OnePlus Will Launch a Special Edition Nord Smartphone Alongside OnePlus 8T on October 14



OnePlus Will Launch a Special Edition Nord Smartphone Alongside OnePlus 8T on October 14


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OnePlus Will Launch a Special Edition Nord Smartphone Alongside OnePlus 8T on October 14

OnePlus is bringing its OnePlus 8T this week, and the teasers just don’t seem to stop. Almost every day now, OnePlus is feeding the excitement ahead of the OnePlus 8T with teasers about either the OnePlus 8T smartphone itself, or other products that the company might launch alongside the smartphone. The latest comes from OnePlus’ Nord Instagram handle. The company has hinted that a new Sandstone variant for its more affordable OnePlus Nord smartphone might also be launched during the October 14 launch event.

The OnePlus Nord Instagram handle shared an image, which seems like the OnePlus Nord’s back panel’s impression on black sand. The company is calling the Sanstone variant of the OnePlus Nord a special edition. The company has not said if this will be any different from the OnePlus

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Apple Special Event 2020: Should You Really Buy the New 5G iPhone?

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Five Gs? In This Economy?

Of America’s many religious holidays, few generate as much fervor as New iPhone Day, the annual Special Event when Apple unveils the latest iteration of a thing millions of us now can’t live without. (Full disclosure: I’m typing this on a MacBook, in arm’s reach of an iPhone, an iPad, a set of AirPods and various dongles needed to charge and connect all this junk.) 

The holiday is a bit weird this year, though. For starters, the coronavirus bumped the

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The Full Nerd special episode: Ryzen 5000 claims the gaming crown, Radeon RX 6000 benchmarks

In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee and Adam Patrick Murray talk about AMD’s newly announced “Zen 3”-based Ryzen 5000 chips and Radeon RX 6000 performance.

It’s official: AMD is staking a claim on being the “world’s best gaming CPU” with four Ryzen 5000 CPUs based on its new Zen 3 cores. Gordon goes over what’s changed from Ryzen 3000, and explains just how bad this is for Intel’s desktop chips.

If that isn’t enough for you, AMD also dropped a performance preview of its upcoming Radeon RX 6000-series graphics cards. Brad tells you just what these preview numbers mean for Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3000 cards, and AMD’s own ambitions.

You can witness it all in the video embedded above. You can also watch The Full Nerd special episode on YouTube (subscribe to the channel while you’re there, or listen to it

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The Nintendo Switch is actually in stock, including the Animal Crossing special edition

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Ever since the pandemic hit, Nintendo has been struggling to keep up with demand for its Switch and Switch Lite game consoles. But according to an early August GameSpot report, Switch console production is back in full swing — or close to it, at least. And while inventory levels are hardly back to normal, in recent weeks it’s been possible to actually find the Switch at online stores like Best Buy and Amazon at its regular $300 price.

Case in point: Right now, the Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition is actually in stock at Amazon for $299. Note that this special edition of the Switch just comes bearing snazzy Animal Crossing artwork. You still need to buy the Animal Crossing game separately. 

In many cases these consoles are still popping in and out of stock like soap bubbles bursting in the bath. But now that we’re seeing

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What’s so special about the harvest moon?

Celebrated in songs and folklore, the harvest moon is the best known of the year’s full moons. In 2020, the Northern Hemisphere’s harvest moon occurs on Thursday, October 1.

As the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, it has a characteristic that make it stand out. It’s not that it rises at sunset — that’s true of all full moons. It’s that it’s close to sunset for a few days in a row.

