Meet Katy Perry On Her Prismatic World Tour For Charity‏

first_imgKaty Perry has been making headlines lately after her revealing interview with GQ magazine, where the singer talked aliens, Barack Obama, and her teenage dreams. Now, the pop singer is shifting the spotlight onto The Pablove Foundation, an organization that works to improve the quality of life for children living with cancer.Perry is partnering with charity auction site Charitybuzz to offer four Katy Cats the chance to meet her backstage with tickets to any one of her North American stops. Fans can bid on this exclusive opportunity through Feb 13 here to support the foundation.Last November, Charitybuzz auctioned the chance to meet the pop star for a whopping $66,000, with proceeds benefiting Musicians on Call, making it one of the top 10 celebrity auctions of 2013.Katy Perry will be taking the stage in over 46 North American cities on her Prismatic World Tour, featuring Tegan and Sara, Kacey Musgraves and Capital Cities as opening acts. A full list of tour dates can be found here.Charitybuzz raises funds for nonprofits by auctioning thousands of incredible experiences spanning the best of pop culture. Since launching, the company has raised over $100 million for charity by giving bidders the chance to live their dreams and make a difference.last_img read more

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Week In Westminster – Week ending Friday 5 July 2013

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Mayor with prosthetic leg faces social media abuse over footwear

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A mayor who has a prosthetic leg has faced social media abuse over her choice of footwear which she fears could discourage disabled people from entering public life.Stockport mayor Laura Booth, whose left leg was amputated below her knee as a child, said she was ridiculed for wearing flat shoes on Facebook.She wore pink leather lace-up shoes to a ceremony at a bakery in Greater Manchester on Monday because she wanted to walk to the event rather than use her wheelchair.When a photo of Ms Booth at the event was posted online, some users responded by saying “look at the state of her” and “get back to your caravan”.The Labour councillor, who also has chronic pain and back problems, told the BBC: “It’s these attitudes which will put people off entering public life if they have a health condition or disability.”She also responded on Twitter by posting a picture of herself wearing one of the shoes. read more

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Nine children in care or known to HSE died by suicide last

first_imgAware 1890 303 302 Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email mary@pieta.ieChildline 1800 66 66 66“There were no warning signs”: Derry Clarke urges young people to talk about their problemsSharp increase in suicidal farmers calling helpline over financial troublesIreland ‘should consider laws that would jail cyber bullies’ Console 1800 201 890 Samaritans 1850 60 90 90 or email jo@samaritans.orgcenter_img Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 Updated 11.06 pmNINE CHILDREN WHO were in care or ‘known to the HSE’ died by suicide last year.Figures released by the National Review Panel today show that 23 children and young people who were in care, aftercare or known to the HSE died in 2012. The previous year, there were 15 deaths of children and young people reported.Eleven of the children who died last year were male and 12 female. The vast majority (18) were living with their own families but known to child protection services. Three were in care at the time, while two were in aftercare.At nine, the highest number of unexpected deaths was from suicide. One person was murdered.Of the 23 who died, seven were aged between 17 and 20 years old; six between 11 and 16; two between six and 10; four between one and five years old and four under the age of one.Other causes of death included road traffic accidents and natural causes.In its report today, the review panel gave an overview of all child deaths between 2010 and 2012 and published seven case studies.During the three year period, suicide remained the greatest cause of death other than natural causes.Altogether 60 child deaths were notified to the panel over the three years, 16 of which were suicides.According to the report, seven of the victims were female and nine male. Only one of the victims was in the care of the HSE at the time of the suicide. Three were in aftercare services. The youngest child was 13 and the eldest 19. The age groups most represented were 15 and 16.“The significant proportion of young people known to the services who took their own lives adds to concern about what has been acknowledged as a widespread national problem and affirms the need for all staff to be competent in identifying and responding to indications of suicidal ideation,” commented chairperson Dr Helen Buckley.In March 2010, the National Review Panel was tasked with reviewing cases where children who are in the care of the state, or who have been known to child protection services die or experience a serious incident. Its main function is to determine the quality of service provision to the children or young person prior their death or experience a serious incident.Releasing the details today, Dr Buckley said, “The National Review Panel recognises that the review process is difficult and painful, particularly for the bereaved families, but also for others who knew and worked with the children and young people who died.“We are very grateful to all those who shared their experiences and insights with us. Their inputs have informed the conclusions reached in the reports, and have contributed to the learning points identified within them.”In her forward, Dr Buckley said the reviews are helpful in identifying policy gaps and promoting learning.“For example, the overview of cases presented in this report has illustrated the consequences of failure to intervene early in cases of child neglect, partially because the Social Work Departments were challenged in their capacity to deal with the pressure of work referred to them.”Two areas which need immediate remediation were the sharing of information between services and the quality of child protection assessments.She also noted that one of the most challenging issues to emerge is the resistance of some young people to services that could have been helpful to them. This highlights the need for practitioners to develop creative ways of engaging the clients, she added.Helplines:last_img read more

