first_img ADC AUTHOR The House Armed Services readiness subcommittee approved its portion of the fiscal 2020 defense policy bill Wednesday morning, CQ reported.The panel was the final Armed Services subcommittee to advance its National Defense Authorization Act legislation, approving its markup without amendments.The full committee will mark up this year’s NDAA package June 12.The readiness panel’s bill would address spotlighted privatized military housing problems through increased oversight, but it does not take action on existing contracts with private companies to avoid lawsuits against the government.Military families have highlighted unhealthy and hazardous conditions in privatized housing including mold growth, lead-based paint exposure and other problems, as On Base has reported.The readiness panel would also prohibit the use of fluorine-based firefighting foam in non-emergency situations on military bases. It would further require the Pentagon to transition away from using PFOA/PFOS chemicals by 2029, Military Times reported.Beyond new PFAS restrictions, the readiness bill would also provide millions for environmental clean-up at National Guard bases and address contamination of installation drinking water, according to the report.last_img read more

first_imgNETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am ‘Hamilton’ wins Best Musical Theater Album Twitter Facebook The GRAMMY winner will be awarded the Latin Recording Academy’s President’s Merit Award for his “outstanding and numerous contributions to the Latin community”Renée FabianGRAMMYs Nov 6, 2017 – 10:52 am As the esteemed creator of the smash hit musical “Hamilton,” it’s no surprise Lin-Manuel Miranda will add another accomplishment to his impressive résumé — the Latin Recording Academy’s President’s Merit Award. Email Lin-Manuel Miranda To Receive Latin Recording Academy Award News Lin-Manuel Miranda Earns President’s Merit Award lin-manuel-miranda-receive-latin-recording-academy-award Miranda will be bestowed the yearly honor at the 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards on Nov. 16 for his “outstanding and numerous contributions to the Latin community.” In particular, following the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in September, Miranda composed the bilingual single “Almost Like Praying” with contributions from other artists, including Marc Anthony, Camila Cabello, Gloria Estefan, Luis Fonsi, and Jennifer Lopez.In a little over a week the single rose to No. 1 on the digital songs chart and debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 with more than 111,000 downloads. All proceeds from the single were donated to The Hispanic Federation’s UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund in an effort to aid Puerto Rico’s recovery efforts.”We are honored to present Mr. Lin-Manuel Miranda with the prestigious President’s Merit Award at this year’s 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards in recognition of his artistry, vision and the masterful ways he uses his craft to empower and highlight Latin-related issues in the United States,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of the Latin Recording Academy. “Lin-Manuel’s urban and social poetry have provided strength and encouragement to every Latino motivated to get ahead. He has brought pride to our community by reminding us of the resilience and fortitude we demonstrate on a daily basis.”18th Latin GRAMMY Performers: Bad Bunny, Alejandro Sanz & MoreRead morelast_img read more

first_img Email News The Hollywood Reporter’s Composer Roundtable featured GRAMMY-winning masters and newcomers who discovered the musical approaches they share in commonPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 20, 2017 – 5:52 pm The half-dozen film composers brought together by The Hollywood Reporter for their Composer Roundtable, the latest in their Roundtables Series, discussed a fascinating topic: what it’s like to create a musical reality that can transport audiences into the worlds of cinema.The roundtable comprised GRAMMY winners Michael Giacchino and Alexandre Desplat, GRAMMY nominee Philip Glass, Carter Burwell, Daniel Pemberton, and Tamar-kali.”[Music is] like anything else in art. It’s going to trigger an emotional response,” began Giacchino. But then he noted the paradox of music’s power, saying that “sometimes in order to feel something, you need the absence of music first.”The musicality of his upcoming Pixar film Coco is so effective that the GRAMMY Music Education Coalition has launched in conjunction with it.Discussing what it was like to score her first project ever, the 2017 film Mudbound, Tamar-kali said almost everything flowed as she scrambled to pull together 40 minutes of final music in four weeks. The exception was a difficult cue for a climactic, violent scene. To bring her own honest emotional response to the challenge, she played along with the scene again and again until she knew she had it right. Finding that kind of authentic connection within themselves is part of the art of transporting an audience.Tamar-kali also made an important observation about avoiding a “numbers game” while trying to correct the gender imbalance in Hollywood hiring.”Before you can get more [women], you have to find out what exists. So there needs to be a shift in culture,” said Tamar-kali. “Horizons need to be expanded. How can you hire more women if you don’t even know who the women composers or directors are?”Another issue discussed during the event was how to communicate about music with professionals who live for film. Glass admitted that he enjoys being able to do anything he wants while writing opera but he acts more like a guest in someone else’s home when writing soundtracks.”It’s a different vocabulary, words, grammar, everything,” agreed Desplat. “You have to know what cinema is about. We’re part of this collective artwork.”In Desplat’s case that led to GRAMMY wins for The Grand Budapest Hotel and The King’s Speech.’Score’: Soundtracks take us on an emotional rideRead more Composer Roundtable On The Art Of The Film Soundtrack Composers Connect Us To The World Of Film composer-roundtable-art-film-soundtrack Twitter Facebook last_img read more

