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eGPU Tests Show Big Gains For MacBook Pros, Courtesy of AMD’s RX Vega

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For the past few years, AMD has worked on a new generation of external GPU technology that would use Thunderbolt 3 and offer a better experience. This push got a major boost when Apple announced back in June that the MacBook Pro line would support this functionality. eGPU support is still being built into macOS High Sierra, but it’s now in a sufficient state for testing. 9to5 Mac took a Mantiz Venus MZ-02 chassis for…

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UK drone users to sit safety tests under new law

Drone users in the UK will be required to do safety awareness tests as part of planned new legislation on their usage. Police will also be given new powers to crack down on illegal use of the unmanned aerial vehicles. The government hopes to harness new drone technology which could see them used on oil rigs, in construction, for organ transport and parcel deliveries. The bill has been welcomed by the pilots’ union, which has warned of near misses involving drones and aircraft. Balpa said there had been 81 incidents…

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'No fear factor' for Gatland's Wales v All Blacks – preview of weekend Tests

How to follow the action Date: Saturday, 25 November Time: 14:30-19:30 (all times GMT) 14:30: Scotland v Australia – Watch live BBC One coverage and follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website/app 15:00: England v Samoa – Listen to 5 live sports extra commentary, follow live text commentary and watch BBC Two highlights at 19:30 on the BBC Sport website/app 17:15: Wales v New Zealand – Watch live BBC Two coverage, listen to 5 live sports extra commentary and follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website/app…

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Uncapped duo Cameron Bancroft and Chadd Sayers named in Australia squad for first two Ashes Tests

Australia sprang an extra surprise selection for their Ashes squad with the inclusion of uncapped seamer Chadd Sayers in a 13-man party for the first two Tests. Cricket Australia also announced that Western Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft, another yet to play Test cricket, will replace the out-of-form opener Matt Renshaw. Shaun Marsh also returns to the squad to face England, while Tim Paine will keep wicket instead of Matthew Wade. Those previously-unexpected switches had been widely touted over the past 24 hours. But few mentioned the possible inclusion of South…

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Kings in the north, can England close gap on All Blacks in autumn Tests?

Autumn internationals Coverage: Live BBC TV coverage of Wales & Scotland’s matches with live BBC Radio 5 live commentary and BBC Two highlights of England’s matches. Live text commentary of all Tests on BBC Sport website Over four weeks, England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland will take the measure of the southern hemisphere’s finest in the autumn internationals. The action begins on Saturday with new Scotland coach Gregor Townsend overseeing his first game at Murrayfield, against Samoa. Later in the day, England take on Argentina,Wales play Australia and Ireland entertain South…

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HMS Vigilant: Nine sailors dismissed after failing drugs tests

Nine sailors from a nuclear missile submarine have been dismissed from the Royal Navy after failing drug tests, the Ministry of Defence has said. The servicemen had been serving aboard HMS Vigilant, which carries the Trident nuclear deterrent. The Daily Mail reported that the drug they had taken was cocaine. The Royal Navy said it did not tolerate drugs misuse, adding: “Those found to have fallen short of our high standards face being discharged from service.” Earlier this month, the submarine’s captain was relieved of his command after an alleged…

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