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Google lets us watch one of its search engine meetings

first_imgGoogle and search are interchangeable words on the Internet. Many people don’t search, they “Google it.” And that just goes to show how dominant and well-known Google’s search engine is. Gaining that reputation and credibility didn’t just happen. It required a well-crafted search engine that returned consistently good results fast, and results better than the competition. If you asked most people how Google created and maintains that search engine, they’d most likely imagine a bunch of guys and girls sitting at computers hacking away at code. That is not the case, though.While there is a lot of programming involved in running Google’s search engine, that’s a later step in the process. Before then a committee of people sit round and discuss what needs doing, how long things will take to implement, and raising any concerns over what is being suggested based on their key knowledge of the system.Until now, that has been a closed process, but Google decided to share a video of one meeting to give us a glimpse of how decisions are made. In this instance it’s the Search Quality Meeting held on December 1st last year. The discussion centers on spelling corrections for queries users enter and how to go about improving them, especially for long queries. Sounds straightforward right? Not so much. Check out the video above to hear the considerations for a relatively simple update. It’s not just about correcting spelling. You have to take the context of the query into account, but also the load on the servers. Google is all about speed, and no feature is going to get in the way of that.If nothing else, the meeting demonstrates the scale at which Google now works. Each person around the table has a key role on the search team, and each has to ensure what is being suggested doesn’t break things in their domain. If there’s this much discussion just for spelling corrections, imagine the heated discussions that must occur when major changes to the actual engine and how results get served are suggested. via Search Engine Landlast_img read more

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John Simm Returns to Wreak Havoc as The Master on Doctor Who

first_img He’s baaack.The BBC this week announced John Simm’s return to Doctor Who series 10 as the Master.“I can confirm that it’s true, thanks to the power of time travel I’m back,” Simm said in a statement. “It’s always a pleasure to work with this great team of people, and I can’t wait for you all to see what the Master gets up to in the next series.”Driven insane at a young age after looking into the Untempered Schism on Gallifrey, the Master, hell bent on controlling the universe and making the Doctor suffer, flees his home planet in a stolen TARDIS.“Nothing stays secret for long on Doctor Who, but you’ll have to wait a little bit longer to see exactly what the Master is up to and how he makes his return to face the Doctor,” showrunner Steven Moffat said.First portrayed by Roger Delgado in 1971’s “Terror of the Autons,” the renegade Time Lord is stranded on Earth, where he becomes a recurring pain in the Doctor’s arse.Since the program’s reboot in 2005, the mischievous character has been personified by Sir Derek Jacobi and Simm, who appeared in only five episodes of Doctor Who, including two-part Christmas special “The End of Time.”BBCDuring the holiday broadcast, Simm’s Master gets revenge on Gallifreyan Lord President Rassilon, who he blames for his troubles. But manages to send Rassilon, Gallifrey, and himself “back into [the] hell” of the final day of the Time War.The botched resurrection leads to a gender-bending twist: Michelle Gomez appeared in the eighth series as Missy: “Well, [I] couldn’t very well keep calling myself ‘the Master,’ now could I?” she groans in “Dark Water.”“It’s been a huge pleasure to have fan favorites John Simm and Michelle Gomez face to face in the same role,” Moffat said. “It’s not often you get to see a solo personality clash.”But, as with most Doctor Who news, this week’s announcement raises more questions: How do we see two versions of the Master on screen at once? At what point in the timeline does Simm’s incarnation visit the Doctor? Do we finally get to see the off-screen regeneration from Simm to Gomez? Is this the “brain-melting” post-premiere spoiler Moffat warned us about?“Viewers will have to wait to see exactly when and how the Master will return to the new series,” the BBC teased.Tune in to BBC America at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 15 to find out what’s in store for the Twelfth Doctor, companions Bill and Nardole, and the Master.Simm also made headlines today for his new role in upcoming BBC 2 thriller Collateral, starring Carey Mulligan and Rose Tyler Billie Piper. Simm and Piper, whose characters never met on screen in Doctor Who, have been cast as lovers in the four-part drama by David Hare (The Hours).Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership. Stay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster last_img read more

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The Ultimate Super Smash Bros Character Guide Mewtwo

first_imgStay on target Mewtwo Strikes Back!Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is huge. Not just in terms of hype and importance and sales potential, but just in terms of sheer stuff. The Nintendo Switch mascot fighter features over a hundred stages, nearly a thousand songs, and too many Pokemon and items and Assist Trophies to think of crammed onto a cartridge you can plan on the go or on a TV. When you have as many big franchises as Nintendo, putting them all in one game will make that game is very big boy indeed.But the biggest, most exciting thing about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is its mind-blowing, heartwarming roster of playable characters. Fighting games pride themselves not just on the strength of their mechanics but the strength of its fighters, especially in a crossover fighters like this. And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crushes all rivals by including every single playable character from the across the four previous games in the twenty-year-old series. Include the new combatants and so far we have over 70 fighters to wrap our heads around. We’re excited, but we’re also intimidated. So to get ready for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, every day, character by character, we’re creating the ultimate guide to all of its characters. Today’s fighter: Mewtwo. ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Undertale’s’ Sans Is Basically a Brand New ‘Sma… center_img Who Are They?Mewtwo is the final Pokemon in the original 150 Pokemon lineup. But confusingly it’s actually a clone of the legendary Mew, Pokemon 151. This powerful psychic fighter is basically a Pokemon Frankenstein, created by humans and tortured over its lack of purpose. Mewtwo’s drama is the reason why the first Pokemon movie is still the best Pokemon movie.Smash HistoryMewtwo was such a cool surprise as a secret character in Super Smash Bros. Melee. A threatening Pokemon with an entirely new set of moves! It skipped Brawl as some of its moves were given to Lucario, but Mewtwo returned in Smash Wii U/3DS as the first DLC fighter the series has ever had.What Looks New in Ultimate?Mewtwo’s unfortunate combination of awkward moves and slow big frame but light floaty weight made it a pretty bad character in Melee. However, it got a lot of buffs in Smash Wii U/3DS, making it a top-tier contender. And Mewtwo seems to retain those strengths in Smash Ultimate. If anything, Mewtwo is even better with more weight, speed, and range.Our Hopes?There are a lot of Pokemon in Smash Ultimate already, but Mewtwo is maybe the coolest. It’s a cool villain, which the game needs more of in general. We’re hoping that Mewtwo maintains its dominant psychic performance. It brings a whole new meaning to “mindgames.”Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases Dec. 7 for Nintendo Switch. Until we can play more for ourselves, changes we talk about here are mostly speculation. For more thoughts check out our Smash hands-on as well as cool Switch games to play that aren’t Smash Bros., because those definitely exist.View as: One Page Slides1/761. Read Mario’s Guide2. Read Donkey Kong’s Guide3. Read Link’s Guide4. Read Samus’s Guide5. Read Dark Samus’s Guide6. Read Yoshi’s Guide7. Read Kirby’s Guide8. Read Fox’s Guide9. Read Pikachu’s Guide10. Read Luigi’s Guide11. Read Ness’s Guide12. Read Captain Falcon’s Guide13. Read Jigglypuff’s Guide14. Read Peach’s Guide15. Read Daisy’s Guide16. Read Bowser’s Guide17. Read Ice Climbers’ Guide18. Read Sheik’s Guide19. Read Zelda’s Guide20. Read Dr. Mario’s Guide21. Read Pichu’s Guide22. Read Falco’s Guide23. Read Marth’s Guide24. Read Lucina’s Guide25. Read Young Link’s Guide26. Read Ganondorf’s Guide27. Read Mewtwo’s Guide28. Read Roy’s Guide29. Read Chrom’s Guide30. Read Mr. Game and Watch’s Guide31. Read Meta Knight’s Guide32. Read Pit’s Guide33. Read Dark Pit’s Guide34. Read Zero Suit Samus’s Guide35. Read Wario’s Guide36. Read Snake’s Guide37. Read Ike’s Guide38. Read Pokemon Trainer’s Guide39. Read Diddy Kong’s Guide40. Read Lucas’s Guide41. Read Sonic’s Guide42. Read King Dedede’s Guide43. Read Olimar’s Guide44. Read Lucario’s Guide45. Read R.O.B.’s Guide46. Read Toon Link’s Guide47. Read Wolf’s Guide48. Read Villager’s Guide49. Read Mega Man’s Guide50. Read Wii Fit Trainer’s Guide51. Read Rosalina and Luma’s Guide52. Read Little Mac’s Guide53. Read Greninja’s Guide54. Read Mii Fighters’ Guide55. Read Palutena’s Guide56. Read Pac-Man’s Guide57. Read Robin’s Guide58. Read Shulk’s Guide59. Read Bowser Jr.’s Guide60. Read Duck Hunt’s Guide61. Read Ryu’s Guide62. Read Cloud’s Guide63. Read Corrin’s Guide64. Read Bayonetta’s Guide65. Read Inkling’s Guide66. Read Ridley’s Guide67. Read Simon’s Guide68. Read Richter’s Guide69. Read King K. Rool’s Guide70. Read Isabelle’s Guide71. Read Ken’s Guide72. Read Incineroar’s Guide73. Read Piranha Plant’s Guide74. Read Joker’s Guide75. Read Hero’s Guide76. Read Banjo and Kazooie’s Guidelast_img read more

