Sarri confirms HudsonOdoi will remain at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri revealed that he has been assured by the club board that Callum Hudson-Odoi will not be going anywhere this month.The 18-year-old winger has been strongly linked with a switch to Bayern Munich after the German club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed their interest earlier this month.Chelsea have reportedly turned down three bids from Bayern and a transfer request from Hudson-Odoi himself.The youngster is understood to be frustrated with his role at Chelsea this season with just 61 minutes of Premier League action under his belt, despite starring in cup games.But a delighted Sarri is confident now that Hudson-Odoi will be going nowhere and expressed his satisfaction with the young star’s development.“The club told me in this window he will remain with us for sure, and very probably also in the next,” said Sarri on the club website. “I am very happy with this.“I don’t have the power to sign new contracts here. On the pitch, I am really very happy with him. He is improving. He will be the future of our club, and the future of English future.“I am not frustrated. As I said before, on the pitch he is doing very well, in training and in matches.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I am very happy with him, I’m not very happy with the situation, of course, but I know very well every big team here in England has the same problem.He added: “It’s not easy to keep these young players.“He is, of course,e one of the best 18-year-olds in Europe, so it’s very difficult, but the club told me he is out of the market for sure [now], and probably he will be out of the market in July.“I don’t know if he is happy with that, but I can say what I see on the pitch. And on the pitch at the moment he is fantastic.”The Blues will next take on Bournemouth in a Premier League match at the Vitality Stadium on Wednesday night.Tomorrow, the Blues head to Bournemouth! 👊 pic.twitter.com/AcbLeeCKJa— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 29, 2019last_img read more

Cheap HDMI cables work fine probably

first_img Tags HDMI just works, or it doesn’t There is no difference between an HDMI cable that just barely works and one that expensively overbuilt. If the cable is able to transmit 4K HDR from your source to your TV, it works. That’s all it needs to do. If it cuts in and out, then it doesn’t work (or at best, doesn’t work for that application). This has to do with how HDMI cables transmit data. They are, in essence, a pipe, just like the pipes in your house. If you’re getting the right water pressure and temperature in the bathroom, the pipes work. If you replace them with gold-plated pipes, you’re not suddenly going to get showers of vodka. This is essentially what expensive HDMI cables are promising. The idea when buying HDMI cables should be: get the least expensive cable that works. When it comes to modern 4K HDR TVs, this requires a slightly better cable than an old 1080p, TV, but thankfully the prices are all so low this effectively doesn’t matter. Related on CNET Four great 4K TVs for every budget HDMI 2.1 is here, but don’t worry about it now When should I upgrade my HDMI cables? How HDR works Which HDMI cable do you need? 5 Comments 2:18center_img Share your voice That caveat, though… You’ve probably noticed that throughout this article I’ve hedged a bit. That’s because not all cheap HDMI cables will work. Older, or poorly made, cheap HDMI cables might not be capable of the bandwidth required to transmit 4K HDR. It’s important to realize that just because one $5 cable didn’t work that doesn’t mean a different $5 cable won’t work. It also doesn’t mean that if the $5 cable didn’t work, you have to get a $50 cable. You likely have HDMI cables already. It’s entirely possible these will work with your new TV. But then again, they might not. The only way to know for sure is to test them out. If your source (a media streamer, 4K Blu-ray player, etc), is sending a 4K HDR signal, and your TV says it’s getting a 4K HDR signal, you’re all set. The cable works. No other cable will make the image look, or make the sound, better. If your setup doesn’t work, check all your gear’s settings before you consider new cables.Monoprice and Amazon HDMI cables, two inexpensive choices that can handle 4K HDR signals for just a few dollars a foot. Monoprice and Amazon If you still need new cables, your best bet is to stick with the big names in cheap cables, like Monoprice and Amazon. Both sell HDMI cables that cost just a few dollars a foot, and are capable of transmitting 4K HDR. We have a buying guide for those, plus a few other options, at “Which HDMI cable do you need?”If you need longer cables, those will cost a bit more, and over 15 feet/3 meters, you should consider active cables. These use a bit of power in the HDMI connection to boost the signal over longer distances. Even with this added tech, they should only cost you around $2 a foot. Save your money It’s amazing to me that the HDMI up-sell still goes on. Just last week I received a tweet asking about silver HDMI cables. I told him that no, despite what he was told, he didn’t need a $140 HDMI cable to connect his new TV. When we, as humans, seem programmed to believe that if something is more expensive it must be better, it’s easy for companies to take advantage. Don’t fall for it. Got a question for Geoff? First, check out all the other articles he’s written on topics like why all HDMI cables are the same, TV resolutions explained, LED LCD vs. OLED and more. Still have a question? Tweet at him @TechWriterGeoff, then check out his travel photography on Instagram. He also thinks you should check out his best-selling sci-fi novel and its sequel.  Now playing: Watch this: If you just bought a new TV, chances are you might feel the need to get expensive new HDMI cables. Resist the temptation.Even with Ultra HD 4K resolution, high dynamic range, and wide color gamut, you don’t need expensive HDMI cables. It’s probably that your current HDMI cables could work fine, but if they don’t, no matter what a salesperson tells you, you don’t need to spend more than a few dollars/pounds/euros a foot (0.3m). Even over long runs of 15ft/3m or more, you shouldn’t have to spend a lot. Some stores are still hyping “high-end” HDMI cables with all sorts of fancy buzzwords, but you don’t need them. They won’t improve performance or allow additional features compared to the right cheap HDMI cables. The only cable features you need are “18 Gbps,” which is how much they need to transmit 4K HDR, and maybe “Certified Premium.” This label is found on cables that are guaranteed to work with 4K HDR. A cable might work if it doesn’t have this logo, but should almost certainly work if it does. Fortunately, there are plenty of cheap cables with these features. TVs Audio Home Entertainment HDMIlast_img read more

