Johanna Konta knocked out of French Open after defeat by Cirstea

Great Britain will be without a women’s player in the Roland Garros second round this year after the 19th seed Johanna Konta was outplayed 7-6(5), 6-2 in the opening round by the world No 54 Sorana Cirstea. Earlier in the day, Heather Watson fell 6-4 7-5 to the No 93 Zarina Diyas. Their defeats mark […]


Notes on chocolate: nut-milk and honeycomb made my May

May was a fine autumn month. There were days the skies above my house looked radically different from each window and the mad winds, borrowed from March, blew the cherry blossom into the house like a peace offering. I drank hot chocolate and iced coffee. My childhood newsagent treat was always a Crunchie, so any […]


Norway’s wealth fund unlikely to reproduce same high returns, says CEO

Norway’s $1.3 trillion sovereign wealth fund is unlikely to offer the same high returns in coming decades as it has over the past 25 years, its chief executive Nicolai Tangen said. Monday marked the 25th anniversary of the Norwegian government’s first cash injection to the central bank to help establish what has since become the […]


Samsung and AMD are working on an Exynos mobile chip with ray tracing

AMD is partnering with Samsung to provide RDNA 2 graphics technology for an Exynos mobile system-on-chip, potentially giving a boost to GPU performance in flagship Samsung phones. The announcement was made today at Computex Taipei. There aren’t many details on the chip or which products it’ll be used in, but AMD describes the chip as […]


Dating expert shares the best pick-up line she’s ever heard from a stranger

A dating expert has shared how a stranger asked her out and everything he did right. Simone Grossman, an artist and matchmaker for US-based matchmaking company Three Day Rule, shared her most recent dating experience on TikTok. In a video that has been viewed more than 240,000 times, Simone explained that whilst waiting for a […]