Hemmings Daily
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Or maybe the folks in Hollywood were inspired by this ad. Movie connection or not, Triumph was proud of their TR3A, as it was the most affordable sports car of the time that was able to surpass the 100 MPH mark – and it was also the first mass-produced sports car to be equipped with front disc brakes. They were also proud to offer an optional factory hardtop, and for the grand sum of just $2,835! However, if buyers chose not to have their TR3A fitted with a hardtop, as most did, the base price was only $2,675.
Petrolicious
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And for good reason: the DS was the first production car to offer 4-wheel disc brakes, headlights that turned with the wheels and adjusted themselves based on the car’s ride height, and, speaking of changes in height, the DS also pioneered a hydropneumatic suspension system which provides arguably the most comfortable experience one can have in a car. The ability to raise and lower the car was great for adjusting clearance over the road, but it also allowed for another unique feature: the ability to change your tires without a jack. Definitely worth a quick search on YouTube. The DS was offered in an array of models and trim levels, from the lower-end ID variants, to the Pallas editions that featured extensive luxury options, even all the way up to coach-built rarities like the Henri Chapron Concorde, pictured here in contrasting silver and burgundy, which entailed a new body and redesigned interior for those looking for the highest echelons of exclusivity without straying from what made the DS such a pleasant car to drive.
Petrolicious
3 hours
The low-slung look provided by the unibody made this a popular choice for gangsters of the era, but perhaps they were swayed more by the lighter weight and superior handling offered by the torsion bar setup… who’s to say? So how did they follow the Traction Avant? Sometimes the best sequel to a paradigm shift is to just, do it again. Enter the DS, the car that still looks like it belongs in the future. Following its unveiling in 1955 at the Paris Motor Show, 8,000 purchase orders were received on that very day when it was first shown to the world. And for good reason: the DS was the first production car to offer 4-wheel disc brakes, headlights that turned with the wheels and adjusted themselves based on the car’s ride height, and, speaking of changes in height, the DS also pioneered a hydropneumatic suspension system which provides arguably the most comfortable experience one can have in a car.
Petrolicious
4 hours
The low-slung look provided by the unibody made this a popular choice for gangsters of the era, but perhaps they were swayed more by the lighter weight and superior handling offered by the torsion bar setup… who’s to say? So how did they follow the Traction Avant? Sometimes the best sequel to a paradigm shift is to just, do it again. Enter the DS, the car that still looks like it belongs in the future. Following its unveiling in 1955 at the Paris Motor Show, 8,000 purchase orders were received on that very day when it was first shown to the world. And for good reason: the DS was the first production car to offer 4-wheel disc brakes, headlights that turned with the wheels and adjusted themselves based on the car’s ride height, and, speaking of changes in height, the DS also pioneered a hydropneumatic suspension system which provides arguably the most comfortable experience one can have in a car.
The Guardian - World news
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BBC One South
a day
Even getting the business off the ground was easier than dealing with this. People actually miss... They're getting so frustrated with the traffic that they actually missed their appointment and, you know, when you're trying to get somebody better and maybe are rehabbing them after they've had disc surgery or something like that, the timing of appointments is really important to their well-being.
PC Pro
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Having launched in Korea on 24 January, the game accrued just under seven million players by 2 February, illustrating its omnipresence. Despite enormous popularity, the game’s user base has a trend of lagging in the weeks following an initial surge. And whilst the update introduces fresh prey for users, there are still features which many lust after, including PvP battles and trading. But with Pokemon Go developer Niantic confirming that these features are in the pipeline, a resurgence in the game’s popularity looks imminent. Below are some key facts you'll need to know about the update: Special items come from Poke Stops Catching a stage 1 evolved Pokemon, like a Golbat, grants you 5 Candy (instead of 3) Catching a stage 2 evolved Pokemon (such as a Crobat) grants you 10 Candy A few Pokemon have been given an extra lifeline with another option to evolve: Seadra evolves to Kingdraw with 100 Horsea candies and the Dragon Scale special item Poliwhirl evolves to Politoed with 100 Poliwag candies and the King's Rock special item Slowpoke can now also evolve to a Slowking with 50 Slowpoke candies and the King's Rock special item Onix evolves to Steelix with 50 Onix candies and the Metal Coat special item Scyther evolves to Scizor with 50 Scyther candies and the Metal Coat special item Gloom can now also evolve to a Bellossom with 100 Oddish candies and the Sun Stone special item Porygon evolves to Porygon 2 with 50 Porygon candies and the Dubious Disc special item Sunkern evolves to Sunflora with 50 Sunkern candies and the Sun Stone special item Chansey evolves to Blissey with 50 Chansey candies Eevee evolves to Umbreon with 25 Eevee candies (name your Eevee Tamao" for a guaranteed evolution)* Eevee evolves to Espeon with 25 Eevee candies (name your Eevee Sakura" for a guaranteed evolution)* *Note that, as with previous Eevee evolutions, the naming trick, might only work once.
