Apple's Tim Cook confirms self-driving car plans

Apple's Tim Cook confirms self-driving car plans

Apple’s chief executive has confirmed it is developing a self-driving car system. But Tim Cook indicated that it is too soon to say whether it would license the tech to other carmakers or try to build its own vehicles. His interview with the Bloomberg news agency yielded his most detailed comments about the project to date. Until now, Apple had avoided publicly discussing its plans, although it had confirmed the scheme in US filings. There…

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Tom Cruise confirms Top Gun sequel

Tom Cruise confirms Top Gun sequel

Tom Cruise has confirmed that the Top Gun sequel is “definitely happening”. The actor was asked by Australian morning TV show sunrise if there was any truth to the rumours about a sequel to the 1986 military action film. “It’s true, it’s true,” he replied. “I’m going to start filming it probably in the next year. It’s happening.” The original film launched Cruise’s career and took more than $ 350m (£270m) globally at the box…

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Trump Russia claims: FBI's Comey confirms investigation of election 'interference'

Trump Russia claims: FBI's Comey confirms investigation of election 'interference'

FBI director James Comey has confirmed for the first time that the FBI is investigating alleged Russian government interference in the 2016 election. That includes investigating possible links between individuals in the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was co-ordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, he said. The FBI would also assess whether crimes were committed, he said. Mr Trump has denied any collusion. “There is no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion…

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George and Amal Clooney 'expecting twins', Matt Damon confirms

George and Amal Clooney 'expecting twins', Matt Damon confirms

Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and her husband, award-winning actor George, are expecting twins, Matt Damon has confirmed. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight Canada, the actor explained Clooney had told him the news while they were working together last autumn. Damon said: “They’re going to be awesome parents. Those kids are lucky.” He was speaking after the news of the couple’s pregnancy was revealed by CBS’s The Talk host Julie Chen. Explaining how Clooney revealed…

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AMD posts strong Q4 2016 results, confirms Ryzen, Vega launch dates

AMD posts strong Q4 2016 results, confirms Ryzen, Vega launch dates

AMD posted its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016 this week and provided additional details on its plans for its upcoming Ryzen and Vega products. Both of these launches are critical to AMD’s future — Ryzen, its upcoming desktop processor, is based on AMD’s first brand-new architecture in over five years and is meant to close a critical performance gap between itself and Intel. Vega will be AMD’s first brand-new GPU architecture since…

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Nintendo confirms the Switch won’t run Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 1080p

Nintendo confirms the Switch won’t run Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 1080p

Ever since Nintendo announced the Switch, we’ve warned that the console’s tablet form factor and battery life would limit its overall performance. Now we’ve got confirmation of how the limits will fall — the upcoming Zelda game, Breath of the Wild, has been confirmed to run at 900p on the Switch (when docked to your television) and 720p on the Wii U. According to Nintendo, both versions of the game are locked to 30 FPS,…

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Bob Dylan confirms non-attendance at Nobel Prize ceremony

Bob Dylan confirms non-attendance at Nobel Prize ceremony

Bob Dylan will not travel to Sweden to receive his Nobel Prize for Literature in person, it has been announced. The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel prizes, said it had received “a personal letter” saying he was unable to attend next month’s Nobel ceremony “due to pre-existing commitments”. Dylan, the organisation said, felt “very honoured” and wished he could receive the prize personally. The singer is required to give a Nobel lecture between now…

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Singer Janet Jackson, 50, confirms she is expecting first child

Singer Janet Jackson, 50, confirms she is expecting first child

Singer Janet Jackson has officially confirmed she is expecting her first child, at the age of 50. She told People magazine: “We thank God for our blessing”, and posed for a picture with her growing baby bump. Speculation about her pregnancy surfaced in April when she postponed her ‘Unbreakable’ tour, saying she wanted to focus on planning a family with her husband, Wissam al-Mana. She was recently spotted in London shopping for baby essentials. The…

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