British and Irish Lions power past Maori All Blacks

British and Irish Lions power past Maori All Blacks

Maori All Blacks v British and Irish Lions Maori All Blacks (10) 10 Tries: Messam Cons: McKenzie Pens: McKenzie British and Irish Lions (15) 32 Tries: Penalty try, Itoje Cons: Halfpenny Pens: Halfpenny 6 The British and Irish Lions gained a confidence-boosting win as their power told against the Maori All Blacks in wet conditions at Rotorua International Stadium. Leigh Halfpenny kicked them into a half-time lead with Liam Messam scoring for the hosts. The…

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Baileys Prize: Naomi Alderman wins for 'shocking' sci-fi novel The Power

Baileys Prize: Naomi Alderman wins for 'shocking' sci-fi novel The Power

Naomi Alderman has won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her feminist sci-fi novel The Power. Her book envisages a world in which women have developed the ability to give electric shocks at will. The chair of this year’s judges, Tessa Ross, praised Alderman’s “brilliantly imagined dystopia, her big ideas and her fantastic imagination”. Alderman received the £30,000 prize at a ceremony at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday. “The women’s movement is more…

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AMD Updates Ryzen’s Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver

AMD Updates Ryzen’s Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver

When AMD launched Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 earlier this year, it recommended that reviewers test with Windows 10’s power plan set to “High Performance,” as opposed to the “Balanced” configuration we typically prefer for testing and that Windows uses by default. Now, the company has released a new chipset driver that will add and automatically activate a power profile that gives Ryzen more control over its own power states. The problem initially occurred because…

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Power Rangers film features openly gay superhero

Power Rangers film features openly gay superhero

An openly gay superhero features in the new Power Rangers big screen outing in what is thought to be a film first. Yellow ranger Trini, played by actress and singer Becky G, is depicted as having “girlfriend problems” in the film, according to early reviews. Director Dean Isrealite told The Hollywood Reporter that Trini is “questioning a lot about who she is”. It comes as the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast features a…

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NES Classic Edition mods are unlocking its power as a universal gaming emulator

NES Classic Edition mods are unlocking its power as a universal gaming emulator

The NES Classic Edition was a hot gift over the holidays — Nintendo couldn’t make them fast enough to meet demand. Who would have thought people would be so excited to play the 30 retro games on this box? Well, that wasn’t all buyers were excited about. If you give people interesting new hardware, they’ll start modding it. In the case of the NES Classic Edition, it’s fast becoming the gaming emulator of your dreams….

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Harry Potter producer Sonia Friedman tops The Stage power list

Harry Potter producer Sonia Friedman tops The Stage power list

Theatre producer Sonia Friedman has topped this year’s Stage 100, a list of the UK’s most influential people in performing arts. It is the first time she has topped the list, which is compiled by theatre publication The Stage. Friedman’s recent credits include Dreamgirls, Nice Fish, Funny Girl and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. She is the first number one in the history of the Stage 100 not to own or operate West End…

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Can Rogue One and Call of Duty power up the PSVR?

Can Rogue One and Call of Duty power up the PSVR?

It’s been a few months since the launch of the PlayStation VR, and the holidays were relatively quiet. We decided this slow period was a good opportunity to check-in on the state of PSVR. And since we’ve seen a few high-profile free releases pop-up here and there, that’s reason enough to dust off the headset for another round of virtual reality coverage. When the PSVR shipped in October, we spent dozens of hours putting it…

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Bridget Jones on Woman's Hour Power List

Bridget Jones on Woman's Hour Power List

Bridget Jones has been named on a list of the women who have had the biggest impact on women’s lives over the past 70 years by BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour. The fictional character was one of just seven people picked for the Power List to mark the show’s 70th birthday. She was described as “a flawed heroine” by the chair of the judging panel. Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher topped the list, while…

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