Monday 19 October 1998
BAFTA LAST week announced the nominations for its Interactive Entertainment Awards, sponsored by ICL. The Comedy Award: Douglas Adams' Starship Titanic, MindGym, You Don't Know Jack. The News and Magazine Award: BBC News Online, CNN.com, Electronic Telegraph. The Factual Award: Guide to the Birds of Europe, RedShift 3, Roche-HIV.com/Lifecycle. The Games Award: GoldenEye 007, Oddworld: Abe's Exodus, V2000. The Children's Award: Live & Kicking Show Maker, My Amazing Human Body, Star Wars Droidworks. The Learning Award: D-Code, Lifting the Weight, Oscar the Balloonist Discovers. The Moving Images Award: Ceremony of Innocence, Oceans of Innovation, Riven. The Sound Award: Ceremony of Innocence, Riven, You Don't Know Jack. The Interactive Treatment Award: Douglas Adams' Starship Titanic, Microsoft ActiMates, StageStruck. The Design Award: hq3.net, Riven, ShiftControl. The Computer Programming Award: Gran Turismo, Motorhead, Unreal. The awards will be presented at a ceremony held on 29 October at the Intercontinental Hotel in London.
AMD PREVIEWED its next-generation K7 chip at the Microprocessor Forum in San Jose, California, last week. The K7, with no secondary cache included, will run at 500MHz when it is released midway through next year and is expected to reach 1GHz by 2000. The chip uses a new 200MHz system bus that can be pushed up to 400MHz, according to the company. The bus, however, is not pin-compatible with existing Pentium architecture, which means that motherboard manufacturers will have to re-engineer boards to use the new chip. At the same forum, Intel outlined details of its 64-bit Merced chips, running at 1GHz, and due to be released in the middle of 2000. As well as a new instruction set, the chip will use a new cache memory architecture that consists of three levels, instead of the two used in Pentium II chips.
Ray Davies' Sunny Afternoon scoops the most awardsTheatre
Grace DentChannel 4 show proves there's no app for happiness
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 2 Ben Affleck asked TV chiefs to hide slave-owning ancestry, new hacked Sony emails published by Wikileaks claim
- 3 Driving while dehydrated can be just as dangerous as drink driving, study suggests
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
- 5 One Direction: Louis Tomlinson launching his own record label, has already 'signed two acts'
Better Call Saul creator Peter Gould on the creative concerns of a prequel, season 2 and the mind-numbing realities of the small courts
Britain's Got Talent 2015: RSPCA investigating Marc Metral's miming dog after cruelty complaints
One Direction: Louis Tomlinson launching his own record label, has already 'signed two acts'
Tidal CEO leaves Jay Z's music streaming service only a month after it launched
Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens: Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill admits he was suspicious of 'Star Trek guy' JJ Abrams
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate