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    AMD Vega release date leaked! Specs more powerful than Nvidia’s 1080ti with 16gb HMB2

    A rumour is circulating that AMD will be releasing three variants of its new Vega graphics cards on June 5th which means you will not have to wait long at all to start gaming in 4k! It has been leaked that there will be three different variants of the card which MD RX Vega Core ($399), RX Vega Eclipse ($499), and RX Vega Nova ($599).

    What is more someone has leaked information about the most powerful vega card that will be available on CompuBench database. The leak shows that the highest spec card will be more powerful than the GTX 1080ti by Nvidia. The card will feature 16GB of super duper HBM2 and will be clocked at 1600MHz, which will give it more then 13 teraflops of raw power. Plus if you add in the fact that the new card will also have high bandwidth memory cache technology and other neat goodies, it is easy to see that Nvidia’s days of being the top dog in the graphics card world are numbered.

    Unfortunately it is also reported that AMD’s vega card maybe in short supply when they do come out with only 16, 000 units being made due to them being made with expensive HBM2 memory which could mean it might be expensive and difficult to get your hands on the new cars when they do come out. However having said that this rumour could be a clever marketing tactic by AMD to get people to rush out and buy their cards as soon as they are released.

    Whether you are on the blue team or the red team when it comes to graphics cards AMD’s latest arrival will surely shake the market and competition against Nvidias monopoly is always a good thing. Hopefully this will be a start of an arms race between Nvidia and AMD which will only benefit consumers as nvidias and AMD battle to produce cheaper more powerful cards. Already rumours are in the air that Nvidia might be releasing its next line of graphics cards codenamed Volta early in response to AMD’s vega card.

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    Harry Styles wears high heels!

    Even the most famous pop stars in the world can get paranoid about how tall they are. Harry Styles has been caught wearing man heels (elevator shoes) to give himself a boost in height. Harry was photographed outside the BBC radio 1 studios where he was promoting his new single “sign of the times” wearing a pair of high heeled Gucci loafers. This is far from the first time that a male celeb has chosen to where high heels as a fashion statement or to just look taller. Harry styles was also wearing a suit and a pair of trouser that looked like it they came straight from the curtain rails of an old people’s home.

    In the radio 1 interview Harry seemed to confirm that his new song was about a former lover when he was asked what the song was about by saying  ‘I think it’s pretty self explanatory,’ Then turning to his rep, mumbled: ‘Help me Jeffrey,’. Which former lover though is anyone’s guess.

    On social media many have mocked Harry’s style choice and high heels. Next time if Harry is looking for a non obvious way to boost his height then we would suggest that he should put some height increasing insoles in his shoes instead… that way people will just think that he is tall rather than that he is getting all of his height from his shoes.

     

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    Evil hackers hack NHS computers in ransomware cyber attack

    Evil hackers have hacked NHS computers and are now demanding money from doctors OR ELSE there important files will be deleted.
    It has been reported that at least 19 Nhs trusts across England have been affected by the hack where ransomware software has been uploaded to NHS servers.

    Doctors logging into an infected computer will find themselves locked out and presented with a message telling them to pay £300 worth of bitcoins to a specific address. The message also warns that the longer doctors wait to pay the higher the ransom will become until eventually the files are deleted.

    What is ransomware? Ransomware is software covertly uploaded to a compromised device which encypts the data on that device rendering the data useless. The hacker will then demand a ransom usually in the form of bitcoins to decrpyt the data.
    It is beleived that this attack is part of WannaCrypt0r/WannaCry and is based upon a vulnerability found on windows which can quickly spread to other computers on a network. The hackers are thought to originate from china.

    Even if the doctors do pay to get their files back, there is no guarantee that the hackers will even decrypt their files or will not try to upload more ransomware again using the same vulibitly they used to gain access to the computers.
    A spokeperson for the NHS has said that “To ensure that all back-up processes and procedures were put in place quickly, the trust declared a major internal incident to make sure that patients already in the trust’s hospitals continued to receive the care they need,”. The NHS is currently working alongside the national crime agency to find out who is behind the cyber attack.

    This act is truly pure evil and abhorrent act and shows the depths some people will go because of their greed. This hack could proove deadly as the hackers are putting patients lives in danger by restrciting doctors to important medical information stored on their computers.
    Hospitals affected by the hack have had to send patients to other hospitals and have had to cancel routine treatments. East and North Hertfordshire NHS trust asking patients to not come in to A&E and to ring 999 instead of coming straight to the hospital. It is feared that the virus may spread to other NHS trusts.

     

    The list of NHS trusts that have been targetted are:

    1. Derbyshire Community Health Services
    2. East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
    3. George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust in Nuneaton, Warwickshire
    4. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
    5. St Barts Health NHS Trust
    6. NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group
    7. Wingate Medical Centre
    8. NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group
    9. East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
    10. West Hertfordshire NHS Trust
    11. Sherwood Forest NHS Trust
    12. Nottinghamshire Healthcare
    13. Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    14. NHS Kent Community Health
    15. United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
    16. Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
    17. Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
    18. North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
    19. Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

     

     

    One can only hope that the hackers themselves goto one of the hacked hospitals and through there own actions have accidently deleted their own medical information needed to save them.

    This hack comes just months after a similar attack on the British heart foundation computers.

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    Two bomb explosions in Rome

    During early morning rush hour two improvised explosive devices (IE’D) have exploded at the Via Marmorata in the Aventino district of Rome, close to a united nations building and a post office which was full at the time with people.

    Thankfully nobody was injured in the bomb explosion and because a fire station was just across the street a fire team was quickly on the scene. Franco Zelinotti a fire officer from the near by fire station said that the explosion came from a plastic box across the street and added ‘We intervened with a  fire extinguisher because the explosion had caused a little flame.’
    In photographs from the scene a parked car is badly damaged from the explosion whilst other pictures show forensic officers currently on the scene trying to work out exactly what caused the explosion.
    Italian radio station RAI have said that police have disocvered two devices that were planted next to parked cars and that police are looking at all possible causes.

    Forensic police exam site where explosion occured
    Gathering evidence

    Police have said that the homemade bombs were made with two bottles of flammable liquid inside a plastic container. The police have also reported that another unexploded device was also found at the site.

    It is not yet clear who planted the bombs and the motive behind them, similar minor explosions in the past in Italy have been blamed on anarchists but in vulnerable EU many are fearing the worst and that this maybe a failed terrorist attack carried out by Islamic extremists.

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    Steve Harvey doesn’t want staff to talk to him in leaked memo

    A memo written by Steve Harvey has been leaked showing his true divaness. Steve Harvey who also hosts “Celebrity Family Feud” and “Little Big Shots.” sent  staff the memo in an email just before filming for the 5th season of his hit talk show started. In the memo that you can read below Steve lists rules that staff must adhere too. Steve warns that he does not want people coming to his dressing room and says that if they do come in uninvited he will get the removed. Steve also says that he hates being ambushed and wants people to stop talking to him. Steve explains in the memo that they should not be offended by his new rules as “It is for the good of my personal life and enjoyment.”.

     

    Good morning, everyone. Welcome back.

    I’d like you all to review and adhere to the following notes and rules for Season 5 of my talk show.

    There will be no meetings in my dressing room. No stopping by or popping in. NO ONE.

    Do not come to my dressing room unless invited.

    Do not open my dressing room door. IF YOU OPEN MY DOOR, EXPECT TO BE REMOVED.

    My security team will stop everyone from standing at my door who have the intent to see or speak to me.

    I want all the ambushing to stop now. That includes TV staff.

    You must schedule an appointment.

    I have been taken advantage of by my lenient policy in the past. This ends now. NO MORE.

    Do not approach me while I’m in the makeup chair unless I ask to speak with you directly. Either knock or use the doorbell.

    I am seeking more free time for me throughout the day.

    Do not wait in any hallway to speak to me. I hate being ambushed. Please make an appointment.

    I promise you I will not entertain you in the hallway, and do not attempt to walk with me.

    If you’re reading this, yes, I mean you.

    Everyone, do not take offense to the new way of doing business. It is for the good of my personal life and enjoyment.

    Thank you all,

    Steve Harvey

    Steve is set to be filming season 6 of his talk show later this year around September time…that is if all his staff have kept to his new rules and haven’t tried to talk to him forcing him to remove them. Steve Harvey’s people haven’t commented on the leaked memo. To be honest it is a pretty legendary thing to do.

     

     

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    Donald Trump to investigate voter fraud!

    Donald Trump may still be planning on locking Hillary Clinton up as Word on the grapevine is that it is thought that Donald Trump is planning an executive order to let him set up a commission to investigate alleged voter fraud carried out by the democrats during the 2016 presidential election. If it is proved that voter fraud was carried out by the democrats it would help bolster his presidency and end criticism by many of his opposition who have questioned his right to be president arguing that it was Hilary Clinton that received won the popular vote by receiving the most votes overall and so she should have been president instead. However Donald Trump has always questioned this tweeting:

    The commission that Trump wants to set up will be bipartisan. This means that if any republicans chose to dabble in voter fraud during the election then Donald Trump could find himself with major egg on his face. The commission will look at various vulnerabilities in the voting system such as postal votes as well as how the votes were counted which could lead to manipulation. As voter fraud is a crime in America alll those found guilty could find themselves in jail. Recently a Mexican woman in Texas was found guilty of voter fraud and sentenced to 8 years in jail. It is very unlikely that high ranking politicians would get caught up in any voting fraud scandal because they would make sure that they got there backs well and truly covered beforehand.

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    Ipad Pro 2 release date leaked

    Apple has been pretty tight lipped about when the new ipad pro 2 will be coming out but one of their third party resellers may have slipped up big time.

    Apple maybe planning on releasing its ipad pro 2 very soon. A leak has revealed that case manufacturer Urban Armor Gear an authorized Apple reseller knows something that we the consumers don’t! A recent leak has revealed that Urban Armor are plan on selling their Ipad pro 2 cases in June 2017.. suggesting that the ipad pro is just weeks away from being released.
    Also revealed in the leak is confirmation that there will 3 different ipad pros available the 9.5, 12.5 and the new 10.5 inch models!

    It is worth mentioning that this leak should be taken with a pinch of salt as it is not unheard of for third party manufacturers like Urban Armor to take a gamble and to start manufacturing accessories ahead of time and on rumours.

    Whilst many think that the ipad pro is one of the Apple’s biggest failures in the creative world it has been a huge success. The ipad pro has even competed with professional drawing tablets such as the cintiq by wacom (even forcing them to upgrade their own tablets to get rid of a major parallax flaw in them something the ipad pro didn’t have). If rumours are believed apple will be upgrading the speed of the device even more making it even better for creative professionals.
    According to rumours the ipad pro 2 will feature various improvements including a faster cpu, super thin bezel, edge to edge screen as well as a finger scanning home button as well a tons of other goodies.

    It is thought that apple may release the new Ipad pro during WWDC which is the annual developers convention starting on the 5th june.

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    Nvidia shrugs off AMD’s vega card

    Nvidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang doesn’t seem too bothered about AMD’s upcoming high end vega graphics card as he shrugs off the competition.

    At GTC where Nvidia showed off the new tesla Volta graphics card, Blayne Curtis from Barclays Capital asked Jen Hsun if nvidia’s is worried about competition Jen Hsun shrugged off competition by saying ‘My assessment is that the competitive position is not going to change.” Obviously Jen Hsun was never going to admit if AMD was a threat to nvidia, but his confident answer does suggest that nvidia’s isn’t going to be changing tactics in response to AMD’s vega card. This could mean that it is unlikely that nvidia will decrease its price for its high end graphics cards or release its’s next line of graphic cards code named Volta earlier than expected as some rumours have suggested.

    Why isn’t Nvidia bothered? Nvidia has been having a pretty good year thus far with taking €1.9 billion in revenue in q1 this year an 50% increase on q1 last year! Since reporting its q1 earnings shares in the company have rocketed 17% with many economists saying that nvidia is an unstoppable monopoly.

    Not all of nvidia’s billions are made through gaming graphics cards but a large chunk of it is with 53% going to gaming products meaning being top dog when it comes to graphics cards is pretty important to the company’s bottom line to say the least.
    With AMD’s highly anticipated high end graphics card set to hit the market very soon some believe that nvidia’s dominance maybe threatened, but nvidia’s CEO doesn’t think so!

    Even if amd does pulls it off and successfully competes with nvidia, Jen Hsun’s attitude/arrogance to not adapt to the threat posed by nvidia could be bad for consumers as there simply will not be a war between nvidia and amd to be the best meaning consumers don’t get cheaper graphics cards or better specs. Boo!

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    Belgium bans Muslim halal meat

    The Waloon region in Belgium has voted to ban both halal and kosher meat. In a unanimous vote the environmental committee in the waloon region located in southern Belgium has passed new legislation that rules that it is illegal to slaughter unstunned animals, making halal and kosher meat impossible to produce in the region. The ban will take effect in the waloon region in 2019, other regions of Belgium will not be effected by the new law, however other parts of Belgium are considering a ban such as the northern Flemish region of Belgium.

    What is halal meat?
    Halal meat is meat produced through an Islamic ritual which require the butcher to slit the throat of an animal whilst Islamic versus are recited. Halal is important to muslims as the Quran only permits Muslims to only eat meat that is halal. Many have criticised the production of halal meat because many see it as an inhuman and brutal way of killing animals. Back in 2016 Morrissey from the 80’s band the smiths criticised newly elected Muslim London mayor Sadie Khan for eating halal meat saying “He eats halal-butchered beings, and talks so quickly that people can’t understand him – and that suits the British media perfectly.”

    A Muslim spokesperson for the Muslim community of Belgium has said about the ban that

    “Muslims are worried about whether they can eat halal food … in conformity with their religious rites and beliefs,”

    Maybe it time we banned halal meat here in Britain and do away with this abhorrent practise too?

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