TIME - Top Stories
2 hours
Smartphones have done generally wonderful things for photography. By putting a camera in millions of people's pockets, they've greatly democratized the art form. In terms of photo quality, the latest flagship smartphones can go toe-to-toe with basic point-and-shoots any day of the week. And thanks to social media and data plans, it's never been easier to share your creativity. But along the way to Instagram and Snapchat, we lost something special: Printed photos. There's something magical about turning an image into a real, tangible thing you can hold and share. That's not just me talking nonsense. We're in the middle of a film photography renaissance as the cultural pendulum swings from the digital back to the analog. (It's similar to what's happening with vinyl records .) Thankfully, a handful of new gadgets can help you capture some of that film photography magic without the hassle of old-school cameras or darkrooms.
Western Daily Press
8 hours
Do you find changing channels on the remote control a bit of a chore?Then you need Amazon's new voice controlled Fire Stick.The TV stick comes with a voice-enabled remote control, saving you the hassle of having to actually press buttons to find something to watch or skip forward. For just £40 you can get the new streaming device with Alexa, the voice service from Amazon.Alexa will help you search for a film, a series to watch, plus fast forward or rewind if you just tell her to skip...
Tech World Tutorials
11 hours
Is there a bigger hassle than password management?
Antiwar.com News
2 days
Iraqi Prime Minister Hayder Abadi has announced the beginning of the nation's liberation of western Mosul , which has been under ISIS control for years. Iraqi troops occupied the eastern half of the city over the last several months, but western Mosul is the more populous, and more heavily defended area. There has been no immediate attempt to ford the river into western Mosul, however, which would be a hassle after US airstrikes destroyed all the bridges in the city in recent months. Instead, the focus seems to be well south of the city, with Iraqi forces overrunning a number of villages on the western shore of Mosul. Despite having declared victory in eastern Mosul weeks ago, the reports out of that half of the city suggest that things are far from calm, with repeated ISIS drone attacks across the river, and ISIS remnant forces carrying out ambushes that mean fighting is a daily reality.
Apartment Therapy
2 days
(Image credit: Sweeten ) If you've ever found yourself a bit dismayed by a remodel, where the homeowners took a perfectly serviceable kitchen and subjected it a complete gut renovation, then this project is for you. Instead of starting from scratch, Lindsay and Matt made just a few small changes to their Brooklyn kitchen, creating a fresh, modern space with a minimum of hassle (and a minimal budget). READ MORE »
Open Culture
3 days
At first, I didnt think such a drastic change was reasonable, or even possible. But when you look at the clothes from the early Showa-era [pre WWII] and compare it to those of today. . .in just 40 years, look at how much we’ve changed. They just dont fit! MIYAZAKI – [Laughs] KUROSAWASo we had to find fabric that matched the original and tailor new ones based on that. It was a big hassle. MIYAZAKIWhen it comes to making a Jidai-geki, I just keep running in circles. . .and never actually come close to realizing that goal. People ask, “so what’s your next project?” to which I’ll respond, “Jidai-geki!” I’ve been saying that for the past 10 years! [Laughs] KUROSAWAIn Seven Samurai, we were originally going to chronicle the everyday life of a particular samurai. And as you mentioned earlier. . .he’ll wake up in the morning, eat something for breakfast, perhaps go to the Edo Castle.
The Economic Times
3 days
Smart Cards Gera refers to a 2016 Nasscom report that says 8% of games being developed in India are casino-based card games. “This shows the growing importance of card games in Indian families,” says Gera, explaining why the online version is replicating the offline popularity: a hassle-free gaming experience, ease to log in from any location at any time, and no need to hunt for a gaming partner. For Saurabh Aggarwal, founder of mobile gaming company Octro, the biggest push for card games is that it eliminates the need to find a common place and convenient time to play with friends. Started in 2013, Octro’s Teen Patti has over 40 million users and is played by over 3.5 million players every day, claims Aggarwal, who raised $15 million from Sequoia Capital in 2014. While users can download the game for free and start playing, they are matched with other players across the world.
Techradar
4 days
If that sounds a little dull, Pomodorium (pictured) is a similar tool that gamifies the Pomodoro Technique, integrating a timer with a simple RPG. Every time you complete 25 minutes of focused work you earn virtual currency, which you can use to upgrade a character. During your work breaks, you take this customized hero on a journey across a fantasy world, battling monsters and earning XP a fun reward for your hard work. Download here: Tomighty Download here: Pomodorium Trello is superb for managing tasks of all sizes; big jobs can be brokwn down into manageable chunks, then ticked off once they're complete. Seeing your progress is a great motivator 2. Trello Hassle-free task and time management to help you stay organized and motivated Free web app Trello enables you to make several to-do lists, and set deadlines to help you stay on top of your work and errands.
Techradar - Reviews
4 days
And for about six months after launch, we believed it. Then the decision came down to cut Kinect from the basic package and instead of dozens of new, ground-breaking games, we got Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved. There's still a showroom factor when you use Kinect. And yes, voice commands do sometimes help to navigate around the Xbox's cluttered, convoluted interface. But at the end of the day, this mandatory pack-in is more hassle than it's worth. Apparently, Microsoft thinks so too. Xbox One specifications Microsoft's bid for living room supremacy is powered by an AMD processor, backed by 8GB of DDR3 memory and 32MB of ultra fast ESRAM. For storage, most consoles come with a 500GB hard drive to keep your media, gameplay videos and game installs, though some special editions have started to pack-in a 1TB drive instead. But, unlike the PS4, there's no swapping out that mechanical drive for solid state and even attempting it will void your warranty.
Auto Express
4 days
A new, free, online car-selling service is shaking up the market, helping drivers achieve the best price without getting off their sofa 2017-02-17 09:00 Most motorists dread the prospect of selling their car. They worry about having to waste time travelling from one forecourt to another, haggling with dealers or being scammed if they try to sell privately. But there is another way. Tootle promises to take the hassle out of the process. And unlike other car-selling services, everything can be done from the comfort of your sofa. All it takes is a few minutes to create a free listing on the website, and within hours vetted dealers startbidding’ for your car. Once you’ve received an offer you’re happy with, the buyer collects from your home or another convenient location and the money is transferred to your account. It couldnt be simpler. This new way of selling is shaking up the market because there are no catches.
Daily Mail - Home
5 days
This list of the dirtiest items in the workplace - compiled by the cleaner-bookng website Hassle.com, will leave you reaching for the hand sanitiser - and avoiding the water cooler.
Open Culture
5 days
That’s all there is to it. MIYAZAKIWell yes, but. . .[Laughs] KUROSAWASo we might have one segment that seems like it’s going to be a big hassle. . .perhaps take days to film. . .but ends up taking only half a day — from morning to 3 o’clock later that day. The same goes with editing — we’d be expecting a big mess, when in fact, we’d be finished by 3 o’clock the same day, only to have everyone go, “what?!” [Shows clip from Maadadayo] KUROSAWABattle scenes too. When the cavalry makes a charge or something. . .we film it three times with three different cameras, each time with different lenses. So in the end, we’ll have 9 cuts, and all you have to do is string together the good ones. It’s not that hard. Aside from that. . .when someone falls off a horse. . .gets shot and falls of a horse. . . we’ll do a special take afterwards for those types of scenes.
South China Morning Post
5 days
By Kim Se-jeong More and more guests are travelling with their pets, but doing so can be a hassle because of pets particular needs. Thus, many hotels in Seoul and around the world are allowing guests to bring their pets and offering pet-friendly services. At Four Seasons Hotel Seoul in downtown Seoul, guests pets can have a space in the room for an extra 250,000 won (US$218). The hotel also offers a variety of pet amenities, including an embroidered toy bone, name tag,...
Techradar
5 days
Theres no way to add notes or highlights, but the convenience of carrying your ebook library and reader anywhere might outweigh those drawbacks for you. Download here: Sumatra PDF 5. Icecream Ebook Reader A stylish free ebook reader, but advanced features are only available in the Pro version Icecream specializes in smart, no-frills software, and Icecream Ebook Reader is no exception. It supports EPUB, MOBI, PDF and FB2 ebook formats, and once youve imported your books theyre arranged in a neat bookshelf with a choice of viewing options. One particularly handy feature is the ability to archive and export your ebooks; ideal if you use more than one PC and dont want the hassle of importing your books twice. Theres no cloud syncing though. The reader itself is similar to the Kindle app in appearance, with one-click (or tap) buttons for changing font size, color theme (day, night, or sepia), and viewing the table of contents.
Forbes
5 days
Workers of today are demanding more flexibility. It’s a true win-win. Companies get the best talent and save on facilities costs. Employees get to work on their terms and eliminate the hassle and expense of commuting. 3 innovative companies are helping accelerate this trend.
Open Culture
5 days
At first, I didnt think such a drastic change was reasonable, or even possible. But when you look at the clothes from the early Showa-era [pre WWII] and compare it to those of today. . .in just 40 years, look at how much we’ve changed. They just dont fit! MIYAZAKI – [Laughs] KUROSAWASo we had to find fabric that matched the original and tailor new ones based on that. It was a big hassle. MIYAZAKIWhen it comes to making a Jidai-geki, I just keep running in circles. . .and never actually come close to realizing that goal. People ask, “so what’s your next project?” to which I’ll respond, “Jidai-geki!” I’ve been saying that for the past 10 years! [Laughs] KUROSAWAIn Seven Samurai, we were originally going to chronicle the everyday life of a particular samurai. And as you mentioned earlier. . .he’ll wake up in the morning, eat something for breakfast, perhaps go to the Edo Castle.
EVO Reviews
6 days
The S3 isn't the most dramatic of cars; it goes very quickly in an almost faultless, hassle-free manner. The hints of frivolity it does show are, sadly, fleeting. Ultimately its lack of adjustability most of the time, and predisposition to understeer, deny the driver much fun. MPG and running costs Audi claims a combined economy figure of 40.4mpg and 162g/km of CO2 for the S-Tronic and 40.9mpg with 159g/km for the manual, although on our experience you’d have to be driving very gently to get anywhere near that. Low to mid 30s is probably the best you could hope for in real world use. Even so, this is a very respectable result considering the performance and no doubt helped by the car’s smooth-acting stop-start system and lightweight aluminium MQB chassis. Audi offers a good range of fixed-price servicing plans to help keep maintenance costs down and residuals look strong.
BBC One East Midlands
6 days
It's not just a case of losing a few sheep with a dog attack. It's the follow-up problems you get, the vets bills. It is the fact that you've lost maybe your breeding programme. Plus all the time and hassle the former has to put up with because of disturbances to his flock.
The Huffington Post
6 days
There's also a growing trend of identity fraud crimes enabled by victims' social media posts. Harmless items on your pages, including celebrations of your birthday, or a college graduation or reunion, give thieves information they use open new accounts in your name. Fraudulent new credit accounts for more than half the increase in identity theft crime last year. So what should you be doing to guard your identity? Here are some suggestions, which mostly involve common sense and a commitment to regularly review your finances. --Check online accounts regularly. Visit your bank or credit card website at least once a week to make sure that no withdrawals or unauthorized charges have been made. Yes, you're protected from fraud, but there's no way to avoid the hassle of getting a new account number when you've been attacked. At least you can minimize the trauma by catching fraudulent purchases immediately.
Techradar - Reviews
8 days
This isnt so much a complaint lobbed at this device as it is the reality of gaming laptops. Though, the Razer Blade Pro has upended that assumption a bit, boasting nearly 4 hours of juice in our testing. Regardless, just be sure to bring the charger along. Well, make that two chargers for the GT83VR, technically. Thats right, because this laptop houses two graphics chips, it needs two sources of power siphoned into a single, giant pinned cable. So, not only are you expected to carry around a 13-pound laptop, but two massive power supplies joined into a sort of two-headed morning star with thick, heavy cabling. Its just too much hassle to take this thing to a friends house or your next tournament or nearly as much as it would to just lug a microATX gaming PC there. We liked If theres one thing we can say that we enjoy about the GT83VR Titan, its that you can rest assured that any game you throw at this device for the next few years should play at Ultra settings without issue.
Techradar - Reviews
8 days
0, it works on both iOS and Android, and it packs in GPS, like the Moto 360 Sport . Not just that, Polar has implemented its own coaching and activity tracking software into the experience. It's not too often you see a company mess with stock Android Wear, but in this case, Polar has created some of the most alluring fitness tracking options available on a smartwatch today. The Polar M600 is on sale for $329265, AU$499), which competes in price with the legion of other established smartwatches, including the Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Apple Watch 2 . And although there are some design misfires, and it likely won't change your tune if you aren't a fan of Android Wear, Polar's choice to ditch a conversation-starting design in favor for unique, fitness-focused features earns it points. Design Polar ditches the regal look of most smartwatches for something more gym-friendly The build is somewhat bulky and its proprietary charger is a hassle, but it allows this watch to get wet If the Polar M600 was hiding in a group of Polar's products from the last year, you probably wouldn't be able to pick it out of the crowd.
The Huffington Post
8 days
Unfortunately, dear readers, stress is something we know all too intimately. However, just because it is part of our daily lives does not mean that we are helpless in combating it. Our greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another, because stress is a thought. Confronting a stressful situation is never easy because, at our age, we have eons of memorized habits. We, women over 50, face demanding circumstances because we wear many hats. Therefore, we must remember that we are often the main culprit of our stress. We knowingly hassle ourselves into a variety of situations that are not our cup of tea, when we could just say no. If you are unable to think through your stress, you will cause yourself both physical and mental harm. The dictionary definition of stress is: "A cascade of adrenaline, cortisol and other stress hormones flood your system, raising your heart rate, increasing your blood pressure, making your blood more likely to clot, damaging your brain's memory center, increasing belly fat storage and generally wreaking havoc on your body.
BBC News 24
9 days
I'm really sorry... Go ahead Suzie. We're listening. I've got various sounds coming around. I'm having to do this in the reception at BBC Plymouth. I think, from what I heard Andrew saying, he's trying to claim, I think, that a life should be a life that's hassle free and without cost.
The Economic Times
9 days