Beats answer to Apples new AirPods is arriving in April

first_img $119 Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors AirPods 2 vs. AirPods: What’s the difference? See it The big question is price. The person I spoke to didn’t have any details on the cost, but the list price of the PowerBeats3 Wireless is $200. You can actually pick them up for as low as $90 on Amazon and Best Buy has them on sale for $100 off, which is also a pretty good indication that something new is coming.It wouldn’t be surprising if Beats stuck a list price of $250 on the new PowerBeats, although that’s too high and wouldn’t end up being the real street price. In my opinion, they have to cost $200 or less to compete with the AirPods, which are priced from $159 to $199.We’ll update this post as we get more info, but it should be an interesting next few months as more companies, including Apple’s own Beats, put out compelling AirPod alternatives. Apple Apple Mentioned Above Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless (Black) Share your voice Review • Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless headphones: Better, but how much better? See It $199 Comments $49 Tags Now playing: Watch this: Mobile Accessories Headphones CNET may get a commission from retail offers.center_img Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 $119 10 See It Amazon Enlarge ImageBeats will announce a new version of its PowerBeats sports earphones that removes the cords and makes them truly wireless, like the AirPods.  Sarah Tew/CNET Apple may make what it says is the “world’s most popular headphone” — the AirPods — but lest anyone forget, it’s the owner of another headphone company, Beats, which will have its own true wireless competitor hitting the market shortly. A cord-free version of the Beats PowerBeats wireless sports earphones will be announced in April, according to a person close to the retail channel who has previously provided credible information to CNET.We’ve seen this game plan before. After Apple released the AirPods in the fall of 2016, Beats also announced new headphones, including the BeatsX, which incorporated Apple’s latest headphone chip, the W1. Read: Beats Powerbeats Pro full CNET reviewSimilarly, the new true wireless PowerBeats earphones are expected to use Apple’s new H1 chip and have the same always-on Siri voice-assistant as the new AirPods, as well as the other connectivity improvements that the H1 is supposed to deliver. The battery life may also be better than the AirPods. Beats hasn’t had a major headphone release since the Beats Studio3 Wireless, which was updated with the W1 chip and improved sound in June of 2018. The brand is overdue to update its line. The new PowerBeats could serve as an alternative to people who were hoping the new AirPods would include design improvements that would help keep them more securely in more people’s ears, and offer features like better bass and water resistance. Those features will most likely be available in the new PowerBeats. Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Best Buy • See It Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones reading • Beats’ answer to Apple’s new AirPods is arriving in April See All 2:45 Scoop Applelast_img read more

