Techradar - Reviews
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1-inch screen, its a trade-off we think many people will be willing to take. Balancing the two halves of this black metal laptop is a sturdy hinge that has a soft resistance, allowing the screen to be tilted without having to hold onto the base. We hope that the hinge, like the rest of the laptop, has been built for longevity, as the one on our test unit did sit on the looser end of the spectrum already. At a total folded thickness of 14mm (0.55in), the BlackBook Zero 14 slips nicely into carry cases, briefcases and backpacks and the accompanying diminutive charger and cable makes it an exceptionally portable package on the whole. Keyboard and trackpad Continuing the matte-black theme is a black-coloured chiclet keyboard that has powdery soft-to-touch keys. The key travel distance feels generous for a device this thin and we were happy with the responsiveness and strong feedback for a membrane keyboard.
PC Pro
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The DeX dock is neat enough, with an Ethernet port and HDMI port on the rear, as well as a micro-USB port for charging and (rather worryingly) a built-in fan to keep the phone cool, and it can be neatly folded away for storage and transport. And the DeX environment itself looks advanced enough to get some reasonably serious work done on it. Samsung has even gone as far as working with Citrix to make sure you can also run full Windows on it, via virtual desktop. However, this has the whiff of Microsoft Continuum about it. That was a system that was supposed to revive Windows Mobile phones by doing effectively the same thing. In reality, no matter how neat DeX looks, I think it’s still too early to get excited about phones replacing our laptops, desktops and mobile communications just yet. Image 15 of 27 Image 17 of 27 Samsung Galaxy S8 review: Early verdict, price and release date I’ve been to enough phone launches over the years to know that the days of dramatic advances are long behind us, so I’m not too fussed that the Samsung Galaxy S8 looks to be a pretty minor upgrade on the S7.
Techradar - Reviews
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In terms of footprint it takes up about the same amount of space as a typical smartphone, although at 36.8mm at its thickest point it's not going to slip into every pocket easily. Still, it's a damn sight more portable than your typical high-end drone, and can be stored in your bag without weighing you down, making it an ideal traveling companion. The unit is fashioned from a pearl-like white plastic, and has four arms which house the propeller units. These arms can be folded in when the Dobby isn't in use, but the propellers aren't fixed they swing around even when the arms are docked, so you have to be quite careful when handling the device. On the base of the Dobby you'll find the battery compartment, as well as a sonar sensor and optical flow sensor these allow the device to be used indoors and also permit safe landings and takeoffs, not just from the ground but from the palm of your hand, too.
Woot
a day
Small enough to carry around the house. Big enough that you won't forget where you set it. Mostly. Unlike your keys (still in the door) and your glasses (on top of your head), it's not easy to misplace a Dyson. But if you somehow have and are currently searching for it, here is a helpful list of places to look: - On top of your car - Between your couch cushions - Under your pillow waiting for the computer fairy - Inside a Cadbury's Creme Egg hidden inside the mouth of a stuffed gorilla - Between the lining and shell of your coat accessed by the hole in your pocket - Folded up in a Swiss Army knife - In the belly of a shark - Inside a canopic jar - Baked inside a cake for your cousin in prison - In the heart of every child
Leicester Mercury
2 days
A famous Leicestershire clothing company has shut down because it cannot compete with cheaper manufacturers based overseas.The Sweater Shop's Thurmaston factory shut two weeks ago, and its last remaining store, in Leicester's Market Street, will close after Easter.The brand launched in Leicester in 1973 and became hugely successful, but folded in the 1990s after being sold for £150 million.It was relaunched in 2012 as part of a new business by original Sweater Shop founder Brian de...
Leicester Mercury
2 days
A famous Leicestershire clothing company has shut down because it cannot compete with cheaper manufacturers based overseas.The Sweater Shop's Thurmaston factory shut two weeks ago, and its last remaining store, in Leicester's Market Street, will close after Easter.The brand launched in Leicester in 1973 and became hugely successful, but folded in the 1990s after being sold for £150 million.It was relaunched in 2012 as part of a new business by original Sweater Shop founder Brian de...
The Week
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Unfortunately Arsenal's perennial defensive frailties were once again on display as the Gunners folded and went from 1-0 up in the first half to 4-1 down by the 63rd minute . A makeshift inexperienced central defensive pairing of Rob Holding and Calum Chambers bore the responsibility but it wasn't the only time this season that the team's lack of cohesion was exposed. Image 3 of 6 Credits Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images Description Man City 2 Arsenal 1Unbeaten in three months Arsenal had the chance to go top of the table in December, but lost to Everton and then threw away a lead at the Etihad in their next game Man City 2 Arsenal 1December 2016 Unbeaten for three months, Arsenal began the busy festive period looking like they'd turned a corner. But by the end of Sunday 18 December the goodwill was gone after the Gunners threw away two key games in quick succession.
