Bhangra brothers: We danced every day in lockdown

The brothers ran high-energy dance classes from their living room in Harrow every day during lockdown.

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ET Weekend Deals: $380 Off Dell Alienware Nvidia RTX 2060 Gaming Desktop, Apple Watch SE for $259

Step up your game with a Dell Alienware desktop. Today you get one of these systems with an RTX 2060 graphics card and a Core i5 processor on sale with over $380 knocked off the retail price.

Dell Alienware Aurora R9 Intel Core i5-9400 Gaming Desktop w/ Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD ($849.99)

Dell’s new Alienware Aurora gaming desktops utilize a new case design with RGB LED lighting and it comes equipped with a powerful Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics card, which is capable of running the latest games with next-gen effects including ray tracing. You can get it now from Dell marked down from $1,229.99 to $849.99.

Apple Watch SE 40mm GPS Smartwatch ($259.00)

Apple’s Watch SE is a more affordable alternative to the new Watch Series 6. It’s more than twice as fast as the old Apple Watch Series 3 and comes loaded with useful features to track your fitness activity. By default this watch is priced over $100 lower than Apple’s Watch Series 6, but now you can get one from Amazon marked down from $279.99 to just $259.00.

Insignia NS-43DF710NA21 43-inch 4K UHD HDR Fire TV Edition Smart TV ($199.99)

Insignia’s 43-inch 4K TV features HDR support and Amazon’s Fire TV software. This allows the TV to stream content from various sources, and it enables you to control your TV with voice commands using an included voice remote with Alexa support. Normally this model would cost $299.99, but right now you can get it for $199.99 from Amazon.

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones w/ Alexa Voice Control ($278.00)

With powerful noise-cancelling technology, these headphones provide a superior music-listening experience by eliminating ambient noise. They can last for up to 30 hours on a single charge, and for a limited time you can get a set of these headphones from Amazon marked down from $349.99 to just $278.00.

Featured Deals

  • Alienware Aurora R9 Intel Core i5-9400 6-core Gaming Desktop with RTX 2060, 512GB SSD for $849.99 at Dell (List price $1,229.99)
  • Apple Watch SE 40mm GPS Smartwatch for $259.00 from Amazon (List price $279.00)
  • Insignia NS-43DF710NA21 43-inch 4K UHD HDR Fire TV Edition Smart TV for $199.99 from Amazon (List price $299.99)
  • Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones w/ Alexa Voice Control for $278.00 from Amazon (List price $349.99)
  • Echo Show 8 8-Inch Smart Display + Blink Mini for $69.99 from Amazon (List price $164.98)
  • Ring Video Doorbell 3 1080p Video Doorbell + Echo Show 5 for $149.99 from Amazon (List price $289.98)
  • Fire TV Stick Lite 1080p Streaming Media Player for $17.99 from Amazon (List price $29.99)
  • Kindle 8GB 6-Inch WiFi eReader (Ad-Supported) + 3 Months Kindle Unlimited for $59.99 from Amazon (List price $89.99)
  • Fire TV Stick 1080p Streaming Media Player for $27.99 from Amazon (List price $39.99)
  • Fire TV Stick 4K Streaming Media Player for $29.99 from Amazon (List price $49.99)
  • Fire TV Cube 4K Streaming Media Player + 1 Year Subscription Food Network Kitchen for $79.99 from Amazon (List price $119.99)
  • Fire TV Recast 500GB 2 Tuner Over-the-Air DVR (1TB 4 Tuner for $180) for $129.99 from Amazon (List price $229.99)
  • Echo Show 5 5.5-Inch Smart Display + Blink Mini for $49.99 from Amazon (List price $124.98)
  • Echo Show 2nd Gen 10.1-Inch Smart Display + Two Philips Hue Bulbs for $149.99 from Amazon (List price $259.98)
  • Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus 1080p Video Doorbell + Echo Show 5 for $169.99 from Amazon (List price $319.98)
  • Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart Speaker + Sengled Bluetooth Bulb for $18.99 from Amazon (List price $49.98)
  • Echo Buds True Wireless Earbuds with Active Noise Reduction for $79.99 from Amazon (List price $129.99)
  • Blink Mini 1080p Indoor Plug-in Smart Security Camera for $24.99 from Amazon (List price $34.99)
  • Echo Flex Plug-in Mini Smart Speaker for $9.99 from Amazon (List price $24.99)
  • Echo Auto + 6 Months Amazon Music Unlimited for $19.99 from Amazon (List price $49.99)

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Get Huge Savings On These Desktop Computers From Dell, HP, Lenovo and More

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No one could have predicted the importance of a home office in 2020! With most of us working from home or helping kids attend virtual school, we’re relying on a home workspace now more than ever. And as we all invest in improving our work areas, it’s important to think about upgrading our computers as well.