Sporty OptiShokz Revvez sunglasses integrate boneconduction headphones

first_img Some of the most anticipated tech for 2019 85 Photos Tags Now playing: Watch this: 0 CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Post a comment All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 OptiShokz Revvez audio sunglasses from all angles Bone-conduction headphones, which transmit sound through your cheekbones (or in this case, through the cartilage behind your ear), don’t sound as good as traditional headphones, but they’ve improved a lot over the years and AfterShokz makes arguably the best bone-conduction headphones. I doubt these will sound quite as good as the Bose Frames (which I’ve tried) but they should sound decent and be appealing to runners and bikers who want to hear traffic around them for safety reasons. Also, for those entering race events that prohibit the use of headphones that block your ears, these audio sunglasses would be a good option. As soon as I get some hands-on time with an early unit I’ll update this post with my impressions of their audio performance. Until then, here are the OptiShokz Revvez’ key features: First sunglasses with transducers positioned to transmit sound through the cartilage behind your ear, providing the best bass response and volume.  Bendable two-position titanium temple arms Water and sweat resistant (IP55 certified) Each pair includes three interchangeable silicone rubber nose pads to ensure a comfortable fit Five lenses to choose from: Polarized Grey, REVO Blue, Gradient Grey, Transparent and Bright YellowLenses are interchangeable and molded in Teijin polycarbonate (glasses come with your choice of one lens, and additional lenses are sold separately) Open design leaves ears open and allows you to hear the outside world while listening to audio 6-hour battery life You can charge fully in less than 2 hours Bluetooth 4.2Dual noise-canceling microphones eliminate external noise while enhancing speech volume for phone calls Price: $179, with early-bird pricing of $99 (no word on international pricing) Available around June, though no ship date has been confirmed CES 2019 Enlarge Image AfterShokz In the coming weeks Bose is set to ship its Frames audio AR sunglasses, but if you’re looking for sportier spectacles that have integrated audio, you should keep your eye on the upcoming OptiShokz Revvez bone-conduction audio sunglasses from AfterShokz. Designed to allow cyclists, runners, hikers, golfers, skiers and others to listen to audio and make calls on the go while maintaining “ambient sound awareness,” the OptiShokz Revvez are launching via an Indiegogo campaign on Feb. 19, the company announced Monday here at CES. There are five lens options — the lenses are interchangeable — and early-bird pricing has been set at $99 or a 45 percent discount off the Revvez’ list price of $179. Alas, there’s no prescription lens option. They’re due to ship around June, although delays are always possible. Headphones 58 Photos Share your voice 1:07 CES Products Boselast_img read more

