Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With the heat and the dry weather the crops have improved some. The first of this last week we had an inch and a half rain then we got another half inch two days ago. The rain on the soybeans has really pushed them along. There are a lot of blooms and a lot of pod fill going on right now. We flew some fungicide on some of our better corn fields to prevent more northern corn leaf blight problems. We don’t know what the yield potential will be on some of our other fields with water damage so we are backing off with inputs on those right now.I feel pretty good about our early-planted corn. Some fields I didn’t think would yield 50 or 100 bushels per acre but I am feeling better about it. I think yields will be all over the board as we go across them with the combine, but I think they will be better than I anticipated a couple months back.Pollination went pretty well for the most part. Corn has greened up and it looks a lot better. The fields have evened up a little too, but those problems out there have not gone away either.Beans look pretty good. We just got done spraying all of our bean acres with insecticide and fungicide. There is not a lot of height with the beans, but height doesn’t necessarily lead to yield in beans. They are branching out sideways and with the recent rains I think the yield potential for beans is a lot better than people anticipated.I am worried going into harvest about the root system in the corn. That is a concern with disease pressure and if we get wet weather and wind this fall.We are getting ready for a field day on our farm on Aug. 25 for Golden Harvest corn and NK soybeans. I want to invite anyone interested to come out.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180131_RyanMartinA few changes to the near term forecast this morning, but the rest of the pattern remains unchanged. Today we have strong southwest winds that bring temps well above normal. We expect highs this afternoon to be 10-20 degrees above normal statewide. Winds will average 15-30 mph and will be very gusty. This is just indicative of a dramatic temperature and pressure change, something we see easily with a strong front.However, the front continues to shed moisture, and it now looks like we see little to no precipitation in Ohio from the frontal passage. We have a wind shift and a drop in temps tomorrow, but basically no moisture, only clouds. There may be some action in far south and southeast Ohio after midday today, but it will stay close to the river, and by the same token, we can see some snow develop after sunset tomorrow night, but it will be near the river as well. Heavy precipitation stays in KY and lifts into WV. We see nothing in most areas here.Behind the front, cold air returns with another quick moving high tracking across Ohio. This sets up in NW Ohio Friday morning. Strong north winds will keep the cold top of mind and trigger some wind chills. Temperatures Saturday morning will be approaching zero over the northern most parts of the state, with single digits and low teens to the south.Snow returns for Saturday late afternoon into Sunday with another fast moving system. In fact, this system is coming a little faster, and has less moisture to work with. Snow still can be seen in all areas of the state, as the freezing line will be down near the Ohio River through the day. We will leave snow totals the same for now, but would suggest that many areas will be in the bottom half of our coating to 2 inch range. We still will leave the top end open on snows in NE Ohio, as there still is a great lake effect set up..Cold air remains on Monday, and we have a clipper bringing another brief spat of snow into the state on Tuesday. There we can see another coating to an inch over 60% of the state. Temps behind that clipper get colder and we could see some single digit to near zero readings for Wednesday morning. The rest of the week stays below normal.To start the extended period, we have another clipper bringing a chance of snow accumulation late the 8th into the 9th, but it may favor accumulations more in Michigan than farther south and east. Another clipper moves in for the afternoon of the 10th, and a stronger system for the 12th. There is nothing this morning that would direct thoughts away from an active pattern to start February.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Partly sunny and cold again today, but not as cold as yesterday. Temps will begin to moderate some today, and then overnight tonight we really do not see much of a low, as temps slowly rise. However, we do have a little clipper wave that comes through, bringing a chance of snow overnight through tomorrow. The snow will start after midnight and go through midday tomorrow. WE can see a coating to 2 inches over about 90% of Ohio. Temps continue to moderate through the balance of tomorrow, climbing to near normal as clouds give way to sun. Monday Afternoon High temps 2/4/19Warm air builds through the weekend. Saturday, we have a mix of clouds and sun, with more clouds in the north, more sun in the south. Sunday is partly sunny state wide, and temps both days are well above normal. Monday will be our warmest day out of the coming forecast period, with temps in the 50s and 60s. The map at right shows potential Monday highs. Rain will start late on Monday and go through early Tuesday morning. Rain totals run from .05” to .4” with 50% coverage. Additional rain sweeps across the state for Tuesday, bringing another .25”-.75” with 80% coverage. This, with the warm temps will create a very greasy, muddy mess in many areas, with all current snow cover gone by that time frame. On Wednesday, we look for clouds to give way to some sun, and it will start to turn colder. We may end up with a little bit of snow near the Ohio river as we start off the day next Wednesday, depending on how fast the cold air advances south and east. The rest of the 10 day window is dry next week with partly to mostly sunny skies and cold air in place for Thursday through Saturday. Temps will move back to well below normal levels. WE are keeping a substantial frontal complex in the extended period forecast for the 10th and 11th. This system looks to have plenty of moisture but may be able to hold on to a stronger push of warm air ahead of the front’s arrival. Because of that, we are going to allow for rain or snow in our forecast, and perhaps even a rain changing to snow event. Until track is settled, we will allow for both solutions. We are looking at another system for around Valentine’s day that can also bring snow. The extended period does remain on the colder side of normal, through at least mid-month.
