Twelve of the biggest soccer clubs in Europe, including Manchester United, Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid, are planning to form a new league called the European Super League. It's a move that could potentially wreak havoc on the traditional structures of European football, which is made up of domestic leagues like the English Premier League , Spain's La Liga and Italy's Serie A, from which teams qualify to play in continental competitions such as the Champions League. Fans, players and organizing bodies like UEFA have expressed outrage at the move. Editors' top picks Subscribe to CNET Now for the day's most interesting reviews, news stories and videos. This is a seismic shift that could change soccer as we know it. Real Madrid President Florentino Perez is the inaugural chairman of the European Super League. He said this will help the sport, not harm it. "We will help football at every level and take it to its rightful place in the world," Perez said in a … [Read more...] about European Super League: What is it, how will it work and why is everyone so mad?
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Mother's Day is coming up sooner than you think: Sunday, May 9. If you're on the hunt for a great gift, I think this is a winner -- especially now that it's back on sale. For a limited time, and while supplies last, the Amazfit Bip U Pro smartwatch is on sale for $59.30 at Amazon. Regular price: $70 (already a bargain). It's available in your choice of black, green or pink. See the Bip U Pro at Amazon The Bip U Pro is, unsurprisingly, an upgraded version of the Bip U, which has been on the market for just a few months. There's little point in buying the latter when the Pro is just $10 more (sale prices notwithstanding) and adds one crucial feature: built-in GPS. It also adds built-in Alexa, which isn't nearly as crucial but can be nice to have. CNET Cheapskate Get all the latest deals delivered to your inbox. It's FREE! Like the majority of Amazfit watches, this one packs in a wealth of features -- some implemented better than others, but overall a … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day deal: The Amazfit Bip U Pro smartwatch is back on sale for $59
The aerial exploration of Mars has begun. NASA's Ingenuity helicopter lifted off on the Red Planet early this morning (April 19), performing the first-ever powered flight on a world beyond Earth. The 4-lb. (1.8 kilograms) chopper was scheduled to rise from the floor of Mars' Jezero Crater at 12:31 a.m. EDT (0431 GMT) today, get a maximum of 10 feet (3 meters) above the red dirt and land after roughly 40 seconds aloft. At about 6:15 a.m. EDT (1015 GMT), data came down from Ingenuity — via its much larger partner, NASA's Perseverance rover — that the little rotorcraft had hit its marks. The first photo from Ingenuity showed the helicopter's shadow on the Martian surface below, while the Perseverance rover captured stunning video of the historic flight on Mars. "Ingenuity has performed its first flight, the first flight of a powered aircraft on another planet!" Ingenuity's chief pilot Håvard Grip said as he confirmed telemetry at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory … [Read more...] about NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity takes off on historic 1st powered flight on another world
Renesas Electronics Corp , a major supplier of automotive semiconductors, said on Monday it plans to restore lost production capacity at its fire damaged plant by end-May after restarting production on Saturday. Renesas restarted the 300mm chip line at its Naka plant northeast of Tokyo four weeks after a fire caused by an electricity overload burned an area of 600 square meters (6,458 square feet), destroyed 23 machines and filled the sensitive clean room with smoke and soot. Half of the Naka plant line's capacity should be restored by the end of April, although a ramp up to full production at the plant will still take around 70 days more, Renesas Chief Executive Officer Hidetoshi Shibata told an online press conference. The production halt was a blow to automakers around the world already struggling to find enough chips amid surging demand from consumer electronics makers, forcing some such as Nissan Motor , Honda Motor to cut production as demand for cars was rebounding … [Read more...] about Renesas says to restore full capacity at fire-damaged chip plant by May end
Why it matters: Is Nvidia's $40 billion acquisition of Arm on shaky ground? It looks that way after the UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issued a public interest intervention notice. The uncertainty has seen team green's pre-market share price fall up to 3.1% as investors get nervous. Nvidia's acquisition of Arm has been a controversial subject since it was revealed back in September. Qualcomm, Google, and Microsoft are just some tech giants concerned about what it would mean for Arm's open-licensing model and customer neutrality. Even its co-founder, Hermann Hauser, believes the sale would be a disaster . The acquisition was always going to come under the scrutiny of regulators. In January, the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) requested interested third parties submit their views on the deal before a formal investigation is launched later this year. Largest tech deals in history: Company Acquisition Price Year Dell … [Read more...] about Nvidia shares slump after UK government intervenes in Arm deal