Save 400 on Vizios toprated 65inch TV

first_img Amazon Best Buy Vizio TVs Comments 1:34 Tags Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Vizio P-Series Quantum leaps ahead of the picture quality… The Cheapskate Share your voice Note: This post was updated to correctly indicate that the Vizio TV is the current, 2019, model. It was also updated regarding pricing and availability. The bonus deal was removed due to expiration. CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. 9 Now playing: Watch this: Vizio makes a great TV. And the P-Series Quantum, thanks to its quantum dots, wide color gamut and incredible brightness, is “hands down Vizio’s best TV ever, and one of the best-performing LCD TVs I’ve ever tested from any brand,” says David Katzmaier. Sarah Tew/CNET What’s better: A pretty good budget TV with a great price or a really good high-end TV with a great discount? TCL now rules the budget-TV space, while former budget champ Vizio is now focusing more on premium models. Case in point: The P-Series Quantum, which debuted in 2018 to sky-high praise from CNET’s David Katzmaier. His primary complaint: The $2,100 price tag, though it later dipped to around $1,500. Today, however, the newer, better, 2019 edition of the TV is on sale for an all-time low: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon has the Vizio P-Series Quantum 4K HDR 65-inch Smart TV for $989 shipped. That’s $9 less than a week ago. If Amazon happens to sell out again, you might try Best Buy, where the TV is selling for $999.99. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See it at AmazonI’m not a TV expert — again, you’ll want to read Katz’s P-Series Quantum review — but I know a good deal when I see one. This is a decidedly popular model among people who know their stuff. And because this is the just-released 2019 model, it has just nine user reviews at Amazon. Meanwhile, over 100 Best Buy customers collectively rated it 4.6 stars. Search elsewhere and you’ll find similarly enthusiastic praise. Why? Because the P-Series offers the best picture this side of OLED. Said Katz: “It’s blindingly bright, offering a superb HDR image and great performance in a bright room. Effective full-array local dimming creates deep black levels and minimizes blooming.” Meanwhile, it offers not only Vizio’s smart UI, with access to all the major streaming services, but also built-in Chromecast so you can branch out into what your phone or tablet has to offer. So again I’ll ask: Are you better off paying $800 for TCL’s 6 Series model, which is great by all accounts, or $998 for the previously $2,100 Vizio, which is “wow” by all accounts? last_img read more

Read more →

A BoseEinstein condensate has been produced in space for the first time

first_imgThe device consisted of a capsule containing a chip holding a group of rubidium-87 atoms, electronics, some lasers and a power source. It was activated once the rocket reached an altitude of 243 km, producing a BEC in just 1.6 seconds. Once the BEC was produced, 110 preprogrammed experiments were carried out in the six minutes it took the rocket to fall back to Earth.The BEC produced by the team was the first ever produced in space and marks the start of a new era in BEC research efforts. An international team of researchers has successfully produced a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) in space for the first time. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes creating a small experimental device that was carried on a rocket into space and the experiments that were conducted during its freefall. The payload of the sounding rocket in the integration hall at the European Space and Sounding Rocket Range (Esrange) in Sweden Credit: photo/©: André Wenzlawski, JGU Journal information: Nature Explore further Payload of the sounding rocket and all those involved in the undertaking, among them scientists of the MAIUS-1 project, employees of the German Aerospace Center, and employees of the Esrange rocket launch site Credit: photo/©: Thomas Schleuss, DLR More information: Dennis Becker et al. Space-borne Bose–Einstein condensation for precision interferometry, Nature (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0605-1center_img A Bose-Einstein condensate is a state of matter occurring after gas atoms with very low density are chilled to very near absolute zero and bunch up to form an extremely dense quantum state. Scientists are interested in producing them so that they can test their properties—theory has suggested that they could serve as the basis for highly sensitive sensors. Such super-sensitive sensors could be used to better understand physics phenomena such as gravitational waves. However, producing Bose-Einstein condensates is tricky, because gravity interferes with devices for producing and studying them. The current method involves dropping such devices from towers to allow them to do their work in a zero-gravity environment—but these experiments have just fractions of seconds to operate. Doing these experiments in space would be a much better option due to the microgravity environment.Realizing the potential of a space-based platform for conducting BEC research, the U.S. launched the Cold Atom Laboratory last May, though it is not yet fully functional. In the interim, the researchers with this new effort created a tiny device capable of producing a BEC and conducting a host of experiments on it, which they put aboard a rocket and launched into space. © 2018 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: A Bose-Einstein condensate has been produced in space for the first time (2018, October 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-bose-einstein-condensate-space.html Researchers are creating a spot colder than the vacuum of space inside the International Space Stationlast_img read more

Read more →