The Sun Daily
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KUALA LUMPUR: Two more bodies washed ashore in Mersing today after the sinking of a boat overloaded with illegal Indonesian immigrants, raising the death toll to 12 with about 25 still feared missing. The bodies were found on Tanjung Leman beach near the southeastern town of Mersing, said Saiful Lizan Ibrahim, local head of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency. "Security forces found the two bodies – both men – believed to be Indonesians," he said, adding that a sea search has been suspended due to bad weather. The boat was believed to be carrying about 40 Indonesian illegal immigrants when it capsized in rough seas off Mersing. Two passengers were rescued and taken to hospital. The nine-metre boat, designed for only 15 people, was travelling from Indonesia's Batam Island to Malaysia, Saiful said. Some 45 officers were combing the shore in search of survivors.
Bristol Post
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Western Daily Press
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The Food Standards Agency has made headlines by suggesting we should eat less acrylamide - but how dangerous is it?We look at the long list of foods said to cause cancer following the UK's top food watchdog launching a new campaign called 'Go For Gold' designed to encourage us not to burn starchy foods such as potatoes and toast.The aim of the campaign is to reduce everyone's intake of acrylamide, a toxic chemical which the FSA says may be a carcinogen.We've been told to step away from the grill...
NBC News
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PCWorld
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Techradar - Reviews
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If you don't follow Leica M cameras closely, it might be hard to understand what the fuss over the M10 is about. But for those who do, the new camera represents a big step forward. There are other models in the Leica portfolio to take care of cutting-edge technical innovation, and the Leica M has a different role. Here, Leica's aim is to balance the long tradition of its M-series cameras with the needs of today's photographers. People buy Leica Ms because of what they are, and they don't want things changed so every new feature in the M10 is designed to make it better at what it already is, not to turn it into a different kind of camera. And for its $6,495 (5,599, AU$9,699) price tag, the Leica M10 caters to a very niche audience. Given that Leica is committed to keeping the design and function unchanged, it's perhaps no surprise to find the M10 looks superficially just like the Leica M , the M-P, and even the M9, launched eight years ago.
Techradar
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After regaining the recommendation of US review group Consumer Reports, Apple has released a new update for macOS Sierra designed to fix up a few issues owners may be experiencing with the MacBook Pro . Graduating from beta testing starting today, the macOS Sierra 10.12.3 update addresses (among many things) a bug in Safari seemingly responsible for the MacBook Pro's erratic battery life - which had originally cost it Consumer Reports' favor before retesting earlier this month. The patch also addresses graphical issues on Apple's latest laptop, primarily GPU errors that would occur during encoding video projects with Adobe Premiere on the Touch Bar versions of the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros, according to TechCrunch . Is the Pro out of the woods? For those rocking older versions of macOS Sierra-compatible hardware, Apple still recommends the latest version, with it including more broad updates for previewing or searching certain .
Hackaday
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The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report on the May 2016 fatal accident in Florida involving a Tesla Model S in Autopilot mode just came out (PDF). The verdict? the Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system did not provide any warning or automated braking for the collision event, and the driver took no braking, steering, or other actions to avoid the collision. The accident was a result of the driver's misuse of the technology. This places no blame on Tesla because the system was simply not designed to handle obstacles travelling at 90 degrees to the car. Because the truck that the Tesla plowed into was sideways to the car, the target image (side of a tractor trailer) ... would not be a true target in the EyeQ3 vision system dataset. Other situations that are outside of the scope of the current state of technology include cut-ins, cut-outs, and crossing path collisions.
Daily Mail - Science
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Designed by Yan Law, from Hong Kong, the see-through cat bowls are selling on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter. The invention, is made of an acrylic bowl attached to metal wires.
