Taylor Swift visited sick kids at Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital yesterday.Taylor Swift Visits Patients At Lady Cilento Children’s HospitalCredit/Copyright: FacebookTaylor, who has been spending time on the Gold Coast as boyfriend Tom Hiddleston works on his film Thor: Ragnarok, visited patients and staff at the hospital, which provides family-centred health care for every child and young person in Queensland.Find out more about the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital here.
BTIG, LLC announced today that it will host its 16th BTIG Commissions for Charity Day on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.The event is part of a global initiative supported by the firm’s institutional trading clients, a growing list of celebrities and dedicated employees across four continents.Video: BTIG CHARITY DAY 2017Each year, the firm donates to hundreds of charities, many of them focused on children and others in need. Celebrities that have committed to join the event this year so far include: Beth Ostrosky Stern, Brian Cashman, CC Sabathia, Eli Manning, Grant Hill, Mark Messier, Petra Nemcova, Victor Cruz and many more. BTIG plans to announce additional celebrity participants in the coming weeks.Clients and celebrities participate by nominating well-deserving, non-profit organizations to support through the event. All-star athletes, business leaders, models, actors, actresses, journalists and other cultural icons act as celebrity guest traders, build excitement for the event and appear as ambassadors for their charities of choice. “We are proud of our ability to deploy our global resources on Charity Day. As our business expands, Charity Day remains a solid aspect of our culture,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “Alongside clients and our celebrity guest traders, we are able to make a difference for causes that are personally meaningful to them.”Since pioneering its first Commissions for Charity Day in 2003, BTIG has donated more than $45 million to hundreds of charitable organizations, including more than $5 million from this event in 2017.
APTN National NewsThe Treaty 1 to 11 gathering is a growing movement made up of grassroots people and First Nations leaders from communities within the Treaty 1 to 11 areas.They held a meeting near Brandon, Man., this week.APTN National News host Michael Hutchinson was there and brings this report.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 21, 2017 – Nassau – Police are searching for two men responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Friday 21st April 2017. According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, a man was driving his vehicle in the area of Bola Alley and Augusta Street, when two men armed with handguns approached his vehicle and fired several shots at him before fleeing on foot. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigations are ongoing.POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THIS INCIDENT, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, IS URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8476 (FAMILY ISLANDS).#MagneticMediaNews#searchforsuspectsinshootingdeath#BolaAlleyshooting Related Items:#BolaAlleyshooting, #magneticmedianews, #searchforsuspectsinshootingdeath
The Argentinean Boca Juniors star is not happy the Copa Libertadores Final is taking place in Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadiumRiver Plate and Boca Juniors will play in the Copa Libertadores Final on Sunday at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.This decision was taken by Conmebol after the match in Buenos Aires had to be suspended for an attack on Boca’s bus.“It’s a CONMEBOL thing. This is a Copa Libertadores game and they did not consider neither the fans nor the players,” Tevez told Live Soccer TV.Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).“As a friend told me, CONMEBOL has three nutjobs behind a desk who have no idea on how things should be handled.”“I apologize to the fans, this had nothing to do with us,” he added.“I’m not happy having to play at the Bernabeu, it’s not a good thing for us players to be removed from our environment to play a game such as this one.”“They took away from us the chance to celebrate in our bitter rivals’ ground, and they did the same to River fans, in case they were able to beat us,” he concluded.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR In the latest move prompted by the strict cap on defense spending, the Army is planning to eliminate its community theater program in Europe starting in fiscal 2017.About nine theaters, including those in Stuttgart, Kaiserslautern and Baumholder in Germany; Vicenza in Italy; and Mons in Belgium are expected to close. The theater program cost $1.96 million last year.In response to budget cuts in FY 2017, Installation Management Command (IMCOM), like the rest of the Army, had “to make some tough — and potentially unpopular — decisions as we work to separate wants from needs,” agency spokesman Scott Malcom told Stars and Stripes.“Our intent is to use our limited funds to provide critical base operating services and sustain the infrastructure that makes the Army ready,” Malcom said. “Is quality of life a child development center or a community theater? Are we in the humanities business or are we in the warfighting business?” he said.One or two theaters could survive since individual garrisons can choose to fund the program in different ways, Dane Winters, IMCOM-Europe’s entertainment director, wrote on the Baumholder Hilltop Theater’s Facebook page.Supporters of the theater program say the performing arts are a vital part of military quality of life as they reduce isolation and stress, and foster close host-nation relations, according to the story.
