Asus ROG 2 gaming phone could launch in July

first_img $520 at HP Comments 2 Tags The Cheapskate Sarah Tew/CNET Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 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. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $60 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Boost Mobile Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Read Lenovo Smart Clock 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. Phones Gaming Mobile $299 at Amazon $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) 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. Read Google Home Hub review Angela Lang/CNET See it Apple iPhone XS 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. See It Read the AirPods review Share your voice Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Best Buy $6 at Tidal Tags Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Sarah Tew/CNET $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).center_img Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $59 at eBay Turo: Save $30 on any car rental The original Asus ROG phone. Aloysius Low/CNET Asus and Tencent could be launching the ROG 2 phone in July, a post on Chinese social media site Weibo has said.The phone will be optimized for gaming content, according to the post.The original Asus ROG phone provides one of the best ways to play games on an Android phone and was priced at $900.It came with pressure-sensitive buttons called AirTriggers, two USB-C ports, dual rear cameras and a 4,000-mAh battery that lasted for 15 hours in CNET’s battery lab test for continuous video playback on airplane mode.Neither Asus nor Tencent immediately responded to requests for comment. 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. $155 at Google Express See It Read the Rylo camera preview 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. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See at Turo Read DJI Osmo Action preview 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. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Comments $999 $999 See It Sarah Tew/CNET JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Rylo Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Chris Monroe/CNET 7 Turo Sprint Asus,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $210 at Best Buy 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 TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $999 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. See at Amazon DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Amazonlast_img read more

3 abducted Rohingyas rescued 3 more missing

first_imgRohingya refugee camp in Cox`s BazarPolice rescued three injured Rohingya men from a hilly jungle near the Chakmarkul camp in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Monday morning, but three of their fellows are still missing.The rescued are Mohammad Alam, 45, of Balukhali camp, and Abdul Khaleque, 23, and Mohammad Anwar, 33, of Kutupalong camp. Their throats were half-slit.The trio and their missing fellows were asked to get on a battery-run three-wheeler from Ukhia upazila’s Balukhali camp as they were promised jobs as day-labourers, Teknaf Model police station officer-in-charge Ranajit Kumar Barua told Prothom Alo.They were first taken to Chakmarkul camp and then to a nearby jungle, Ranajit said, adding that the abductors probably half-slit their throats to instill fear and realise ransom.On information, his team conducted the drive and rescued the three, the OC said.The rescued Rohingya men were primarily treated at a local hospital and then shifted to the Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital around 11:00am as their condition deteriorated. Police are conducting further drives in the hilly areas to rescue the missing Rohingya men.Two among the three rescued can hardly speak, but another cannot speak at all as his vocal cord has completely been slit, the OC added.Last month, Rohingyas and local criminals abducted a driver of an auto-rickshaw and demanded Tk 500,000 as ransom. Later, police rescued the driver.Cox’s Bazar additional police superintendent Mohammad Iqbal Hossain told Prothom Alo that the Rohingyas were committing various crimes.He thinks Rohingyas are involved in this incident as well.As many as 19 Rohingyas were killed in the past one year, all being murdered by fellow Rohingyas, Iqbal said.last_img

Myanmar cartoonists lead mediajeering as Rohingya flee

first_imgCartoons taking aim at Rohingya Muslims are spreading rapidly across social media in mainly Buddhist Myanmar, where public opinion on the crisis stands in stark contrast to the outcry overseas.Fanned by Myanmar’s civilian and military leaders, an information war has taken hold and is being embraced with gusto by a legion of satirists, meme-makers and internet trolls.Local cartoonists, many of whom earned their revered status for skewering the former junta, have taken aim at the Rohingya.One widely-shared sketch called ‘crocodile tears’ shows a group of reptiles swimming away from a bank of mutilated animals towards an eager Western cameraman.“I had to flee my motherland,” a crying crocodile says into the microphone, a swipe at the testimonies of Rohingya refugees who have arrived in Bangladesh with accounts of atrocities by Myanmar’s army.“There is something untrue about what they (the Rohingya) are saying,” Win Naing, one of Myanmar’s most famous cartoonists, told AFP.The 58-year-old, whose pen name is Aw Pi Kyeh, said he just wanted to provoke thought in a highly charged situation.“We draw cartoons with a spirit that loves the country.”For decades the paranoid former junta sequestered its people from technology, global opinion and debate.But since the country creaked open a few years ago Myanmar’s public has dived head first into Facebook and Twitter.Now, anti-Rohingya diatribes are being ‘liked’, shared and retweeted—reinforcing long-held religious hatreds against the minority.Since late August, around 430,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh, escaping an army crackdown in Rakhine state which the UN has called ‘ethnic cleansing’.The global condemnation has triggered a defensive instinct in Myanmar where the Rohingya are not citizens and are broadly reviled.Keyboard warriors -Armed with crass humour, internet fame and riding a wave of public opinion, cartoonists have delivered sharp counter-punches.When Malala Yousafzai condemned fellow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi for failing to speak up for the Rohingya, one cartoonist hit back with a rendering of the Pakistani activist with human excrement instead of brains—a grim reference to her surgery after being shot in the head by the Taliban.A sketch by cartoonist Okka Kyi Winn, liked nearly 10,000 times on his Facebook page, showed a UN insignia wrapped in a Middle-Eastern keffiyeh, suggesting the body is in cahoots with the Arab world.While the intention may be pure satire, such images are contributing to a siege mentality in Myanmar, where keyboard warriors are trading blows with vocal pro-Rohingya groups scattered across the Muslim world.The prevailing view among the Buddhist majority is that foreign media and international NGOs have embellished the plight of the Rohingya and unfairly bashed Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi.‘The Lady’ has refused to weigh in on the squall of claims and counterclaims, saying only that there is a ‘huge iceberg of misinformation’.Many outside Myanmar are baffled by the seeming lack of empathy, and the often violent rhetoric from a Buddhist people.But toxic Islamophobia has been brewing in the country for years, fed in part by official rhetoric that the Muslim Rohingya are foreign invaders intent on taking a Buddhist land.As his troops blanket Rakhine, Myanmar’s commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing has continued with Facebook posts branding the Rohingya as ‘terrorist extremists’ of ‘Bengali’ origin—a state-stamped slur that condemns them to the status of illegal migrants. ‘Better angels’ -Newspapers, TV debates and social media have followed suit, jeering at the Rohingya as they flee, says Sein Win of the Myanmar Journalism Institute.Some of the loudest noises are coming from people who fought repression under the junta, he told AFP, in a remarkable reshaping of the young democracy’s political landscape.“I am disturbed by the actions of the media, civil society and even former political activists. You need to care about humans across the board, not just when it suits you,” he said.On Friday US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick Murphy condemned the hate speech on social media and urged the “better angels” of the Myanmar people to find empathy for the Rohingya.But cartoonists such as Maung Maung Fountain (pen name) argue their sketches “don’t insult any religion or any people”.In one, he draws a camel—a code for Rohingya Muslims—that has edged its way into a tent made from the Myanmar flag then bellows ‘Human Rights’ at the startled Burmese man he has just evicted.“I meant say that some people want more and more rights and opportunities.”last_img read more

