euronews
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"Europe must do more to help refugees and migrants, dying of cold," according to the UNHCR. As Europe is experiencing some of the lowest temperatures in decades, it is calling on European governments to save refugees, instead of rejecting them. The UN's refugee agency has reported several deaths resulting from the harsh conditions, as migrants try to enter or travel across Europe. Images of migrants queuing for food in snowy Belgrade have made many people recall scenes from WWII. In Greece and Serbia, hundreds of people are living unheated tents or sleeping rough on unofficial sites. Under these conditions, children are particularly prone to respiratory illnesses, says UNICEF. In addition to all this, some refugees and migrants say police have subjected them to violence or that they have had their clothes confiscated. What are the top stories today? Click to watch: https://www.
Mashable
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Getting people to believe that high-end virtual reality is truly immersive can be difficult if they haven't tried devices like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive first-hand. That gap of disbelief gets even wider when you try to convince the uninitiated that incredibly detailed, near retail-ready 3D-printed models are being born in VR, but this week we got our best example of exactly what's possible. SEE ALSO: Oculus Medium hands-on: Now everyone gets to be a 3D artist On Tuesday, Oculus character artist Giovanni Nakpil posted an amazingly detailed, 3D-printed model of an ogre modeled in Oculus Medium, the VR sculpting app, and then output via 3D printer. Read more... More about 3d Printing , Art , Oculus Medium , Oculus , and Virtual Reality
Den of Geek
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.. Teen Wolf ’s Tyler Hoechlin played Superman in the first two episodes of Supergirl season 2. An enthusiastic Andrew Kreisberg proclaimed that “Tyler is Superman. We are so thrilled and humbled to add another amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character." Mr Hoechlin himself has spoken about taking on DC’s utterly iconic Man Of Steel, too. "I never try to compare and contrast performances”, he told MailOnline when they asked how his Kal-El compares to Henry Cavill’s version, “because it's such an iconic character already [...] Superman is Superman so I'm just going to try to carry on the tradition of that and play that part” "I think the fun is going to be finding where Clark Kent is in this world”, he added, confirming that we’ll get to see Superman in his civilian gear as well as his cape and exterior underpants. “I'm just excited to find out Clark's sense of humour.
The Huffington Post
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2nd Avenue subway celebrators eat caviar and drink champagne, which would otherwise result in an arrest for public drinking (Photo: E-Radio) If none of this makes any sense, it makes even less sense considering how many people love subway performers and the fact that the MTA actually has a performer program, Music Under New York (MUNY), that embraces underground performance as part of the culture of the city. Christian, however, notes that MUNY has given the false impression that participation with the program, which provides banners and scheduled performance times in choice locations in the subway system, is requirement to perform in the subway system. Cops generally won't try to arrest or eject MUNY performers. MUNY, which says it has 350 performers and groups in the program, makes performers audition for something that has already been deemed legal.
euronews
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Hackaday
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Scenario: your little three-hour boat tour runs into a storm, and you're shipwrecked on a tropic island paradise. You're pretty sure your new home was once a nuclear test site, but you have no way to check. Only your scrap bin, camera bag, and hot glue gun survived the wreck. Can you put together a Geiger-Müller counter from scrap and save the day? Probably not, unless your scrap bin is unusually well stocked and contains a surplus Russian SI-3BG miniature Geiger tube , the heart of [GH]'s desert island build. These tubes need around 400 volts across them for incident beta particles or gamma rays to start the ionization avalanche that lets it produce an output pulse. [GH]'s build uses the flash power supply of a disposable 35mm camera to generate the high voltage needed, but you could try using a CCFL inverter , say. The output of the tube tickles the base of a small signal transistor and makes a click in an earbud for every pulse detected.
euronews
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euronews
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Mashable
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Anyone who knows The Office knows that Kevin Malone is serious about his chili. The character himself admitted it's probably the thing he does best. So it's an unspeakable tragedy when he spills an entire pot of it on the ground before anyone has a chance to try it. Lucky for us, YouTuber Andrew Rea has figured out how to make Kevin's famous chili and he is sharing that precious recipe to all of us. He even shows us the best way to eat the chili, which is of course on a piece of carpet. He says it's enjoying the chili in "the traditional fashion." We think Kevin would be proud. But feel free to put it in a bowl. Read more... More about Food , The Office , Watercooler , Youtube , and Tv
SABC Digital News
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Daily Mail - Home
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A traffic warden was forced off his scooter by a group of Orthodox Jews after appearing to try to run one of them over on his motorised scooter following an altercation in Hackney, London.
Adweek
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As they try to break through the Peak TV glut and grab viewers, broadcast networks have been relying heavily on new shows based on popular intellectual property (IP), like Lethal Weapon, MacGyver and the upcoming Training Day and Taken. But The CWs new drama Riverdalebased on the Archie Comics charactersoffers the seasons most intriguing test as to whether IP can truly help launch a show, even if its intended audience will likely have very little knowledge of the source material. Riverdale, which premieres Jan. 26, finds Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead entangled in racy storylines miles from the world of the squeaky-clean comics book, which launched in the 40s. The premiere episode alone features a murder, a hush-hush student/teacher affair and dark secrets galore. Its an interesting conundrum: the IP builds awareness, but if youre then changing too much of the DNA, are you risking pushing the audience away? said executive producer Greg Berlanti, who was intrigued by the opportunity to mine the originality of the characters, which had made the Archie comics so successful.
Radar Online
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Chrisley Knows Best star Savannah Chrisley suffered serious injuries in a traumatic car accident on Monday, leaving her to recover from a broken vertebrae for the foreseeable future . The 19-year-old announced her sad news on Instagram Tuesday night, revealing her near-death experience with fans. I can truly say that I now FULLY understand the meaning of this quote, she wrote, sharing a message by pastor Steven Furtick . The past couple of days have been some of the toughest days for me. And I truly think that God has made them so difficult because I began straying away from Him and His word. Chrisley explained that the accident took place after the floor mat in her car got stuck behind the pedals. PHOTOS: Downsized Digs? Todd Chrisley Moves Into $2 Million MansionAFTER Filing For Bankruptcy I got in a car accident early Monday morning because my floor mat had gotten stuck behind my pedals so I looked down for a brief second to try and get it out of the way and then I realized that I was headed straight towards the guardrails….
Adweek
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Our lives are shaped by how we move, says a voiceover at one point. By how hard we push, flip, fly and hang. Our stories are written on our calluses and scars. Indeed, when boxing, rock climbing or pumping iron, your palms and knuckles can get bruised and battered along the way. We saw hands as the perfect metaphor for the change that happens when you are physical, says Martin. Because as we push and pull and fight, our hands collect calluses, and blisters and scars. Theyre almost like journals in this way. But as our hands, and bodies, change, we also change on the inside. Becoming braver and kinder and more connected. The shots of punching out mirrors seem a bit extreme. (Were a bit surprised the legal department didnt insist on a Dont try this at home disclaimer.
The Huffington Post
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Have regular planks become too easy for you? Time to change that. It's no secret that I'm a big fan of planks. I include them in my clients coaching programs all the time. In addition to helping strengthen the core, they can improve posture and alleviate lower back pain. Before trying the more challenging variations, make sure your form is spot on with basic planks (most people butcher planks without even realizing it). If you're not sure whether your form is 100%, try filming a short video and take a look at what you may be doing wrong. A few tips: Keep a neutral (flat) spine Avoid arching the lower back or letting the hips rise Don't excessively round the upper back Make sure you aren't holding your breath If you find that you're making some of the mistakes listed above -- or if have no idea -- check out this video to get a quick recap on how to do a basic plank.
RT UK
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Ruptly TV
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Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz stated that under his role as OSCE Chairperson-In-Office, he was considering “the expansion of the observersmission in the evening and night time hours” in Eastern Ukraine.” Kurz was speaking during a press conference alongside Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow. SOT, Sebastian Kurz, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz (German): "I can begin and answer this question very quickly: first of all, I am assuming that this will not have been my last trip to east Ukraine. Concerning the access of the observers: the more access they have, the better they can complete their tasks, especially the expansion of the observersmission in the evening and nighttime. This is essential in order to improve the overall security situation. We will try to equip our observers with better technical controls to ensure the mission can monitor round the clock, but at the same time maximum security is guaranteed for the observers.
Daily Mail - Home
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The woman was caught on camera in Java, Indonesia, attempting to manoeuvre her bike in the busy city and performs a 41-point turn. She even gets off the motorcycle to try and get it out of a space.
Autocar
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I think it's a brand shaper. This is a special moment. We're a challenger brand but we have a strong design philosophy. The brand and design already have consistency. This car makes the brand more sporty, more fresh, younger. It shows in that we can compete at a high level with some of the premium brands." Can it really challenge premium brands? "The premium brands have a loyal following, but in the US market this is not such a problem. We have a great chance US, which is key for the car." Did you try and stick closely to the GT concept? "We had a concept car that got so much positive feedback from media, dealers and customers that we went into looking at it for production and the business case. It got more and more serious. I still remember when we first knew about making it; it was good news for all of us and we had time to really refine the design.
Adweek
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What prompted you to hold back a few months until you had more of the pieces in place? For us, its even more important than just launching the new service, because one of the advantages that we have is that weve got millions of subscribers already using our platform. And this new user interface will be for both our existing SVOD customers and the new live ones. Its one thing to launch a service with zero subscribers and then offer them a new interface. But were going to ask our existing subs who like our current interface to try this new one, so we really have to bake it and make sure that its great. Thats one of the reasons that we took a little more time. Youre going to offer different user profiles as part of the new service. Will that feature also be made available to Hulus SVOD subscribers? Yes. In fact, at this moment, weve got profiles available on PCs for our customers, and were rolling that out on an array of devices in advance of the live service launching, so all customers will have an opportunity to make a profile for themselves and their families.
The Huffington Post
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TYT YouTube
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Adweek
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As they try to break through the Peak TV glut and grab viewers, broadcast networks have been relying heavily on new shows based on popular intellectual property (IP), like Lethal Weapon, MacGyver and the upcoming Training Day and Taken. But The CWs new drama Riverdalebased on the Archie Comics charactersoffers the seasons most intriguing test as to whether IP can truly help launch a show, even if its intended audience will likely have very little knowledge of the source material. Riverdale, which premieres Jan. 26, finds Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead entangled in racy storylines miles from the world of the squeaky-clean comics book, which launched in the 40s. The premiere episode alone features a murder, a hush-hush student/teacher affair and dark secrets galore. Its an interesting conundrum: the IP builds awareness, but if youre then changing too much of the DNA, are you risking pushing the audience away? said executive producer Greg Berlanti, who was intrigued by the opportunity to mine the originality of the characters, which had made the Archie comics so successful.
Funny Vines
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