The MacBook Air has achieved icon status. When Apple introduced it in 2008, it redefined what a laptop could be — and set the bar for style and portability. I love the MacBook Air, and for many years vigorously recommended it as the best laptop for most people. But since Apple reworked the design in 2018, things have become more complicated. My endorsement is now qualified, requiring some verbal asterisks and footnotes. Partly, it’s because Apple now sells two different laptops called the MacBook Air. The new model, which the company introduced in October 2018, starts at $1,199. It has a more modern Apple aesthetic, newer components and a few features, like a Retina display and Touch ID, that were previously exclusive to the more expensive MacBook Pro. (Read the full MacBook Air 2018 review here.) You might be surprised to learn that Apple still sells the older MacBook Air, a model released in June 2017. It’s essentially the same design that Apple introduced way back in 2010. It has 2017-era components — probably not your top choice in 2019 — but also a revered keyboard and a time-tested build. (Read the full MacBook Air 2017 review here.) And though Apple sells it for $999, it can usually be found for $900, and sometimes even less. (Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.) See the MacBook Air 2018 at AmazonSee the MacBook Air 2017 at B&HOn the surface, the newer model is the superior machine in nearly every way. Its components are contemporary, if not exactly cutting-edge, and Apple has addressed most of the previous model’s minor design imperfections. But, at $900, I think the older MacBook Air still delivers compelling value — especially if you’re just looking for a laptop that can handle basics like email, internet, document and spreadsheets. Cinebench R15 CPU (multicore) 13.3-inch LED-backlit IPS display (2,560×1,600 pixels) Networking $999 The basics: Entry-level configurations, upgrades and features Now playing: Watch this: Acer Swift 7 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.2 9,032 671 35 best battery life laptops Comments 1.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 Apple MacBook (12-inch, 2017) 8GB 2,133MHz LPDDR3 RAM (16GB upgrade available) 7,490 Advantage: MacBook Air 2018, by a hair More vs. faster connections Two USB-C ports is all you get on the 2018 MacBook Air. CNET In 2018, Apple finally gave the MacBook Air two USB-C ports — a staple of modern Windows laptops. The upside: much faster connections that could output to two 4K screens (or one 5K display). In exchange, Apple took away nearly every other port the 2017 MacBook Air had: two USB 3, one Thunderbolt 2, a SDXC card slot and a DisplayPort, used to connect to an external monitor. The new MacBook Air has only the two USB-C ports, one of which is used to connect its power adaptor, making a USB hub all but mandatory. It also means that the new model doesn’t have the older model’s MagSafe connector, which I love. If you accidentally trip on your power cord, it simply detaches — instead of pulling your laptop off the table and on to the floor. I believe that this one feature has saved me hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars over the years. The MagSafe power adapter. Sarah Tew/CNET Advantage: MacBook Air 2017 Video playback battery-drain test (streaming minutes) Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it System configurations 253 Storage MacOS Mojave Apple MacOS Sierra 10.12.5; 1.2GHz Intel Core m3-7Y32; 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,866MHz; 1,536MB Intel HD Graphics 615; 256GB SSD We believe that the 2018 MacBook Air and newest Touch Bar MacBook Pros have a retooled version of the butterfly keyboard, equipped with a membrane that helps keep dust from gumming up the keys. The entry-level MacBook Pro (without the Touch Bar) has an earlier version of the butterfly keyboard without the membrane; this is the version that has been labeled “defective” by some. The 2017 MacBook Air. Sarah Tew/CNET The 2017 MacBook Air has Apple’s traditional, beloved keyboard, which is my favorite of the lot. It’s more than a mild preference — but short of a deal-killer for the new MacBook Air. Still, it’s one of the reasons I think the older model remains worth considering. Like the keyboard, personal taste will dictate how you feel about the touchpad. The new MacBook Air has a much larger touchpad that’s equipped with Apple’s Force Touch technology, with sensors at each corner of the touchpad that register when you click it. The older model has a simpler hinge design. Both are great. Advantage: MacBook Air 2017 Limited firepower Intel’s eighth-generation processor. Lori Grunin/CNET Apple laptops usually have older, less powerful processors than their Windows-based contemporaries and the MacBook Air is no exception. The 2018 MacBook Air comes equipped with a dual-core eighth-gen Intel Core i5 processor. The 