The 18th edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup was blown wide open after the USA were defeated by France in the round of eight. But that now feels like a distant memory as Spain and Argentina prepare to battle it out for the trophy and the title. And you’re in the right place to discover how to get a Basketball World Cup live stream from your corner of the Earth.

The 2019 edition is taking place in China across eight different venues. While usually held every four years, there’s been a bit of a longer wait for Basketball fans this time out, with the tournament delayed by a year, meaning it now falls out of sync with the FIFA World Cup for the first time. There’s also a new expanded format, with 32 teams now taking part, up from the previous 24.

Two-time defending champions USA went into the tournament as clear favorites, but they suffered a shock (yet comprehensive) defeat at the hands of France. Having qualified for the 2010 Olympics, they’ll be expecting much more success there with the likes of Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, Paul George and Anthony Davis all likely to throw their hats into the ring.

And to be fair, the chasing pack this time out has looked stronger than ever. Spain were tipped by many at the start to be genuine contenders and have safely made it through to final. While Argentina took out France in the other semi-final on Friday.

Beyond the tournament itself there’s more at stake – the  FIBA World Cup will this year act as qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, with seven of the twelve spots up for grabs (the top two finishers from both Europe and the Americas, along with the top one from each of Africa, Asia and Oceania).

If you want to know where you’ll be able to watch all the action – it’s ESPN+ if you’re in the US – we’ll tell you exactly where you can catch it online with our 2019 Basketball World Cup live stream guide below.

How to watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 from outside your country

Below we have a full rundown of your viewing options for the 2019 Basketball World Cup in different countries – check out how to watch in the US (where ESPN+ will be streaming the tournament in its entirety), the UK, Canada and Australia.

The problems start when you try to watch your domestic coverage online while out of the country. Give it a go and you’ll quickly find your stream in geo-blocked.

That’s super annoying, but not unavoidable. We’ve found that using a Virtual Private Network – or VPN – to be a handy solution. You select a server in your home country and then watch as if you were sat back at home on your couch.

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 fixtures

Semi-finals

Spain vs Australia – Friday, September 13 – Times TBD

Argentina vs France – Friday, September 13 – Times TBD

Final

SF1 vs SF2 – Sunday, September 13 – 8pm local time (8am ET, 5am PT, 10pm AEST)

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More than 60,000 attendees and over 250 exhibitors and speakers from more than 90 countries are expected to take part in the Oracle OpenWorld 2019 event.

The four-day event, with over 2,200 educational sessions, will take place from September 16 to 19, at Moscone Centre in San Francisco, California, US.

This year, Oracle is bringing a more human-centred focus to its products and solutions with a focus on digital transformation, led by demos and hands-on labs.

The main absence from the event will be its co-Chief Executive Mark Hurd, who is taking a leave of absence from the company for health reasons, and his duties will be shared by co-CEO Safra Catz and Oracle co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison.

The year looks better for the cloud industry due to the global economic instability as organisations are moving to the cloud to cut costs and improve operational efficiency by using artificial intelligence and cognitive technologies.

According to research firm Gartner, worldwide IT spending is forecast to reach $3.74 trillion in 2019, an increase of 0.6% from 2018 while the enterprise software market will experience the strongest growth in 2019, reaching $457 billion, up 9% from $419 billion in 2018 and another 10.9% in 2020 to total $507 billion.

The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.5% in 2019 to total $214.3 billion, up from $182.4b in 2018,

While SaaS represents a $95 billion market in 2019 compared to $80b in 2018, the biggest out of the cloud spending, it will grow to $143.7b in 2022.

Autonomy gains traction

Oracle’s cloud-related success mostly lies with SaaS [software as a service] applications, so Oracle, a services company rather than a product company, will focus on IaaS [infrastructure as a service] and next-generation autonomous cloud database at the event.

An autonomous database is a cloud database that eliminates complexity, human error and manual management associated with database tuning, security, backups and updates; tasks traditionally performed by the database administrators (DBAs).

According to research firm International Data Corporation’s Public Cloud Services Tracker in April, Oracle gained the most market share globally out of all enterprise applications SaaS vendors for three years in a row.

In fiscal 2018, the company’s revenue from applications totalled $11 billion and its co-CEO Hurd said that it could be doubled to $22 billion by migrating its existing on-premises business to SaaS platform.

With a focus on autonomous database, Oracle will unveil updates to Oracle Database 19c, which runs both on-premises and in the cloud and reveal more details about its partnership with Microsoft in a bid to improve interoperability between Azure and Oracle’s IaaS, known as Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

“Autonomy is the defining attribute of a Generation 2 Cloud,” said Ellison.

“The autonomous database is the most successful new product in Oracle’s history. We added more than 500 new autonomous database cloud customers in the first quarter and expect to more than double that in the second quarter. We now have over 2,000 customers, paying customers, for the autonomous database.”

Next growth phase

The US software giant, with decades of database software and technologies and having a strong penetration in the enterprise space, is gearing up for the next growth phase in cloud services.

 “Oracle’s response to autonomous is a critical element for dealing with enterprise-wide security as it gives a greater level of agility for organisations to differentiate and optimise their business, well beyond the competition,” Richard Smith, senior vice-president, UKII, ECEMEA and South Clusters for Technology at Oracle.

Oracle’s competitors offer the ability to automate scaling and backups but what Oracle is offering is intelligent and self-managing database by eliminating human administrative access with the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning in a bid to bring a high degree of automation to routine administrative tasks.

Oracle offers two types of autonomous databases – Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) and Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP).

 “Autonomous Data Warehouse is a capability that we are seeing now in the cloud. ATP, which will be launched soon, will allow customers to deal with autonomous capabilities and also deploy in a very scalable environment to allow customers to scale up or down, with their computing requirements around transaction processing,” he said.

Based on deep machine learning and artificial intelligence, he said that autonomous capabilities are built on every component of the portfolio.

 “Data is the new battleground but businesses are struggling to keep up with tight IT budgets and the volume of data growing exponentially”, Smith said and added that Oracle is built on data applications portfolio more than four decades ago.

According to KuppingerCole, Oracle has been named as this year’s overall leader in database and big data security.

So, are you rrrrrrready to rrrrrrumble. We’re willing to bet that Tyson Fury is, as he prepares to put his undefeated streak on the line against Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin today. The showdown is all set for the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and you can live stream Fury vs Wallin as it happens – and no matter where you are – by following this guide.

