The Valve Index might have the most fun VR controllers I’ve ever tried

The Valve Index is supposed to be virtual reality with no expense spared. The recently announced headset costs $999, more than twice the price of competing Oculus and HTC devices. That price tag gets you access to several premium features: high-quality headphones, an experimental super-fast refresh rate, and a wider field of view “for typical users.” But these are all effectively upgrades. If you’re looking for something completely new, the most exciting part of the Index might be its input system. Valve has sent some Index units to reporters for preview. It’s still rolling out updates before the launch next month, so it’s too early for full reviews. But that’s okay right now — because, seriously, let’s talk about those controllers. The Index uses the “Knuckles” design that Valve has been teasing for several years now. In some ways, they’re a lot like their HTC Vive and Oculus Rift counterparts, featuring a wide plastic tracking strip, a joystick, a small trackpad, a couple of face buttons, and a squeezable secondary input. But instead of having to hold them constantly, you strap the plastic “hilt” against your palms. And instead of just measuring touches and presses, each one u...

The hose clamp for all occasions…including when tracking walruses

British manufacturer JCS gives Torque its expert view on the potential of the humble worm drive hose clip… As an engineer in the field, there is nothing more infuriating than having the wrong size or type of fitting to complete the job. It is impossible to carry every component for every eventuality, not least in the fluid handling industry with an extensive list of hose clamp types. So how do engineers choose what to stock in tool boxes? Critically, many hose clamps have been designed to do a specific job at the lowest possible price so many manufacturers will use clamps only suitable for a certain size of hose. What’s needed is a strong, easy-to-use clamp with a large adjustment range to cover many different hose sizes. The only clamp to fulfil all these criteria is the humble worm drive hose clip. How can we be sure the worm drive clip is up to the job? For standard duty clips there are different standards depending on country and industry. Operating requirements for the British Standard BS5315 far exceed other standards and all JCS Hi-Grip products – Zinc Plated Mild Steel, BS.304 and BS.316 Stainless Steel – carry the BSI Kitemark. JCS internal standards are set at least 2...

In light of the 50th Annual World Series of Poker, there was always going to be

In light of the 50th Annual World Series of Poker, there was always going to be a $50,000 High Roller tournament. With such a significant buy-in, the group of players able to give it a shot is limited. You could predict a final table full of recognizable faces, and that’s precisely what happened. After three days of play, just six players remained from the 110-entry field. Five bracelet winners, and Ben Heath. But Heath did bring the chip lead, a ton of experience playing high rollers, and seemingly immunity from feeling pressure in essential spots. After not even five hours of play, Heath was indeed the one posing with the gold WSOP bracelet, his first. That makes it look like it was all easy going, which wasn’t entirely the case. He had to battle with some of the best in the game, and more than once lost the advantage with others topping the counts. Asked what it means to win his first WSOP bracelet, Heath said: “It feels a lot better than I thought it would.” Posing for the winner photo and answering questions from the press that rushed the stage upon completion of the last hand didn’t seem to faze Heath too much. But, as he would soon explain, t...

LONDON, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Insulated Wire and

LONDON, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Insulated Wire and Cable in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Building Wire and Cable, Electronic Wire and Cable, Power Wire and Cable, Telecommunications, Data Wire and Cable, and Other Insulated Wires and Cables. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 215 companies including many key and niche players such as – Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/92515/ABL Electronic Supplies, Inc.AFC Cable Systems, Inc.Amphenol Corp.Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation LimitedBelden, Inc.Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/92515/I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONSStudy Reliability ...

Seattle’s Space Needle opens the world’s only rotating glass floor

The world’s first and only revolving glass floor is now suspended and spinning – slowly – at the 500-foot level of Seattle’s iconic Space Needle. This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. The world’s first and only revolving glass floor is now suspended and spinning – slowly – at the 500-foot level of Seattle’s iconic, 605-foot-tall space-age inspired Space Needle. Dubbed “The Loupe” (a reference to the magnifying devices jewelers and watchmakers use), the Space Needle’s rotating glass floor is located just below the open-air observation deck and replaces the original (nonglass) revolving floor that was a feature of the Space Needle’s restaurant when it first opened at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. Visitors can walk, stand, sit or stretch out on the new floor and look down on the Space Needle’s architecture, the elevators and the elevator counterweights, the Seattle Center campus (an urban park with several museums and other attractions) and the city. The mechanics of the rotating glass floor – or turntable – are also visible and include 12 motors and 48 rollers that can complete a rotati...

