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ET Deals: 12-Core Ryzen Threadripper for $280, Prime Member Discounts on Fire Tablets

ET Deals: 12-Core Ryzen Threadripper for $280, Prime Member Discounts on Fire Tablets

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Building your own high-end PC? For today only, you can snag an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 12-core CPU for just $ 279.99 on Amazon. That’s over $ 100 off the list price, so don’t sleep on this discount.Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains…Featured Deals • Today Only: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 12-Core/24-Thread Desktop Processor for $ 279.99 at Amazon (List price: $ 399). • Prime Exclusive: Amazon Fire HD 10 32GB 10.1-inch 1920×1200 Wi-Fi Tablet with Special Offers for $ 99.99 at Amazon (List price: $ 149.99).Want a nic...
Samsung Unveils Galaxy A70 With Huge 6.7-inch Display, 32-Megapixel Selfie Camera

Samsung Unveils Galaxy A70 With Huge 6.7-inch Display, 32-Megapixel Selfie Camera

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Samsung just launched the flagship Galaxy S10 series, but it’s not ignoring the midrange. The newly announced Galaxy A70 may offer a more appealing option compared with the extremely expensive Galaxy S10. The Android Pie-based A70 has a massive 6.7-inch display, a 32-megapixel selfie camera, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The Samsung A-series phones are usually positioned below the flagship S-series and Note phones, but...
SpaceX Launches First Satellites to Extend Broadband Coverage

SpaceX Launches First Satellites to Extend Broadband Coverage

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.This morning, SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 with a payload that could be significant in the long term. The primary mission was to put Paz, a satellite operated by Hisdesat and intended for Earth observations, in orbit. The other two satellites are the first broadband satellites SpaceX has developed for Project Starlink.Starlink, if you don’t recall, is SpaceX’s plan to build a network of relatively low-cost communication satellites. The initial plan called for 7,500 satellites; the new plan is to launch 12,000. Of these, 7,518 satellites will sit in very-low earth orbit (VLEO), while the rest sit in a standard non-geosynchronous low Earth orbit.This satellite network would connect to ground base st
Turing Robotics Files for Bankruptcy Without Ever Delivering a Phone

Turing Robotics Files for Bankruptcy Without Ever Delivering a Phone

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.The Turing Phone looked like an interesting device when Turing Robotics Industries (TRI) unveiled it back in 2015. The phone packed powerful hardware, a modern build of Android, and it was fully encrypted. This was back when most phones were not encrypted — it didn’t even have a data port. The excitement died down after a series of delays and changes, and the phone still hasn’t shipped. It’s increasingly unlikely that it ever will now that TRI has filed for bankruptcy in Finland, where it was set to manufacture the device.Like many smartphone startups, TRI conducted a big social media campaign and lined up pre-orders for its phone at up to $ 870. Keep in mind, this was 2015 when smartphones didn’t cost near
Phantom v2640 High-Speed Camera Can Film 11,750fps in Full HD

Phantom v2640 High-Speed Camera Can Film 11,750fps in Full HD

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.Vision Research isn’t in the business of making boring old “regular” cameras. It’s the leading maker of high-speed digital cameras, and the latest Phantom v2640 is really something else. This camera records at greater-than-HD resolution, but that’s not the impressive part. No, the impressive part is that it records at greater than HD resolution at a mind-boggling 6,600 frames per second. You can push it even higher at lower resolutions.The Phantom v2640 has a 4MP CMOS image sensor, which might not sound like a lot. However, it’s capable of capturing at the full resolution of that sensor at the aforementioned 6,600fps. That’s a resolution of 2048 x 1952. If you turn it down to full HD (1080p), the Phantom v26
How to Build a PC in 2018: Choosing the Right Components

How to Build a PC in 2018: Choosing the Right Components

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When we write about the PC market at ExtremeTech, it’s almost always from the DIY or enthusiast perspective. But we don’t actually talk much about that most basic of tasks — how to build a PC. The actual assembly process isn’t usually all that difficult, but choosing the right components can be tricky. Let’s talk about it.Note: Because this is meant to serve as a general purchase guide, rather than a specific “Here’s a great Intel or AMD system,” I’ve kept the recommendations general and intended to suit an audience unsure where to start pulling together data on the topic. Questions on peripherals like mice and keyboards are also beyond the scope of this article.CaseWhile components like the CPU and GPU will determine what your machine can do in an absolute sense, which chassis you pick is

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