British parliament votes to ask EU for Brexit delay

first_imgBritain`s prime minister Theresa May waves as she leaves 10 Downing Street in London on 14 March ahead of a further Brexit vote. Photo: AFPBritain’s parliament on Thursday voted to ask the European Union to delay Brexit until at least June and head off a chaotic end to their 46-year partnership in two weeks.But lawmakers also rejected a call to use that time to hold a second Brexit referendum — a blow to the hopes of a large swath of Britons who still dream of keeping their European identities.The UK is barrelling towards the 29 March Brexit deadline with no approved EU withdrawal agreement and a prime minister who appears to have lost control over her bickering cabinet.Anxious businesses are pleading for action and US president Donald Trump waded in to pronounce himself “surprised to see how badly it has all gone”.A sense of chaos filled the House of Commons this week as lawmakers held a series of votes on ideas about what they could do next.MPs have twice rejected the deal struck by prime minister Theresa May’s with the other 27 EU nations — in January and on Tuesday.They voted on Wednesday not to leave without an agreement but still lacked a clear roadmap on the way forward three years after Brexit was launched in a bitterly divisive referendum.The plan they all finally agreed on — after turning down four other proposals — was submitted by May herself: to ask EU leaders to simply push Brexit back.The motion also supported holding a third vote early next week on May’s twice-rejected deal.A revised tally showed it passing by a 413-202 margin despite the majority of her own party — and seven of her 28 cabinet members — voting against.May had already lost her voice earlier in the week and did not stand up to speak before the chamber after all the voting had wound down for the day.”Parliament’s rejection of no deal and desire for an extension shows there is still some common sense in Westminster,” the influential CBI business lobby tweeted after the vote.”But without a radically new approach, business fears this is simply a stay of execution.”Another voteA bumpy “no deal” exit on 29 March will still happen if May’s strategy is voted down for a third time and the EU 27 fail to approve an extension.EU leaders have said they would consider any request from London.But they also want to know how long the extension would be — and what it would be used for — before they meet in Brussels in a week’s time.May’s plan is to hold a third vote on her agreement with Brussels by Wednesday.Approval would then see her ask for the delay until 30 June so that the treaty can be ratified.But she warns that her deal’s rejection next week could see Brexit postponed for much longer.A bigger delay would also see Britain take part in European Parliament elections in May — bizarrely re-immersing the country in EU politics after Brexit was originally meant to have gone into effect.Rethinking BrexitEU Council chief Donald Tusk said Thursday that the bloc could approve a long postponement “if the UK finds it necessary to rethink its Brexit strategy and build consensus around it”.He reflected Brussels’ long-standing position that a closer relationship is possible if May abandons her opposition to staying in the EU customs union.May’s deal has been blocked chiefly by disagreement over the so-called Irish “backstop” — a measure to keep trade flowing and avoid friction at the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney mentioned the possibility on Thursday of Brexit being pushed back until the end of 2020.”It would give a long reflection period for the British political system to look at how they want to approach Brexit again,” he said.No second referendum?Parliament’s rejection of a second Brexit referendum reflected a broader debate in UK society about how democratic such a vote would be.Only 85 MPs voted in favour and 334 voted against.People’s Vote and other pro-EU campaign groups have been organising periodic marches across London in support of a second vote that could potentially undo the first one’s results.One rally in October drew around half a million people and was joined by London mayor Sadiq Khan.But the group knew it lacked sufficient support in parliament Thursday and withdrew its formal support of the motion before it came up for a vote.Labour backs the idea in principle but asked its MPs to abstain.last_img