Cranes enter reidential camp as AFCON preps take shape

first_imgThe Uganda Cranes are preparing for the upcoming AFCON tournament in Egypt. (File Photo)KAMPALA – The Uganda Men’s National football team, the Cranes have entered residential camp on Monday, May 13th, as they start preparations for the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.A preliminary squad of 19 players entered camp at the Kabira Country Club in Bukoto, where they will stay for two weeks before they are trimmed.During the camp, they will play two build-up games. One will come against the COSAFA bound Cranes on Thursday 23rd while the second will be against an unnamed opponent two days later.After the games, it is then that head coach Sebastien Desabre will announce his 26 man squad for the Abudhabi camp from which the final 23 players who will be at the AFCON will be named.Before flying to Egypt, the Cranes will play two more friendlies with one coming against an unnamed opponent on 9th June and the other against Ivory Coast on the 15th of the same month.Monday was highlighted by Desabre’s media-meet where he made an official communication about the camp and also answered several questions.While answering some of the questions posed to him, Desabre stressed that they are monitoring all players and that the country should not be worried about players who are currently not active.“After the Tanzania game, we put in place a methodology to monitor all players like Hassan Wasswa and Walusimbi Godfrey where we get routine feedback about their progress on fitness levels, said the Frenchman.“We have also been monitoring players who were recovering from an injury like Sadam Juma and Moses Waiswa.“For me, the most important issue is preparing the boys to get ready for the game, continued Desabre.“Our job is to prepare players for the official date which is 22nd June 2019.“Many players had their seasons end early and I’m sure they don’t share the same fitness levels but then we shall prepare them for the six weeks we are to spend with them and by the time of the first game, they will all be on the level.Desabre speaking to the media on Monday. (FUFA Photo)When asked whether he will be in charge of both the AFCON and COSAFA squad, Desabre had this to say;“I can’t take charge of the two teams. We have coaches who were appointed to take charge of the COSAFA team and those are Abdallah Mubiru as head coach assisted by Morley Byekwaso, Sadiq Wassa as the goalkeeping coach while Geoffrey Massa as Team Coordinator.A second team that will feature as a guest at the 2019 COSAFA Championship in South Africa was summoned last week. The COSAFA squad features players playing in both the StarTimes Uganda Premier League and FUFA Big League.The team will start training on the 15th of this month (May) at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.To complete the squad, some players from the initial preliminary AFCON Squad will be considered for COSAFA tournament if they don’t travel to the United Arab Emirates.At the championship, Uganda will start at the quarter-finals stage facing Lesotho.Players who have reported to Camp at Kabira Country club and later trained at Mandela National Stadium, NamboleGoalkeepers: Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), James Alitho (URA FC).Defenders: Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town FC), Disan Galiwango (Express FC), Godfrey Walusimbi (Unattached), Awanyi Timothy (KCCA FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Mujuzi Mustafa (Proline FC).Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Churchill Brothers), Hassan Wasswa (unattached), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Allan Okello (KCCA FC), Moses Waiswa (Vipers SC).Forwards: Daniel Isiagi (Al Nassr FC- Egypt), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC), Juma Balinya (Police FC), Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC), Dan Mzee Sserunkuma (Vipers).Total AFCON 2O19Group A-Egypt-Democratic Republic of Congo-Uganda-ZimbabweFixtures at AFCON22/6/2019: Democratic Republic of Congo Vs Uganda26/6/2019: Uganda Vs Zimbabwe30/6/2019: Uganda Vs EgyptComments Tags: AFCON 2019COSAFA 2019Sebastien DesabretopUganda Craneslast_img read more

