Manipulating the Audience’s Emotions With Color

first_imgSometimes a filmmaker just likes the color red — and sometimes a filmmaker is trying to tap into an audience’s raw emotions to stir a primal reaction to the images on screen.Movies stir up emotions in ways you might not even realize. The composition of each individual shot in a film is crucial, as are the ideas that come with these shots. Whether it’s a certain aesthetic choice made when coloring, or the wardrobe and objects with which the frame is filled, color can manipulate the emotions of an audience on many different conscience and subconscious levels.Obviously, colors can mean many different things and can be used in many different ways. There’s no right or wrong way to use blue, green, orange, etc. Finding an appealing and unique way to stir up feelings within your audience through the use of color is the real challenge. Let’s take a look at some of the different color motifs used in films and the emotions these colors bring to the surface.RedImage via A24The meanings and intent that accompany the color red can vary — but there’s no denying it’s one of the most powerful colors to use on-screen. On one side of the spectrum, red is used as a way to show aggression, violence, and anger. Take the image above. This abrupt moment in Alex Garland’s Ex Machina is when the film takes a 180 and crosses into the realm of sinister. The encompassing red glow signifies a fresh intensity and serves as a cue for the audience to pay attention because something crucial is about to happen.Image via MGMStanley Kubrick was a master manipulator thanks to his obsession with color. His most notable and aggressive use of the color red was with Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey. While inside Hal’s processor core, Dave slowly begins to deactivate the computer. This otherwise boring room is portrayed as a hellish end to a nightmare. This dreadful, inescapable feeling of impending death would be missing if not for Kubrick’s use of the color red.Image via AnnapurnaOn the other side of the spectrum, red often invokes feelings of love and passion. Spike Jonze’s Her is a perfect example of how a film’s entire meaning can be told nonverbally through shot composition and set decoration. The walls, clothes, computer screens — all red. The movie’s hero, Theodore, wears bright red, blue, yellow and white shirts throughout to communicate his emotional state. The entire film is a perfect example of why color theory matters.OrangeImage via NetflixThough often associated with warmth, energy, and humor, orange can also register a sense of warning and caution. The ancient religion Confucianism associates orange with transformation. The image above arrives at the tipping point of Beasts of No Nation — our hero is now a completely different person, almost unrecognizable as he trudges through the murky orange trenches.Image via Warner BrosThe entirety of Mad Max: Fury Road has an orange tint that serves to amplify the desolate apocalyptic feeling of the landscape. Barren, hopeless, and endless, the Mars-like texture truly sends the audience to another world as chaos ensues.YellowImage via Fox SearchlightDemonstrating feelings of happiness and relaxation (as well as jealousy and betrayal), yellow is as diverse as any other color. Wes Anderson is well-known for his use of yellow and red and has proven to be a master of set design and shot composition. The shot above (from the short Hotel Chevalier) was designed to communicate tranquility and peace — even if the characters struggle to recognize it.Image via Fox SearchlightAs Emma Stone’s character belittles Michael Keaton in Birdman, almost every object in this shot carries a yellow tint — from her hair to the chair sitting by her side. This striking yellow overload conveys a sense of danger, judgement and assertiveness. Michael Keaton is torn to existential shreds by the end of this emotional beating, and the room only furthers his embarrassment and shame.Yellow is such an outlandish color on its own, so an entire shot composed of yellow items will almost always be a direct statement from the director. Deciphering that statement is up to the viewer.GreenImage via FilmaxIn 2004’s The Machinist, mundane and dull everyday repetitiveness is put on full display with dreary colors and lifeless images. A green overtone will always work for the examination of monotony. This can also be seen in The Matrix as well. Pre-red pill, that is.Green also has the power to breathe new life into characters and audiences. Luscious greenery and earthly tones give off a sense of new beginnings and survival. At the conclusion of Gravity, Sandra Bullock emerges from the water to find a lush, brightly colored, oxygen-filled landscape that immediately signifies new life.Image via WarnerBrosJacob T. Swinney recently released a video essay that explores the ways the Coen Brothers use the color green. The video is highly entertaining and provides some excellent insight into how much thought goes into each and every shot of their films.BlueImage via WarnerBros.Faithfulness, loyalty, and childlike wonder shine throughout the Jeff Nichols sci-fi chase movie, Midnight Special. The main character is one-of-a kind in every sense of the word and is covered in blue from head to toe. As used here, blue, most often associated with positive thoughts, portrays innocence and purity.Image via Miramax VantageSticking out like a sore thumb from the rest of the dirty, beige, dry colors of Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, the heavy scene above finds the central character confronted with a harsh reality. His solitude literally surrounds him in this shot as he realizes just how alone he really is.Image via RadiusIn Only God Forgives, the central character’s detachment from reality grows as the film trudges forward. Separating from the all encompassing red that fills most of the film’s running time, Ryan Gosling is consumed in this blue light, isolated away from reality, sanity, and every other character in the film. A dark, unfamiliar scheme (blue in this case) that stands out from the rest of the film is a perfect way to demonstrate a character’s detachment.PurpleImage via Warner BrosSpeaking of Ryan Gosling, his directorial debut, Lost River, features one of the most seductive and alluring character entrances in recent memory. This temptress is engulfed by a purple backlight, exposing her sultry silhouette and immediately notifying the audience of her mysterious nature. Purple is often associated with ambiguity and extravagance. Both of these themes are featured in numerous ways throughout this film (slightly NSFW).Image via MarvelThe rare appeal of purple was exploited extremely well in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy — and other major blockbusters are following suit. Purple is mysterious and rare (much like the film’s purple Infinity Stone McGuffin), but using it appropriately can yield striking imagery that sticks with your audience for a long time.PinkImage via Fox SearchlightThe soft pink motif for the pastry shop in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is more than it seems. The childlike romance between the two characters shown above, each wearing archetypal colors, comes to fruition in this exact shot. Surrounded by pink boxes, their innocent love blossoms. Wes Anderson’s compelling use of color is definitely worth exploring.Image via RadiusIn the breakout 2015 horror film, It Follows, we’re introduced to the main character who dons a pink outfit in a room filled with pink. The decision to decorate the room and character as such precedes what “follows” later in the film. Pink represents her innocence and purity. After a frightening turn of events, her innocence is lost — and the pink outfit and lighting disappear simultaneously.Violet/magenta/red/light pink — all of these can be associated with romance, love, and passion. Though they can carry other meanings and associations, the general understanding and consensus recognizes these as love-related.Image via UniversalThe decisions you make as a filmmaker to include or not include certain colors in your film are entirely up to you. There’s no right or wrong way to convey sadness, happiness, or fear. However, there are subconscious levels of primal emotion in your audience that can be triggered if color is used correctly. Like any decision you make in production, make sure it serves the story and engages your audience.What are your favorite uses of color in film? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Revival of the outdated airfields in Bihar

