His Dark Materials teaser plunges HBO back into world of epic fantasy

first_img 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). Sarah Tew/CNET HBO’s His Dark Materials teaser offers glimpse at epic… Sarah Tew/CNET See It Read the Rylo camera preview TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Share your voice HBO may be losing Game of Thrones forever on May 19, but the network is coming right back with another fantasy epic saga.  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. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $60 at Best Buy Now playing: Watch this: 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. $520 at HP See at Amazon 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 187 Photos Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 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. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Boost Mobile 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. Post a comment Sarah Tew/CNET Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Read the AirPods review JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $155 at Google Express Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Read Google Home Hub review Tags HBO,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. Angela Lang/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview See It Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $999 See all the Game of Thrones season 8 photos $6 at Tidalcenter_img Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See it 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. The Cheapskate $59 at eBay $999 See at Turo Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See It Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Tags $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Turo Rylo TV and Movies Chris Monroe/CNET 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. 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. On Friday, HBO released an official teaser for season 1 of His Dark Materials, the upcoming fantasy drama series based on Philip Pullman’s classic British trilogy of novels. HBO is co-producer of the series along with BBC One.The teaser is a little longer than the one we saw back in February, showing a bit more of such stars as James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Dafne Keen and Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda. And watch out for that polar bear.In the trilogy’s first book, Northern Lights (published in North America as The Golden Compass), young Lyra (Keen) attempts to save her best friend Roger from the Gobblers, who steal children and bring them to an icy fate. Our explainer has plenty more details.There’s no exact release date yet, but we expect the show later this year. Share your voice $999 What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Comments Apple iPhone XS CNET may get a commission from retail offers. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 0 Amazon $299 at Amazon Sprint $999 $210 at Best Buy $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Best Buy 7 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. 0:52 Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) 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.last_img read more

Bustruck collision leaves 4 dead

first_imgRoad accident illustration by Prothom AloFour people were killed and 15 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck in Rajbari sadar upazila on Saturday, reports UNB.One of the deceased is Asma Khatun Doli, daughter of a certain Abdul Majed of Satkhira while identities of three others could not be known immediately.Witnesses said a Dhaka-bound Green Bangla Paribahan bus collided with the truck in Aladipur Jamai Pagoler Mazar area in the morning.Rajbari sadar police station officer-in-charge Swapon Kumar Mazumder said police visited the spot and sent the injured to Rajbari Sadar Hospital and Faridpur Medical College and Hospital.The drivers of the bus and the truck fled the scene, he added.last_img

Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Run is Officially Coming to App Store

first_imgNintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto made a surprise appearance at Apple conference during the launch of the iPhone 7 to announce Super Mario Run for iOS. Advertisement The launch of one of the most anticipated smartphones, the iPhone 7 on Wednesday has got everyone talking. However, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto made a surprise appearance at Apple conference to announce Super Mario Run, an iOS runner with graphics from New Super Mario Bros.NDTV news also reported that moments from the event came when Apple’s CEO; Tim Cook announced how everybody’s beloved character Mario is finally making his way to the App Store. Shigero, at the event said that Nintendo will be releasing Super Mario Run on App Store in time for holiday season. The game is based on the classic game Super Mario Bros. but allows you to play the game with one hand due to its perpetual running style.Super Mario Run’s full description from the App Store. Image Credit: Kotaku.com – Advertisement – Although Shigero only announced the game for iOS, according to a report by Kotaku, Nintendo also intends to release the game on Android at some point in the future. In an interview with IGN, Shigero said that the game will be available to Android users come next year.Tim Cook announced how everybody’s beloved character Mario is finally making his way to the App Store. Image Credit: KotakuSuper Mario Run is now available on App Store at no cost, but isn’t available for download as yet. App Store has what appears Notify button which will notify users when the app is available in their region.[related-posts]last_img read more