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NVIDIA’s new ‘GeForce Now RTX 3080’ streams games at 1440p and 120 fps

NVIDIA has unveiled its next-generation cloud gaming platform called GeForce Now RTX 3080 with “desktop-class latency” and 1440p gaming at up to 120 fps on PC or Mac. The service is powered by a new gaming supercomputer called the GeForce Now SuperPod and costs double the price of the current Priority tier.

The SuperPod is “the most powerful gaming supercomputer ever built,” according to NVIDIA, delivering 39,200 TFLOPS, 11,477, 760 CUDA Cores and 8,960 CPU Cores. NVIDIA said it will provide an experience equivalent to 35 TFLOPs, or triple the Xbox Series X, roughly equal to a PC with an 8-core CPU, 28GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and a PCI-GEN4 SSD. 

NVIDIA launches GeForce Now RTX 3080-class gaming at up to 1440p 120fps

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As such, you’ll see 1440p gaming at up to 120fps on a Mac or PC, and even 4K HDR on a shield, though NVIDIA didn’t mention the refresh rate for the latter. It’ll also support 120 fps on mobile, “supporting next-gen 120Hz displays,” the company said. By comparison, the GeForce Now Priority tier is limited to 1080p at 60 fps, with adaptive VSync available in the latest update.

It’s also promising a “click-to-pixel” latency down to 56 milliseconds, thanks to tricks like adaptive sync that reduces buffering, supposedly beating other services and even local, dedicated PCs. However, that’s based on a 15 millisecond round trip delay (RTD) to the GeForce Now data center, something that obviously depends on your internet provider and where you’re located. 

NVIDIA’s claims aside, it’s clearly a speed upgrade over the current GeForce Priority tier, whether you’re on a mobile device or PC. There’s a price to pay for that speed, though. The GeForce Now premium tier started at $50 per year and recently doubled to $100, which is already a pretty big ask. But the RTX 3080 tier is $100 for six months (around double the price) “in limited quantities,” with Founders and priority early access starting today. If it lives up to the claims, it’s cheaper than buying a new PC, in any case. 

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This Android TV box streams movies and shows to your TV in up to 6K glory

TLDR: The Q Plu Android TV Box can turn any TV into a streaming TV, capable of playing back all your favorite streaming media or video files right out of the box.

While it probably feels like every TV today is now a smart TV, that’s not actually the case. In fact, there are plenty of TVs who need some real help if you want them to stream anything from popular streaming services to movies to games to even pictures.

Thankfully, with the help of an Android box, it’s become incredibly easy to stream your favorite media right to the biggest screen in your home and really enjoy TV or a movie the way it was intended.

With the Q Plus Android TV Box from Mesay, users get a surprisingly powerful, surprisingly swift little media box that can centralize your entire home viewing experience, including a host of versatility that should have your TV playing virtually any media file option you can throw at it.

Equipped with the latest Android 9.0 OS, this slim tabletop box has a real beast under the hood in the form of a formidable H6 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor, the most professional quad-core CPU performance available in a networking Android box. 

In addition to that processor, the Q Plus is also packing a specialized Mali-T720MP2 GPU for improved processing speed and better video playback experience. Coupled up with the 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, the application runs smoother, accelerates HD faster, plays graphic-heavy games faster, and makes sure users don’t get stuck in one of those endless buffering cycles that absolutely takes you right out of your film or TV show.

With specs like that, it’s no wonder the Q Plus can handle it all, supporting up to 6K resolution and even 3D functions for an ultra-clear, ultra-crisp video display that up to four times better than other streamers.

The unit also comes with both WiFi and Ethernet LAN support, you can connect easily via cable at home or wirelessly anywhere. It even includes a whole mess of other connection ports, including USB 2.0 and 3.0, HDMI, and even an SD card slot to playback virtually everything.

The Q Plus Android TV Box usually retails for $99, but with the current deal, you can save 15 percent off your purchase and get the Q Plus for only $84.95.

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This smart ear cleaner streams video from your ear to your phone for the best possible clean

TLDR: The Bebird N3 Pro 2-in-1 Ear Cleaning Tweezer and Rod Set lets you stream what’s happening in your ear so you can actually see what’s going on while you clean.

There may be no tech area that’s seen a greater benefit from the decade-long smartphone wars than those dealing in digital imaging.

With various Android and iOS models competing to house ever smaller, ever more powerful, ever more detailed cameras on board, that windfall of technological advancement is now spilling over into tiny cameras showing up everywhere.

And the Bebird N3 Pro ($76.95, 44 percent off, from TNW Deals) puts one of those itty-bitty cameras in one of the oddest places ever — right in your ear.

Actually, it’s not all that crazy when you think about it. This 2-in-1 ear cleaning tweezer and rod set addresses one of the biggest issues with using cotton swabs to clean wax out of your ear canal. Beyond the potential safety problems, they just don’t do a very good job.

In fact, most cotton swabs either smash wax around or can even push it deeper into your ear. That makes sense…considering you can’t see what you’re doing. 

Backed by funders on Indiegogo, the N3 Pro’s newly designed 10 million pixels HD camera and LED light lift the veil off what’s happening in your ear. Once it’s synced to the Bebird N3 Pro app on your phone or tablet, users get an ultra detailed, high quality look at what’s inside your ear so every buildup can be attacked and eliminated.

Using a high-tech robotic arm, the N3 Pro comes with three variably-sized rubber-coated tweezer tips with its own spoon attachment that can fit into almost any ear, gripping and extracting or even scooping out any earwax in there to leave the entire area completely clean.

The N3 Pro doesn’t just make you hunt around in there either. The unit has 360-degree angle detection to help reach debris from any approach, and the 6-axis smart gyroscope actually detects any movement in the cleaning tweezer so users can reach everything while always protecting against the chance of accidentally damaging the eardrum.

Even with the light, the N3 Pro has its own temperature control to avoid overheating, while the anti-slip design keeps the tool firmly in-hand at all times. 

Boost your ear cleaning game with the Bebird N3 Pro 2-in-1 Ear Cleaning Tweezer and Rod Set, normally priced at $139, but now almost half off at only $76.95

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