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Man City vs Watford live stream: how to watch the FA Cup final 2019 from anywhere

Latest Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:03

It's almost time for the finale of the 2018/19 English football season. It ends, as ever, with the FA Cup Final, where Manchester City and Watford will do battle under the arch of Wembley Stadium. Is the outcome a foregone conclusion? Or is there a shock in the West London air? Whoever you're cheering on, you can get a Man City vs Watford live stream in the 2019 FA Cup Final wherever you are.

No matter how big a Hornet's fan you are, there's no denying that Man City are overwhelming favourites for this game.

A quick look at their team-sheet (and how much the club has spent on players) should tell you everything you have to know. Aguero. Kompany. De Bruyne. Sterling. Sane. Silva squared. And with Pep Guardiola calling the shots from the bench, there aren't many games that the blue side of Manchester go into as second favourites. And now with the Premier League and EFL Cup in the trophy cabinet, the historic treble is well and truly on.

It's Watford's first FA Cup Final appearance since 1984 and they will likely lean on influential leader and club captain Troy Deeney who will lead the line and set the tone and tempo for his team mates. With flair players Maxi Pereyra and semi-final hero Gerard Deulofeu, Watford have the creativity and skill in midfield to trouble the Wolves defense, but they certainly won't have it all their own way. 

You can watch the players try to carve out their little piece of history by getting a live stream of all the FA Cup final action from wherever on Earth you are. Below we're going to talk you through the best ways to watch the FA Cup final in the UK and the rest of the world so you can ensure you can easily live stream one of the biggest matches in the footballing calendar.

How to live stream FA Cup final in the UK for free: Live stream the FA Cup final from outside your country

In the US? Then keep scrolling, as we have your viewing options below...spoiler alert, you'll need an ESPN+ subscription. And footy fans Down Under, in Canada and in India can also see who's broadcasting there.

But if you're abroad for the game and find that you can't watch your home coverage online because it is geo-blocked, we have a handy alternative to allow you to watch as if you were back on your sofa.

How to watch the FA Cup final: US live stream

How to watch Man City vs Watford live: Australia stream

How to live stream the FA Cup Final 2019 in Canada

How to live stream Man City vs Watford football in India

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TweetDeck gets support for GIFs, emoji and more in-demand features

Latest Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:48

Twitter is making some smart introductions for TweetDeck, including the most requested feature – following a poll of the user base – which is the ability to add GIFs when composing a new tweet within the app.

As well as GIFs, you can also add emoji and create polls directly from within the Tweet Composer, plus there’s support for threads and image tagging. Of course, it was always possible to manually add GIFs or emoji (by copying and pasting from elsewhere, for example), but it’s handier and more convenient to have this functionality integrated.

However, note that as the above official announcement tweet clarifies, these features are just in testing right now. However, it appears the updated Tweet Composer is currently rolling out, and some users already have access to it.

Scheduling loss

Furthermore, some of those folks are complaining about the ability to schedule tweets not being available in the new Composer. That should be in the works soon enough, we’d imagine, but for now, it’s a case of giving with one hand, and taking with the other.

More broadly speaking, TweetDeck users will be pleased at this development, not just because of the extra abilities that are coming to the app, but simply because of the fact that Twitter is actually paying some attention to the product. And, hopefully that bodes well for its future.

Via The Verge

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TweetDeck gets support for GIFs, emoji and more in-demand features

Latest Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:48

Twitter is making some smart introductions for TweetDeck, including the most requested feature – following a poll of the user base – which is the ability to add GIFs when composing a new tweet within the app.

As well as GIFs, you can also add emoji and create polls directly from within the Tweet Composer, plus there’s support for threads and image tagging. Of course, it was always possible to manually add GIFs or emoji (by copying and pasting from elsewhere, for example), but it’s handier and more convenient to have this functionality integrated.

However, note that as the above official announcement tweet clarifies, these features are just in testing right now. However, it appears the updated Tweet Composer is currently rolling out, and some users already have access to it.

Scheduling loss

Furthermore, some of those folks are complaining about the ability to schedule tweets not being available in the new Composer. That should be in the works soon enough, we’d imagine, but for now, it’s a case of giving with one hand, and taking with the other.

More broadly speaking, TweetDeck users will be pleased at this development, not just because of the extra abilities that are coming to the app, but simply because of the fact that Twitter is actually paying some attention to the product. And, hopefully that bodes well for its future.

Via The Verge

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Save 40% on Adobe Creative Cloud now - includes Photoshop, Illustrator and more

Latest Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:30

Let's face it, Adobe is the software company you need on your computer if your job or hobby is a creative one. And Adobe Creative Cloud is its all-singing all-dancing package that has all of your needs covered.

If you've been holding off from taking the plunge with Adobe or finally want to upgrade from your standalone Photoshop, After Effects or Illustrator plan, then now is the time to strike. Because until May 23, you can get a mammoth 40% discount on an annual plan.

Click here to head straight to Adobe and claim your 40% off discount

This price reduction applies to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, that means complete access to all of Adobe's 20+ applications all bound together in one all-encompassing package. This subscription will give you access to Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and all of the other key pieces of software a creative pro or keen amateur needs. You can even download the apps for each piece of software so you can work on the go.

As if that wasn't enough, when you buy Adobe's full package you're also getting 100GB of cloud storage and premium features like Adobe Portfolio, Adobe Fonts, and Adobe Spark.

Adobe Creative Cloud: see how much you can save
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Save 40% on Adobe Creative Cloud now - includes Photoshop, Illustrator and more

Latest Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:30

Let's face it, Adobe is the software company you need on your computer if your job or hobby is a creative one. And Adobe Creative Cloud is its all-singing all-dancing package that has all of your needs covered.

