OnePlus 5 Is the ‘Fastest Selling’ OnePlus Device Ever, Says Carl Pei

OnePlus 5, the Chinese company’s new flagship smartphone, was launched on Tuesday, and it has hit a milestone within a day of launch.

Carl Pei, OnePlus Co-Founder, has revealed that the new OnePlus 5 smartphone has become the fastest selling OnePlus device ever. Unfortunately, Pei hasn’t shared any numbers to support his claim but is likely that it’s based on the response OnePlus 5 has received in pre-orders. Soon after the launch, OnePlus 5 was up for pre-orders in select regions with an Early Drop system which will see shipments begin on Wednesday itself. “The first numbers are in, the OnePlus 5 is our fastest selling device ever,” Pei wrote in a tweet.

OnePlus 5 Is the 'Fastest Selling' OnePlus Device Ever, Says Carl Pei

The OnePlus 5 smartphone will be available for wider sales on June 27. The Chinese company will be launching the new OnePlus 5 in India on Thursday, and the smartphone is set to go on sale soon after the unveiling.

OnePlus 5 price in the US and select European regions starts at $479 (roughly Rs. 31,000) and EUR 499 (roughly Rs. 35,900) respectively for the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. The 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant comes at $539 (approximately Rs. 35,000), and EUR 559 (about Rs. 40,000) in the US and the select European markets, respectively.

To refresh on the specifications, the OnePlus 5 features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Optic AMOLED display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 and runs OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It supports dual-SIM with dual-standby and is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. It will be available in 6GB with 64GB storage and 8GB RAM with 128GB storage options.

One of the biggest marketed features of the OnePlus 5 is its dual rear cameras. The OnePlus 5 sports a 16-megapixel main camera (Sony IMX398 sensor, 1.12-micron pixels) with an f/1.7 aperture coupled with a 20-megapixel telephoto camera (Sony IMX350 sensor, 1-micron pixels) with an f/2.6 aperture. It also sports a 16-megapixel front camera.

 

Trash Can Nachos: The Tastiest Nachos You Could Ever Dream Of

Nachos never go out of style, they keep popping up into the food arena. Every now and then, someone does some sort of experiment with these simple, crunchy Mexican corn chips. Baked Nachos were the most popular trend till this restaurant in Las Vegas took it a step forward. The trend this time is taking the Nachos to the extent of your very own trash can.

Guy Fieri, the famous American restaurateur and Television personality, has created his very own version of Nachos, i.e “Trash Can Nachos”. His Mexican restaurant-cum-bar in Las Vegas named El Burro Borracho is known for this crazy creation. Fieri invented this dish at the 2015 South Beach Wine & Food Festival, showing his loyal fan following a live demo of the dish. Fieri accurately figured out the correct way of serving baked Nachos – through layers and layers of cheesy goodness, tender meat, and spicy peppers.

Trash Can Nachos: The Tastiest Nachos You Could Ever Dream Of

Trash Can Nachos involves placing the Nachos on a baking sheet. The Nachos are alternately layered with:

• Crumbled Chorizo meat
• Shredded white and yellow Cheddar cheese
Black beans, which could be solid or pureed and are a classic Mexican staple
Super-Melty Cheese (SMC)

which is a thick cheesy sauce created by Fieri exclusively for this dish. It uses three different cheese combined with some jalapeno pickle
Pico de Gallo, which is a fresher form of the salsa dip with red onions, tomatoes, and lime.

Once the layers are created, the nachos are baked inside a trash-can-like tin for about two minutes. The can is then withdrawn from the oven and garnished from the top with sliced jalapeno, sliced red onion, julienned radish, more shredded cheese and chopped cilantro. The can is then taken over to the diner’s tables where it is emptied straight into the serving plate. Trash Can Nachos are served piping hot with the stringy, melty, gooey cheese in every layer. The flavours of the nachos and the cheese fuse into the meat and pickle’s flavours. The mounds of Mexican ingredients add to the overall Mexican flavour and leave you craving for more. The nachos retain their crispness as they have not been cooked for too long.

Who would’ve thought such an easy method, albeit with the use of a dirty-looking house implement, would give out the most delicious nachos ever? Trash Can Nachos have trended everywhere and many people travel vast distances just to sample Guy’s marvelous creation.

Kudos to Guy Fieri for patenting this wonderful dish!

We’re hoping to sample these cheesy, crispy nachos sometime really soon!