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Lanny Poffo talks Randy Savage going into the Hall of Fame

first_img Evan Prout passed this recap along.Lanny Poffo stopped by Under the Mat Radio to discuss his feelings on a few topics such as finally inducting his late brother Randy Savage into the Hall of Fame and so much more! You can listen to the full interview below; here are some of the highlights:Lanny Poffo on how he got the call for Randy to go into the HOF:“I kind of knew about for over a year that Randy was going to go in… then when they (WWE) actually officially released that they were going to induct him (Savage) I wasn’t sure if I was going to be the one to induct him. Everybody was saying that Hogan was going to be the one to induct him but I just thought I’d be common sense for it to be me.”Lanny Poffo on how his family feels that Randy Savage finally got inducted:“Well I can tell you how I felt, I felt relived because we are not going to punish the fans anymore now the fans are going to have to find something else to be punished about. I feel relived like a big burden has been lifted and I’m glad that the speech was well received.”Lanny Poffo on Damien Sandow (Mizdow):“Talking to the younger talent, they were very receptive to me. I really enjoyed everybody particularly Damien Sandow what a nice person he is. People think he stole my gimmick he did not. I stole my gimmick from many of people, and besides Bobby Heenan never got mad because he was The Brain and then I came and I was the Genius he never raised an issue..!”Lanny Poffo on who he loved to work with the most during his time with WWE (WWF then):“I’d have to say as Leaping Lanny I loved to work against Terry Funk and Bob Orton Jr. I would look better losing to those two guys then if I would beat Barry Harowitz. Now I’d say when I was a villain my best match ever was against Hulk Hogan.Lanny Poffo also discusses his feeling on CM Punk, John Cena, Daniel Bryan, his favorite Hall of Fame speech and much more in this exclusive 60-minute interview on Under the Mat Radio.http://www.blogtalkradio.com/underthematradio/2015/04/07/under-the-mat-radio-the-genius-speaksRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipChris Hemsworth to play Hulk Hogan in origins biopicVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:07/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 37.77%0:03Remaining Time -1:04 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp WWE to honor Hall of Famer in Japan this Friday; Bruce Prichard rushed home for oral surgery Chris Hemsworth Hulk Hogan Facebook Videos Articles Videos Articles Lanny Poffo to appear at Ring of Honor Glory By Honor event as special guest Now Playing Up Next Chris Hemsworth to play Hulk Hogan in origins biopiccenter_img Now Playing Up Next Hulk Hogan to make WWE return at Crown Jewel Twitterverse Responds To Hulk Hogan Hosting WWE’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Hulk Hogan Will Host WWE’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Event In Saudi Arabia John Cena Hulk Hogan To Return To WWE At Crown Jewel Rob Van Dam shares thoughts on John Oliver, wrestling high in ECW, WWE Hall of Fame Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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Jimmy Snuka charged with murder in 1983 death of girlfriend

first_imgFacebook Google+ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Twitter Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions New “World of The Rock” book to be released, WWE posts Renee Young’s audition from 2012 center_img MCall.com is reporting that WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was charged on Tuesday afternoon with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 death of his then-girlfriend, 23-year old Nancy Argentino. Argentino died in an Allentown, Pennsylvania motel room on May 10, 1983 with an autopsy revealing traumatic brain injuries as the cause of death along with numerous cuts and bruises all over her body, described as “mate abuse.”Snuka had been a person of interest in the case when it was originally opened after Argentino’s passing, but was later closed after Snuka was never charged. Argentino’s family won a wrongful death suit against Snuka in 1985 to the tune of $500,000, which Snuka never paid, claiming he was broke. For many years, Snuka has proclaimed his innocence, notably in his autobiography released in 2012.In 2014, the case was re-opened by a Pennsylvania Grand Jury and Lehigh County DA Jim Martin after many articles were written about the anniversary of Argentino’s passing and the urging of her family. Snuka last month was diagonsed with stomach cancer and it is unknown what his current health is as of this time. Snuka, age 72, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in New Jersey at the Lehigh County Jail and is currently being held on $100,000 bail.MCall.com: Wrestling legend Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka to be charged in girlfriend’s 1983 deathRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rousey Highlighting WWEs ProblemsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey WhatsApp WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Next Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Roman Reigns is in Remission Rich Swann debuts tonight on Impact, Christian Cage’s return to TNA at Slammiversary 2012last_img read more