The Gypsy King is back in the ring with his career back on track. You don’t need us to tell you that his unorthodox boxing style and showmanship means that any Fury fight is going to be just about unmissable.

It’s been just three months since the Gypsy King’s last fight on US soil, following his impressive, quick-fire win over Tom Schwarz back in June.

Fury will ultimately see today’s showdown with Otto Wallin as another stepping stone towards a much wanted rematch against Deontay Wilder following his controversial split-decision defeat against the WBC World Champion back in December. The 31-year-old English fighter has his own WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title on the line against Wallin, but will be rightly expecting a quick dispatch of his Swedish opponent.

For his part, Wallin will be looking to become the first Swedish world champion since 1959. With an equally unblemished record of 13 knockouts in a 20-fight career, the 31-year-old will be hoping to overcome a five inch height difference and limited top-rank fighting experience to pull off a shock that would rival Andy Ruiz’s win over Anthony Joshua earlier in the year.

You can live stream Tyson Fury vs Otto Wallin anywhere in the world using the guide below – check out your options for a fight you won’t want to miss. The cost varies quite a lot over the world, with the UK hosting an expensive PPV that’s undercut massively in the US by ESPN+.

Live stream Tyson Fury vs Otto Wallin from outside your country

If you’ve been looking forward to this fight and already know where to watch, your plans may be scuppered if you’re away from your home country now. That’s because broadcasters geo-block their coverage if you try to watch from abroad.

But there’s a clever workaround for this, which is perfectly legal (assuming the broadcaster’s Ts&Cs allow it) and it involves using a piece of software called a VPN – better that than trying to get some dodgy stream from Reddit.

How watch the Tyson Fury fight in the UK

Live stream Tyson Fury vs Otto Wallin in the US

How to watch Fury vs Wallin: Australia stream

At the time of writing, we can’t see any evidence that the Tyson Fury vs Otto Wallin fight will be shown at all. As a last resort, we suppose you could try downloading a VPN service and then signing up for an option from another country. We’ll be sure to update this section if we hear anything differently.

Rumors and patent leaks related to Microsoft’s still fabled foldable, dual-screen Surface device have been swirling around since 2018, with one even hinting at a 2020 release of a foldable Microsoft Surface with Android app compatibility. And yet such an actual device still has to be announced or revealed.

With Microsoft’s October 2 event mere weeks away, however, during which the Redmond behemoth is anticipated to release new Surface hardware as well as some Surface accessories, it’s unsurprising that a slew of fresh leaks has, well, surfaced. 

German online publication, WindowsUnited, for one, has recently spotted a new patent, which shows that Microsoft could utilize liquid-powered hinges on their rumored foldable Surface devices.

Fluid-filled hinge for Surface devices

Patent for liquid-powered hinges

Published this month on WIPO, this patent reveals that the company is working on a hinged device with a flexible OLED display and a hinge that can be filled with a semi-viscous fluid. This fluid, according to The Verge, should help Microsoft’s foldable Surface devices to bend and move into different positions easily, as well as reduce stress on their displays.

Unlike earlier leaks, this patent actually describes this liquid-powered hinged device in great detail, paying close attention to the hinge itself and complete with illustrations that showcase Microsoft’s conceptual structural designs.

In addition, the patent reveals that it’s been filed by “Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.” This could mean that Microsoft’s partners and other PC manufacturers would be able to license this liquid-powered hinge design. This will potentially give mainstream consumers a wide range of options, if they ever want to get their hands on such a device.

Whether or not this liquid-powered hinge will be utilized in the Surface Centaurus dual-screen laptop, which is rumored to launch later in 2019, has yet to be determined. We might not actually see it implemented on foldable devices until 2020, considering the timing.

Still, if Microsoft decides to combine it with its nifty multi-function buttons, which were patented in July 2019, alongside other innovative designs, it just might be worth the wait.

You might have noticed that Apple released a few new smartphones recently – including the iPhone 11 Pro, and while the Cupertino company gushed about its latest handsets, it became ever more apparent that it seems almost completely uninterested in its Macs and MacBooks.

I can sort of understand why. Smartphones are still thought of as exciting and modern, and they are a reliable way of getting people to fork out their hard-earned money every few years.

Laptops like the MacBook, however, are seen more as everyday workhorses that are there to do a job, but aren’t the status symbols they once were. They’ve lost their cool. While Apple once was a computer company, it’s now essentially a phone manufacturer.

A phone manufacturer that actually wants to be a camera maker. Surely the reason why Apple stuck three ugly lenses on the iPhone Pro, and spent most of its launch event talking about the photo and video capabilities of its new phones, was because it desperately wants to be Canon or Nikon – not Nokia. I can’t actually remember Apple talking about phone calls or 5G or anything that you’d use to make phone calls with. Using a phone to call people? Why, that’s almost as boring as a laptop!

iPhone 11 Pro in Midnight Green

Admit it Apple – you just want to make a camera

But taking photos? That’s what all the cool kids are doing, so let’s make a camera that can also make a few phone calls.

So I get it, I do. But, for anyone who still thinks of Apple as a computer company, for anyone who uses MacBooks and Macs, Apple’s neglect of that side of things is beginning to frustrate.

Falling out of love

So, what do I mean when I say Apple is neglecting its PC side of the business? After all, Apple has recently released new versions of its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops. Surely, that means it still has an interest in its laptops?

In fact, I’d argue that Apple’s latest refreshes of its MacBooks is a clear sign of how disinterested Apple is in its laptops.

After all, there were no big new features, nor any changes to the designs of the laptops. Apple even stuck with the hated Butterfly switch keyboard, despite widespread reports of the keyboards failing. If Apple really cared, surely it would have at least changed the keyboard, rather than tinkering around the edges.

Instead, the only upgrades this year’s models have is slightly improved specs – certainly nothing to get excited about.

Imagine if Apple treated the iPhone like it does its MacBooks – only a slight specs upgrade every year – there’d be rioting in the streets. OK, maybe not. But the lines outside the Apple Stores on their launch days would certainly be shorter.

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019)

That bloody keyboard remains

New MacBooks coming?

Now, there have been rumors that a more revolutionary MacBook Pro refresh is coming at some point – with hints of a MacBook Pro 16-inch device launching with a (praise Tim Cook) new keyboard.

However, there wasn’t even a hint of that at Apple’s latest event. But if Apple is planning a major redesign, and had released the existing 2019 MacBooks as simply devices aimed at tiding people over until the new – more exciting – MacBook is announced, then this is a risky strategy.