21stCenturyWire
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The Week
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BoingBoing
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If you were one of the lucky Del Toro fans who got to see the At Home With Monsters show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art this year I hope you found the photo-mural of his house on the way out and took a selfie there — it looks like YOU are right there inside Bleak House, Del Toro’s home of monsters! (see my pic above). Seeing that show was about as close as any of us will ever be to getting inside to see his collection. If you missed the show, then this book is the next best thing. Any fan of horror, sci-fi, and Del Toro films like Hellboy , will love this handsome book designed to go along with the museum show. The legendary film director’s collection of original art, movie props and extraordinarily realistic life-size figures is truly amazing. His appetite is omnivorous and wide-ranging from low- to high-brow and everything in between: William Blake etchings, pulp novels and comic books, Japanese woodblock prints, Simpsons vinyl collectibles, Phillip Guston paintings to Todd Browning Freaks stills, and much, much, MUCH, more.
Hackaday
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[Tinker_on_Steroids] made some awesome looking spinners that not only light up when spun but are a really professional looking build on their own. Before we'd watched his assembly video we were sure he'd just added on to something he'd bought, but it turned out it's all custom designed and made. In case you've never played the old arcade games, a spinner is an input device for games such as Tempest or Breakout where you rotate a knob in either direction to tell the game which way and how fast to move something. In Tempest you rotate something around the middle of the screen whereas in Breakout you move a paddle back and forth across the bottom of the playing field. He even detects rotation with a home-made quadrature encoder. For each spinner, he uses two ITR9608 (PDF) optical switches, or opto-interrupters. Each one is U-shaped with an LED in one leg of the U facing a phototransistor in the other leg.
MacRumors
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Apple today released a new update for tvOS, the operating system designed to run on the fourth-generation Apple TV . tvOS 10 .1.1 comes five weeks after the release of tvOS 10.1 , the first major update to the tvOS 10 operating system. Apple only seeded two betas of tvOS 10.1.1 to developers before releasing it to the public. The tvOS 10.1.1 update can be downloaded on the fourth-generation Apple TV using the Settings app. Go to System --> Software Update to install. For those who have automatic software updates turned on, the Apple TV will be upgraded to tvOS 10.1.1 automatically. No new features or changes were discovered in the tvOS 10.1.1 beta, but as a 10.1.x update, it's likely to be minor in scale, primarily focusing on introducing bug fixes and performance optimizations. Related Roundups: Apple TV , tvOS 10 Buyer's Guide: Apple TV (Don't Buy) Discuss this article in our forums
Core77
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Design Sponge
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When she and her daughter first moved into this two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in Mesa, AZ, actress and stylist Ashley Yazzie Ward was pinching pennies. She would collect change here and stuff loose dollars into piggy banks there, all in hopes of decorating her new home to her heart's content. Most days she would pin pictures to her inspiration board hoping one day she'd be able to bring her dream home to life. Thanks to some serious patience and determination, all of her saving slowly began to pay off. Though it took time, she was finally able to start crafting the retreat of her dreams. Just because she had the funds didn't mean she was going to blow it all on one piece, though. Ashley knew she would have to stretch every dollar if she was going to afford herself the eclectic, streamlined look she loved. And it all started with some baby aloe vera plants she came across online.
Design Milk - Architecture
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Valldoreix, located in the Barcelona province, is home to a residential project designed by 05AM Arquitectura . House in Valldoreix is not just a house though... it's part house and part exhibition space for modern art. Set back from the street and neighbors, the residence opens up on the south side with large expanses of windows. The house comprises four volumes, two pairs that face different directions with three double-height spaces that connect the volumes, as well as the separate floors. The ground floor houses the exhibition spaces, which are finished with concrete walls and floors that offer a neutral background to showcase the art. Each of the four volumes is built at different heights to allow natural light to filter in the through windows set above. Bright primary colors are interspersed sparingly throughout balancing out the concrete. Photos by Adrià Goula Sardà.