first_imgGoats and buffaloes routinely patrol the Bhagalpur airport runwayThe popular perception of Bihar is of a state where snails move faster than trains and a 100 metre of bitumened roads without potholes is considered an expressway. But the state’s transportation industry can take heart if recent “discoveries” are anything to,Goats and buffaloes routinely patrol the Bhagalpur airport runwayThe popular perception of Bihar is of a state where snails move faster than trains and a 100 metre of bitumened roads without potholes is considered an expressway. But the state’s transportation industry can take heart if recent “discoveries” are anything to go by. The state Government recently “stumbled” upon 21 airfields, most of them over half-a-century-old that now lie abandoned. Some of these were built during World War II and the Chinese aggression of 1962. The euphoria created by this “discovery” is unmatched and has prompted both Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Modi to say that these have sparked off hopes for the state’s economic revival.The Government is so excited that it asked the officials to draw up plans to revive these airfields and link them to Patna and metros like Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi. It also wants to introduce an air taxi network to connect the Buddhist circuits of Patna, Rajgir, Bodhgaya, Vaishali (Hajipur), Sarnath (Varanasi) and Kushinagar. The Government has plans to use the airfield to review and monitor development activities too. Of the 21 airfields, three are under the control of the Indian Air Force, five have kachcha runways, nine have been classified as “abandoned”, while the rest, though have metalled runways, are without any navigational, meteorological or technical support. Most airfields have no boundary walls, which means that incoming aircraft-as and when that happens-will have to avoid the ubiquitous cows and buffaloes. But Captain Deepak Kumar Singh, joint director, Bihar Civil Aviation Department, says the Government has agreed to convert all kachcha runways into metalled ones and fence the airstrips.advertisementLalu built a helipad and sports complexNot long ago, the then Union Minister for Civial Aviation, Syed Shahnawaz Hussain had helped develop the airport at Bodhgaya into an international one. The airport, which now attracts lakhs of Buddhists annually, is bigger than the one in Patna and is directly linked with Sri Lanka, Singapore and Thailand. Other air fields at Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur and Begusarai continue to rot though Hussain is using his rapport with the current Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel to transform the Bhagalpur strip into an airport capable of handling 70-seater ATR. Situated midway between Kolkata and Patna, it makes sense to develop the airport, which could then be linked with other smaller airfields in the region. Besides, Hussain wants to create a “Silk Route” to connect Bhagalpur (famous for silk) with Varanasi and Delhi.Chief Minister Nitish Kumar feels many airports died an unnatural death due to sheer neglect. Samastipur is just one of them. Surrounded by a number of buildings, the airport has a 3,000-feet runway and was built in 1983. Since then, the airfield is mostly used during elections, when politicians descend from the skies in their choppers. According to Building Construction Department’s Assistant Engineer R.P. Singh, the runway has been reduced to a couple of helipads. This is in contrast to the one at Chhapra, which has a 3,000-ft long metalled runway. Not surprising since the MP who represents the constituency is Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. But like most other airfields in the state, it springs to life only on the odd VVIP visit or during elections.Nitish Kumar,CMDuring the decade-and-half long Lalu-Rabri regime, some of the airports used to witness sporadic takeoffs and landings, thanks to their propensity to hop on to state government planes and helicopters on “social justice” tours. Two helicopters (Lalu called them Uran-khatola, meaning flying cots) belonging to Pawan Hans were kept on 24×7 duty for Lalu. The state Government has three small airplanes, two of them beechcrafts. One was purchased when the state saw a fairly long spell of Governor’s rule. Only when a popular government came to power did the state realise the enormity of the scandal involved in the plane’s purchase. The comptroller and auditor general in his report pointed out: “The Government failed to realise value for money as it purchased a phased-out model of aircraft at the cost of Rs 13.23 crore without inviting competitive bids when a substantially upgraded model of the same was available at a marginally higher cost”.The Nitish Kumar Government, however, chose to ignore the report. Besides, by the standards of scams in Bihar, Rs 13.23 crore seemed like a pittance. As politicians cutting across party lines grouped together to push the scandal under the carpet, the state Government has vowed to develop neglected airfields in the belief that this will turn around Bihar’s commercial and development fortunes. Welcome Aboard.advertisementlast_img read more