On average, the moon rises 50 minutes later each day. But at this time of the year, the interval is much shorter — about 25 minutes a day, and even less at more northern latitudes. That means that, not just for one day but for a few days in a row, the moon is big and bright on the eastern horizon in the early evening.  Hence the name: During the crucial harvest time, farmers got a

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Pivot Technology Solutions, Inc. Mails Information Circular for Special Meeting of Shareholders

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2020 /CNW/ – Pivot Technology Solutions, Inc. (TSX:PTG) (“Pivot“), a full-service information technology provider, is pleased to announce that it has mailed a management information circular (the “Information Circular“) and related proxy materials for the special meeting of Pivot shareholders (“Pivot Shareholders“) to be held virtually on October 23, 2020 (the “Pivot Meeting“), to obtain Pivot Shareholder approval of the plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement“) with Computacenter plc (“Computacenter“) and 1264283 B.C. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Computacenter, pursuant to which 1264283 B.C. Ltd. will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Pivot (“Pivot Shares“) for consideration consisting of C$2.60 cash per Pivot Share, for an equity value of approximately C$105.8 million, which was previously announced on September 9, 2020.

The Arrangement
The C$2.60 price per Pivot

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light Preorder Details: Special Editions, Bonuses, And More

Bungie is kicking off the next era of Destiny 2 in just a few weeks. Destiny 2: Beyond Light releases November 10, bringing with it a new campaign, location, and tons of smaller changes to an already huge game. Beyond Light is available to preorder on PS4, Xbox One, Steam, and Stadia, and is coming to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 as well. As always, there are a number of different editions to get.

Season 11, called Season of Arrivals, kicked off in Destiny 2 back in June, continuing the story of the Guardians in their ongoing battle to save humanity. The chain of events in Season 11 will lead into the upcoming expansion. As a new power emerges from the ancient pyramid ship above Europa, Jupiter’s frozen moon, the Guardians will be called to investigate its harsh frontier, infiltrate the Golden Age Braytech facility, and discover its

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210 scientists highlight state of plants and fungi in Plants, People, Planet special issue

210 scientists highlight state of plants and fungi in Plants, People, Planet special issue
Five broad themes that encompass the State of the World’s Plants and Fungi report 2020 are featured in this stylised illustration. (a) Resources for exploring plant and fungal properties; (b) The influence of global biodiversity policy; (c) Unlocking the useful properties of plants and fungi; (d) UK and UK Overseas Territories; (e) New insights into global knowledge of plants and fungi. Credit: Plants, People, Planet

The Special Issue, ‘Protecting and sustainably using the world’s plants and fungi’, brings together the research—from 210 scientists across 42 countries—behind the 2020 State of the World’s Plants and Fungi report, also released today by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


This is the first time that over 200 scientists have come together and collaborated to deliver a vital update, not only on the status of the world’s plant life, but also the world’s fungi. Humanity’s existence and well-being depends on plants and fungi—from our food

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TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2020 /CNW/ – Pivot Technology Solutions, Inc. (TSX: PTG) (“Pivot“), a full-service information technology provider, is pleased to announce that it has mailed a management information circular (the “Information Circular“) and related proxy materials for the special meeting of Pivot shareholders (“Pivot Shareholders“) to be held virtually on October 23, 2020 (the “Pivot Meeting“), to obtain Pivot Shareholder approval of the plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement“) with Computacenter plc (“Computacenter“) and 1264283 B.C. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Computacenter, pursuant to which 1264283 B.C. Ltd. will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Pivot (“Pivot Shares“) for consideration consisting of C$2.60 cash per Pivot Share, for an equity value of approximately C$105.8 million, which was previously announced on September 9, 2020.

The Arrangement
TheC$2.60price per Pivot Share

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Why Orange Cats are Special, According to Science

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Cat owners report that orange cats are more affectionate

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Orange cats are thought to be the friendliest of all cats, but is this just a myth? Self-report surveys indeed suggest that orange cats are more affectionate. This finding, however, could be a result of confirmation bias or the self-fulfilling prophecy, with cat owners looking to support their own stereotypes.

Yet, there are other plausible reasons for why orange cats may be more affectionate. The gene responsible for the orange color is sex-linked, resulting in a much higher likelihood that an orange cat will be male versus female. Although the research is far from definitive, male cats have been said to be slightly friendlier than female cats, which could explain the loving nature of orange cats. Accordingly, “tortitude” may be partially explained by the fact that tortoiseshell cats are almost always female.

But might there be another reason, besides

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