Mashable
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After the initial smartwatch craze subsided, it became clear that consumers are more interested in the fitness aspects of these devices than the bling factor. This changed how these gadgets were made and marketed, and Huawei's new Watch 2 is no exception. Just launched as part of the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, the Huawei Watch 2 is a sporty, rugged-looking, Android Wear 2 device that's resistant to dust and water. It also tracks your steps, precisely measures your heartbeat and offers you a pretty extensive running experience. SEE ALSO: Kim Kardashian would love the BlackBerry KEYone Read more... More about Smartwatch , Mobile World Congress , Mwc17 , Mwc , and Mwc2017
21stCenturyWire
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The following is a summary of their comments: One thing I know for sure is that the Syrian government did not cancel anybody's passport. All Syrians who left Syria illegally, or are terrorists, are able to renew their passports at any Syrian embassy worldwide. The Syrian people have asked the Syrian government many times to revoke the citizenship of known terrorists but until now, the Government has refused to take such action. The White Helmet damage limitation campaign is perhaps their Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood parlance? The extensive evidence of their fraudulent claims, affiliation to Al Qaeda and other extremist factions and wholesale fakery, has ensured that many of the taxpayers who were conned into sponsoring terrorism in Syria, have now decided to fight back against any further promotion of the White Helmet saviour fantasy.
Plymouth Herald
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Politico
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There is no better or more recent example of that than Trump’s candidacy, which upended every law of politics the so-called experts thought held true. Old-fashioned political connections, forged in Manhattan boardrooms and sleek Silicon Valley office spaces, also helped ease Thiel’s ascension in Trump’s orbit. His initial connection to Trump came through the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Thiel is a longtime investor in the health care startup founded by Kushner’s brother, Josh and Thiel and Jared Kushner had extensive conversations in the spring of 2016 about whether he would become a delegate for Trump in California’s Republican primary. Thiel went public with his support for Trump in May at the urging of Kevin Harrington, a longtime principal at Thiel Capital with whom he has — as another Thiel employee described it — a sort of “mind meld.
Plymouth Herald
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Techradar - Reviews
15 hours
The Moksha desktop environment can also be thoroughly customised through the addition of Modules. These are little gadgets that provide application launchers, volume and backlight controls, and a system tray. Modules live in containers called Shelves, and the default setup comprises a single shelf at the bottom with a menu, desktop pager, application list and other things wed expect to find there. Additional shelves with more widgetry can be added around the edges of the screen. This makes extensive personalisation possible, but can seem clunky at times. Final verdict It perhaps isnt quite suitable for beginners, but Bodhi Linux is one of the nicest gifts you could give your old hardware. 5 of the most popular Raspberry Pi distros 10 of the best Linux distros for privacy fiends and security buffs 5 of the most popular Linux gaming distros 10 of the most popular lightweight Linux distros
Informed Comment
15 hours
One possible explanation for this is that the country with the longest, most extensive and most negative history of interference in Yemeni affairs is not Iran but Saudi Arabia. Its meddling over the years far outstrips anything done by Iran. As for what Iran is actually doing to support the Houthis, available evidence suggests it's not very much – though this may be due more to the practical difficulties involved than a lack of inclination. A key question here is whether, or to what extent, Iran might be arming the Houthis (and supporters of ex-President Saleh who are allied with them). A recent UN report by a panel of experts looked at this in detail and concluded that if Iran is providing weapons it is unlikely to be doing so on a large scale. The report said: The panel has not seen sufficient evidence to confirm any direct large-scale supply of arms from the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, although there are indicators that anti-tank guided weapons being supplied to the Houthi or Saleh forces are of Iranian manufacture.
SABC Digital News
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Petrolicious
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Top Speed
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Toyota has a long history with mid-sized, high-riding pickups in America. Many might remember Marty McFly’s 1985 Toyota truck with its tube bumpers, lifted suspension, alloy wheels, and black paint job. While most of these trucks have rusted into the history books, their spirit lives on in Toyota’s modern Tacoma – and no more so than with the Tacoma TRD Pro. This lifted truck with its blacked-out wheels and bold grille give it a flair for the past, while still answering trends of today. I had the chance to spend a week with the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, which came dressed in Super White and built on the Double Cab platform. I spent an extensive amount of time driving the highways and surface streets surrounding my Central Florida home. And of course, I sampled the deep, sandy ruts of trails running through wooded landscapes that appeared untouched since the Spanish Conquistadors landed in the 1500s.
BBC One Wales
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So as far as Saturday and Sunday's concerned, we'll see weather fronts pushing through the UK. Here's a look at Saturday. Fronts moving through, extensive cloud, outbreaks of rain - most of the rain will be across western areas of the UK, and the wind's going to be picking up as well.
BBC One London
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Here's a look at Saturday. Fronts moving through, extensive cloud, will be across western areas of the UK, and the wind's going to be picking up as well. But these are mild southwesterlies, so we're talking about temperatures into double figures across most of the UK. And the most amount of rainfall is expected to fall across the north-west of England, so Cumbria, Lancashire, places like that.
Techradar
2 days
When this happens, the project's documentation and a helpful community can make the difference between a fatal kernel panic and a smooth-running system. All the distros in this roundup can (thankfully) boast of a large repository of helpful documentation. Some, like Debian and Fedora, have been the subject of detailed books that describe setting them up for home use or as servers. Additionally, the popularity of each of these distros means that you can easily find answers to your queries with a simple search on the internet. Gentoo and Arch, as you might expect given their relative complexity, offer the most extensive documentation. This tends to detail even the most basic of technologies, such as configuring the Ethernet interface or the Xinitrc and fstab files. This is especially needed for such distros because of their different way of doing things.
Politico
2 days
Whoever delivers the briefing in the Trump era will face the unusual challenge of having to articulate a U.S. stance under a president who often shifts his views on global affairs. The department has yet to name a new official spokesman, though it has an acting spokesman, Mark Toner, with extensive experience conducting the briefings. Earlier this week, the department said it is looking at changing the format of the briefing to possibly allow questions from reporters connecting via the Internet. The White House began letting reporters Skype into briefings this month.
Channel 4
2 days
Put the two events together and what you get is a terrifying redefinition of the country's potential threat. Which isn't just nuclear, but chemical too. It reminds everybody that North Korea possesses not just a nuclear threat, but extensive chemical weapons and is prepared to use them. If North Korea is prepared to use VX in a crowded airport terminal, does anybody believe they will blink before using it in a war? If chemical experts confirm that the swabs from MrKim's face do contain traces of VX, North Korea could be back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.
BoingBoing
2 days
I first discovered David Neat’s work via his website where he delves deeply into all sorts of fascinating interests, from furniture design to natural history to art. Mainly what drew me there was his extensive tutorials on all aspects of miniature model-making. The amount of content he’s posted is staggering, as is the quality of everything. Read comments about David’s site (or this book) and you will hear from seasoned pros, surprised by how much they’ve learned from David’s work. Model-Making: Materials and Methods collects some of David’s best content from the site. While only 176 pages, this book manages to cram in a lot of eye-opening tips and techniques for building miniatures. David comes from the theater set-building world and teaches design and model-making, mainly with theater, TV, and movie models in mind, but the techniques in this book can be applied to all forms of model-making, from dioramas and dollhouses to tabletop miniature games and train layouts.
Expert Reviews
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Darien Graham-Smith 1 day 3 hours ago Iolo System Mechanic is an extensive suite of tools for tweaking and optimising your PC. It Includes numerous features to help you protect your online security, clear out unneeded files and speed up your PC. Here we’ll look at how its All-in-One Cleanup tool can help you free up space on your system drive – always a useful capability, especially if you’re using a lightweight laptop with a limited-size SSD. Spring-clean your PC with Iolo System Mechanic ProGet a huge 70% off if you use the coupon code EXPERTREVIEWS When you first run the software it will automatically analyse your system and come up with a list of recommendedrepairs”, which includes clearing out the junk files that may be clogging up your drive. There’s no harm in doing this right away, but by digging into the program’s settings you can find more unneeded files and free up more space.
The Huffington Post
2 days
On the military side, it was during World War I that Russia began building infrastructure along the NSR to use as a blockade-free exit route, a trend that continued into the Cold War. Vakhtin explains that military motivations for development of the route persist, and though they fluctuate according to geopolitical tensions, its a powerful stimulant for economic growth in Arctic towns and cities. But while the future of the Northern Sea Route as a global transportation corridor remains uncertain, its use as a route for moving Russian Arctic resources to eastern and western markets seems for the time being its most enduring material driver. Although resource prices waver, extensive reserves of diamonds, nickel and liquefied natural gas ( LNG ) remain locked under the icy terrain, scraped free by glaciers. Interest in the Arctic is rising: It is connected with the rise of extracting industries, Vakhtin says.
The Guardian - Network Front
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Proactive Investors USA
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Techradar
2 days
We havent had a chance to spend any time with the Wii U version of the game, but these feel like design decisions that were made with a second-screen in mind, and that dont feel fully at home on a single-screen console. There are a couple of caveats to these observations. First is the fact that we were playing the first few hours of the game, and that as the game progresses youll more than likely find weapons with a slightly longer shelf-life. Second is the size of the inventory, which in keeping with previous Zelda games is likely to be expandable via upgrades. However, in the early portions of the game be prepared to spend a lot of time pausing the action to manage your inventory. Were hoping to spend some time with the Wii U version when its released to see if its Gamepad solves these issues. Check out our extensive Nintendo Switch preview.
The Economic Times
2 days
NEW DELHI: India's steel exports registered a three-fold increase to 0.889 million tonnes (MT) in January this year, compared to the year-ago month. The massive jump in exports comes amid government providing extensive support to the domestic steel industry by way of various trade remedial measures including anti-dumping. The country shipped out 5.865 MT in the first 10 months of the ongoing fiscal, registering an increase of 71 per cent. "Exports in January, 2017 (0.889 MT) was up 224 per cent over January 2016 and was up by 19 per cent over December 2016," according to Joint Plant Committee data. The country's steel export in January 2016 was 0.274 MT, the data further revealed. "Export of total finished steel was up by 71.1 per cent in April-January 2016-17 (5.865 MT) over the same period of last year," the data showed. Import of total finished steel declined by 37.
EVO Reviews
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As with the Coupe, a £1,200 sport differential can be specified that vectors torque between the rear wheels. Technical Highlights The new platform architecture means that the Audi A5 Cabriolet is 40kg lighter than the model it replaces – though still a substantial 225kg more than the new coupe. Despite this, extensive steel strengthening allows Audi to claim a 40 per cent improvement in torsional rigidity over the first-gen car. The roof is a tried-and-tested cloth affair, with new acoustic panels in the headlining aiming to reduce wind noise. It operates up to 31mph, closes in 18 seconds and requires a mere flick of a toggle switch rather than an irritating button hold-down procedure. Image 9 of 14 Image 9 of 14 Five-link suspension is fitted to all four corners and the setup is taken from the Coupe, with minor changes to introduce a softer edge and counteract any body tremors.
Global Research
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