Not only will it annoy anyone who bought a 2019 MacBook, only to find a few months later that it’s been completely superseded, but it has allowed Apple’s laptop competitors to catch up – and in some cases overtake them.

Apple used to be the go-to laptop maker if you wanted a thin, light and powerful device. However, many Windows PCs now offer premium designs that are just as impressive. Known as ‘Ultrabooks’, these Intel-powered Windows laptops offer stunning designs and performance that in many cases blows MacBooks out of the water. Apple took its eye off the ball, and companies like Asus, Dell and even Microsoft have been keen to step up.

Not only that, but while Apple is stubbornly sticking to the same tried and tested form factor, other laptop makers are trying out new and innovative designs. Sure, not all of them are successes (we weren’t convinced by the dual-screen Asus ZenBook Pro Duo, for instance) but at least they are doing something different.

At least companies like Asus are innovating with laptops

A victim of its own success

In many ways, I think Apple’s neglect of MacBooks is because they do what they do so well. Apple arguably nailed the design years ago, so even without a major overhaul in the looks department, MacBooks remain some of the thinnest and best looking laptops in the world.

The solid build quality (keyboard issues aside) also means MacBooks can last years without their owners feeling like they need to upgrade. Sadly, I don’t think Apple is that interested in the type of customer that buys one of their devices once every five or six years. 

With the iPhone and Apple Watch (and to a certain extent, iPad), Apple has convinced a heck of a lot of people that they need to buy the latest version every year. That’s a money tree it’s keen to keep harvesting from, even if it leads to leaving other aspects of its business to lie fallow.

Perhaps Apple will release an exciting new MacBook. Maybe it will find its passion for laptops once again. But, there are now so many alternatives that do just as good a job – if not better – that Apple might find it’s left it too late.

For years, musicians Mike Einziger and Ann Marie Calhoun wanted to provide music fans a better sound experience when they were on tour. Sure, fans who got front-row seats had a great experience, but what about the fans who sat behind the speakers or those sitting in the back? Most of the time all those folks can hear is the people around them.

It was a problem that plagued Calhoun and Einziger when they were on tour with Hans Zimmer, and one that didn’t seem to have a good universal solution that could work in every venue around the world. So they made one. 

The culmination of Calhoun and Einziger’s work is called Mixhalo – a software solution that interfaces directly to a venue’s soundboard and broadcasts the mix locally to anyone with an app at the show through a private wireless network. It’s a platform that could radically change how you’ll listen to artists at venues all across the US – and, if things go well, all across the world.

Music for the masses 

The benefits of Mixhalo are pretty obvious to anyone who’s ever sat in the back of a crowded arena during a show: the app allows you to hear more of the music and less of the crowd. 

But, according to the two co-founders and its CEO Marc Ruxin, it’s more than that: It’s not only about balancing the scales of auditoriums and giving everyone a chance to hear quality music, but it also allows fans to still hear the music if they need to get up out of their seats and, at a big festival like Coachella, Lollapalooza or Outside Lands, to hear what’s happening on other stages.

And so far, it seems people like what they hear – the company has already announced a $10.7 million Series A financing led by Foundry Group and has worked with globally recognized acts like Bruno Mars and Metallica – the latter of whom, Calhoun and Einziger told us, actually used Mixhalo to showcase every individual instrument by creating a separate stream in the app.

Mixhalo antennas were attached to the poles in the center of festival as well as the outer edges.

The magic behind Mixhalo is the local wireless network that it sets up at each venue. Once you’re within range of the network, the free downloadable app on your phone will show you the different stages available, and you can connect to a live feed from the soundboard. Plug a pair of headphones into your phone and you’ll hear the music from the stage in real time. 

The technology’s biggest public demonstration happened earlier this year at Aerosmith’s live show in Las Vegas where Mixhalo teamed up with audio brand THX, but the team plans on taking it festivals all across the US – including last month’s Outside Lands festival in San Francisco where we were able to go hands on with the audio app and meet its co-founders.

Front-row sound from the back of a festival 

So how exactly can you use the app? Well before anyone arrived at the festival Mixhalo and its core team arrived to setup. They needed to install a number of antennas in sections of San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Park and create the network that we’d later use to hear the bands on stage through the app.

“Knowing the challenge of building a technology platform that could deliver this experience to every fan in venues of all sizes, I was skeptical it could be done,” said Ryan McIntyre, managing director of Foundry Group, the company that’s helped Mixhalo raise funding. 

“However, once I experienced Mixhalo at the tiny Fox Theater in Boulder and then at the Aerosmith show in Las Vegas, I was convinced of the technology.”

Situated all around the show’s main stage and two side stages the antennas would provide a sort of wireless mesh for the app to tap into. As long as you stood within the covered area and had the app turned on, you could tune into any one of the venue’s stages. Unfortunately that means that you’re unable to tune into a concert while you’re at home but, according to Mixhalo’s team, it’s better like that as they’d have to negotiate streaming rights for every show.

By the time we arrived at Outside Lands, everything was setup and fully functioning and all we needed to do is pop open the app the see the stages. Once we picked a stage, we popped on a pair of headphones and could hear the music coming from that stage in real-time and seemingly Hi Res quality. 

It’s a pretty elegant solution for a complex problem… mostly.

It’s not all music to our ears 

Of course, setting up a wireless network the size of Golden Gate Park comes with its own set of challenges – some of which Mixhalo is still ironing out the kinks for. 

One of its biggest issues is that the antennas that broadcast the signal are obviously limited in number and range – meaning in some areas the app has spotty reception and in others there’s no reception at all. When that happens the Mixhalo app will tell you that you’ve lost connection and tells you to move closer to an antenna.

Mixhalo, both the company and the app, also needs to borrow a small amount of bandwidth from the venue that’s hosting the event. In the case of Outside Lands, the team piggybacked off the vendor network, a good solution, but one that could present a challenge in which there’s limited connectivity.

You also can’t ignore that the antennas are a big part of the solution. They’ll need to be at every show that wants to use Mixhalo – which means they’ll need to be transported and setup ahead of the show. That means planning time, coordination and collaboration between Mixhalo’s team and the venue.

That said, all this falls on the shoulders of Marc Ruxin’s team – besides the dropped signal, these aren’t things that you as a concert-goer have to care about; as long as there’s signal, you get front-row sound anywhere in the venue.