first_img Email Twitter Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary Details Announced 25 YEARS OF THE VANS WARPED TOURFeb 25 • Pre-Sale Tickets On SaleMarch 1 • Lineups Announced March 1 • Tickets On Salehttps://t.co/rSuGQJH0ta#vanswarpedtour #warpedtour #foreverwarped pic.twitter.com/YZ4OUv50Xj— Vans Warped Tour (@VansWarpedTour) January 28, 2019Also, in honor of the tour’s 25th anniversary (and final traveling tour setup), fans can expect to enjoy an exhibit in partnership with the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Titled “Forever Warped: 25 Years of Vans Warped Tour,” the exhibit will showcase the tour’s history since it began in 1995. Instruments and other artifacts will be on display from essential Warped Tour bands including No Doubt, Rancid and Fall Out Boy. Joan Jett’s stage clothing will also be on display.”With the [Vans Warped Tour] 25th Anniversary events, we want to bring the atmosphere of a classic Warped Tour show, but on a scale that our fans simply could not get with a national tour,” Lyman said in a statement. “The bands, the special attractions, everything – we want to bring back elements that have made the Warped Tour, Warped Tour, over the past 25 years.”The lineup, which will be announced on March 1, will feature more than 50 bands over various stages. The tour will also feature skateboarding, motocross and other extreme sports.The tour will end in the Bay Area, which “probably close to half the bands on the first Warped Tour had some tie to,” Lyman said.The Vans Warped Tour is known to be the longest-running touring music festival in North America. Presale tickets will go on sale Feb. 25. For more information, visit the Vans Warped Tour website.Meet The First-Time GRAMMY Nominee: FEVER 333 Tackle The Tough IssuesRead more Also, in partnership with the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, the traveling tour will curate a special exhibit called “Forever Warped: 25 Years of Vans Warped Tour”Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Jan 28, 2019 – 4:30 pm As the 25th anniversary of Vans Warped Tour gets closer, the famed punk-rock festival has announced two additional cities to hit this summer, plus new details about what fans can expect to see once they’re on site. In addition to the previously announced June 8 date in Cleveland, Ohio, Warped Tour 2019 is due to hit Atlantic City, N.J. on June 29 and 30 and Mountain View, Calif. on July 20 and 21.  center_img Warped Tour 25th Anniversary Cities Announced vans-warped-tour-25th-anniversary-details-announced News Facebook last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Now that school is open, the Wilmington Student Support Services Department would like to inform interested people about the services provided under State and Federal Special Education regulations.A variety of services and programs are available to students between the ages of 3 and 22 who have been suspected to have educational difficulties, social/emotional concerns, and/or physical challenges. This law provides for in-depth child evaluations, and appropriate treatment and support services.The Student Support Services Department would like to emphasize the availability of programs and services for 3 and 4 year olds as well as children between the ages of 16 and 22.  Support services available to all school age children include: pre-school programs, counseling as well as remedial instructional programs at all schools.For more information about rights and services, contact your building principal or the Student Support Services Department at 978-694-6032.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Wilmington Student Support Services.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSuperintendent Reorganizes Student Support Services Department; Special Education & Nursing Depts. To BenefitIn “Education”Wilmington Public Schools Receives $750,000 Grant To Improve The Health Of Its StudentsIn “Education”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Hiring Coordinator Of Special EducationIn “Education”last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — You have seen and taken pictures of our favorite places in Wilmington. But have you seen that same view from above? Joe Turner Photography will show you views of our town from the treetop level.Turner’s photography will be on display in the Wilmington Memorial Library’s second-floor Meeting Room during the month of May for public viewing.Turner will hold a public reception with light refreshments on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 7pm. Step back in time and view a comparison of iconic Wilmington buildings and places alongside historic pictures of the same familiar sites. All are welcome.(NOTE: The above information is from the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce Gives ‘Welcome Bags’ To New ResidentsIn “Business”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, May 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber Of Commerce Invites Local Business Owners To Woburn Networking EventIn “Business”last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Sunday, July 28, 2019:#1) Wilmington Sons Of Italy / Dominators 3rd Annual Car ShowThe Wilmington Sons of Italy will hold its third annual car show on Sunday, July 28, 2019, from 9am to 2pm, in the Fourth of July Building’s parking lot (142 Middlesex Avenue).The show is presented by The Dominators Hot Rod Club.  (Previously, the club ran a show each year in the Wilmington Sonic parking lot.)  Hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks, and classics will be featured.  The first 75 car shows receive a dash plaque.The event will include BBQ/food, drinks, and trophies. The Wilmington Farmers Market will take place from 10am to 1pm on the Swain Green, next to the show.The event is FREE to the public. There’s a $10 entry fee for participating cars.  Contact Jim Gustin (781-929-0335) with any questions.#2) Wilmington Farmers MarketThe Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.July 28 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmEJ’s Pizza / Grab & GoGaouette FarmGrateful TastesHawaiian Jim’s Shaved IceKC Styles Ma & Pa PicklesPurple Carrot BreadSeafood ExpressSusan Anton, LMTTewksbury HoneyWilmington Clay WorksAdditional Attractions:Wilmington Sons of Italy Car ShowMake A Garden Gnome at the Kids Table#3) Town Beach Open The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.#4) Middlesex Canal Museum OpenThe Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitors’ Center (71 Faulkner Street, North Billerica) is open from noon to 4pm.  Learn about the canal, which travels through Wilmington.#5) Food ShoppingFood shopping in town this week?  In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Sons Of Italy / Dominators 3rd Annual Car Show Set For July 28In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, July 21, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”PHOTOS: Wilmington Sons Of Italy Hold 3rd Annual Car Show With Dominators Hot Rod ClubIn “Photo of the Day”last_img read more

first_img Post a comment Share your voice Winter solstice starts on Dec. 21. Google It’s time to bundle up for the official start of winter, and the longest night of the year.A Google Doodle posted Friday celebrates the winter solstice for those who live in the Northern Hemisphere. And if you live in the Southern Hemisphere, Google has a warm and sunny version to mark the summer solstice.Google previously showed these Doodles on June 21, but in the opposite locations, to make the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.Summer solstice starts on Dec. 21, if you live in the Southern Hemisphere. Google Humans have celebrated this day since ancient times. In England, crowds gather at Stonehenge to capture the moment with the sun directly aligns with the ancient stones, Google notes in its blog post. In China, winter’s arrival is celebrated with the Dongzhi Festival. This year’s winter solstice officially starts at 2:23 p.m. PT, when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, located at 23.5 degrees south latitude. Now go out there and catch some snowflakes! Or enjoy the swimming hole!First published June 21, 10:49 a.m. PT. Update, Dec. 21 at 6:48 a.m. PT: Highlights the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. ‘Hello, humans’: Google’s Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet. Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports. Random Digital Media 0 Tags Googlelast_img read more

