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  • Writer's pictureAdam Doud

Episode 8: OnePlus Is All Grown Up Now

Updated: Apr 20, 2020


Image credit: OnePlus

OnePlus released two of the most anticipated smartphones of the year this week – the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro. We didn’t get a device in to review for ourselves, so instead we took a tour around the internet to some of the best reviewers on the internet for our Review Roundup. Plus, we take a moment to look at the gear we use to make this podcast.

OnePlus 8 Pro reviews we covered:

Techradar: OnePlus 8 review

Samsung is finally killing off S-Voice, and no that’s not the same as Bixby, but let’s be honest, it should probably kill Bixby too.

Back in 2016, Foxconn said it would build a billion dollar factory in Wisconsin and hire thousands of employees. Four years later, no factory, no jobs, and more and more lies.

Bloomberg says that Apple is going to redesign the next iPhone based largely of the latest iPad Pro. Weren’t iPads designed after iPhones originally?

Apple launched its latest edition of the iPhone SE, which is basically an iPhone 11 shoved into the body of the iPhone 8.  We’ll be reviewing it in a later episode.

A crowd-sourced project to name all 16.1 million colors in the spectrum.  Make sure to vote for Benefit of the Doud Gold!

If you’ve ever been watching a movie on your phone and you have to bounce the volume up and down for dialogue and explosions, you’re not alone and Reddit has the answer for you. 

Quibi will allow users to watch on TV, kinda killing the point of Quibi, while at the same time acknowledging that people want to watch content on TVs.

This is an in depth look at Weird Al Yankovich. It’s not particularly techy, but it’s a great read and he’s a triumph of all nerds everywhere.

Disney is using CGI to cover up naked lady butts in movies like Splash to make them safe for whoever has never seen a butt before.

On Star Wars day (May the fourth be with you), Disney plus will debut an eight-part documentary series on the making of Mandalorian.

We got a trailer for a new game coming sometime in the future called Unplugged: Air Guitar which uses hand tracking in the Oculus Quest to play air guitar.

Dell released a refresh on its XPS lineup. The Verge has a review of the latest and greatest.

We have been searching for Earth 2 for quite a while now and NASA may have actually found it. 

Amazon is giving Alexa a more natural sounding long form voice as if what was missing from Alexa was Alexa talking more. 

Apple looks to make a change to how its laptops stay charged, hoping to increase battery health long-term.

Facebook is walking back its plans for cryptocurrency for all, in a move that surprises absolutely no one.

Spice up your next zoom meeting with backgrounds from a Galaxy far, far away.



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