If you've been holding off from taking the plunge with Adobe or finally want to upgrade from your standalone Photoshop, After Effects or Illustrator plan, then now is the time to strike. Because until May 23, you can get a mammoth 40% discount on an annual plan.

Click here to head straight to Adobe and claim your 40% off discount

This price reduction applies to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, that means complete access to all of Adobe's 20+ applications all bound together in one all-encompassing package. This subscription will give you access to Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and all of the other key pieces of software a creative pro or keen amateur needs. You can even download the apps for each piece of software so you can work on the go.

As if that wasn't enough, when you buy Adobe's full package you're also getting 100GB of cloud storage and premium features like Adobe Portfolio, Adobe Fonts, and Adobe Spark.

Adobe Creative Cloud: see how much you can save
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BT releases brand new affordable fibre broadband deal - but is it the best option?

Latest Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:49

While there is absolutely no doubt that BT holds some of the best broadband deals in the UK, they tend to fall on the slightly costly side of the spectrum. But for those wanting fibre from the well-known ISP without the high prices, there is now another option to go for.

Introducing, Fibre Essential. This is a package that comes in at £26.99, £3 less than the next fibre package up in BT's roster. It offers average speeds of 36Mb which is enough for most smaller households and absolutely perfect for a single occupancy.

While this is now BT's cheapest fibre broadband deal, the additional £3 a month could be a worthwhile investment for BT's other fibre options. You can find out more about this new offer and the other BT broadband deals that are available below (or, indeed, just a little further down this page). 

BT's new affordable fibre broadband deal What other options does BT have? 

For a lot of people, the extra £3 a month to jump to Superfast fibre 1 could well be worth the money. You're getting increased speeds, jumping to an average of 50Mb but more importantly, you get BT's rewards.

That means a £40 pre-paid Mastercard and your choice of a free piece of tech. With the offer of an Amazon Echo, a soundbar from well-known speaker company JBL or some smart lights for your home from Hive, the additional £3 a month is a cost worthwhile. 

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Save 26% on Sky Sports with this sweet Now TV deal before the Cricket World Cup

Latest Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:45

Fancy a big discount on a Now TV pass for Sky Sports? Well you're in luck as you can knock 26% off the monthly price of Sky Sports for four months, with the option of cancelling anytime you wish.

This is perfectly timed for you to enjoy the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, The Ashes, UEFA Nations League and even the start of the next Premier League. Better yet, you can stream all of this from your smart TV, console, laptop or phone.

Sky Sports on Now TV usually costs £33 a month, but this deal knocks that down to just £25. You can pay this low price for four months, saving you a total of £32 compared to the usual price you'd pay for that long.

After the four months are up, the price renews at the regular £33 a month. Don't forget though, you're free to cancel at any point as this offer runs on a rolling one-month contract. If a full-on Sky TV deal is too much of a long term commitment for you, this is an excellent way to enjoy Sky Sports or test it out before signing up to regular Sky.

This offer is available to new Now TV customers or ones without an existing Sky Sports membership until June 9.

If you'd like to know more about the Cinema and Entertainment options on the Now TV service, be sure to check out our full cheap Now TV passes and deals page.

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Instagram expands its Explore tab with Stories, IGTV, and Shopping

Latest Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 22:53

Instagram is increasingly placing more of its eggs in its Stories, Shopping, and IGTV baskets, with the photography and videography-centric social media platform now bringing these features to an even broader audience.

The Explore tab of Instagram – a section of the app designed to expose users to new, yet personalized content – is being revamped to include relevant Stories suggestions based on your current search habits and followed accounts. While first found on the likes of Snapchat, Instagram’s adoption of the ephemeral Stories feature – short videos or images that disappear within 24 hours, thus allowing for a slightly less curated experience – has done very well on social media platforms.

Instagram Explore [Image credit: TechRadar]

Explore will also include more detailed versions of its IGTV and Shop features, with a newly designed navigation bar at the top. The redesigned Explore tab will now sport filters that will give preference to those two formats first (video and e-commerce), and when they do appear in the tiles as you scroll through, they’ll occupy larger spaces than regular posts.

The new look and functionality of the Explore tab will make its way to the Instagram mobile app "in the coming weeks", so be sure to check for updates soon.

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Trail Blazers vs Warriors live stream: how to watch 2019 NBA Western Conference Finals online

Latest Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 18:00

Another year, another NBA Western Conference Finals appearance for the Golden State Warriors. This makes it four in a row, and they haven't failed to reach the Finals in any of those. Could this be the year that their Oregon adversaries - the Portland Trail Blazers - put a stop to that? You can find out by watching a Warriors vs Trail Blazers live stream of every game with this handy guide for how to watch from anywhere on Earth.

So there's no doubt that the Warriors go into this seven-game NBA playoffs series as overwhelming favorites. Having won three of the last four NBA championships, they need very little introduction. One glance at their roster demonstrates the sheer talent on show: Curry, Furant, Iguodala, Livingston. And all helmed by future Hall-of Famer Steve Kerr. They'll take some beating in the Western Conference Finals.

But perhaps the Portland Trail Blazers really is the franchise to do it, having reached this stage for the first time in nearly 20 years. They squeezed unexpectedly past the Denver Nuggets in the conference semi-finals after dismantling the Oklahoma City Thunder. They'll be looking towards shooting guard CJ McCollum and center Enes Kanter to deliver some more big games if they want to overcome those Warriors.

