PC Pro
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This is Nintendo at its absolute best. Nintendo Switch review: Built for fun Nintendo insists on referring to the Switch a home console, but its latest device is actually incredibly portable. For Nintendo the Switch is a natural homogenisation of its home console knowledge and handheld prowess. It’s also a device designed to be instantly accessible and friendly, much like the Wii, a console so successful it propelled Nintendo back into mainstream consciousness after the GameCube’s rather limp early ‘00s run out. To achieve this phenomenal feat, Nintendo has looked to how we interact with others and how games are played, both on- and off-screen. It’s no coincidence that the Switch is, in basic terms, a tablet flanked by two incredibly simple – in our case also neon-colouredWiimote-like controllers. It’s designed so you can look at it and want to play, want to pick it up and soak yourself in its brilliance.
Open Culture
22 minutes
Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons I first came to know the work of Cormac McCarthy through the 1973 novel Child of God , a portrait of a terrifyingly alienated loner who becomes a serial killer. The book so immerses readers in the dank, claustrophobic world of its protagonist, Lester Ballard, that one can almost smell the dirt and rotting flesh. Next, I read Blood Meridian , McCarthy’s psychedelically brutal epic about a mercenary band of scalp hunters who massacred Native Americans in the mid-nineteenth century Southwest. In McCarthy’s avalanche of prose—which lacks commas, apostrophes, quotation marks, and most every other mark of punctuation—long passages of grim death and carnage become hallucinatory trance-inducing incantations. It’s never a good idea to identify an author too closely with their fiction; the most disturbingly effective works of horror and madness have very often been designed by writers of the highest emotional sensitivity and critical intelligence.
Windows Blog
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Michael Fortin is the CVP of Windows and Devices Group Core Quality and John Cable is the Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery Customers continue to tell us that they want the best possible experience including the latest features, apps, and security capabilities when they use their Windows 10 devices. We designed Windows 10 to automatically keep devices up to date with the latest updates. Since we released the first version of Windows 10 we've received a lot of great feedback from customers about the way we deliver and install updates. You have also shared your thoughts on how we can make the installation of the next Windows feature update, the Creators Update , a more seamless and user controlled experience. We know this is especially important because installing updates is important for keeping your device more secure, and allows you to enjoy the latest innovation Windows 10 has to offer, free for the supported lifetime of the device.
Apartment Therapy
39 minutes
Name: Delia Kenza , Júlio Leitão , and their two daughters Location: Clinton HillBrooklyn, New York Size: 3,500 square feet Years lived in: Owned 3 years Having already renovated and/or designed 10+ homes together over the past 15 years, Delia and Júlio were already well on their way to capitalizing on their experience. They had lived in four of these homes together, all in Manhattan, ranging from trendy Soho to soulful Harlem. But it was the tree-lined brownstone neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn that allowed them to use everything they learned over the years in this masterpiece of a home. READ MORE »
Core77
39 minutes
Retro designs have been successful with cars from the VW Bug to the Ford Mustang; but will the nostalgic approach work with a cell phone? HMD Global Oy, the Finnish manufacturer that's licensed the Nokia brand, thinks so. This week they've relaunched Nokia's iconic 3310 , which was first designed way back in 2000. The original 3310 It's a bizarre move to be sure. Though the design has been tweaked, the overall form factor woudn't have looked out of place 17 years ago. The screen is just 2.4", the camera just 2MP, and though there's an MP3 player, the storage is just 16MB (admittedly expandable to 32GB with a MicroSD card). And it only works on 2G networks; in America, ATT shut theirs down earlier this year, whereas Verizon and T-Mobile still support the aging standard. The new 3310 In the plus column, the phone is cheap at €49 (USD $52). It has an FM radio, for the emergency-minded and "preppers" crowd.
Bike EXIF
39 minutes
And it's now carrying a much lighter Lithium-ion battery from Ballistic. As per the client's request, a rigid rear end was fabricated with a 4 drop and a 6 stretch, and DP also swapped out the wheels to get the stance just right. The bike's now riding on a 19F/17R combo, designed by the Del Prados and machined by Thomason Performance. “We got the idea for the twisted style spokes on the wheels from Honda's MotoGP bike, and then added the lip for a stockier more blacked out look.” They're sporting custom-made matching brake rotors too, with Brembo calipers. The fuel tank's a Harley peanut unit, and the oil tank is from Chassis Design Co. The seat's a Biltwell itemhand-covered in ‘real gator’ by Unique Upholstery. A classic, duck-tailed fender finishes off the rear. The cockpit is extremely minimal, featuring nothing more than a set of flipped tracker bars, Biltwell grips and ISR controls.
Design Milk - Home
39 minutes
The Balance light appears to carefully suspend a series of spheres, almost as if time has stopped and they were caught in mid-action rolling down the sloped slats. Victor Castanera paid thoughtful attention to material choices when designing Balance so the lamp would stay, well, in perfect balance. Designed for Oblure , the light will add a feeling of playfulness and will keep your curiosity piqued as to how it stays in place. Balance combines a heavy black marble base with handblown glass and metal spheres atop steel boards. Custom LEDs were designed to spread light evenly and to last a long time. Balance also comes in a brass version , if you prefer.
