OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition announced, is exclusive to T-Mobile USA

Surprise! The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition is the extra long name of the company’s second 5G phone. However, it’s not the missing 5G version of the 7T Pro.

At least not for anyone not on T-Mobile US as this is an exclusive for the North American carrier. There’s no word on pricing yet or when the phone will be released. This is also the only way to get the 7T Pro in the US, by the way.

The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition (boy, this gets tiring) is essentially the same hardware as the 4G version of McLaren Edition other than the new modem. This means that compared to the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, you gain a slightly faster chipset (S855+) and charger (Warp Charge 30T).

OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition, exclusive to T-Mobile US OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition, exclusive to T-Mobile US
OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition, exclusive to T-Mobile US

Do note that the original 5G model seems to have disappeared from online stores in the US, however. T-Mobile in particular also discontinued the 4G version of the 7 Pro, but you can still find it on oneplus.com.

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Hey Robot is a party game that tests how smart Alexa is

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Sometimes, it can feel impossible to get what you want from a smart assistant. That problem is the premise of a new board game called Hey Robot, which tasks players with getting Alexa or another digital assistant to say a specific word before their opponents can.

The gameplay works much like Taboo: players are given a selection of words, and they have to figure out what they can ask a smart assistant that will get it to recite the word without saying any form of the word in their question.

“The game works because the devices don’t work that great,” says Frank Lantz, one of the game’s creators. “It’s very funny. You think, ‘Oh this is going to be easy. How hard can this be?’ But that’s the thing. It actually can be very challenging, and…

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TinaCMS — Open source editing tool-kit for Gatsby and Next.js sites

Hi folks 👋 We’re really excited to share TinaCMS with you all. The editing experience of traditional CMSs hasn’t changed much in the last decade or two and we feel that developers need something better to give their clients and teams. We feel we have something truly remarkable for you 🙂 TinaCMS allows you to bake-in editing functionality into your Gatsby and Next.js sites for a live editing experience that’s more similar to Squarespace than WordPress. We’ve open-sourced Tina so developers can use it without restrictions for commercial and personal projects. If you want to get involved with the project and I urge you to get involved with the community. https://tinacms.org/community/ Let us know what you think! …Bonus points if you can guess what TinaCMS stands for (tip: it’s a “recursive acronym”).

Watch Mark Zuckerberg’s Libra congressional testimony here

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On Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will answer questions from Congress about the company’s latest venture into blockchain and cryptocurrency, Libra.

The hearing comes after months of heated debates from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who are concerned about whether Facebook should create its own global currency. The head of the Libra Project, David Marcus, made the case for Libra in front of Congress earlier this year, but it wasn’t enough for lawmakers. Now, Zuckerberg will sit in front of members of the House Financial Services Committee in an attempt to quell their concerns about the project.

The hearing is being streamed on the House Financial Services Committee’s YouTube channel and C-SPAN.

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Samsung teases new Exynos chipset, promises cutting-edge processor

Samsung tweeted a teaser for the next Exynos chipset. It didn’t reveal too much, but those “new frontier” and “cutting-edge processor” labels hint at a new flagship chip.

Earlier this year, Samsung Foundry completed development of 5nm EUV chips, which are expected in 2020. According to the company, those promise 25% better silicone density, 20% lower power consumption or 10% higher performance at the same power draw.

As you can imagine, rumors are swirling that the Galaxy S11 will launch with a 5nm chipset – the new Exynos or the next Snapdragon flagship. Qualcomm is expected to go with TSMC for the next Snapdragon, as TSMC is also ready to deliver 5nm chips in 2020.

The Samsung Tech Day 2019 conference starts today with the keynote scheduled for a few hours from now. This will be a perfect venue to announce a new chipset. Note that here are rumors that Samsung will unveil the Exynos 9630 – a mid-range chipset – so we may have to wait a while longer before we see the Galaxy S11 chipset.

Product Managers Job Satisfaction — How to become a better product manager

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