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Soweto’s field of dreams

first_img25 June 2009In 1959, when the gates of Orlando Stadium in Soweto first opened and the grounds became the official home of the Johannesburg Bantu Football Association, few would have guessed that, 50 years later, the Brazilian national team would train on that very pitch.An icon of both soccer and the struggle for freedom in South Africa’s famous township, Orlando Stadium holds a special place in the history of the game in the country.It has launched many notable soccer careers, housed major football clubs such as Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows, and hosted countless Soweto derbys between traditional arch-rivals Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.Only a month after the venue’s 50th birthday, Orlando Stadium continues to make its mark – as evidenced by the bus bearing a prominent “Brazil” sticker sittings outside the player’s entrance.Gearing up for their 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup semifinal clash against South Africa, the Brazilians took on Kaizer Chiefs’ under-17 side in a practice match at the stadium this week.With some of the world’s top footballing nations visiting the country for the tournament, ordinary South Africans have benefited from unique opportunities to engage with international stars outside of attending matches – in this case, seeing the South American samba kings of soccer at a stadium that holds so much importance, not only Soweto but for South Africa.Sitting on the sidelines, South African football legend Doctor Khumalo, now the under-17 coach for Kaizer Chiefs, reflected on what Orlando Stadium means to him.“I remember coming here when I was around 11 or 12 years old,” Khumalo said. “I would accompany my father to the stadium when he worked as assistant coach for Kaizer Chiefs. In those days I was one of the naughty boys, so I never thought I would play here! But eventually I made the first team.“I first played in Orlando Stadium in 1987,” Khumalo said. “It was a league match against Pirates. I wasn’t nervous about playing Pirates, we had played them before at Ellis Park, but this was the first time I would play in the Derby, in the township.“The crowd was always big when you played in the township – and that made me a little bit nervous.”Back in 1987, Orlando Stadium could seat 24 000 people. Today, the newly revamped venue with its contemporary steel design can accommodate a crowd of 40 000.Towering over the suburbs of Orlando East and Mzimhlophe, the stadium boasts a host of world-class facilities, including a 200-seater auditorium, a conference centre, a gymnasium and 120 hospitality suites.“Today Orlando Stadium is an international stadium,” says Khumalo, who is also a 2010 Fifa World Cup ambassador. “Just look at the lights, the pitch, the stands – everything has changed.”On the pitch, Khumalo’s boys are faring well against the Brazilians. “This is a great opportunity for the boys – an opportunity of a lifetime. This never happened in my time. But now, because of the Confederations Cup, we have Brazil right here.“I don’t think people know how important this day is,” Khumalo said. “These boys grow up admiring guys like Pato, and now here they are playing right alongside him.“Dreams have come true here at Orlando today. Lives have been changed.”As the final whistle blows to mark the end of the training session, the under-17s make their way off the field, patting each other on the back. The pride is tangible.They pose for a photo with the Brazilians, in a moment that forever seals an unforgettable day at Orlando Stadium – and another anecdote for the historians of Soweto and South African soccer.Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

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New eBay Metrics Help Save Millions in Data Center Costs

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair michael kanellos Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… As part of its Digital Service Efficiency effort to reduce power consumption in its data centers, eBay slightly changed some of its software code so that the code would require less memory. Less memory meant more operations could be performed on the same server over a given amount of time.The end result? eBay cut its power consumption by about a megawatt and took 400 servers out of its data centers, saving some $2 million in equipment costs.“The ripple effect was gratifying,” said Dean Nelson, eBay’s vice president of Global Foundation Services during a break at the annual conference of The Green Grid. “We just changed the application a bit to save power.”What Is Digital Service Efficiency (DSE)?Digital Service Efficiency (DSE) is a metric that the auction giant hopes to popularize in the industry. In a nutshell, DSC divides the work accomplished by the power consumed. In eBay’s case, it divides the number of transactions and/or listings by the energy consumed. Energy used in searches is amortized across the entire operations. It is similar to the PUE (Power Use Effectiveness) rating developed by The Green Grid a few years ago, but it arguably is more targeted toward measuring power consumption and actual operations.eBay’s figures don’t include all the crucial energy data — like how much gas gets consumed shipping a 1973-era Mattel Electronic Football game from Salt City, Mo., to a collector in San Jose, Calif. — but the numbers are still compelling. If anything, they underscore how data centers represent a more efficient way to conduct commerce than driving to the mall:eBay conducts 45,914 transactions per kilowatt hour. A medium-sized window-based air conditioner can consume a kilowatt hour in an hour.The company generates $337 million per megawatt hour.eBay has 52,075 servers that serve 112 million active users.It gets $116,716 in revenue per server.eBay racked up 7.3 trillion “transactions”, i.e. URL requests to buy or sell something, in 2012. That’s more than 1,000 transactions for every person on the planet.The numbers come from eBay, so one can take them with a grain of salt, but the overall picture is pretty clear. The company serves a lot of customers fairly efficiently. At a minimum, the company is certainly doing its homework to make it as efficient as possible.The Dell MDC server racks before the cooling unit is attached.How Can DSE Help Save Money In The Datacenter?eBay, for instance, has reduced the number of server configurations it will deploy down to two. Previously, it had 200 to 300 server configurations, with 15 of them accounting for 80% of the total population.) eBay now has a High Performance Computing (HPC) server designed to handle transactions. The HPC servers contain 72GB of memory and 4 hard drives. They are tuned, says Nelson, for rapid processing. A single rack can hold 96 of the servers, brining the total RAM per rack to 6,192GB.Complementing the HPC servers are eBay’s Big Data servers, of which 48 can fit into a rack. Each Big Data server comes with a dozen 2TB drives. The Big Data servers can fit 1.2 petabytes of storage capacity per rack. The next Big Data servers may come with 3TB or 4TB drives, which would boost the total storage capacity in a rack to between two and three petabytes. Two petabytes can hold the same amount of information contained in all of the academic research libraries in the U.S. (Unlike Google or Facebook, however, eBay is not designing its own equipment in datacenters. Instead, it will buy from computer vendors.)It has also created a showcase datacenter in Phoenix, dubbed Project Mercury, that utilizes modular containers to isolate equipment and pack it more densely along with liquid cooling. (If you can lower air conditioning bills in Arizona, you can lower them anywhere!)An HP POD being installed next to another PODThe challenge now lies in balancing efficiency with necessary growth. Storage capacity, in particular, is set to explode.“It is the storage, stupid,” Nelson said. “The volume of growth of storage is insane. We added 100 petabytes of capacity in the last 12 months.”center_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#Big Data#Data Centers#ebay#efficiency Related Posts last_img read more