first_imgEnlarge ImageHarley-Davidson’s all-electric Livewire is now available for preorder at dealers across the US, but will it sell? Harley-Davidson Harley-Davidson is betting big on its first production electric motorcycle, the Livewire and if you want to buy one, you better bet big too — in Vegas, that is. Harley announced on Monday at CES that the Livewire is now available for preorder with plans to go into production this fall. Though if you want in on the future, you’ll have to pay H-D $29,799 of your hard-earned American dollars for the privilege. If that seems like a boatload of greenbacks for a two-wheeled conveyance, it is, but Harleys have never really been what you’d call “cheap” so what exactly is the Motor Company planning on giving you for your money? Well, to start, Livewire will do 110 miles on a charge, though Harley states in its press release that those are urban miles, so if you plan to go full-on Wild Hogs, expect significantly less range. Livewire will make the sprint to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds which would be great for a car but is nothing to write home about when it comes to motorcycles. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Based on photos, the Livewire looks like a more aggressive and sporty machine than your average Harley-Davidson model and the marketing materials for the bike tell us that it has lean-sensitive anti-lock brakes and traction control. Both of these are excellent features to have, especially in something that has the instant torque of an electric vehicle. Another thing you can generally expect for your money when you’re looking at a Harley is that it will be very well-built with excellent finishes, and the Livewire will probably live up to its family legacy on that front. Riders will also get access to a Livewire-specific app that will offer up service and maintenance notices, charging locations and vehicle location data, in case some ne’er-do-well attempts to purloin your fancy new electric motorbike. The other thing that we now know about the Livewire is that the “Revelation” electric drivetrain produces a new, futuristic “signature Harley-Davidson sound” which we can only assume is either a robotic voice making the classic potato-potato sound of Harley’s 45-degree V-twin engine or the noise that cars make on the Jetsons. We’re hoping for the latter. 85 Photos 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. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire first ride: Harley’s electric future is bright More From Roadshow Motorcycles Electric Cars 10center_img Share your voice All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire is the sporty electric streetbike we need 47 Photos Tags CES 2019 Comments Harley-Davidsonlast_img read more

first_img Post a comment All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 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. CES 2019 CES 2019 Next Big Thing CES 2019 Live 85 Photos 0 Tagscenter_img Livestream The way we watch video has never been more complicated or exciting. The media industry has seen audiences spread across more platforms than anyone expected, and now we watch video anywhere and everywhere we can, from our phones to our fridges and from YouTube to network-built apps.  With 5G just around the corner and all the lower latency it promises, and with hardware reaching resolutions that challenge the acuity of the human eye, it’s time to rethink possibilities around what we watch and how we watch it. CNET and CES have partnered up to bring that discussion to you with some of the brightest thinkers in the technology and entertainment industries. Enlarge ImageAlex Kurtzman, Executive Producer, Star Trek: DiscoveryOn Tuesday, Jan. 8, join CNET for our most exciting Next Big Thing panel yet: The Future of Media. For the 19th Next Big Thing, CNET’s session takes place at the C Space Storyteller Stage at the Aria on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 1:45 p.m. PT. Moderated by CNET’s Brian Cooley and me, Lindsey Turrentine, we’ll be talking first with a special guest, Alex Kurtzman, executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery and the Star Trek franchise. We’ll discuss season 2 and chat about how changing screen sizes and settings influence the way Kurtzman writes and produces Star Trek. (Star Trek: Discovery season 2 premieres Jan. 17 on CBS All Access. Disclosure: CNET is owned by CBS.) Next, Cooley and I will chat with a panel from all corners of the media world, and what a conversation it will be. We’ll be joined by Yoon Lee, SVP of Content and Services, Product Innovation at Samsung; Toby Eduardo Redshaw, SVP of 5G Ecosystems and Enterprise Innovation at Verizon; and Heather Rivera, Global Head of Product Partnerships at YouTube. We’ll talk hardware, we’ll talk pipeline and we’ll talk content production and strategy.  If you can’t make it to Vegas to join us, we’ll be streaming Next Big Thing live in the player above. Don’t miss it! Share your voice Tech Industry Star Trek Samsung Verizonlast_img read more

first_img 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. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Rylo Best Buy Post a comment $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 0 See it $6 at Tidal Boost Mobile $999 Angela Lang/CNET See It Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Comments 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. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 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. $999 See It See at Amazon Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Read DJI Osmo Action preview Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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). Turo: Save $30 on any car rental CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 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. 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. LeVar Burton appears in Weird City. Screenshot/CNET A dystopian future could be in the not-too-distant-future. At least, that’s part of the premise of Jordan Peele and writer Charlie Sanders’ upcoming satirical anthology show, Weird City. The trailer dropped Wednesday, giving us a look at a world where the middle class ceases to exist. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays 7 $210 at Best Buy $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.center_img 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. Sarah Tew/CNET $999 $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Share your voice The Cheapskate 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. $299 at Amazon Read the Rylo camera preview $520 at HP Apple iPhone XS $155 at Google Express Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 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. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Read Google Home Hub review “Each episode is a topic that pertains to present day life in America and the world: social media addiction, online dating, fitness obsession, etc,” according to the description on YouTube. The cast includes LeVar Burton, Mark Hamill, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Awkwafina, to name a few.Weird City is slated for 2019 and will be available with YouTube Premium.Peele is also working on the upcoming reboot of The Twilight Zone, and his movie Us premieres in March.  Chris Monroe/CNET Turo Sarah Tew/CNET See at Turo Sprint Read the AirPods review Tags 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. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Culture,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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first_img Comments 4 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Electric Cars Concept Cars SUVs Crossovers 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Jan 22 • Our highlights of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show Feb 7 • Chevy’s full-scale Lego Silverado is plastic fantastic in Chicago See All reading • Cadillac shocks Detroit Auto Show with electric SUV preview More From Roadshow Tags Feb 4 • 2020 Kia Telluride: Detroit Auto Show debut turns Super Bowl ad star Detroit Auto Show 2019 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 72 Photos “Cadillac’s EV will hit the heart of the crossover market and meet the needs of customers around the world,” said Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac. “It will represent the height of luxury and innovation while positioning Cadillac as the pinnacle of mobility.”Our last encounter with Caddy — when we reviewed the 2019 XT4 — impressed with brand’s equipment, style and design, but left us disappointed by its powertrain and performance. Perhaps a jolt of electric torque and efficiency will be just what the brand needs to stay competitive. On the eve of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, Cadillac has surprised the media with a first look at an upcoming electric crossover SUV, perhaps the first of many electric vehicles to come for the marque.After recently learning that the Cadillac luxury brand would become General Motors’ “lead electric vehicle brand,” we all expected to see an EV unveiled soon, just not this soon. That said, we’ve only so far seen renderings of the electric crossover with few details regarding specs.Enlarge ImageGM is vowing to reposition Cadillac as an EV brand. Cadillac The EV’s name and specific details regarding its powertrain and range will be revealed closer to an also yet-unspecified launch window. So far, what we do know is that it will be based on GM’s upcoming future “BEV3” electric vehicle platform. The electric Caddy crossover will be just the first in a range of vehicles to make use of the platform, which has been designed to accommodate front-, rear- or all-wheel drive configurations. Expect to see BEV3 underpinning a wide range of GM vehicles globally over the next few years.The rest of the Cadillac brand is also ramping up for lineup overhaul, starting with the XT6 crossover which also debuted ahead of the Detroit show this week. Cadillac also expects to debut about a half-dozen new models — roughly one every six months — leading up to 2021, including the next-generation Escalade and an upcoming performance sedan. How many of those will be plug-in vehicles? We’ll just have to wait and see. Detroit Auto Show 2019 Cadillac Share your voice May 14 • History of the Toyota Supra, a Japanese sports car legend 2020 Cadillac XT6: Caddy’s new three-row crossover is heavy on tech • Cadillaclast_img read more

first_imgThis natural-color view from NASA’s Terra satellite shows the Great Lakes region on Sunday.  Joshua Stevens/NASA EOSDIS/LANCE/GIBS/Worldview While people down on Earth are freezing their tushies off as a polar vortex sweeps across parts of the US, NASA’s eyes in the sky are looking down from the cold environs of space. The space agency posted a Wednesday update with a view from its Terra satellite.The Terra image on Sunday showed “cloud streets,” long stripes of cumulus clouds, and snow reaching across the Great Lakes. The frigid weather is triggering closures, flight cancellations and at least six weather-related deaths so far. “It’ll be colder in Chicago that it is in parts of the Arctic Circle. Even the South Pole is expected to be warmer than parts of the US,” says CBS News. Sci-Tech Share your voice #GOESEast spotted snow on the ground as the sun rose on what will be a bitterly cold day across much of the U.S. A cold Arctic air mass is surging south into the upper Midwest before spreading across much of the eastern two-thirds of the country. More: https://t.co/vBfvFRrnHF pic.twitter.com/rwoTjV5vX6— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) January 30, 2019 As polar vortex rolls in, Twitter rolls out Star Wars Hoth memes Giant spinning ice disc in river looks like the moon fell to Earth 0 NASA Spacecenter_img So cold Post a comment Tags NASA sees breathtaking clouds on Earth and beyond NASA also shared a look at the cold air mass reaching down into the northern US as envisioned with data run through the GEOS-5 global atmospheric model. “Measurements of temperature, moisture, wind speeds and directions, and other conditions are compiled from NASA satellites and other sources, and then added to the model to closely simulate observed reality,” says NASA.geos5ploarvortex2019This map shows a modeled view of the polar vortex. Joshua Stevens/GEOS-5/NASA EOSDIS/LANCE/GIBS/Worldview The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tweeted a dramatic look at the Great Lakes on Wednesday. The time-lapse sequence shows a white veil forming over the area as the cold Arctic air mass surges south. 22 Photoslast_img read more

