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Gamescom: The seven biggest announcements at the show

Gamescom: The seven biggest announcements at the show

Technology
Cyberpunk dystopias and one-armed ninjas are among the highlights from this year's Gamescom games fair, which opened on Tuesday in Cologne.The biggest show of its kind in Europe, Gamescom attracts thousands of visitors to see the latest games every year. Next-generation graphics were teased by Nvidia, while a full Xbox One release for the popular shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) was announced.The latest game from the creator of Dark Souls was also revealed.Nvidia graphics cards illuminate a new generation of gamesIt may sound like the name of a fictional detective, but ray tracing is the technology at the heart of Nvidia's forthcoming graphics cards - the Turing RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. Ray tracing enables a more c...
Where did Snow Patrol go for seven years? Gary Lightbody opens up

Where did Snow Patrol go for seven years? Gary Lightbody opens up

Entertainment
Gary Lightbody battled depression and alcoholism as Snow Patrol wrote their seventh album, Wildness. The band's frontman tells the BBC about overcoming his demons, how Nick Cave helped him conquer writer's block, and why he and Ed Sheeran want matching tattoos.Seven years. 2,555 days. That's how long it took Snow Patrol to make their new album.In the same time, you could have trained to be a doctor, launched a spacecraft to Saturn or filmed six series of Game of Thrones.But Gary Lightbody was engaged in a much more serious pursuit - conquering a life-threatening addiction to alcohol."I was relying on booze to get me through the day, every day" he recalls. "I'd started drinking on my own when I couldn't find anybody to go out with...
Saturn's A ring contained by not one, but seven moons

Saturn's A ring contained by not one, but seven moons

Science
Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Until recently, astronomers assumed Saturn's A ring was contained by a single moon, Janus, the gas giant's largest. But new research shows the A ring, the outermost of Saturn's large, bright rings, is confined by seven moons.The orbital resonances of the seven moons, new research shows, prevents the A ring from diffusing into nothingness. Without the seven moons, the ring's material would spread out and dissipate entirely over time.The revelation was made possible by observations recorded by the Cassini probe."Cassini provided detail on the mass of Saturn's moons and the physical characteristics of the rings, so mathematically speaking, we concluded that the moon Janus alone cannot keep the rings from spreading out," Radwan Tajeddine, a research associate in astronomy at C...
Seven great songs inspired by pop feuds

Seven great songs inspired by pop feuds

Entertainment
Taylor Swift has stormed the charts with her comeback single, Look What You Made Me Do, breaking several streaming records in the process.As you'll no doubt be aware, the lyrics concern her long and tedious feud with Kanye West, which began when the rapper rushed on stage during Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Awards.The song comes hot on the heels of Katy Perry's Swish Swish, allegedly about her own beef with Team Taylor and itself a riposte to Swift's song Bad Blood.None of these songs, it has to be said, are among their authors' best work - which got me wondering whether pop feuds had ever resulted in noteworthy songs.I put the question to Twitter last week, and instantly received dozens of brilliant replies. So here are seven of the best verses with vendettas.1) Lynyrd Skynyrd v N...