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Selloff in industrial tech stocks sends Dow down 400

first_imgNEW YORK — After a strong start, U.S. stocks abruptly sold off Tuesday after machinery maker Caterpillar said it doesn’t expect to top its first-quarter profit for the rest of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged as much as 619 points as investors feared that rising oil prices and other costs will slow down growth in company profits.Stocks climbed in early trading as companies like Caterpillar, appliance maker Whirlpool, and Fifth Third Bancorp posted strong quarterly results. Then Caterpillar executives told analysts on a conference call in the late morning that they don’t expect the company to report a larger per-share profit for the rest of 2018. Other industrial, technology and basic materials companies also took sharp losses.The S&P 500 index sank 35.73 points, or 1.3 percent, to 2,634.56. The Dow Jones industrial average finished with a loss of 424.56 points, or 1.7 percent, to 24,024.13. The Nasdaq composite dropped 121.25 points, or 1.7 percent, to 7,007.35.Small-company stocks held up better than the rest of the market. The Russell 2000 index declined 8.84 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,553.28, about half as much as the S&P 500, which tracks large U.S. companies.Caterpillar’s products are used in a wide variety of industries including construction, power generation, mining and oil and gas drilling. Meanwhile 3M, which makes Post-it notes and industrial coatings and ceramics, said the rising price of oil and other materials is affecting its business.last_img read more

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Chinese satellite captures moon and Earth like youve never seen them

first_img 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. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Share your voice Comments Best Buy Tags Share your voice $155 at 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. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) 24 Space,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. Read DJI Osmo Action preview 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. $59 at eBay TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See at Amazon See it Boost Mobile Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 7 Read Google Home Hub review Chris Monroe/CNET CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Sarah Tew/CNET Rylo Turo: Save $30 on any car rental See at Turo Sci-Tech 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 Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sprint $210 at Best Buy 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 far side of the moon and Earth as seen from the Chinese DSLWP-B / Longjiang-2 satellite on February 4. MingChuan Wei (Harbin Institute of Technology) Last month, China landed on the seldom-seen far side of the moon that never faces our planet. Now, a new photo from a Chinese satellite captures a rare look at both full discs as seen from behind the moon.  The result is a view of our planet and its natural satellite in their entirety from a new angle.  The image above was snapped by a camera aboard the Chinese DSLWP-B / Longjiang-2 satellite on Feb. 4. It might just be the first image of the moon’s backside together with Earth that we’ve seen since another Chinese spacecraft, Chang’e 5T1, took a shot of both bodies together in 2014.  Longjiang-2 had to take a little break from photography for a few months to avoid interfering with the landing of Chang’e 4, but now appears to be back at it. Getting the image did take some effort, though. The Dutch Dwingeloo Radio Telescope downloaded it at the agonizing speed of less than one kilobyte per minute.  “Downloading these 16 kilobytes took almost 20 minutes. We did color-correct the original,” one of the telescope operators, Tammo Jan Dijkema, said on Twitter. He also shared the original image of a much more violet-looking moon and Earth. Read the Rylo camera preview $999 Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 $299 at Amazon $999 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. 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. Tags Sarah Tew/CNET Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $520 at HP $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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). 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. This is the original resolution (640×480 pixels with heavy jpeg compression). Downloading these 16 kilobytes took almost 20 minutes. We did color-correct the original. pic.twitter.com/4XszxJOAmT— Tammo Jan Dijkema (@tammojan) February 5, 2019 See It 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) See It Sarah Tew/CNET $999 The Cheapskate Apple iPhone XS Comments $6 at Tidal Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Turo DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 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 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 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. Read the AirPods review 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. See It $60 at Best Buy Amazonlast_img read more

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Winter is coming to your OkCupid profile thanks to GoT badges

first_img 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 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. 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 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. 7 0 Tags Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See It TV and Movies 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). Share your voice 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. See It Boost Mobile Share your voice See it The Cheapskate Read Google Home Hub review Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $999 Jon Snow and Daenerys may be interested to learn that OkCupid daters have mentioned Game of Thrones almost 2 million times on their profiles. HBO It’ll be a little easier to find your fellow Game of Thrones fans on OkCupid. If you’ve answered “yes” (and made that answer public) as to whether you watch the HBO fantasy, about to kick off its final season, you’ll get a badge on your profile, the company said Wednesday. Dating site OkCupid gives people a seemingly endless buffet of questions to answer on topics from lifestyle to ethics, designed to help them see what they have in common with others. Apparently daters on the site have mentioned Game of Thrones in their profiles almost 2 million times, more than any other show. OkCupid also said that based on previous badges, as well as the sheer number of people who have mentioned the show, the platform is predicting 20 percent more likes and 15 more conversations for those who sport the badge on their profiles. It turns out that 57 percent of users are rewatching the show. In addition, the platform offered data on how people think about the show and its characters. Forty-seven percent of women said Khal Drogo and Daenerys had the best relationship on the show, while 43 of men said it was Jon Snow and Ygritte. However, folks who specified Khal Drogo and Daenerys are less likely to be looking for a long-term relationship, shall we say.  Game of Thrones,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 Chris Monroe/CNET Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $59 at eBay 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 Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET $155 at Google Express Read the AirPods reviewcenter_img Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Best Buy $999 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) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Read the Rylo camera preview Apple iPhone XS $520 at HP See It Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 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. Sarah Tew/CNET $999 HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Turo Amazon Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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. Sprint Tags Post a 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. Rylo 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. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $299 at Amazon Comments See at Turo TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $999 $60 at Best Buy $210 at Best Buy 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). 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Cardinals Face Marquette on Friday Night

first_imgStory Links Louisville holds a 42-26 series advantage over Marquette since the teams first met in 1951. UofL has won eight of the last 10 matchups.  In the last meeting six seasons ago, Louisville won 70-51 in the KFC Yum! Center (2-3-13) whle shooting 51.9 percent from the field and limiting Marquette to 35.8 percent accuracy. Russ Smith scored 18 for the Cardinals and Peyton Siva added 14 points and seven assists. GAME 5Date: Nov. 23, 2018Time: 7:00 p.m.Site: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (17,732)Television: ESPN2 — Tom Hart, play-by-play; Fran Fraschilla, analyst.Radio: WKRD (790 AM) Paul Rogers, play-by-play; Bob Valvano, analyst (Sirius channel 138, XM 391, Internet 981)Series History: Louisville leads 42-26 (23-11 in Louisville, 17-14 in Milwaukee, 2-1 neutral)Last Meeting: UofL 70, Marquette 51 (Feb. 3, 2013 at KFC Yum! Center)Next UofL Game: Nov. 27 vs. Michigan State, ACC/Big Ten Challenge, KFC Yum! Center, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN) Louisville will face the Marquette Golden Eagles in the third place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Friday. UofL suffered its first loss in four games this season in falling 92-81 to No. 5 Tennessee at the Barclays Center on Wednesday. After closing within a point with 8:30 remaining, the Cardinals went scoreless for a 4:18 stretch when the Volunteers scored 14 straight to pull away. Jordan Nwora led UofL with a career-high 23 points and 10 rebounds in his first career double double, while Akoy Agau scored a career-high 11 points and added five rebounds. Louisville Game Notes Marquette, which was ranked No. 24 in the Nov. 12 AP poll, dropped its NIT Season Tip-Off game to No. 2 Kansas 77-68 on Wednesday. The Golden Eagles led 47-38 at halftime, but shot 25.9 percent from the field in the second half. Marquette made 14-of-31 threes in the game.center_img The Cardinals are very balanced on the offensive end, with four players averaging double figures.  Sophomore Jordan Nwora leads the Cardinals in in scoring and rebounding with 19.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.  Darius Perry ranks second on the team with 13.0 point per game, while shooting 63.6 percent from behind the line.  V.J. King ranks third on the team, averaging 10.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.  Steven Enoch rounds out the top scorers with 10.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.      Louisville has made nearly double the number of free throws (99-of-127, .780) than its opponents have attempted (44-of-59, .746). Louisville is third in the nation in free throws made and attempted, and is 30th in the nation in free throw percentage. Southern committed 39 fouls against UofL, a record for a UofL opponent. In their first five games against outside competition including a pair of exhibitions, the Cardinals have limited their opponents to just 36.1 percent shooting from the field (98-of-271). Louisville has a 42-4 record during the month of November over the last eight years, winning 22 of its last 24 games in that month. Louisville is 11th in the nation in field goal percentage in early statistics, connecting on 53.5 percent from the field (77-of-144). Three Cardinals are shooting over 64 percent from the field. UofL has won its first three games of the season for the last 10 years. The Cards have started 4-0 the last nine years entering Wednesday’s game. Louisville’s 86-78 victory over Vermont on Nov. 16 was the Cards’ 146th consecutive win when scoring 85 or more points in regulation. Louisville has won 12 of its last 14 games played in New York, including a 2-2 record in the Barclays Center. Louisville’s 2019 signing class is ranked as the best in the nation by ESPN.com, third by Rivals.com and fourth by 247sports.com. All six individuals are ranked highly among the nation’s prospects, including five of the six among ESPN’s top 100. The impressive signing class includes Aidan Igiehon, David Johnson, Josh Nickelberry, Quinn Slazinski, CARD FILES   Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Ping PongPlaying Bot Can Serve Smash

first_imgStay on target Robot revolution, robot schmevolution: If a ping-pong-playing android can’t even return a smash from an Olympic competitor, how are cyborgs going to take over the world?Developed by Japan’s Omron Corporation, FORPHEUS not only holds the Guinness World Records title for being the “first robot table tennis tutor”—it can also toss the ball and hit a serve.Now in its fourth generation, FORPHEUS (Future Omron Robotics Technology for Exploring Possibility of Harmonized aUtomation with Sinic theoretics) aims to “draw out human capability.”This year’s model comes with a new axis in its evolution, adding serve and smash-handling functionality.Omron developed its table tennis robot “with the goal of allowing more people to enjoy rallies and have their capabilities pushed—creating a machine that understands the characteristics of a person and will adapt its dealings with him/her accordingly,” according to a company press release.Built with two vision sensors to determine movement of the ball 80 times per second, and a motion sensor for identifying movement, the AI-based system also features a controller to analyze speed. The robot can even project where it will return the ball and to where it will bounce.“Having FORPHEUS understand its opponent’s level of play and return the ball accordingly has allowed many people to enjoy playing rallies with this table tennis robot,” the firm said.The evolutionary path of FORPHEUS (via Omron Corporation)The machine, however, isn’t up to everyone’s standards.“Advanced players who delivered smashes would find their rallies draw to an end right then and there,” according to Omron.In an effort to make the automated game more even-handed, the robotics maker outfitted FORPHEUS with the dexterity to deal with advanced attacking strokes: An embedded human body sensor detects and analyzes the opponent’s movement to predict when the ball may be delivered with particular malice.An accelerated algorithm for tracking the ball means the robot can deal with smashes flying 25 to 50 mph.Don’t expect to see the alien-like android returning hits at the next Olympics, though: When paired against Japanese table tennis champion Jun Mizutani, the machine failed to retrieve the 28-year-old’s shot.“One day it might hit back,” Mizutani said after the recent match at a Tokyo tech fair, as reported by Phys.org.A new serving functionality, meanwhile, uses two synchronized robots to toss and serve the ball “just like a person.”Omron hopes to use FORPHEUS technologies, already at work in manufacturing sites, in other business pursuits.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech SuitsRobots to Compete in Underground Challenge in Mining Tunnels last_img read more

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Apples ShotOniPhone Competition Encourages Mobile Photography

first_imgWinning images will be featured on billboards in select cities, Apple retail stores, and online.Folks are encouraged to post your “best photo taken on iPhone” to Instagram or Twitter, with the hashtag #ShotOniPhone and a caption noting the handset model.Or, submit the image in its highest resolution to shotoniphone@apple.com, featuring the file format “firstname_lastname_iphonemodel” (i.e. “stephanie_mlot_iphonex”).Snapshots can be pulled straight from the mobile camera, or edited through Apple’s editing tools or third-party software. Submissions close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Feb. 7.Read Apple’s eight-page document outlining the official rules before entering.This shameless plug for Cupertino’s latest suite of handsets comes just after The Wall Street Journal reported rumors of three fresh iPhone models, expected this fall with new camera features—including a triple rear shooter for the highest-end version, and a double rear cam for the other two.More on Geek.com:Apple Releases $129 Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XRApple Replaced a Whopping 11 Million iPhone Batteries in 2018Dronestagram Reveals Winners of Drone Photography Contest Apple Brings Contactless Student IDs to More UniversitiesCelebrate World Emoji Day With Diverse New Characters You don’t need an expensive camera, fancy equipment, or complicated software to make a great photo.According to Apple, all you need is an iPhone (allegedly “the world’s most popular camera”).Through Feb. 7, the tech titan is inviting customers to submit their best mobile snaps for a Shot on iPhone Challenge.A panel of judges will review global submissions and select 10 champs, to be announced next month.The council includes: Pete Souza: former official White House photographer for President Obama (and one of my favorite Instagrammers)Austin Mann: iPhone photographer and filmmakerAnnet de Graaf: iPhone travel photographerLuísa Dörr: iPhone photographer (known for shooting TIME magazine’s 2017 “Firsts” issue exclusively on iPhone)Chen Man: contemporary visual artist and entrepreneurPhil Schiller: senior vice president of worldwide marketing at AppleKaiann Drance: senior director of worldwide product marketing at AppleBrooks Kraft: contributing photographer at TIME magazineSebastien Marineau-Mes: vice president of software at AppleJon McCormack: camera software team leader at AppleArem Duplessis: director of photography for Apple’s marketing team Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