Bigil posters Here is what celebs say about Thalapathy Vijays looks

first_imgA collage of Vijay’s Bigil posters.PR HandoutThe three posters from Vijay’s upcoming movie Bigil has garnered unanimous positive response from cine-goers. The posters presented the actor in two avatar of a gangster and a footballer.Going by the posters, the name of Vijay in Bigil is Michael. The actor was seen in aged avatar as well as youngster. Thus giving credence to the rumours of Thalapathy playing dual roles in the Atlee Kumar-directorial.However, on close observation, there are striking similarities between the looks of Vijay. Notably, the moustache and beard are more or less the same between the two avatars. It appears like the posters showcased the actor’s looks from different periods in the Tamil flick.His simple, yet raw avatars has been appreciated by celebrities, cutting across language barriers. Check out the comments made by the actor and also their birthday wishes to Vijay, who turned 45 on Saturday, 22 June.Mohan Raja: The only two people who believed the creator in me before anybody else in the industry – Actor Vijay n kalpathi Aghoram sir both together in one project #bigil Wishing only the bestest of success to them @actorvijay @archanakalpathi @agscinemas CONGRATS to @Atlee_dirSJ Suryah: Happy birthday ⁦@actorvijay⁩ sir …. tetra terra Mazza …..congrats Dir ⁦@Atlee_dir⁩ sir and ⁦@archanakalpathi⁩ and teamSivakarthikeyan: Happy birthday #ThalapathyVijay sir Best wishes to @Atlee_dir #Nayanthara @agscinemas and full #BIGIL team for a huge successRashmika Mandanna: Happy birthday @actorvijay sir . Waiting for #Bigil release.thaman S: Many more happy returns to @actorvijay sir ♥️ Such a smart mass title this is #bigil That #cyclechain in hand Can feel the #masssss already ‍♂️Adam Morley: A very happy birthday Thalapathy Vijay @actorvijay #HBDThalapathyVIJAY a true and humble gentlemanNivin Pauly: Wishing ilayathalapathy Vijay Sir, a very happy birthday! Thank you for inspiring us! Best wishes for #Bigil @actorvijayDEVI SRI PRASAD: HAPPIEST MUSICAL BIRTHDAY to Dearest Ilayathalapathy @actorvijay sir..the Simple Down to earth Human !! Keep Rocking na !! Always a pleasure being associated wit U ! & Love d poster of #BIGIL !! Super @Atlee_dir sir !! #HBDThalapathyVIJAYJayam Ravi: Happy birthday @actorvijay na Have a blessed year. Bigil looks powerful! Best wishes to the entire teamKeerthy Suresh: One word! VERITHANAM! #BIGIL Happy Birthday to the one and only Thalapathy @actorvijay sir! Best wishes nanbas! @atlee_dir @dop_gkvishnu @am_kathir @archanakalpathi #happybirthdayTHALAPATHYKajal Aggarwal: Birthday wishes to one of the most humble and grounded people I’ve worked with… Happy birthday, @actorvijay 🙂 Stay as amazing as you are !! Sending my best wishes for #BIGILTovino Thomas: Happy Birthday @ActorVijay #HBDEminentVijay All the best to #BigilKathir: #BIGIL BIGIL!! BIGIL!!!! #BIGIL who Is born to create history!!! It’s gonna be next leap in my career with all ur love. Happy Birthday @actorvijay na!! Thank you @Atlee_dir @Ags_production @Jagadishbliss @dop_gkvishnu @gopiprasannaa @archanakalpathi @arrahman #HBDEminentVijaySibi Sathyaraj: Thalaivaaaaaaa! Can’t wait to #BIGIL! #Thalapathy63FLDay #HBDEminentVIJAYHema Rukmani: Semma…Cant get over it ! Ppah ! #pakkamass #BIGIL @Atlee_dir @Ags_production @arrahman #HBDEminentVijay @MuraliRamasamy4 @ThenandalFilmsEesha Rebba: Happiest Birthday to #ThalapathyVijay sir @actorvijay Wishing you good health and all the happiness in the world ❤️ #HBDEminentVijayVishal: This is Awesome…. #BigilVignesh Shivan: Happy birthday to the ever young, amazing @actorvijay sir #Thalapathy ageing in reverse Wishin the best for @Atlee_dir @archanakalpathi @arrahman sir #Nayanthara @dop_gkvishnu @gopiprasannaa @AntonyLRuben & the entire team for a #Bigil parakkum Blockbuster #BigilDiwaliAnirudh Ravichander: Happy birthday dear @actorvijay sir #Bigil on @Atlee_dirVISHNU VISHAL – VV: Happy #bigil bday @actorvijay na:)Athulya Ravi: Wishing you many many happy returns of the day to our one and only thalapathy @actorvijay #Happybirthdayeminentvijay #Thalapathy63 #BIGIL #ThalapathyBirthdayCelebration #Bigil2ndLookThiru: Happy Birthday vijay sir. #BIGIL looks Terrific #HBDthalapathyNeerajaa Kona: Happy birthday Vijay sir #BIGILSimran: Damn, the changeover This is magnificent! Happy Birthday @actorvijay in advance… Best wishes #Bigil team!Dr. Dhananjayan BOFTA: #BigilFirstLook is quite impressive with Double #HBDEminentVijay …a sports based film is a sure shot success. Best wishes Dir. @Atlee_dir #Vijay sir @archanakalpathi & Team. Diwali going to be a dhamakalast_img read more

Trump threatens to shoot migrants who throw stones

first_imgPresident Donald Trump speaks at a rally in support of US Senate candidate Josh Hawley on 1 November in Columbia, Missouri. Hawley is in a tight race with incumbent Democrat senator Claire McCaskill. Photo: AFPUS president Donald Trump on Thursday warned that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting to cross illegally.Trump told journalists at the White House that a group of several thousand migrants walking through Mexico towards the US border had thrown rocks “viciously and violently” at Mexican police.“We’re not going to put up with that. They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back,” he said.“I told them (troops) consider it (a rock) a rifle. When they throw rocks like they did at the Mexican military and police, I say consider it a rifle.”Trump spoke during a presentation of his controversial policy on cracking down against what he says is uncontrolled illegal immigration.Contacted for comment, Pentagon spokesman Army Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Davis said the military would not discuss hypothetical situations on the use of force “but our forces are trained professionals who always have the inherent right of self-defence.”“I would also emphasize that our forces are in support of DHS/CBP, who are performing law enforcement activities,” he added, referring to the frontline Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection.Trump has ramped up the rhetoric daily ahead of next Tuesday’s midterm congressional elections, accusing the opposition Democrats of wanting to throw open the borders to floods of “tough people,” “rapists” and other types of threats.The current focus of the president’s repeated claim to be acting against “an invasion” is the dwindling group of a few thousand impoverished migrants trying to get north, but still far from the US border.Trump said that from now on, the United States will stop its policy of allowing people to claim political asylum at the border unless they have first gone through an official border post.Those caught at the border will be held in tent camps or other facilities until they can be deported or have their requests approved, he said.Critics say that such a radical rethink to asylum policies could violate current laws.But Trump rejected this.“This is totally legal. No, we’re stopping people at the border. This is an invasion, and nobody is even questioning that,” he said.“We’ll be doing an executive order sometime next week,” he said, giving little further detail.Despite Trump’s increasingly severe warnings of immigration chaos, the government on Wednesday issued figures saying that only about 400,000 people have been apprehended at the border in 2018, down from around 1.6 million in 2000.Trump said he was not anti-immigrant but wanted immigration to be completely brought under control.“Mass uncontrolled immigration is especially unfair to the many wonderful law-abiding immigrants already living here who followed the rules and waited their turn,” he said.“Some have been waiting for many years. Some have been waiting a long time. They have done everything perfectly, and they are going to come in.”last_img read more

