December 2017

Brazilian Ford F-75 originally started out as a Willys

Brazilian Ford F-75 originally started out as a Willys

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In Brazil, the Ford F-75 pickup started out as a Willys - Image via Curbside Classic

In Brazil, the Ford F-75 pickup started out as a Willys – Image via Curbside Classic

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First off, it’s pronounced Will-Us. But that’s of no use here really, as we’re looking not at a Willys Rural but rather a Brazilian-market Ford F-75.

Looking stand-out sharp in its clean aqua paint, this rare beast was spotted rumbling through city streets in its native country before being posted to the always enjoyable Curbside Classic blog.

Willys began production of Brazilian-market vehicles back in the 1950s. Eventually, however, Ford stepped in and took over. That’s how the Ford F-75 came to be. It wears different fenders and a restyled bed compared to the parts fitted to the Rural. At first glance you think you’re looking at the older Willys, until you see a small Blue Oval on the nose and the familiar large “FORD” lettering on the tailgate.

I used to own a 1965 Ford F100, which would be sort of a distant American cousin to this F-75. It’s fascinating to see a different take on a Ford F-Series truck, especially considering both are from the 1960s. While my F100 made due rather nicely with its 390-cubic inch Ford FE V-8, the F-75 was equipped with one of three variants of a flathead 6-cylinder engine.

The Ford F-75, when viewed in profile comes off as a cross between an International, a Toyota FJ pickup, and something very Jeep-esque all at the same time. It’s rare to find one in Brazil, even though it was built and sold there. You’re likely to never see one here in the States, so if you’re a Ford fan you should soak this one in while you can.

Published at Sun, 31 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000

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Look Great with Wigs and Hair Extensions

For years Hollywood celebrities and fashionista’s made us believe that their natural and curly locks were a result of Mother Nature’s generosity. But thanks to the media, we now know that there’s more to those curly locks than simply Mother Nature at work. Those curly locks that the celebrities dazzled in are actually Wigs and hair extensions! Everyone right from Cher, Dolly Parton to Jessica Simpson, has popularized these.

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For women worried about thinning hair, hair extensions are the best recourse. There are several procedures like bonding, fusion and sewing through which hair extensions can be fit to your head. When bonding, hair extensions are glued to the scalp with an adhesive. The hair is placed strategically and dried with the help of a dryer. These are the most common type of hair extension procedures, but has to be done with the help of a professional or the results would be an ultra thin hair, because of the damage done because you haven’t removed your hair extension properly. Through fusion, hair extensions are applied with the help of a special tool that melts strands of hair to your hair.

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Look Great with Wigs and Hair Extensions

For years Hollywood celebrities and fashionista’s made us believe that their natural and curly locks were a result of Mother Nature’s generosity. But thanks to the media, we now know that there’s more to those curly locks than simply Mother Nature at work. Those curly locks that the celebrities dazzled in are actually Wigs and hair extensions! Everyone right from Cher, Dolly Parton to Jessica Simpson, has popularized these.

For those who thought that these wigs and extensions are expensive, think again. Thanks to the internet, there is a plethora of choices for people looking for wigs and extensions. Right from hair extensions, hair pieces, lace wigs, synthetic wigs, and human hair wigs the choice is endless. There are a number of brands to choose from. You could either choose from the Beverly Johnson’s hair wigs collection, Estetica wigs, Forever Young wigs, Harlem 125 wigs, Modu wigs, Tony of Beverly wigs, Vivica Fox wigs, African American wigs …the choice is endless. Of all the available types of wigs, Remy wigs are considered to the best in the industry. Wit Remy hair, one can be assured that the cuticle is not washed off through the acid bath that other wigs and hair extensions are made to go through.

For those who cannot afford to opt for human hair wigs, may choose synthetic wigs. These are made from nylon and finished to look exactly like human hair and are a cheaper alternative. However care has to be taken to ensure that these last a long time.

For women worried about thinning hair, hair extensions are the best recourse. There are several procedures like bonding, fusion and sewing through which hair extensions can be fit to your head. When bonding, hair extensions are glued to the scalp with an adhesive. The hair is placed strategically and dried with the help of a dryer. These are the most common type of hair extension procedures, but has to be done with the help of a professional or the results would be an ultra thin hair, because of the damage done because you haven’t removed your hair extension properly. Through fusion, hair extensions are applied with the help of a special tool that melts strands of hair to your hair.

You could also try the lace front wig that Tyra Banks and Beyonce popularized. Here the wig is equipped with a lace around the hair line that matches your skin color. The result is a natural looking hair line that appears to be naturally coming from your own scalp.

Variety of Lace Front Wigs are available at Favoritewigs.com Get the best selection of women’s wigs here at Favorite Wigs. With our wide variety of wig colors, styles and designs, we have the perfect ‘dos for you. Check out our styles at Favorite Wigs online and order today!

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Haptx Is Working On VR’s Long-Awaited Touch Glove

Haptx Is Working On VR’s Long-Awaited Touch Glove

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Haptx Is Working On VR’s Long-Awaited Touch Glove

Virtual reality can never be too immersive, at least until we get to something like the Star Trek Holodeck. While VR’s visuals and sound make you feel like you’re wandering in a 3D space, the feeling disappears the second you touch something. That’s why Haptx is the latest company to try to tackle this problem — with haptic gloves that enable you to feel things that you touch in VR.

VR has been slow in taking off with consumers, and it just might take another generation or two of the technology before it lives up to its potential. Haptic technology, which could really bring the force feedback and sensation of touch, might be necessary in the next generation of VR systems.

Jake Rubin, CEO of Seattle-based Haptx, showed me his company’s haptic gloves at the recent VRX event in San Francisco. I could feel the texture, size, weight, and impact of objects in a virtual environment. It enables tactile feedback, force feedback, and motion tracking.

Above: Haptx lets you feel a fox walking across your hand.

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Rubin said the company’s Haptx Skin is a microfluidic smart textile that delivers high fidelity tactile feedback. The gloves have more than 100 points where air bubbles can be inflated to displace your skin and make you feel something as you move your hand through the virtual world. Haptx combines this with motion-tracking technology to figure out where your hand is in a 3D space and the kind of feedback it should send to your hand.

“We have proprietary algorithms that simulate interaction with any virtual object,” Rubin said. “There are no electronic motors in the glove. It is microfluidics.”

The demo showed me a farm in VR. I could run my fingers through strands of grain in a field and feel them on my skin. I could touch the clouds in the sky, and the stars as well, and each felt different, due to different resistive forces. A fox jumped into my hand as I held it open. That was a lot more fun than feeling the eight legs of a spider walking across my hand.

I asked if the spider would bite me.

“We found that was a little much for people,” Rubin said.

Raindrops fell on my hand, and as the drops bounced on my hand, I could feel them. I was giggling while it was happening. For the finale, a bunch of UFOs invaded the farm and I had to knock them out of the way. Each time I hit one, I could feel its force on my hand.

“It’s the haptic equivalent of a visual display,” Rubin said. “Instead of a pixel that changes color, you have a pixel that changes pressure. We have a high-density, high-displacement, and high-bandwidth solution in a light and thin package.”

I used the demo with an HTC Vive VR headset that was connected by wire to a big box. That box controls the flow of air into the glove, which also had a custom sensor attached to it. The glove has panels in the […]
Published at Sun, 31 Dec 2017 16:00:26 +0000

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“Multiple deputies down” in Douglas County, Colorado, sheriff's office says – CBS News

“Multiple deputies down” in Douglas County, Colorado, sheriff's office says – CBS News

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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) in Colorado says “multiple deputies” responding to a domestic disturbance were injured after shots were fired. A code red alert was issued Sunday morning amid what the DCSO said was an “active” situation.

The DCSO says citizens should avoid the area, while residents should shelter in place and avoid windows and exterior walls.

The alert follows earlier reports of an officer down in the area, CBS Denver reports. The number of deputies down or the extent of possible injuries was not immediately known.

The FBI in Denver said it was ready to provide its “full support” to the DCSO.

Footage from the scene showed a heavy police presence, with numerous ambulances and police cars with their lights flashing.  

This is a developing story and will be updated.

© 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published at Sun, 31 Dec 2017 15:57:56 +0000

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“Multiple deputies down” in Douglas County, Colorado, sheriff's office says – CBS News

“Multiple deputies down” in Douglas County, Colorado, sheriff's office says – CBS News

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Updated Dec 31, 2017 11:14 AM EST

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) in Colorado says “multiple deputies” responding to a domestic disturbance were injured after shots were fired. A code red alert was issued Sunday morning amid what the DCSO said was an “active” situation.

The DCSO says citizens should avoid the area, while residents should shelter in place and avoid windows and exterior walls.

The alert follows earlier reports of an officer down in the area, CBS Denver reports. The number of deputies down or the extent of possible injuries was not immediately known.

The FBI in Denver said it was ready to provide its “full support” to the DCSO.

Footage from the scene showed a heavy police presence, with numerous ambulances and police cars with their lights flashing.  

This is a developing story and will be updated.

© 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published at Sun, 31 Dec 2017 15:57:56 +0000

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Start the new year by learning to code iPhone apps [Deals]

Start the new year by learning to code iPhone apps [Deals]

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First, the Bronze Edition covers the basic foundations of graphic design to coding. You will jump right in by learning to develop a calculator app to designing simple animations. Second, the Silver Edition explores the complexities of Swift programming and helps you understand the project-based approach developers adopt when it comes to building apps. Lastly, the Gold Edition will dive into more advanced concepts including databases and transcribing with Siri.

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Published at Sun, 31 Dec 2017 15:00:21 +0000

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Man found with guns, ammunition in Houston hotel room – USA TODAY

Man found with guns, ammunition in Houston hotel room – USA TODAY

HOUSTON — Police on Sunday arrested a man they say was found with several guns and ammunition in his Hyatt Regency hotel room downtown.

Houston police responded to the scene around 1:30 a.m. Sunday at the Hyatt Regency downtown in the 1200 block of Louisiana Street. The suspect, who police say was intoxicated and belligerent, was being arrested for trespassing when an HPD officer found some ammunition lying around in his room. The officer called for backup to arrest the suspect.

When other officers arrived, they found several guns inside the suspect’s room. He was then arrested on charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing.

Police are checking inside the suspect’s vehicle for more possible weapons.

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Published at Sun, 31 Dec 2017 14:05:00 +0000

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Sports trophies from discounttrophies.co.uk

Everyone likes to win a trophy; they’re great to show off with, to take pride in and just generally good news. Trophies are used in a wide range of sports and events to mark achievement and victory and to reward excellence and hard work in the field. We’ve all seen athletes, footballers, racing drivers, tennis players and many others proudly holding their trophy aloft above their heads to signify their defeat over their opponents.

Of course, today the defeats take place on the sports field or the racing track or other event arena but originally the defeat was much more brutal and took place on the battlefield. The term ‘trophy’ originates from a Greek word for ‘change’ and this referred to the type of change that happened when one army defeated another and their lands and other possessions were taken by the victors. These lands and possessions were the original trophies and they were won at a high price.

The concept of the trophy quickly transferred over onto the sports field though and winners at the ancient Olympic Games were awarded garlands and wreaths to denote their success. Later, cups and chalices were used and, of course, we still use this symbol in many events today – the World Cup in football, the Ryder Cup in golf and the Davis cup in tennis.

Many other symbols are used today to create trophies. Often the trophy will bear a depiction of the valiant sportsman to display clearly what the trophy has been won for. So, you will see pedestals with golfers in mid-swing or footballers in mid-kick, all portraying energy and vitality. Some trophies use national symbols to reflect where the trophy was won and to indicate that the event took place at a high level of competition. Others may depict an obvious symbol of the sport or activity such as a boxing glove mounted in a stand or a football boot balancing on its toe. Shields are another common form of trophy and, here, the military heritage can be seen clearly. The range of trophies available today is quite staggering.

The materials used in trophies serve to symbolise the rarity and prestige of the occasion. As such, trophies are very often made from gold and silver, or at least gold and silver finishes. The golden cup or the silver cup being raised above the victor’s head is an image that we’re all familiar with. Many modern trophies, however, are made in more contemporary designs using materials such as crystal, glass and acrylic.

A final point about the trophy is that of the engraving. There’s no point winning a trophy is no one knows what it’s for and, more importantly, who won it. So most trophies will bear some form of plaque that is engraved with the name of the winner and maybe last year’s winner too as well as engravings of the event where the trophy was won.

Discounttrophies.co.uk can supply the widest range of sports trophies and club trophies to personalise and engrave how you like to give out for any event; giving a high quality solution.

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More Tips To Get White Teeth That Insanely White

Are you looking for a way to make your teeth whiter as Hollywood stars? Its much easier & cheaper than you suspect! Before we bring to light how to get dazzling white teeth, lets examine a few basics in order to reduce the stains on the teeth.

Make your teeth whiter tips

Anybody knows that you should brush your teeth each day. But you have to brush them after meals. Some folks have a habit of brushing when they first wake up & before going to bed. This is fine, but you actually have to brush right after eating. Tiny food particles can cause teeth staining if not removed right away.

Try adding some fibre to your meals. Fibre can apparently assist to keep your teeth white. It is natures natural teeth cleaning. Fibre gently scrubs the stains from your teeth. This will go a long ways to make your teeth whiter.

One of the most common offenders in causing darker teeth are beverages. Coffee & wine are the nastiest beverages when it comes to darkening & staining your enamel. To me, stopping the wine & coffee isn’t an alternative, so I attempt to drink a small cup of water after drinking coffee or wine to eliminate any sediment left on my teeth.

Are you a smoker? Heres an additional reason to attempt to cut down. Yes, smoke is brutal for teeth brightness. It definitely helps yellowing & even browning of your teeth.

Last but not least is to visit the dentist. Dental appointments typically include a cleaning with a check-up. This is not the tooth whitening process, but rather a plaque removal process that’ll help preserve bright white teeth.

So there you’ve it. Five tips to help you whiten your teeth. Now, how do you get those brilliant white smiles like the famous moive stars have?

Many people think that movie stars have such fine white teeth because they can come up with the money for some sort of high society bleaching process that is incredibly expensive. This is not the case. You don’t have to throw away hundreds of dollars to get dazzling white teeth.

The home-based whitening kits available that’ll give you just the same outcome as movie stars. You just need to be sure that you get the best home whitening kit.

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