As a general rule, I'll sacrifice a bit of audio fidelity in exchange for a great deal on headphones.Audiophiles will always pay a premium for the likes of Beats, Bose, Sony and Sennheiser, because they want a premium sound experience.First up: The Sony MDR-XB950B1 extra-bass over-the-ear wireless headphones in blue for $93.99 with promo code CHPSKTXB.They're snazzy looking, they run for up to 18 hours on a charge and they thump like few other models.CNET hasn't reviewed them, but some 1,700 Best Buy customers rated them 4.6 stars out of 5.Next up: The Sennheiser PXC 480 active noise-cancelling headphones for $229.95 shipped with promo code CHEAPSKATE.
The Panasonic headphone deal includes hi-res active noise canceling headphones which are now available for $61 off, a 20 percent discount.These over-ear wireless headphones provide many of the same features as the Sony WH-1000XM2, including LDAC and aptX HD support.The headphones feature a 20-hour battery life and require just 15 minutes to quick charge.Similar to the Sony WH-1000XM3 and its predecessor, the Panasonic headphones house 40mm drivers.Additionally, when you invest in the Panasonic headphone deal, you get headphones that can allow ambient noise in simply by covering the right housing with your palm.There’s no indication regarding the duration of this deal, so now’s the time to try out that new pair of noise-canceling headphones.
In between doling out awards mainly to HBO, Netflix, and Amazon, the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards functioned like a three-hour Saturday Night Live skit.In a win for fans of the popular FX series The Americans, the show finally got some recognition for its main cast and writing after wrapping up its sixth and final season this year.Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesElisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)Winner: One of the biggest category upsets, Claire Foy took home the win for her role as Queen Elizabeth in the Netflix series, despite many believing that Elisabeth Moss had it in the bag for her riveting role as the tortured handmaid Offred in The Handmaid’s Tale.Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
A British diver who helped rescue a team of boys in Thailand sued Elon Musk for defamation for calling him a "pedo guy," the first of what appears to be a pair of lawsuits against the billionaire.Vernon Unsworth, a 63-year-old British diver who helped rescue a Thai youth soccer team, filed a suit seeking $75,000 in damages against Musk on Monday in the Central District Court of California."As one of the highest-profile and wealthiest individuals in the world, Musk knew that this accusations against Mr. Unsworth would be conveyed to a worldwide audience and would result in the accusations receiving massive publicity," the lawsuit says.A separate legal action will be pursued in the High Court of London for "reputational damage" Unsworth suffered in England and Wales, it adds.The California lawsuit follows weeks of Musk taunting Unsworth, whom he alleged without providing evidence of being a pedophile after the British diver criticized the Tesla CEO's plan to rescue the boys in a submarine in July.Under pressure, Musk apologized later that month.
To put a slight spin on a classic line, everything old can be new again.“It was a birthday party magic show.”“Writing thank you notes was the minimum,” Shep explains.So, you see, at a very young age I’m saying thank you, I’m asking how the service was, I’m gathering feedback, and I’m using that feedback to make changes—all fundamentals of customer service.”“And this is all certainly relevant to marketers,” he adds.“Customer service experience is the new marketing; it’s the new brand.”
Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures has closed its third fund worth US$100 million, attracting new investors like Mistletoe of Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Taizo Son and Korea Venture Investment.The oversubscribed fund will invest in Southeast Asian consumer internet and mobile startups – the VC’s focus since it started in 2011.“The tech ecosystem of Southeast Asia […] has really hit an inflection point – annual investment is now measured in billions [of dollars].That puts it on a global stage with the US, China, and India,” said Golden Gate co-founder Vinnie Lauria.“Yet there is a rawness that reminds me of Silicon Valley circa 2005, shortly before social media and the iPhone took off.”One of the earliest VCs in the region, Golden Gate has been investing in series A stage of consumer internet and mobile startups.
The planet-enveloping dust storm on Mars has settled enough for NASA to start a 45-day active-listening period in which the agency hopes to make contact with the rover Opportunity after three months of silence, NASA announced yesterday (Sept. 11).So, for the next 45 days, NASA engineers will nudge the spacecraft several times a day, rather than the three times a week that had been the procedure.That schedule is based on the hope that the rover is now harvesting enough solar power to receive and respond to commands.In this "active-listening" procedure, NASA will send instructions that force the rover to create a signal at a specific frequency if it is powered up and not seriously damaged.If the rover has not yet made contact when those 45 days have ended, NASA will have to determine how to proceed.In a statement released Aug. 30, the agency said it would continue to listen passively for the rover until the end of January.