Whether you’re rooting for Golden State or Portland, we'll show you how to tune into all the action either on your TV or online. Keep reading to see how you can stream Warriors vs Trail Blazers in the 2019 NBA Western Conference Finals live online.

How to watch the 2019 NBA Western Conference Finals online from outside your country

If you're in the US, UK or Australia and are keen to get a live stream of the Warriors vs Trail Blazers games then scroll down this page a little as we take you through your options (whether or not you have cable).

But if you're abroad and you try to watch your domestic NBA coverage then you'll be out of luck due to geo-blocking by broadcasters. That means you can't watch unless you're in your home country. But before you head off to find some dodgy Reddit stream, we'd recommend instead using a VPN - or Virtual Private Network - that will enable you to alter your IP address to one in your home country. The process is very straightforward… 

Watch the NBA Western Conference Finals on TV in the US

If you've already signed up for an NBA League Pass then we're afraid that won't help you get a live stream of Warriors vs Trail Blazers. It isn't showing any NBA Playoffs games live online. The best it can do is to show the games on replay three hours after they air on TV. 

The broadcaster that has the exclusive rights to show it is ESPN. Or, if you're a cable cutter then you could opt for a sports streaming service instead, giving you access to ESPN without the long tie-in. What's more, every services below also come with some kind of free trial.

How to watch the Warriors vs Trail Blazers in the UK 

Basketball fans in the UK will be able to tune into Western Conference Finals games on Sky Sports. The service will air the Warriors vs Trail Blazers series at 2am BST - good luck staying up for those!

If you’re not already a Sky Sports subscriber and don’t feel like paying for the service just to watch the NBA Playoffs, don’t worry as you can buy a daily, weekly or even monthly Sky Sports Pass on Now TV. This will allow you to watch the NBA Playoffs, NBA Finals and all other sports shown on Sky.

When it comes to streaming basketball online our first choice is NBA.com.  With the NBA League Pass you you can watch hundreds of Live and On-Demand games on all of your favorite streaming devices including Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox, Playstation and even on mobile. It costs £39.99, and will give you access to all remaining NBA games live.

And if you find yourself outside the UK at any stage during the playoffs then don't forget that you can always use a VPN to change your IP address back to the UK and watch any of these streaming services as if you were back at home.

How to get an NBA live stream in Australia

The Western Conference games are due to start at 11am AET in Australia, so ideal if you want to get an NBA live stream around your lunch break.

If you have Fox Sports, then you'll want to turn to channel 508 for the ESPN channel where each game will be streaming (for both conferences).

If it's a phone or laptop you'd sooner watch from, then there's the ESPN Player instead. Or you can live stream NBA action via the Kayo Sports streaming service, which features no lock-in contracts and also includes access to over 50 sports, both live and on demand.

Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.

The Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports apps means you can access this from your chosen device wherever you are (although you'll need a VPN if you're taking that abroad).

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Microsoft and Sony to collaborate on game-streaming technology together

Latest Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 16:22

Microsoft is helping Sony on its next game console - or at least the game-streaming service that will be running on it: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida today announced their partnership and the pair’s plans to work together on game-streaming and artificial intelligence.

The cornerstone of the partnership is Microsoft’s Azure cloud technology that currently powers a huge number of web applications and streaming services - which both Sony and Microsoft will continue to explore in the future.

“Under the memorandum of understanding signed by the parties, the two companies will explore joint development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and content-streaming services,” Microsoft said in a blog post today. 

“In addition, the two companies will explore the use of current Microsoft Azure datacenter-based solutions for Sony’s game and content-streaming services.” 

The enemy of my enemy is my friend

Why is this happening?  The short answer is that Sony is looking for help developing new technology for its cloud gaming service PlayStation Now and Microsoft knows a thing or two about cloud data centers.

Moreover, although Sony and Microsoft have always been at ends when it comes to gaming hardware, the two now face a larger foe in the game-streaming arena: Google Stadia. The worry is that, when it arrives, Stadia could usurp Sony’s throne and smother Microsoft’s Project X Cloud service before it gets off the ground. 

That’s what this partnership is trying to prevent.

"For Sony to scale its offering in a similar way promised by Microsoft with Project X Cloud and Google with Stadia, it needs to partner to compete."

Piers Harding-Rolls

According to the Director of Games Research & Lead AR/VR Analyst at IHS Markit, Piers Harding-Rolls, the partnership is about putting differences aside to create a more competitive product.

“While Sony with its PS Now service is the biggest cloud gaming operator globally with 36% share of the $387 million world cloud gaming market in 2018, it is exposed in terms of cloud infrastructure and service delivery,” Harding-Rolls said in an email to TechRadar. “For Sony to scale its offering in a similar way promised by Microsoft with Project X Cloud and Google with Stadia, it needs to partner to compete.”

Faster services, better hardware

That said, while the cornerstone of the partnership clearly seems to be Microsoft’s Azure platform, the two companies will also be working together on AI developments and new semiconductors to be used in enterprise business solutions. 

I hope that in the areas of semiconductors and AI, leveraging each company’s cutting-edge technology in a mutually complementary way will lead to the creation of new value for society.

Kenichiro Yoshida

In an example listed in Microsoft’s blog post, pairing Sony’s semiconductors with Microsoft’s AI tech could “provide highly intuitive and user-friendly AI experiences” in new devices. Though it’s unclear what kind of devices those would be, and which company gets to release them. 