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Lionel gets Messi! Barca star faces probe in tax fraud case

first_imgA Spanish judge refused to drop charges against Messi and ordered a probe in case of suspected tax evasionA Spanish judge on Monday rejected a prosecutor’s request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed.A court statement said there was “sufficient evidence” to believe the Barcelona and Argentina star “could have known and consented” to the creation of a fictitious corporate structure to avoid paying taxes on income from his image rights.The statement was issued by the court in Gava, Barcelona, that was initially called on by prosecutors to investigate if there was a case for Messi and his father to answer.In June, Messi’s public relations firm said a prosecutor had agreed to drop the tax fraud case against the player and his father.Messi’s father, Jorge Horacio Messi, is under investigation for an alleged 4 million euros ($5.3 million) in unpaid taxes from 2007-09.Messi’s father made a payment of more than 5 million euros ($6.6 million) in August 2013 to cover alleged unpaid taxes, plus interest.Monday’s statement said it was not necessary for Messi “to have full knowledge of all accounting or corporate transactions or the exact amount of the fraud” for him to have had a clear idea of an intention to defraud.Once the investigating judge finishes his deliberations, he will give the Tax Office and the State Prosecutor’s office 10 days to come up with a strong case against Messi or a final decision to dismiss the case.advertisementShould the judge, backed by a new decision from tax and prosecution authorities, rule the case against Messi must go ahead with an indictment, the Barcelona star would have to appear in court to be questioned.Spain has been cracking down on tax evasion as it fights to repair the country’s public finances after a prolonged recession triggered by the collapse of its once-booming real estate sector.Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro warned footballers they should make sure they were “comfortable” with their tax affairs.last_img read more

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Aseptic necrosis

first_imgAseptic necrosis is bone death caused from a disruption in the blood supply. It is most common in the hip, knee, and shoulder.Review Date:6/4/2011Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img

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Kalidou Koulibaly I am happy in Naples

first_imgNapoli in-demand defender Kalidou Koulibaly has dropped a hint over his future amid Barcelona and Manchester United transfer talkEver since his arrival from Genk back in 2014, Koulibaly has imposed himself as one of the key figures in Napoli squad, having accumulated a total of 176 appearances for the Partenopei in all competitions.Known for his physical strength and his dominance in aerial duels, the 27-year-old Senegal international has established himself as one of the most reliable defenders in the Italian Serie A.His impressive performance at the Stadio San Paolo has drawn up the attention of several notable Europe clubs, including Barcelona and Manchester United.In his recent interview with Il Corriere dello Sport, Koulibaly has explained his situation at Napoli, with Calciomercato being the one to transcribe his words.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“My caretaker keeps telling me: ‘You cry twice in Naples, when you arrive and when you leave.’ I always reply: ‘I didn’t cry when I arrived, but I will cry a lot the day that I will leave If I’ll ever leave.”“I am happy in Naples,” Koulibaly said.“Sometimes people speak badly, but they don’t know how it feels to leave here. If you don’t live here, you can’t understand.”Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has recently extended Koulibaly’s contract until 2023 and would hardly accept to sell him unless a stratospheric offer was to arrive at his desk.last_img read more

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City audit confirms more employees opting to leave than retire

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A report from the City Auditor’s office shows San Diego does a poor job of keeping high performing employees, and is not effective in punishing poor performing employees. These, and other factors are costing taxpayers about 39 million dollars annually. The problems center around recruitment, employee development, and career advancement. 431 managers, supervisors and 40 percent of city workers were surveyed. The report found the number of retirements or other separations intersected in 2016, and now more employees are leaving than retiring. 30% of respondents felt the city was not effective in retaining workers but did a much better job in recruitment and career advancement- but it got low marks for not punishing workers who were performing poorly. KUSI’s Steve Bosh has more: Steve Bosh Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: September 11, 2018 September 11, 2018 Steve Bosh, City audit confirms, more employees opting to leave than retirelast_img read more

