Samsung is offering major discounts on its 4K and 8K QLED TVs — here are the best deals
- Samsung has been building high-quality and well-designed TVs for some time now, and the company has announced a pretty massive sale on its Q-Series TVs. Deals range from the beautiful, but very expensive, Q900-Series 8K TVs, to the slightly more affordable Q60R-Series 4K TVs. All of the TVs on sale use QLED tech to offer incredible image quality, and they're all smart TVs, so you can download your favorite streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, and more.
- Still, the number of dimming zones will be more than enough for most, and you'll get excellent black levels and contrast with these TVs. The Samsung Q70R-Series TVs may be one step down from the TVs mentioned above, but they still have QLED technology and a 4K resolution.
- Frame dimming is when your TV dims the entire screen at once, but you'll still get a great image quality compared to other TVs in the price range.
The legendary B-2 stealth bomber made its first flight 30 years ago today — here's why it's still one of the world's most feared warplanes
- The B-2 made its first flight 30 years ago, but the US Air Force's stealth bomber remains one of the world's most feared aircraft.
- It's seen combat in Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and is one of the US's most formidable — and mysterious— weapons.
- It's the only known stealth bomber in the world, capable of dropping both conventional and nuclear payloads.
- First flown on July 17, 1989, the B-2 was originally intended to carry nuclear bombs deep into Soviet territory by evading detection.
- With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the B-2 has been used to drop non-nuclear bombs.
- Its first overseas deployment, to Guam, was in 1998, and it made its combat debut during the Kosovo War in 1999, and has since flown sorties in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya.
Tesla cuts prices and simplifies its product line
- Tesla implemented across-the-board price cuts for its vehicles on Monday, making most versions of the Model S, Model X, and Model 3 more affordable.
- At the same time, Tesla eliminated the most affordable versions of the Model S and Model X, called Standard Range, from its product lineup.
- The price of the Long Range Model S (now the cheapest Model S) dropped from $85,000 to $79,990.
- The price of the high-end Model S Performance model actually increased from $96,000 to $99,990.
- Previously, "Ludicrous Mode" was a $20,000 upgrade on top of the Performance model's $96,000 base price.
- For Tesla's more expensive models, the price cuts more than offset the July 1 reduction.
- Tesla's price cutting isn't limited to the United States.
- The Model 3 Performance got a 14 percent price cut, from €65,580 to €56,370.
Tiger Woods laughs off Brooks Koepka's snub ahead of The Open
- Ahead of the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush Tuesday, a relaxed, more reflective Woods was asked whether he had tapped into any of the local knowledge of the likes of Portrush local Graeme McDowell or Northern Ireland natives Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke.
- The 43-year-old golfer explained how he has been to Ireland many times to fish and play golf, with the likes of the late Payne Stewart and Mark O'Meara, but he admitted he'd never been this far north (Portrush is in Northern Ireland, which remains part of the UK).
- Woods described Royal Portrush as "wonderful" and an "unbelievable golf course," adding it was "amazing" the Open hasn't been played here since 1951.
- A three-time champion, Woods won his last Open title at Hoylake near Liverpool in England in 2006, but he sent shockwaves around Carnoustie last summer as he briefly took the lead haflway through the final round during his comeback year from spinal fusion surgery.
This Amazon Prime Day deal lets anyone try 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for free
- If you're a Kindle user or simply like to read, then you're probably familiar with Amazon's massive range of e-books in the Kindle store.
- For super-avid readers, however, Amazon has a service called Kindle Unlimited that gets users access to a huge range of those e-books (over 1 million, in fact) — meaning you can read to your hearts content.
- Of course, it's worth noting that you don't necessarily need a Kindle e-reader to take advantage of the Kindle Unlimited service.
- It also offers current magazines, and unlimited access to thousands of audiobooks, so even if you don't have time to actually read, you can still enjoy some great titles.
- You can also cancel your subscription any time, so if after the three months you end up deciding that Kindle Unlimited isn't right for you, you don't have to pay any more.
Tesla just slashed prices by nearly 8% and dropped some models in a bid to simplify its lineup
- Tesla has slashed the price of its cheapest car, the standard range Model 3, while discontinuing other base models in a bid to simplify its lineup, the company said.
- In the United States, the standard Model 3 now begins at $38,990 according to Tesla's website, down about $100 from $39,900 last month.
- The long range and performance versions of the car now cost $47,990 and $54,990, respectively, down from $49,900 and $59,900 last month.
- The company also discontinued the standard version of its Model S and X vehicles.
- The cheapest version of the Model S sedan, the long range, now sells for $79,990, or about $4,000 more than the base model previously cost.
- The standard range Model X has also been cut from Tesla's lineup, with the lowest-priced version of the SUV now selling for $84,990, down from $91,000.
Tesla drops cheapest Model X, S variants, cuts prices to simplify lineup
- BEIJING (Reuters) - Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has dropped the standard-range variants of its Model X and Model S from its product lineup and adjusted prices across its range, in a sales push that comes days after the U.S. electric vehicle maker reported record deliveries.
- The discontinuation of the standard-range variants, however, means a rise in starting prices - to $84,990 for the Model X and $79,990 for the Model S, excluding potential buying incentives.
- Earlier this month, Tesla said global deliveries of its three models in the second quarter of this year rose 51% from the previous quarter to a record 95,200 vehicles.
- In China, the world’s largest market for electric vehicles, Tesla’s changes on Tuesday pushed the starting price of its Model X to 790,900 yuan ($115,068) and Model S to 776,900 yuan.
Tesla drops Standard Range versions of Model S and X
- Tesla has discontinued the Standard Range versions of the Model S and Model X, effectively increasing the minimum price of each car by a few thousand dollars, reports Reuters.
- The company’s online configurator now only lists the Long Range and Performance models of each car as being available to order.
- Tesla has also cut the price of the cheapest version of the Model 3 currently sold online, the Standard Range Plus model, from $39,900 to $38,990.
- Electrek estimates that this is the third significant change the company has made in this year alone, as it attempts to tweak its lineup to maximise profits.
- In a recent email to its employees, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk said that the company would need to conduct serious cost-cutting measures to become profitable, despite having just raised more than $2 billion.
Tesla drops 'Standard Range' Model S and Model X, lowers prices of 'Long Range' variants and Model 3
- Tesla has made a tweak to its model lineup, eliminating the entry-level ‘Standard Range’ variants of its Model S and Model X vehicles.
- The change means that it’s now more expensive overall to get into either the all-electric Model S sedan or the Model X SUV, but the automakers also lowered the price of the new entry-level ‘Long Range’ variants of each vehicle – and dropped the starting price fo the Model 3 to $38,990.
- Reducing the number of model variants at the top end of Tesla’s lineup should help it minimize costs and focus high-end buyer appetite on trim levels with greater profit potential for the automaker with less production complexity.
- Tesla’s second quarter vehicle deliveries were the highest on record, totalling 95,200 vehicles with the most affordable car in the lineup, the Model 3, accounting for around 80 percent of the overall mix.
PRIME CHEAP: Frag like a frustrated teenager with Logitech’s G502 Proteus gaming mouse at just $35
- Logitech makes some of the most well loved models on the market, and it says its G502 line has been among the best-selling mice ever, since it was first introduced in 2014.
- It’s designed to suit various right-hand grips, features a crazy-accurate 12,000 dpi sensor, 11 programmable buttons, and removable weights to tune it just the way you like.
- They’re great for work too, because you can set up multiple profiles for the buttons and have them do productive things like copy and paste, or switch between browser tabs.
- Amazon has the excellent G502 Proteus on sale for just $34.99 for Prime customers right now; that’s $50 off its sticker price, and $10 off its usual cost on the site.
- You’d be hard-pressed to find a more well-appointed model in this price range.