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EEVblog #1098 – 4K Video Editing PC Build

Dave builds a new i7 7820X based 4K video editing machine into an old Fractal Designs dumpster case.
Benchmark comparison with the old dual Xeon machine.
4K GPU vs CPU rendering

Intel Core i7 7820X X-series socket 2066 CPU
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MSI X299 SLI PLUS Motherboard
G.Skill Trident Z RGB PC4-24000 (3000MHz) DDR4 memory
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EEVblog #1097 – Mailbag

Mailbag – With the worst soldering job ever!

Forum: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1097-mailbag/

SPOILERS:
A giant outdoor flippy dot display.
The worst soldering job ever
Avometer Model 7 Mk2 teardown
Video enhancer teardown
Cheap-arse soldering iron teardown
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Ancient Sony Handycam
Elektor Magazine
Elektor 6 digit VFD tube clock kit
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EEVblog #1096 – ANENG Q1 Multimeter Teardown (Now in 4K!)

Teardown of the ANENG Q1 multimeter
Now shot and available in 4K resolution!

Review video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmkIPkXpg9U

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EEVblog #1095 – Is a $38 Multimeter any good? ANENG Q1 Review (4K!)

A review of the new low cost $38 ANENG Q1 Multimeter
How dos it compare with the $25 AN8008?

Teardown video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB-Fs4yPL2o

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EEVblog #1094 – Casio FX260 Solar II Calculator Experiments

Some experiments on the Casio FX260 Solar II scientific calculator.
Improving the solar capacity, trying out a Tritium nuclear battery!, current measurement, and probing of the PCB and LCD signals.
BONUS FX991EX Teardown and soldering iron burn!

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EEVblog #1093 – Casio FX260 Solar II Calculator Review

Review and teardown of the Casio FX260 Solar II pocket scientific calculator. How good is a $9 scientific calculator?

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EEVblog #1092 – Wi-Charge IR Wireless Charging – Fact or Fiction?

Running the numbers on the W-Charge Infrared laser wireless charging system, does it work?, is it practical?, what is the efficiency?, how much power can it deliver?, is it dangerous?
And the laser power is HOW MUCH?!

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EEVblog #1091 – LED Studio Light Repair

Dave discovers a potential systemic manufacturing issue with Lifud LED light drivers.
A repair of two of Dave’s failed Lifud LED studio panel light drivers.

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EEVblog #1090 – Sony Mystery Teardown

What is this mystery bit of Sony equipment?
It’s probably not what you think…
A look at an obscure bit of niche industry gear.
Actual teardown starts at 10:00
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eevBLAB #47 – Youtube Are Watching You

Youtube are tracking you by default on websites with embedded Youtube videos, even if you don’t play the video!

This is not new, but Dave just discovered he’s been embedding non-privacy enhanced Youtube videos on his website without knowing it. These links embed cookies that track users behaviors even without them Continue reading eevBLAB #47 – Youtube Are Watching You