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.
GlastonburyWI to make debut appearance at Somerset festival
TV reviewIt has taken seven episodes for Game of Thrones season five to hit its stride
FilmPalme d'Or goes to radical and astonishing film that turns conventional thinking about immigrants on its head
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 10 ways we damage our teeth – without realising
- 2 There is something wrong but very right about this Bible illustration
- 3 iPhone 'effective power' text: how to be safe from iOS bug that lets people crash your phone
- 4 Photo of wedding guest proposing to girlfriend in front of bride and groom goes viral
- 5 Charlie Charlie Challenge explained: it's just gravity — not a Mexican demon being summoned
Royal Academy of Arts' Tim Marlow: Bronze statue of lovers embracing at St Pancras station is a lesson in 'how not to do' public art
Britain's Hardest Grafter: Petition set up as Twitter reacts to BBC 'poverty porn' series pitting low-paid workers against each other
Britain's Got Talent 2015: Jamie Raven divides Twitter as fans expose mind-boggling magic trick
Big Brother contestant Aaron Frew removed from house for 'inappropriate behaviour' after flashing fellow contestants
ASAP Rocky gives nauseating response to explicit Rita Ora rap: 'I'm not saying she's a terrible person'
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote