Find amazing old pictures of Yorkshire near you and transform historic photos into colour with our new gadget

Estelle Sidler

Ever wondered what some of your historic family photos would look like in full colour?

Or wanted to see how your part of Yorkshire shaped up 100 years ago?

Well now you can, with a brilliant new online archive that includes the facility to fully colourise old black and white images, all for free.

Our sister website InYourArea.co.uk has unveiled its latest new feature, called Memory Lane , and uses your postcode to show you a vast range of local pictures through recent history, from anywhere between one and 100 miles away from you.

Just by signing up with your email address, you’ll get full access to hundreds of thousands of images pulled together from dozens of different online archives including Britain From Above, Francis Frith, our publisher Reach plc’s own library, Geograph and many others.

Our colour tool lets you upload your own black and white images and transform them into colour
Our colour tool lets you upload your own black and white images and transform
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Man ‘asleep’ in speeding self-driving car charged in Canada – Science & Tech

Estelle Sidler

A driver who allegedly set his car to autopilot and then took a nap as it broke the speed limit on a rural Canadian highway has been charged with dangerous driving, police said.

The incident took place near the town of Ponoka in Alberta province, the local force said in a tweet on Thursday.

“The car appeared to be self-driving, travelling over 140 km/h with both front seats completely reclined & occupants appeared to be asleep,” it said.

According to Canadian public broadcaster CBC, the car was an electric Tesla model set to autopilot

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Best Black Friday deals 2020: Argos, John Lewis, Currys, Amazon and more

Estelle Sidler

It may not be Black Friday just yet – but that doesn’t mean we don’t know what to expect.

Big launch shows such as the Apple event and the PS5 showcase have shown us some of the hot new products that will be in demand this year, while retailers have also slowly been trickling deals out in the lead up to the big day.

It’s safe to say there’ll be something for everyone, from tech to clothing to broadband to home appliances.

We’ll keep you updated once Black Friday fully kicks into gear of course – but for now here is what we expect to see on the big day:

Best Black Friday deals 2019

It was a great year for tech last year – smart speakers and video game consoles, in particular, got their due with some truly huge discounts, as well as the usual TV and mobile deals.

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Cheap But Dangerous : NPR

Estelle Sidler

After impact, the authentic Specialized Evade helmet on the left held up but the counterfeit on the right crumbled. Specialized says the fakes lack reinforced roll cages — internal skeletons that hold the helmets together even after a crash.

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After impact, the authentic Specialized Evade helmet on the left held up but the counterfeit on the right crumbled. Specialized says the fakes lack reinforced roll cages — internal skeletons that hold the helmets together even after a crash.

Courtesy of Specialized Bicycles

Forget the fake Rolex watches sold on street corners. These days, most counterfeits are sold over the Internet, right into your home. And some of them could seriously hurt you.

Take bicycle helmets. If you don’t use one, you probably have a child or relative who does. Bike helmets are meant to protect us if we

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Get up to 60% off on select devices at the Huawei Store’s Hot Sale Gadget Deals

Estelle Sidler

Missed out on the official Huawei online store’s sale last week? Here’s some good news–Huawei is holding the Hot Sale Gadget Deals at the Huawei Store from September 30 to October 7, 2020.

At the sale, you can get big discounts on select Huawei devices. Here’s a quick rundown of all the deals that you can get starting tomorrow:

  • Php 6000 off on the Huawei MateBook D15 in Mystic Silver Color – Huawei’s 15-inch powerhouse laptop is perfect for study, work or play especially for distance learning or teleworking setups.
  • Huawei Watch Fit with Php 500 off – This smartwatch and fitness tracker in one is the ideal exercise partner. Get it online and it comes in an exclusive orange colorway.
  • Huawei Y5p with Php 500 off – Enjoy the 5.45-inch FullView Display on this beefy entry-level smartphone – snag it during its half-day flash sale!
  • Php 4000 off
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Gates Criticizes Fed Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Estelle Sidler

Bill Gates lambasted the US government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in an interview with STAT, a health news website.

