Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read the Rylo camera preview JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sarah Tew/CNET 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. $520 at HP 4 See It Ready to go back to Wakanda? Marvel’s billion-dollar blockbuster Black Panther came out in 2018, but now that it’s up for the Academy Award for best picture, it might be time to watch it again.The film will be rereleased in theaters for one week at 250 participating AMC theaters, Marvel Studios said Monday, and it’s free. Interested moviegoers had better book now. A waiting list will be started once showings fill up. Screenings start Feb. 1. TV and Movies TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Chris Monroe/CNET HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) See It Angela Lang/CNET 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. $299 at Amazon Share your voice $999 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. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Tags 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. Comments Turo Sarah Tew/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Boost Mobile See It $6 at Tidal Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 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. See at Turo 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) 32 Photos CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 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. $155 at Google Express Read the AirPods review Oscar Best-Picture Nominee #BlackPanther returns to the big screen beginning February 1st. Fans of all ages can see the movie for free in honor of Black History Month at participating @AMCTheatres. Visit https://t.co/x8YctqnXPt for more info. pic.twitter.com/NtxHaZoHLS— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) January 28, 2019 See at Amazon 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). Read Google Home Hub review Sprint Rylo $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express The Cheapskate $999 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express The free showings are in honor of February’s designation as Black History Month. The Academy Awards will be handed out Feb. 24. $60 at Best Buy 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. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Tags See it $999 Best Buy Read DJI Osmo Action preview Sarah Tew/CNET 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. $59 at eBay Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 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. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 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. Share your voice 7 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Apple iPhone XS $999 Black Panther Marvel,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. $210 at Best Buy Comments 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. Amazon
Chennai Super Kings will welcome Royal Challengers Bangalore to the MA Chidambaram Stadium in the opening encounter of Indian Premier League 2019 on March 23.When and where to watch the match on TV, onlineThe IPL match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will start at 8 pm local time and 2:30 pm GMT.Star Sports 1 & HD1 (English) and Star Sports 3 & HD3 (Hindi) will provide live television coverage of the match. The worldwide live stream will be available on Hotstar.CSK vs RCB previewThe defending champions under the stewardship of the unflappable MS Dhoni will take on the current India skipper’s side RCB in what promises to be a mouth-watering opener to the 12th edition of India’s premier cricketing extravaganza. Both Dhoni and Kohli are magnetic figures in the cricketing circuit but while the former has won it all, the latter is desperate to add the IPL trophy to his cabinet. Chennai Super Kings won their third IPL title on Sunday, May 27.IANSCSK has the most experienced side in the tournament which bodes well for them as they have players who have been in tough situations and have won tournaments for their side. On the other hand, the whirlpool of experience also brings with it an ageing side which should not be a problem at the beginning of the tournament. Dhoni knows his team very well and treats the CSK team as his family. He was a rejuvenated cricketer last season when he donned the yellow after two long years.Kohli’s tale with RCB has been that of so close, yet so far. He has been runners up on three occasions and this time will be aiming to go all the way before heading to the World Cup, which will be firmly on his mind. The Bangalore brigade will be without all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile in this encounter as they are away on international duty for Australia against Pakistan.The RCB side is filled with all-rounders this time which will help them sort out their issues with a top-heavy batting line up but their death bowling still remains a cause of concern. Meanwhile, CSK will miss the services of young South African pacer Lungi Ngidi as he pulled out of the tournament with a side strain.Despite the injury, the CSK side definitely looks more balanced but in a T20 format, short bursts of excellence can completely change a game.Probable XIs CSK: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (C) (WK), Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Mohit Sharma, Imran Tahir Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are the two key players for Royal Challengers BangaloreIANSRCB: Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB De Villiers, Shimron Hetmeyer, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed SirajGlobal TV listingsSubcontinentSubcontinentStar SportsStar SportsSubcontinentUKStar SportsStar GoldSubcontinentAustraliaStar SportsFox SportsSubcontinentSouth AfricaStar SportsSuperSportSubcontinentCanadaStar SportsWillow TVSubcontinentUSAStar SportsWillow TVSubcontinentCaribbeanStar SportsSportsMaxSubcontinentBangladeshStar SportsChannel 9SubcontinentNew ZealandStar SportsSky SportsSubcontinentAfghanistanStar SportsLemar TV CaribbeanSportsMax SubcontinentStar Sports BangladeshChannel 9 Fans celebrate CSK’s victory in IPL 2018 finals IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:04/1:23Loaded: 0%0:04Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:19?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … AustraliaFox Sports CanadaWillow TV South AfricaSuperSport New ZealandSky Sports Close UKStar Gold USAWillow TV AfghanistanLemar TV
– / 4Tony Romo couldn’t bring himself to use the word “retired” and didn’t have an answer for whether he would have decided to replace another former quarterback in Phil Simms as lead analyst for CBS if he hadn’t lost his starting job in Dallas.This much Romo did know: Teams were interested in him continuing his chase for an elusive Super Bowl, and he couldn’t pass up a chance to go straight from the field to a No. 1 booth with Emmy Award-winning play-by-play man Jim Nantz.“It reminds me of my rookie year where you really don’t know anything,” Romo said. “You’re walking into a brand new situation and you can kinda play the game. I can kinda talk. But this is a completely different world. I like that challenge.”Romo’s release by the Cowboys and his deal with CBS were announced simultaneously Tuesday — roughly four weeks later than Dallas owner Jerry Jones told the franchise passing leader he would turn him loose to pursue other teams.The delay gave Romo time to consider his future after two injury-filled seasons, which cost him the job he had for 10 years when rookie Dak Prescott directed a club-record 11-game winning streak after Romo’s preseason back injury. It was his fourth back injury since 2013.Now the married father of two young boys with a third child on the way has chosen the path taken by two former Dallas quarterbacks — Don Meredith of “Monday Night Football” fame and three-time Super Bowl winner and Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, the lead analyst for Fox since 2002.“It wasn’t a simple decision,” said Romo, who will work Thursday night and Sunday games . “It got easier when I started to really get excited about working with CBS. That part of it got the juices flowing and started to get you excited to be a part of a team and go attack a craft.”As for that retirement thing, Romo left little doubt that his playing days were likely over while also saying there was “absolutely interest” from other teams.Romo said his personal list was topped by Houston, which has unproven Tom Savage as the starter after dumping high-priced Brock Osweiler in a trade following one less-than-impressive season.“I could play tomorrow. I’m making this decision with the choice to be able to play as well,” said Romo, who turns 37 this month.“Do I envision coming back and playing football? Absolutely not. I’m committed to CBS for good. Do I think I’m going to get some calls? I’m sure I will.”The four-time Pro Bowler who rose to stardom after going undrafted in 2003 out of lower-division Eastern Illinois is the franchise leader with 34,183 yards passing and 248 touchdowns. He’s fourth all-time in passer rating (97.1).But Romo never parlayed his regular-season success into deep playoff runs the way Roger Staubach and Aikman did before him, going 78-49 as the starter but 2-4 in the postseason, with no road victories and no trips to the NFC championship game.Romo said his release was a financial consideration — he would have had to repay a portion of his signing bonus upon retirement — and he praised Jones despite the sudden change of plans when free agency opened early last month.“As an organization, we did what he asked us to do in terms of his release, and we wanted to do what was ultimately in his best interest and in the best interest of his family,” Jones said. “He is a young man who is just getting started on a long journey in life. All the best, my friend.”CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said the network planned to keep Simms and was working on finding another role for their lead analyst the past 19 seasons.McManus said he first thought Romo had promise in that role after Romo gave him a breakdown of the New England-Seattle matchup during a Super Bowl party before the Patriots beat the Seahawks two years ago. He called Romo’s sudden ascension a “very manageable risk.”“Will he be better Week 6 than he is Week 1? Yes he will be,” McManus said. “Will he better in Year 2 than he is in Year 1? Yes. But if we didn’t have the faith in Tony, we didn’t have the faith in the fact that he can be an outstanding analyst, we wouldn’t be taking this risk.”Ultimately, Romo said he didn’t trust himself to meet with teams that might view him as the missing piece for a Super Bowl title.“I’ve known my nature and I’ve known my competitive side,” said Romo, whose departure has been expected since a November speech conceding the Dallas job to Prescott. “And if I get in front of some of these teams, I’m going to be enticed to really want to go to play.”Romo, who was signed through 2019, had a $14 million base salary and a $24.7 million salary cap hit for the Cowboys this season. The release will reduce Dallas’ cap hit to about $19 million, split roughly in half over two seasons.His final play was a 3-yard touchdown pass to Terrance Williams in a meaningless regular-season finale at Philadelphia last season. His last snap in a home regular-season game was the last of three broken collarbones sustained in his career, on Thanksgiving in 2015 against Carolina.Along with family, health and the chance to star at CBS right away, Romo acknowledged that finishing his career with another team weighed on him.“I’m a Dallas Cowboy. I understand that,” Romo said. “I really like to think that some guys have done it exactly right. Others probably wish they could do things a little bit different. There’s a handful of guys that just get lucky and everything works out perfectly.”For Romo, the first Super Bowl figures to be in the booth when it’s CBS’ turn again in 2019. Share