Hey augmented reality fans! Next week in Santa Clara, California, is the first ever Augmented Reality Event where the best and brightest in the AR field will join together for a two-day conference to advance the business of everyone’s favorite emerging technology. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area (or are willing to pay for a plane ticket and hotel room), you have the chance to win one of up to four free passes to the conference provided by event sponsor Zenitum.The Augmented Reality Event is taking place June 2 and 3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center and will feature an opening keynote from AR guru Bruce Sterling. If you’ve not checked out Sterling’s blog on Wired, Beyond the Beyond, I highly recommend it. If you need more, check out his keynote from the Layar launch, “At the Dawn of the Augmented Reality Industry.“ Tags:#Augmented Reality#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App chris cameron 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts Other great speakers at the event include Claire Boonstra, Chris Grayson, Ori Inbar, Tish Shute, Robert Rice and many, many more. Best of all, Marshall Kirkpatrick and I will be presenting some findings from our recently released report on the business of augmented reality. Many of the CEOs and figures mentioned in the report will be at this event, so if you’re an augmented reality fan, don’t miss out. So how do you win tickets? It’s simple: All you have to do is leave a thoughtful comment on this post about the business of augmented reality and its possibilities for the future. We are leaving this open-ended, so write whatever comes to mind and we will pick four of the best comments to receive free passes to the event! Make sure to leave you email adress in the comment, or log in using Facebook or Twitter, so we know how to get in touch with you should you be selected. We will pick the winners in the next few days so get those comments in! Many thanks to Zenitum for giving us the opportunity to run this contest.UPDATE: Tish Shute, who is organizing the AR Event, has been gracious enough to provide ReadWriteWeb readers with a special discount code to the event if you aren’t selected for one of the four passes. Simple enter the code RWW245 when registering online. Hope to see you next week in Santa Clara! 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…
These days, central air conditioning is considered a necessityBut forced air mechanical units essentially trumped all those approaches, and this Millennial Generation approaches design from a different reference point. They start with the presumption that central air HVAC is normal and necessary.So then the question becomes: how should we produce the electricity to feed this mechanical creature which has a permanent spot in your basement or attic? So we put our efforts into solar panels, windmills, or hydroelectric systems.And the HVAC monster is not the only electricity-gobbling resident in the household. There are water heaters, refrigerators, coffee makers, microwaves, TVs, radios, hair dryers, hair curlers, hair straighteners … and a gazillion more gadgets.In systems-thinking jargon, we would call this an electricity addiction. And the interesting part is that if electricity prices are kept low (either through subsidized coal or subsidized PV panels), then it triggers an even greater addiction to electricity.While I’m not necessarily advocating a return to the cave, this addiction (and new norm) distances the HVAC “solution” even further from the core issue, which is rooted in building physics. So the “problem” they were solving was the core issue of achieving a more even temperature and humidity to increase the comfort level.The catalyst which sparked the flurry of home innovation in the 1970s was the OPEC oil crisis, but the ’60s generation set the stage, with the interest to go “organic,” to embrace nature, and to do your own thing.So the ’70s energy-efficient designs are innovative and organic; they leverage opportunities offered by natural elements. They are based on building physics, harnessing solar heat, moving air through buffering plenums, shading designs for cooling.Mechanical heating and cooling systems were then positioned as supplemental, providing the final bit of temperature moderation. And “mechanical” solutions were equally creative in those days, including whole-house fans, solar thermal radiant heat, Trombe walls with fans… Vera Novak writes the Eco Build Trends blog and is currently earning her PhD in Construction from Virginia Tech. Minimizing the need for space conditioningSo what if we were to design with the starting premise of no mechanical assist in dwellings? Afer we’ve refined the design as best possible, only then would we identify the need for supplemental space conditioning. The energy for this smaller and more targetted heating and cooling equipment can come from the grid, but ultimately, we would “pay” this forward by creating excess energy, cleaning more air than we pollute, harvesting and placing more water than we use.This goal of becoming energy-neutral might help reassess the need for all the electrical gadgets as well. Combining the knowledge gained through the experimentation of the ’70s and ’80s, the growing knowledge of building science, and the technology of the Millennium, there is no reason we couldn’t achieve Mazria’s goals and leave our own legacy for our children to build upon. BLOGS BY VERA NOVAK Be the Change You Want to See in the WorldDesign for DisassemblyThe First National Green Code — or Communism? Recently a friend asked for help in designing an off-grid house. Interestingly, I pulled out the old books from the ’70s to show as examples and inspiration. We tagged a combination of ideas: an earth berm house, a passive solar house, an attached greenhouse buffer space, a solar thermal system, and a stack effect heating/cooling system incorporating a heat sink (southern rock exposure) and a cool northern forest glen.It all seemed so — natural …Apparently this approach differs greatly from the current focus on technology: low-e windows, photovoltaic panels, energy-saving bulbs, energy-efficient HVAC. RELATED ARTICLES Nostalgia for the Hippie Building HeydaySolar Versus Superinsulation: A 30-Year-Old DebateForgotten Pioneers of Energy EfficiencyThe History of Superinsulated Houses in North America From solar to Architecture 2030So call me an old geezer looking for some recognition for my craft, or a die-hard granola, but I prefer to bill myself as a systems analyst and root-cause problem solver who thinks we could learn a lot by cruising the second-hand bookstores and picking up the old ’70s energy-efficiency solutions.If the black and white photos make you uncomfortable, you can certainly Photoshop in some color — but I think there is some fundamental knowledge to be gained. And if you prefer to learn online, there is no finer collection of these experienced builders than here at GBA. These guys have been experimenting, building, and testing building systems for years. (For example, click here to read an excellent synopsis of the solar-versus-superinsulation lessons from the last 30 years).Which brings me to Ed Mazria, who I first knew as the author of the landmark book on passive solar building. Now he is best known and the catalyst for the Architecture 2030 movement, bringing together good science, analysis, and problem solving to boldly set the energy bar at the level we need to see to address our climate issues. In the 1970s, many homes lacked central air conditioningWhy the difference? I’m going to give away my age here, but I think there might be a clue in the conditions experienced during our “growing up” years.The energy-efficiency pioneers of the ’70s were raised in a world which was just starting to incorporate central forced air heating and central air conditioning in commercial buildings, but mostly without that buffer of mechanical temperature controls in their homes. They knew summers to be hot and winters to be bone-chilling cold. They experienced humidity, and knew the cooling effects of a light breeze.