Design Milk - Home
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We still have a long way to go until the end of winter (it ends on March 20th, in case you’re curious) but we’d be okay with postponing that date a little while longer because of Eldvarm , a brand founded by Louise Varre that’s bringing a fresh, minimalistic spin on the ordinary fireplace accessories. The collection is designed in Sweden by Emma Obers and parts are made locally in France with quality materials: sustainably sourced untreated French Beech wood, non-harmful powder-coated steel, Swedish leather, and traditional horse hair. Not only does the brand use ecological materials and produce locally (to minimize transportation and carbon footprint), it also creates meaningful jobs by shipping out orders from Adapei , a center that provides people who have intellectual disabilities with a steady, meaningful job. All packaging is made from 100% recycled materials. To purchase a piece of the collection, visit Eldvarm .
Digital Trends
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Learning a language other than your own can be tough. Thankfully, these five apps will help you learn a foreign tongue with a variety of lessons, quizzes, and other activities that are designed to make you more fluent. The post These language apps are almost as good as having a babelfish in your ear appeared first on Digital Trends .
Futurity
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About half of the participants also received sunglasses designed to block UV and blue light, and a programmable light bulb. How the athletes responded At the end of the study period, participants reported a number of positive effects, including better sleep quality, less insomnia, more energy, and less time spent lying awake in bed. Nearly 83 percent of the student-athletes said their sleep was better, and nearly 89 percent felt their athletic performance was positively affected. They also reported less stress and greater ability to focus. The most useful part of the intervention, according to participants, was the initial information session. They also liked being able to monitor sleep habits with the Fitbit. Athey, who works directly with the student-athlete population as a psychologist for Arizona Athletics, often encounters students with sleep issues, and says the data from the study back up what she already suspected anecdotally.
Daily Mail - USA
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Ashford Herald
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A salon specialising in colouring and hair extensions has replaced a picture framing shop in Tunbridge Wells. Rosie Baylis Hair opened in Camden Road on Friday, January 20, and new customers can get 20 per cent off colour when booked with a cut and blow dry now. The owner, Rosie Baylis-Strover, has been working mobile for seven years and wanted a permanent base for clients in Tunbridge Wells.She said: We have designed the Salon with our Clients in mind, with a glamorous and boutique feel...
Den of Geek
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Bayonetta 2 The original Bayonetta was one of the best brawlers of its generation, and its sequel is just as ferocious and addictive: the bosses are huge and wildly over-the-top, the action so fast that it's almost vertigo-inducing. A refinement of the previous game rather than a giant leap forward, it's still the kind of game you'll want to keep playing through just to see if you can improve your grades or revisit your favourite combo attacks. An early printing of Bayonetta 2 came with a port of the first game; for the full Bayonetta experience, it's well worth trying to get hold of both. If you love fighting games, you won't regret it. Nintendo Land Like Wii Sports before it, Nintendo Land is a pack-in game designed to show off the console's unique control scheme. In what could be seen as an ongoing theme for the Wii U, however, Nintendo Land is far more off-the-wall than Wii Sports - instead of boxing, bowling or tennis, you get a string of mini-games, each based on characters and classic games from Nintendo's back catalogue.
The Iran Project
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Embraer’s current models use General Electric Co engines, while Pratt & Whitney powerplants will feature on new versions. Embraer is aiming to meet Iran’s requirement for jets with 130 seats or fewer after Airbus won orders for 98 bigger aircraft and Boeing secured a deal for 80. The Mideast country is initially looking to take at least 20 E195 jets worth more than $1bn at list prices, senior Brazilian officials said last year. Silva didnt specify how many orders his company is targeting. Development of Embraer’s E2 second-generation regional jets and the KC-390 military transport is “100% on time,” Silva said. The final 190-E2 test plane is due to fly next month and both it and the KC-390, designed to replace Lockheed Martin Corp’s C130 Hercules, should win certification this year. Silva said Embraer’s decision last week to start a road show ahead of the possible sale of 10-year, dollar-denominated bonds reflects a “window of opportunity” presented by a “very liquidmarket, while declining to provide further details of the sale.