Walter Winkel

Walter Winkel

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Despite being about £250 easier on your wallet than the Olympus TG-5, the XP120 promises a similarly high level of ruggedness: waterproof to 20m; freeze-proof to -10 degrees C; dust- and sand-proof; and shockproof against drops of up to 1.75m.So it doesn’t matter how extreme your idea of a holiday or party – this cam should still be standing at the end of it.It’s compact and lightweight too, slipping into a pocket with ease.We’re not massive fans of the button zoom controls, as it can make getting those close-ups a bit fiddlier than we’re used to, but otherwise the simple setup makes things quick and easy.That user-friendliness is complimented by the speedy autofocus, which lacks frills but works quickly and accurately enough so that you don’t often miss out on a fleeting photo op.It's not suprisning to find that the 3in LCD lacks touch capabilities given that very few rugged gadgets do, but it’s bright and sharp enough to do its job well, even when splattered with a decent quantity of mud or water.
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With over 33 million players worldwide, soccer-but-with-cars multiplayer title Rocket League is one of the hottest games on the market right now.And while some fans might have seen its previous avatar as Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars from back in 2008, it’s fun to imagine what it might have looked like a decade before that.That’s exactly what YouTuber 98Demake has done with his latest video, which takes Rocket League back in time to the PlayStation 1 era with janky graphics, scanlines, classic canned audio and a top-down camera angle that would’ve been easier on low-end gaming consoles.The anonymous creator – who’s also cleverly reimagined modern hits like GTA V, Fallout 4, Assassin’s Creed and The Last of Us – told CNET that each simulated gameplay clip is made from scratch using 3D modeling tools like Blender, and takes about 50 hours to put together.Check out the channel for more brilliant videos of your favorite games in a time warp.Read next: Kaspersky now offers a free antivirus for PC, but do you need it?
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Businesses on Instagram can now tap into the metrics and insights currently available via the Instagram application through the (application-programming interface) following an update Monday under which the Instagram API is now built on the same stack as Facebook’s Graph API.that the enhanced metrics and insights will enable businesses to stay on top of the performance of their organic content more effectively than they could via third-party tools.business profiles to access the new features, and Instagram added that the use of third-party tools will still be permitted, but must be used.Instagram also added new comment-moderation features to its Platform API, which include the ability to hide comments or toggle them on and off.The updated Instagram Platform API is currently available to all and Instagram Marketing Partners, with public availability to all developers “in the coming weeks.”
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Like most academics, biology researcher Dr Jose Pastor-Pareja relies heavily on Google’s search engine, using it “every 10 minutes”, he says.It also routinely censors politically sensitive information across Chinese social media and websites.Its push in recent years to further limit people’s abilities to circumvent controls on the internet have forced academics such as Pastor-Pareja to depend on tools such as virtual private networks (VPNs), which redirect users to offshore servers to bypass the censors.His personal VPN subscription, paid for out of his own pocket, allows him to access Google, monitor his Twitter feed for the latest scientific literature, and connect with the wider scientific community via social media.Beijing has championed the concept of “cyberspace sovereignty” – control of its own digital space – that has forced VPN providers into a long-standing dance with the authorities over their “legal grey zone” of operation.“Interfering with these channels to the outside world creates tremendous frustration and uncertainty.”
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Tekijänoikeusrikkomuksista hyvityksiä vaativista kirjeistä on tehty valituksia Suomen Asianajajaliiton yhteydessä toimivalle valvontalautakunnalle.Tekijänoikeuksia koskevien myllykirjeiden sisällöstä on tullut valituksia Suomen Asianajajaliiton yhteydessä toimivalle valvontalautakunnalle.Valituksia yhdistää se, että niiden tekijät ovat kokeneet saamansa kirjeet epärehellisiksi, perusteettomiksi ja uhkaaviksi.Kirjeitä lähettäneet ovat kuitenkin selvinneet puhtain paperein.Valvontalautakunta on vuosien 2015–2017 aikana antanut yhteensä yhdeksän tekijänoikeuskirjeisiin liittyvää päätöstä, joissa kaikissa katsotaan, että kirjeiden laatijat eivät ole rikkoneet hyvää asianajajatapaa.Valvontalautakunta on antanut yhden huomautuksen, jonka Helsingin hovioikeus kumosi kesäkuun lopussa.
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Kara Danvers has managed to dedicate her entire life to protecting the earth as Supergirl while also maintaining her civilian identity a secret.Much like her cousin, though, the constant stresses of leading a double life have been a significant an ever-present issue threatening to tear her apart.In the first trailer for Supergirl’s third season, Kara’s still deeply shaken by Rhea’s invasion making the decision to sacrifice Mon-El in order to save the earth.As one of the few Kryptonians left in the galaxy, Kara knows that she’s becoming something of a beacon for conflicts from beyond the stars and is now considering giving up her human persona in order to live and fight as Supergirl 24/7.The trailer also gives us our first look at the new season’s major villain Reign (Odette Annable,) shady real estate developer Morgan Edge (Adrian Pasdar,) and a flashback of Kara’s mother, who’s now being played by Smallville alum Erica Durance.Check out the trailer below.
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Popular now in Europe, Downmall is a crazy mountain bike race through a shopping mall.What do you do when you want to go mountain biking and can’t find a decent trail?If you live in Russia, you take your bike to the local shopping mall and find a downmall race.All it takes is a few months of planning, several hours of building and plenty of time racing along a radical trail that includes jumps over rails, bumps, and downhills that send you flying down escalators.The mountain bike event is known as a downmall race, which converts a shopping mall into a mountain bike course.Now in its fourth year of competition, the race on June 24, 2017 will take place at a mall in Vladivostok, a major port city located near Russia’s eastern border with China and North Korea.
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One of the most iconic superhero characters of the 1990s is finally getting a reboot under Blumhouse Productions.Among all of the news and announcements, comic artist Todd McFarlane had a very special announcement to make.For years, McFarlane has talked about wanting to do something with Spawn, his original character who appeared in and was published by Image Comics.And now it seems the wait is finally over.McFarlane announced that he will be teaming with Split and Get Out production company Blumhouse to write and direct a new R-rated Spawn reboot.The anti-hero first appeared in comics way back in 1992 in his own title series, quickly picking up popularity.
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Not content with giving us eye-level views of millions of miles of roads, Google Maps has now entering the stratosphere.In a blog post published yesterday, Google announced that you can now explore the International Space Station (ISS) with Street View.Of course, Google did not send its 360-degree camera car up there to capture the imagery, but instead tapped the services of European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who photographed the station during a six-month stint.The Street View team worked with NASA and the Marshall Space Flight Center to come up with a method for taking photos using DSLR camera and equipment already on the ISS, while in zero-gravity.Pesquet then beamed the stills he captured down to Earth so that Google could stitch them together to make the 360-degree panoramic images now seen in Google Maps.The ISS Street View offers a close-up look at the 15 connected modules that make up the inside of the station, letting you poke around the place at your leisure.
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Hybrid technology can be applied to any type of car, and the best show the most significant fuel economy improvements over a similar gasoline-only car.
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A New York importer has recalled an undisclosed quantity of ground cumin after it was found to be contaminated with lead, Food Safety News reports.The lead levels in the recalled product are high enough to cause health problems, which can include developmental disorders in children and permanent damage to the central nervous system among pregnant women.The contamination was discovered during routine checks by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspector.The recalled products were distributed to retail stores in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, packaged in 2-ounce plastic bags and carry the UPC number 884752003812.Lead contamination is a recurring problem in spices imported into the U.S. Last year, Indian turmeric imported by Spices USA was found to contain excessive amounts of lead, and it is a common issue for spices such as fenugreek, cardamom and chili powder.Under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), importers have had to vet suppliers through its Foreign Supplier Verification Program since the end of April 2017.
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The CNET team is on the ground in downtown San Diego to bring you the latest news from one of the biggest celebrations of pop culture.As we toured the city, we got to see some of the exhibits starting to take form as we get closer to the start of preview night.Check out the pictures and don't forget to read our overview of SDCC 2017 of the show so you'll be more than ready for Comic-Con!Hybrid technology can be applied to any type of car, and the best show the most significant fuel economy improvements over a similar gasoline-only car.
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OS is not much different in this respect, except that it's developed by System76, a company that sells laptops and desktops preloaded with Ubuntu.I've installed Ubuntu dozens of times.(Canonical will be switching the vanilla Ubuntu desktop to GNOME in October anyway.For an OS that is set to be installed by default in consumer devices, this is a good thing, even if the installation is essentially the same as Ubuntu's.On the first "bare metal" boot, the user has to set up the GNOME desktop, including Online Accounts, where the user can choose to supply their Google and Facebook credentials for integration with the GNOME desktop.Again, this is kind of par for the course with Ubuntu GNOME.