first_img Sci-Tech NASA’s Hubble telescope delivers stunning new space pictures Comment Tags Share your voicecenter_img 1 13 Photos In the constellation Cassiopeia. NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA Researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany and the Russian Academy of Sciences have spotted an incredibly unusual and rare star in the middle of a cloud of gas around 10,000 light years from Earth.The star, dubbed J005311, appears to have risen from its cosmic grave after two dead stars collided with one another in the constellation Cassiopeia. The findings, published in Nature on May 21, reveal the nature of the exotic zombie star and its unusual properties. The team discovered the bizarre object using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) space telescope and subsequently observed it using a ground-based telescope at Russia’s Special Astrophysical Observatory.At the end of a small star’s lifetime, when all of its fuel has been exhausted, it turns into a “white dwarf” — a tiny, dense, dead star. For the most part, a white dwarf is done for after that. However, researchers at Bonn examined the radiation emitted by the strange star and found that it was lacking in both hydrogen and helium, usually present in a white dwarf.bangThe infrared nebula of J005311. Vasilii Gvaramadse/Moscow University Due to J005311’s unusual emission signal, the researchers suspect what they’ve detected is the result of a cosmic fusion between two white dwarfs that circled one another for billions of years.”Such an event is extremely rare,” explains Gotz Gräfener, co-author on the study, in a press release. “There are probably not even half a dozen such objects in the Milky Way, and we have discovered one of them.”Generally, collisions of white dwarfs end up in huge stellar explosions, known as supernovae. But J005311 didn’t explode. Instead, it was reanimated and started burning again.It shines about 40,000 times brighter than our sun, has a strong magnetic field and its stream of stellar winds are moving at 16,000 kilometers per second (approx. 9950 miles per second). At approximately 360,000 degrees Fahrenheit (200,000 degrees Celsius), it’s also incredibly hot. What fate awaits the new star? Death, naturally. The exceptional event has only delayed its demise by a few thousand years. Its second run at life will be over once it has, again, exhausted all its fuel. At that point it will collapse into a tiny star and explode.last_img read more

first_img 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 0 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is the pinnacle of tech… Post a comment 74 Photos Share your voice Preview • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class first drive: If it ain’t broke… 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Now playing: Watch this: 1:51 Enlarge ImageBased on all the new stuff in here, a five-grand bump almost seems low. Mercedes-Benz When an automaker introduces a new generation of vehicle, it’s usually loaded with the latest and greatest features, which can cause the price to rise anywhere between a little and a lot. In the case of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, the price hike is on the higher side, but what you get in return makes it feel worth it.The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 will start at $76,195, including $995 for destination and handling, the automaker announced on Monday. That’s a decent bump over the outgoing 2019 model, which started at $71,145. That might seem like a big shift, but one look at what you’re getting will put those concerns to rest.Whereas the 2019 GLS450 used a twin-turbocharged V6, the new GLS450 relies on a 3.0-liter inline-6 in conjunction with Mercedes’ EQ Boost 48-volt mild hybrid technology, which can add up to 21 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque as one’s right foot demands it. Additional features not found on the last-generation GLS include keyless entry, LED headlights, a power passenger seat, 64-color ambient lighting, satellite radio, wireless device charging and 9 USB ports.The tech takes the new GLS even further away from its forebear. The tired old 7-inch infotainment screen is swapped out in favor of a 12.3-inch display running the new MBUX system, in addition to a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. There are also so many more safety systems on board, like blind spot monitoring, a parking assistant, a surround-view camera and a warning that aims to prevent people from opening doors into cars or bicyclists. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard for the first time, as well.Of course, this is just one piece of the GLS puzzle. As for the more powerful GLS580, we’ll have to wait a little longer before pricing information is available. The GLS450, though, should be with US dealers by the end of the calendar year. Mercedes-Benz More From Roadshow Tags SUVs Luxury cars 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class brings big luxe to the Big Apple 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value More about 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 SUV Mercedes-Benzlast_img read more

first_img 2019 Toyota Camry Review #8 @Toyota_Hybrid TS050 wins the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the second time this Super season! Well done to @alo_oficial, @kazuki_info and @Sebastien_buemi!#WEC #SuperFinale #LeMans24 pic.twitter.com/fEgnzaxiRc— 24 Hours of Le Mans (@24hoursoflemans) June 16, 2019 Post a comment Toyota Also taking home class wins were the No. 36 Signatech Alpine (LMP2); No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE (GTE Pro) and the No. 85 Ford GT of Keating Motorsports (GTE Am class). The win was something of a redemption for the Blue Oval, as the automaker’s own factory-backed effort failed to finish better than fourth place in GTE Pro in the car’s last race.For full race results, see the race’s official site, 24LeMans.org. 0 Roadshow Car Culture Toyotacenter_img More From Roadshow 2020 Toyota Corolla review: More emotional, still sensible 2020 Toyota 4Runner first drive: Same as it ever was — mostly Tags Enlarge ImageToyota took 1-2 at the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans, just not in the expected order. Toyota It was a foregone conclusion, yet it was anything but. On Sunday, Toyota’s Gazoo Racing team notched its second 1-2 victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in as many years. It’s an impressive achievement and Toyota’s was a dominant performance. Yet the win didn’t come without some surprises, including a costly final-hour gaffe that resulted in the longtime race-leading car No. 7, of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José Maria López, slipping into second place.It was no surprise that the pair of Toyota TS050 hybrid racers would dominate the 87th running of France’s legendary endurance race from the opening laps to the close of the 24th hour. They were the only factory-backed cars contesting the top-tier LMP1 class. But a final-hour puncture (the second in as many hours) and some pit-lane drama centering on a bum tire sensor triggered the replacement of the wrong wheel, costing the No. 7 car a storybook victory. Instead, the No. 8 car of Fernando Alonso, Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima, took the checkered flag, taking the FIA WEC series win in the process. Toyota’s 1-2 finishing order results mirror those of last year.  Share your voicelast_img read more

first_img $30 at Amazon Chris Monroe/CNET See at Amazon TP-Link Powerline Ethernet Adapter: $34 Smart Home $22 at Amazon 1:31 Prime Day 2019: The weirdest deals we’ve seen 29 Photos Sarah Tew/CNET Here are awesome Amazon Prime Day deals for less than $50. Angela Lang/CNET Amazon Prime Day 2019 is firing on all cylinders — and you don’t have to spend big bucks to get huge savings. Here’s a list of the best Prime Day deals for under $50. In the mix are Fire TV Sticks, Echo Dot smart speakers plus MyQ garage door openers, just to name a few. Got more spare cash? Here are the best deals under $100. If your budget doesn’t stretch quite as far, here’s what Prime Day has to offer for under $25. $25 at Amazon Read the Fire TV Stick 4K review Lots of GE smart lighting products are on sale as well. You can get $15 off of this in wall dimmer with the Prime Day deal and smart home coupon at checkout. Note that you need a separate hub to connect it to the internet.  Fire TV Stick 4K: $25 The Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Controller lets you transform your basic garage into one you can control remotely. It also connects to Alexa and Google Assistant for smart home integration. Amazon Echo Dot: $22 Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Controller: $30 Amazon Prime Day 2019: 5 ways to win Save big on Amazon’s little Alexa-equipped Echo Dot (third-gen) smart speaker. Save $20 Plug the Fire TV Stick 4K into a compatible HDTV to watch streaming content in up to 4K resolution. Save $15 $30 at Amazon See also TP-Link’s Powerline Ethernet Adapters are a smart, simple way to extend the range of your home’s internet connection.  The two-piece kit usually sells for $50, but today, Prime members can get it for $34. See more See also The best Prime Day deals still available The best Walmart Summer Sale deals still available AirPods, iPads, Apple Watch and MacBooks still on sale Prime Day is over, but these laptop deals aren’t: Big price cuts on Chromebooks, MacBooks and more Read the Echo Dot (third-gen) review Fire TV Stick: $25 $34 at Amazon Tags The Google Home Mini is a great alternative to the Echo Dot. It packs a lot of smarts into a small and affordable smart speaker package. center_img Now playing: Watch this: $25 at Walmart Save $16 Give Fire TV streaming capabilities to your HDTV with the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Sarah Tew/CNET Read more about Sengled bulbs Sengled Smart LED Soft White Starter Kit, $30 Save $30 Save $28 $25 at Amazon Read the Google Home Mini review Read the Fire Stick review GE Smart Dimmer: $30 Save $24 Chris Monroe/CNET Save $25 Save $25 Amazon Prime Day Comment Update, July 17: Amazon’s Prime Day sale has officially ended. Some of the deals below may continue to be available for a time, but we’re no longer updating this story. Instead, check out the links below for the best current deals at Amazon and Walmart. (Walmart’s Summer Savings sale continues all-day Wednesday.) The best Amazon Prime Day deals still availableWalmart Summer Savings sale: Xbox, Switch, TV, laptop deals and more that you won’t find on AmazonNote that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $26 at Amazon Prime Day 2019: The leftovers Walmart’s final day of anti-Prime Day deals After Amazon Prime Day 2019: You can still snag deals on the Echo and Echo Dot 4 great cheap deals you can get anytime Amazon Prime Day 2019: Fire TV deals end, but Roku discounts still going strong Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best deals on Chromebooks, gaming laptops and MacBooks Post-Prime Day deals from Vizio: Save up to $1,200 on TVs, $200 on an Atmos sound bar Read the Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Controller review 1 Leviton Decora Dimmer: $26 Share your voice Leviton makes a wide variety of smart lighting products. Most are on sale for Prime Day for 20 to 25% off, including smart plugs and a variety of smart dimmer switches. This particular dimmer is almost 50% off, making it our favorite deal of the bunch. Click the smart home discount coupon and you’ll see the price at checkout.  Ben Fox Rubin/CNET These Sengled bulbs are only $30 at checkout, which is a whopping 50% off and a great way to get started with smarter lights in your home.  Save $24 Google Home Mini: $25 Google Assistant Amazon Prime Alexa Amazon Googlelast_img read more

first_img More From Roadshow Lotus Evija doesn’t look a thing like any other Lotus, and that’s good 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 2020 Lotus Evora GT first drive: A reminder to drive Comments Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. More From Roadshow Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Now playing: Watch this: 23:22 0 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 40 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 81 Photos Share your voice Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Tags 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Post a comment 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 52 Photos Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 69 Photos Car Industry 18 Photos 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families Enlarge ImageThe Evija is an all-electric hypercar with tremendous power. Charlie Rose/Roadshow Lotus gave us the download on its brand-new Evija hypercar earlier this month, and boy howdy, it’s a stunner. If you’re as stoked as we are to see it in person, you won’t have to wait much longer as Lotus tells us the Evija will make its public debut in just a few weeks.The Evija’s first public appearance will be during Monterey Car Week in August, Lotus officials confirmed to Roadshow on Monday. Look for it to be on display during The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering on Friday, Aug. 16.We could go on and on about the way this car looks; from all angles — and especially the rear — it’s truly stunning. The Evija is about the same size as the current Lotus Evora coupe, and fantastically styled. Perhaps more impressive is what powers the Evija. Lotus still hasn’t released exact specifications, but we’re told total system output from this all-electric hypercar is — ahem — 2,000 horsepower and 1,250 pound-feet of torque. That means the Evija is theoretically good for a 0- to 62-mile-per-hour acceleration time of less than 3 seconds, with a top speed north of 200 mph.Cool as the Evija is, it certainly won’t come cheap. Lotus estimates the car will cost around $2 million, and only 130 will be made. Hubba hubba. We can’t wait to pore over this one in Monterey. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 10 Photos 26 Photos Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Monterey Car Week 2019 Lotus Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 12 Photos 68 Photos 3 Tags Share your voice Electric Cars Superluxury Cars 71 Photos Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 49 Photos 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura Lotus,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado Lotus Evija hypercar is an electric rebirth for the British… 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec modellast_img read more

