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The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990x is still the cheapest 64-core CPU by far


AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X – $3,499.99 at Micro Center
(roughly £2,700/AU$4,900)

You can currently get the monstrous 64-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X at a $490 discount, with potential for a further $300 saving if you purchase an eligible motherboard. Grab it while you can!View Deal

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, the firm’s mighty 64-core (128-thread) processor, has received another enticing price cut. It was slightly cheaper back in May, but we don’t expect the price to fall as low any time soon. Read More

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The Next Web

Why vehicle-to-grid charging could be the cheapest way to secure renewable energy


The UK electricity system is undergoing significant and rapid change. It has the world’s largest installed capacity of offshore wind, has effectively stopped generating electricity from coal, and has recorded a 20% drop in demand since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, this transition from traditional, reliable coal to weather-dependent wind and solar generation brings with it increasing challenges to match electrical supply and demand at every instant. This is where large grid-scale energy storage systems could help regulate and buffer supply and demand, and improve grid control. Read More

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Tech Radar

We tracked down the cheapest 64GB RAM module pair right now


OLOy MD4U322616DJDA 64GB DDR4 RAM – $180.00 at Amazon
(£229.99/roughly AU$250)
Sister publication Tom’s Hardware has drawn our attention to this seriously cheap 64GB RAM module from a company called OLOy. Upgrading to a dual channel setup is a great way to instantly improve performance, so grab it while you can!View Deal

We’ve never come across OLOy-branded memory before, but the two-year-old company is said to have consistently delivered some of the cheapest RAM modules on the market. Read More

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TechCrunch

America’s cheapest electric vehicles are coming courtesy of Chinese automaker Kandi – TechCrunch


Chinese electric vehicle and parts manufacturer Kandi Technologies Group is officially bringing two EVs to the United States through its subsidiary Kandi Americanews that has prompted run up in its share price in the past day. 

Kandi shares opened at $3.88 a share on Wednesday, jumping to $16.51 today. Shares have now settled below $9.

Kandi Technologies has been talking about bringing EVs to the United States for a couple of years. Now, two models are arriving as early as the end of 2020, beginning in a limited area in Texas. Both are priced under $30,000 before federal incentives. Read More

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The Verge

The cheapest Cam Link clone you can buy actually works pretty well


As The Verge’s resident live-streaming reporter, I do a lot of streaming on my own time, both because it’s fun and because I want to know a little about what it’s like for the people I cover. That’s meant I’ve gained a healthy appreciation for the various pieces of gear that make streaming possible — because streaming is the opposite of effortless. Things break constantly, and most of the time for no obvious reason. (There but for the grace of god go we, etc.) All of that said, I’ve found that upgrading my stream setup is one of the few true pleasures I have left; there’s nothing quite as satisfying as adding a new camera or microphone or chat command that might elevate a viewer’s experience. Read More

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Tech Radar

Here’s the cheapest 4G LTE tablet out there – and businesses will love it


Teclast P20HD Android tablet – $119.99 at Gearbest
(£98.75/AU$177.49)
This Teclast device is the cheapest 4G-enabled Android tablet on the market right now. It’s made even cheaper with coupon code GBTECLAST123, which knocks the price down to a mere $119.99. Grab it while you can!View Deal

Teclast has been a regular fixture on TechRadar Pro over the past few years and we’ve reviewed roughly a dozen of its various products. Now, the company has announced an entry level Android tablet (the P20HD) which, at the time of writing, is the most affordable 4G LTE tablet on the market. Read More

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Tech Radar

The cheapest gaming and workstation PCs might now sit in the cloud

There are numerous video game streaming services around these days, and there are remote virtual workstations offered by large cloud companies like Amazon and Oracle. The former are limited to games, whereas the latter cost more than some people might want to spend.

But apparently, there is a solution: a cloud-based gaming PC with dedicated storage that can be used to run performance-demanding professional applications.

Shadow offers subscription to access a powerful gaming PC in the cloud. Specifications of PCs Shadow offers are well defined and therefore the service provides a certain level of predictability when it comes to performance, yet the actual experience depends on stability of internet connection and ping. Shadow uses Open Compute Project servers running Intel Xeon processors as well as Nvidia Quadro graphics hardware (because it needs to virtualize access to GPUs) to enable its services.  Read More

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Tech Radar

This 55-inch TV is probably the cheapest large format display in the world


55-inch Spectre U550CV-U TV – $249.99 (roughly £200)
Whether you plan to use it as a large format screen or a CCTV monitor, you’ll find the Spectre U550CV-U hard to beat. Nothing rivals its whopping 55-inch viewable area at this price and, with four external video connectors, it will cater to most mainstream use cases.View Deal

Spectre is a popular US-based company that specializes in display solutions, primarily for the consumer market. Over more than 35 years in the business, it has carved out an enviable niche as a budget player with keen pricing. Read More

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Tech Radar

Get the UK’s cheapest broadband deals this weekend with Plusnet’s bargains


Sure, you can get some fancy add-ons with broadband deals, some impressive incentives and even some flashy speeds but for the bargain hunters, a good price tag is all that really matters.

And no internet provider does cheap bills better than Plusnet right now. On both its fibre plan and basic ADSL offering, Plusnet is the UK’s cheapest provider of internet.

Choose fibre broadband deals and you’ll pay just £22.99 a month. While that is already one of the cheapest offers out there, Plusnet is throwing in a £75 Mastercard on top, effectively bringing the price right down to just £18.82 each month. Read More

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Tech Radar

Here’s the cheapest hard drive per TB right now

The WD Elements desktop hard disk drive is the most affordable hard drive on the market, regardless of form factor (2.5-inch or 3.5-inch) and type (internal or external).

At $220, the 12TB version (WDBWLG0120HBK) is already a bargain and it’s the cheapest per TB across the range. However, using the trick described below, you can shave another 15% off the price, bringing the cost to just under $187. That’s a mere $15.58 per Terabyte – the lowest we’ve seen in a year (since last Amazon Prime Day, actually). Read More