Ruptly TV
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South China Morning Post
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Hong Kong was no stranger to decorative lights when Tsim Sha Tsui East first started to dress up for the festive winter in the 1980s, but it was the seasonal sparkle that drew unprecedented crowds to the tune of hundreds of thousands. At first there werent many lights, recalled Terence Wong Kim-shan, a long-time designer of the districts decorations. So when you make Christmas lights that come in many colours, many people would come. In time, the number...
Hackaday
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The frame of the lamp is unique in itself, as the lights are arranged on the inside of the frame to illuminate the floating magnets. While we don't typically feature design hacks, it's good to see interesting takes on common things. After all, you never know what's going to inspire your next hackathon robot , or your next parts drawer build . All it takes is one spark of inspiration to get your imagination going! Filed under: home hacks
Politico
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America’s got a fresh coat of paint. Maybe the press room should too,” said counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, standing under the harsh fluorescent lights of the press basement. “Gut renovation.” Conway toured the space—with its crowded cubicles, crammed broadcast booths and spoiling breakfast, crusty carpeting and bathrooms that open directly into the lunch room—with director of strategic communications Hope Hicks. Shortly before them, Trump’s senior counselor Steve Bannon swung by. As executive chairman of Breitbart News, Bannon is no stranger to newsrooms. But even he seemed taken aback by the working conditions in the seat of American power. After his tour, a reporter asked if the press could keep their space. “Now that I see what it’s like, yes,” he replied. Reporters reacted with alarm when Trump transition officials mused openly about the possibility of moving media briefings and offices into the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
TIME - Top Stories
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Thank you, mouthed Clinton as she received a standing ovation. Even as Trump sparred with actress Meryl Streep and Rep. John Lewis before his inauguration, cooler heads prevailed away from the bright klieg lights on inauguration day. Senators and representatives chatted and joked. President Trump laughed with ranking House and Senate leadership. The cavorting was Washington on display: public condemnation followed by backroom negotiating and friendships. It is a style to which Trump himself is well-accustomed. John Cornyn, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, sat near Clinton during the luncheon, and the two spoke about the election and expressed their wishes for a less combative coming year. I congratulated her and said thank you for being here and showing some real class, Cornyn said afterward. Clinton told the table, which also included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, that she hoped politics would be less divisive after the election.
ThinkGeek
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ThinkGeek
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euronews
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Sky News
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The front lawn, yes. We have Cadillac One and the other cars behind, the family have come out of these Cadillacs, it is called The Beast and behind those lights there is a very long parade of motorbikes, military bands and honour guards and other performers who are going to go down Pennsylvania Avenue with him.
The Truth About Cars
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Amazon's Echo is a voice-operated smart device for your residence that, despite being notably gimmicky, has become increasingly popular with geeky homeowners. You can ask it for the weather, to read you a book, request a certain song, buy things for you online, adjust the thermostat, dim the lights, or schedule your calendar. My father has [] The post Amazon's Alexa' is the Automotive Life Partner You've Apparently Been Missing appeared first on The Truth About Cars .
TIME - Top Stories
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America First. By Trump's lights, the world now is a dangerous and predatory place, populated by thieves and criminals, hordes of workers poised to poach our industries. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries, making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs, he said. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. Instead of trying to export American values, he warned, like liberty and equality for women, the U.S. must close itself off to foreign engagement. American policy, he said, must be governed by the understanding that it is the right of all nations to to put their own interests first. Trump's America First vision earned cheers and fist-pumps among the tens of thousands standing in the rain in Washington, DC on Friday. But it also sent shivers down the spines of lawmakers, policy wonks and citizens on both ends of the ideological spectrum.
Deadline
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Indie film festival Sundance increasingly has been opening its doors to television, with new TV series making their premiere there and independently produced pilots getting screenings alongside independent movies in search of a buyer. But there is a first at this year's festival with When The Street Lights Go On , a pilot commissioned by Hulu , which was passed on by the streaming service and has been looking for a new home. The project, produced by Paramount TV and...
BBC One Oxford
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Open Culture
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7. Stand out. Someone has to. It is easy, in words and deeds, to follow along. It can feel strange to do or say something different. But without that unease, there is no freedom. And the moment you set an example, the spell of the status quo is broken, and others will follow. 8. Believe in truth. To abandon facts is to abandon freedom. If nothing is true, then no one can criticize power, because there is no basis upon which to do so. If nothing is true, then all is spectacle. The biggest wallet pays for the most blinding lights. 9. Investigate. Figure things out for yourself. Spend more time with long articles. Subsidize investigative journalism by subscribing to print media. Realize that some of what is on your screen is there to harm you. Learn about sites that investigate foreign propaganda pushes. 10. Practice corporeal politics. Power wants your body softening in your chair and your emotions dissipating on the screen.
ScienceDaily
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Every few seconds, our eyelids automatically shutter and our eyeballs roll back in their sockets. So why doesn't blinking plunge us into intermittent darkness and light? New research shows that the brain works extra hard to stabilize our vision despite our fluttering eyes.
Daily Mail - USA
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PC Pro
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The rear of the new SUV features wraparound lights, something we originally saw on the on the Audi e-tron concept early last year. The 2018 Q8’s slots into Audi’s Q range of multi-terrain vehicles, and the number signifies its size and ranking within the off-road range. That means the Q8 is bigger than the already enormous Audi Q7, and measures over five metres long, with a wheelbase of three metres. Image 3 of 7 Interior Inside, that means you’ll get more space than the Q7, and although the Q8 shown in Detroit came with four seats, we expect the production version of the Q8 to come with a five seat layout – and a much larger boot. Audi hasn't released any pictures of the interior yet, but says that it’ll feature a 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit display – which is likely to be a new version of the one currently used on the majority of the model range.
Wired
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The most delightful way to turn on the light? Pucker up and blow. The post Here's a Bright Idea: A Lamp That Lights Up When You Whistle appeared first on WIRED .
PC Pro
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Now, though, Android TV is as fully featured as the Amazon Fire TV or Roku boxes and contains extras such as Google cast support. Image 19 of 20 And since Amazon hasnt yet bothered to bring out the 4K HDR-compatible Amazon Fire TV Stick over here, it’s also currently the only way you can watch 4K HDR Amazon Prime Video content in the UK. The Netflix app has support for 4K HDR, too, as does the Google cast facility. And the Shield TV remains an enthusiast’s dream, with support for Plex and Kodi and its various builds, plus the ability to sideload any app you fancy. In essence, it will run pretty much anything you want. NVIDIA SHIELD TV 16 GB Media Streaming Device £189.94 Buy now Nvidia Shield TV review (2017): The smart hub for your home Finally, the Shield TV also wants to double as your smart-home hub. There’s integration with Samsung’s SmartThings tech for control over things such as remote cameras, lights and heating systems and, during my earlier hands-on session with device, I was lucky enough to see the still-in-development integration with Google Assistant.
BMW Blog
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Open Culture
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7. Stand out. Someone has to. It is easy, in words and deeds, to follow along. It can feel strange to do or say something different. But without that unease, there is no freedom. And the moment you set an example, the spell of the status quo is broken, and others will follow. 8. Believe in truth. To abandon facts is to abandon freedom. If nothing is true, then no one can criticize power, because there is no basis upon which to do so. If nothing is true, then all is spectacle. The biggest wallet pays for the most blinding lights. 9. Investigate. Figure things out for yourself. Spend more time with long articles. Subsidize investigative journalism by subscribing to print media. Realize that some of what is on your screen is there to harm you. Learn about sites that investigate foreign propaganda pushes. 10. Practice corporeal politics. Power wants your body softening in your chair and your emotions dissipating on the screen.
Hackaday
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The switch doesnt know if the bulb is burned out or even screwed into the socket to begin with. And the clothes dryer doesn't care if your clothes are damp or dry or totally shrunken when time runs out. Stay in the Loop In a closed-loop system, the process begins the same way it does in an open-loop system. But a closed-loop system has one or more feedback loops in place that can adjust the process. Sometimes the feedback will simply cause the process to repeat until the desired result is achieved. Both of our open-loop control system examples above could easily be converted to closed-loop systems. A more advanced light switch might take input from a photo cell, or it could poll a motion detector and turn the lights off after a period of no detectable activity in the room. The clothes dryer could be improved with the addition of a moisture sensor.
EVO Reviews
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Also included are parking sensors front and rear, bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and, of course, the special R-styling pack unique to the Golf R Estate. Sat nav consists of either the Discover Media or Discover Pro system, the latter brings a bigger display and one of the best, most easy to use nav systems currently on the market. Wheels consist of 18-inchCadizofferings as standard or optional 19-inchPretoriawheels for £895. The Lapiz blue metallic paint you see most Golf Rs specced in is £610. Image 8 of 22 Image 8 of 22 Competition is strong in this section of the market. A Ford Focus ST estate is an entertaining option, with enough power and torque to trouble the front tyres (there's no all-wheel drive version - sadly, you can't buy a Focus RS Estate) and an available manual gearbox. Both build quality and dynamic ability are less accomplished than those of the Golf, but it's a fun option.
Mondoweiss
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When my wife isn't at home and the electricity goes off, I stay in bed for hours because I can't reach the lights and when I try to, I fall on the ground,” Abu Salama said ... Small businesses in Gaza, already struggling with the siege, have also been hit hard by the power cuts. Yousef al-Jaro, 52, a carpenter in al-Daraj neighbourhood in the east of Gaza City, said he now has to close his shop most of the day, as all his work requires electrical machines. http://www.middleeasteye.net/in-depth/features/tenth-year-gazans-are-sinking-darkness-1216644141 Israel cannot shirk its responsibility for Gaza's electricity crisis B'Tselem 16 Jan ... the present crisis is simply an extreme version of the ongoing situation in the Gaza Strip, where residents have not had a consistent power supply for years, and lengthy blackouts are a daily occurrence .