It’s nice to be able to walk away to grab a beer or use the bathroom and still hear the music.

The future of live audio 

The Mixhalo demonstration we went to centered around live concerts, which makes sense given its founders backgrounds – Calhoun is a world-renowned violinist and key collaborator with Hans Zimmer for a number of his movie soundtracks while Einziger is the lead guitarist and co-founder of the band Incubus. 

And yet, while live concerts present a good opportunity for Mixhalo, both founders say that concert venues are just the beginning – they see a future in using Mixhalo as a way to listen to sports games, eSports tournaments, business conferences and other public events, all of which could make use of Mixhalo.

There’s also been talk of integrating the Mixhalo app into a pair of headphones, though, Calhoun and Einziger still encourage people to bring their own headphones for the time being. “We don’t want to force people to spend a lot of money to get this experience,” Calhoun told us. “We want everyone to be able to access it with whichever headphones they already own.”

With that said, if you see pairs of headphones at the next festival you go to, you’ll know why.

We’re in to the last weekend of what’s been a fiery US Open, full of shocks and surprises – but the last tennis major of the 2019 season isn’t over yet. The last two standing in the men’s draw and women’s draws are ready to do battle and so we’ve compiled this handy guide for getting a US Open live stream online or on TV, no matter where you are in the world.

Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are both out. With the women, Serena Williams is ready to make up for her meltdown in last year’s final. She’s looking to get to US Open title number seven (7!) and will face Bianca Andreescu in Saturday’s final. Williams is now odds-on to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 women’s Grand Slam singles titles.

On the men’s side, that leaves Rafael Nadal as the clear favorite to add to his previous three titles here. He got past the relatively unknown Matteo Berrettini in the semis, with the much fancied Daniil Medvedev up against him in his first Grand Slam final.

For the 139th time, the best of the best from the tennis world will come together for the US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York City to battle it out for glory and to see who has the best hard-court game. This year there’s a bumper prize money pot of more than $57 million up for grabs at, including $3.9 million for each singles champion.

Make sure you don’t miss any of the tennis by following our US Open live stream guide below.

Live stream the US Open tennis 2019 from outside your country

For your watching options in the US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, we have more details below – just scroll down the page.

But if you try to watch your domestic coverage from somewhere outside your home country, you’ll soon find a problem…geo-blocking. That’s where the broadcaster prevents you from watching the feed overseas.

How to watch Serena and the rest: US live stream

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So here she is again – Serena Williams is back in the Arthur Ashe Stadium for her tenth(!) US Open women’s final. And that means she’s only two sets away from finally equalling Margaret Court’s record of tennis Grand Slam singles titles. Canadian Bianca Andreescu is the player to beat and you can see the outcome of this one by following our guide to getting a Williams vs Andreescu live stream today.

Last year’s final was one to forget for Serena – it was actually rather sad seeing her unravel in front of the partisan home crowd. But we all know just how good this legend of the game is and, at 37-years-old she will be as determined as ever to lift the US Open title for the seventh time in her extraordinary career.

It was Naomi Osaka standing in her way last year and this time around her opponent is even younger – the 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu from north of the border. While Serena will of course be favorite, the Canadian will recall with relish that she came out victorious in their only match to date. OK, so that was by default when Serena retired hurt during their Rogers Cup final match last month. But Andreescu will need to take every mental positive she can get going into this one.

Make sure you don’t miss any of the 2019 US Open women’s final – follow our Serena Williams vs Bianca Andreescu live stream guide below – it doesn’t even matter where on Earth you are.

Live stream US Open tennis 2019 from outside your country

For your watching options in the US, UK (where interestingly Amazon Prime video has the rights), Australia, Canada and New Zealand, we have more details below – just scroll down the page.

But if you try to watch your domestic coverage of this final from somewhere outside your home country, you’ll soon find a problem…geo-blocking. That’s where the broadcaster prevents you from watching the feed overseas.

How to watch Serena in the final in the US

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Ready to rumble? UFC 242 is here and it’s one we heartily recommend that you do not miss. After Khabib Nurmagomedov destroyed the quite literally ‘Notorious’ Conor McGregor through submission last year, he immediately became the fighter everyone feared. Now, he’s back to defend his UFC Lightweight Championship belt. In other words, cancel all of your Saturday plans, watching a UFC 242 live stream should be your only goal.

With 27 wins, 0 losses and one of the most controversial feuds in UFC history under his (lightweight) belt, Khabib would need a pretty fearless fighter to take him on for his title – enter the American Dustin Poirier.

Poirier might not have quite the impressive track record Khabib has, but after leaving Max Holloway in the dust back in April he’s proved he is the person to take on Khabib. Especially as he holds the interim UFC Lightweight title.

And it’s not just today’s main fight to get hyped about. Watching a UFC 242 live stream will mean catching Edson Barboza vs Paul Felder, a fight that really began back in July, 2015 when the two fighters first went head-to-head, with Barboza pulling out a unanimous win. Now, Felder is back for blood. And not to mention ‘The Tasmanian Devil’ Davi Ramos vs Islam Makhachev, two well matched fighters, likely to push way into the rounds in a fist for fist marathon. In other words, UFC 242 is looking like a event you will not want to miss.

No matter what weight class, which fighter or which style you’re there for, we’ll show you how to live stream UFC 242’s main card today from anywhere in the world.

Live stream UFC 242 from outside your country

Worry not if you’re a huge UFC fan but aren’t in the country to watch UFC 242 today. If you find the coverage is geo-blocked, you can try using a VPN to change your IP address to a country where the fights are airing and watch this week’s main card just as if you were back at home.

How to watch UFC 242 online in the US exclusively on ESPN

Live stream UFC 242 in the UK 

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IFA is always a great time to check out the latest in headphones, speakers, soundbars (and just about any other audio gadgets you can think of), and IFA 2019 was no exception. 

We didn’t see much in the way of groundbreaking, never-seen-before innovation; instead, the pervading trend at IFA 2019 was for brands big and small to build on their existing technology, making their products better than ever before.

So, without further ado, here’s the very best audio technology we saw at Europe’s biggest tech show this year. 

The best speaker: Sonos Move

Sonos has everything from soundbars to imposing architectural wireless speakers, but until now, it’s never released a portable Bluetooth speaker. 

Having waited this long, Sonos needed to release something really special to fill this gap in its range, and it has – the Sonos Move impressed us with its flexibility, ranging from on-the-go portable playback to being part of an in-the-home multi room set-up.

