See it $210 at Best Buy $999 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. $6 at Tidal 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. Comments TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Video Games,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. What Remains of Edith Finch is a visually stunning game of exploration and discovery. Annapurna Interactive Game time! Epic Games and Humble Bundle are giving away a couple of unique, very well-reviewed titles — but only for a limited time.First up: What Remains of Edith Finch, free from Epic between now and Jan. 24. To get it and play it, you need an account and the Epic Games software client (both free as well).Released in 2017 and available for Windows only, it currently sells for $20 on Steam, where it received “overwhelmingly positive” marks from players. It’s a story-heavy game of exploration and family history.A Story About My Uncle is a first-person platform adventure. Coffee Stain Publishing Next: A Story About My Uncle, a Humble offering available until Saturday. On Steam — where you’ll redeem the license — it would cost you $13. The game is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux.Obviously there’s a family element here as well, but A Story is definitely more action-driven — a first-person platformer that sees you jumping and swinging in search of your lost uncle.Its reviews are little more mixed, but did I mention it’s free? Sarah Tew/CNET 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. See at Turo 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. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Share your voice Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $999 Chris Monroe/CNET 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. 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 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET See It Sarah Tew/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview Turo $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sprint Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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. $59 at eBay Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $999 15 Photos $60 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. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Tags Apple iPhone XS Share your voice The Cheapskate Tags Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 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. Comments $520 at HP 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. Amazon JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) 7 $999 Best Buy CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! $299 at Amazon Read the Rylo camera preview Boost Mobile Read Google Home Hub review $155 at Google Express See It Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Sarah Tew/CNET 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. The Cheapskate $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read the AirPods review Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 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. 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). CNET may get a commission from retail offers. CES 2019: The tech changing the way we play video games Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Angela Lang/CNET 2 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Rylo See It
Kashmiri refugees in Pakistan-administered Kashmir take part in an anti-Indian protest rally in Muzaffarabad on 18 August, 2019. Photo: AFPThousands of people have been detained in Indian Kashmir over fears of outbreaks of unrest after New Delhi stripped the restive region of its autonomy two weeks ago, government sources told AFP.A magistrate speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity said at least 4,000 people were arrested and held under the Public Safety Act (PSA), a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without charge or trial.”Most of them were flown out of Kashmir because prisons here have run out of capacity,” the magistrate said, adding that he had used a satellite phone allocated to him to collate the figures from colleagues across the Himalayan territory amid a communications blackout imposed by authorities.Authorities have repeatedly declined to provide a tally of how many people have been taken into custody, apart from confirming more than 100 local politicians, activists and academics were detained in the first few days after the state was stripped of its semi-autonomous status.They said the “few preventive detentions” were made to avoid a “breach of the peace” in a region that has fought an armed rebellion against Indian rule for three decades.Jammu and Kashmir government spokesman Rohit Kansal said previously there was “no centralised figure” for the total number of people detained.But AFP spoke to numerous government officials in Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar, including police and security personnel, who confirmed the sweeping arrests.A police official who asked to remain anonymous told AFP “around 6,000 people were medically examined at a couple of places in Srinagar after they were detained”.”They are first sent to the central jail in Srinagar and later flown out of here in military aircrafts,” he added.Another security official said “thousands are jailed” but that the figure did not include other residents whose detentions at police stations had not been recorded.- Protesters injured -The revelations came as eight people were injured during weekend protests in Srinagar with authorities reimposing heavy restrictions to quell any unrest.Authorities were gradually easing a massive movement and communications lockdown imposed two weeks ago.But clashes in a dozen locations around Srinagar on Saturday saw restrictions brought back in some locations, the Press Trust of India news agency reported, citing unnamed officials.Authorities have previously denied or played down reports of any violence and stressed that most of the Muslim-majority Kashmir Valley has been peaceful.State government spokesman Kansal told reporters late Saturday that eight people had been injured in the clashes but did not provide further details.A senior government official told AFP earlier Sunday that more telephone exchanges would return to normal operations “by the evening”.Schools in some areas would reopen on Monday, officials said.In the Hindu-majority city of Jammu, authorities cut mobile internet services on Sunday and warned locals not to circulate messages or videos on social media that they said were fake, PTI reported.New Delhi’s shock decision has sparked public anger and frustration and there have been several rallies in Srinagar attracting thousands of demonstrators.
X Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: National Weather Service/Houston-GalvestonAlthough the rain is moving out of our area, winter has made a strong entrance in Texas with severe weather hitting several parts of the state for the past few days.The National Weather Service reports persistent rains started on Friday night and the heaviest occurred on Saturday.The severe weather hit hardest in Chambers County, as well as the southern section of Galveston County and the southeast part of Brazoria County.Texas City got about a foot of rain, but it was mostly street flooding.“The fortunate part was that, according to our estimates and what we’ve gathered, we had approximately only five homes that had some water damage,” says Thomas Munoz, Emergency Management Coordinator for Texas City.In Galveston County, the airport registered almost 10 inches of rain and the city of La Marque had more than seven inches, while the bad weather even produced some hail in Wharton County.Dan Reilly, a meteorologist with the Houston-Galveston office of the National Weather Service, notes Harris County was spared any significant damage.“Anywhere from around an inch, some areas even three to six inches, particularly in the southeast and the northwest,” Reilly detailed about the impact in Harris County.The forecast for the rest of the week includes more rain on Wednesday night. 00:00 /01:11 Share