 

The 12 Craziest Things That Have Ever Happened at Starbucks

You probably know what to expect when you visit your local Starbucks — a strong cup of coffee, a barista who spells your name wrong, and slightly overpriced parfaits in the display case. America’s favorite coffee chain is pretty standard on a day-to-day basis. But every once in awhile, something extraordinary happens. From adorable proposals to obscene sex acts to celebrity sightings, Starbucks has seen it all.

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1. AN ACT OF KINDNESS INSPIRES AN 11-HOUR PAY-IT-FORWARD CHAIN.

A Florida woman at a Starbucks drive-through paid for her iced coffee at 7 a.m. and requested to pay for the caramel macchiato the stranger behind her had ordered. That recipient of that first act of kindness decided to pay it forward, and so did the next person. Eventually, employees began keeping a tally outside the drive-through window.

“It makes your day better, I think,” Lexie Kane, a customer who participated in the pay-it-forward chain, told the Tampa Bay Times.

The chain continued all day until the 379th customer declined to partake around 6 p.m.

2. ONE MAN TRIES TO MASTURBATE IN EVERY STARBUCKS IN NEW YORK CITY.

First, you read that right. Second, ew. And third, there are 283 Starbucks in New York City. That makes for one hefty goal.

If that’s not creepy enough, the man — known as Mister PeePee — also planned on photographing his, um, results. He announced his plans on a podcast and kept an account of his exploits on Twitter.

In a now-deleted tweet, he wrote, “Today’s Starbucks visit is rated as a 4 Boner. Spacious, clean, excellent coffee, strong wifi, no interruptions & 1 hot chick.”

If you’re in New York City, may we suggest never using a Starbucks bathroom again? Or if you must, scrub your hands with hot water before you leave.

3. SOMEONE PROPOSES AT THE ORIGINAL STARBUCKS LOCATION IN SEATTLE.

Kenna Rusk was working at the original Starbucks location in Seattle six years ago when Ethan Knapp walked in to fill out a job application. They started dating. Then last November, the pair returned to where they first met.

“When we got to the original Starbucks, I half-joked something sappy like ‘If it wasn’t for this Starbucks we probably wouldn’t have met,’ then I said I wanted to be sure we got a picture out front before we left,” Rusk told BuzzFeed News.

Halfway through their photo session outside, Knapp got down on one knee and proposed, bringing their relationship in an adorable full circle. Then, she posted a photo of her beautiful new ring on Instagram… with her trusty Starbucks iced coffee in the background.

The couple tied the knot two weeks ago, and the initial photos are totally breathtaking.

No Starbucks in sight thus far, but we wouldn’t put it past this couple to incorporate their favorite coffee chain somehow. Cake pops instead of cake, anyone?

4. A MAN SLIPS HIS NUMBER TO A CUTE BARISTA…THEN THINGS GET FREAKY.

In the early 2000s, Scott Tayloe marched up to a cute Starbucks barista in Florida, Josh Holder, and gave him his number. “Call me sometime,” he said. But the call never came. Unbeknownst to Scott, Josh was in a relationship.

A few years later in 2004, Josh was meeting a friend for drinks at a bar. His friend had met another guy at a party that she thought would be perfect for him. It turned out to be Scott. Josh remembered — he even had his phone number still stored away. They spoke on the phone daily for the next week, then met for their first real date. Seven years later, Scott slid a note under Josh’s door: “Starbucks Boy, will you marry me today?”

Today, they live together in Los Angeles with their son, Hayden. Mop up your tears now.

5. A WOMAN GIVES BIRTH IN THE BATHROOM.

In a move that should secure both mother and baby free coffee for life, a woman gave birth in the bathroom of a Starbucks in Colorado. She must have the highest pain tolerance ever, because she reportedly walked out of the store carrying her baby and was heading down the street when the paramedics arrived. The happy new family was taken to a hospital and both were in good condition.

6. A COUPLE WRITES AND EXCHANGES COFFEE-THEMED VOWS.

“I want to macchiato an honest woman out of you,” Jordan Senz promised DeAnna Dodson. The Wisconsin couple scaled down their original wedding plans for financial reasons, choosing instead to simply sign papers in the presence of a reverend on New Year’s Eve.

Reverend Donnie Onley offered to perform the wedding either at his house or in a public place. The couple chose Starbucks, since they’d be there to get their morning coffee anyway. It was intended to be a quiet affair. But when someone at the store noticed what was going on, the local paper was called and reporters showed up to capture the moment.

After the couple said “I do” and sealed their vows with a kiss, Senz got one more pun in: “I promise to love you a latte.”