The Week
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They first introduced their version of the babouche slipper as part of their Spring Summer 2016 collection with the Janelle, a style that has become a cornerstone of its range of women's shoes. The Janelle is crafted from Serrano leather, has a soft rounded toe, small heel and prominent, satisfyingly chunky square gold buckle on the upper. It also features the characteristic counter of its babouches that can be folded down, or worn up for a more structured and supportive shoe. The Janelle is receiving an update for Autumn Winter 2017 with new colours and materials including a sparkling black with crystal-encrusted buckle, pony and leopard print calfskin models, and ones with poker and casino-inspired adornments, gold studs, and a tartan-inspired check. Three new versions of the babouche will also be launched as part of the AW17 collection. The Lottie, which has an elegant round buckle, will be available in a black patent, rich pink rose, black suede and the core colours of black and bone.
Bristol Post
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Techradar
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This wallet case has a premium look while remaining affordable, thanks to its use of synthetic rather than real leather. Its a convincing effect though, and being a wallet there are also slots for your cards. Plus, the front folds over your P10s screen for all-round protection, staying shut with the power of magnets, and it can also be folded out into a stand for on the go movie watching. Olixars ArmourDillo cases tend to be among the toughest around and you only need to look at them to see why. Theyre chunky and impact-resistant, with two layers to keep your phone safe from scrapes and falls. The case also extends out to provide extra protection to otherwise vulnerable areas of your phone, like the corners. Meanwhile, that grippy finish both makes it easy to hold onto and comfortable in your hands, and while the ArmourDillo is mostly about protection it also has a flip-out stand.
Dezeen
5 days
Hot glass is pulled and stretched like taffy to make Bocci 's 87 Series pendant , designed by creative director Omer Arbel and set to launch at Milan design week To create the pearlescent lighting , long sections of glass are pulled out and folded back on themselves as they cool. By doing this air is trapped in the loop, creating a grainy, textured effect. The process is highly precise, requiring the glass to be at an exact temperature to create and trap bubbles. The sections are folded back on themselves at least ten times, each time capturing extra air and making the glass appear more pearlescent. "This technique we developed is true to the intrinsic properties of glass in a fundamental way," said Arbel, who recently designed a lighting installation for London's Barbican . "It is extremely simple in concept and yet requires tremendous sensitivity and skill on the part of the glassblowers to execute well.
BMW Blog
6 days
A little while back, we drove the new, second-generation MINI Countryman up in snowy Oregon and actually put the British brand's more off-roading-oriented car to the test. While no on will mistake this MINI Countryman with the other famous British off-roader (Land Rover), it actually handled itself quite well. However, with its newfound love for muddy stuff and increase in size, is it still a proper MINI. We think so but don't take our word for it. In this latest episode of Carwow, Mat Watson drives the new MINI Countryman and shows us all of the odd quirks and features of the new car. First, it's quite a lot larger than it seems like a MINI should be. But, that increase in size helps add some much-needed interior space and practicality. With the rear seats folded down it's actually quite capacious. Although, they can be a bit annoying to operate.
Dezeen
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Home Designing
6 days
The lighting in the room comes from the natural light, wall lamps, and lighting wall behind the bed. The wall behind the television is in all black, making a great backdrop for movie watching. This wardrobes has essential pieces the puff ottoman for easy dressing, shelves for folded jeans and tees, and a full mirror for a quick check once you've put that perfect outfit together. This fabulous kids room is fun without going over the top with wooden panels as clouds on the wall, circle pendant lights on the ceiling, and fun floating shelves in the corner. A great platform toy box in blue sits beside the bed. The comfy bed for resting and play table for building block castles complete the room. This room takes on a lighter hue than most of the home. Keeping it bright for the little ones is always a good idea. These amusing oval cage lights hanging from the ceiling add a little fun to a little tykes room.
South China Morning Post
6 days
Shrimp, caviar, truffle and gold flakes arent standard ingredients in Mexicos popular tacos. But chef Juan Licerio Alcala uses them to create the worlds most expensive taco at US$25,000. No one has ordered one. Yet. The handheld dish made of a corn or wheat tortilla folded around a filling is low-cost fare in Mexico. Licerio, the chef at the Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort, a luxury vacation destination in Baja California, told AFP he decided to think outside the box...
Sky News
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out of Westminster as the attack on folded. Get in the car, someone shouts. Her close protection staff had their arms at the ready, alert to potential attack. May has described Khalid Masood as someone who.
Techradar - Reviews
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Design The Karma Drone led the charge for compact quads when it debuted last September . Measuring 14.4 x 8.8 x 3.5 inches (36.5 x 22.4 x 9cm) when all folded up, it's dramatically smaller than the DJI Phantoms that have dominated the consumer airspace for years. However, this is exactly where DJI came in to steal the Karmas thunder with the water bottle-sized Mavic Pro, which was announced a week after GoPros quad. Despite it not being the smallest drone in the world, the way you can stash the Karma into a regular backpack is admirable. This is all thanks to a folding design that sees the both sets of arms flipping forward, while the landing gear closes flat against the drones underside. Image Credit: Nick Mediati The Karma Drone is also unique in that the camera sits on its nose, whereas most quads have the camera hanging underneath their fuselages.
