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A few months ago, I had the sincere pleasure of meeting a gentleman by the name of Skip King. “Is this your car,” I asked the high-and-tight haired, bomber-jacket-wearing man standing next to this weathered little Lotus. Proudly, Skip confirmed that the battered and bruised Elan was his and, in fact, had been since 1970. Naturally, I had to ask how many miles he had put on this beautifully patina’d British coupe. Laughing, Mr. King informed me that the car, believe it or not, has incredibly carried him more than 500,000 miles. Owning a single car for 50 years is a long haul commitment, to say nothing of that car being of the tiny vintage sports-oriented variety, so we sat down with Mr. King and talked to him about this journey of automotive fidelity. Andrew Golseth: Skip, what were you driving before the Elan? Skip King: I had a Ford Mustang. When I first joined the Army, I didn't have a vehicle until I went to Officer Candidate School.
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Dont look now, dear fatigued music consumer, but likely coming soon to a music platform near you is a new hi-resolution audio technology that promises better fidelity than all the cold digitally
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But Clark made it through the war and eventually resumed his career. His spark and swagger were gone, though — and he was forever tormented by the loss of his soulmate. Although Clark went on to marry two more times, he was interred next to his beloved Carole after dying from a heart attack nearly 20 years after her violent end. Clark only learned how important fidelity was in his relationship with Lombard when it was too late, says Matzen. She proved how important this marriage was to both of them, by dying in an effort to rush home and save it. We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at tips@radaronline.com, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.
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Up goes the mountain. However, on paper, Horizon has every reason to perform well. Its been developed by Guerrilla Games, one of Sonys most talented and underrated studios, and is using a new game engine so powerful it was handpicked by former MGS overlord Hideo Kojima for his new PS4-exclusive title, Death Stranding. Its become the poster child for Sonys promotion of PS4 Pros enhanced graphical fidelity and smoother processing power. And, on the advertising front, Sony is doing something it didnt do properly for The Order: 1886 or Driveclub - dialling back its promotion to focus on TV spots and big ads in national newspapers and magazines rather than bizarre promotion only designed to appeal to the existing gaming community. Thats also before we talk about the game playing host to a fascinating open-world - though this is perhaps a double-edged sword: Guerilla is going to have to work hard to make Aloys adventure feel worth buying in a generation thats already densely saturated with sandbox games.
TIME - Top Stories
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Haptic feedback, which is essentially a high-fidelity form of vibration, signals to players when he or she has squeezed a cup of milk. (Other games, like a fashion runway simulator, require players to move around more.) The most focus-intensive games are those that mirror real-world sports. When playing a baseball game, for instance, I held my controller over my shoulder like a bat while watching and waiting for my opponent to hurl an imaginary ball in my direction. His motion and the sound of the whooshing wind from the TV were the only ways I could tell if the pitch was anywhere near my bat. In a sword fighting game, meanwhile, I had to watch for openings and strike my opponent with an imaginary saber at the right time. Read more: Everything to know about the Nintendo Switch Some Nintendo fans might scoff at the nearly $50 price tag on what's essentially a package of mini-games, particularly as Wii Sports was included for free with the original Wii.
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All the day’s economic and financial news, including new growth figures from Germany and Italy, UK inflation data, and the latest on Greece’s bailout talks Latest: CPI hits highest level since June 2014 Motor fuel and food costs drive inflation up Earlier: German GDP rises by 0.4% Greek farmers protesting in Athens later Fed chair Janet Yellen testifies to Congress 9.54am GMT This jump in inflation shows that Britain is now suffering the impact of the slump in the pound since the Brexit vote. So says Tom Stevenson, investment director for Personal Investing at Fidelity International, who believes the cost of living will keep climbing. “The fall in the pound is really starting to stoke inflation as the rising cost of imports bites. A sharp rise in UK CPI now sees inflation within a whisker of the Bank of England’s 2% target. Sterling weakness has continued to push fuel and food prices higher, resulting in today’s CPI reading of 1.
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Iwata and I discussed a lot, really trying to decide what to do and what not to do in our hardware. You're gambling on new haptic feedback features with Switch. What prompted the turn toward higher fidelity vibration as a cornerstone feature? First of all, I can't say for certain that HD Rumble is going to create something completely original, but I can say that the sensation HD Rumble provides is completely new. When we first created the Rumble Pak [released in 1997 for the Nintendo 64], at that time we were trying to just think about cost and performance. What could we make that was cost-efficient to create a rumble sensation? Within Nintendo, there's a group of people who just focus on researching rumble features and capabilities. For many years, they've been bringing different kinds of rumble and vibration features and putting them into games and testing them.