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s mayor says she has no plans to remove the city’s monument to Francis Scott Key that was recently vandalized.Paint covers part of the statue to Francis Scott Key, the writer of the Star Spangled Banner, after it was defaced overnight in downtown Baltimore, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The words “Racist Anthem” were found painted on a monument, on the anniversary of the battle that inspired him to write the “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Police are investigating, but have no suspects. (Colin Campbell/The Baltimore Sun via AP)The words “Racist Anthem” were painted on the monument’s base on the anniversary of the battle that inspired Key to write the “The Star-Spangled Banner.”The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday that Mayor Catherine Pugh also has directed art preservation experts to determine the cost of cleaning it up.Key, who owned slaves, was inspired to write his verses by the Battle of Fort McHenry on Sept. 13-14, 1814 during the War of 1812.The seldom-sung third verse says: “No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.” Many believe it refers to slaves who fought for the British.___Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com
Washingtonians are mourning the loss of Peggy Cooper Cafritz, a prominent philanthropist, art collector, activist, and arts education figure who helped found the famed high school, Duke Ellington School of the Arts.Cafritz, 70, died Feb. 18 at a local hospital. The Washington Post reported that she died after suffering complications from pneumonia.Peggy Cooper Cafritz, activist, educator, art collector, and founder of Duke Ellington School of the Arts, died Feb. 18.In 1974, Cafritz helped found the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, the only performing arts high school in the city that focuses on professional arts training and academic enrichment. The school serves as an incubator for college and careers in the arts and attracts students from all over the city who are gifted in the arts. Notable graduates include comedian Dave Chappelle and opera singer Denyce Graves.D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser called Cafritz one of the city’s most inspiring and generous visionaries and activists. “Her belief in our young people and her dogged determination to break down barriers was matched by the extraordinary persistence and leadership needed to bring her vision to life,” Bowser said in a written statement. “Because of Peggy, we have the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. And because of Peggy, thousands of students have had, and will continue to have, the opportunity to grow and develop in an educational environment that supports their unique talents and aspirations. Her legacy will be felt by generations to come.”Cafritz took a hands-on approach at the school and gave her personal cell phone number to students, said Jalen Coleman, an Ellington graduate now attending Julliard.He remembers Cafritz as a mentor and a friend. When his family fell on hard times, Cafritz gave him money to pay hospital bills, buy supplies and other necessities, Coleman said. Another time, he was battling the flu and Cafritz invited him to her house because his mother was out of town.“She made sure I was fed, had medicine and rested for three days until I recovered,” Coleman recalled. “That’s who she was. Sometimes she would have multiple kids over at a time to help our individual situations. She loved to help.”Cafritz was born Pearl Alice Cooper on April 7, 1947 in Mobile, Ala. to a prominent Catholic family, and later changed her name to Peggy, according to USA Today. She attended George Washington University, earning an undergraduate degree in political science and later, a law degree.She got acquainted with the Washington arts and education scene while attending law school and co-created a summer arts workshop for low-income children in 1968. That program eventually became Duke Ellington School of the Arts, which D.C. Public Schools accepted in 1974, giving local students a path to pursue an education and career in the arts.Cafritz remained active in D.C.’s education circles. She took various positions at the school and served on the Ellington Fund, the school’s fundraising arm. From 1972 to 1976, she was on the executive committee of the D.C. Board of Higher Education that implemented a merger between the Federal City College and Washington Teachers College, which formed the University of the District of Columbia. She became president of the D.C. Board of Education in 2000 and stepped down after a rocky [WHY WERE THEY ROCKY?] six years.Cafritz’s mansion resembled a museum, thanks to her massive collection of African and African-American art, one of the largest private collections of such work. A 2009 fire destroyed more than 300 pieces of her collection, including pieces by Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence, according to the Washington Post.Her public service continued as chairwoman of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities from 1979 to 1987. In 1993, President Bill Clinton tapped her to serve as vice chair of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Her social circle included Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Quincy Jones, Vernon Jordan, and Alma Powell, wife of retired Gen. Colin Powell, according to the Post.Cafritz embarked on a career in broadcast, working as a programming executive for Post-Newsweek and a documentary producer for WTOP-TV from 1974 to 1977, winning an Emmy and Peabody Awards for her pieces. She won another Emmy as an arts reviewer for WETA-TV.She is survived by her children Zach Cafritz and Cooper Cafritz of Washington, and Arcelie Reyes of Newark, Vt.; a sister, Dominique Cooper of Silver Spring, Md.; two brothers, A.J. Cooper of Fairhope, Ala., and Jerome G. Cooper, former assistant secretary of the Air Force and ambassador to Jamaica, of Mobile; and three grandchildren.