The Secret Life of Pets 2 Again Tops Studios TV Ad Spending

first_img$5.36M – Aladdin Disney Already Clashing With 20th Century Fox After Billion-Dollar Deal Impressions: 190,666,683Attention Score: 95.39Attention Index: 141National Airings: 622Networks: 32Most Spend On: NBC, TNTCreative Versions: 6Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $5.60MStudio: Columbia PicturesStarted Airing: 12/20/18 Impressions: 310,489,049Attention Score: 92.90Attention Index: 109National Airings: 1,591Networks: 45Most Spend On: TNT, Adult SwimCreative Versions: 33Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $18.36MStudio: Twentieth Century FoxStarted Airing: 04/08/19 TV ad placements for Twentieth Century Fox’s “Dark Phoenix” (EMV: $5.27 million), Columbia Pictures’ “Men in Black: International” ($4.1 million) and Paramount Pictures’ “Rocketman” ($3.5 million) round out the chart. Notably, “Men in Black: International” has the best iSpot Attention Index (141) in the ranking, getting 41% fewer interruptions than the average movie ad (interruptions include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV). 1 Movie titles with a minimum spend of $100,000 for airings detected between 05/20/2019 and 05/26/2019.* TV Impressions – Total TV ad impressions delivered for the brand or spot.* Attention Score – Measures the propensity of consumers to interrupt an ad play on TV. The higher the score, the more complete views. Actions that interrupt an ad play include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV.* Attention Index – Represents the Attention of a specific creative or program placement vs the average. The average is represented by a score of 100, and the total index range is from 0 through 200. For example, an attention index of 125 means that there are 25% fewer interrupted ad plays compared to the average.Variety has partnered with iSpot.tv, the TV ad measurement and attribution company, to bring you this weekly look at what studios are spending to market their movies on TV. Learn more about the iSpot.tv platform and methodology. Related $5.27M – Dark Phoenix $7.12M – The Secret Life of Pets 2 Impressions: 429,311,986Attention Score: 90.39Attention Index: 81National Airings: 1,588Networks: 50Most Spend On: NBC, NickCreative Versions: 45Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $28.58MStudio: Universal PicturesStarted Airing: 11/22/18 Impressions: 431,589,357Attention Score: 86.01Attention Index: 56National Airings: 1,182Networks: 40Most Spend On: NBC, ABCCreative Versions: 58Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $29.98MStudio: Walt Disney PicturesStarted Airing: 10/11/18 Box Office Report Card: Studios Get Their Summer Grades Top Movie Commercials by Weekly TV SpendData provided by iSpot.tv Popular on Variety $3.5M – Rocketman Impressions: 241,768,873Attention Score: 92.12Attention Index: 99National Airings: 613Networks: 21Most Spend On: NBC, ABCCreative Versions: 18Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $18.90MStudio: Paramount PicturesStarted Airing: 10/09/18 In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, Universal Pictures claims the top spot in spending for the second week in a row with “The Secret Life of Pets 2.”Ads placed for the animated film had an estimated media value of $7.12 million through Sunday for 1,588 national ad airings on 50 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from May 20-26. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Universal prioritized spend across networks including NBC, Nick and TNT, and during programming such as NBA Basketball, “The Voice” and “NBA Full Court Press.”Just behind “The Secret Life of Pets 2” in second place: Walt Disney Pictures’ “Aladdin,” which saw 1,182 national ad airings across 40 networks, with an estimated media value of $5.36 million. $4.1M – Men in Black: International ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more