Radar Online
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Whoever you’re betting on in your Grammy Awards poolAdele, Beyonce, Drake, someone else in the one-name club — there’s only one way to get pumped up for your Grammys watching party: listening to your favorites (and dancing in front of the mirror, natch). And the sad little earbuds that came with your iPhone are not ready to keep up with you. Good thing we’ve got three speakers that will at the Radar Shop. The Braven 705 Bluetooth Speaker keeps you rocking for 12 hours straight on a single charge. It’s lightweight, portable, and durable, so it’s ready to go anywhere — and the custom high-fidelity audio drivers ensure great sound whether you’re in your living room or the great outdoors. Get it in pink or purple for 57% off — it’s just $42.99 at the Radar Shop . Who says the party needs to stop while you’re lathering up? Pop the FresheTech Splash Tunes Bluetooth Shower Speaker in your shower for powerful sound while you condition and shampoo.
The Sun Daily
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Similarly, if we link the rising cost of living which impacts adversely upon the poorer segment of society to our inability "to create a just society in which the wealth of the nation is equitably shared" the people will understand why the third goal of the Rukun Negara is so significant. As the people realise how relevant the Rukun Negara is to their lives, so should the government demonstrate its fidelity to the nation's ideology by anchoring it in the supreme law of the land, by making the Rukun Negara the preamble to the constitution. Dr Chandra Muzaffar is the chair of the Rukunegara Mukadimah Perlembagaan( RMP) Initiative and chairman of the Yayasan 1Malaysia. Comments: letters@thesundail.com
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Universe Today
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It's an 800 Litre (28 cubic foot) chamber that can simulate temperatures up to 500° C (932° F), and pressures from near-vacuum to over 90 times the surface pressure of Earth. GEER can also simulate exotic atmospheres with its precision gas-mixing capabilities. It can mix very specific quantities of gases down to parts per million accuracy. For these tests, that means the unit had to reproduce an accurate recipe of CO2, N2, SO2, HF, HCl, CO, OCS, H2S, and H2O, down to very tiny quantities. And the tests were a success. “We demonstrated vastly longer electrical operation with chips directly exposed no cooling and no protective chip packaging to a high-fidelity physical and chemical reproduction of Venussurface atmosphere,” Neudeck said. “And both integrated circuits still worked after the end of the test.” In fact, the two circuits not only functioned after the test was completed, but they withstood Venus-like conditions for 521 hours.
Techradar - Reviews
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But, as it turns out, the PS4 is more than capable of displaying two surprisingly crisp images, that may not offer the most amazing, mind-blowing fidelity, but are more than adequate for the vast majority of games. (Of the titles I tried, all of them worked as advertised, but I noticed that many of them stuck with simple graphics rather than going for the real-life look.) Similarly head-tracking was nearly as precise on PSVR as it was on either the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, with the only minor caveat being that the system would lose the Touch controllers from time-to-time, merely due the fact that the tracking space is so much more confined. Despite having a smaller field of view than the Oculus Rift by about 10 degrees (110 vs 100), the PlayStation VR surprisingly rarely made me feel nauseated, due in no small part to the 18ms latency that made experiences mostly smooth without discernable lag or judder.
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Gadgets Good speakers—with lights!—for $30. Good speakers—with lights!—for $30. Read on.
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If you don't have a 4K TV, your 4K Blu-ray player will still work, but it will only display images in 1080p. Buy a regular Blu-ray instead of a 4K version and it will still play in 3840 2160 resolution, but it won't be a native 4K image and will be noticeably different than had you used an Ultra HD Blu-ray. Enough with the caveats. Here are the the best 4K Blu-ray players in the world. The K8500 is currently the cheapest route into 4K Blu-ray and probably offers pound-for-pound the best looking images you'll see on your 4K HDR TV. It's also a useful hub for 4K OTT services from Netflix and Amazon, and while the design is a bit Marmite, you'll be consistently impressed by its loading speed and colourful UI. If you want your 4K HDR TV to look its best, then you can't beat 4K Blu-ray. And when it comes to sheer image fidelity, the UBD-K8500 certainly impresses.