Your protective glasses or any form of eyewear are among the most expensive investments you can

Your protective glasses or any form of eyewear are among the most expensive investments you can make. This holds true whether your eyewear has no prescription or only comes with basic protection. With that in mind, you should aim to protect your eyewear with the best glasses case. With the help of the best and the most durable glasses case, it would be easy for you to take good care of your investment. It can prevent it from getting damaged too fast due to wear and tear. It is also a big help in preventing scratches or signs of breakage in case you drop it accidentally. Just make sure that you dedicate some of your time researching about the most indestructible glasses case – one that will not let you down in terms of protecting your eyewear. If you want to start shopping for cool eyeglass cases then you might want to include these top-rated products in your primary choices. The best eyeglass case review often always includes the Hard Shell Eyeglass Case from OptiPlix for a lot of good reasons. I primarily love the simple yet highly sophisticated style of this case. Currently, you can choose from its different colors, allowing you to pick one that suits your personality while st...

Preference Driven Layout Overview of Global Aircraft Thrust Reverser Market 2019 in Research Sector and Consumer

Preference Driven Layout Overview of Global Aircraft Thrust Reverser Market 2019 in Research Sector and Consumer Preference Till 2024. Global … Furniture Hardware, Door Handle, Door Fittings, Door Stopper, Door Viewer – MVM,https://www.mvmhardware.com/

Biometric facial recognition deployments and regulations both advance

Finnish Police and Customs have been granted permission to use automatic facial biometric technology, with the approval of a new surveillance law, and plan to gradually update their public surveillance cameras facial recognition software, according to Finnish publication Yle. Both police and customs officials hope the technology will speed up investigations, though Finland’s recently updated data protection law places some limits on its use by law enforcement agencies. University of Turku postdoctoral researcher Liisa Mäkinen says the step from human to AI monitoring of surveillance cameras is a significant one, that deserves scrutiny. “I think it is good that citizens are critical of [issues like] who has access to the data, where the information will be used and how these are combined. I think it’s good to ask such questions,” she says. “All of the material is entirely in our possession. Camera- or system-vendors do not have access to the captured images. The law amendment won’t largely impact lives of ordinary people because we do not save their images. Citizens’ legal protection will improve as government action can better target the right people,” Customs Director Sami Raks...

Overtourism in 2019: How can popular cities cope with tourist hordes?

For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Here are the instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser. The high tourism season hasn’t started yet, and there are already signs that landmarks in Europe are bursting at the seams. At the end of May, reception workers at the Louvre in Paris held a one-day strike complaining that they couldn’t handle the growing, and increasingly aggressive, crowds of visitors. The historic centre of the Croatian city of Dubrovnik, known to many as King’s Landing in Game of Thrones, can’t fit more than 8000 people at a time. Yet it saw a 53 per cent increase in tourist arrivals, to 101,325, in the first three months of 2019 compared with a year earlier – even limiting the number of cruise ships that can dock there hasn’t helped. Travel has become as accessible as McDonald’s, making sure global tourist arrivals reached 1.4 billion last year, two years ahead of the World Tourism Organisations long-term forecast (Europe absorbed half of that number, a 6 per cent increase over 2017). In 1995, global arrivals numbered only 525 million. As the father of two kids, I’m ...

China 6 Pairs Stud Earrings Hoop Earrings for men women Stainless Steel Cartilage Earrings Set on Global Sources

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The best May Day Bank Holiday offers and deals at B&Q, Homebase and Wickes

It’s traditionally that time for converging on your nearest DIY superstore and buying all the bits and pieces you need to finish off those niggling little jobs around the house. And, whether it’s painting the garden fence , putting up a shed or just treating the family to big alfresco barbecue while the sun is shining , here’s our rundown of some of the best deals you won’t want to miss. LED Sports Light, LED Stadium Light, LED High Mast Light – Green Inova,https://www.greeninovaled.com/

From the moment the rumor mill first started hinting at KTM developing an 800cc parallel Twin

From the moment the rumor mill first started hinting at KTM developing an 800cc parallel Twin way back in 2014, droves of performance-minded motorcyclists, myself included, have been salivating at the thought of throwing a leg over one. Stuffed into a light, nimble chassis, this engine could power what middleweight fans have been dreaming of for years: A razor-sharp instrument for dissecting any twisty road thrown at it.  We US riders have waited through the 2016 EICMA concept unveiling of the KTM 790 Duke, the 2017 product unveiling, the teaser videos, and finally the agony of knowing that the European market would get the bike a full model year before it would cross the Atlantic. We endured the glowing reviews from overseas and bided our time until the 2019 model introduction season rolled around. That time has finally come.  The 2019 KTM 790 Duke is here. Really here – as in, one is parked in my driveway as I type this review. I wish, however, I could say that, after a couple days in the saddle of the 790 Duke, the bike is worth the wait.  Instead, after two days and many miles on some of my favorite SoCal roads, I’m left with a lingering resentment that we could’ve ...

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