Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Now playing: Watch this: Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $299 at Amazon Rylo $999 Best Buy 1 See It $999 $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $999 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Mobile,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. $833 See It Sarah Tew/CNET 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) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 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. The Galaxy S10’s batch of preinstalled apps will include Spotify. SOPA Images/ Getty Images If you buy a new Samsung phone, you’ll get the Spotify app too.Spotify said Friday that its app will come preinstalled on “millions” of new Samsung devices, including the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10E released Friday. New Galaxy owners could also get six months of free Spotify Premium. Spotify noted that you’re ineligible if you’ve already used Spotify Premium or its Unlimited service or previously had a free trial. The offer is another piece of Spotify’s partnership with Samsung. The two companies started working together in August, and Spotify was deemed Samsung’s go-to music provider. The Spotify app will also come preinstalled on the Galaxy Fold, set to debut April 26, and the Galaxy S10 5G, set for release in the summer. See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 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. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 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. 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 $6 at Tidal Sarah Tew/CNET Turo Comments DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) How To • How to take badass car photos with your Galaxy S10 Plus $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Share your voice See It Sarah Tew/CNET The Galaxy S10 is fantastic $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Comment Read Google Home Hub review Sarah Tew/CNET Boost Mobile Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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. Best Buy Sprint See at Amazon Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $155 at Google Express Tags 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. $59 at eBay 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. 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. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Abt Electronics News • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus to be used to film entire Tonight Show episode 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 DJI Osmo Action preview Review • Galaxy S10 Plus braces for Galaxy Note 10 impact Tags Apple iPhone XS Chris Monroe/CNET Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 See it $210 at Best Buy $999 5:14 See at Turo Share your voice $60 at Best Buy $999 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). 7 Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (128GB, prism black) Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus $520 at HP Read the AirPods review Read the Rylo camera preview See It 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. The Cheapskate Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Amazon
Now playing: Watch this: 5:30 Internet Services Music MySpace may have lost 12 years of music in a “server migration project.” Lionel Bonaventure / AFP/Getty Images MySpace may have lost your digital memories in a server migration.”As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from Myspace,” it said in a note at the top of the site.”We apologize for the inconvenience. If you would like more information, please contact our Data Protection Officer at DPO@myspace.com.” Tags 5 Comments Share your voice Andy Baio, one of the people behind Kickstarter, tweeted that it could mean millions of songs uploaded between the site’s Aug. 1, 2003 launch and 2015 are gone for good.”Myspace accidentally lost all the music uploaded from its first 12 years in a server migration, losing over 50 million songs from 14 million artists,” he wrote Sunday.”I’m deeply skeptical this was an accident. Flagrant incompetence may be bad PR, but it still sounds better than ‘we can’t be bothered with the effort and cost of migrating and hosting 50 million old MP3s,’ ” Baio noted.MySpace didn’t immediately respond to a request for further comment.It might seem like a dim and distant memory now, but MySpace was an essential springboard for musicians like Arctic Monkeys in 2005 and the most popular site in the US in 2006. It was got a makeover back in 2013, when it was refurbished and rebranded as a cool place to share music and video.First published at 5:07 a.m. PT.Updated at 9:44 a.m. PT: Adds background detail. MySpace is still alive but it’s nothing like it was 15…
Police arrested 103 Rohingya refugees from different parts of Patiya upazila of Chittagong from Sunday night till Monday morning.Acting on information that some Rohingyas were staying in different parts of the upazila, a team of police conducted an overnight drive and arrested 103 Rohingyas, said police officer-in-charge Sheikh Neyamat Ullah.All of them will be sent back to Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar, the OC added.Several lakh Rohingya people have entered Bangladesh in the last several weeks following fresh attacks on Rohingya Muslims by the Myanmar army in Rakhine State.At least 27 check-posts have been set up in Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar to prevent spread of Rohingyas to other places.
