in the stock price, falling 7% for the day. Yet that’s exactly what happened after Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) released its fiscal third-quarter 2020 results, which covered the period that ended on Sept. 6.
This seemingly incongruous situation may leave you scratching your head. So it’s a good time to look deeper into the report to see if there is anything that’s concerning.
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Demand remains strong
With strong roots in delivering pizzas that go back to its founding 60 years ago, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Domino’s has done well during the pandemic. Excluding foreign exchange translations, its third-quarter total sales grew by nearly 15%. Broken out geographically, U.S. same-store sales (comps) rose by 17.5% and were more than 6% higher internationally.
It is not merely the pandemic
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In a bid to lure budget-minded iPhone fans, the iPhone SE debuted in April for $399 (£419, AU$749). The iPhone SE’s specs and looks are similar to the iPhone 8 from three years ago, which is likely the reason why Apple discontinued its 2017 iPhone when it announced the iPhone SE.
Read more: iPhone SE 2020 is proof that Apple won’t actually bring back the tiny phone
When it first launched, the iPhone 8 cost $699, but the price lowered to $449 before Apple pulled the plug on it. These days, you can still get the phone from third-party retailers, sometimes for even less (You can get a new iPhone 8 on eBay, for example, for $359). But if you’re thinking of buying the iPhone 8 over the iPhone SE 2020 at that price, don’t. The iPhone SE may share many of the iPhone 8’s specs, but for $40
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Every year since 2003, whisky writer and critic Jim Murray releases his self-published annual Whisky Bible, and his top choices for the 2021 edition have just been announced. As usual, media organizations around the world immediately issued out headlines about ‘the best whisky in the world’. This year, the winner is a Canadian whisky, the Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye.
In the past, his best in show choices have raised some eyebrows. For example, when he picked a Japanese whisky in 2015 and a cheap Canadian rye whisky in 2016 he managed to create something approaching genuine controversy, at least within the whisky world.
However, he has few defenders within the whisky fan community. Blogs and whisky social media groups race each other every year to see who can start bashing the Murray bible first upon its release, complaining about his scores, making fun of his ‘Murray Method’ (a rigorous