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Jon Stewart on New Yorkers Obama Cover Its Just a Fing Cartoon

first_imgCheck out the video: Among the absurd amount of reactionary hype the New Yorker’s controversial Obama cover generated this week, my favorite response comes from the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, who sums up some of my sentiments nicely.He also criticizes Obama for denouncing the cover:”Really? You know what your response should’ve been? It’s very easy: Barack Obama is in no way upset about the cartoon that depicts him as a Muslim extremist. Because you know who gets upset about cartoons? Muslim extremists! Of which Barack Obama is not. It’s just a f*cking cartoon!”last_img

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Rodale Hires President

first_imgRodale has hired former Dow Jones executive, Scott Schulman, as its president—a role left vacant since Steven Pleshette Murphy stepped down as president and CEO in 2009.Maria Rodale, who assumed Murphy’s CEO duties at the time of his departure, had stated her intention to hire both a president and COO in July.Schulman [pictured] had been at Dow Jones for 13 years, most recently as president of corporate markets, before leaving in 2012 amidst a slew of executive changes at the company. Schulman was publisher of The Wall Street Journal Online early in his tenure with Dow Jones, returning the group to profitability by introducing new revenue streams and expanding its subscription model. Todd Larsen, now EVP and group president of Time Inc.’s news and sports group, was also part of last year’s executive shakeup at Dow Jones.Maria Rodale is expected to retain an “active” role as CEO, though it will focus on “broader strategic initiatives” within the company, while Schulman will be responsible for strategy and revenue growth. The COO search has been postponed for the time being.”When I took over as CEO four years ago, I had all aspects of the business reporting directly to me,” Rodale says. “The main purpose of [Schulman’s] role is to have all the brands reporting up to him. He’s really going to be running the brands on a day-to-day basis.””We’re at a place where the company is healthy,” she adds. “I’m not as concerned with the day-to-day operating of the brands. I’m more concerned about how we prepare for the future.”Rodale named several potential revenue-drivers the company could pursue moving forward—new content verticals, e-commerce and events were among them—but says they’re just investigating them at this point. A paid content model like the one Schulman helped pioneer at The Wall Street Journal is also in play, she says. Schulman joins Rodale as the company posted a 12-percent year-over-year increase in ad pages across brands in the first half of 2013.Among its larger titles, Men’s Health (up 24.8 percent), Women’s Health (up 26.9 percent) and Runner’s World (up 14.3 percent) each saw significant growth, per PIB. Its smaller magazines, including Runner’s World (up 0.5 percent) and Bicycling (down 1.9 percent) were relatively flat however. Overall, the company says its projecting record ad revenues for 2013.”Rodale has an inspiring mission, compelling content, an impressive customer base, and multiple distribution platforms,” Schulman says in a statement. “I’m thrilled to partner with Maria and the entire Rodale family, as well as its immensely talented brand leaders, to build upon the company’s legacy and its unprecedented success of the past year.” Schulman will officially begin on Oct. 28.last_img read more

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Google Chromes Canvas app lets you unleash your artistic ability

first_img Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Comments Post a comment Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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. 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. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 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. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Read DJI Osmo Action preview Internet Services Tech Industry Turo 0 $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Boost Mobile Read the Rylo camera preview Share your voice JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 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. $60 at Best Buy Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $155 at Google Express Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Chris Monroe/CNET $999 Read the AirPods review Sarah Tew/CNET 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). $59 at eBay Read Google Home Hub review See at Turo 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. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $299 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See at Amazon Turo: Save $30 on any car rentalcenter_img Sarah Tew/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. Angela Lang/CNET $520 at HP Sprint Rylo Amazon Chrome Google,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. $999 TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays See it 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. Sarah Tew/CNET 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. We drew a very quick vampire on Google Canvas, but you can probably do better. Google Canvas/Screenshot by CNET Google is letting you doodle within its Chrome browser with a simple app.You can go to Canvas using and start drawing immediately, as previously reported by Chrome Unboxed.It’s pretty straightforward — you can choose among pencil, ink pen, marker, chalk and eraser, then pick any hex color. This gives you a massive range of palettes.Your drawing is saved to your Google account, and you can download it as a PNG file.Drawing with a mouse or touchpad isn’t ideal (as evidenced by our quick attempt), so would-be Google Canvas artists probably will be better off using a stylus and touchscreen. See It Apple iPhone XS $999 Best Buy 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. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See It See It $999 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. $6 at Tidal Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 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. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Share your voice 7 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. Tags The Cheapskate Tags $210 at Best Buylast_img read more

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