Tia Norfleet, the first African American female licensed by NASCAR, made her debut at the Motor Mile Speedway in Fairlawn, Virginia, August 4, 2012. In its 67-year history, she is the first and only African American woman to compete in NASCAR.“It gives us great pleasure to officially announce Tia Norfleet’s historical accomplishment to the world. It has been a long time coming and we are extremely elated and expect nothing but the best from her,” said Guernica Williams of the The Platinum Marketing and Public Relations Group, which is representing Norfleet.“While this has been an enduring journey for the entire Norfleet team, it has taught us patience and perseverance in all things,” said Norfleet. “Today is the result of persevering. I am truly honored and truly blessed to be able to experience this moment with my family and to race with some of the best drivers in the sport.”Tia Norfleet, the multi-talented Suffolk, VA native, is the daughter of 20-year veteran NASCAR driver, Bobby Norfleet. Tia started racing, under her father’s tutelage, at the age of 9 and has a true passion for the sport.“Getting here has taking much hard work and dedication, there are so many people who have helped to make this happen and we are very thankful for their devotion and support. At Bobby Norfleet Racing, Inc., it is a family affair and we all stand strong and firm behind Tia. We are extremely proud of her and the hard work that she has put into this program,” stated Allen L. Ellison, President of Bobby Norfleet Racing, Inc.Read more: Target Market News
January 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 25, 2018 New Giraffe Cam at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park KUSI Newsroom It’s a first for the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, as staff members today (Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018) launched Giraffe Cam—the first camera to stream continuous live video from one of the Safari Park’s five field habitats. The new Giraffe Cam—now viewable online at sdzsafaripark.org/giraffe-cam —joins San Diego Zoo Global’s other live cams; but instead of showcasing just one or two animal species, Giraffe Cam is the first to feature a multitude of different animals in one expansive field habitat—including giraffes, rhinos, African crowned cranes, gazelles and other inhabitants that may mosey across the lens. It provides guests with a picturesque view of the Safari Park’s sizable 60-acre African Plains habitat from atop Kijamii Overlook.While Giraffe Cam will provide guests with a unique look at the various animal interactions and social dynamics in the habitat, San Diego Zoo Global researchers hope it will also inspire cam watchers to join the growing WildwatchKenya.org conservation project. This citizen science endeavor asks volunteers to use their home computers or smartphones to view motion-activated trail camera photos normally seen only by conservationists. Volunteers then identify the images to help researchers track giraffes and other wildlife throughout northern Kenya.Since its launch, WildwatchKenya.org has attracted more than 8,000 volunteers—who have made almost 3.5 million classifications and retired more than 315,000 individual images—completing around four years’ worth of conservation work in just six months. Each volunteer is asked to take part in the “1 Million Photo Challenge,” a virtual push with a goal of boosting the number of online volunteers to 20,000, to give conservation researchers 1 million volunteer-reviewed trail camera photos by June 2018. The completed work will provide researchers enough data to allow them to explore “giraffe hotspots” (areas that are showing high volumes of giraffe activity), as well as identifying areas with no signs of giraffes.The Wildwatch Kenya site was created using Zooniverse’s free Project Builder tool at zooniverse.org/lab, the largest online platform for crowdsourced volunteer research. Anyone who wants to participate can do so by visiting WildwatchKenya.org. Volunteers will be asked to identify what is pictured in trail photos by choosing from an animal list or indicating that no animal is pictured. Each image is viewed by multiple volunteers to ensure that any photos that are not needed are filtered out.Scientists hope this project, along with other conservation efforts, will help slow and eventually stop the continued decline of giraffe populations worldwide. Currently, there are fewer than 100,000 giraffes left in their native habitats—a decrease of more than 40 percent over the last 20 years. Last year, a team of conservationists made up of personnel from the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, Northern Rangelands Trust, Kenya Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, Loisaba Conservancy, the Smithsonian Institution, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Senckenberg BiK-F, Goethe University and San Diego Zoo Global fitted 11 reticulated giraffes in the region with small solar-powered GPS tracking devices, made by Savannah Tracking. This unprecedented project is now providing real-time data on giraffe movements, the size of their home ranges, where they travel during seasons and the travel corridors they use. That information could assist community conservancies in developing better strategies for managing their lands and livestock, while also expanding the frontiers of giraffe science.Bringing species back from the brink of extinction is the goal of San Diego Zoo Global. As a leader in conservation, the work of San Diego Zoo Global includes on-site wildlife conservation efforts (representing both plants and animals) at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, as well as international field programs on six continents. The work of these entities is inspiring children through the San Diego Zoo Kids network, reaching out through the internet and in children’s hospitals nationwide. The work of San Diego Zoo Global is made possible by the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy and is supported in part by the Foundation of San Diego Zoo Global. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: San Diego Zoo Safari Park FacebookTwitter