7. A MAN ORDERS A $54.75 DRINK — AND GETS IT FOR FREE.

Andrew Chifari really loves his coffee. Last May, he set out to order the world’s largest Starbucks drink ever, which turned out to include 60 shots of espresso plus mocha, white mocha, caramel, hazelnut, and protein powder in a 128-ounce glass. The whopper would have cost him $54.75, but because he’s a Starbucks Gold member, he scored it for free. Go big or go home, right?

8. TAYLOR SWIFT AND JAKE GYLLENHAAL MEET FOR COFFEE.

‘Twas the red cup seen round the world: Taylor Swift clutching a red Starbucks cup in one hand, her other arm slung over Jake Gyllenhaal’s shoulder. One paparazzi snap later, and the two were an official item.

Taylor’s love of Starbucks is so well-documented by the paps — she’s rarely seen in public without a cup in hand — that even her own mother mistook her “Blank Space” lyric “got a long list of ex-lovers” for “Starbucks lovers.”

9. SENIORS BURST INTO A ZUMBA FLASH MOB.

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Can you imagine a more unassuming location for a surprise flash mob? A group of dancers in their 60s, 70s, and 80s took their local Starbucks by storm to perform a Zumba routine. We dare you not to smile.

10. A COUPLE PULLS OFF AN ACTUAL STEAMPUNK-THEMED WEDDING.

A wedding at Starbucks is already pretty quirky. But one couple upped the ante by throwing a steampunk-themed wedding. (Steampunk, for the uninitiated, is a subculture that fuses the aesthetics of the 19th century with sci-fi, fantasy, and industrial-powered technology.) The scene was caught on camera by a surprised customer. For more details, check out the bride’s epic Pinterest board, which documents her dream feathered top hat, crazy intricate corset, and a Victorian Gothic-style Nerf gun. We’re not sure exactly what this all has to do with Starbucks, but we’ll take it!

11. A MANAGER GOES BALLISTIC—AND THE WHOLE MOMENT GOES VIRAL.

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When customer Ruby Chen didn’t promptly provide her name for the barista to write on her cup, a nearby manager named Melissa got upset. She took to Facebook to describe the incident.

melissa started to shout at me saying hey helloooo with very bad attitude. The only thing I said to her is “sry I don’t hear you but you don’t have to yell.” And till now, I haven’t figured out which word aggravated her. Then She took the scanner away as I was trying to pay then told me to leave and never go back. I was trying to ask other employees who I can speak to. She thought I am leaving with the straw on my hand (I picked it up before everything happened), she said I am stealing the straw.

When the video went viral, Starbucks apologized, gave Chen a $100 gift card, and fired Melissa.

12. A COUPLE ANNOUNCES THEIR PREGNANCY IN A PRECIOUS WAY.


Reddit user Upstream15 put a personalized twist on four Starbucks cups for an unforgettable pregnancy announcement. Too cute, you guys. Too cute.

Ever thought of taking a boat into a Hawaiian volcano spouting lava?

Kilauea Volcano

Is your experience with volcanoes limited only to what you learn in school and the movies Volcano (1997) and Dante’s Peak (also 1997)? You think they’re something only to be viewed on the Discovery Channel?

Well, for your next holiday you should consider exploring the Kilauea Volcano, Kalapana in Hawaii. Tourists can approach the volcano by boat and walk on its surface. Kalapana was a town which was completely covered in lava in 1986. Due to the slow lava movement, there were no casualties.

Kilauea Volcano is located at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, located on Hawaii’s Big Island. For this you need to fly in to Hilo International Airport (ITO), which is only 45 minutes from the Park.

Boat tours take 3 hours and are $200 (Rs 12,895) per person. A private charter would cost you $1200 (Rs 77,388)

Hikes take 3.5 hours and is $150 (Rs 9671) per person.

You also have the option of hiring as bike and doing the tour on your own, and each bike can be rented from anything between $20-$40 (Rs 1290- Rs 2579)

Kilauea volcano lava flow spitting into the air and ocean. (Shutterstock)

Tourist on hike near Kilauea volcano around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, USA. (Shutterstock)

Hawaii tourist helicopter company flies at sunrise. (Shutterstock)

Kilauea Lighthouse on Kauai. (Shutterstock)

The Kilauea volcano erupts on the island of Hawaii with plumes of fire and smoke. Rivers of lava head to the ocean making new land. (Shutterstock)

Hikers in Kilauea Iki Crater (Shutterstock)

Active Halema’uma’u crater in the Kilauea caldera at Volcanoes National Park, Big Island of Hawaii. (Shutterstock)