TIME - Top Stories
an hour
President Trump has delayed the announcement of a new version of his travel ban , after his first address to Congress was warmly received. The new travel ban was due to be signed Wednesday but some thought it would have distracted from the well-received speech, CNN reports. We want the (executive order) to have its own moment,' a White House official told CNN. The original travel ban barred citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. It was suspended by a federal judge after a lawsuit from Washington state and Minnesota, which alleged that it amounted to religious discrimination. White House policy adviser Stephen Miller has said the new ban will address some of the very technical issues brought up by the court, but will have the same basic policy outcome. The Associated Press reported that Iraq may be dropped from the list of seven countries, Syrian refugees will no longer be barred indefinitely and the ban will no longer have an explicit exemption for religious minorities, which critics had argued was designed to prioritize Christians while excluding Muslims.
Western Morning News
an hour
Pasty fans can now rejoice after Greggs in Exmouth receives a new refurbishment. Here is everything you need to know.Greggs has given its Exmouth branch at 44 The Parade a revamp, and has re-opened as one of the businesses new-look outlets.The new shop is designed to meet the demands of busy food-on-the-go shoppers.It will have seating and free WiFi is also available for customers who want to dine inside the shop.Andrew Payne, shop manager at Greggs Exmouth The Parade, said: I'm very...
BBC Parliament
an hour
That is not, with great respect, a new fact. I believe, clearly, there are many who would disagree most profoundly, but I believe that these amendments would actually work against the best interests of those they are designed to help. nationals in a population of about 65 million to represent a minority.
Autocar
2 hours
Jaguar has future-proofed the electrical architecture to accept higher-capacity charging than 50kW DC when such charging points become commonplace. The charging socket is situated in the car’s front wing. Jaguar’s engineers designed and developed the motors in-house to achieve the compactness, efficiency and power density they desired. The motors have an outer diameter of 234mm, are 500mm long and weigh about 38kg. Permanent magnet motors were chosen in preference to the induction motors used by the likes of Tesla because the efficiency is fractionally better and the weight is lower. Power is stored in a 90kWh lithium ion battery pack. The battery uses 36 pouch cells selected for their energy density and thermal performance. They operate at a lower heat, so they can run at a high performance for longer than cylindrical cells. Jaguar said pouch cells offer excellent future development potential, especially in terms of energy density.
Popular Science
2 hours
Health What's in your water bottle? A new study finds that BHPF—a chemical used in some BPA-free plasticscauses harmful pregnancy outcomes in mice. What does that mean for humans?
Western Morning News
2 hours
Exeter's swift tower has attracted a variety of birds over the last 12 months but not any of the species it is designed for. Wildlife experts say that the 26-foot-high tower on Paris Street roundabout was visited by sparrows and Great Tits during last summer. However, it could take a few more years before swifts nest at the £40,000 structure near the Vue Cinema. Stephen Hussey of Devon Wildlife Trust said: Swift are yet to take up residence, but this is not unexpected. Experience...
Collective Evolution
2 hours
Dezeen
3 hours
Home Designing
3 hours
Cnet
3 hours
Social network gives updates on how it's dealing with the long-standing problem of curbing abusive behavior.
Western Morning News
3 hours
Exeter's swift tower has attracted a variety of birds over the last 12 months but not any of the species it is designed for. Wildlife experts say that the 26-foot-high tower on Paris Street roundabout was visited by sparrows and Great Tits during last summer. However, it could take a few more years before swifts nest at the £40,000 structure near the Vue Cinema. Stephen Hussey of Devon Wildlife Trust said: Swift are yet to take up residence, but this is not unexpected. Experience...
Ruptly TV
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TechCrunch
4 hours
The Full Signal
4 hours
Paul Briden 01/03/2017 - 1:48pm BlackBerry will release THREE smartphones with TCL in 2017 BlackBerry apparently has more plans for releasing new handsets in 2017, according to comments made by an executive of the firm's manufacturing partner. Speaking to CNET following the launch of the BlackBerry KEYone (aka BlackBerry Mercury) at MWC 2017, Nicolas Zibell, an executive of TCL Communications, suggested three devices would arrive this year. TCL is the firm which now produces devices on BlackBerry's behalf, under the BlackBerry brand, so far it has manufactured the BlackBerry DTEK50 and BlackBerry DTEK60, both of which run Android. It was also involved in bringing the DTEK70, which is the BlackBerry KEYone, to market, but this was designed in-house at BlackBerry. The report also cited other sources which indicated that BlackBerry and TCL are planning to create successor models to the DTEK50 and DTEK60, again with touchscreens and Android rather than physical keyboards; apparently, however, the DTEK branding is being dropped, for reasons unknown.
ABC News - International
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BBC One Wales
4 hours
That place is two thirds of the plant -- that place is two thirds of the plant at risk. And it's child's play. Sol lost his arm when he was a baby. Now he's using a new, artificial limb, designed by his Dad. Good afternoon.
Coventry Telegraph
5 hours
They mean cushions now must be designed to be used by children 22kg or more in weight or at least 125cm tall