Sony reshuffles executives in its PlayStation division

first_img Amazon Read the AirPods review $999 $60 at Best Buy 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. Post a comment $6 at Tidal 0 Sony,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. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Angela Lang/CNET See It Best Buy Tags 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. Gaming Boost Mobile 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. Share your voice Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Read DJI Osmo Action preview $299 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Apple iPhone XS CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Chris Monroe/CNET $59 at eBay New Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan. Sony Sony has announced a management reshuffling in its games business, with two of its top executives swapping jobs.Jim Ryan, a longtime PlayStation executive who most recently served as deputy president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, will become the division’s CEO on April 1, Sony said Monday. Ryan will replace John Kodera, who will become the deputy president — Ryan’s former role at the Japanese electronics and entertainment giant.Kodera’s new position will allow him to “dedicate his focus on creating innovative user experiences and further enhancing the network area,” Sony said in a statement. The new management structure comes less than two weeks after Sony announced disappointing earnings for its games division, which accounts for about one-third of the company’s total revenue. Operating income in the division fell 14 percent in the most recent quarter due to slower sales of the PlayStation 4 game console during the holiday shopping season.”This industry is relentlessly fast-moving, and to remain the market leader, we must constantly evolve ourselves with a sense of urgency,” Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said in a statement. “Based on extensive discussions with John, I have decided to change the management structure of SIE to ensure sustainable evolution of the PlayStation platform and further growth of the network area.”Ryan, who has worked in Sony’s games division for a quarter of a century, will report directly to Yoshida. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) See at Turo 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. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) 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. Sarah Tew/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. $210 at Best Buy Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Rylo 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). See itcenter_img Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See at Amazon Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 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. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Comments See It Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $520 at HP Read Lenovo Smart Clock review 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. $999 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. The 28 best games on PlayStation 4 Share your voice Read the Rylo camera preview $999 Sprint See It JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 28 Photos $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. Read Google Home Hub review 7 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 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. $155 at Google Express Turo Tags The Cheapskate TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Sarah Tew/CNETlast_img read more

3 electrocuted in Chattogram

first_imgMap of ChattogramThree people including a minor girl died from electrocution in different parts of Chattogram on Sunday night, reports UNB.Zahurul Islam, sub-inspector of Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) police camp, said Fatema Akter Meem, 8, a resident of Bakolia area, died from electrocution while passing through stagnant rain water which was electrified by a snapped electric line around 10:00pm.In another incident, Saidul Islam, 19, a college student, died from electrocution when he came in contact with a snapped electric wire on Kadamtoli flyover while he was returning to his Dewanhat residence on foot in the midnight, said SI Zahirul.Besides, an unidentified young man, aged about 22, came in contact with a live electric wire while working for illumination in the New Market area and died on the spot.The bodies were taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital morgue.last_img read more

MARYLAND ZOO TO OPEN EARLY ON WEEKENDS MAY 6th THROUGH LABOR DAY

first_img About The Maryland Zoo in BaltimoreFounded in 1876, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is the third oldest zoo in the United States and is internationally known for its contributions in conservation and research.  More than 1,500 animals are represented in the Zoo’s varied natural habitat exhibits such as the new Penguin Coast, Polar Bear Watch, the Maryland Wilderness, African Journey and the award-winning Children’s Zoo.  Situated in Druid Hill Park near downtown Baltimore, the Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.  For more information, visit www.marylandzoo.org. BALTIMORE, MD – Beginning Friday, May 6th, the Zoo will open to guests 30 minutes early at 9:30 a.m. each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day Weekend.  Closing time remains 4:00 p.m., with the exception of the second Saturday of each month when we will once again host “After Hours with the Animals.”“After Hours with the Animals” will be held on May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13 and September 10.  On those evenings the Zoo will remain open until 7:00 p.m.  Admission will be reduced to $10 per person after 4:00 p.m. For additional information on Zoo hours or special events and activities, please visit www.marylandzoo.orglast_img read more

Rice will host conference on storm prediction and planning climate

first_imgShareCONTACT: Mike WilliamsPHONE: 713-348-6728E-MAIL: mikewilliams@rice.edu Weather woes emphasize need for SSPEEDRice will host conference on storm prediction and planning, climateThere’s little doubt storms will continue to slam the Gulf Coast, and even reason to believe such storms will become more severe and more frequent. How we handle them will be the primary topic of discussion when Rice University hosts the Severe Storm Prediction and Global Climate Impact in the Gulf Coast Conference Oct. 29-31.SSPEED is short for the Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disaster Center, primary sponsor of the conference. Rice leads the organization of Gulf Coast universities, emergency managers and public and private partners formed to address deficiencies in storm prediction, disaster planning and evacuations, all topics that will be covered in depth at the conference.”The idea is to talk about increasing intensities and increasing precipitation from severe storms,” said Phil Bedient, Rice’s Herman Brown Professor of Engineering and an expert on flood warning and storm surges. ”We’re seeing it. What’s causing it? I don’t know, but if you look at the last 60 years, we’ve got the data to prove it.”Bill Read, director of the National Hurricane Center and former director of the Houston/Galveston forecast office of the National Weather Service, will lead more than 60 speakers and panelists with the first of five keynote talks, giving his department’s perspective on the ”people problems” with hurricanes.Other keynotes will be by Brian Wolshon of Louisiana State University on evacuation traffic simulation, Sam Brody of Texas A&M on developing a coastal communities planning atlas, Michael Savonis of the Federal Highway Administration on the impact of climate change on the Gulf Coast and Rice professor John Anderson on predicting the rise of sea levels.Several sessions will address the impact of Hurricane Ike. The first panel, titled ”Lessons Learned,” will include Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and KHOU-TV weatherman Gene Norman, among others. ”It’s an obvious thing for us to do,” said Bedient.He said extending the reach of the conference has drawn notice from abroad. Currently, he expects technical representatives from the Dominican Republic as well as a group of engineers from Libya to attend.This will be the third SSPEED conference, following lower-key editions after Tropical Storm Allison rolled through South Texas in 2001 and again after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.For conference details and costs, visit http://doctorflood.rice.edu/sspeed_2008/.Read about Phil Bedient’s predictions about flooding from Ike at http://www.media.rice.edu/media/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=11503. FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img read more