Laptops are great for convenience’s sake, but while we continue to stay safe sheltering in place, it’s vital to establish a separation between work and play within our homes. That’s where a great desktop comes in. We no longer have commutes, so it’s easy to get used to working in bed, on the couch, or at the dinner table. But wouldn’t it be nice to be able to close the door on work at 5 pm, both literally and figuratively?

Desktops aren’t portable, but in 2020 this might be their best attribute. By ensuring that your desktop stays at your desk, there are immediately work boundaries set. And aside from helping you disconnect, there are plenty of other reasons desktops can be preferable to laptops.

Why choose a desktop?

Though laptops are convenient, desktops with similar parts as their portable counterparts are still proven to work faster and smoother. That’s likely due to the fact that desktops are able to utilize full-size parts, which pack more punch than the smaller parts used for laptops. If you’re looking for a quick and reliable computer, desktops are the way to go.

Aside from better performance, there’s also the important factor of price. Thanks to their convenience, laptops can usually cost a pretty penny. And despite being bigger in size, desktops don’t necessarily come with a heftier price tag.

When it comes to value, desktops definitely win out over their laptop counterparts. And when you need to make an upgrade, it’s much easier — and less expensive! — to make changes to desktops than it is to upgrade a laptop. The same goes for potential repairs as well.

There’s also the issue of comfort, where desktops also have an edge thanks to their full size keyboards and mouse options. Though these things are also possible to use with a laptop, they tend to take away the ease of portability.

If you’re in the market to get a desktop for your home, we’ve rounded up some desktop computers that are currently on sale from top tier brands. Whether you’re in the market for a renewed or refurbished, or maybe a brand new gaming desktop, check out these killer sales:

Dell Desktops

Dell has always been a reliable electronic brand, with that unforgettable “Dude, you’re getting a Dell” ad campaign to boot! But catchy phrases aside, Dell desktops are reliable and powerful computers available in a wide range of prices. And when you select a refurbished or renewed version, you’re getting an even sweeter deal.

HP Desktops

HP is a trusted name in the world of computers, and for good reason. They build dependable desktop computers, and if you look into their renewed or refurbished models you can get an incredible deal. Here are two great options that are both available now for under $500.

Lenovo Desktops

If you’re looking for an affordable desktop option, Lenovo desktops are packed with impressive technology while remaining easy on the pocketbook. And if you choose a renewed or refurbished computer you can get them for a steal.

Periphio Desktops

Maybe you’re looking for a desktop that can help you escape all that is 2020. If that’s the case, Periphio Gaming desktops are an amazing option for PC gaming. And there are many options at a wide range of prices, currently on sale for as much as 40 percent off.

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Starlink Beta Speed Tests Put Traditional Satellite Internet to Shame

SpaceX has been launching batches of Starlink internet satellites on a regular basis since May 2019, and there are now hundreds of nodes in its megaconstellation. That provides sufficient coverage that SpaceX has started rolling out a beta test of its new satellite internet service. According to data from Ookla Speedtest (and analyzed by our colleagues at PCMag), Starlink is living up to its lofty speed claims

Starlink joins a market that has long been dominated by a handful of companies like HughesNet and Viasat that offer sluggish satellite internet as a last resort for consumers who don’t have any other options. The current network features almost 900 satellites, some of which orbit much lower than traditional internet satellites. That helps Starlink deliver higher speeds and lower latency. 

While Starlink isn’t cheap with its $500 equipment fee and $100 monthly bill, it’s vastly outperforming the other satellite internet providers. In its invitation emails, SpaceX promises between 50 and 150Mbps, and it’s running well inside that range. With the launch of the beta, Ookla has seen the average Starlink speed jump from 30-40Mbps all the way to 79.5Mbps down. 

The speed comparison is not kind to the old guard of satellite internet. HughesNet ekes out a mere 19.84Mbps down, and Viasat isn’t much better with 24.75Mbps. The difference in upload speeds is even more stark. While Starlink is currently managing a 13.8Mbps average upload, HughesNet and Viasat are at 2.64and 3.25Mbps, respectively. 

Everyone focuses on download speeds, but you need a decent upload for the video chats that have become such an important part of our lives during the pandemic. Latency is also an important part of real-time services like video chats. Again, Starlink is blowing other satellite internet services out of the water. The Ookla data shows Starlink with 42ms of latency on average. That’s enough to make video chats bearable. HughesNet, by comparison, has 728ms of latency. SpaceX even claims its network will be able to get under 20ms by next summer. I get 8-10ms on my home cable connection. 

Currently, Starlink’s beta is only available to select customers in the northern US. CEO Elon Musk has said he hopes to expand the beta into Canada. Eventually, the Starlink megaconstellation will feature at least 12,000 satellites with coverage for most of the world.

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