“You know, this has been a mismanaged situation every step of the way,” Gates told STAT. “It’s shocking. It’s unbelievable — the fact that we would be among the worst in the world.”

The Trump administration had made multiple mistakes in COVID-19 testing, mainly in the speed in which results are returned, the Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist said.

During the early days of the pandemic, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation wanted to be involved in setting up testing procedures. They insisted that commercial laboratories be paid for their work if they returned test results within 24 hours, Gates said.

But that time frame is rarely met. Test results returned after more than 24 hours do little to stop the spread of the virus.

“I’ve

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Attend Virtual Franchise Trade Shows Thursday September 10th and Thursday September 24th From Your Desk

Estelle Sidler

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sign up for a free registration to attend the Virtual Reality Franchise Expo (VRFE) at www.franexpousa.com taking place this Thursday September 10th between 11:00am-5:00pm EST and/or on Thursday September 24th.

Entrepreneurs from around the world can access hundreds of franchise concepts online and interact live with franchise executives to discuss how to get back in business after the pandemic ends. As an added benefit, many of these companies will be offering full tours in Virtual Reality accessible online or with FREE VR Headsets that they can request when signing up.

Coronavirus agility is being demonstrated by The Great American Franchise Expo as it pivots from a traditional trade show format to an Online Virtual Reality Trade Show.  Rightfully claiming the title as the original and largest Virtual Reality Franchise Trade show in existence, The Great American Franchise Expo has

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EPB partnership connects 6,800 Hamilton County Schools students with free internet

Estelle Sidler

A new initiative to provide free internet connections for all students receiving free or reduced lunches in Hamilton County has already connected more 4,400 local households since the program was announced in late July, extending free broadband connections to more than 6,800 low- and moderate-income students in the Chattanooga area.

EPB President David Wade told directors of the Electric Power Board Friday that crews from EPB Fiber Optics are working to connect the internet service to households as part of the new HCS Ed Connect program.

“We’re seeing a big impact already on the number of students who have Internet access that didn’t have access before,” Wade said. “I know that we would like to be faster than that, but we are moving along at a good clip.”

Wade said he expects it will take several months to connect most of the 28,500 students in Hamilton County schools that qualify

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Pennsylvania nears launch of new health insurance website

Estelle Sidler

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that’s one of the things they did was took a over 19 test. The results came back a few days later that it was negative, which meant a lot to me, not toe have the virus, and the diagnosis was that I had pneumonia. So this is an oximeter, which gives us an oxygen level. Your heart rate is 76 with the covert 19. I didn’t want to be involved with that without the patients in the hospital, and have to worry about coming down with that. Here we go, everything you can imagine that you would get in a hospital, a brick and mortar hospital we actually bring to your house, including all of the services you need, such as nurses or paramedics. IV’s lab tests weaken bring in X

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ProjectArt Founder Joins Airbnb Exec On ‘Wardrobe’ Startup To Rival Rent The Runway

Estelle Sidler

Back in March, Rent the Runway (RTR) laid off its entire retail staff. The clothing rental brand blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for the cuts. Six months later, the company still hasn’t recovered, opting to close all of its stores. 

Adarsh Alphons is unfazed by this grim scenario. The ProjectArt founder, whose career has been spotlighted by both CNN Heroes and Inc. Magazine, came up with his own spin on fashion rental. His startup, fittingly named Wardrobe, launches this week.

Benzinga spoke with Alphons about how Wardrobe differs from, not just Jennifer Hyman’s RTR, but a whole subsector of rivals, such as Le Tote, Stitch Fix (NASDAQ: SFIX) and Swap.com.

For starters, Alphons insists that Wardrobe is a technology company.

“The only thing we actually own is code,” he said. “We’re fundamentally different in a few ways that have enormously positive consequences on our economics and ability to scale.”

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