The 3 Best And Worst Things About The OnePlus 5 - Forbes

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The OnePlus 5 continues OnePlus' tradition of offering high-end hardware at a competitive price. Although, that price is a touch higher than the OnePlus 3T was. The OnePlus 5 has a Snapdragon 835, 6-8GB of RAM, and a dual camera array starting at just $479. So, is the OnePlus 5 worth it? Here are the three best and worst things about this phone.

The Best

Battery life: OnePlus chose to stick with a passable 1080p AMOLED display this year rather than step it up to 1440p like most high-end phones. I'm sure this was partially a cost decision, but it also ensures the phone's 3,300mAh battery keeps it ticking for a long time. You'll have no trouble making it through a day, and probably most of the next one. I've seen over six hours of screen time with heavy use during the day, which is solidly above average.

Fingerprint sensor: OnePlus has somehow managed to get one of the best fingerprint sensors in its new phone. Perhaps this is technology borrowed from parent company Oppo, but the OnePlus 5 is lightning fast to recognize fingerprints and wake up. The sensor is beneath the screen at the bottom of the phone, and it doubles as the home button. Just a tap on the sensor like you would when going home is enough for your print to be recognized. It's faster and more accurate than the galaxy S8's sensor. It's truly impressive for the price.

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2018 Toyota Camry First Drive - Edmunds.com

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2018 Toyota Camry

For well over two decades, the Toyota Camry has been the dependable no-brainer pick among midsize family sedans. Many millions have been sold, and it has been the top-selling car in the U.S. the last 15 years running. If our recent drive is any indication, the fully redesigned 2018 Toyota Camry looks set to extend that streak.

That's because while the new 2018 edition does everything current Camry buyers expect, it also uses significantly less fuel and comes standard with active safety features such as adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking. But that's the sort of thing that's expected when a new Camry comes out. The 2018 Camry goes even further thanks to significant changes that give it an appealing personality and a broader range of performance.

Yes, we just used two P-words not normally associated with a Camry, and with a straight face.

A Striking New StanceThe new Camry hints at its personality and performance from a dozen yards away, with proportions that benefit greatly from the longer, lower, wider treatment. Its roof and hoodline are a full inch lower, it stands 0.7 inch wider and, depending on the specific model, it's anywhere between 1.2 and 1.9 inches longer. But the new look is anything but nose- or tail-heavy because the wheelbase has also been stretched a full 1.9 inches.

The design's newfound sleekness is further enhanced by a distinctly lower window line and handsome sheet metal that features a defined crease that knifes through the door handles. Camry L models (L, LE and XLE) wear a more intricate front end than the sportier-looking S models (SE and XSE), which also feature more prominent side skirts.

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Virgin Mobile, Sprint's prepaid brand, is offering a year's worth of 'unlimited' data on the iPhone for $1 - Business Insider

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Virgin is going all-in on the iPhone. Apple

Just a week after it started giving away a year’s worth of “unlimited” data for next to nothing, Sprint has launched more hyper-aggressive moves — this time for its prepaid brand Virgin Mobile.

Virgin Mobile on Wednesday said that, for a limited time, it would offer customers a year of its new “unlimited” data plan for a base price of $1. (There are small taxes and fees on top of that, though.)

The company also said it will only sell iPhones going forward. As in, no more Android.

Virgin Mobile calls the new plan “Inner Circle,” and says that it will go for $50 a month after the first 12 months of service. It’ll be open to new and existing Virgin Mobile users who buy an iPhone outright and make the switch prior to July 31. Those who stick with the plan for two years and buy another new iPhone will then get six more months of service for $1.

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There Are Some Hidden Features In Pokémon GO's Big Gym And Raid Update - Forbes

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Pokémon GO just got its biggest update since launch. The game is in sort of a limbo state right now, with the new update pushed out to phones all over the world but the new features for gyms and raids not yet live. We can see the little icons out in the world, but we still get the "gyms are under construction" message when we try to interact with them. I can also see raids listed under my "nearby" feature, but the game says that I'm not high level enough for this feature yet. This seems...incorrect. Unless Niantic is keen to rope off raids for 99% of its players. Some of the smaller quality of life features for the new update are already live, however, and you can see them in action now.

Chief among these is the ability to search through your Pokémon, something that's a nice little tool to have when you've got 200+ creatures in your collection. It's a bit easy to miss, but there's now a little search bar at the top of your "Pokémon" screen. You can type in the name of a creature if you want to check how many candies you've got or trigger an evolution, or you can search by type if you want to gear up for combat. The latter will likely be the most useful application of the new feature, especially with raids on the way. Having plenty of different types of Pokémon at the ready to counter some big monster is bound to come in handy.

There's also now a "visual indicator" for unvisited Pokéstops, specifically a little blue ring that surrounds the in-game icon. Before now, that information was conveyed by turning visited Pokéstops purple and then switching them back to blue over time. It appears Niantic wanted to go with something a little more distinct to make it crystal-clear when you could visit a Pokéstop again. It doesn't hurt that it's usable by colorblind trainers, either. 

Just a few little features meant to augment the bigger changes that should hopefully be activating soon. Stay tuned for more updates on Pokémon GO's biggest change since launch, which the developer is hoping will get some players back out and playing as the weather gets hot in the Northern Hemisphere and kids get out on Summer break. We'll see. I tend to think that the combat system is fundamentally broken and tweaks won't save it, but it's possible that those gym badges are all I need to start fighting again.

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Kia tops JD Power initial quality survey. See how other cars rank - USA TODAY

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 14:  2015 Playmate of the Year
Top small car: Chevrolet Sonic hatchback
Top small premium car: BMW 2 Series
Top compact car: Kia Forte
Top multi-purpose vehicle: Kia Soul
Top compact premium car: BMW 4 Series
Top midsize car: Toyota Camry
Top midsize sporty model: Ford Mustang
Top minivan: Chrysler Pacifica
Top midsize premium car: Lexus GS
Top premium sporty car: Porsche 911
Top large car: Kia Cadenza
Top small SUV: Kia Niro
Top small premium SUV: Mercedes-Benz GLA
Top compact SUV: GMC Terrain
Top premium SUV: Porsche Macan
Top midsize SUV: Kia Sorento
Top premium midsize SUV: BMW X6
Top midsize pickup: Nissan Frontier
Top large SUV: Ford Expedition
Top large premium SUV: Infiniti QX80
Large heavy-duty pickup: Chevrolet Silverado HD
Top large light-duty SUV: Chevrolet Silverado
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 14:  2015 Playmate of the Year
Top small car: Chevrolet Sonic hatchback
Top small premium car: BMW 2 Series
Top compact car: Kia Forte
Top multi-purpose vehicle: Kia Soul
Top compact premium car: BMW 4 Series
Top midsize car: Toyota Camry
Top midsize sporty model: Ford Mustang
Top minivan: Chrysler Pacifica
Top midsize premium car: Lexus GS
Top premium sporty car: Porsche 911
Top large car: Kia Cadenza
Top small SUV: Kia Niro
Top small premium SUV: Mercedes-Benz GLA
Top compact SUV: GMC Terrain
Top premium SUV: Porsche Macan
Top midsize SUV: Kia Sorento
Top premium midsize SUV: BMW X6
Top midsize pickup: Nissan Frontier
Top large SUV: Ford Expedition
Top large premium SUV: Infiniti QX80
Large heavy-duty pickup: Chevrolet Silverado HD
Top large light-duty SUV: Chevrolet Silverado
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South Korean automotive brands topped the ranks in one of the auto industry's most closely watched quality surveys. USA TODAY

Kia's new Niro crossover was top small SUV(Photo: Greg Jarem)

For a second straight year, Kia has taken the top spot in one of the auto industry's most closely watched quality surveys.

The company is part of South Korean conglomerate Hyundai, and, as if to underscore its success, another Hyundai corporate brand, luxury maker Genesis, took second place in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, which J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study ranks brands by the number of flaws found by owners in their new cars in first 90 days.  Genesis is a relatively new stand-alone brand, having been established in an announcement from Hyundai in late 2015.

Detroit's Big 3 — General Motors, Ford Motor and Fiat Chrysler — all showed improvement, J.D. Power said. For the second year, the three collectively had fewer problems reported in their vehicles than import brands.

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