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Taylor continues. You know, we are going to be able to reproduce an environment where you could be one of 60,000, or one of 100,000, troops. This could be a real generational leap over the games we have at the moment. Its interesting, when you think about games," Taylor ponders, "youre either the lone wolf superhero battling against hordes of AI, or youre in a small squad. The future of VR, thanks to the hardware improvements the likes of AMD are working on, could soon change all that. Theres no current VR experience that could put you in the middle of a massive battle," Taylor admits. "Put you in the shield wall against the Vikings, or something like that. Were going to be able to do that in the near future, and its going to be really exciting and terrifying! Its not just about the graphical fidelity of games that will improve, but the whole nature and usability of VR is set to change, as Pat Kelly points out, thanks to wireless VR.
Politico
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“Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL,” Trump wrote. “It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc.” Yet as Trump defended his fidelity to the wall against conservative critics — including radio host Rush Limbaugh, who said Trump was “caving” on the issue — many contractors remained wary of intensifying scrutiny from Democrats in large, liberal-leaning states. Last month, demonstrators protested outside the headquarters of a Southern California company that is among those submitting statements of interest on the project. Other businesses have elected not to participate. “There are a lot of members of ours who are concerned about developments in not only California, but other states that might punish them for working on federal projects,” Dave Raymond, president and CEO of the American Council of Engineering Companies, said during a break from his group’s annual convention in Washington this week.
TIME - Top Stories
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As teased, Activision's flagship franchise will return to World War II by way of subsidiary Sledgehammer Games, the studio behind the series' 11th installment, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, in 2014. In a global livestream replete with explosions and voyeur-cam shrapnel, Activision touted what it's simply calling Call of Duty: WWII as more or less what you'd expect of a series with 10 years of industry technical advances in its rearview mirror since its last visit to the period. Which is just to say the game seems as graphically tricked out as rival EA DICE's Battlefield 1, which arrived last fall. Sledgehammer heads Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey talked up the game's fidelity and historicity, noting that it takes place entirely in the European theater near the war's close, between 1944 and 1945. It starts, as so many World War II games do, with players storming the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, then includes fighting through Hürtgen Forest , urban combat in France and Belgium, and finally the inexorable push toward Germany.
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reaction to that from the global economist at Fidelity international. What it means for the French economy, pacing what the challenges. Unemployment at 10%. Ten Macron turn that around it it is expected he beat Marine Le Pen in the second round runoff? Also looking at the.
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issues, he's actually questioned the current Pope's fidelity to the Coptic creed. He said "The Pope and the Church, right now, show very little love, except to the regime, itself." I mean, he is - he is very resentful
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A phono preamp brings the volume level of a record up to a standard created by the Recording Industry Association of America. Image credit: Musical Fidelity Most beginner turntables will feature a built-in preamp for convenience, but hardcore audiophile turntables do without them, allowing listeners to mix and match their turntables with whatever preamp they want. If you're getting serious about collecting, you may want to choose a record player without a preamp so you can upgrade later on. Belt drive vs direct drive Another consideration you have to make when shopping for a turntable is whether you want a direct drive turntable or a belt drive turntable. This difference is how the turntable's motor is connected to the platter, the part that actually turns the record. Direct drive turntables, as you would imagine, feature a direct connection from the motor to the platter, meaning the platter itself is a magnet that is driven by an electric motor right beneath it.
Mondoweiss
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Assad was specializing in Opthalmology). What did Netanyahu really mean? Virtually any Israeli understands this: that Marwan Barghouti needs to be mentioned as a murderer, and perhaps most importantly, a terrorist. Picking up the script, New York Times public editor Liz Spayd tweeted : “How much should you know about Marwan Barghouti? More than you were told”. Elaborating in her own piece titledAn Op-Ed Author Omits His Crimes, and The Times Does Too , ” Spayd wrote: “I see no reason to skimp on this, while failing to do so risks the credibility of the author and the Op-Ed pages”…”Do the authors of the pieces have any conflicts of interest that could challenge their credibility? Are they who they say they are, and can editors vouch for their fidelity?”. Thus after external and internal pressure, the Times published an Editor’s note at the bottom of Barghouti's op-ed the day after, saying: “This article explained the writer’s prison sentence but neglected to provide sufficient context by stating the offenses of which he was convicted.
The Economist - Business
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THE VICTORY of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, in a referendum on April 16th is seen by many observers as a worrying step on the road to autocracy. The vote handed Mr Erdogan far-reaching new powers. But the Turkish lira, government bonds and stockmarket all gained ground as the results came in. It was a reminder that the relationship between markets and democracy is not rock-solid. Like an errant husband, investors may proclaim their fidelity to democracy but are not averse to seeing someone else on the side. In Turkey investors may have feared turmoil if Mr Erdogan’s proposal had been defeated. It is an old, but fairly reliable, rule that investors dislike uncertainty. And the early years of Mr Erdogan’s tenure, when he was seen as a liberalising democrat, saw rapid economic growth; his transformation into an emerging autocrat has not put investors off.
