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Film critic Barry Norman dies – BBC News

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNorman’s daughters: “He had a great life, a wonderful marriage and an enviable career” Film critic Barry Norman has died aged 83, his family says. The journalist and former BBC presenter died in his sleep on Friday night. A statement from his daughters, Samantha and Emma, called him “remarkable”, adding: “He had a great life, a wonderful marriage and an enviable career.” Norman hosted BBC One’s “Film” show between 1972 and 1998 – its longest running host – as well as writing for the Daily Mail and the Guardian. His literary agent […]

Ballet dancers bring the streets of Mexico City to life in stunning photographs

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Robles spent two weeks roaming Mexico City for the shots.Image: omar robles At the start of his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump insisted that “when Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best.” Those words, along with many other comments about the people of Mexico and minorities around the world, have shocked many. They’ve also inspired one man to set out and capture the beauty of Mexico and its people on camera. SEE ALSO: Photographer captures stunning photos of dancers in the streets of Cuba New York-based photographer Omar Robles embarked on a 13-day excursion to Mexico City in October, […]

Seven nuns pictured at Seven Sisters – but some say there are nine – BBC News

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Image copyright Twitter But others have expressed doubts that the photograph shows seven nuns – suggesting that eight or even nine sisters are shown in the photo but are obscured. Image copyright Twitter

Man hacks his Amazon Alexa to talk out of a skull and it’s super creepy

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The Amazon Echo is creepy enough with fears of Alexa listening in on every conversation, it’s convenience may come at the price of security for some anxious users. But since it’s creepy already, why not make it a little worse? Inspired by the Big Mouth Billy Bass Alexa, Mike McGurrin managed to make his Alexa speak out of a talking skull he used previously for a Halloween decoration, and it’s as creepy as it sounds. The whole thing, dubbed Project Yorick, is well documented on Hackster.io, just incase you have a talking skull lying around and you prefer your Echo […]

David Bowie albums make up 25% of top 40 – BBC News

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See the UK Top 40 singles chart See the UK Top 40 albums chart BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart Show In total, Bowie sold 241,000 albums and 167,000 singles over the course of the week, while his songs were streamed more than 19 million times on services like Apple Music and Spotify, which said streams jumped by 2,822% following news of his death. The star accounts for 25% of this week’s Top 40, with the best-sellers including greatest hits collections Nothing Has Changed and Best Of 1969/1974. Hunky Dory was the most popular of the Bowie’s classic albums, charting at […]