AMD’s Vega Takes on Nvidia: Pricing, Features Revealed

AMD’s Vega Takes on Nvidia: Pricing, Features Revealed

After months of waiting and speculation, AMD has finally taken the lid off its RX Vega series, its clock speeds, capabilities, and pricing. All of these characteristics have been hotly debated of late, with readers asking for (and making predictions about) how it would compare with Nvidia’s year-old Pascal GPUs like the 1070 and 1080. We now have some preliminary answers to some of those questions, but by no means the entire picture. So here’s…

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BBC star salaries to be revealed

BBC star salaries to be revealed

The salaries of the BBC’s biggest stars are to be revealed in the corporation’s annual report when it is published later. It’s the first time this information will be made public. The review will be published at 11:00 BST and details of anyone earning more than £150,000 a year will be included. The report will also look at TV and radio viewing figures, and online engagement. It may also examine the BBC’s competition, such as…

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Doctor Who: New actor to be revealed after Wimbledon

Doctor Who: New actor to be revealed after Wimbledon

The identity of Doctor Who’s 13th Time Lord will be revealed following the Wimbledon men’s singles tennis final on Sunday, the BBC has announced. A trailer featuring the number 13 in different locations was aired during the tennis on BBC One on Friday. It finished with the caption: “Meet the 13th Doctor after the Wimbledon men’s final, Sunday 16th July.” The actor will succeed Peter Capaldi who took the role in 2013 and will leave…

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Have JAY-Z and Beyonce revealed the names of their twins?

Have JAY-Z and Beyonce revealed the names of their twins?

JAY-Z and Beyonce may have just given a huge clue into the name of their newborn twins. American website TMZ is reporting that the couple filed a trademark for the names Rumi Carter and Sir Carter last Monday. The site reports that the documents were filed under a company owned by the American musicians. The same company filed documents to trademark the name of their first child, Blue Ivy, earlier this year. According to American…

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Strictly Come Dancing: Joanne Clifton quits and new dancers revealed

Strictly Come Dancing: Joanne Clifton quits and new dancers revealed

Current Strictly Come Dancing champion Joanne Clifton is stepping down to concentrate on musical theatre. The professional dancer lifted the glitterball trophy with BBC presenter Ore Oduba in December. Oksana Platero – who danced with Judge Rinder – is also leaving the show, as is Natalie Lowe, who announced she was stepping down last month. The new dancers are Amy Dowden, from South Wales, Australian Dianne Buswell and Nadiya Bychkova from Ukraine. They will join…

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UK's fraud hotspots revealed by Which?

UK's fraud hotspots revealed by Which?

Norfolk is a dating scams hotspot, Surrey succumbs to investment fraud and west and mid-Wales suffers cold calling computer cons, according to data from UK cyber-crime centre Action Fraud. Consumer watchdog Which? has collated the data, which came via a Freedom of Information request And it wants the government to do more to tackle the problem. A recent Office of National Statistics survey suggested there are 5.4 million fraud and computer misuse cases a year….

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Exclusive: Has Zoe Saldana revealed Avengers 4 title?

Exclusive: Has Zoe Saldana revealed Avengers 4 title?

Has Zoe Saldana let slip that the title of the fourth Avengers film is Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet? Speaking at the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 premiere, the actress, who plays Gamora, talked about the involvement of Guardians stars in the Avengers films. Asked about the third Avengers film, she said: “I think the Guardians just shot their part when it comes to Infinity War. “And we all have to go back for Gauntlet later…

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Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard

Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard

A payment card featuring a fingerprint sensor has been unveiled by credit card provider Mastercard. The rollout follows two successful trials in South Africa. The technology works in the same way as it does with mobile phone payments: users must have their finger over the sensor when making a purchase. Security experts have said that while using fingerprints is not foolproof, it is a “sensible” use of biometric technology. ‘Nine changes’ Mastercard’s chief of safety…

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