Techradar
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(Thats without mentioning that they only cost $25.) The best perks found about these AKG earbuds are the comfort and sound isolation. I actually feel like Im wearing headphones that were made for me. Whether used during a quick vacuum of the apartment or for a full day at work, they do good to keep the music in and the world out. Remember the days? Will this influence Apple? It should. However, its more likely that, if Apple changes protocol at all, it will include AirPods in with the Phone 8. Not to drop my point that Apple needs to step up the audio quality of its EarPods, but if it can add its wireless headphones inside the box this year, thatd be a great value for people in Apples ecosystem. Though, it seems like days where Apple made its own high-fidelity earbuds are long gone. Heres our review of them from way back in 2009.
Electronics Weekly
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Some shots we took appeared a little washed-out in the background, but the autofocus knew what object we wanted to focus on. According to Sony, white balance accuracy has been improved on the Xperia XZ. While it wasn't particularly noticeable when taking photos on the phone, comparing images to ones shot on the Xperia Z5 on a computer screen revealed that color fidelity on the Xperia XZ has improved by quite some way. Then there are the manual mode options on the Xperia XZ. If you're willing to delve into these settings and experiment, you can enjoy some of the best mobile photography possible on the Xperia XZ. Sony's camera also features optical image stabilization, and records video in 4K. We found video quality to be impressive, but 4K is of limited use considering the screen on this device is only Full HD. You could move the video files across to your 4K TV for viewing at full resolution, but remember these files are going to be huge, and will take up a lot of room on your phone.
BBC News 24
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to be knee-jerk loyal to the president of the country, Mr al-Sisi. For example, while Iskander, who blogs frequently on Coptic issues, he's actually questioned the current Pope's fidelity to the Coptic creed. He said "The Pope and the Church, right now, show very little love,.
Wired
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D., and who publishes books, and who knows how to smile for the camera, is still a rabid, intolerant, ultra-nationalist, anti-democratic propagandist. The Times of Israel has a big story on the New York Times's own backtracking on the article, including its addition of a note laying out Barghouti's alleged crimes. As well as the criticism of the article by Times public editor Liz Spayd. She wrote that the Times editors failed to carry out due diligence with respect to Barghouti's backstory. Do the authors of the pieces have any conflicts of interest that could challenge their credibility? Are they who they say they are, and can editors vouch for their fidelity? I see no reason to skimp on this, while failing to do so risks the credibility of the author and the Op-Ed pages. In this case, I’m pleased to see the editors responding to the complaints, and moving to correct the issue rather than resist it.
The Week
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Description Thistle-plucker - Isaac Aylward, UK Aylward spotted a flying linnet while hiking in Bulgaria's Rila Mountains, finally catching up with the tiny bird when it settled to feed on a thistle flowerhead. Credits Isaac Aylward/Wildlife Photographer of the Year Research from Fidelity found investors would make £8,570 more over 10 years Analysis Ruth Jackson Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 3:53pm The 2016/17 tax year is now over and if you didnt use your £15,240 ISA allowance you have now lost it. But, the good news is you have a new £20,000 Isa allowance for the two-week old 2017/18 tax year. The vast majority of people wont get around to using their Isa allowance until March 2018, but invest now and you will make more money. That’s because your money will have a whole year longer to grow tax-free. This can add up to a lot of money if you invest your whole £20,000 allowance.
The Economist - Business
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THE VICTORY of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, in a referendum on April 16th is seen by many observers as a worrying step on the road to autocracy. The vote handed Mr Erdogan far-reaching new powers. But the Turkish lira, government bonds and stockmarket all gained ground as the results came in. It was a reminder that the relationship between markets and democracy is not rock-solid. Like an errant husband, investors may proclaim their fidelity to democracy but are not averse to seeing someone else on the side. In Turkey, investors may have feared turmoil if Mr Erdogan’s proposal had been defeated. It is an old, but fairly reliable, cliché that investors dislike uncertainty. And the early years of Mr Erdogan’s rule saw rapid economic growth; since he took office, the Istanbul market has gained 760% (see chart). An authoritarian government can provide certainty, at least in the short term. When Mussolini took power in Italy in... Continue reading
The Economist - Business
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THE VICTORY of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, in a referendum on April 16th is seen by many observers as a worrying step on the road to autocracy. The vote handed Mr Erdogan far-reaching new powers. But the Turkish lira, government bonds and stockmarket all gained ground as the results came in. It was a reminder that the relationship between markets and democracy is not rock-solid. Like an errant husband, investors may proclaim their fidelity to democracy but are not averse to seeing someone else on the side. In Turkey, investors may have feared turmoil if Mr Erdogan’s proposal had been defeated. It is an old, but fairly reliable, cliché that investors dislike uncertainty. And the early years of Mr Erdogan’s rule saw rapid economic growth; since he took office, the Istanbul market has gained 760% (see chart). An authoritarian government can provide certainty, at least in the short term. When Mussolini took power in Italy in... Continue reading
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current Pope's fidelity to the Coptic creed. He said the church shows very little love except to the regime, SL. He is very resentful. -- it self. I agree with this frustration, but I don't think it is.
Washington Free Beacon
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" "Do the authors of the pieces have any conflicts of interest that could challenge their credibility? Are they who they say they are, and can editors vouch for their fidelity?" asked Spayd. The failure to identify Barghouti's crimes, she wrote, "risks the credibility of the author and the op-ed pages." The post NYT Public Editor Rebukes Paper for Omitting Palestinian Activist's Terrorism Convictions appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .