The smart diaper has entered the building at CES 2019

first_img Share your voice Comments CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Turo: Save $30 on any car rental See it The Cheapskate See at Amazon Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Read the AirPods review $520 at HP Read DJI Osmo Action preview CES 2019 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) 1:44 Sprint Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read Google Home Hub review CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.  CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect.  Read the Rylo camera preview Best Buy Chris Monroe/CNET $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $60 at Best Buy $999 $210 at Best Buy Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 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. 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. See It Wearable Tech Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Share your voice Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) 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). Angela Lang/CNET 3 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. 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. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Comments HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 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. 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. $299 at Amazon $999 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Sarah Tew/CNET $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $155 at Google Express Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Apple iPhone XS 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. 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. All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 $59 at eBay $999 85 Photos Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 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. Sarah Tew/CNET 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. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Sarah Tew/CNET Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET 7 The Monit smart diaper sensor attaches to the outside of a baby’s diaper. Monit Nobody likes a dirty diaper, even if it’s one of the realities parents have to cope with. So South Korean company Monit has set out to make the experience a bit more bearable. At CES, Monit shared what might be the ultimate wearable: a smart diaper. Monit created a cookie-sized sensor with Bluetooth that attaches to the outside of a baby’s diaper. The sensor can detect whether there’s pee or poo in the diaper and alert parents and caregivers. No more need for a diaper sniff test. Using a smart diaper sensor can reduce instances of diaper rash and urinary tract infections. Also data from the sensor can be used to track diaper consumption, pee and poo patterns and sleeping patterns. The Monit smart diaper monitor launched in Korea and Japan at the end of 2018. The company is partnering with Kimberly Clark to bring Monit’s tech to Huggies this April. Monit also plans to transition from selling the smart diaper sensor to a subscription service that provides unlimited diapers and personalized care service for the baby. Pricing has not been announced at this time. See at Turo $6 at Tidal Turo CES 2019: What tech to expect 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. Rylo Read Lenovo Smart Clock review DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Now playing: Watch this: Tags 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. Tags CES Products,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. 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Papa Johns to Pull Founder from Marketing after Racist Language

first_imgBy Candice Choi, AP Food Industry WriterJohn Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s,  will no longer be at the center of the company’s logo and TV ads because it plans to pull his image from its marketing after reports he used a racial slur.The decision was made by top executives but details of the change are still being worked out, according to a person inside the company with knowledge of the decision who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly. The person was not aware of any plans to change the pizza chain’s name.Papa John’s plans to pull founder John Schnatter’s image from marketing materials, as seen here, after reports he used a racial slur. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)Schnatter has long been the face of the brand, and the company has acknowledged in regulatory filings its business could be harmed if Schnatter’s reputation was damaged. Papa John’s got a taste of that last year, when Schnatter stepped down as CEO after blaming disappointing pizza sales on the outcry surrounding football players kneeling during the national anthem.This week, Papa John’s was already trying to further publicly distance itself from Schnatter after Forbes reported he used the N-word during a conference call in May. Schnatter apologized and said he would resign as chairman. That prompted the company’s stock to recover some of the losses it suffered after the report, though the shares were down slightly July 13.Schnatter remains on the board and is still the company’s largest shareholder with nearly 30 percent of the stock.It’s not yet clear how quickly the company will be able to remove Schnatter from marketing materials, the person with knowledge of the decision said. In addition to appearing in TV ads, Schnatter’s image is on packaging and at the center of a logo that is all over the company’s website. It was still there as of Friday morning.Keith Hollingsworth, a professor at Morehouse College’s business department, said keeping Schnatter on marketing would be a signal to people that the company does not have a problem with his comments, or that it didn’t think they were a big deal.“Five years from now, they might be able to start bringing him back. But at the moment, you have to be very decisive and show you take this very seriously,” Hollingsworth said.Schnatter had used the slur during a media training exercise in May, Forbes reported this week. When asked how he would distance himself from racist groups, Schnatter reportedly complained that Colonel Sanders never faced a backlash for using the word.Schnatter subsequently issued a statement acknowledging the use of “inappropriate and hurtful” language.“Regardless of the context, I apologize,” the statement said.Fallout has already included Major League Baseball indefinitely suspending a promotion with Papa John’s that offered people discounts at the pizza chain after a player hit a grand slam. The University of Louisville also said Schnatter resigned from its board of trustees, and that the school will evaluate the naming arrangement for Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.Papa John’s, based in Louisville, Ky., began operations in 1984 and had more than 5,200 locations globally. For the first three months of this year, the chain said a key sales figure fell 5.3 percent in North America.last_img read more

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Tennessee Officer Indicted for Killing Black Man

first_imgBy TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A grand jury in Tennessee indicted a White police officer on a charge of first-degree murder for killing an armed Black man who ran when he saw police, according to a Friday news release from the Nashville district attorney’s office.An arrest affidavit said Nashville officer Andrew Delke, 25, pulled into an apartment parking lot after seeing a car he mistook for one he had been following. Hambrick, also 25, was in the area at the time and began to run. Part of the chase and the shooting were caught on video.Nashville Police officer Andrew Delke sits with his attorney John M.L. Brown at the second day of his preliminary hearing at the Justice A.A. Birch Building Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Delke is charged with criminal homicide in the on-duty shooting of Daniel Hambrick. (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP)The case sparked an outcry that led to a November referendum approving the creation of a citizen oversight board for Nashville’s police force.Delke’s attorney David Raybin said in an email on Friday that he will enter a plea of not guilty to the charges. He reiterated his argument that Delke “acted in accordance with his training and Tennessee law in response to an armed suspect who ignored repeated orders to drop his gun.”Delke shot Hambrick in the back, torso and the back of his head.District Attorney General Glenn Funk has argued that Delke had alternatives, adding the officer could have stopped, sought cover and called for help.Prosecutors have also pointed to the lack of video footage or witness testimony about Hambrick turning, looking back or aiming his weapon at Delke, as Delke claimed in his interview with a state investigator.An attorney for Hambrick’s family did not immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press.last_img read more

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