Read our hands on Sonos Move review

The best soundbar: Anker Nebula Soundbar – Fire TV Edition

Not content with being embedded into smartphones, tablets, web browsers and your home’s smart speakers, Amazon is continuing its push into televisions – and surprisingly, soundbars

The Anker Nebula Soundbar – Fire TV Edition comes with Fire TV built-in, so that means you can use it to watch Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, and more. It also contains the smarts of Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa, so you can navigate your TV with your voice alone. 

Sound-wise, it’s got dual built-in subwoofers, so it should sound pretty bassy, while a 2:1 channel design means you get room-filling sound.

turntable

The best turntable: Audio-Technica AT-LP5x 

We’ve had only the briefest of sessions with the AT-LP5x, but even at this early stage it’s hard to find fault – there’s a commitment to good materials, the ability to digitalize your records, and a flexibility for adding other audio components of your choice that makes for a turntable that will grow along with your love of vinyl.

The lack of Bluetooth connectivity may put off those who want to avoid frustrating their speaker setup with annoying cables, but even so, that wired connectivity is usually seen as a plus within the audiophile community, many of whom believe it offers a higher level of audio quality.

Read our hands on Audio-Technica AT-LP5x review

sony headphones

The best headphones: Sony WI-1000XM2

Sony has a fantastic reputation for creating outstanding noise-canceling headphones, and the brand is hoping for another win with its new WI-1000XM2 wireless neckband earbuds. 

The new headphones build on the class-leading design of their predecessors, packing in an updated noise -cancelation processor – the same one that’s used in our all-time favorite true wireless earbuds, the Sony WF-1000XM3s. 

Noise cancelation is excellent, and the sound quality on offer appears to be very good indeed based on the short time we spent testing them – battery life could be better, though. 

Read our hands on Sony WI-1000XM2 wireless headphones review

Special mention: Philips OLED+984 TV

You may be surprised to find a TV in an audio round up, but the Philips OLED+984 is like no other, sporting the most advanced sound system ever fitted to a television.

The OLED+984 immediately sets itself apart from your average set thanks to a protruding tubular tweeter enclosure that nestles above a hanging soundbar-style main driver array – created in partnership with British audio specialist Bowers & Wilkins.

That unique design means that you don’t need to shell out for an additional soundbar, making it easier than ever before to achieve a fantastic home cinema setup in your living room.

Read our hands on Philips OLED+984 review

Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones Buying Guide: Welcome to TechRadar’s round-up of the best noise-cancelling headphones you can buy in 2019.

Commuting well and truly sucks – but it doesn’t have to. One of the big reasons it’s such an annoyance is it can be really noisy. Whether you’re on a plane, train, bus, or even walking down a busy street, white noise, crying babies, and noisy conversations can leave you feeling drained by the time you arrive at your destination.

Often the best solution is tuning out the world and listening to your own music, audiobooks, podcasts or movies with zero distractions from loud fellow commuters.

This is why we’re eternally grateful that noise-cancelling headphones exist. These wonders of the modern era totally tune out any unwanted sounds, allowing you to reach aural nirvana – even if it’s only for the duration of a flight or a train journey. 

They’re vital for any adventure you’re about to embark upon – whether it’s a multi-hour flight or a train ride that’s part of your every day commute – so to help you pick out a pair of headphones that deliver all of the above in spades, we’ve put together a list of the top noise-cancelling headphones, listed below.

How to buy noise-cancelling headphones

So what do you want to look for when looking for a pair of the best noise-cancelling headphones? Look for anything with the words “active noise-cancellation technology” on it.

Active noise cancellation involves some pretty interesting processes to cancel out sound. Along with the padding which passively blocks sound, microphones planted in the ear wells of headphones actively analyze the ambient noise level and reflect sound waves back into your ear that work to zap the outside noise. The goal is to hear nothing but the music, or whatever it is you’re listening to.

Active noise cancelling headphones are more effective at what they do, but the downside is that this noise cancellation requires batteries in order to function, which means you’ll have to remember to keep them charged.

Now that you know all that, you’re ready to choose a set. Let’s take a look at the best noise-cancelling headphones around:

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What are the best noise-cancelling headphones?

The Sony WH-1000XM3 are the best noise-cancelling headphones in the world two years running. Sure, they might be a small refinement of last year’s excellent WH-1000XM2, but subtle tweaks like using USB-C instead of microUSB and  adding padding along the bridge help make Sony’s award-winning cans even better.

So why does everyone love these Sony headphones so much? Well, it’s exceptionally good at cancelling outside noise. Put a pair on while vacuuming and you’ll barely hear the motor running. 

For music lovers, the Sony WH-1000XM3 features aptX HD and Sony LDAC, two of the best ways to listen to Hi-Res music from your phone without a wire. Finally, all of Sony’s flagship headphones offer both Google Assistant and, starting in 2019, Alexa support, making them not only the best noise-cancelling cans on the market but some of the smartest, too.

Read the full review: Sony WH-1000XM3

If you can find a pair, the Sony WH-1000XM2 are still some of the best noise-cancelling headphones around: They sound great, deftly wield noise cancellation technology and cost just as much as a pair of Bose QC35s. 

They might have a slightly shorter battery life than Bose’s flagship over-ear headphones, but Sony’s WH-1000XM2 outclass the QC35 in terms of performance and feature-set.  

You’d want to pick these Sony headphones over the Bose because not only do they provide the same level of awesome noise-cancellation, but they have three neat tricks that Bose just doesn’t have on its older headphones: one is an ambient noise mode that only lets in mid-to-high frequency tones (announcements over a loudspeaker, for instance) and another being Quick Attention mode that allows you to let in all outside noise without taking off the headphones. (The latter is perfect when giving a drink order on a plane or speaking to a coworker for a brief moment before diving back into your work.) 

The last trick Sony has up its sleeve is the LDAC codec. Alongside the widely adopted aptX HD standard, LDAC enables Hi-Res Audio playback using the 1000XM2.

Great-sounding, feature-packed and just as affordable as the competition? The Sony WH-1000XM2 are a solid all-around pick for noise-cancelling cans.

Read the full review: Sony WH-1000XM2

Bose QuietComfort 25

The Bose QuietComfort 25 are the best noise-cancelling headphones we’ve ever used. We say that as a publication who strives for maximum performance per dollar when purchasing headphones. We say that as someone who believes that, in most circumstances, you can find a cheaper product that performs as well, if not better, than a more expensive option if you do some research.