"We collaborate closely with a multitude of content creators that capture the imagination of people around the world, and through our cutting-edge technology, we provide the tools to bring their dreams and vision to reality,” said Kenichiro Yoshida, president and CEO of Sony. "Additionally, I hope that in the areas of semiconductors and AI, leveraging each company’s cutting-edge technology in a mutually complementary way will lead to the creation of new value for society.” 

...just don't expect a Microsoft PS5 out of this

What Microsoft and Sony are making clear here is that - even though they'll pool resources for cloud gaming infrastructure research - the pair will continue to work separately on their own gaming hardware. 

What that means is that the PS5 will still be developed and produced entirely by Sony and the next Xbox will be made entirely by Microsoft but both could be using the same server infrastructure for their respective game-streaming services.

And, considering what Google has planned with Stadia, Sony and Microsoft are going to need all the help they can get. 

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Americans overestimate their understanding of internet security

Latest Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 16:21

The number of consumers creating a website to have their own online presence is on the rise but a new survey from Google has revealed that many people drastically overestimate their understanding of internet security and online safety.

After introducing the “.app” top-level domain last year as a more secure alternative to “.com”, Google Registry partnered with the Harris Poll to conduct an online survey of 1,002 adults ages 16-24 and 1,001 adults over 25 living in the US about creating websites and online security.

The survey shows that website growth is on the rise with 20 percent of respondents having created a website and 48 percent planning to create one in the future. Over half (65%) said that they would consider using domains other than “.com”.

When it came to online security, 55 percent of respondents gave themselves a score of A or B when the survey results paint a much different picture. Almost all (97%) got at least one question wrong on a basic six question security test and only 23 percent were able to correctly identify a link with https as being the most secure.

HTTPS vs HTTP

Google has been trying to push the idea of HTTPS everywhere for some time now as part of its goal to make the internet a more secure place and in its survey it tried to gauge consumers' understanding of the concept.

Of those surveyed, 42 percent didn't realize there is a difference between using http and https in a web address. Even more surprising was the fact that Americans aged 16+ would not check for an “S” on a website where they are entering personal information even after being told that “S” means secure connection.

Web owners though are making more progress moving to HTTPS and 89 out of the top 100 websites on the web now default to HTTPS.

Google is doing its part as well by offering free SSL certificates from Let's Encrypt to help users protect their sites and Google Registry's domain extensions including .app, .page and .dev require that all registered domains use HTTPS connections.

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Bruins vs Hurricanes NHL live stream: how to watch the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals online

Latest Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 16:02

The 2019 NHL Playoffs are reaching the business end of things and we’re at the point where the Eastern Conference Finals are decided to see who will play for the 2019 Stanley Cup. You can follow our guide to getting a Bruins vs Hurricanes NHL live stream regardless of where on Earth you may be.

The Boston Bruins defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 to earn their spot in the Eastern Conference Finals while the Carolina Hurricanes easily defeated the New York Islanders with a 4-0 sweep. Now the two teams will play one last best of seven series to decide which team will go on to face the Western Conference champions for a shot at the Stanley Cup. 

Neither team has reached the conference final stage in some years with the Bruins last making an appearance in 2013 and the Hurricanes doing so in 2009. Will the Bruins continue to dominate the Eastern Conference Final or will the Hurricanes make a comeback and turn their chances around?

Whether you’re a Bruins fan, a Hurricanes fan or just watching the ice hockey to see which team will get their shot at the Stanley Cup this year, we’ll show you how to live stream the Bruins vs Hurricanes in the 2019 NHL Eastern Conference Final from anywhere in the world.

How to watch the the 2019 NHL Eastern Conference finals online from outside your country

If you live in the US, Canada or UK and want to know how to catch a 2019 NHL Eastern Conference Finals live stream, then keep scrolling and we’ll tell you your best viewing options.

But if you can't watch because you're not in your home country and so your coverage is geo-blocked then we can suggest a clever alternative (and no, it doesn’t involve finding some dodgy feed on Reddit). Using a VPN - or Virtual Private Network - you can change the IP address to one in a different state or country which does have the stream so that you can watch the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs from anywhere in the world. The process is very straightforward… 

Watch the NHL Eastern Conference finals in the US

All of the games in the Eastern Conference Finals will be shown on NBC and NBCSN (but the Stanley Cup Finals will be shown on just NBC).

For cable subscribers this shouldn’t be too difficult but if you’d prefer to watch the games online or on your mobile devices, NBCSports will have live streams of the games on its website or on the NBC Sports app. You will need to provide your cable credentials to gain access to these streams but you could always setup a digital antenna to watch NBC over-the-air for free.

If you’d rather not sign up for a premium cable subscription just to watch the Stanley Cup and playoffs, we recommend going with one of the many TV streaming services available as they give you access to the channels you need to watch hockey without the high cost. 

For your convenience, we’ve listed all of the streaming services with the channels you need to watch the NHL playoffs below.

  • Hulu with Live TV $44.99 per month - Hulu with Live TV gives you access to NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA but not the NHL Network. The service supports a wide variety of streaming devices and even includes its own Hulu Originals in case you want a break from watching hockey.
  • Playstation Vue starting at $44.99 per month - Playstation Vue’s Access plan gives you access to NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA but once again not NHL Network. However, there is a 5-day free trial available.
  • DirecTV Now $50 per month - DirecTV Now’s Plus package comes with NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA but doesn’t include the NHL Network. You can stream on up to three screens simultaneously and with the DirecTV Now app you can watch live TV on the go. New customers can take advantage of a 7-day trial but you'll have to purchase one of DirecTV Now's packages first.
  • Sling TV starting at $15 per month - Sling TV's Blue package gives you access to NBC, NBCSN and USA though you’ll have to add the $5 News Extra and $5 Sports Extra packages to your subscription to watch games on CNBC and the NHL Network. 
  • fuboTV $44.99 for the first month - fuboTV gives you access to NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA but not the NHL Network. The service also includes Cloud DVR so you can record games to watch them later and if you forget to record a game, the company's 3-day replay allows you to replay nearly any game, show or movie that aired in the last three days. FuboTV even offers a free 7-day trial so you can test out the service.
  • YouTube TV $49.99 per month - YouTube TV gives you access to NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA but not the NHL Network. With YouTube TV you get free unlimited DVR storage space to record games for later and you can stream the service on three devices simultaneously. A free 14-day trial is also available so you can test it out for yourself.

- Discover our pick of all the US's best sports streaming sites

Watch and live stream Bruins vs Hurricanes in Canada

If you live in Canada and want to watch the NHL playoffs on TV, then Sportsnet has you covered. The network’s TV coverage will be available on Sportsnet, Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet ONE and CBC. However, if you’d prefer to live stream the games on your computer or mobile devices you can do so by logging in using your cable credentials on the CBCSports website or on the CBC Sports app on Android and iOS.

If you’re not a cable subscriber, we recommend choosing one of the streaming services above if you just want to watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs (although some may require US registration details). 

However, if you’re also a big Canadian Hockey League fan, Sportsnet has its own streaming service available called SNNow for just $20 a month that shows over 300 NHL games as well as NHL, NBA, MLB, CHL, WWE and more that might be worth checking out. 

Live stream the NHL playoffs in the UK

Unfortunately for hockey fans in the UK, the little known Premier Sports is the only way to watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs on TV. 

To get access to the Premier Sports 1 & 2 you’ll either have to sign up through Sky for £9.99 a month or £99 a year, Virgin Media at £9.99 a month or with the network’s own Premier Player at £9.99 a month. Premier Sports does have an offer where you can get the first month free using the promo code FIRSTMONTHFREE - ideal for the whole remainder of the 2019 NHL season.

On the other hand you could try one of the streaming services listed above. And don't forget that you can connect with a VPN if you want to watch this coverage but find yourself outside the UK when the games are on. 

How to get an NHL live stream in Australia

If you're an ice hockey fan in Australia and want to catch these games (usually starting at 10.00am AET), there are plenty of options on TV and online.

If you have Fox Sports, then you'll want to turn to channel 509 for the ESPN2 channel.

Watching on a mobile device is really easy, too thanks to ESPN Player. Or you can live stream NHL action via the Kayo Sports streaming service, which features no lock-in contracts and also includes access to over 50 sports, both live and on demand.

Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.

The Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports apps means you can access this from your chosen device wherever you are (although you'll need a VPN if you're taking that abroad).

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Asus ZenFone 6 has a flippable camera so it doesn't need a notch

Latest Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:09

The Asus ZenFone 6 is the latest flagship phone from the brand, and it's bringing a full front screen thanks to a flippable camera that avoids the necessity of a notch.

Instead of having separate front and rear cameras, you can just flip the camera around when you want to be able to take a selfie or enter a video call. We recently saw this feature in the Samsung Galaxy A80, and it's just as intriguing in this phone.

It's a unique way of avoiding a notch that is a completely different technique than the pop-up camera we've seen on the OnePlus 7 Pro.

That notch-less display is 6.4-inches with a resolution of 1080 x 2340. That equals 406 pixels per inch.

A bold choice

Under the hood is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, depending on which version you go for. You'll have the choice of either 128GB or 256GB of storage too.

That camera is a 48MP paired with a 13MP, which is almost surely high enough quality to share on your social media. The camera blister sits flush with the phone when it's facing the rear, so you won't have to worry about breaking it off.

The other big highlight of this phone is a 5,000mAh battery, which will almost certainly offer day-long battery life and perhaps even beyond that.

We've yet to learn the exact release date for the Asus ZenFone 6, but we know the base model is priced at $499 (about £390, AU$720), which will cost you a lot less than most other modern flagships.

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Businesses need to do more to protect data, UK says

Latest Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:00

In today's increasingly connected world, keeping our digital footprint private is growing more important and more challenging according to new research from Kaspersky Lab.

The cybersecurity company surveyed 2,000 adults in the UK to discover that they believe there is not enough business or state protection currently in place to protect their personal data.

Of those surveyed, 41 percent think that businesses should do more to protect their personal data including passwords, addresses and bank account details from hackers while over a quarter think that there is currently not enough state support in regard to data security and cyber-protection.

Keeping secrets safe

Whether it is a password, bank account details or even revealing photos taken at university, everyone has a multitude of secrets that they need to keep safe online.

Kaspersky's survey even revealed that over one-in-ten (12%) of respondents in the UK have actually been so concerned following a high-profile data breach that they have shut down one or more of their social media accounts in response.

Despite the prevalence of these almost daily data breaches, only 34 percent of respondents have strengthened their passwords and only 43 percent admitted to having up-to-date security protection on all of their devices.

Principal security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, David Emm provided further insight on the survey's findings, saying:

“We have become a society built upon digital secrets, with those secrets becoming commoditised and traded on the dark web. There is more that businesses can and should do to help protect their customers – including security solutions that significantly mitigate the risk of a successful attack, running fully updated software, performing regular security audits and performing penetration testing. However, there is also much that consumers can do to protect themselves. That includes strengthening their passwords and protecting all their devices.'

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VPN services reject Russian government requirements

Latest Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 14:02

Earlier this year Russia's internet censor demanded that VPN providers comply with local laws or face a ban and now the deadline has expired and 12 popular services have refused to cooperate.

While most of the VPN companies are removing their servers from the country, Kaspersky Secure Connection is the only company that has complied with the Russian government's requirements.

Russia has introduced stricter internet laws which require search engines to delete some results, messaging services to share encryption keys with security services and social networks to store their user's personal data on servers within the country.

However, VPN services are helping the country's citizens get around these restrictions by allowing them to establish secure internet connections to reach sites which have been banned or blocked.

Roskomnadzor

Russia's telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor has asked the owners of 10 popular VPN services to join a state IT system that contains a registry of banned websites.

By linking to the system though, VPN companies would prevent their users from being able to reach websites which have been blocked or use services, such as the encrypted messaging service Telegram, which have been banned.

According to Roskomnadzor, it sent notifications to NordVPN, Hide My Ass!, Hola VPN, Openvpn, VyprVPN, ExpressVPN, TorGuard, IPVanish, Kaspersky Secure Connection and VPN Unlimited, giving them a month to comply.

If the VPN companies in question decide not to comply with the obligations stipulated by Russian law, Roskomnadzor said it may decide to restrict access to VPNs throughout the country.

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Via Telecompaper

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Huawei announces Mate 20 X and foldable Mate X as UK 5G products

Latest Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 14:01

While 5G has been available in countries like the US and South Korea for a while now, the UK is still decidedly 'low-tech' in comparison. That's going to change when 5G launches in the UK on June 3, and Huawei has just announced its first 5G phones in the UK – a 5G version of the massive phablet Huawei Mate 20 X first released in late 2018, and the yet-unreleased foldable Huawei Mate X.

At a London event on May 16, Huawei officially launched the two products, and gave a presentation on its 5G hardware position. The launch event is ongoing, and we'll update this article if Huawei drops any additional news.

The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G is a 5G version of the Huawei Mate 20 X, the big battery gaming model in Huawei's Mate 20 series released late in 2018. It's different in two major ways – it supports up to 40W supercharge, instead of 22.5W, and you'll be able to buy an M-Pen stylus to work with it, similar to the S-Pen in the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and other similar devices.

The Huawei Mate X is a foldable phone that we first saw at MWC 2019 in February, which we're hoping to see released in the second half of 2019. We were expecting it to be Huawei's response to the Samsung Galaxy Fold, but with that phone delayed indefinitely, it's currently unclear which handset will launch in the UK first.

There are a few confirmed 5G phones that'll launch alongside the first UK 5G networks, such as the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, which Samsung has confirmed will launch on June 7. As of writing both EE and Three have announced they'll stock the Huawei Mate 20 X, although we expect we'll hear about the Huawei Mate X's suppliers once we find out its release date.

TechRadar will be reporting on the UK 5G networks live when they launch, and hopefully we'll be able to test the Huawei 5G phones at the same time, so check back then for our analysis on the future of 5G.

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Trump order bans US firms from dealing with Huawei

Latest Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 13:15

In a move that will likely add fire to the growing trade war between the US and China, President Trump has declared a “national emergency” to protect US communication networks.

The President's executive order gives the federal government the power to bar American companies from doing business with foreign suppliers that could pose a threat to national security such as the Chinese firm Huawei.

The order authorizes the commerce secretary to block any transaction involving communication technologies built by companies controlled by a foreign adversary that puts US security at “unacceptable” risk or poses a threat of espionage or sabotage to US networks.

The decision to block foreign suppliers from providing their technology to US firms over security concerns has been in the pipeline for almost a year. According to one official, the National Economic Council had blocked the move for months but finally dropped its objection once trade talks between the US and China reached an impasse.

Trump's executive order

President Trump's executive order did not go as far as to name any companies or countries specifically but it will likely do the opposite of improving relations between the US and China.

The US has tried repeatedly to convince its allies and partners in Europe to bar Huawei's technology from being used in their 5G networks to no avail but an official ban may be able to convince them otherwise.

The order is broad in nature and does not apply to any technology specifically but instead it covers a wide range of information communications technologies. However, according to officials and analysts, this could lead to legal challenges from companies who believe the order is overly broad.

The commerce secretary will have to develop an enforcement regime under the new order and they would also be permitted to name companies or technologies that could be barred. The order would also permit the secretary to control the timing and manner of how US companies would cease using equipment from barred foreign suppliers.

Via Washington Post

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Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is a ridiculously fun ride down memory lane

Latest Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 13:00

Crash Team Racing first sped onto the PlayStation in 1999, giving Crash Bandicoot fans the chance to experience the zaniness of Naughty Dog’s characters on the racetrack. Now 20 years later, and following the success of the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, Activision has decided it’s time for Crash and friends to rev up their engines once more in the remastered Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. 

But Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled doesn’t simply include the original CTR racetracks, instead encompassing the neon-clad courses of Crash Nitro Kart and karts from Crash Tag Team Racing. So whichever Crash racing game sparks the nostalgia in you, it’s been catered for.

Nitro nostalgia

Nostalgia is definitely at the heart of CTR. While the games have been remastered into glorious 4K, with the modern additions of online competition and leaderboards, CTR still manages to feel right. 

Having played Crash Team Racing religiously as a child, there was definitely hesitation in whether Activision would be able to recapture that ‘cereal in front of the TV on a Saturday morning feeling’, as it were. Was it ever going to feel as good as it did? The answer is yes, it most certainly did. 

"Jump up and down to get the TNT box off your head - it’s muscle memory."

Rip-roaring through the fluorescent twists and turns of Electron Avenue while a techno beat blares, firing rockets at every Ripper Roo and Coco that dares cross our path, is the epitome of nitro-fueled fun. Somehow we managed to remember the tricks and shortcuts from the original games. Jump up and down to get the TNT box off your head - it’s muscle memory. 

It didn’t make us any better but losing continually to others partaking in the online mode wasn’t infuriating, we just wanted to go again. Let’s do Sewer Speedway next, then Papu’s Pyramid, if we’re feeling spicy then Clockwork Wumpa… We’re a glutton for punishment.

However with modern technology comes the issue of collision detection or, more correctly, that it’s actually improved. So actually targeted (and hitting) an opponent or ramming your way through a Nitro crate means you need to be pretty spot on - similar to the issues players encountered with the N.Sane Trilogy, but livable once you get to grips with it. We’ve grown up and so have games, so it’s time we stop trying to cheat the system. 

Competitive crash

We only got hands on with the online competition mode of CTR Nitro-Fueled, which seemed to allow up to eight players to take part at a time. But who are your options? There were 12 at our time of playing including Crash, Coco, Pinstripe, Pura, Polar and more, each with their own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to attributes such as acceleration and handling. You can then choose which car you want to throw dust in the face of your competitors. 

"CTR is a breath of fresh air in an industry that is so often plagued with hot takes and toxicity."

This is where customizations are due to come into play, but we didn’t get a look at any of those during our playtime. However, Activision revealed the cosmetic customizations (for your character and cars) will be earned through Adventure mode and challenges, with the player collecting in-game currency to spend in the pitstop. Although, there was no elaboration on whether players can pay real-life money for this in-game currency.

At launch the game will include modes such as Adventure, Time Trial, Battle, Versus and Arcade. So if you’re more of a fan of couch co-op or single-player then don’t worry, there’s a mode for you.

Rip-roaring remaster

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is everything we hoped it would be. It takes the original games and turns them into how we remember them in our mind’s eye - although they most certainly did not look 4K. Driven by personality, chaos and a touch of Nitro, CTR Nitro-Fueled cements its place as a party game for the whole family. There’s nothing we want more than to grab a copy, head to a friend’s and try out some split-screen action over a couple of drinks. 

Perhaps more importantly, CTR is a breath of fresh air in an industry that is so often plagued with hot takes and toxicity. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is just good ol’ fashioned fun and never pretends to be more than that. 

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled releases on Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch on June 21.

(Image credits: Beenox/Activision)

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The cheapest Dyson sales, offers and deals for vacuum cleaners in May 2019

Latest Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:20

Dyson vacuum cleaners have become some of the most highly-sought after items in the home thanks to their excellent build quality, suction power and eye-catching design. So where are the cheapest Dyson sales happening right now?

We've got you covered as we've just updated our guide to the best Dyson vacuum cleaner deals with our price comparison technology searching through the best retailers for the best prices. With some of the older Dyson's being put out to pasture now, we've highlighted the most recent models, along with some of the older ones we still think are worth a look when the price is right.

Dyson's cordless vacuum cleaners with a pole attachment are the most popular options nowadays, so that's what we've covered first. And while all of the V-series models we've mention can also be used in handheld mode by removing the pole, there is a bespoke handheld Dyson called the V7 Trigger we've highlighted too. After that, you'll find our picks of the best remaining traditional upright Dysons if you prefer the raw power and always-ready options provided by being able to plug-in directly to the mains at home. 

Dyson isn't stopping with just vacuum cleaners too, the company has also made one of the world's top rated hair dryers too. Take a look at the latest Dyson hair dryer prices too if you don't believe us.

If you're after the very best cordless vacuum cleaner on the market, the Dyson V11 Absolute can't be beaten as the UK company has somehow made the V series' Air Watts (AW) suction even higher than the V10s. There's even a fancy LCD display, because apparently Dyson is getting too fancy for mere coloured lights.

This improved tech makes it the most expensive Dyson on the market though and it's a bit heavier than the older model and takes longer to charge too. But if you're after that top-level performance on carpets and hard surfaces, this is the one for you. If you're willing to compromise though, you could save a lot of money by checking out the V10 or older models available as those prices are likely to keep dropping now.

The Dyson V11 Animal has probably caught your eye today as it's a fair whack cheaper than the V11 Absolute. Let's find out why.

The V11 Animal is just as powerful, but doesn't come with a soft roller cleaner head, which is excellent on hard surfaces as it's able to pick up fine dust that the regular roller version might miss. Otherwise, the UK attachments are the same as those found on the V11 Absolute. So if you're not too bothered about the diminished (but still pretty great) performance on hard surfaces as you need the vacuum for carpets more anyways, you may as well save the cash by opting for the V11 Animal.

This was the top end cordless Dyson until the V11 came along, but given the massive difference in price, this might be the most sensible option for most buyers. Compared to the V8 (there was no V9, number fans) it has improved suction, better battery and a larger dirt bin. The V10 marks the first time we had a genuine alternative to a corded vacuum cleaner. In the box you'll find a direct drive cleaner head, soft roller cleaner head, docking station and a charger. The Absolute also comes with a selection of quick-release items like the combination tool, mini motorhead tool, mini soft dusting brush and the crevice tool.

Only available in the UK. For the extra cost at launch (£50 more) it could be said you didn't really get enough to justify the extra cost of the V10 Total Clean over the Absolute. Since then though, prices have naturally dropped and you might be able to get the Total Clean for a price closer to the Absolute's if the extras appeal to you. 

Extra attachments aside, the V10 Total Clean is the same excellent cordless vacuum cleaner as the Absolute. You'll still find a direct drive cleaner head, soft roller cleaner head, docking station and a charger in the box. The quick-release attachments are different though. Here you're getting a mattress tool, an up-top adaptor (for on top of cupboards etc), an extension hose, combination tool, mini motorhead tool, mini soft dusting brush and the crevice tool.

It's all in the name here, the Dyson V10 Animal is specially designed to suck up all those annoying pet hairs from your carpets and furniture. Where other vacuums often seem to just push the hair in deeper, the V10 Animal really dives in to get them out. Tools included with the V10 Animal include a combination tool, crevice tool, mini motorised tool and a soft dusting brush.

What you don't get in the V10 Animal package (hence the cheaper price) is the soft roller brush which is especially good on hard surfaces as it provides more complete coverage and gathers finer dust and dirt particles that the regular roller might not pick up. So if you have more hard floors than carpets at home, you may want to take a look at the Absolute models instead.

Just a few short years ago, the V8 was the ultimate version of Dyson's cordless rechargeable vacuum cleaners. If you get lucky, you might find them with a big discount compared to the V10, but we often find the prices a bit close for our liking. If that's the case when you're taking a look, we'd opt for the extra power on the V10 instead. The Absolute model comes with a soft roller head (great for hard floors) in addition to the regular one.

Like the V8 Absolute above, we're finding prices aren't really dropping low enough on the V8 Animal compared to its newer V10 counterpart to justify opting for the older version. When prices are this close we'd prefer the significantly better suction on the V10 Animal instead.

If prices do drop to an appropriate level the V8 cordless vacuum cleaner is a lightweight vacuum cleaner that's still very capable despite its lower power. The main difference between this and the Absolute above is the lack of a soft brush roller head, which is great for picking up finer dirt on hard surfaces. If you're using this more for carpets though, then you might as well save the money with the cheaper V8 Animal version.

The Dyson V7 Trigger wipes the floor with handheld vacuum cleaners as you know them. You know which ones, those weedy little things that look more like an anteater's nose than a vacuum cleaner and barely make hair balls wobble never mind removed. So if you're ready for a whopping 100 Air Watts of suction, check out the V7 Trigger.

These are best suited for getting to those hard to reach places like doorframes as well as cleaning up dust from hard surfaces of removing pet hair from the sofa. If your home doesn't have any carpets, this is a very viable option instead and can be easily stored in smaller places regular vacuum cleaner wouldn't fit. Naturally, all of the cordless vacuums mentioned earlier on this page allow you to remove the tube for a handheld mode too, although they're significantly more expensive than these Dyson V7 Trigger prices.

As you've seen with the other Dyson vacuum cleaners on this page, they're far from cheap. For the most part at least, as the Dyson Light Ball is less than half the price of the newest cordless vacuum cleaners.

Sure you've got a power cord on it and upright vacuums aren't ideal on the stairs, but if you want a powerful cleaner with the Dyson name on it, the highly manoeuvrable Light Ball comes highly recommended thanks to it's 90W of suction power that can handle carpets and hard surfaces alike.

It has a larger storage bin than the cordless Dysons too so you certainly won't need to empty it anywhere near as often. While not as powerful as some of the more expensive upright Dysons we feel this one offers the best value for money given the sharp price increase on the others.

Looking for something lightweight but not bothered about going cordless yet? The Dyson Small Ball is one of the lightest upright vacuum cleaners in Dyson's range at 5.5Kg and has a collapsible handle allowing you to store it in smaller spaces than most uprights. The Small Ball is also available in an 'Animal' variant that comes with a turbine tool for getting stubborn pet hair off the furniture.

So you're after the beast huh? The 120AW suction power rating should pick up anything you and the kids can throw on the carpet. Hell, those carpet tacks better look out! With a 2.18 litre storage bin you'll be hoovering for ages before needing to empty it out and the 15m reach should let you get around most of the house without having to swap plugs.

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Amazon Fitbit sale: save on the Alta HR, Charge 2 and Ionic smartwatch

Latest Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:03

Summer is almost here, and if you've been eyeing a fitness tracker to help you get in shape, then you've come to the right place. Amazon has the best-selling Fitbit Alta HR on sale for just $74.76. That's a $55 discount and the lowest price we've seen for the activity tracker.

The Fitbit Alta HR features an ultra-slim design and can track steps, calories burned and workouts like running and yoga. The activity tracker can help you meet your fitness goals with continuous heart rate monitoring and friendly reminders to stretch your legs and start moving. The Alta HR also tracks your sleep quality and gives helpful insights to get a better night's rest. The fitness tracker has an impressive battery life of up to seven days, and offers basic smartwatch features such as call, text, and calendar notifications.

Like we mentioned above, this is the best price we've seen for the Alta HR and a fantastic price for a fitness tracker packed with health-focused features. The Alta HR is currently on sale for the same price as the basic Fitbit Alta, and with the HR you're getting heart rate monitoring and slightly longer battery life.

If you're interested in an activity tracker with a larger display and GPS technology, Amazon also has the Fitbit Charge 2 and Ionic Smartwatch currently on sale. Both watches feature heart rate monitoring and the Charge 2 offers contactless payments with a built-in NFC chip.

If you're interested in other Fitbit discounts you can find the best cheap Fitbit sale prices and deals that are currently available.

You can also learn more about the above fitness trackers by checking out our Fitbit Alta HR review, Fitbit Charge 2 review and Fitbit Ionic review.

Learn more about Prime Day with our guide to the upcoming Amazon Prime Day deals event being held in July.

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