England gear up for historic 1000th Test, India eye rare series triumph

first_imgEngland are set to become the first side to play 1000 Test matches when they take on India in the first Test at Edgbaston from August 1. The two cricketing giants will play five Tests in the series.England have played 999 Tests since making their debut against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in March 1877 and has won 357 Tests. They have lost 297 Tests while 345 ended in draws.England’s win percentage of 35.73 is the third best behind Australia (47.16) and South Africa (37.70). India, who have played 522 Tests so far, have a win percentage of 27.77 — seventh among top Test playing nations.At Birmingham alone, the venue of the 1000th Test, England have played 50 matches since their first Test in May 1902 against Australia, winning 27, losing eight with 15 ending in draws.READ – ICC congratulates ECB as England gear up for 1000th Test matchEngland have dominated India since their first Test in June 1932, winning 43 and losing 25 out of 117 Tests. On home turf, England have won 30 Tests and India have emerged winners on six occasions with 21 Tests ending in draws.Edgbaston has hosted six Tests between the two sides, with England leading 5-0 on a head-to-head.Jeff Crowe, the ICC match referee, will present a silver plaque to England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves before the start of the Test to commemorate the occasion.READ – Virat Kohli’s Team India make the most of sunny day in BirminghamIndia had won their first Test series in England way back in 1971 with captain Ajit Wadekar lifting the trophy at the end of a three-match series. Kapil Dev and Rahul Dravid repeated history in 1986 and 2007 respectively.advertisementHowever, India tasted defeats on their next two tours of England in 2011 and 2014.READ – England 2014 to England 2018: India make big strides in Test cricketThe 2011 series was an outright disaster for India, who lost all four Tests by huge margins. Rahul Dravid was as impressive as ever but the other big guns failed to fire as England whitewashed MS Dhoni’s men.last_img read more

