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Free drone simulators Before you take your new drone out for its maiden flight, its a good idea to use a simulator to get a feel for its handling to avoid embarrassing and potentially expensive crashes. You could pay hundreds of pounds for a realistic drone sim, but the strong community spirit of drone pilots means theres also a growing collection of superb free simulators to help you master your props. There are two main types of drone simulator: those designed to help you practise first-person view (FPV) racing, and those for refining handling of camera drones to help you achieve better video and photos. The best sims offer a variety of courses, variable weather conditions, and realistic physics so youre fully prepared and know how your drone will respond in different situations. Real licensed drone models are also a boon, as is scope for future development.
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Buy Amazon Dash buttons 5. Tefal Cook4Me Connect cooker Like the coffee machine, this is a good product with useful smart features added - which means even if you rarely use the app, you wont regret getting one. Cook4Me is basically a fancy pressure cooker, preparing meals for up to 6 people and keeping them warm until youre ready. It comes with recipes on the machine, and you can send (many!) more directly to your cooker from the iOS/Android app. Cook4Me seems designed for the YouTube generation - it really holds your hand through the cooking process, even if youve no idea what youre doing, and you can monitor your dish from the app so nothing overcooks or goes cold. Its big, its expensive, but for the lazy chef, its a godsend. 6. Drop Connected Scale Although no one really needs their kitchen scales to connect to the internet, the way the Drop scale does it makes cooking more fun.
The Week
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Do you need specialist cover? If you are planning on skiing off-piste or taking part in particularly adventurous winter sports including snow-mobiling or heli-skiing you will need to get specialist cover, as most winter sports policies only cover basic skiing and snow boarding. Are you covered for theft? Ski insurance isnt just about protecting yourself in the event of injury. You will also have a lot of expensive equipment on you so make sure your policy covers you for theft, and that the cover is high enough to reflect the value of your ski gear. Comparison website Gocompare found that only one in five travel insurance policies offered theft cover of more than £1,000, with half offering less than £500. Also, take steps to protect your stuff. If you are leaving your skis outside a restaurant split them up on the rack so it is harder for a thief to grab them.
TIME - Top Stories
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(NEW YORK) The Great Wall was a hit in China. In North America, it was a dud. The most expensive film ever made in China and with a budget of $150 million, The Great Wall was intended to prove that the world's no. 2 movie marketplace could produce Hollywood-sized blockbusters of its own. Though it ran up $171 million in ticket sales in China, The Great Wall pulled in $18.1 million in its North American debut over Presidents Day weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. That was good enough for third place, falling behind last weekend's top two films, The Lego Batman and Fifty Shades Darker. The Warner Bros. animated release easily led the box office again with $34.2 million in its second week, sliding only 35 percent. Universal's Fifty Shades Darker sold $21 million in tickets in its second week.
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It is also the largest domain name registrar in the world with tens of millions of domain names in its portfolio. Its cheapest package, is decently kitted at £4.80 per month, rising to £6 after the first year. It is the most expensive in the comparison. Like most web hosters, it comes with free backup and restore, an uptime guarantee (99.9%), unlimited storage (100GB for the Economy package) and bandwidth and a free domain with the annual plan. A pretty nifty feature provided by Godaddy on all its package is the ability to increase hosting capacity on demand (e.g. when you experience a sudden surge in traffic) from within your hosting account. Check out GoDaddy web hosting deals UK2 Based in London in start-up territory (Shoreditch), UK2 offers the cheapest starting package of all the providers in the list at 99p a month (although you need to subscribe for two years).
Collective Evolution
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The lab teamed up with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to use the battery to power a motorbike, winning a 2016 R&D 100 Award for their groundbreaking results. This original version, though impressive, involved an expensive electrolyte. The newest version, on the other hand, implements a urea-based electrolyte and is an estimated 100 times cheaper than the 2015 model. It also has higher efficiency and a charging time of just 45 minutes. Dai noted that the cost difference between the two batteries is “like night and day.” Dai and Angell's work marks the first time urea has been used in a battery. The low-cost battery is even more impressive in a day and age when the demand for renewable technologies continues to grow. Energy storage has proved a massive challenge for solar power and other renewables, with users requiring a reliable way to store power when their systems aren't generating energy.
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It also owns other well-known names such as HP Sauce and Philadelphia soft cheese. The offer was flatly rejected, however, with Unilever saying it saw in it "no merit, either financial or strategic". Kraft said today it was no longer pursuing the acquisition. A joint statement from both companies added "Unilever and Kraft Heinz hold each other in high regard". Analysts suggest that Unilever's strong rebuttal of the original deal was the main reason for Kraft pulling out so early, not least because it feared having to pay an excessive premium in a "hostile takeover". "Kraft Heinz was shocked by the vehemence with which its 'friendly' merger offer was rebuffed," says the BBC 's Joe Lynam. "The bosses of both consumer giants spoke over the weekend and it was clear that if Kraft really wanted Unilever it would have to launch a hostile takeover bid that could have ended up being very expensive.
