While for many, the idea of contactless payment is still as mystifying as the three seashells - watch the vastly underrated Demolition Man, if you are confused by that last sentence - Barclays has rolled out its new payment scheme across all 178 stores of Prêt A Manger.
Professor Bart Jacobs and researchers at Radboud University in Holland have finally published details of an Oyster card hack that has allowed them to clone the smartcard.
We're not big fans of multi-GPU graphics technology here on ye olde TechRadar. Whether you're talking SLI from NVIDIA or AMD's Crossfire, multi-GPU graphics solutions promise much but typically conspire to disappoint. Is the new ATI Radeon 4870 X2 going to be the one to break the mold?
ExclusiveThe future of London's Oyster card looked in doubt on Friday. This followed news that Transport For London had ended its long-standing contract with the Transys consortium - the folks that supply the Oyster ticketing system. But TFL tells TechRadar that the Oyster card brand will not be dropped.
Just how much are you willing to pay to have the fastest graphics card? That's always been a tricky question for PC gaming enthusiasts. But with the release of ATI's latest performance graphics chipset, the Radeon HD 4870, it's become a real conundrum. That's because AMD's graphics subsidiary has given up chasing the outright 3D performance crown. It is no longer even trying to create the fastest single GPU on the planet. Instead it has shifted its focus towards efficiency and value for money. As we discovered last week with our first look at the entry level member of the Radeon HD 4800 series, the 4850, ATI has done a stunning job. The 4850 is yours for a piffling £125 but delivers more performance than the fastest single-GPU graphics card available just a few months ago. Say hello to the 4870
Another month another new graphics card from NVIDIA and yet another new naming convention to wrap your frontal lobes around.
It's been a long time coming. NVIDIA has ruled the graphics market for quite a long time now. Its 8-series graphics cards, led by the GeForce 8800 ULTRA, were untouchable on both performance and price. However, ATI is making a massive comeback with its Radeon 4800 series...