But, in the case of the Bose QuietComfort 25, that’s simply not true. They are still the best noise-cancelling headphones on the planet in 2018.

If you want the same level of excellent noise-cancellation as the Bose QC35s but want to save a bit of money, consider opting for the last-generation QC25s. (The biggest sacrifice you’ll be making is wireless.) 

Nevertheless, the QC25s are a finely-tuned set of headphones that provide over 35 hours of very good noise-cancelling performance with one AAA battery.

Read the full review: Bose QuietComfort 25

Coming in at the number two spot is the Bose QuietComfort 35 II – a nearly identical product to the already-excellent Bose QuietComfort 35 but updated for 2018 with Google Assistant. This means you still get the class-leading noise cancellation Bose is known for, good sound quality and incredible comfort, plus a convenient assistant to answer any inquiries you might have while traveling.  

Taken as a whole, the Bose QC35 II NC is an excellent headphone for travelers and commuters. Bose has found a good balance of features that will satisfy most mainstream listeners. While we don’t love them as much as the better-sounding Sony WH-1000XM2, they’re still top of the class for noise cancellation.

Read the full review: Bose QuietComfort 35 II

If you prefer on-ear noise-cancellation, then the AKG N60NC Wireless are a great pair of headphones. 

At their mid-range price point the headphones offer fantastic value for money, with great sound quality and a level of noise-cancellation performance that’s on a level with the much more premium entries on this list. 

These are a fantastically compact pair of headphones, and offer a very complete package for the price. 

Read the full review: AKG N60NC Wireless

With noise-cancelling tech just as effective as that in headphones from rival Bose, and with a more musical sonic ability, the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC are a definite contender for the noise-cancelling crown. More affordable and easy to travel with, these lightweight headphones are a great value all-rounder, whether for flights, commuter trains or busy offices. 

Design-wise, the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNCs seem a more slimmed-down, lighter and more focused effort than the bulky and expensive alternatives from Bose and Sony; and crucially, the HD 4.50 BTNCs are just as good with audio, and almost as good on noise-canceling. Whether you’re after noise canceling for long-haul ravel, for the commute, or just to stay more productive in a noisy office, the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNCs are worth considering. 

Read the full review: Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

The PXC 550’s greatest strength is their sound. Other wireless noise-cancelling headphones might offer a better user interface or better noise-cancellation technology, but ultimately none of the above match up to the sound quality of these Sennheisers. 

However, that said, there are a couple of irritations that prevent us from being able to fully and unreservedly recommend them, such as unresponsive touch controls. These annoyances aren’t quite deal-breakers, but there are definitely other noise-cancelling headphones out there that don’t suffer from the same issues.

Read the full review: Sennheiser PXC 550

Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones

The Samsung Level On Pro Wireless are one of the few headphones we’ve tested that feel like they’re meant as a package deal for another device. Yes they’ll work with every Bluetooth and 3.5mm jack-equipped handset on the market, but you’re better off sticking to a Samsung device in order to squeeze every ounce of aural goodness from the Ultra High Quality (UHQ) audio codec.

It’s one of the comfiest pair of cans on the market, and they’re also much cheaper than a lot of the competition. If it had a better sound quality for the vast majority of cell phone users it would be an easy recommendation but, as it stands, really makes the most sense at checkout when purchased alongside Samsung’s Next Big Thing.

Read the full review: Samsung Level On Pro Wireless Headphones

Sony WF-1000XM3

It’s not often you’ll find a pair of wired earbuds, let alone a pair of true wireless earbuds on a list of the best noise-cancelling headphones; considering it’s still rare to find the technology in earphones at all, the Sony WF-1000XM3s are very impressive indeed, and fully deserve a place in this roundup. 

The Sony WF-1000XM3s manage to offer a level of noise-cancellation that’s very good for a pair of earbuds – they won’t offer the same isolation as a pair of over-ear cans, but if you’re after a sleek form factor then the compromise is worth it. 

Not only are these hands down the best-looking true wireless headphones out there, but they combine serious noise cancelling tech with fist-pumping musicality. If you don’t want the inconvenience of carrying full-size cans, they’re a persuasive alternative.

Read the full review: Sony WF-1000XM3

If you haven’t found something quite to your liking so far, we have one last option for you to look at – the all-new Nura Nuraphone over-ear/in-ear hybrid. Their form factor means you’ve not only got an earbud sitting at the entrance of your ear canal, but also an over-ear cushion sitting over your entire ear. This effectively means you’ve got two physical barriers meaning that the noise from the outside world can’t get to your ears. While more traditional over-ear headphones do a better job offering useful features at a reasonable price, the Nuraphone will appeal to the more experimental audio crowd looking to be on the bleeding-edge of the next big thing.

Read our full review: Nuraphone Headphones

We’re constantly reviewing new noise-cancelling headphones, but let us know on Twitterif there is a set that you’d like us to take a look at.

Best Bluetooth Speakers Buying Guide: Welcome to TechRadar’s expert round-up of the bluetooth speakers you can buy in 2019. 

Bluetooth speakers are a great gadget to take to days at the beach, nights out in the garden, and picnics at the park. However, that doesn’t mean a great portable speaker isn’t extremely useful to have on hand at home while you take a relaxing bath or work in the garden.

That means, for many of us, we need to find a Bluetooth speaker that’ll see us through all kinds of occasions. Luckily, we’ve created a guide to help you find which portable, Bluetooth speaker is right for you. 

All of our recommendations are based on our detailed audio reviews and our expert knowledge of the speaker space. So, if you’re looking for a new portable speaker, then stick with us and we’ll help you decide which device will be best for bringing an amped-up version of your music anywhere and everywhere to pair with your top smartphone.

If you’re worried you’ll have to pay a big premium for good quality audio, then think again. There are lots of options for great speakers that’ll cost as much as your weekly trip to the grocery store. The only problem when you’re choosing a new speaker is that there are so many good ones for you to pick from, which can be overwhelming. 

We’re here to help. Here are some of our favorite, portable, audio companions that’ll let you pump out the tunes whether you’re in the garden, at the beach, on the slopes, camping, cooking or anywhere in-between. 

How to pick out the best Bluetooth speaker

There are so many speakers on the market, it can be difficult to figure out which Bluetooth speaker you need. Although it may seem like the choice is endless, there are plenty with unique selling points that’ll suit your needs. 