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Modern materials mean new homes are not always made from wood. More expensive and fire-friendly than their brick or plaster rivals, wooden walls are a desirable, but not always economical, option. Keep the warmth and glow of wood inside your home, with these thirty wooden wall bedroom designs. A full-scale alternative to wooden wallcor pieces, these LED, lamp or naturally-lit wooden walls add ambience to your sleeping space. Create curves and overlapping panels in light Scandinavian wood. Make a jungle scene with rough-shod or distressed wood alternatives. Take tips on how to do a wooden bedroom wall or partition right, with our thirty examples of rustic-look bedrooms. Visualizer: Wladimir Sapyan The earth was one Gondwanaland, before tectonic plates shifted its surface. This wooden-panelled design shows the earth before continents and countries, with LED-lit splits upon a warm wooden floor.
Design Milk - Home
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*Cue angels singing* Sleeping in a bed that has quality bedding is like taking a shower versus bathing at the spa, or maybe like an itchy wool sweater versus cashmere... you get the point: total relaxation and maximum coziness. Parachute sent me some samples of their new bath line. Previously, bath towels, washcloths, robes, and such are also items that I would typically purchase at a big box store. Not anymore... I've had a taste of luxury and now I can't ever go back. (help!) However, the beauty of Parachute is that these items ARE luxurious BUT NOT expensive. Competitive enough to break me of my big box store habit. I received a set of their Aero Cotton towels and an Aero cotton robe . I've been wearing the robe every single night since the day it arrived. No kidding... I work from home, so sometimes I even put it on during the day and pretend I'm at a fancy spa.
Sunderland Echo
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A punter who had barred himself from a bookmaker was left with a £1,359 bill after he smashed the glass front door of the shop.
Techradar - Reviews
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Naturally, it all comes down to what you want to pay, but the unlimited plans arent as expensive as other Usenet services out there. If you purchase an account, you get access to an online help centre where you can post questions and speak to specialists about the platform. However, many users have complained about the quality of support offered by Astraweb, and some believe that it has declined significantly over the years. Should this be a concern, you could always purchase a block to explore the service before making a final decision. Final verdict Astraweb is a veteran and trusted Usenet operator which is both affordable and flexible. Plus youre effectively getting two distinct services for the price of one here, which is definitely an added bonus. Weve rounded up the best Usenet services of 2017
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The study concluded that while these new drugs often were ten times more expensive than existing antibiotics, it was unclear whether they were any better. The clinical trials evaluating the drugs did not report whether the drugs actually cured patients or helped them recover from their symptoms or live longer. Instead, the trials relied on subjective physician assessments of patientshealth, and lab results. Often, Powers says, insurance companies wont pay for far more expensive antibiotics if they have not proven to be more effective than the older, cheaper drugs. Indeed, an evaluation of antibiotics approved by the FDA between 1980 and 2009 found that more than four in ten were withdrawn from the market over time, either because of safety problems or due to poor sales. “The public health cost of this is enormous,” Powers says.” Over 39,000 patients enrolled in studies to allow drugs to be approved that are usually more expensive, that are not shown to be better, and can be worse than what we have already, in the hopes that one of these drugs will remain useful in the future, while the evidence shows most of them are not.
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One is the most expensive player in the world, while the other is arguably the signing of the season. Both play for Manchester United and have a great relationship on and off the pitch.
Information Age
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Originally written by Nick Ismail on Information Age The internet and cable industry (or the broadband industry, as it now refers to itself) talks a big game when it comes to diverse services and affordable prices. But most consumers know it’s all lip. In truth, the US broadband market, like many major industries, is just another monopoly. Consumers are stuck between a rock The post Internet and cable: M&A mean fewer (and more expensive) choices for all appeared first on Information Age - Insight and Analysis for IT Leaders .
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Samsung looks like it's going to have a fresh spin on a Windows 10 hybrid in the pipeline, at least if you go by an app which was spotted on the Windows store. The app in question is produced by Samsung for a device called the 'Galaxy Book', and the name itself suggests a convertible or detachable-style PC in the vein of Microsofts Surface Book (except hopefully considerably cheaper well, it could hardly be more expensive). Aside from the moniker, the software, which is called 'Book Settings', gives us a few more clues about the potential device itll have an active stylus, as youd expect with such a hybrid, along with an AMOLED screen and pattern login (drawing a pattern to unlock the machine). Charge limit There is also references to a battery life extender feature, which limits the maximum charge level to 85%, in an apparent effort to give the battery more staying power when it comes to fighting the loss of overall capacity which inevitably occurs as time marches on.
OK!
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Kim Kardashian's best friend is currently on the E4 dating show in the bid of finding true love. And today, Jonathan went on Lorraine to talk about the series with replacement host Helen Skelton. However, during his interview, the 42-year-old reality star made a very EXPENSIVE confession. Talking about why he'd make a good catch, Jonathan revealed: "They can live my lifestyle and travel with me. Lorraine: Celebs Go Dating star Jonathan Cheban ...
Japan Times
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An expensive dictionary, a big TV and a wedding ring: just three of the big purchases that could give your Japanese a lift.
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Kevin Pietersen, he loves himself a little bit, he properly won't be that happy, he was previously the most expensive player at £1 million. But Ben Stokes has a lot to live up to in that tournament when it starts Ben Stokes has a lot to live up to German anthem was played for the German women at the Fed Cup.
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Cricketer Ben Stokes has become a lot richer in the last couple of hours. You wouldn't have thought England's stop is very high in India, they just had that tour whitewash in all forms of the game. We had the frenzied auction we have every year for the IPL. Ben Stokes has become the most expensive foreign player in the ten years of the tournament, £1.7 million paid for him.