Serena Williams Umpire Punished Her More Harshly Than Male

Serena Williams talks with referee Brian Earley during the women’s final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams thought she was treated more harshly by the chair umpire in the U.S. Open final than a man would have been.Williams was cited by official Carlos Ramos for three code violations during her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka on Saturday: for getting coaching signals; for breaking her racket, which cost her a point; and for calling the chair umpire a thief, which cost her a game.“I’ve seen other men call other umpires several things. I’m here fighting for women’s rights and for women’s equality and for all kinds of stuff. For me to say ‘thief,’ and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark. He’s never taken a game from a man because they said ‘thief,’” Williams said at her news conference.“For me, it blows my mind,” Williams said. “But I’m going to continue to fight for women.”Earlier, as Williams pleaded her case on court with tournament referee Brian Earley, calling the penalties unfair, she said: “Because you’re a woman, you’re going to take this away from me?”“There’s a lot of men out here that have said a lot of things,” Williams said, “and because they are men , that doesn’t happen.”Two-time Australian Open champion and two-time U.S. Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka backed up Williams’ stance, writing on Twitter : “If it was men’s match, this wouldn’t happen like this. It just wouldn’t”Billie Jean King, who won 12 Grand Slam singles titles and helped found the women’s tennis tour and pave the way for equal prize money in the sport, also commented via Twitter on what happened Saturday.“Several things went very wrong during” the match, King wrote. “Coaching on every point should be allowed in tennis. It isn’t, and as a result, a player was penalized for the actions of her coach. This should not happen.”In a second tweet, King said: “When a woman is emotional, she’s ‘hysterical’ and she’s penalized for it. When a man does the same, he’s ‘outspoken’ & and there are no repercussions. Thank you (Serena Williams) for calling out this double standard. More voices are needed to do the same.”There have been a series of recent happenings that illustrate the ways in which tennis does do things differently for men and women.Just before the U.S. Open, the French tennis federation president said that the black catsuit worn this year by Williams at the French Open would not be allowed at that tournament in the future. During the U.S. Open, a female player, Alize Cornet, was incorrectly admonished by a chair umpire for changing her shirt during a match, which is allowed — and which men do all the time. And the U.S. Tennis Association created a new rule last week that allows for a 10-minute break in men’s matches when the heat and humidity are too harsh; previously, only women were given that chance for a delay.“I just feel like the fact that I have to go through this is just an example for the next person that has emotions, and that want to express themselves, and want to be a strong woman. They’re going to be allowed to do that because of today,” Williams said. “Maybe it didn’t work out for me, but it’s going to work out for the next person.” read more

CONCACAF 2018 World Cup Qualifiers Exclusively on Flow TV

first_img Related Items:concacaf, flow tv Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands, October 21, 2015: Flow TV scores again as the network has signed an exclusive deal to bring live coverage of the CONCACAF 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying matches to viewers across the Caribbean.Round 4 kicks off on November 13, running through September, 2016 and includes more than 40 crucial matches featuring some of the region’s most high profile teams, including Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, St Vincent, US, Mexico, Costa Rica, Haiti, and Panama.“We are thrilled to air these very crucial World Cup qualifying matches,” said John Reid, President of C&W’s Consumer Group, which operates both the Flow and LIME brands. “This partnership demonstrates our continued commitment to bring exciting content to the region and follows our recent announcement that Flow and BTC will be the home of Premier League football across the Caribbean from August 2016 through to 2019,” he added.The CONCACAF matches are expected to generate a lot of football excitement, as winners of the qualifiers move on to the 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia. As part of the partnership, Flow will also broadcast Round 5 beginning in November 2016, until three teams prevail and move on to the World Cup Finals. The fourth place team from CONCACAF plays the CONEMBOL fourth place team for the final spot in the 2018 World Cup. This too will be aired on Flow TV.Round 4 November 2015 Match Schedule:Group BNov 13 – Jamaica (home) vs PanamaNov 17 – Haiti (home) vs JamaicaGroup CNov 13 – Guatemala (home) vs Trinidad & TobagoNov 17 – Trinidad & Tobago (home) vs USANov 17 – St. Vincent (home) vs Guatemala, (Game not available in St. Vincent)Flow TV will carry all CONCACAF matches exclusively, except the USA and Mexico home games, which are not included in the Broadcast Agreement. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Cayman Islands Football official arrested for money laundering Recommended for youlast_img read more

Layoffs Hit Hanley Wood

first_imgOne source puts the total number of employees let go at 16, across multiple locations.Hanley Wood declined to provide details on the cuts, but did issue the following statement:In 2013 Hanley Wood embarked on an ambitious digital and data transformation that resulted in five straight years of top and bottom line growth.  Today, the company is focused on seven major hub brands – each with a companion print magazine, further supported by 35 digital and data platform brands.  Transforming the company from 36 magazines – in 2007 – to seven hub brands today has resulted in required changes in skill set.  Hanley Wood is well positioned to continue on its growth trajectory supported by a high value revenue mix and content platforms its audiences and customers require. Several staffers have been laid off at Hanley Wood, one of the largest B2B media and information firms in the country, multiple sources have confirmed to Folio:.The exact number of staffers let go — or which specific areas were affected — remains unclear, but many of the cuts appear to be centered around the editorial side of the business, including nearly the entire Radar Desk, a team staffed with aggregating digital content from across the company’s brands, created in 2012 as part of the company’s digital restructuring.Elsewhere, cuts are said to reach as high as the VP and director levels, and include at least one brand’s editor-in-chief.Hanley Wood’s portfolio includes about three-dozen media properties serving various sectors of the commercial and residential real estate, design, and construction industries, centered around seven “hub brands,” such as Architect, Builder, and the Remodeling. Based in Washington, D.C., the company also maintains locations in Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and an Irvine, CA office for its Metrostudy data business.last_img read more