Consider Bengal to be your home make plans to invest here Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged businessmen to invest in Information Technology (IT) in Bengal which is set to be the future destination in the country and perhaps the whole world.She laid the foundation stone of the Bengal Silicon Valley Hub at New Town on Monday evening. Terming it as “historic,” Banerjee said: “We were not there when investment in IT started in Hyderabad and Bengaluru. But now, both the places are saturated and Bengal is coming up as the next destination. Invest in Bengal and the state government will provide every facility,” she said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe proposed hub is coming up in 100 acre of land and “if needed, we will provide another 100 acre,” she added.Banerjee maintained that there is no dearth of talent in Bengal. “You will find IT professionals from Bengal working in Hyderabad and Bengaluru and in many foreign countries as well. They will come back if you can give them proper infrastructure and respect. And I believe, they can do miracles,” she pointed out.Urging strong investments in the IT sector in Bengal, she stated the talent pool in Bengal is very high and the attrition rate is as low as 3 percent. The state government has land banks and land-use policy. “Consider Bengal to be your home and make plans to take the state forward. We are there to give you all the support. Consider us to be one of your family members,” she said. The Chief Minister said the situation in Bengal has changed drastically over the past few years. “There was a time when people did not want to invest in Bengal because of bandhs and strikes. The man-days loss amounted to 70 lakh and now it has been brought down to zero. I do not support bandhs and always believe in positive and not negative approach.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedBanerjee inaugurated three IT parks at Malda, Siliguri (Phase III) and Purulia. She congratulated the budding industrialists who have invested in the IT parks. Ramdas Kamath, the senior vice-president, Infosys, said well-known architect Hafiz Contractor has designed its building that will come up in New Town.”We will take 15 months to complete the building which will be a landmark site representing neo-classical architecture in Bengal. He especially thanked Debashis Sen, Additional Chief Secretary, state IT Department and Swarup Roy, Advisor, IT Promotion Cell for their tireless efforts to bring Infosys to Bengal. Describing Mamata Banerjee as “the best Chief Minister in the country,” Sanjiv Goenka said: “This is the best place to invest and the state government is ready to give every support. I do business in many states but in Bengal, the support I receive from the Chief Minister, her colleagues and the bureaucrats is remarkable.”Top officials of IT companies including TCS, Cognizant, Oracle India, Sify Technologies Limited, HPE-Aruba, DQE, Capgemini were also present at the event.last_img read more

Jackfruit seeds could substitute cocoa beans to make chocolate

first_imgNew research has found that the seeds of jackfruit – a large fruit found in many tropical countries – are a potentially low-cost substitute for cocoa beans, the primary ingredient of chocolate.Considering that the worldwide demand for chocolate is outstripping the production of cocoa beans, the finding reported in the American Chemical Society Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry would be welcome news for chocolate lovers.While in some countries, the sweet-smelling jackfruit seeds are boiled, steamed and roasted before eating, providing a cheap source of fibre, protein and minerals, they are mostly thrown away as waste. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfGlobally, farmers produce about 3.7 million tonnes of cocoa annually, but estimates suggest that demand for these beans will grow to 4.5 million tonnes by 2020.Researchers at the University of São Paulo who were looking to put the waste jackfruit seeds to better use discovered that compounds found in them produce many of the same aromas as processed cocoa beans and therefore could potentially be a cheap substitute for use in chocolate manufacturing. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe Brazilian researchers made jackfruit seed flours by acidifying or fermenting the seeds prior to drying. They roasted these flours for various times and temperatures using processes similar to those used to enhance the chocolaty flavour of cocoa beans.Using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, the team identified several compounds from the jackfruit flours that give chocolate its distinctive aromas – such as caramel, hazelnut or fruity.While there are several reports on the use of waste jackfruit seeds to produce starch, “for the first time we found that after roasting, jackfruit seeds imparted an aroma similar to that of chocolate”, the researchers say.They conclude that the cheap and abundant jackfruit seeds are thus “a potential replacement” for cocoa beans for the manufacture of chocolate.last_img read more