Food Truck Chef is feasting on 16 million downloads on its first anniversary.The game is a big hit for Indian developer Nukebox Studios.Food Truck Chef became the No.1 Android casual game in 40 countries, including the U.S., and it made it to the Top 100 Grossing Charts in more than 100 countries on the App Store and Google Play.It was also chosen as “Best of 2017” and “Awesome Game Made In India” by the Google Play store.That’s no small task in the $70 billion mobile games market, as competition for casual games is fierce.In Food Truck Chef, you have to take orders for food at a food truck, serving as many as four customers at a time.
In the 20 years entreprenörstävlingen Venture Cup helped oetablerade tech entrepreneurs to sharpen their business ideas.the Evening's big winner was the little lund company Worddiagnostics, which was the Startup of the year - this year's startup company shares.the Company has built a decision support system for quicker and more precise diagnoses of mental ill-health.one in five swedes suffer in the day of depression, and 45 percent of all sick leave depends on the mental ill-health.A more efficient diagnostic process increases the chances that the right treatment should be able to be in the early stage, which creates a better condition for recovery.A previous treatment also means lower costs for the health care system and society, according to Worddiagnostics.
If you don’t think the healthcare market is prepping for the radical transformations that remote care, persistent diagnostics, as well as and monitoring and improving targeted treatments are going to bring to the industry, think again.The latest to make the move is Cigna, the multi-billion-dollar healthcare insurer which is now launching a $250 million venture fund called Cigna Ventures.Starting a venture fund has often been the last, worst best hope of corporations that have been overtaken by dramatic changes in technological platforms.At the tail end of the last internet bubble, as everything was about to fall apart, big companies began to realize that technology was bringing hordes of new barbarians to the gate.And they swung into action to finance these companies, and get a window into them, even as the hordes were immolating themselves on pyres of wasted cash and incomprehensible business models.This time, corporations in industries like health insurance may not have the luxury of startup ignorance to protect them from the slow march of progress.
And now, Microsoft will hold its own special event between those two dates -- we just received an invite to a Microsoft event on October 2 in New York City.The only hint Microsoft's giving us is the phrase "A moment of your time," but CNET understands that there will be Microsoft Surface hardware at the event -- though not a Surface Phone at this time.We're hearing the event will be small and yet not entirely focused on hardware, with updates to Microsoft software and services as well.Microsoft reporter Mary Jo Foley at our sister site ZDNet heard similar, and says that key unveilings could be updated versions of the Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Laptop with new processors and standardized USB-C ports for simultaneous charging and data, instead of the proprietary Surface Connect port (or giant honking Surface Connect to USB-C dongle) they've had till now.That said, ZDNet's sources had previously reported that we shouldn't expect to see Microsoft's reportedly "heavily redesigned" Surface Pro 6 until 2019, nor the seriously slick dual-screen folding Surface "Andromeda" handheld device that looks like the second coming of Microsoft's Courier tablet concept.Also note that Microsoft already announced its budget 10-inch tablet, the $399 Surface Go, only a couple months ago.
A veteran astronaut, Nicole Mann, leads her crew of four through a hatch from the Orion spacecraft onto a small space station near the Moon.The 49-year-old Mann, who goes by the call sign “Duke,” begins a series of communications checks.“I think about it as a port in space, a dry dock for activities that come and go,” said Jason Crusan, a senior NASA official from headquarters overseeing development of the Gateway.Zubrin and others argue that the Gateway exists not to smooth NASA’s way to the Moon or Mars, but rather to provide a destination for the agency’s expensive rocket, the Space Launch System, and Orion spacecraft.And after wandering in the wilderness, agency leaders finally settled on the Gateway concept.Imagine running your business to please your vendors.”
Cast iron skillets have become a choice kitchen gadget for many because of their durability and versatility.Some have cast iron skillets that were passed down to them after their relatives used them for generations to make foods ranging from cornbread to fried chicken.Cooks also love cast iron because it tends to maintain heat better than other materials like aluminum and stainless steel.This “seasoning” develops as molecules from fats and oils polymerize and form a thick coating made from the polymerized triglyceride molecules.Many cast-iron pans on the market now-a-days come pre-seasoned.This involves a process where you treat the pan with oil, heat the oiled pan in the oven on 375 degrees for about an hour, turn off the heat, and then let the pan cool in the oven.
Most of the traditional automakers have been slow to embrace electrification, but there's no denying that process is underway now.Mercedes-Benz is the latest automaker to unveil a new battery electric vehicle, taking the wraps off its new EQC earlier on Tuesday.The car, which was first seen as a concept two years ago at the Paris Auto Show, will enter production in 2019 and goes on sale here in the US in 2020.The exterior styling is quite similar to the GLC but with more of an emphasis on drag reduction.The inside is dominated by massive widescreen displays that serve both as the main instrument panel and the MBUX infotainment system.Mercedes-Benz described this as an "avant-garde electro-look" and called out how the dashboard and door trim are meant to remind you of a high-end amplifier.
Sports cars come out of hibernation, racing events are in full swing, and if you live in the right area, you can finally put the top down.Taking a long trip on the road is one of the most enjoyable experiences on four wheels, assuming you have the right car and group of friends.A good road trip car must be reliable, practical, capable, and fun, and few automakers satisfy those requirements better than Subaru.With fuel economy ratings of 27 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, the Crosstrek is an apt choice for couples or small families looking to log some serious highway miles.All-wheel drive is standard, of course, and with 8.7 inches of ground clearance, this compact crossover will go just about anywhere you need it to, on or off the interstate.With the Fit, Honda proved a good value doesn’t always come with squished proportions and a chintzy interior.
Unlike alliance or code-share partners, joint venture partners collaborate to set routes and prices, and operate specific routes together as one business with immunity from anti-trust regulations.The joint venture is tight-knit and seamless enough that when you search for flights on one of the airlines' websites, results from both airlines appear, indistinguishable from each other aside from a tiny note staying that the flight is operated by the partner.I bought the tickets through British Airways during a sale.Although I usually fly between New York and the UK once a year or so, I hadn't flown a long-haul American Airlines flight in economy in a while, and my last flight on British Airways, which was a few years ago, was on a different type of plane — a 747-400.But even if you're flying coach, you can access the Admiral's Club lounges by holding a membership, certain credit cards, or high-level elite status.There's a ton of seating, and boarding is remarkably calm and organized thanks to the enclosure.
The California net neutrality bill just had a huge victory with the California Assembly voting in favor of the rules in a landslide.The bill — which is even stricter than the recently-dissolved federal mandates — now moves on to the California Senate.If the bill becomes California law, it could have major ramifications for the rest of the country.A California net neutrality bill that is even stricter than the recently-dissolved federal mandates just attained a huge victory: a 59-18 vote in the California Assembly, via Variety.With this success under the bill’s belt, it now moves on to the California Senate, where a vote is expected next week.If it passes there, it will head to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk, who will then either sign or veto the bill.
Sandwiched between Dallas and Fort Worth, the town of nearly 400,000 people launched a single bus line called the MAX in 2013—but even that got shut down last year.Starting in October, free Drive.ai shuttles will circulate on public streets in Arlington's Entertainment District, past a Six Flags amusement park and the stadiums where the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers play.At the same time, Arlington is sponsoring a human-driven on-demand service operated by Via, a competitor to Uber and Lyft that focuses on shared rides.Together, these two projects point toward a radically different vision for public transportation in the 21st century.But Via's algorithms try to assemble dynamic "routes" by grouping together passengers traveling in the same direction along roughly the same route.This helps the vehicle stay on schedule as it picks up multiple passengers along a relatively straight route.
The Aquos C10 and D10 share similar specs, such as a Snapdragon 630 chipset and 4GB of RAM.The announcement comes roughly a year after the Japanese company first announced plans to come back to Europe.The Aquos D10 is the most expensive model of the lot, priced at 399 euros.For the price, you’re getting a Snapdragon 630 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, and a 5.99-inch full HD+ LCD screen with an iPhone X-style notch.Other specs include a 5.5-inch full HD+ TFT display (with a nifty Essential-style notch), a 2,700mAh battery, dual-camera setup (12MP+8MP), 8MP front-facing camera, and USB Type-C support.Finally, we’ve got the B10, which also has a 299 euro price tag.
Apple has officially sent out invitations to its latest media event, ‘Gather round,’ which will be held on September 12, 2018 — a year to the day after the iPhone 8 and iPhone X were officially revealed.Following recent tradition, the event will start at 10:00 a.m. Pacific, and will be held in the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.The invite’s theme is a pun on the circular shape of the Apple Park building, depicted with a golden tone.In addition to featuring finished versions of iOS 12 and watchOS 5, the event is expected to include the launch of three new iPhones — possibly named the iPhone Xs (5.8-inch/6.5-inch) and iPhone Xc, reportedly including new gold-toned options — as well as the new Apple Watch Series 4 with larger screens.A small software update to the Apple TV, tvOS 12, is also likely to arrive at the September event, as are Apple’s long-awaited AirPower wireless charging pad and a wireless charging case for AirPods earphones.It is currently unclear whether Apple will also use this event to launch new iPads, Macs, and the latest Mac operating system, macOS Mojave.