2017 features — egads — a fifth-generation Intel processor, the entry-level Core i5 or Core i7, which costs an additional $150. Both models feature integrated Intel graphics, which means neither is ideal for gaming or graphic design, though I’ve used Photoshop on both without issue. The 2018 MacBook Air, which comes with 8GB of 2,133MHz LPDDR3 memory by default, can be upgraded to 16GB. The older model comes in one size only, with 8GB of 1,600MHz LPDDR3 memory. One other note about the 2018 model: It has a fan, which doesn’t run constantly, but it is surprisingly loud when it does. And here’s the shocker: Despite having a processor that’s several years newer, the new MacBook Air is just a tad faster than its predecessor. In our benchmark testing, it eked out a minor performance edge that’s barely imperceptible in regular use. And it’s noticeably slower than many Windows laptops in its price class and the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, which costs only $100 more. MacOS Mojave 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0 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. Share your voice Tags Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Processor 11,983 Dell XPS 13 (2018) 128GB PCIe SSD (256GB or 512GB upgrade available) 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports (one of which is used to connect the charger) Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017) Apple MacOS Sierra 10.12.6; 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-7267; 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 2,133MHz; 1,536MB Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650; 512GB SSD $1,119 128GB PCIe SSD (256GB, 512GB or 1.5TB upgrade available) 589 Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 6 610 5:09 Memory 6,898 Intel HD Graphics 6000 561 Apple MacOS Mojave 10.14; 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8210Y; 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 2,133MHz; 1,536MB Intel UHD Graphics 617; 256GB SSD Dell XPS 13 (2018) 2.75 pounds Graphics 7,870 Apple MacOS Sierra 10.12.6; 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-56500U; 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,600MHz; 1,536MB Intel HD Graphics 6000; 256GB SSD 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (2.2GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 upgrade available) 6,027 626 629 Apple MacBook (12-inch, 2017) Acer Swift 7 Note: Longer bars indicate better performance Next, we’ll take a look at the specific differences between the 2017 and 2018 MacBook Air in terms of design, display, keyboard, ports and connections, processing power and battery life. How big a deal is a Retina display? Sarah Tew/CNET When it announced the new MacBook Air at its October 2018 keynote, Apple spent a lot of time talking up the Retina display. And for good reason: It has a much higher native resolution than the older screen, making it crisper, more vivid and easier on the eyes. It’s also brighter, rated for 500 nits compared to the older model’s 300. Apple narrowed the bezels rather dramatically, giving the new MacBook Air a more modern aesthetic. Finally, the new display contains no mercury or arsenic, making for a less toxic, more sustainable manufacturing process. On the left, the 2017 model’s wide bezel. On the right, the 2018 model. Sarah Tew/CNET The 2017 MacBook Air’s display is not bad. The 1,440×900-pixel resolution is pretty standard for a 13.3-inch display. But it’s noticeably dimmer and less sharp than the new model’s display. Advantage: MacBook Air 2018(Note: It’s bewildering that neither MacBook Air has a touchscreen display. Indeed, no Apple laptop has one, and it’s among the most glaring weaknesses of the entire lineup. If you’re interested in a touchscreen laptop, there’s no shortage of excellent touchscreen Windows and Chromebook models that cost less than either MacBook Air.) The butterfly effect The 2018 MacBook Air. Sarah Tew/CNET For years, the MacBook Air was universally lauded for its sublime keyboard. The keys’ size, shape and travel — that is, the distance they move when pressed — were right on the money, making it a genuine pleasure to use. Then, in 2018, Apple replaced the traditional Air keyboard with its “new and improved” super flat “butterfly” keyboard. The reception has been mixed. Some folks don’t love the flat design. Others think it’s fine. And a small but vocal subset of users have alleged that the new keyboard is fatally sensitive to dust and other microparticles, rendering some keys unusable in some cases. Wall Street Journal reporter Joanna Stern this weekend penned a hilarious, maddening article about writing with a defective keyboard. 738 Ports and connections 8GB of 1,600MHz LPDDR3 RAM 13.3-inch LED-backlit display (1,440×900 pixels) 381 MacBook Air (2018) 263 2x USB 3 ports, Thunderbolt 2 port, SDXC card slot Video playback battery-drain test (streaming minutes) Note: Longer bars indicate better performance Acer Swift 7 Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017) 252 Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2018) Laptops Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) 10 hours, 43 minutes Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017) Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 646 430 Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8250U; 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 1,866MHz; 128MB dedicated Intel UHD Graphics 620; 256GB Weight Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2018) Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Acer Swift 7 Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 1.3GHz Intel Core i7-7Y75; 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,866MHz; 128MB dedicated Intel HD Graphics 615; 256GB SSD Dell XPS 13 (2018) Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) See All Intel UHD 617 Battery life 10 hours, 46 minutes Dell XPS 13 (2018) MacBook Air 2018 now has a Retina display MagSafe connector for charger Before we move forward with a detailed product comparison, it’s worth noting that there are lots and lots of excellent non-Apple laptops priced around $1,000 that offer greater versatility, more powerful components and features you won’t find on either MacBook Air. Yes, you’ll have to do without Apple’s terrific MacOS Mojave operating system. But you’ll find superior Intel processors, discrete graphics cards and touchscreen displays that, in some cases, work in both laptop and tablet mode. With that caveat out of the way, let’s take look at how the two different MacBook Airs stack up. First, a summary of what’s included with each base model and the upgrades that are available. • Base price reading • MacBook Air 2018 vs. MacBook Air 2017: Which one should you buy? Other notable features I’ve been using @Apple’s new MacBook Air for about a month & I’ve had the same issues as @JoannaStern. Constant double “E”s and “T”s , and I’ve had food nowhere near this thing. No biggie. They’re just the most used letters in the English language. 🙄 https://t.co/ZETILLenv4— Shara Tibken (@sharatibken) March 27, 2019 Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2018) Apple Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2018) Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017) Apple MacBook (12-inch, 2017) Advantage: NeitherEverything elseThe new MacBook Air has a few other new noteworthy features. Touch ID, which lets you log in with your fingerprint, is handier and more secure than typing in a password. It also has three microphones compared to the older model’s two. Both have stereo speakers, though the 2018 MacBook Air’s are better positioned, running along each side of the keyboard. None of these are significant enough to sway a buying decision, but give the newer model a few bonus points. Sarah Tew/CNET Beyond that, the two models are largely the same. The new MacBook Air is a bit more compact and a few ounces lighter. But both have the same operating system, the same 720p FaceTime camera and the same 3.5mm headphone jack. Advantage: MacBook Air 2018 The verdict Sarah Tew/CNET I’ll concede that the MacBook Air 2018, on the strength of its superior Retina display and supremely elegant design, is the better laptop. But starting at $1,199, I don’t believe that it’s the better deal. That designation still belongs to the MacBook Air 2017 — especially if you can find it for under $900 — which retains critical advantages with its keyboard and connections. The good news: depending on whether you’re optimizing for performance or price, there’s a MacBook Air for you. Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Touch ID, which doubles as power button Apple MacBook (12-inch, 2017) Battery life Battery life has always been super solid on the MacBook Air though a number of Windows and Chrome-based laptops have pulled ahead. Still, among the 2017 and 2018 MacBook Air, battery life is basically a wash. You can expect 10-plus hours from both machines — good enough for a full day or work and then some. Geekbench 4 (multicore) 2.96 pounds Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8550U; 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 1,866MHz; 128MB (dedicated) Intel HD Graphics 620; 256GB SSD Operating system 37 Photos 12,855 MacBook Air (2017) Display size/resolution Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Chrome OS Intel MacOS Mojave Apple
Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Best Buy $6 at Tidal Read DJI Osmo Action preview 2:27 TV and Movies See at Turo CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See It Sarah Tew/CNET $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Marvel Netflix,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.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. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Turo Share your voice See at Amazon Comment $59 at eBay Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Sarah Tew/CNET Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Read the AirPods review $155 at Google Express Iron Fist is just one of the Marvel shows Netflix canceled but still wants considered for an Emmy. Netflix Netflix may have canceled all of its Marvel series, but that doesn’t mean it’s forgotten about them.Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and The Punisher are among the series Netflix is promoting on its “For Your Consideration” website as part of its campaign for the 2019 Emmys. Jessica Jones is absent presumably because the third and final season of the show doesn’t air until later this year (the eligibility period for this year’s Emmys runs from June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019).In total, Netflix is campaigning for 13 series this year — not counting unscripted shows like reality TV and standup — that have already been cancelled, according to Business Insider. Last year, Netflix walked away with 112 Emmy nominations, while HBO took 108, dethroning HBO from its position as most-nominated network, a title it had held for 17 years. They ended up tying for actual number of awards at the 2018 Emmys.The voting process for the 2019 Emmys begins in June and nominations will be announced in July. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sept. 22.Netflix didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $999 $520 at HP The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) See It Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) See It 1 $210 at Best Buy Comments Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Share your voice Tags The Cheapskate I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. 7 Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $999 Tags Read the Rylo camera preview What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. See it $999 $299 at Amazon HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Sarah Tew/CNET Boost Mobile 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. Rylo Angela Lang/CNET Read Google Home Hub review $999 Chris Monroe/CNET Apple iPhone XS Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Sprint $60 at Best Buy What’s new to stream in April 2019 Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Now playing: Watch this: TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Amazon
The ongoing Global T20 in Canada is making quite a name for itself, with a great ensemble of current and retired international cricket stars. However, the second-round match between the Toronto Nationals and Montreal Tigers had to be delayed by almost two hours owing to a protest by the players.According to ESPNCricinfo, both sides – Toronto Nationals, led by former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh and George Bailey’s Montreal Tigers – initially refused to take the bus to the ground at the scheduled departure time from the team hotel due to unpaid wages.League owners have also been informed Yuvraj Singh.Reuters.”The game between Montreal Tigers & Toronto Nationals on Wednesday was delayed due to procedural issues between the players, the GT20 league, and the franchise owners. All the stakeholders had a meeting and addressed the concerns,” said a press release from the organisers.It needs to be mentioned here that Yuvraj’s side needed to win all their remaining matches in order to stand a chance of making it to the playoffs. However, due to the situation, they were willing to forfeit the match in order to demand their wages. “Global T20 Canada management is doing their best to popularise the game in North America and as a new entity in cricket, are bound to come across certain hurdles,” the release said.”On behalf of GT20 Canada, we sincerely thank all the stakeholders, players, and support staff for their constant support and confidence in us. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused to our sponsors, broadcasters, and millions of fans across the globe,” the release went on to add. File photo of Umar AkmalFrancois Nel/Getty ImagesESPNcricinfo reported that the protest is not limited to only these two teams. Quoting sources, it said that there are other squads too which have informed the team and league owners, namely the Bombay Sports Limited, that they will refuse to take the field for the playoff stage beginning on Thursday if the wages are not paid. Meanwhile, another controversy erupted earlier on Wednesday when Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal revealed that he was approached by a former player for match-fixing during the league. According to highly placed PCB sources, Akmal had reported the matter to the organizers as well as the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit.