If you’re making a 2-mm-long walking robot, it pretty much goes without saying that the thing won’t be able to carry much of a battery. That’s why Georgia Tech’s new “micro-bristle-bots” are instead propelled by vibrations. And someday, they may actually be capable of moving within the human body.

The robots are 3D printed out of polymer resin, via a process known as two-photon polymerization lithography. Each one has either four or six springy “legs,” which are really more like bristles – hence the name. Additionally, glued onto the back of each bot is a piezoelectric actuator made of lead zirconate titanate.

When vibrations are delivered to the robot via either a shake table, an external ultrasound/sonar source, or a tiny acoustic speaker, those vibrations cause the angled legs to move up and down, propelling the robot forward. The onboard actuator can also produce the vibrations when subjected to an electrical current, although that current presently has to come from a hard-wired source. Down the road, however, it may be possible to wirelessly activate the actuator using electrical fields.

The amplitude of the vibrations determines the speed at which the robots move. What’s more, by tweaking their legs’ size, diameter, and overall geometry, the bots can be designed to respond to different vibrational frequencies. Therefore, by linking together two differently-designed robots that respond to different frequencies, it should be possible to steer the two by varying the frequency and amplitude of the vibrations.

Hundreds of the devices have already been created, and the researchers are now looking at ways of scaling up the manufacturing process, so that thousands could be made at once. Possible applications include the movement of materials within tiny spaces, or even the treatment of injuries within the body. And, because the actuators can be tuned to generate an electrical current when exposed to vibrations (the opposite of what they usually do), the robots could also carry environmental sensors that are temporarily powered up as needed.

A paper on the research, which is being led by Asst. Prof. Azadeh Ansari, was recently published in the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. The micro-bristle-bots can be seen in action, in the video below.

Ant-sized robots move by pickin’ up good vibrations [New Atlas]

As compared to most other joints in the human body, the knee has quite a large range of motion … so why not put that motion to use, as a source of electricity? That’s what a new prototype device does, and it reportedly does not cause its wearer to expend more energy while walking.

Developed by scientists at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the 307-gram (0.7-lb) device incorporates a slider-crank mechanism, which converts the rotary motion of the knee into linear motion.

That mechanism consists of a rod (attached to a band on the wearer’s thigh), which moves in and out of a “slider” that’s attached to a band on their calf – both units are able to pivot, changing their angle relative to the bands. Therefore, as the user walks, their knee motion causes the rod to move straight in and out of the slider.

Additionally, a strip of carbon fiber is attached at either end to the top of the rod, and to the slider. Adhered to that strip is a “smart” macrofiber composite (MFC) material, that generates an electrical current as it bends. This means that whenever the rod moves into the slider and the carbon fiber bends, the material bends with it – producing 1.6 microwatts of power at walking speeds of 2 to 6.5 km/h (1 to 4 mph).

This should reportedly be enough to run wearable devices such as health-monitoring gadgets or GPS units. What’s more, when the breathing patterns of test subjects were monitored as they walked on a treadmill, it was determined that they weren’t working any harder when using the device.

Ultimately, it is hoped that the technology could find use with people such as mountaineers, who need to keep electronic items charged while trekking through remote locations. A paper on the research was recently published in the journal Applied Physics Letters.

British scientists previously developed an energy-harvesting wearable of their own, that generates electricity by using knee movement to “pluck” arms that respond by vibrating.

Wearable device harvests energy from bending of the knee [New Atlas]

DoneGood, an e-commerce platform, is taking the ‘high road’ by offering exclusively ethical brands, but it isn’t above aiming to steal the loyalty of its competitor’s customers on the highly anticipated Amazon Prime Day. On July 15 and 16 — the same days that Amazon will offer major Prime discounts — DoneGoodis hosting “Better Days.” According to DoneGood representatives, using this site instead of Amazon is a no-brainer. The sales are “better than Prime Day — you get great deals and create ‘Better Days’ for people and the planet.”

DoneGood is an e-commerce platform that only includes socially responsible brands that have been vetted and tagged for searchable categories like environmentally friendly, vegan or women’s empowerment. The site conveniently knocks out hours of due diligence and research that well-intended customers have had to do in order to find eco-friendly brands that pay fair wages and treat workers with respect. The site contains hundreds of brands and a wide variety of projects, including sunglasses made from ocean plastic and candles that give refugees a fair wage.

By contrast, workers at Amazon have filed lawsuits for mistreatment, including long hours and limited water breaks. Some Amazon workers are planning a strike during Amazon’s Prime Days.

DoneGood also offers a downloadable plugin that users can run simultaneously with their regular searches on Google, Amazon or other major retailer sites. The plugin will highlight the items within the user’s search that are approved as ethical, mission-driven items.

“The dollars we all spend are the world’s most powerful force for change,”
Cullen Schwarz, founder of DoneGood, said. “Americans donated $400 billion to charity last year but spent $130 trillion buying stuff. If even a fraction of that spending is diverted to brands that are reducing poverty, protecting the environment, making the world better, the impact of that is huge.”

DoneGood challenges Amazon Prime Days with rival discounts that help the planet [Inhabitat]

Let’s get one thing straight: camping was always cool. It wasn’t, however, always a very popular pastime among young people. According to the 2019 North American Camping Report, sponsored by Kampgrounds of America, there are more millennials and Gen Xers likely to identify themselves as lifelong campers now than in any other year. The study, which began in 2014, was conducted through surveys in both the United States and Canada.

The percentage of North Americans who camp three or more times per year has increased by 72 percent since 2014, adding 7 million more camping households (families with children under 18 years-old who camp) to the Canadian and American campgrounds. Younger campers are also helping to increase the popularity of hiking and backpacking while they camp, according to the report.

While the majority of campers choose the traditional approach of camping (sleeping in tents), there are more millennials choosing to camp in cabins and RVs instead, with 14 percent using cabins in 2016 and 21 percent in 2018 to be exact. The study also found that campers are more diverse than ever. Of the 1.4 million households that went camping for the first time in 2018, 56 percent were millennials and 51 percent identified as nonwhite. For the first time since 2014 (when the study began), the percentage of non-white first-time campers outpaced the percentage of new campers who identified as Caucasian.

When it comes to trendy “glamping,” all age groups are showing interest. Particularly in millennials, 50 percent of which said they were interested in glamping in 2018 versus the 25 percent who said they wanted to try it in 2017. Glamping refers to unique camping accommodations that often includes enhanced services like luxury yurts, king-sized beds, spas and even private chefs. Some glamping companies have been praised for providing an eco-friendly alternative to traditional hotel or resort accommodations. Many take advantage of locally-sourced food, composting toilets and solar power to give their guests opportunities to connect with nature while still having access to the creature comforts they’re used to.

The same goes for “van life,” a camping lifestyle that uses altered camper vans, or motorized class B vehicles, as opposed to RV’s or tents. The main objective is often to go off the grid and easily move from place to place without having to disassemble a tent or find an electrical power source for your RV. The number of millennials who wanted to experience van life shifted up by about 4 percent between 2017 and 2018. Those who live the van life trade modern comforts and space for a chance to get as close to nature as possible while living a minimalist lifestyle.

So why the spike in camping interest? 30 percent of millennials say that major life events such as having kids is impacting their desire to camp more, while another 30 percent said that the ability to see other people traveling and exploring popular destinations (thank you, social media) made them want to spend more time camping.

Even more encouraging, half of all campers said that the “love of the outdoors” first sparked their interest in camping, meaning that more camp-loving North Americans are beginning to value nature even more than before— a good sign for our national parks, and the planet as a whole. One out of every 20 camping families said that 2018 was the first time they’d ever camped. 2018 also saw the highest number of self-identified lifelong campers ever recorded, with more millennials identifying themselves as lifelong campers than in past years.

As studies have shown, spending as little as two hours in nature can improve mental health, and camping offers the opportunity to connect with nature with the added benefits of unplugging from the internet and electronic devices. Additionally, activities such as hiking which often accompany camping provide good exercise, even setting up your tent and site counts!

Since the study began in 2014, the amount of North Americans who intend to camp more has almost doubled. The groups who were most optimistic about their camping future were families and millennials, as 61 percent of millennials said that they planned to camp more in 2019.

There’s no denying it, the future of camping looks bright. So if you were in one of those families growing up that had an annual camping trip, consider yourself lucky. You’re already ahead of the pack!

Millenials are bringing camping back [Inhabitat]

Waiting for the bus is typically pretty uneventful — unless you live in one Dutch city.

Utrecht, a city in Holland, the Netherlands, recently gave makeovers to 316 bus stops, outfitting them with “green roofs,” The Independent reports. The roofs are covered with sedum flowers and other plants, which act as an oasis for bees. Plus, the added greenery has a slew of other positive environmental effects.

As explained by BrightVibes, the plants will also help absorb rainwater, capture dust or pollutants from the air, and regulate temperatures. Not to mention, adding plants in urban spaces has plenty of other benefits, including: reducing noise pollution, reducing stress, increasing biodiversity, beautifying the city, absorbing carbon, and improving air quality.

In addition to the green roofs, the bus stops also feature bamboo benches and LED lights, which are much more efficient than fluorescent and incandescent lights. And to keep the maintenance of the green bus stops as eco-friendly as possible, Utrecht’s municipal employees who service the bus stops travel from station to station using electric vehicles.
If Utrecht citizens find themselves inspired when waiting for their daily bus ride, the city is encouraging residents to install green roofs on their houses. In fact, Utrecht residents can actually apply for a subsidy to cover the costs of planting greenery on their roofs, according to BrightVibes.
As pollinators, bees play a very important role on Earth, namely in terms of food production for humans. According to the USDA, bee pollination assists in producing one out of every three bites of food we take in the U.S. Many foods we regularly enjoy would not be possible without bees. According to the NRDC, 42 percent of U.S. bee colonies collapsed in 2015, putting our nation’s food supply in jeopardy.

But over the past few years, there have been a few other local projects to protect bees around the world.

For example, in 2010, a German couple began installing bee hives on buildings around Berlin, with the goal of helping bees, as well as creating awareness for the importance of protecting pollinator insects.

And also in the Netherlands, designer Matilde Boelhouwer recently invented self-sustaining artificial flowers, designed to feed insect pollinators including bees and butterflies. She aims to eventually install the flowers around various cities, and she told Green Matters that the flowers do not need maintenance, and that they’ll continue sustaining themselves for about 10 years.

If you have a garden at your home, there are plenty of ways to use your outdoor space to help beesand other pollinators. For example, you can plant flowers that will attract bees, such as alyssum, echinacea, geranium, and clover, preferably in bright colors like blue, purple, and yellow, according to Gardeners Supply Company. You can also stop weeding your garden and mowing your lawn. As explained by the New York Bee Sanctuary, dandelions and other weeds are great food sources for bees.

Hopefully other cities follow in Utrecht’s footsteps and plant green roofs on their bus stops in the near future.

Bees Can Take Refuge on These Bus Stop “Green Roofs” [Green Matters]

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One of the bombshell announcements during Marvel’s Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con tonight was that the studio would be rebooting Blade, with True Detective and Luke Cage actor Mahershala Ali set to star.

The character was one of the first of Marvel’s superheroes to become a notable hit as a film: Blade was released in 1998, starring Wesley Snipes as the titular vampire hunter, a role he’d go on to reprise in 2002 for Blade II, and in 2004 for Blade: Trinity. Marvel reacquired the rights to the character, as well as Ghost Rider and the Punisher back in 2013. Marvel brought in Ghost Rider (which had been a pair of films starring Nicholas Cage), and the Punisher (another two films), for Agents of SHIELD, and its Netflix superhero franchise, starting with Daredevil, respectively.

Marvel didn’t release any additional details about when we’ll see Blade back in action, nor what form — at this point it could be either a series for Disney+ or a feature film. There are certainly plenty of opportunities for both in the coming years.

The character was born Eric Brooks, and is half-human, half vampire. He first appeared in comics in 1973 in The Tomb of Dracula #10, and after saving a man from vampires, turned to hunting them.

Something that the studio will need to figure out at some point is how to reconcile Ali’s role as Blade and as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes from Netflix’s Luke Cage series, which is technically a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well (albeit loosely, given the tenuous connections between the franchises). For that matter, he was also the voice of Miles Morales’ Uncle Aaron in Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse. He’s certainly no stranger to superheroes.

The fourth Thor movie — now revealed to be called Thor: Love and Thunder — is on its way, and it’s bringing a surprising cast member: Natalie Portman, reprising her role as Jane Foster, who’ll be following in her comic counterpart’s footsteps to take on the role of Thor in the film, announced as part of Marvel’s massive San Diego Comic-Con panel.

The news come after an early announcement ahead of SDCC that revealed that Thor: Ragnarok director Taiki Waititi would be returning to direct the fourth installment of the superhero franchise. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will also return for Thor: Love and Thunder, reprising their roles as Thor and Valkyrie, respectively. Hemsworth and Portman are also confirmed to be part of Marvel’s upcoming What If? animated series for Disney+, too.

Portman hasn’t appeared in an Marvel film since 2013’s Thor: The Dark World (outside of a brief cameo in Avengers: Endgame using cut footage from that film), with Portman herself commenting in 2016 that “As far as I know, I’m done,” in reference to future Marvel appearances. There were also reports back in 2011 that Portman had fought with Marvel over the decision to drop Patty Jenkins, the original director for Thor 2, from the project. Her absence in subsequent films had been hand-waved away in Ragnarok by explaining that Thor and Jane had broken up offscreen between films.

As for Portman’s role in Thor: Love and Thunder, Marvel is keeping that (along with basically any information about the film) under wraps for now. On the comic book side of things, Jane Foster became Thor after the original Thor was deemed unworthy to wield his hammer, Mjolnir. Given the current Mjolnir-less state of the MCU following the third Thor film, though, it’s possible that Portman’s Foster will gain her godly powers some other way.

Presumably, we’ll find out more closer to Thor: Love and Thunder’s release date on November 5th, 2021.

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Marvel President Kevin Feige just unveiled a packed slate of projects that represent the next phase of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, including sequels, original projects, and television shows, but he also announced that they’ve got plenty more to come beyond 2021, including sequels to Black Panther and Captain Marvel, as well as with other properties, like the X-Men and Fantastic Four.

At the end of Marvel’s Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, Feige announced that Black Panther 2, Blade, Captain Marvel 2, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Fantastic Four, and Mutants are all happening — they just don’t have dates confirmed yet.

It’s not a huge surprise that Disney has long-term plans for the Marvel franchise — in May, it announced slots for 65 films over the next eight years, including Marvel, Star Wars, and live-action Disney films. 2022 will include at least three Marvel films (February 18th, May 6th, and July 29th), although after 2023, that list grows sparse, with only Star Wars and Avatar films listed. If the company holds to its three-films-a-year schedule, it’ll have at least 18 Marvel films hitting theaters between now and 2027 — and that’s not counting the Disney+ streaming shows.

Tonight’s Phase 4 reveal shows off a mix of films that draw on existing characters alongside brand new ones, and it’s safe to say that we’ll probably see more new characters eased into the franchise as time goes on. Tonight’s announcement also shows that Marvel is keen to bring in some of the franchises that have long been out of reach due to Byzantine rights issues, like Fantastic Four and the mutants, which had been held by 21st Century Fox. With Fox now part of Disney, Feige and Marvel Studios will be able to incorporate them at some point down the road — just not right away.

Image: Peter Sciretta

Marvel Studios’ Phase Four of its Marvel Cinematic Universe will include 10 movies and Disney + series when it launches next year, with 2021 looking especially crowded. President Kevin Feige appeared at San Diego Comic-Con for Marvel’s 90-minute appearance in Hall H, where he gave a pretty lengthy update on Phase 4.

The Phase Four slate that Marvel unveiled includes the following: Black Widow (May 1st, 2020), Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Fall 2020), The Eternals (November 6th, 2020), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (February 12, 2021), WandaVision (Spring 2021), Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (May 7th, 2021), Loki (Spring 2021), What If (Summer 2021), Hawkeye (Fall 2021), and Thor: Love and Thunder (November 5th, 2021). Feige made a surprise announcement at the end saying that he didn’t have time to address where the Fantastic Four or X-Men would end up in the franchise, but that one additional project will be Blade, which will feature Mahershala Ali.

The next phase includes a mix of sequels, like Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness — to be directed by Scott Derrickson, which is described as the MCU’s first horror film, Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth movie in the franchise, to be directed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. Unlike the last several Marvel movies, however, Natalie Portman will play Thor this time around. There’s at least one prequel, too — Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson in the titular role, one that she has been fighting to have for years. Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh, and David Harbour will also star.

Other film projects will feature several new heroes: The Eternals and Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings. Like Guardians of the Galaxy, neither Shang-Chi or The Eternals are household names — but it looks as though Marvel Studios is hoping that they’ll have wide, mainstream appeal.

The Eternals centers on a group of beings known as Eternals who use their advanced skills to protect humans in the future. The comic book series, created by legendary creator Jack Kirby was, “one of many many many things that we are actively beginning to have creative discussions about,” Feige previously told Slash Film. Feige also confirmed that the movie will star Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie.

Shang-Chi will focus on the titular character, Shang-Chi, who devotes his entire life to bringing down his father’s criminal empire. Feige confirmed at Comic-Con that The Mandarin, the villain who was supposed to appear in Iron Man 3 but ultimately did not, will appear for real this time in Shang-Chi. Marvel is working with director Destin Daniel Cretton on the project, best known for his critically acclaimed film Short Term 12. Simu Liu, best known for his work on Canadian comedy series, Kim’s Convenience, is set to play Shang-Chi.

But the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t just movies anymore — Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, Disney+, will feature several ongoing projects, like Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, Hawkeye, and What If?. Feige and his team went into some more detail about a couple of shows, including Loki. The show will follow the character after he escaped with the Tesseract in 2012 — something that only happened thanks to Avengers: Endgame. The version of Loki played by Hiddleston appears to be one that didn’t experience the events of several films, like Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. The show will premiere on Disney+ in spring 2021.

Unlike the existing entries in the MCU, where there was a major divide between the film and television properties, it looks as though the stories will fit together closely, with projects like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier picking up after Avengers: Endgame, Hawkeye exploring some of the character’s time as Ronin, and with the events in WandaVision leading right into Doctor Strange 2. Feige and Disney CEO Bob Iger previously said the MCU films and Disney+ series would intertwine, and now we know how that looks. There’s a good chance other characters from all of the aforementioned series and films could intertwine in some way, too.

That will also extend to the Disney + show What If?, a non-canon, animated series that presents alternate takes on the existing MCU, like what if Loki had found the hammer of Thor? The panel revealed that numerous MCU actors will reprise their roles for these alternate takes.

The Phase 4 slate answers the immediate question about what comes after the franchise that culminated with Avengers: Endgame and Spider-man: Far From Home. Expect more information next month at Disney’s D23 conference.

Promotional images for The Expanse, featuring Drummer, Amos, Holden, Naomi, and Alex.Image: Amazon Studios

Amazon has finally revealed when the next season of The Expanse will begin streaming: December 13th, 2019. The company made the announcement today at San Diego Comic-Con, releasing a trailer and a longer clip of the upcoming fourth season.

Based on the science fiction book series by James S.A. Corey, The Expanse is set several centuries in the future, where humanity has colonized the solar system and broken into three major factions: Earth, Mars, and the Belters, an alliance of settlements in the asteroid belt and outer planets. The bulk of the series follows the crew of a spaceship called the Rocinante as they find themselves in the midst of an interplanetary war, and have to contend with the discovery of an alien substance called the Protomolecule that’s been weaponized by a malevolent Earth corporation, and which went on to create an gate to thousands of worlds beyond our home system.

