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OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T get their first Android Pie-based open beta builds

OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T get their first Android Pie-based open beta builds

OnePlus was one of the first companies to roll out a stable Android Pie update for a non-Pixel device back in September (yes, even before Nokias started getting the fresh goodie packs), but last year’s OnePlus 5 and 5T are still stuck with their Oreo builds. Probably not for long, though, as the first international Open Beta software based on Android 9.0 is now available for both the OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5. It’s always hard to predict how much time will be needed to iron out last-minute kinks and start delivering official, wide-scale updates for the masses, but if you want to help speed up the process, you know what to do. If you own a 5T or OP5 and have already flashed an Open Beta build, you should receive this latest update momentarily over-the-air without having to do much. If instead you wish to migrate from the stable channel to the beta path, you’ll want to keep in mind Official Stable OTAs will stop once you follow these flashing instructions. As always, any and all feedback will be appreciated, as OnePlus will try to fix bugs and improve the general system stability as soon as possible. Reporting a glitch is easier than ever, by the way, for public beta testers, as the Feedback tool is now neatly integrated into your Community app. The Android Pie-based OxygenOS Open Beta 22 and Open Beta 20 updates for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T respectively bring a huge number of improvements to the table, starting with a “brand new” user interface and “brand new” navigation gestures (only for the 5T). There’s a new Do Not Disturb mode in the pipeline with adjustable settings, various “optimizations for background app process handling”, a few bug fixes and specific enhancements for the Communication and Weather apps, and last but not least, November security patches. Bottom line, there’s quite a lot to be excited about.
Video: Sean Hannity Asks Jared Kushner About Khashoggi‘s Murder, Gets Answer of Sorts

Video: Sean Hannity Asks Jared Kushner About Khashoggi‘s Murder, Gets Answer of Sorts

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner ducked a question about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in an interview on Fox News. Presenter Sean Hannity asked President Donald Trump's son-in-law about the killing of the journalist at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. Read more: Republican lawmakers privately considering dumping Donald Trump, MSNBC guest says Hannity asked Kushner whether a new alliance “emerging against Iranian hegemony” been been hurt due to the killing. “What is the status? I know that 17 individuals are being held responsible. And do you feel that we’ll get to the bottom of it if we haven’t already?” Hannity said. He said: “I think our intelligence agencies are making their assessments and we’re hoping to make sure that there’s justice brought where that should be.” He then went on to answer a question that had not actually been posed, namely about the “broader region,” and about how to “bring a deal about between the Israelis and the Palestinians.” No mention was made by Hannity over reports, including in The New York Times, that Kushner had advised the under fire Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman on how to deal with the global outcry against his purported role in The Washington Post journalist’s death. Khashoggi is said to have recognized one of the men, General Maher Mutreb, who allegedly told him: "You are coming back." Khashoggi replied: "You can't do that...people are waiting outside," the transcript said, according to CNN. He also repeatedly shouted: "I can’t breathe.” The transcript, which has not been independently confirmed, describes the sounds of Khashoggi's body being dismembered by a saw and the alleged perpetrators are advised to listen to music to block out the sound.
Wisconsin’s former Republican governor urges Scott Walker to veto GOP’s power grab

Wisconsin’s former Republican governor urges Scott Walker to veto GOP’s power grab

Former Wisconsin Governor Scott McCallum wants the Republican Party to play nice. In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Republican politician encouraged outgoing Governor Scott Walker to not subscribe to the GOP's efforts to weaken incoming Democratic governor Tony Evers' transition. To avoid the "appearance of sour grapes," McCallum proposed Walker should consider talking over forthcoming legislation with the Governor-elect before signing anything officially into law. "It is not transparent. It is not a good way to create public policy." The 68-year-old former lawmaker and businessman called the current state of politics a game between the Democratic and Republican parties. He proposed Walker veto many of the proposals that his party has put forward in haste to secure their outgoing power. "It appears completely political, like a power grab." Both Evers and Walker's predecessor Jim Doyle also criticized the last-minute efforts to retain Republican control. "Wouldn’t it be just a wonderful thing to conclude your tenure by changing the tone for the state and setting a good example for what can be done?"
Defense carries Seahawks to win Monday night; Cowboys could face Seattle in playoffs

Defense carries Seahawks to win Monday night; Cowboys could face Seattle in playoffs

Some NFL teams are resistant to conform to offensive trends. We've seen the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys rely on a stout defense to victory. On Monday night, it was the Seattle Seahawks who continued the defensive course. Linebacker Bobby Wagner and the Seahawks held the Minnesota Vikings to just one touchdown in a 21-7 win. Seattle scored 18 points in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach. Monday's win means the Seahawks are on the brink of a wild-card berth in the NFC. 5 in the conference. The Cowboys could very well host Seattle or Minnesota in the wild-card round of the playoffs. Regular season, offseason, draft season ... be the smartest Cowboys fan in any season! Get the latest news, analysis and insights delivered right to your inbox FREE.
Updated NFC playoff picture: Cowboys have the NFC East title in their grasp

Updated NFC playoff picture: Cowboys have the NFC East title in their grasp

*Editor's note: This story has been updated. The Cowboys now need one more win to clinch the NFC East title after the Washington Redskins lost to the New York Giants in Week 14. Team Overall Record Division Record Conference Record Dallas Cowboys 8-5 4-1 7-3 Philadelphia Eagles 6-7 3-2 4-6 Washington Redskins 6-7 2-3 6-5 New York Giants 5-8 1-4 4-7 Dallas Cowboys' remaining schedule Week Date Opponent Week 15 Sun, Dec. 16 @ Indianapolis Colts Week 16 Sun, Dec. 23 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 17 Sun, Dec. 30 @ New York Giants New York Giants' remaining schedule Week Date Opponent Week 15 Sun, Dec. 16 vs. Tennessee Titans Week 16 Sun, Dec. 23 @ Indianapolis Colts Week 17 Sun, Dec. 30 vs. Dallas Cowboys Philadelphia Eagles' remaining schedule Week Date Opponent Week 15 Sun, Dec. 16 @ Los Angeles Rams Week 16 Sun, Dec. 23 vs. Houston Texans Week 17 Sun, Dec. 30 @ Washington Redskins Washington Redskins' remaining schedule Week Date Opponent Week 15 Sun, Dec. 16 @ Jacksonville Jaguars Week 16 Sat, Dec. 22 @ Tennessee Titans Week 17 Sun, Dec. 30 vs. Philadelphia Eagles (X) New Orleans Saints (11-2) 2. (X) Los Angeles Rams (11-2) 3. Chicago Bears (9-4) 4. Dallas Cowboys (8-5) Seattle Seahawks (7-5) 6. Minnesota Vikings (6-5-1) Carolina Panthers (6-7) 10.
Dow Jones Futures Fall; Apple, Boeing, Visa, Tesla Stock Analysis

Dow Jones Futures Fall; Apple, Boeing, Visa, Tesla Stock Analysis

Dow Jones futures fell Monday morning, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures, but well off Sunday night lows suggesting imminent tests of stock market correction lows. But don't buy just on the RS line, as Apple stock, Boeing stock and Visa stock have shown. Apple stock, Boeing stock and Visa stock all showed bullish RS lines at various points in the past two months, only for share prices to fall. Apple Stock Apple stock was among the best-looking tech stocks in October. Apple's RS line also is at a seven-month low. Apple stock, as a member of the Dow Jones, S&P 500 index and Nasdaq composite, has been a big drag on the major averages over the past several weeks. Shares pulled back modestly to the 50-day line and not-too-distant 200-day, but the RS line stayed at or near record levels. Shares then rebounded, reclaiming their 50-day and 200-day on Monday, Nov. 3. Visa Stock Visa stock pulled back to its 200-day moving average a few times in the stock market correction, but the RS line didn't give up much ground and hit new highs a few times. Tesla Stock Tesla stock rose as high as 379.49 on Friday, above a 366.85 cup-with-handle buy point for much of the session before reversing to close down 1.4% to 357.96.
Comey says Trump ‘obviously’ obstructed justice in 2017 talk about Flynn

Comey says Trump ‘obviously’ obstructed justice in 2017 talk about Flynn

If Trump is not yet an unindicted co-conspirator to charges already filed by the special counsel and federal prosecutors against former Trump associates, “he’s certainly close,” Comey told Nicolle Wallace, host of MSNBC’s "Deadline White House" and an NBC News political analyst, during a discussion at the 92nd Street Y in New York Sunday night. It was Comey's first public appearance since prosecutors in New York and on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team offered the greatest insight yet into the extent of their respective probes via new sentencing memoranda for former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Dec. 10, 201813:49 The government for the first time Friday sponsored the account that Trump directed Cohen to commit a crime in making payments to women accusing him of affairs, Comey said. Comey at times simply offered analysis based on his experience as a former federal prosecutor, but more significantly at others drew on his firsthand knowledge of Trump’s conduct both as the former principal investigator in the Justice Department’s Russia probe and then as a witness. But if I were a prosecutor, and a public figure started attacking the credibility of one of my witnesses in a pending investigation, that’s something that I would look at very closely,” he said. Comey offered new insight into the circumstances that ultimately led Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn to plead guilty to lying to federal investigators, and to Trump’s state of mind as he was briefed about Russian meddling into the election. And Comey said bluntly that he took a chance early in the new administration by sending agents to interview Flynn without first negotiating with the White House counsel. “If there is significant information that would expose a lie by a major American public figure that the adversary nation knows, of course it’s a real concern,” he said. Sunday also marked Comey’s first public comments since he testified Friday for more than six hours before two House committees on both the Clinton email investigation and the Russia probe. Because that’s not something our internal affairs people let go of,” he said.
Amazon has more deals on the Apple iPad, iPad Pro and Apple Watch

Amazon has more deals on the Apple iPad, iPad Pro and Apple Watch

Time is running down with only 17 shopping days remaining until Christmas. With that in mind, offline and online retailers continue to knock a few bucks off of tech devices; this way they can attract some of those last minute shoppers.who are either procrastinators, or looking for the best bargains. Now that Amazon itself is selling Apple devices, Apple Insider notes that the online retailer has some additional Apple devices on sale like the 9.7-inch Apple iPad (2018), 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the Series 3/4 Apple Watch. The deals available from Amazon include: If you plan on buying one of the four tablets listed above, Amazon will sell you the Apple Pencil for $94.88, a 4% discount off the usual price. The accessory will work on all of the 2018 iPad models, and of course it is compatible with all iPad Pro tablets. We should also point out that if you order any of these devices from Amazon, shipping is free.

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