Share Eric KayneStudents experiment with rockets during Genius Time, an elective at Furr High School.Furr High School on the east side of Houston isn’t alone in its quest to build a super school fit for the new century.Nine other schools that also won $10 million grants each from the XQ Institute plus a growing number of districts and states are exploring how to remake the American high school. For example, just with the American Association of School Administrators, a network of about 80 districts are moving in this direction.News 88.7’s Laura Isensee spoke with one advocate at the forefront of that push, former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise. He’s the president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and also served as a judge for the XQ Institute’s Super School competition. He did not judge Furr’s application.In his advocacy, Wise points to statistics like the forecast that of the 11.6 million jobs created since the Great Recession, more than 90 percent of them went to people with more than a high school diploma.Below are some highlights from their conversation.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/22123732/Wise1-audiogram.mp400:0000:0000:13Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Why the current high school model isn’t enough: “The high school diploma is what gets you started. It’s a starting gun in the race. It’s no longer the finish line. And so therefore, what is it that we need to be in that high school experience that gives students the ability to persist in additional learning experiences? We know that a student is going to have to be re-educated countless times. I’ve seen estimates of as much as 10 or 12 times during their working lifetime for the jobs they’re going to fill. We know that we don’t know most of the jobs they’re going to fill. So what we have to do is to be able to prepare them to succeed, but not able to give them all the time a target — a definite job to look at.”What parts of the traditional model would he keep: “There some traditional parts of education you want to keep — the relationship between an adult in the building and a student is one of the single most important determinants of whether that student will stay in school. The teacher and how that teacher teaches is the most important determinant of the success of a student in the school. And you also want engaged school leaders. Because that teacher — the other adults in the building — the interaction with the students and the parents, that’s going to be determined by the principal. And so you need strong school leadership. At the same time you need strong district leadership.”What’s the biggest challenge in creating a new model: “I think the biggest challenge is buy-in. At some point, you’ve got to get buy- in several different places. Obviously, if you’re working in a school district, at some point that district leadership needs to be supporting you, because for most systems, the district provides the infrastructure, the resources and the policies that are necessary. But you have to get buy-in in a lot of other places, too. Teachers have to understand and appreciate and be part of this process. And that’s why any successful school initiative such as this involves working closely with teachers before you start the process. It can’t be a top-down, ‘Here’s what we’re going to start on Tuesday.’ The other place is students and parents have to understand what you’re trying to accomplish.”Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/22130540/Wise2-audiogram.mp400:0000:0000:19Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.How a more personalized approach can benefit under-served students: “If you’re serious about it, it does. And indeed many of these school models … focus on the historically under-served student. And indeed, if this doesn’t reach them, then we failed. Because when we talk about deeper learning and what a student needs, we’re not talking about what 25 percent of the students now need. That that was in my day, back in the ’60s. We’re talking about what almost 100 percent of students need, if they’re truly going to be successful in today’s society.”Why he’s so passionate about this: “I grew up in West Virginia and in 1965, a high school classmate of mine told me then, education is the only passport from poverty. And he was right in 1965 and he was even more right many, many years later. It is the only passport from poverty. And for the half of our students who could be — not all of them, but could be — at risk of not succeeding, for many students in our country, education is the only passport to both prosperity and from poverty.”Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/22132237/Wise3-audio-gram.mp400:0000:0000:15Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.
By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFROJanice Murphy remembers what it was like to miss out on summer camp when she was growing up. After her parents divorced the family couldn’t afford the extracurricular opportunities that expose children to culture and can lead to an appreciation for the fine arts. Now the organization she started, Light The Way Foundation, is giving kids from the DMV a platform to be creative and tell their stories through film documentaries.For the past three summers the Light The Way Foundation team of volunteers turns the silver screen into a space that allows for a group of adolescent students to grow from the experience of creating documentaries that offer a window into their souls based on their lives. With a red carpet world premiere at AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, this year’s group of aspiring of young filmmakers debuted their collaborative effort called “15 Scenes.” The documentary shares their inspirational voyages trying to navigate the waves of a constantly changing world.Light The Way Foundation campers share the red carpet during the premiere of their film debut “15 Scenes” at the AFI Theatre in Silver Spring. (Courtesy photo)The students used the basic filmmaking skills learned during the week-long program to tell the story of the challenges each has faced in their life while growing up. In five days students learn how to produce individual segments that combine to enlighten, inspire, and uplift in just under 15 minutes.With raw unfiltered emotion 15 students – between nine and 12 years old – tell real life stories of how they are dealing or have dealt with adversity. The campers are candid in subjects ranging from bullying to divorce. They were trained in how to write scripts, shoot video and tell their stories on screen using technology ranging from state of the art video cameras to smart phones.Collaboration began immediately when facing a deadline of less than 30 hours to complete the projects. The junior filmmakers found a common ground on what subjects they would discuss and how they could seamlessly tell the story. By the second day of camp the scriptwriting and shooting had begun.“This is how the kids are telling their story these days,” LTW Founder Janice Murphy told the AFRO. “It’s an extension of the learning process. We want to expose them to the skills needed to produce films one day”.The documentary instruction is an extension of LTW’s original camp enrichment program. Since the foundation’s inception it has sponsored summer golfers with equipment at Langston Golf Course and piano, tap, and ballet classes at Mother Dears in the District. LTW has recently started a boy’s mentoring program at Mattawoman Middle School in Waldorf. Howard University is home for the instructional portion of the camp and serves as the set for the interviews that comprise this year’s documentary.There is an ironic charm to “15 Scenes” which makes the stories being told by the kids so riveting. The innocence of the way the kids share their tales of life with little scripting brings their messages to the audience in a manner that blends to offset the basic production value of the film.However, opening night marked the first time many of the campers had ever been the focus of so much attention. Following their initial walk down the red carpet they had the chance to watch themselves during this private screening of the film. They also returned afterwards for a question and answer session to interact with an audience comprised of family and friends. For at least one evening these campers were celebrities who were experts at the craft of filmmaking.“They were excited to explain to the audience what a boom [microphone] is,” Murphy said. “It was exciting just to watch them be excited”.