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Taking on Twitter and Facebook, Google has today (19 July) rolled out a news feed of its own to users of the Google app on iOS and Android.The feed includes items pulled from your search history and topics Google knows you have an interest in.Google's knowledge of what you do online, where you go and what you like is key to the personalisation of the feature, which the company is simply calling 'the feed'.Effectively replacing Google Now, much of the feed is taken up by news stories related to what you generally search for and read online.For us, the feed was dominated by consumer technology news, plus some of the larger political stories of the day.Most links displayed here are justified by the message "You've shown interest in [x]" Tapping the option button on each item gives you the option to tell Google you are not actually interested in that topic, or content from that specific publication.
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It seems that Xiaomi fans are really loving this Mi 5X model we talked about during the past couple of days, and this shows.There are more than a 140000 registrations now for the Xiaomi Mi 5X in the official online store of the company in almost half a day, and the number keeps rising!Remember: the device hasn’t been officially unveiled nor anyone else has revealed its official technical specs, but still people are loving it.OK, we have to mention that by registering this early means you can win a smartwatch or the Mi 5X itself if you’re lucky enough, so that may have had a lot to do with the large number of interested people.We talked earlier about this upcoming mid-range phone that is scheduled to be unveiled on July 26, along with the brand new MIUI 9 interface.In case you missed it, the Mi 5X might come with a 5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen and it could be powered by the Snapdragon 625 chipset, offering 4GB of RAM.
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Twitter’s Niche infuencer network is saying goodbye to co-founder Darren Lachtman.Lachtman joined Twitter when the social network acquired Niche in February 2015.He said in a tweet announcing his departure (embedded below) that Twitter director of global content partnerships Nick Millman will lead Niche globally, while head of content strategy Kristen Lachtman (his wife) will helm its U.S. operations.Today marks the end of an amazing journey with @JoinNiche pic.twitter.com/q8Ac2wIQRJLachtman added that Niche has some 50,000 creators in its network, with seven offices across the globe.Rob Fishman, left the company last November.
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In May of this year, Lindsay Pattison, then global chief executive of Maxus, became the chief transformational officer for WPP, the media company's parent network.As a well respected member of the media community on a global scale, The Drum caught up with her to ask her a few questions about herself.When trying to work out what I wanted to do, I was on reception/runner at Live TV (the home of the weather bunny and err, topless weather…!)Or my first proper job, was a media assistant at YWhy did you get into media?It felt exciting, relevant, interesting and full of young fun people.Who do you find most interesting to follow on social media?
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Conversely, every major setback and man-made catastrophe was also the result of human judgement.More often than not, human judgment is little more than qualified guessing, and often wildly inconsistent guessing at that.This is not because they order their day from worst to best prisoners, but solely because they are in a better mood after having recently eaten — meaning if you ever find yourself in the unfortunate position of coming before a parole board at 11 a.m., bring cookies.But the reality is that the number of data points needed to make an informed decision are simply beyond the capacity of the squishy organic calculator that rests behind your eyeballs.Worse yet, we are naturally inclined to look for mental shortcuts, regardless of their accuracy.In fact, in a follow-up to Moneyball, author Michael Lewis explored the new world of data-driven sports drafts and found that even with all the available data, human judgment would still find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
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Like transportation, medicine is becoming more automated, for better or worseIn a research paper published on Wednesday, "Robot Autonomy for Surgery," UC San Diego assistant professor Michael Yip and PhD student "Nikhil" Das explore the growing role played by surgical robots and the issues raised by systems that are increasingly autonomous.Just as self-driving cars have six levels of autonomy, ranging from human control to complete surrender, surgical robots can be grouped into similar categories.The da Vinci Surgical System, which debuted in 2000, was the first FDA-approved robotic system for laparoscopic surgery, the paper explains, and represents a remotely controlled tool.Further along the directed-automated continuum, there's the Steady-Hand Eye robot, which was developed at Johns Hopkins University.Designed for a particularly delicate procedure – retinal microsurgery – it combines human control with robotic force correction to cancel a surgeon's inadvertent hand movements.
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The world's first digital underwater communications standard will allow underwater devices to talk with one another.Many in the tech world are crazy excited about the Internet of Things, a hyperconnected world of internet-enabled devices, in which everyday objects are able to both send and receive data among one another.The obvious answer is an underwater Internet of Things, of course!That’s what the NATO Science and Technology Organization’s [Center] for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) has developed with newly sponsored research designed to establish the world’s first-ever acoustic digital underwater communications standard.Called Janus, the new digital alternative has been used by all NATO allies since earlier this year — and represents the first time a digital underwater communication protocol has been established at a global level.Considering that more than 70 percent of the globe is covered by water, it’s about time.
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