PC Pro
a day
Having launched in Korea on 24 January, the game accrued just under seven million players by 2 February, illustrating its omnipresence. Despite enormous popularity, the game’s user base has a trend of lagging in the weeks following an initial surge. And whilst the update introduces fresh prey for users, there are still features which many lust after, including PvP battles and trading. But with Pokémon Go developer Niantic confirming that these features are in the pipeline, a resurgence in the game’s popularity looks imminent. Below are some key facts you'll need to know about the update: Special items come from Poke Stops Catching a stage 1 evolved Pokemon, like a Golbat, grants you 5 Candy (instead of 3) Catching a stage 2 evolved Pokemon (such as a Crobat) grants you 10 Candy A few Pokemon have been given an extra lifeline with another option to evolve: Seadra evolves to Kingdraw with 100 Horsea candies and the Dragon Scale special item Poliwhirl evolves to Politoed with 100 Poliwag candies and the King's Rock special item Slowpoke can now also evolve to a Slowking with 50 Slowpoke candies and the King's Rock special item Onix evolves to Steelix with 50 Onix candies and the Metal Coat special item Scyther evolves to Scizor with 50 Scyther candies and the Metal Coat special item Gloom can now also evolve to a Bellossom with 100 Oddish candies and the Sun Stone special item Porygon evolves to Porygon 2 with 50 Porygon candies and the Dubious Disc special item Sunkern evolves to Sunflora with 50 Sunkern candies and the Sun Stone special item Chansey evolves to Blissey with 50 Chansey candies Eevee evolves to Umbreon with 25 Eevee candies (name your Eevee Tamao" for a guaranteed evolution)* Eevee evolves to Espeon with 25 Eevee candies (name your Eevee Sakura" for a guaranteed evolution)* *Note that, as with previous Eevee evolutions, the naming trick, might only work once.
Phys.Org
a day
When a star like our sun gets to be very old, after another seven billion years or so, it will no longer be able to sustain burning its nuclear fuel. With only about half of its mass remaining, it will shrink to a fraction of its radius and become a white dwarf star. White dwarfs are common, the most famous one being the companion to the brightest star in the sky, Sirius. As remnants of some of the oldest stars in the galaxy, white dwarfs offer an independent means of dating the lifetimes of different galactic populations.
Forbes
3 days
Jan Dismas Zelenka is a composer waiting to be fallen in love with. All he needs is for the half-way inclined listener (anyone who loves Bach) to get a good ear-full on one or two occasions. This disc trick will readily to the trick!
BBC News 24
4 days
Composed and determined, it is no supplies, really. He has shown his determination in 20 years at Arsenal. Asim Wenger looks like a disc -- has recovered from that awful night in Munich. He made it clear that far from focusing on his future, he is focusing on is next game. What really stood out is the comment about still being a manager next season, whether with Arsenal or elsewhere.
Petrolicious
4 days
The “Classicmodel was added to the lineup as a result; a trim package that’s two parts old school and one part new. Based on the ‘80s-era FJ40 series trucks, the Classic build offers “an authentic Land Cruiser with discreet improvements, such as a complete nut-and-bolt ground-up restoration to factory aesthetics with optional air-conditioning, upgraded front disc brakes, and a few other tweaks throughout to make the finished product an overall light-restomod for the adventurist who prefers to crawl in classic style with a dash of modern amenities. After dozens of orders were placed for Classics, Juan wanted to take it to the next level. Despite his automotive business, Juan openly admits he’s not the type of petrolhead that wants to fiddle with finicky carburetors and diagnose “old car problems” when they oh-so-conveniently decide to get temperamental.
Techradar - Reviews
4 days
It's not such a big deal, just a telling indication of how internet-reliant this new generation of gaming will be. Be sure get all your pertinent apps downloaded before having friends over to show off the new system. Games Every game on the Xbox One requires at least a partial installation before it can be played. These installs are lengthier than on PlayStation 4, but not by much. For example, a disc copy of Madden for Xbox One needed six minutes to reach 25% installation before letting us on the gridiron. The PS4 version needed two minutes, and an additional minute to download a patch before online features were enabled. Madden NFL 25 Installing isn't a major roadblock on either system, but it is something to anticipate. It's a good idea to pop a new game in the drive the minute you get home. That way you can be sure it'll be ready when you are.
Daily Mail - News
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Open Culture
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Variety
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Techradar
6 days
Sony announced today that it's pulling support of its PlayStation Now streaming service for all legacy Sony devices - including the PS3 , PlayStation Vita , PlayStation TV - as well as certain TVs and Blu-ray players. PlayStation Now, which lets subscribers stream over 450 PS3 games without needing a game disc, will soon be supported only on the PS4 and recently added Windows PC. In an official blog post , Sony says it pared down supported devices to concentrate on those two platforms, saying it will "further develop and improve the user experience" in the process. Sony notes any current saved data can be accessed from the cloud on both PS4 and Windows PC, ensuring any hours spent climbing the towers in Catherine or battling mythical beasts in God of War III won't go to waste. The devices losing PS Now support Specifically, Sony will first stop PS Now support for 2016 models of its Bravia TVs on April 1.
Petrolicious
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Techradar
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Sony announced today that it's pulling support of its PlayStation Now streaming service for all legacy Sony devices - including the PS3 , PlayStation Vita , PlayStation TV - as well as certain TVs and Blu-ray players. PlayStation Now, which lets subscribers stream over 450 PS3 games without needing a game disc, will soon be supported only on the PS4 and recently added Windows PC. In an official blog post , Sony says it pared down supported devices to concentrate on those two platforms, saying it will "further develop and improve the user experience" in the process. Sony notes any current saved data can be accessed from the cloud on both PS4 and Windows PC, ensuring any hours spent climbing the towers in Catherine or battling mythical beasts in God of War III won't go to waste. The devices losing PS Now support and when Specifically, Sony will first stop PS Now support for 2016 models of its Bravia TVs on April 1.
Techradar
6 days
Sony announced today that it's pulling support of its PlayStation Now streaming service for all legacy Sony devices - including the PS3 , PlayStation Vita , PlayStation TV , and Sony Bravia smart TVs. PlayStation Now, which lets subscribers stream over 450 PS3 games without needing a game disc, will soon be supported only on the PS4 and recently added Windows PC. In an official blog post , Sony says it pared down supported devices to concentrate on those two main platforms, saying it will "further develop and improve the user experience" in the process. Sony also reminds users that any current save data can be easily accessed from the cloud on both PS4 and Windows PC, ensuring any hours spent climbing the towers in Catherine or battling mythical beasts in God of War III won't go to waste. What devices are going away (and when) Specifically, Sony will first stop PS Now support for 2016 models of Bravia TVs on April 1.
The Huffington Post
6 days
From my earliest memories, Milton Metz's voice was as familiar and reassuring as my own mother's. It was always there -- on WHAS radio and television -- from what seemed to be morning until midnight, although I realize now that was impossible. He arrived in Louisville from Cleveland in 1946, right after World War II and just as the reach of WHAS radio was spreading; its 50,000-watt strength made it heard from Maine to Colorado. In those days, WHAS personalities were far more than disc jockeys. In Milt's case, he was a specialist at some very important things: conversation and the weather. Early on in my life, my parents allowed me to watch the 10 o'clock news (Louisville was still in the Central Time Zone in the 1950s, so everything came an hour earlier than in the East). Milton's weather report was the highlight for me, and his youthful style stood out among a rather stodgy group of folks at WHAS-TV, which included Jay Crouse, Phyllis Knight and sportscaster Cawood Ledford.
Core77
7 days
Tyler places a "heat sink" in any joint that he is welding to soak up some of the heat from the welding process and reduce distortion. One of titanium's greatest strengths is that it is very difficult to bend after welding. That makes it extremely durable, but also harder to work with. Tools like heat sinks help us manage the distortion during welding and align each frame to within .01", about the thickness of a Post-It. In the final alignment, Tyler checks the frame in each dimension. A straight frame handles better and is a sign that the construction was done precisely and correctly. After welding, each frame is prepped for building by hand, including reaming the head tube, facing the head tube and bottom bracket, and chasing the bottom bracket threads, shown here. We developed a "flat-mount" disc brake dropout in 2016. That dropout works with low profile disc brakes that mount with two brake bosses to the chain stay.
Hackaday
7 days
Knives are tools that rely heavily on material quality to do their job right. A knife made of cheap steel won't hold an edge well, and blunt knives are more likely to cause injury, or at the least, be more difficult to use. The trick to making a good knife is to start with good material. Disc brakes just so happen to be a great source of cast iron, and are readily available, so [Diesineveryfilm Customs] has machined a knife out of a brake disc . The first step is to roughly cut out the knife's form from the disc. It's easy enough to cut out with an angle grinder, following up with a belt sander to finish up the grip. After sharpening, the sharp blade is taped off for safety while a wooden grip is added. Holes are drilled in the brake rotor, allowing the wooden parts to be pinned and glued together before a trip to the belt sander for shaping. A string and dye are added to the handle as finishing touches.
Techradar
7 days
Instead, the Switch will be an completely single-screen experience "on whatever screen you might choose." The trailer also confirmed the fact that the console will feature games sold on a cartridge rather than a disc. Unfortunately this means that the console won't be physically backwards compatible . Unfortunately the console will not support streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video at launch . Nor will it have a browser for you to access these services in another way. Nintendo has justified the move by saying that its focus is on making a gaming system first and foremost. Neither the presentation nor the trailer made mention of a major rumor that was doing the rounds about the console supporting VR after the company admitted it was "researching" VR technology, according to someone who was present. Twitter's NStyles attended the meeting in Kyoto and claims Nintendo's Shigeru Minamoto said Nintendo was researching VR but has concerns about users playing for long periods of time.