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Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . 20:01Firefighters called to four-vehicle accident near garden centreEmergency services were called earlier this evening. More here. 18:07Broken down vehicle causing delays on A500One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on A500 D Road Southbound from M6 J16 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) to A34 Talke Road (Talke Roundabout).Sensors show lane one (of two) is closed Southbound, other sources are reporting this as Northbound. 17:45Breath test showed woman more than five times drink-drive limit after accidentPolice were called to the accident in Silverdale yesterday. More here.17:41Accident reported at Lime Kiln Traffic LightsA52 Bucknall Road partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident at A5008 Bucknall Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights). (Image: Inrix)17:30Traffic building due to accident on M6 near StaffordA Highways England spokesman said:Lane 1 (of 3) is blocked on the M6 Northbound between Junction 13 Dunston and Junction 14 Creswell due to a Collision. Traffic Officers and Recovery are on route. Traffic building .”17:20Public urged to ‘show restraint’ as police investigate park attack videoPolice say they believe they have identified those involved. More here. 17:14Man, 23, charged with manslaughter after deathA seriously injured man died in hospital after being found in a street earlier this year. More here. 17:025pm traffic round upLeaving work and heading home? Here’s what the roads are looking like at 5pm.M6One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down car on M6 Northbound between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and M6 (Stafford Services). In the roadworks area. Lane one (of three) is closed. Stafford Services is located between J15 and J14. One lane blocked and very slow traffic due to broken down van on M6 Northbound after J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). In the roadworks area. Lane one (of three) is blocked around 200 meters north of J16. A500Slow traffic on A500 D Road Southbound at A500 (City Road Interchange). In the roadworks area. Lane closures are in place to assist with road maintenance work.A50:Traffic heavier than normal on A50 Through The Roadworks at B5030 Ashbourne Road (Little Chef roundabout). Travel time is five minutes. Stoke-on-Trent:Birches Head: A5272 Chell Street busy but moving at A5272 Merrick Street / B5047 Hulton Street (Providence Square). Travel time is four minutes. Longport: Heavy traffic on Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall. Travel time is seven minutes. Smallthorne: Moorland Road busy but moving at A5272 High Lane / A5272 Hanley Road / Bank Hall Road (Smallthorne Roundabout). Trent Vale: Slow traffic on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). Travel time is six minutes. 16:51Slow traffic on A500Slow traffic on A500 D Road Southbound at A500 (City Road Interchange). In the roadworks area.Lane closures are in place to assist with road maintenance work. 16:14Another broken down vehicle on the M6One lane blocked due to broken down van on M6 Northbound from J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) to J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe). Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is blocked.16:02One lane shut due to broken down vehicle on M6A Highways England spokesman said:Lane 1 (of 3) is closed on the M6 Southbound FROM Junction 15 Stoke-on-Trent to Junction 14 Creswell due to a broken down Car. Traffic officers and Recovery on route. Traffic building .”15:59Heavy traffic on Smallthorne RoundaboutHeavy traffic on B5051 Moorland Road at A5272 High Lane / A5272 Hanley Road / Bank Hall Road (Smallthorne Roundabout). 13:00One lane of the M6 is closed and traffic is heavy due to a broken down vehicle on Southbound between J15 A500 Queensway (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14 A34 (Stafford North). In the roadworks area. 12:30One lane blocked and slow traffic due to broken down car on M6 Southbound from J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe) to J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). In the roadworks area. 11:46Collapsed manholeReports of slow traffic due to collapsed manhole on A51 near A53 Newcastle Road.Police are en route to a report that a man hole has collapsed in the road near The Swan With Two Necks. 10:56 M6 Southbound lane closed on entry slip road due to broken down lorry at J15 A500 Queensway (Stoke-On-Trent). Traffic is coping well. 10:56Reports of slow traffic due to accident on A520 Weston Road in both directions at A5272 Park Hall Road.Affecting travel between Meir and Cellar Head. 09:06Workers warned to check bank accountsOne of Stoke-on-Trent’s best-known companies has fallen victim to a ‘heinous’ cyber attack which left its workers fearing they would not be paid on time.Pottery giant Steelite International was targeted by an online criminal who demanded money from the company in return for the ‘recovery’ of its data.Read the full story here.08:17Queueing trafficThere is queueing traffic on the A520 Cheadle Road near Pointons. In the roadworks area where there are temporary traffic lights.07:20In the national newsThe runway at Gatwick remains closed this morning following reports of drones flying close to the airport – despite briefly reopening overnight.Flights in and out of the airport were suspended at about 9pm last night after two drones were sighted near the airfield.Gatwick announced that the runway had reopened at about 3am on Thursday – but just 45 minutes later it closed again.06:44Today’s weatherSome dry and sunny spells today, but with blustery showers on and off. The showers will be heavy and quite frequent throughout the day and there is even a chance of some hail or thunder. The maximum temperature is set to be 10 °C. 06:41Good morning!Good morning and welcome to today’s live blog in which we will be bringing you all the latest news – including traffic and travelDon’t forget, if you want to tell us about something going on where you live? 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