first_img Share your voice Plot detailsLarson described her character to EW: “She can be aggressive, and she can have a temper, and she can be a little invasive and in your face. She’s also quick to jump to things, which makes her amazing in battle because she’s the first one out there and doesn’t always wait for orders. But the (not) waiting for orders is, to some, a character flaw.”The film begins with Danvers as a part of the elite Kree military team Starforce, which is led by Jude Law’s enigmatic commander. Ben Mendelsohn plays Talos, leader of the Skrulls, and to say much more about the two groups would spoil the fun.opw-06977-r-2Talos (Mendelsohn, far left) leads the Skrulls. Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios The film is set in the 1990s, which may explain why in that postcredits Infinity War scene, Nick Fury is reaching out to her on a pager, not a smartphone. (Speaking of the 1990s, star Brie Larson was almost born in that decade — Oct. 1, 1989 — which makes some of us feel as ancient as an unopened bottle of Zima.) Why the 1990s? Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says all will be revealed in the story, but also told the Toronto Sun the time period would feel fresh. “It allows us to play in an area that we have never played in before, and tapping into a ’90s action genre was fun for us,” Feige said. Even the movie’s website is decked out in all the 1990s web craziness we used to see online, with rainbow text and random flashes and more.And Captain Marvel executive producer Jonathan Schwartz told ComicBook.com that the 1990s-set film pays homage to other 1990s action films. “If you think about movies like RoboCop or Total Recall or Terminator 2 or Independence Day I think there are common action movie threads you can tease through those movies which are what we’re trying to pick up on in this movie,” he said. In the scene, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) find themselves in the middle of the Thanos-sparked chaos as half the universe’s population disappears. Fury manages to use his pager and apparently sends a message to Captain Marvel just as he, too, disappears into dust. Since her film arrives before the next Avengers films, it would seem she’s got an important role to play in Avengers: Endgame, possibly saving the universe from an invasion of the Skrulls. Marvel Studios Who is Captain Marvel?Captain Marvel? Not exactly the best-known superhero ever. But her film is the 21st in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and if she’s going to get that kind of postcredits attention, fans had best brush up on her dossier. You can dive deep into her background and history with this explainer. A short version: This iteration of the character, Carol Danvers, was created in 1968, and was an Air Force pilot, CIA agent, security director for NASA and writer. She’s also struggled with alcohol, like Iron Man Tony Stark, and her personal battles were depicted in numerous comic book issues. captain-marvel-crop.pngCaptain Marvel may not be as well-known as some superheroes, but the film has given her new attention. Marvel Studios Her superpowers came from a Kree alien named Mar-vell, the original Captain Marvel, and include flight, super strength, the ability to absorb and use energy, and to shoot energy blasts and lasers from her hands. And — spoiler ahead — she has an extra power that could be a game-changer, co-star Samuel L. Jackson revealed. Stop reading here if you don’t want to know…”Now we know that we need something that’s as powerful as Thanos,” Jackson told Entertainment Tonight. “And at some point, we’ll find out how powerful she is and all the things that she’s capable of. She’s one of the few people in the Marvel universe that can time travel, so…”Yep, time travel, which is something those Avengers from Infinity War could sure use about now. Numerous characters have taken on the Captain Marvel name, and even DC Comics has had an (unrelated) Captain Marvel character (aka Shazam), though to date the Marvel universe doesn’t have a “Captain DC.” Witness the rise of a hero in Marvel Studios’ @CaptainMarvel on Digital and @Movies_Anywhere May 28 and Blu-ray June 11. Pre-order now: https://t.co/yXuiocKb8l #CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/7jAPKrroTN— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) May 8, 2019 3:04 How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order Tags 33 The future is female! Here’s your exclusive first look at @BrieLarson as @CaptainMarvel, the galaxy’s newest — and most powerful — star: https://t.co/EKfHhGIhUa pic.twitter.com/xhD00bdfF0— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) September 5, 2018 1:57 This article was first published May 1, 2018, and is frequently updated as new information is released. TV and Movies With Infinity War, the MCU adds insult to DC’s injury Ant-Man and The Wasp trailer: Size-changing battles and a giant ant Now playing: Watch this: Bladder basicsIn the wake of reports that Avengers: Endgame is three hours long, it was kind of comforting to learn that Captain Marvel isn’t pushing fans’ bladders to such an extent. It’s just 2 hours, 5 minutes long. The film is rated PG-13 (no surprise), for “sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language.”Connection to Avengers: EndgameWhy does Captain Marvel matter so much? It all goes back to that Infinity War scene. 2:17 Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit Review-bombing controversyEven before most fans had a chance to see Captain Marvel, some people posted negative feedback on review site Rotten Tomatoes, a process some have dubbed “review-bombing.” Some comments focus on Larson’s remarks to Marie Claire magazine about seeking to ensure a diverse group of critics was able to see her film. “Larson has made it clear … men need not attend this movie,” said one comment. What did Larson actually say? She said she’s noted that press covering her films were “overwhelmingly white male.” After that was confirmed by a USC study, she said “moving forward, I decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive.” She’s also spoken out to support underprivileged girls seeing the film.Larson was asked about the reaction to her statement after the review-bombing started and told Fox 5 in Washington, DC, that she wasn’t trying to take away access, only to give more of it.”What I’m looking for is to bring more seats up to the table,” Larson said. “No one is getting their chair taken away. There’s not less seats at the table, there’s just more seats at the table.” 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. Powerful women of the Marvel universe As for Captain Marvel herself, you may know star Larson best from her Oscar-winning role as a kidnap victim forced to bear and raise her son in captivity in 2015’s Room. She also starred in 2017’s Kong: Skull Island. dbr1520-cmp-v710-1032Enlarge ImageTwo-eyed Nick Fury (Jackson) is staring someone down.  Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios Backing her up in the film are some familiar faces for Marvel fans, and a few new ones. Samuel L. Jackson will play a young (pre-eye patch) Nick Fury (as you saw above). Producer Jonathan Schwartz told Mashable that the film is “almost a two-hander” between the Captain and Fury. And don’t call him Nick. “Everybody calls him Fury, even his mother,” Jackson told Mashable.Clark Gregg is returning as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson, who’s dead in the modern Marvel movie timeline, but alive in the 1990s-set film.  Lee Pace returns as Ronan the Accuser, a fanatical member of the Kree alien race last seen in Guardians of the Galaxy. (In August 2018, Pace posted what appears to be a vacation video where he’s wearing a Captain Marvel hat and sporting a cute, scruffy vacation beard.)opw-16329-r-2Enlarge ImageDirector Anna Borden (right) shows off her moves to Law (left) and Pace as Ronan (center). Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios Djimon Hounsou returns as Korath, a Kree ally of Ronan and feared intergalactic hunter, who also appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy. Gemma Chan plays Minn-Erva, a Kree geneticist. She’s not super-fond of Carol.opw-16473-rEnlarge ImageFrom left to right: Leader of Starforce (Law), Ronan (Pace), Korath (Djimon Hounsou), Att-Lass (Algenis Perez Soto), Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Bron-Char (Rune Temte) and Minn-Erva (Gemma Chan). Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios Jude Law plays the commander of Starforce and Danvers’ mentor. He and Mendelsohn aren’t quite as they seem.Ben Mendelsohn plays Talos, the leader of the Skrulls. Annette Bening plays Dr. Wendy Lawson, who passes on something very special to Carol.Carol also has a cat, named Goose (a change from the Chewie name of the comics). Her purr-fect pal turns out to be something special beneath that soft fur coat.null Marvel Studios Cast Brie LarsonSamuel L. JacksonBen MendelsohnAnnette BeningDjimon Hounsou Lee PaceLashana LynchGemma ChanAlgenis Perez SotoRune TemteMckenna GraceClark GreggJude LawRobert Kazinsky ReviewsHere’s what reviewers are saying.Soaring tale of self-discovery”Captain Marvel was worth the wait. It’s two hours of pure female empowerment packaged with all the visual power you’d expect from a Marvel blockbuster. Brie Larson is fierce and effortlessly cool as a fighter-pilot-turned-space-warrior trying to discover who she really is. And it doesn’t hurt that Hole, Elastica and Nirvana set the beat with some of the biggest hits of the ’90s. Grunge looks good on Marvel.”  —Patricia Puentes, CNETRight movie, wrong time”Most of the elements introduced in Captain Marvel seem like set-up for future Captain Marvel movies, not for immediately looming events. And if Captain Marvel isn’t set-up for Endgame, then why are we watching it right now?”  —Michael Rougeau, GameSpotGreatest strength is its biggest weakness”Captain Marvel is a fine rollout for a character who will likely be dropping by many an Avengers movie for years to come. But as a film it’s only halfway there, filling in nerdy details about the larger cosmic concerns of the Marvel world but failing to stage one outstanding set piece in the process.”  —David Sims, The AtlanticMessy origin story with clever twists”Captain Marvel is all over the place, careening from far-flung laser-spraying cosmos to the car-chasing streets of ’90s Los Angeles. This latest Marvel Studios expansion pack stars Oscar winner Brie Larson as an amnesiac. (She’s haunted by memories of Annette Bening, as all the best humans are.) So the main character doesn’t know who she is, and the movie around her has a similar problem. Captain Marvel only figures itself out toward the end, when a couple twists I won’t spoil sharpen the spanning saga into a motley-crew errand of mercy.”  —Darren Franich, Entertainment WeeklyBrie Larson packs a punch”Captain Marvel, the first Marvel adaptation both to star a woman and to be co-directed by a woman, is an obvious, crude, and transparent film. And it’s also quite enjoyable and evocative — most of the time.”  —April Wolfe, The WrapStan Lee tributeMarvel Comics leader Stan Lee died in November 2018 at age 95, but he isn’t forgotten in the company’s films, including this one. Lee is famous for making cameos in Marvel’s movies, and his appearance in Captain Marvel is even more special. Not only does he make his traditional appearance during the movie, but he’s honored the very second the film begins with a neat montage.”We did want to kind of have a moment and tribute to Stan Lee in this movie, obviously,” director Anna Boden told Metro. “It was something that came from Marvel and when they showed it to us, there was not a dry eye in the house. It was really emotional.” On Feb. 6, Disney CEO Bob Iger noted that Captain Marvel will be the company’s first film to skip Netflix and instead head to the Disney Plus streaming service. Iger shared that news in a conference call with Wall Street analysts, Deadline reported. (More info on Disney Plus is here, but if you love Marvel and Star Wars movies, better rejigger the budget to soon include another subscription fee.)Box officeCaptain Marvel opened March 8 and quickly showed her superpowers at the box office. As of May 7 the film had blasted past $1.1 billion globally, earning $421 million domestically and $699 million internationally. It claimed the second biggest global opening weekend totals for a superhero film, trailing only Avengers: Infinity War.The film nabbed various places on the all-time lists, including the third-biggest domestic March debut of all time and the seventh-biggest Marvel Cinematic Universe debut ever. Of the MCU films, only the Avengers films, Black Panther, Iron Man 3 and Captain America: Civil War have opened better. 26 Photos More Marvel More powerful than Thanos?Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently told Cosmic Book News that Captain Marvel is the most powerful character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”She’s one of the most popular characters in our comics, she’s one of the most powerful characters in the comics, and will be the most powerful character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe,” Feige said. Who’s the captain now? From the moment the postcredits scene rolled in Avengers: Infinity War, it became obvious it’s Captain Marvel (Brie Larson).  Spoilers ahead.Home videoMissed it at the theater? Captain Marvel is now available in digital form and on Blu-ray. The streaming version can be ordered on Amazon. It’s priced at $19.99 to buy, with bonus features, for the HD version.The home version includes a variety of features, including one called The Origin of Nick Fury, and one feature titled Hiss-sterical Cat-titude, all about the feline/Flerken star Goose. There are also six deleted scenes and a gag reel.See on AmazonNote that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products linked from this page. Now playing: Watch this: Captain Marvel trailer shows Carol Danvers’ backstory,… 32 Photos Captain Marvel second trailer packs a punch Comments On Feb. 25, Rotten Tomatoes changed its site so that readers could no longer leave comments on a movie before the film was showing in theaters, but the company president told CNET the changes were not solely spurred by the Captain Marvel controversy.Once the film did open, the audience score swerved up and down as some of those review-bombers likely returned to post amid honest reviews that were both negative and positive. But less than a week after the film opened, the audience score sat at 63 percent liking the film, while the Tomatometer, which summarizes critics’ reviews, was at 79 percent. Now playing: Watch this: Women of Marvel Captain Marvel Marvel The Avengerslast_img read more