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Quadrantid meteor shower set to streak across the sky tonight

first_img Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 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. Chris Monroe/CNET See at Turo $999 $59 at eBay Comments Geminid glam shots: Meteor magic from around the globe (pictures) $6 at Tidal Look up $999 11 Photos 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. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $520 at HP CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 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. Tags Turo: Save $30 on any car rental See at Amazon $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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 Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Sarah Tew/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview 0 Turo See it ‘Super blood wolf moon’ kicks off super year for eclipses Mysterious jagged light in California night sky feeds UFO speculation 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. Read Google Home Hub review Post a comment Share your voice $210 at Best Buy Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) 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). 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. See It Read the AirPods review Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Boost Mobile Rylo 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. Tags See It Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $299 at Amazon 7 $155 at Google Express Sprint Angela Lang/CNET Read the Rylo camera preview 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. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays 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. Sci-Tech Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $60 at Best Buy Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Sarah Tew/CNET The peak of the Quadrantids, which can generate over 100 meteors per hour, lasts for just a few hours, but meteors will still appear before and after. “The reason the peak is so short is due to the shower’s thin stream of particles and the fact that the Earth crosses the stream at a perpendicular angle,” NASA explains.Robert Lunsford of the American Meteor Society says observers in the US can expect around 25 Quadrantids per hour at its best. The Quadrantids aren’t known for producing fireballs, but could still generate some extremely bright meteors, he notes.Adventurous skywatchers who don’t mind the cold could be in for a visual treat tonight with the first meteor shower of 2019.   The Cheapskate $999 Space,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. Sarah Tew/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 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. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) This Quadrantid meteor made an appearance over New Mexico in 2013. NASA/MSFC/MEO The Quadrantids may not be the most famous meteor shower, but it can be one of the most scenic and intense. The shower peaks Thursday night, though observers may catch sight of stray Quadrantid meteors through the middle of January.This year’s show doesn’t have great timing for North American observations. But skywatchers may still get a good look at meteors spawned by 2003 EH1, an asteroid that’s possibly a “rock comet,” which is a space object that acts like a cross between an asteroid and a comet.  Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 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. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Apple iPhone XS See It 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. Amazonlast_img read more

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Sweden to reopen a rape case against Julian Assange

first_img Comments Share your voice Security Tags 25 Photos Julian Assange WikiLeaks 1:26 Now playing: Watch this:center_img 2 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a reopened Swedish rape investigation. Daniel Leal-Olivas /AFP/Getty Images Swedish authorities will reopen an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.The inquiry was revived at the request of the alleged victim’s lawyer, the BBC reported Monday. The investigation began after two women in 2010 accused Assange (who was living in London) of sexually assaulting them while in Stockholm for a WikiLeaks conference. Assange has long denied the allegation.He is currently serving a 50-week sentence in British jail for skipping bail in 2012. He was arrested immediately after he was forced to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London last month. Inside Julian Assange’s office In the wake of his arrest, Elisabeth Massi Fritz, a lawyer for one of the alleged victims, tweeted about their efforts to get the Swedish investigation reopened.”No rape victim should have to wait nine years to see justice be served,” she wrote.Since the US has already kicked off the extradition process on the conspiracy charge, British officials “will decide on the order of priority,” according to the Swedish Prosecution Authority. Earlier this month, Assange refused to surrender to a US extradition request during a London hearing.Neither WikiLeaks, Assange’s lawyer nor the US Justice Department immediately responded to a request for comment.First published at 2:53 a.m. PT.Updated at 3:55 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. After Julian Assange’s arrest, the US DoJ piles on He’d lived there for nearly seven years to avoid being extradited to Sweden over the nine-year-old allegations and later to the US for his alleged role in a massive leak of classified materials, which the US Justice Department called “one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States.”Sweden dropped the investigation in 2017 because it couldn’t proceed while Assange remained in the embassy, but prosecutors noted at the time that they hadn’t cleared him. last_img read more

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Underpaid women 7th standard student answers Math question with a social angle

first_imgFacebookPhotos of a Mathematics exam paper answer sheet apparently completed by a seventh standard student is now the hottest debating point among Indian users in social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.The question was very simple: “A woman earns Rs 18,000 in 15 months. How much money she will earn in a month? How much she can earn in seven months? How long will it take for her to earn Rs 30,000?”The student answered each of these questions correctly without any mistakes. And at the end of the answer, he wrote a very thought-provoking sentence, “This woman worker is underpaid.”As this kind of an answer was never expected from a child studying in the seventh standard, photos of the answer sheet are now going viral on the internet. But the words from this student pose a million questions to the Indian society, which is primarily male-oriented.Why women are being treated as second-class citizens, especially in the labor sector? PixabayCiting the example of Kerala, we can clearly say that there is a heavy disparity in pay between men and women workers. A man who is doing construction work earns somewhere around Rs.700-1000 a day in Kerala, but a woman gets only between Rs.300-450.In the textile industry too, women employees are facing severe atrocities from the side of the management. A year ago, it was reported that some of the leading textile showrooms in Kerala were not paying as per norms to saleswomen, and they are not supposed to sit inside the shop even when customers were not there.These are broad daylight facts we notice at a time when the whole nation is talking and fighting for gender justice. If the condition of women in a highly educated state like Kerala is so pathetic, then what will be the case of women workers in other states?It’s time for authorities to answer the way the Seventh Standard student mentioned in his/her answer sheet.last_img read more

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Mika Singhs Pakistan performance row Singer tells FWICE he is ready to

first_imgMika Singh in DubaiInstagramWhile All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) has imposed a ban on singer Mika Singh for performing in Pakistan, the latter in a letter stated that he is ready to apologise if he has made any mistake.In a video shared by Mika on social media, vice-president of Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), BN Tiwari is seen explaining the organisation’s current stand in the issue.Tiwari said that in a letter received from Mika, the singer stated that he is ready to accept whatever the federation decides, and is also willing to apologise to the entire nation if he has committed a mistake.However, Mika urged FWICE to meet him once before taking any decision or imposing any ban on him. Tiwari further said that the committee has decided not to take any step against Mika until the meeting happens. It is supposed to happen on Tuesday.However, AICWA has held a very strong stand against Mika as they have not only officially banned him, but had also staged a protest in front of his residence recently.The entire controversy started after videos of Mika performing at wedding of former Pakistan prime minister, Parvez Musharraf’s relative went viral on social media.Strong reactions came in, slamming the singer, for performing in Pakistan at a time when the neighbouring country claimed to end all cultural ties with India. His performance happened soon after India removed Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, following which, Pakistan decided to cut off cultural exchange with India.Hello guys, today some fake people are coming to protest in front of my house ..I request the media not to listen to these fake people from fake federations..Please listen to Mr. B.N tivari, the Vice President of #FWICE .. I‘ve received a letter and video from him. pic.twitter.com/5wEuiUEa6X— King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) August 19, 2019last_img read more