Samsung Galaxy Home reportedly delayed to later this year

first_img Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 0 Apple iPhone XS See It See at Amazon 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. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Samsung Galaxy Home Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See at Turo 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. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $299 at Amazon $999 The Cheapskate Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Sarah Tew/CNET Comments Galaxy Home has a new release window.  Juan Garzon / CNET After missing its April release window, the Samsung Galaxy Home still appears to be coming … but a little later than expected.Samsung CEO Kim Hyun-suk said the Galaxy Home will launch in the third quarter of this year, according to The Korea Herald Tuesday.”The Galaxy Home speaker, which will be the center of Samsung’s home appliances, is planned to be launched in mid-second half of the year,” the CEO told The Korea Herald.Samsung first revealed its Bixby smart speaker during a Galaxy S9 event back in February 2018. The Galaxy phone maker teased the device in following events but hasn’t given a specific release date.DJ Koh, the head of Samsung’s mobile business, told CNET this past February that the Galaxy Home would be released in April. Samsung’s PR department, though, would only say it planned to launch the speaker in the first half of 2019.Samsung didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.  $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Tags Smart Home Read the Rylo camera preview Share your voice Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) 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. See It Sprint Boost Mobile Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $999 Angela Lang/CNET Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Samsung,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. $155 at Google Express Read the AirPods review Chris Monroe/CNET 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. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Tags Post a comment Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $210 at Best Buy 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 $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. Sarah Tew/CNET Preview • A Galaxy far, far away? Samsung’s Bixby speaker is still a no-show Read Google Home Hub review $999 DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) $520 at HP Sarah Tew/CNET Turo JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) 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 It News • Samsung Galaxy Home ‘mini’ makes its way through the FCC Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Sarah Tew/CNET 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. 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 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. Amazon Share your voice 7 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. 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Finally WBHDC to get own office building at Lake Gardens

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Highway Development Corporation (WBHDC) is set to get its own office building at Lake Gardens.According to the sources, a land has been identified at Lake Gardens where the building, that will house the office of WBHDC, will come up. The plot belongs to the state Public Works Department (PWD) and the project will also be implemented by the state PWD. At present, the office of WBHDC is situated in the fourth and fifth floor of HRBC Bhavan at Munshi Premchand Sarani near Hastings. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe corporation, that acts as an organisation for development, upgradation and maintenance of state highways, is now going to have its own full-fledged office. Sources said that Mackintosh Burn Limited has prepared the design, based on which the building will be constructed. The authorities of Mackintosh Burn Limited have handed over the design to the designing section of the state PWD to go through and to point out whether there is a need of bringing any change in the design. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAfter the design of the building gets finalised, the officials will take up the subsequent steps to ensure timely initiation of its construction.Sources said that the building will be a six-storeyed one, with a basement. The plot on which the building will be constructed is roughly around 3 cottah in area and accordingly, the building has been designed so that all the aspects get incorporated within the available space.According to an official of the WBHDC, they had been considering the need of a full-fledged office building of the corporation, with all facilities available when carrying out several development projects, including construction of the Iswar Gupta Setu over river Hooghly that will connect Hooghly and Nadia. The official maintained that the state will witness a massive development in road connectivity with construction of the Iswar Gupta Setu.”Finally, the step has been taken to construct the building and there will be utmost effort to complete the work as early as possible,” the official said, adding that the connectivity of the location, where the office building will be constructed, is also good.last_img read more

Red tide prompts Gov Scott to direct US15m in funds to Gulf

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Florida, Red Tide, VISIT FLORIDA Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Red tide prompts Gov. Scott to direct US$1.5m in funds to Gulf Coast TALLAHASSEE — Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in seven counties along Florida’s southern Gulf Coast that have been overrun by the toxic algae bloom known as red tide, and ordered US$1.5 million to be spent on various clean-up efforts and to help impacted businesses. Red tide is common in this area but this year is particularly bad. The toxic algae bloom has spread throughout the Gulf of Mexico, drifting in the water since it began in October 2017. Stretching about 240 kilometres, it’s affecting communities from Naples in the south to Anna Maria Island in the north and appears to be moving northward. The algae turns the water toxic for marine life. Why this year’s red tide is so intense is up for debate. Some researchers have noticed aggressive blooms after hurricanes. Irma swept past Florida’s Gulf Coast in the summer of 2017 and a period of red tide affected Florida after the powerful 2004-2005 hurricanes. Although this isn’t peak tourist season for the Gulf Coast, red tide is affecting tourism. Gov. Scott said in a statement Monday: “As Southwest Florida and the Tampa Bay area continues to feel the devastating impacts of red tide, we will continue taking an aggressive approach by using all available resources to help our local communities. “Today I am issuing an emergency declaration to provide significant funding and resources to the communities experiencing red tide so we can combat its terrible impacts.”The seven counties are Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas.“While we fight to learn more about this naturally-occurring phenomenon, we will continue to deploy all state resources and do everything possible to make sure that Gulf Coast residents are safe and area businesses can recover,” he said.Governor Scott said he has directed VISIT FLORIDA to begin developing a marketing campaign to assist Southwest Florida communities that will start following this year’s red tide blooms. He added that VISIT FLORIDA will create a $500,000 emergency grant program to assist local tourism development boards in counties affected by the naturally-occurring red tide. With files from The Associated Press Sharelast_img read more