This latest season will be based on the fourth installment of the series, Cibola Burn, in which the crew of the Rocinante are dispatched to a colonial world known as Ilus to settle a dispute between the corporation that claimed the world, and the settlers who touched down on it first. The planet is also home to the remnants of an alien civilization that created the protomolecule. The trailer shows off some of the troubles that the crew will face, and some new faces, like Adolphus Murtry (played by Pacific Rim’s Burn Gorman), a brutal and temperamental security chief for the company that’s laid claim to the planet, Royal Charter Energy.

In addition to the trailer for the season, Amazon released a longer clip from the show, showing off the crew of the Rocinante landing on the Ilus, which will be one of the major locations this season.

Some spoilers ahead.

The Syfy channel picked up the series for adaptation back in 2015, and over the course of three seasons, adapted the first three books, Leviathan Wakes, Caliban’s War, and Abbadon’s Gate. Syfy canceled the series last year, but the series was quickly picked up by Amazon for a fourth season.

The first three seasons of the show tell a relatively contained story: tensions between Earth, Mars, and the Belters bring the solar system to war, and the alien protomolecule upends that when it creates a massive ring gate that connects the solar system to a vast, interstellar network. Up until this point in the series, humanity has been fighting amongst itself, but now, people have access to thousands of new, uninhabited planets to travel to. The Syfy’s tenure on the series ended right at that point, and had the show not continued, it would have been a natural ending point.

 Image: Amazon Studios

But the book series will last for nine installments, and the penultimate book, Tiamat’s Wrath, hit bookstores earlier this year. Cibola Burn is a good opportunity for Amazon to reboot the show, as it brought in a couple of new major storylines for the series. Series showrunner Naren Shankar told IGN on Wednesday that the shift from Syfy to Amazon brings them some new freedoms that they didn’t have before. “We’re no longer bound by the archaic content, language, and runtime restrictions you’re constantly forced to deal with on broadcast and basic cable.”

The Expanse’s fourth season will debut on December 13th on Amazon Prime Video.

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After a day of time trialling spread the field even further, the 2019 Tour de France heads back to the Pyrenees for more hard climbs and exhilarating descents. To see the sights and the cycling from just about anywhere on Earth, be sure to follow our Tour de France live stream guide for Stage 15.

The 2019 Tour riders will have to do battle with both each other and the vertiginous landscape of the Pyrenees. And the climbs don’t come much harder than this one.

Reigning champion Geraint Thomas has really started making a move in recent stages in what’s looking like a spirited defence of his title. He and Colombian Egan Bernal – also of Team Ineos – are now loitering well within range of the top spots, while French native Julian Alaphilippe still retains the yellow jersey…for now.

To make sure that you don’t miss a single minute of the action, keep reading our guide. We’ll tell you all the best (and FREE) ways to watch Stage 15 with Tour de France live stream options no matter where you are today.

Live stream Tour de France Stage 15 from outside your country

We have details of all the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand broadcasters further down this guide. Good news in the UK and Australia where it’s on free-to-air TV.

If you’re obsessed by watching Le Tour and refuse to miss a stage – even when you’re away on business or on holiday – then you’ll be disappointed to see your domestic coverage geo-blocked when you try to stream online from abroad. That’s where utilising a VPN (Virtual Private Network ) really helps. It let’s you virtually change the ISP of your laptop, tablet or mobile to one that’s back in your home country. Thus letting you watch as if you were back there.

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Going in to the fourth and final round at the 148th Open Championship, it’s Irishman Shane Lowry with a handsome cushion at the top of the leaderboard at Royal Portrush. But trust us when we say the bookies won’t be paying out quite yet – discover who will be lifting the Claret Jug with a 2019 Open live stream of every swing.

The players are continuing their hunt for the famous Claret Jug at the 148th Open Championship – the first time that the world’s oldest golf major has been held in Northern Ireland in almost 70 years.

Shane Lowry’s astonishing 63 on Saturday means that he heads in to Sunday at the top of the leaderboard by four shots, with Englishman Tommy Fleewtood joining him in the final pair. A little way behind him are a clutch of Americans (J.B. Holmes, Rickie Fowler, world number one and Brooks Koepka) and more Englishmen (Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Danny Willett).

If you don’t yet know what your 2019 Open live stream options are, then keep on reading. It’s FREE in some areas, which is great news for those wanting to watch the closing stages of the action at Royal Portrush.

Live stream golf coverage for free at TheOpen.com

The Open Championship is following the likes of the Masters and US Open, which means you can get a free live stream at TheOpen.com. Assuming it’s the same as last year, it should be available globally – fantastic news!

It will be showing action from featured groups and featured holes 5, 6 and 7. There’s even audio commentary to go with them.

That’s great if you’re only interested in following the players it selects for you, but not so good if you want full and proper coverage. Aside from the TheOpen.com live stream, we have more watching options below.

How to get a 2019 Open live stream from outside your country

We’re going to guess that if you’ve landed on this page, you’re going to want something more extensive than that free Open live stream described above. For you, we have full details on which networks are showing the golf in the UK, US, Canada and Australia.

But try to watch your domestic Open Championship coverage while out of the country and you’ll soon be faced with a block. That’s because broadcasters implement a geo-restriction to stop non-nationals from watching their coverage. Fair enough, but annoying if you’ve paid for a pricey subscription and still want to watch without having to resort to some dodgy illegal stream you’ve discovered on Reddit.

How to watch the Open Championship: live stream in UK

How to watch the British Open golf in the US

  • Hulu with Live TV $40 per month – Hulu with Live TV includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN.
  • FuboTV $35 for the first month – FuboTV gives you the first month at a discounted rate but after that the price increases to $45 a month. The service includes CBS, Fox, NBC and the NFL Network but does not come with ESPN.
  • PlayStation Vue From $50 per month and the ideal choice for PS4 owners thanks to its access to the likes of ESPN, NBC, Fox, Disney and other essential networks. Crank up the price and you can add the likes of Showtime and HBO, too.
  • DirecTV Now $50 per month – DirecTV Now includes CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and for $5 extra you can add the NFL Network.
  • YouTubeTV $40 per month – YouTubeTV gives you access to CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN.

If you’re outside the US this weekend but want to access one of the above options, then you can use a US VPN to effectively transport your computer, phone or tablet’s IP back to a US location.

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Where is the 2019 Open Championship?

The Open returns to Northern Ireland after 68 years with the world’s greatest players competing for the Claret Jug over the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush.

Who are the favourites for the 2019 Open?

Playing in his home country, Rory McIlroy is looking for his second Open Championship and fifth career major victory and leads the betting with Betfair.

Brooks Koepka, who is yet to lift the Claret Jug and fellow American Dustin Johnson follow McIlroy, with Jon Rahm and three-time Open Championship winner Tiger Woods also well backed.

How much does the winner of the Open Championship get?

While The Open ranks last among golf’s four biggest tournaments in terms of prize money, the winner still picks up a sizeable payday. There’s been a slight increase over last year’s winnings, with the prize pool has increased this year to $10.75 million (£8.56m), whilst the winner will pocket $1.935 million (£1.54m).

Who qualifies for the Open?

It’s the golf tournament every pro golfer wants to Its play in, but there are only 156 places available. Players can qualify in one of four ways.

The most common for top-tier stars is through exemption. The top 50 players on the current Golf World Rankings all go through in this way, as do the top 10 players from the previous British Open Championship. All players who have won one of the other three majors in the previous five years also get an exemption, as do the top 30 players from previous year’s PGA Tour money list and those on the European Order of Merit. Finally, all previous Open Champions under the age of 60 also get an exemption.

Players that don’t make the exemption criteria can get an invite via the Open Qualifying Series (OQS), and also via local qualifying. Finally, if the field size has not reached 156, players that have the highest rating in the official golf rankings that haven’t already qualified will get the nod.

Who won the 2018 Open Championship?

Francesco Molinari won the 2018 Open, which was held at Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland. The Italian finished 8-under to earn his first major title.

Welcome to fight night! It’s time for Saturday night boxing from Sin City and the legendary Manny Pacquiao is set to return to the ring for a showdown with undefeated Super WBA Welterweight Champion Keith Thurman. It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of the year so far, and you can watch it all with our guide to getting a Pacquiao vs Thurman live stream.

Future Hall-of Fame inductee Pacquiao may now be the wrong side of 40, but recent wins confirm him as a relevant and explosive boxer at this weight. Meanwhile the speed and power of Thurman makes him arguably the most naturally talented boxer in a hugely competitive division.

Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) comes into tonight’s fight off the back of an impressive points decision victory over Adrien Broner back in January which saw Pac Man defend his WBA (regular) welterweight title. 

Thurman’s (29-0, 22 KOs) last appearance in the ring also came in January with a majority decision over Josesito Lopez. It was an understandably rusty display for Thurman, as it marked the end of a near-two-year layoff for the American thanks to injuries. 

Pacquiao is no stranger to giving up height and reach, and his opponent tonight will again hold the advantage in both attributes, but it’s Thurman’s speed and power that will be worrying the veteran who is ten years his senior.

To catch everything online, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out how to stream Pacquiao vs Thurman live anywhere in the world.

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Watch a Pacquiao vs Thurman live stream from outside your country

Keep scrolling to see how to watch the boxing in the US, Canada, UK and Australia . But if you’re a resident of one of those countries – or any other, for that matter – who is worried about being away from your country and missing your domestic coverage of the Pacquiao vs Thurman fight, then fear not, there’s a way to watch that doesn’t involve trying to find a grainy, illegal feed on Reddit or such like.

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There’s loads on the line tonight at the O2 in London as Britain’s Dillian Whyte takes on Colombia’s Oscar Rivas. Both the WBC interim heavyweight title and a future crack at champion Deontay Wilder as mandatory challenger are the spoils for the victor in what looks set to be an explosive showdown. You can live stream the Whyte vs Rivas fight and its undercard using our guide below.

Whyte has had a frustrating wait to get his dream title fight, having been ranked as the top contender by the WBC since November 2017. A win tonight will earn him the big money bout he’s been craving for so long. Whyte comes into tonight’s tear up with nine straight wins under his belt – the most recent coming against his fellow Brit rival Dereck Chisora in December.

He certainly hasn’t taken the easy option with his opponent tonight – Oscar ‘Kaboom’ Rivas, a 32-year-old Colombian who usually fights out of Canada, has an impeccable 26-0 (18 KOs) professional record. His past conquests include Andy Ruiz Jr, the recent shock victor over Anthony Joshua.

There’s a pretty strong undercard to get things nicely warmed up as well, with veteran Brit heavyweight Dereck Chisora taking on the equally unpredictable Artur Szpilka from Poland.

Read on to find out how to live stream Whyte vs Rivas boxing from absolutely anywhere.

Live stream Whyte vs Rivas from outside your country 

In the US, Canada (where DAZN has you sorted) or UK tonight? Then scroll just a little further down this page and we’ll tell you who’s broadcasting the boxing from where you are.

But if you’re abroad this weekend then you’ll need another way to watch and avoid possible geo-blocking. That’s where using a VPN comes in.

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Walmart’s ‘The Big Save’ sale has been extended through the weekend, and you can find killer deals on electronics, home items, appliances, and more. You can also find a rare discount on the latest model Apple AirPods. Walmart has the Apple AirPods and charging case on sale for $144.99. That’s a $14 discount and the best price we’ve found for 2nd generation AirPods. Walmart also has the Apple AirPods with the Wireless Charging Case on sale for $179.

The Apple AirPods come with a charging case that offers 20 hours of battery life and up to three hours of talk time on a single charge. Unlike the previous model, the 2019 AirPods feature an H1 headphone chip that provides fast pairing and seamless connectivity. The H1 chip also allows you to use your voice to ask Siri questions. You can switch songs, turn the volume up and even place calls completely hands-free.

Discounts for AirPods are extremely rare, and Walmart’s summer sale ends tomorrow. This might be your last chance to snag a pair of discounted AirPods before Black Friday.

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You can also see more of the best Walmart sales, which include price cuts on TVs, laptops, appliances and more.

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