Some speakers are built with ultimate durability in mind, others are weather and waterproof for camping and tunes by the pool and some aren’t fit for the outdoors and would look pretty inside your home instead. 

If you’re having trouble figuring out which speaker might be best for you, start by picturing where you’re going to use it and find a speaker that matches that setting. That means if you’re a beach person, water- and dust-proofing are key.

If you’re a party person, you might want the ability to connect two speakers together or a speaker with multi-point pairing that allows multiple devices to connect at a time. Battery life and sound quality are paramount for all speakers, and we’ve our best to take these in the utmost consideration when creating our list.

That said, here are 10 of our favorite Bluetooth wireless speakers, ranked by their price-to-performance ratio, that will surely work for you.

 The best Bluetooth speakers of 2019:  

While we weren’t as impressed with the UE Boom 3 as we were with its predecessor, this is still the best Bluetooth speaker money can buy in 2019. This is a speaker that can get loud and not distort at higher volumes; be light enough to carry on a camping trip but remain durable enough to tumble in a bag unprotected. 

It’s both water- and dust-proof, and now has a one-touch mix button that lets you pull up your favorite playlists without ever picking up your phone. 

There are certainly more detailed speakers out there (see: Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin down below), but at a price that’s relatively affordable to all, the UE Boom 3 hits all the right notes for the third year in a row. 

Read the full review: UE Boom 3

The Bose SoundLink Revolve is an excellent sound speaker for folks looking for true 360-degree sound. It’s great for sharing music during a party or for moving around the room without losing audio fidelity. However, the Bose SoundLink Mini II sounds slightly better and is slightly cheaper to boot. 

On the debit side, it’s also not fully dust or waterproof so you’ll want to think twice before bringing the Revolve to the beach. 

For half the price, the Wonderboom is a great speaker that is completely dust and waterproof and while it can’t match the audio fidelity or features of the Bose, it’s still great for on-the-go listening. If bass is your game, the JBL Charge 3 is an excellent fully waterproof speaker that sounds great, but is big and heavy along with it.

Read the full review: Bose SoundLink Revolve

As a package, the JBL Charge 3 offers a compelling set of features and excellent sound quality to boot. It punches well above its weight, playing loudly and distortion-free. 

The Charge line of speakers have been on our shortlist of recommendations for a long time thanks to the way they combine great sound quality with the ability to charge your devices over USB. 

The latest iteration maintains JBL’s dominance in the portable Bluetooth speaker market.

Read the full review: JBL Charge 3

The Bose SoundLink Mini II is relatively ancient, having been released in June 2015. However, writing off the SoundLink Mini II because of its age would be a mistake, as it remains one of the best sounding wireless speakers. 

That said, it punches way above what its size would suggest, producing deep bass, sparkling highs and a lush midrange. While most wireless speakers sound OK, the Mini II proves that small speakers don’t need to compromise on sound, and other Bose conveniences like a charging pad. 

Read the full review: Bose SoundLink Mini II

When someone asks us for a recommendation for a waterproof speaker, the UE Roll 2 was always on the top of our list. We loved the Roll 2’s unique form factor, 50-foot wireless range and, obviously, it sounded good, too. Where it was lacking was in the bass department. Logitech, UE’s parent company, has fixed the Roll 2’s lack of bass by creating the appropriately named UE Wonderboom. 

In our eyes, the UE Wonderboom bests the Roll 2 in just about every way –except for the Roll 2’s handy bungee cord. Still, ignoring that, if you’re looking for one of the best waterproof Bluetooth speakers on the market today, it’s hard to do better than the UE Wonderboom. Plus, it comes in some interesting colors, including Avocado and…you guessed it, Unicorn.

Read the full review: UE Wonderboom

B&O created a hit with the Beoplay P2. It’s a well-designed speaker that’s extremely easy to use, has a well-built companion app, and it sounds great. On top of that, the speaker is ultra-portable without compromising on much bass content. Sure, you could get something a little bigger (and stereo) for the same price, but at this size the sound quality justifies the price. The smart gestures are a nice touch too, although we wouldn’t buy the device solely for that reason.

Read the full review: B&O Beoplay P2

The Marshall Kilburn might not appear to be the best choice in Bluetooth speakers. It’s large, heavy, doesn’t have USB charging and isn’t waterproof – plus, AED 1,299 is a lot to pay for a Bluetooth speaker. 

But none of this matters because the Kilburn sounds so darn good. 

Over a month’s time, we fell in love with the Kilburn’s design, feel and pristine sound quality. There’s no other portable Bluetooth speaker on the market quite like it. It’s a head turner and conversation piece. It’s a piece of audio art that you’ll be proud to show off to your friends during a party. 

Read the full review: Marshall Kilburn

It seems just about every speaker company has a wireless speaker that can take the abuse of being outdoors and Bose, a company most well-known for its brand of excellent noise-canceling headphones, is no different. If you’re looking for something from Bose to take with you on your next hike, the AED 549 SoundLink Color II is the company’s only splash-proof speaker that can stand up to the elements with an IPX4 rating. 

Read the full review: Bose SoundLink Color II

Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2

Bringing bluntness over refinement, the JBL Flip 4 is a good Bluetooth speaker for the rugged outdoorsman in your friend circle. It’s rough, tough design makes it perfect as a portable speaker to accompany all aspects of your life while its sound is solid without worrying your home audio system.

It’s all weather friendly design is a win, but a lack of definition and distinction in the mid-range ultimately means its sound quality is not quite up to scratch when compared with some, more high-end portable speakers.

Read the full review: JBL Flip 4

The newest speaker in the Denon Envaya line is one of the first speakers to absolutely blow us away in 2018. It offers powerful, room-filling sound that will sound great to most ears, plus comes with an IP67 rating, make it both dust and waterproof. It’s also built like a tank, making it one of the most durable speakers we’ve ever laid our hands on.

Despite a nearly flawless performance, the Envaya isn’t perfect: While sound quaity is full, powerful and rich, it doesn’t have the treble bite some like and the buttons located along the side can feel stiff and difficult to operate. These are ultimately minor complaints, however, and the Denon Envaya remains a great Bluetooth speaker – easily one of the best you can buy this year.

Read the full review: Denon Envaya (DSB-250BT)

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If you’re looking for the best action camera, then you’ve come to the right place. Action cameras are unlike any other kind of camera. They’re designed to be attached to helmets, surfboards, cars and other objects, and they’re small, tough and simple to operate, with a lens that captures the world in high-definition video.