Video Games Comment 1 Do the robot! Sandbox VR Want to save the world as a robot hero alongside your friends? Sandbox VR’s new Amber Sky 2088 is here to make it happen.Working with your buddies in a team of four or six, you’re thrust into a world under attack by aliens as part of a robot squad out to save the planet from destruction. The 30-minute experience is mostly on rails, you’ll still get to roam around and blast aliens attacking from all directions.The game starts in New Hong Kong and has you escorting a package up the “Beanstalk” space elevator. You’re treated to an amazing view as you lift up to a sub-orbital station thanks to the game’s stunning graphics. And as the story progresses, you learn that the Beanstalk you’re on is the only one left.You play as either an attacker or defender. Attackers’ rifles have a special flamethrower secondary ability, while defenders get a shield to deflect attacks — they can toss it like Captain America to kill marauding alien monsters.Defender robots can toss their shields like Captain America (and it’s super fun to do so). Sandbox VR Like other Sandbox VR games, the haptic vest helps add immersion, and lets you know when you’re being attacked. While you’re mostly standing on a platform in the game, you can move around that small space, helping your team fend off attacks from all directions (including above you). Other environment tricks include using fans to simulate explosion breezes, which helped sell the immersion.There are also epic boss fights that require you to dodge mega lasers or die in one hit. Some monsters attack with plasma orbs that defenders have to block, meanwhile attackers can use flamethrowers to burn eggs that hatch baby aliens. And, similar to the Alien movies, those hatched alien babies like to jump on your chest.VR games can be a ton of fun with a group of friends. Aloysius Low/CNET Last time I played a Sandbox VR game, I killed the zombies of Deadwood Mansion alongside experienced gamers. This time around I brought newbies to see if they could do as well. Surprisingly, they did — but not without plenty of deaths. Fortunately you can revive a buddy by touching their shoulder.Still, my team had fun. That was a relief because I wasn’t sure how they’d take to VR, having never tried it before. But the session ended with big smiles and everyone wanted to try more games, so it appears that VR gaming has gained more converts.Sandbox VR’s rep told me that there are plans for more games coming this year, and they should rolling out to official Sandbox VR stores around the world, though franchises may not see the new game any time soon. If you’re keen, you can check out the Sandbox VR stores located around the world in Los Angeles, New York, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore. A 30-minute session costs around S$32 (about $23, £20 or AU$35) per person.VR in 2019: Five years in, is it just a dream gathering dust?VR’s missing link: You likely haven’t bought a VR headset yet and it’s beginning to show. Share your voice Tags
France has millions in back taxes coming to it from Apple. Chesnot / Getty Images Apple reached a deal with French authorities to back-pay 500 million euros ($571 million) in taxes, reports said.The Cupertino, California, company’s French branch confirmed the tax agreement to Reuters on Tuesday, without revealing how much it would pay.However, French magazine L’Express reported the sum and noted that the deal was made at the end of December. See it $59 at eBay Sprint 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. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple reading • Apple reportedly agrees to pay France nearly $600M in back taxes $60 at Best Buy See It 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. 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. Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 7 Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 3 Tags Sarah Tew/CNET EU: Apple, you owe $14.5 billion in taxes 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). Tags Best Buy Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Apple iPhone XS $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Chris Monroe/CNET 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. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Sarah Tew/CNET Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Turo Apple,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. In December, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said his country would start taxing tech giants at a national level if European Union countries couldn’t agree on a joint tax on digital revenues. Last May, Apple handed over the first billion in a $15 billion Irish tax fine ordered by the EU in 2016.Neither Apple nor the French tax authorities immediately responded to requests for comment. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 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. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Share your voice JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Angela Lang/CNET See at Amazon Rylo Read Google Home Hub review 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. Here’s every iPhone ever made from 2007 to today 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. Share your voice Comments • $210 at Best Buy See at Turo Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Sarah Tew/CNET Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) 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. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $299 at Amazon Read the Rylo camera preview Comments $999 See All Read the AirPods review 1:58 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. $999 $520 at HP 48 Photos Now playing: Watch this: The Cheapskate $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Boost Mobile See It Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See It Read DJI Osmo Action preview DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 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. $6 at Tidal 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. $155 at Google Express Tech Industry Politics Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $999 Amazon
Indian warship ‘INS KORA’ arrived at Chittagong naval port on a five-day goodwill visit, BSS reports.Chittagong Naval Zone Chief Staff Officer Captain Kamal Nasser welcomed the ship in a traditional ceremony on Friday, said an ISPR press release.Indian naval officials are on the visit as part of the ongoing bilateral exchanges between Bangladesh and India.“The visit will further strengthen the friendship that has historically existed between the two Navies,” the release added.