Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Headset Prices Drop Dramatically; New K-12 Laptops Debut

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Microsoft’s new Mixed Reality headsets are available at prices far below their introduction targets, while the company is highlighting new low-cost laptops meant to aid in its fight against Google’s Chromebooks.

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Nvidia Calls for Limits as Crypto Hysteria Pushes GPU Prices Sky High

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You can thank the surge of interest in cryptocurrency for the increase in graphics card prices, but Nvidia is trying to do something about it. “Trying” is the operative word here.

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AMD Slashes Ryzen CPU Prices to Take On Intel’s Coffee Lake

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AMD is slashing Ryzen prices in response to Intel’s Coffee Lake launch. If you’ve been eyeing a new AMD CPU, this might be the time to buy it.

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China Investigating Higher NAND Prices, Potential Price Fixing

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China’s antitrust and regulatory watchdog has announced its tracking NAND flash prices, due to potential collusion between manufacturers and possible price fixing.

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Intel Will Bring Additional Facilities Online to Improve Coffee Lake Shipments

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Intel is bringing new facilities online to improve Coffee Lake CPU production and bring prices down. While it’s nothing compared with GPUs, the 8th Gen chips are a bit overheated.

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Amazon Sneaks In Third-Party Seller Discounts


Amazon recently began reducing prices on merchandise sold by third-party sellers, ratcheting up its market share competition with discount stores, including Walmart and Dollar General. The company has started to display a new tag, “Discount Provided by Amazon.” Price cuts so far have been a little less than 10 percent on goods sold by independent retailers. Amazon has been making the cuts unilaterally and absorbing the losses itself, in order to provide customers with lower prices on an increasingly important mix of products.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84939.html?rss=1

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Oculus and HTC Both Slashed VR Prices, Didn’t See Same Benefits

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HTC and Oculus both slashed prices this past summer, but the benefits don’t seem to have helped them equally. All of this is playing out at a time when VR is being scrutinized to see how much momentum it’s actually built and whether it’ll impact the future of PC gaming in a meaningful way.

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Cryptocurrency Craze Sends GPU Prices Skyrocketing — Again

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Cryptocurrency mining is driving GPU prices upwards again, only this time it’s hitting both AMD and Nvidia.

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Google bets on modular homes to help employees with soaring housing costs

Soaring home prices and apartment rents in Silicon Valley have become a growing headache for technology titans. Google owner Alphabet Inc. is taking a step toward addressing the issue.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/14/google-bets-on-modular-homes-to-help-employees-with-soaring-housing-costs.html

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Apple to Jack Up App Prices in UK


Apple on Tuesday alerted its development community that it will be raising prices on apps sold through its App Store in the United Kingdom. Several factors influence App Store price tiers internationally, including currency exchange rates, business practices, taxes, and the cost of doing business, Apple said, noting that the factors vary by region and over time. App Store price increases also are ahead for India, due to changes in service taxes, and Turkey, due to depreciation in the Turkish lira, Apple said.

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SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand

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NAND prices are expected to jump in Q4 2016 thanks to increased demand for flash-based storage on PC laptops. If you’re planning to buy an SSD for Christmas we recommend pulling the trigger sooner rather than later.

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Samsung plans to slash SSD prices to hard drive levels by 2020

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Samsung wants to slash SSD prices by 2020, with a 512GB drive matching the price of a 1TB HDD today. Samsung will need to cut prices by nearly 70% if it wants to pull that off.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236260-samsung-plants-to-slash-ssd-prices-to-hard-drive-levels-by-2020

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Killer Deals: Apple's 13" MacBook Air for $869, 11" MacBook Air for $749, and 21" iMac HD for $949

Article Image For the next 6 days only, readers can grab the lowest prices we’ve seen all year on Apple’s current 11-inch MacBook Air (Early 2015), 13-inch MacBook Air (Early 2015), and a well-equipped 21.5-inch iMac (Late 2013). All include free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY.

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Deals: $100 off iPad Pros, $200 off 1.2GH 12" MacBooks, and $300-$440 off all 15" MacBook Pros with AppleCare

Article Image This week marks the lowest prices for iPad Pros we’ve ever seen, with models starting at just $686 from an authorized reseller. Meanwhile, grab an upgraded 1.2GHz 12″ MacBook for just $1,399.00. Or save $300-$440 instantly on Apple’s latest 15″ MacBook Pros with AppleCare, plus a free printer, and no tax in most states.

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Killer Deals: Apple's 13" MacBook Pro (2.7GHz, 8GB, 256GB) for $1,329; 128GB iPad Pros for $869

Article Image For only 3 more days, AI readers can grab the lowest prices ever offered on a pair Apple’s most popular 13″ MacBook Pros or pick up a 128GB iPad Pro for $869. Both ship free with no sales tax outside NY.

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5 Day Deals: $50-$80 off all iPad Pros and $170-$320 off Apple's hottest MacBook Pros

Article Image For the next five days, AppleInsider readers can grab the lowest prices of the year on Apple’s most popular 13″ and 15″ MacBook Pros, $50 off all 32GB iPad Pros, and $80 off all 128GB iPad Pros; plus free shipping and no tax in 49 states.

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Deals: $100 off WiFi iPad Pros; 13" MacBook Airs with free Apple Super Drives & 50% off AppleCare

Article Image This week, readers can grab the lowest prices anywhere on all of Apple’s current generation 13″ MacBook Airs bundled with 3 full years of AppleCare extended protection, and also snag a free Apple Super Drive, free shipping, and no sales tax in 48 states with each order. Plus the biggest discounts yet on WiFi iPad Pros.

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