Nintendo Wii Us death spiral continues as Amazon Prime Video pulls support

first_img Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Sarah Tew/CNET JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Share your voice Tags $6 at Tidal $999 Read Lenovo Smart Clock review TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 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. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Amazon Prime Amazon Nintendo,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. Even though Nintendo’s successor console, the Switch, outsold the Wii U long ago, it still doesn’t support Prime Video or Netflix. Amazon didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on that.Nintendo unveiled a bunch of new Switch models in recent weeks — a version with better battery life arrives in August and the portable-only Switch Lite is coming in September. A Disney-themed special edition console will be available in Japan as well. 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. Read the AirPods review Turo 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. See It Sarah Tew/CNET 29 Photos 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. The Amazon Prime Video app won’t work on Nintendo Wii U starting Sept. 26. Sarah Tew/CNET You won’t be able to use Amazon’s Prime Video app on Nintendo Wii U game console starting Sept. 26, the e-commerce giant said Wednesday in an email. Amazon said it can’t keep supporting “certain” devices as it upgrades its service, and Nintendo has long admitted that Wii U was a failure.Amazon offered to make it up to Wii U users by handing out a $25 credit promo code they can apply to Amazon streaming devices Fire TV Stick, its 4K sibling or Fire TV Cube until Nov. 1. $155 at Google Express Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Share your voice 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. Read Google Home Hub review 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. See It $520 at HP $60 at Best Buy Nintendo Switch Lite first impressions Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Tags $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $59 at eBay $999 Best Buy $999 $210 at Best Buy 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. Commentscenter_img CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The Cheapskate 8:34 2 Read DJI Osmo Action preview Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $999 Boost Mobile Rylo 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. $299 at Amazon Read the Rylo camera preview Consoles Internet Services TV and Movies 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. Sprint See at Turo 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. Now playing: Watch this: Amazon 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. See It Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 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 Amazon Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Angela Lang/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 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). See it Apple iPhone XS 7 HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Sarah Tew/CNET The 29 best games on the Nintendo Switch Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Chris Monroe/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Commentslast_img read more

Everything agents have to deal with in one hilarious video

first_imgLife of a travel agent! ? ?Posted by Christian Hull on Monday, April 24, 2017 Posted by SYDNEY — Only a fellow travel agent will understand the many hardships of the job. From crazy customer complaints to over-the-top demands to putting together a complicated itinerary only for the customer to end up booking online themselves, being a travel agent in this day and age is no walk in the park.But when the going gets tough, the tough gets going, which according to online personality Christian Hull is best done through a mock video that highlights all the crazy issues agents face on a daily basis. Sporting a wig and posing as a fictitious travel agent, Hull hilariously depicts several scenarios between agents and customers that often leave the former feeling frustrated, slighted or downright confused.And with Travel Agent Day in Canada coming up on May 3, the video is a delightful reminder of just how hard agents work every single day. We salute you!Watch the video here: << Previous PostNext Post >> Everything agents have to deal with in one hilarious videocenter_img Travelweek Group Tags: LOL, Video Friday, April 28, 2017 last_img read more

Campaign planned to attract cruise ships to Great Lakes

first_img Share MACKINAC ISLAND — A coalition of government and business groups on both sides of the border is kicking off a campaign to attract cruise ships to the Great Lakes.Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other officials attended an announcement of the “Cruise the Great Lakes” initiative this week on Mackinac Island, MI.The announcement coincides with a port of call by Victory 1, a cruise line ship that regularly tours the Great Lakes.The new marketing partnership includes several of the region’s states and Canadian provinces, plus port authorities and local tourism agencies.They say cruise ship tourism on the Great Lakes is expected to grow significantly in coming years. Eight ships were expected to visit this year, representing about 100,000 passenger port visits.Two additional vessels plan to begin operating on the lakes in 2020. Campaign planned to attract cruise ships to Great Lakes By: The Associated Press Friday, August 31, 2018 Tags: Great Lakes << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more