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October 26, 2017 4:00 PM Stripes? Spots? Scientists have new way to see what dinosaurs looked like on the outside

Scientists studying ancient fossils of a small feathered dinosaur have discovered that it had a bandit’s mask as well as a striped tail, rather like today’s raccoons. The eye-catching plumage of Sinosauropteryx, described in the journal Current Biology, illuminates the life and behavior of these ancient animals and sheds light on the diversity of the landscapes 91

October 26, 2017 1:03 PM AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors Launched With 'Zen' CPU Cores and 'Vega' Graphics Architecture

This year has seen AMD update its entire CPU product stack with launch after launch, targeting everyone from entry-level users with the Ryzen 3 series to hard-core enthusiasts with Ryzen Threadripper, and data centre customers with Epyc. Now, the company is fulfilling its promise to launch laptop APUs, or Accelerated Processing Units with integrated 122

October 26, 2017 1:03 PM AMD’s Ryzen mobile processors arrive to seriously power-up laptops

AMD has officially unveiled its first Ryzen mobile processors (or APUs as the company calls these CPU plus GPU chips), complete with some impressive benchmarks showing them outpacing Intel’s latest 8th-gen offerings for laptops. The wraps were taken off the Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U, both of which are quad-core processors with eight-threads and integrated 102

October 26, 2017 1:00 PM AMD stuffs Radeon Vega graphics into its Ryzen Mobile chips

It wants to bring desktop-class speed and graphics into ultrathin notebooks. Although AMD is no stranger to laptops, it's never been a market where the company truly shined. Last year's seventh-generation APUs (its term for processors that combine CPUs and GPUs) helped it catch up with Intel. But with Ryzen Mobile, AMD is looking to leap far beyond the competition 145

October 26, 2017 11:04 AM Assassin's Creed Origins Review

After skipping a year, Ubisoft’s long-running open-world historical murder simulator series Assassin’s Creed is back, with Assassin’s Creed Origins. It’s unlike anything else we’ve seen in the long-running series and at the same time, it’s still familiar. But is it any good? We tell you in our Assassin’s Creed Origins review. Set in ancient Egypt, the game has you donning 148

October 26, 2017 4:38 AM Zambia Looking Good at 53, Could Get Better With Time

I was seated at the back of the pew in St Ignatius Catholic Church when parish priest Fr Charles Chilinda’s voice boomed in the microphone before a silent 7am congregation. “If you invest in hate, you will reap nothing but hate,” Fr Chilinda said, “if you invest in hate you are expected to get the same emotion back so my suggestion is that you invest 234

October 26, 2017 4:00 AM BMD must hold fresh elective congress ASAP

At the time the BMD was divided between a faction led by Ndaba Gaolathe and another by Advocate Sidney Pilane. In the verdict, it was stated that both groups agreed that the main starting point in understanding the BMD crisis is their last elective congress in Gantsi. Both factions concurred that since that congress there has never been harmony, cooperation 101

October 25, 2017 10:03 PM If you want an iPhone X for the holidays, start planning now

If you're planning on getting an iPhone X in time for the holidays, you may have a harder time getting your hands on one than usual, according to analysts. Several Apple analysts have said that the number of people who want an iPhone X will far outstrip the number of phones available at launch — and even well into 2018. Daniel Ives of GBH Insights said this week that he thinks 110

October 25, 2017 4:02 PM BMW Engages in Compact-CUV Combat With New X2

MUNICH, Germany – BMW reveals the definitive production version of its new X2 compact CUV ahead of deliveries to a North American market where it will compete against rivals such as the Audi Q2, Mercedes-Benz GLA and Volkswagen T-Roc. The introduction of the X2, set to make its public premiere at the Los Angeles auto show at the end of November, bolsters 128

October 25, 2017 11:10 AM Nintendo adds Animal Crossing as third smartphone title

Tokyo — Nintendo has made its biggest move in mobile gaming so far with plans to add Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp as its third smartphone title. The game will be available on both Apple’s iOS and Android from late November and is the first smartphone iteration of a popular series about anthropomorphic animals. It will be free to download but allow in-game 145