This DNA test for cats could unlock Mr Whiskers genetic secrets

first_img $210 at Best Buy $999 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Tags Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Read Google Home Hub review CES 2019 Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon $155 at Google Express Tags Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) 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. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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: Save $30 on any car rental $60 at Best Buy The Cheapskate Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Sprint 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. Boost Mobile $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sarah Tew/CNET $299 at Amazon Chris Monroe/CNET Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 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). 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. $59 at eBay 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. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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. Mr. Whiskers has secrets.  Carlos G. Lopez / Getty Images If you’ve ever wondered what exactly your cat is (aside from a fluffy agent of chaos), Basepaws wants to give you genetic insight on your feline buddy. The company is bringing its at-home DNA test for cats to CES 2019. The kit reportedly gives owners breed information and details about potential diseases and nutritional needs, the company said Thursday.”DNA research has revealed a vast amount of useful, often life-saving information for humans. We want to facilitate those same kind of breakthroughs for cats,” said Basepaws CEO and founder Anna Skaya in a statement. All you have to do is send in some hair (the cat’s, not yours), and a swab from the cat’s cheek. Just make sure Mr. Whiskers doesn’t chomp your fingers while you’re trying to ascertain whether he’s got a little Siamese somewhere in there.  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. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) See It $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Rylocenter_img DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See at Turo Read DJI Osmo Action preview See It $520 at HP Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 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 Amazon See It Turo Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Read the Rylo camera preview See it $999 Sci-Tech,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. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $6 at Tidal Post a comment 7 Best Buy 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. 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 0 Read the AirPods review Apple iPhone XS 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. Share your voice Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Share your voice Comments 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. 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This futuristic transportation system may end the supply chain industry as we

first_imgEinride’s self-driving carbon-neutral electric vehicle T-PodEinrideEstablished automakers are shifting their focus to develop driver-less cars, and automated trains are replacing the manned ones. The trend is about to bring radical changes in the world of transportation. Now, Swedish transportation company, Einride, has announced that it is working on world’s first completely emission-free, road-based transportation system.Einride’ T-Pod, a self-driving carbon-neutral electric vehicle, is designed to enable a single driver to control several trucks remotely. The company aims to replace the entire supply-chain infrastructure and offer futury mobility solutions with safe and eco-friendly vehicles.Also read: Nvidia teams up with Bosch for self-driving car project”Our vision is to enhance the lives of a billion people through the delivery of a global, impact-positive supply chain infrastructure,” wrote Einride on its website. Einride’s self-driving carbon-neutral electric vehicle T-PodEinride”That means we don’t believe our work is done when we’re carbon neutral. Our design process is driven by aiming to have a net positive impact – whether that might be improving the lives of transport workers, or reducing road traffic accidents, every element of our system aims to have a measurable positive impact on the planet.”Einride’s T-Pod is seven metres (23 feet) long, weighs 20 tons (18,143 kg) when fully loaded and can travel 200 km (124 miles) on single charge. The company aims to roll out 200 such vehicles by 2020.As things stand, it looks like the vehicle will be worth the wait.last_img read more

Social media marketing is the latest buzzword Rohan Singh

first_imgRohan SinghPR HandoutRohan Singh, who is a successful name in the world of social media management, shared how social media is becoming a famous business for many.Rohan helps celebrities to use their social media accounts in a more responsible way and also helps them to solve their problems in using social media. He is not just famous in India but also internationally.”Social Media Marketing is the latest buzzword for marketers who wish to optimize their online presence and increase their sales. It is quickly becoming the most significant part of successful internet marketing strategies owing to the benefits of Social Media Marketing. Businesses around the globe are discovering methods through which social media can contribute to their success and help them grow their online business. Incorporating social media marketing strategy in DM campaigns is must in today’s time to ensure effective brand recognition, loyalty and awareness,” Rohan said in a statement.Rohan, who is also a professional photographer and traveller, shared his passion got a life only because of social media existence.”Earlier people did not belive in photography but as social media was introduced the buzz of photography and travelling started trending. It has became comman that many travel and click just to keep their social media accounts upto date,” he added.last_img read more

Youth beaten dead in Dohar

first_imgA young man was beaten to death allegedly by his rivals over previous enmity in Dohar upazila of Dhaka district on Wednesday, reports UNB.The deceased is Foysal Sheikh, 18, son of a certain Majnu Sheikh of Muksudpur Shantinagar.Foysal’s family had an enmity with his elder brother’s first wife Munni, said Dohar police station officer-in-charge Sazzad Hossain.As a sequel to that, Munni’s associates intercepted Foysal while he was going for a football match and beat him up, leaving him dead on the spot, he said.On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Mitford Hospital morgue, the OC added.last_img read more

SpiritHouse Breaks the Silence On Unlawful Murders of Black People

first_imgFamily members shared stories of their Black male relatives killed in extrajudicial crimes, part of the Spirithouse Project’s first break the silence movement in D.C., April 22, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I Street SW.“This is not a press conference with famous people, this a press conference for the relatives of victims who have been murdered [in anti-Black hate crimes] because we think they are the most important voices and their voices must be heard and respected as being the legitimate voice of this new movement,” Ruby Sales, founder and director of the Spirithouse Project told the {AFRO}.The victims include Jack Lamar Roberson, 43, shot to death by police in Waycross, Ga. in 2013; Keaton Otis, 25, shot and killed by police in Portland, Ore. in 2010 and Nathaniel Lee III, 20, killed in Waycross by two convicted White felons in 2009.“It is a rising problem,” Sales said. “These murders outnumber lynchings at its height in the 1890s and early 1900s, so we are facing a critical, critical problem of racialized violence and hate crimes in this country.”Family members, who tearfully shared accounts of the victims’ final moments, are in D.C. to demand federal intervention for their loved ones’ cases. All proclaimed they would not stop speaking out about the injustices until some sort of justice is received. They said news reports mischaracterized the murders and the victims.Spirithouse Project-based in Atlanta, Ga. also held a teach-in to discuss anti-Black crimes, worship service, and candlelight vigil.The organization wants to spread awareness throughout the country, Sales said.Moving forward, the organization will converse with groups whose mandate is to do citizen organizing, such as social justice organization Washington Peace Center in Northwest D.C.; and create campaigns on colleges, particularly the University of the District of Columbia and Howard University.She said she hopes, in the long-run, to have a congressional hearing on anti-Black hate crimes.Sales said that Black people in this country are viewed as disposable waste.“We’re living in a world where the general consensus is that Black people are disposable wastes and that we add no value to the society except maybe those few Black people who are exceptional,” she said.Sales said a Black person is murdered every 28 hours by a white law enforcement officer, security guard or vigilante.“If they’re happening every 28 hours in this country, I say that necessitates a movement,” she said.The movement to break the silence was sparked by the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2013. Sales said she initially began the movement in 2007 after the suspicious murder of Billie Jo Johnson in Mississippi. Authorities classified his murder as a suicide. “It’s terrorism when any organized or unorganized group of people attack Black people and it’s terrorism when an individual called a lone wolf, an individual actor carriers out a killing while wearing a uniform,” Chip Berlet, a former Senior Analyst for Political Research Association, a think tank in Boston, said at the conference.For more information on anti-Black hate crimes or to assist with the movement go to www.spirithouse.org or check out the “Breaking the Silence on Modern Day Lynching” on Facebook.last_img read more