Autocar
7 days
As the new Formula 1 season gets under way in Australia this weekend, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff tells us about his hopes for the 2017 season and beyond Toto Wolff is grabbing a sandwich downstairs when we arrive for a chat in his refreshingly unpretentious office in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 team offices at Brackley, just down the road from Silverstone. Wolff’s previous appointment has overrun, which is understandable. In these important days leading up to the season’s first F1 race, everyone wants a word with the team’s executive director and managing partner. In any case, a few minutesdelay is a bonus for the interviewer. There is time to note the orderly state of the glass-topped desk, the neatly folded jumper over one of the chairs, and the fact that the one and only photograph in this office is a signed image of Frank Williams with Toto (real name Torger) beside him.
Auto Express
8 days
Image 13 of 18 Image 13 of 18 Although access is a bit limited for larger people attempting to get in the back, once there they’ll find a decent amount of space for the head, knees and shoulders. It’s perfectly fine for kids, while even smaller adults wont be too disadvantaged on longer journeys. Those in the front shouldnt have any issue, either, while the seats are hugely adjustable. Boot While the A5 Coupe offers a sizeable 465-litre boot capacity, the Cabriolet sees that drop to 380-litres with the roof up and 320-litres with it down. That’s hardly a big sacrifice, however, and means the A5 has the biggest boot of any four-seat convertible rival bar the larger Mercedes E-Class . You can even raise or lower the canopy that holds the folded roof electrically to test whether or not your suitcase will fit in with the roof down. 3.4 Unsurprisingly, the extra weight of the A5 Cabriolet’s folding roof means it isnt as economical on paper as the Coupe .
The Event Chronicle
8 days
Speaking from experience, the temptation to bail out of the process is far smaller if I know that I wont have to struggle with that day’s meditation for too long. The Actual Silence Meditation Process I’m seated, ears are plugged, eyes blind-folded, the timer has started and now it’s time to actually meditate. The first thing I do is start breathing slowly and deeply, putting all of my focus on my breath. After years of practice this alone produces a few moments of blissful mental silence. But not for long! No sir! My wonderful mind has all kinds of lovely thoughts it wants me to entertain. So when the first thought comes up, I use a mental prompt to release it: Clear the Deck . As I think those words, I also direct my mind to a brief visualization of the deck of a wooden boat, out at sea, with nothing but blue skies and blue water in every direction, and I imagine that the thoughts are being swept off the deck, down into the water.
BBC One East
9 days
After 40 years of singing, the choir folded in 1977 when the founder Arthur Davies died. But now they have been reunited - for a special occasion. This from Nicola Haseler. They.
Techradar
9 days
You remember Cyanogen OS right? It was an open-source alternative to Android that offered additional features that the stock operating system lacked. However, after becoming popular with Android power-users and seeing itself installed as the default operating system on the OnePlus One and a couple of WileyFox handsets, the OS was folded and forked into the LineageOS project in late 2016. Now Cyanogen Incs former CEO has claimed that at one point Nintendo approached the company to create an OS for a certain portable. In a (now deleted) tweet, McMaster said, In the early days of cyanogen Nintendo wanted us to create an os for a certain portable. I told them to stick it. McMaster didnt go into detail about why he was so against working with the company (and nor does he specifically say the portable was the Nintendo Switch ), but a later tweet suggests that it had something to do with the companys unwillingness to develop a piece of hardware that also worked as a phone.
Mashable
10 days
12 years is a long time to be out of the game, but Dave Chappelle would never forget how to play. Though he hasn't recorded a live special in over a decade, Chappelle has toured and used footage from recent performances in his new Netflix specials. In The Age of Spin" and "Deep in the Heart of Texas" (both folded into one Dave Chappelle listing on Netflix), reviewers say he's true to his comedy origins as critical observer, provocateur, and of course, wildly funny. SEE ALSO: Netflix continues comedy takeover, signs deal with Tracy Morgan Complex and often uncomfortable Jason Zinoman, The New York Times : Read more... More about Conversations , List , Lists , Reviews , and Dave Chappelle
Techradar
10 days
The iPad Mini 4 is a bit small to comfortably type on, but if youre going to try you could do a lot worse than this keyboard from Belkin. Its aluminum build gives it a shiny, premium finish that ensures it doesnt look out of place attached to your sleek slate, and with a battery life of up to six months you wont need to charge it often. The case is also fairly thin and light, so you dont sacrifice too much portability, and it can be folded down flat to get the keyboard out of the way when its not in use. iPad Mini 2 keyboard cases The iPad Mini 2 is still going strong, and it can go even stronger with one of these keyboard cases. Read our iPad Mini 2 review More worried about the keyboard part than the case? Then you might want to check out this Arteck option. It's a cheap clip-on keyboard with 50 hours of battery life (when actively using the keyboard youll get a lot more in standby).