OnePlus Buds review: amazing price, average earbuds

From the outside, OnePlus Buds look pretty much interchangeable with the Apple AirPods (Image: GETTY • ONEPLUS • EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS ) Alongside its new OnePlus Nord smartphone, OnePlus launched its first pair of wireless earbuds to compete with the likes of the Apple AirPods, Google Pixel Buds, Galaxy Buds+ and more. So, has the plucky smartphone start-up – which has gained an immensely passionate following thanks to its stylish devices with powerful specs sold at competitive prices – managed to capture the same magic with its latest accessory? Well, honestly,…

Shark bombshell: How landmark study rewrites link between Megalodon and great whites | Science | News

The great white is a species of large mackerel shark which can be found in the coastal surface of all major oceans. It is known for its daunting size, with some growing up to 20 feet in length – but most are much smaller, with females averaging around 15 to 16 feet and males tending to be between 11 and 13 feet. But these huge creatures are a drop in the ocean compared to the huge Megalodon that once roamed the seas. Meaning “big tooth” scientists believed the extinct species…

Classic cars: Drivers urged to pack these key parts before a UK driving holiday staycation

“Classic cars, that do a lot of work with, often like to leak a little bit, so often oils, fluids and coolants may leak out. “We always recommend people either take a good look around themselves and make sure the car is fit for purpose. “You’ve got the right oil in, it’s in good condition, you’ve got coolant in the car, the batteries are in good condition and basically making sure the car is prepped and ready to go.” The RAC confirms it is “crucial” to take time out to…

Mortgage rates UK: Why payments could be set to rise by £2,690 a year | Personal Finance | Finance

Millions of consumers may find borrowing more expensive, years after the COVID-19 crisis, due to the damage done to credit scores during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s been suggested. Dents to credit scores due to extra credit utilisation and missed payments could potentially leave millions of borrowers paying more in interest for many years to come, according to Credit Karma UK. The warning has come following research from the money website, which estimated the long-term cost for consumers who see their credit scores damaged during the economic fallout of COVID-19. The analysis…

Heart attack symptoms: Creased earlobes are a lesser-known warning sign

Heart attacks are frightening experiences, and in some cases can prove deadly. In order to reduce your risk of the condition, knowing all the potential warnings is important – including the lesser-known signs. One such sign is found in a person’s ear. For a person with normal earlobes this entails smoothness, whereas an earlobe with a crease, fold, straight line or wrinkle which appears to cut the earlobe in half could mean you’re at risk of a heart attack. Physician Dr Sanders T. Frank published a letter in 1973 in the New England Journal of Medicine…

Portugal holidays: What British tourists must do now to enter – latest travel advice | Travel News | Travel

Portugal holidays currently require Britons to quarantine for 14 days on their return. The country’s absence from UK’s “safe” list of countries Britons can travel to has caused an uproar. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) existing travel advice is: “From July 4, Madeira and the Azores are exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. Thermal screening will be in place for all at airports as mainland Portugal tries to crack down on coronavirus entering the country. It’s compulsory to wear face masks at all times and…

Billie Eilish takes on One Direction star Harry Styles in race for U.K. Number 1 | Music | Entertainment

Unfortunately, Eilish isn’t guaranteed to get her top spot this week, as it looks like she will have some competition from a former member of One Direction. Harry Styles has seen a good amount of success in the charts since the return of his solo music career. His latest bop, Watermelon Sugar, has sat on the charts for some time – but this week it is getting dangerously close to the top spot. Last week, Watermelon Sugar enjoyed the top-ten spot of number seven, after weeks in the charts. Now,…