Their small size and dramatic POV (‘point of view’) footage has made them popular with extreme sports participants, who capture their adventures by attaching cameras to themselves or their equipment. They’re also used by TV production companies where using a regular video camera would be impossible. 

You don’t have to be an adrenaline-junkie or filming your own TV show. Action cameras are also great fun for the family, especially on days out or vacations when you simply want to hit record and document you time together. 

Who makes the best action camera though? GoPro is without question the market leader – in fact, they invented this whole action camera genre. They’re not alone though, with a number of new rivals out there to tempt you. 

When it comes to key features on action cameras, most now shoot 4K footage, though some do these better than others, offering faster frame rates for buttery-smooth footage, while the very best action cameras have slick image stabilization systems to make the most of this. 

While action cameras are principally for shooting video, the best action cameras also shoot pretty decent still images as well, though don’t expect anything better than a point-and-shoot compact camera. 

Other features to consider when looking for the best action camera include Wi-Fi, GPS and touchscreen control. These all bump up the price, and while they are invaluable in some situations, you can still get great footage without them.

Before we look at our top picks of the best action cameras you can buy right now, GoPro has just announced three new action cameras

The top of the range GoPro Hero7 Black replaces Hero6 Black and is our best action camera pick right now. We’d even recommend you now avoid the Hero6 Black. Don’t get us wrong, it’s not a bad action camera at all, it’s very good, but with the price of the older model only a little less than the Hero7 Black, you’re better off spending your money on the newer model. 

 While it may share pretty much of the same headline video specs as the Hero6 Black that it replaces, the Hero7 Black offers a number of big improvements. The most significant of this is the addition of GoPro’s all-new HyperSmooth image stabilization technology. It really is very impress, delivering gimbal-smooth video footage. TimeWarp video is a further new feature, one that combines the idea of regular frame-by-frame time-lapse shooting (which you can still do separately) with HyperSmooth – essentially, a stabilised hyperlapse, while the user interface has been overhauled for a much better user experience. Delivering buttery-smooth 4K video footage the Hero7 Black is the best action camera you can buy. 

 Read our in-depth GoPro Hero7 Black review 

It may have been overshadowed by the new Hero6 Black, but the Hero5 Black still has a lot to offer. Shooting 4K footage up to 30fps, video footage is incredibly smooth, while the ability to shoot stills in raw format brings even more flexibility. Waterproof down to 10m without the need for a protective case, it’s also simple to use, while the addition of a rear touchscreen, voice control and GPS make it one of the most feature-packed cams currently available.

Read our in-depth GoPro Hero5 Black review

Bullet shape cams might have fallen out of fashion recently thanks to GoPro and its box-shaped cameras, but the TomTom Bandit bucks the trend. In fact, the Bandit packs features that other manufacturers will need to follow if they’re to keep up with this newcomer. Taking years of GPS experience, TomTom has built in a series of sensors that not only record location but speed and G-force too, so that when these sensors pick up that something exciting has happened they automatically tag the footage. Back in the pub and with the app open and connected, a quick shake of your phone and the app will automatically edit your footage ready for upload. It really couldn’t be easier.

Read the full review: TomTom Bandit

Olymous TG-Tracker

The TG-Tracker’s futuristic design is hard to miss with an ultra wide 204 degree lens fronting a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor. Headline video resolutions include 4k at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps and an impressive 240fps at 720p for slow motion capture. This is an action camera ready for anything and even features a small LED video light built in. Sensors are the big news for the Tracker with GPS, compass, acceleration sensors plus a barometer and thermometer all capturing data from inside the compact case. The intel from these can all be displayed when viewing back the footage or in the video edit so you can show just how extreme you are. What’s more, it’s waterproof to 30m, features built in stabilization and can withstand temperatures down to -10C.

Read the full review: Olympus TG-Tracker

How often do you take an action cam underwater? Most people never will, so in some regard the YI 4K ActionCam is about cutting corners, but what it leaves out – GPS, voice control, auto-upload, and raw shooting – are hardly core features. In fact, it gives as much as it takes, with a large and responsive touchscreen, a big battery and a fast file transfers. It may lack a few niceties – and we would include lens distortion correction and image stabilisation in that list – but the YI 4K Action Cam remains a great value addition to any adventurer’s kit bag.

Read the full review: YI 4K Action Camera

All action cameras are now promising 4K at 30fps, but Sony’s effort is about a lot more than just resolution and frame rate. The diminutive FDR-X3000R’s biggest claim is Balanced Optical SteadyShot (B.O.SS) image stabilization, which works across all resolutions and recording modes. It also includes an underwater housing – a rarity in the action camera market – and comes with a wearable, mountable live view remote, a smartwatch-sized contraption that allows the FDR-X3000R to be operated from afar, and its images previewed in real time.

Read the full review: Sony FDR-X3000R

Garmin Virb XE

The original Garmin Virb introduced motion sensors and GPS tracking to action cameras, adding an extra element to capturing the action, like the TomTom Bandit. Building on the solid foundation of the original Virb, Garmin has revisited the design, losing the bullet shape and remodeling the camera around the popular ‘box’ style. This new shape makes chest mounting far easier and, as with the original, the build quality is excellent. The XE offers increased video quality, it’s waterproof without an additional case, features Wi-Fi along with compatible app and software, this all makes the Virb XE one of the best action cameras at present.

Read the full review: Garmin Virb XE

GoPro Hero4 Session

The Hero5 Session follows on from the Hero4 Session, stripping back the action camera concept to its basics, but sharing many of the same specs as the Hero5 Black. That includes 4K video capture up to 30fps, image stabilisation, voice control and is waterproof down to 10m. The large Record button on the top starts and stops recording so there’s no worrying about different modes and options – that’s all handled by the app (though it does have a simple menu system if you wish). Back to basics, but still captures the quality of video that you’d expect from GoPro.

Read the full review: GoPro Hero5 Session

The SJCAM SJ7 delivers some good-looking footage, especially when shooting in 4K. However, this budget GoPro Hero5 rival doesn’t boast the sort of professional features offered by the biggest name in the action camera game, such as voice activation, GPS and the ability to make quick and easy video clips via a smartphone app. If you want a action camera that delivers strong footage at a fraction of the price though, then the SJCAM SJ7 Star is worth a look.

Read our in-depth SJCAM SJ7 Star review

While the Hero 7 Black is the top of the GoPro pile, the Silver fills the void beneath this and while it can’t quite pull off all the fancy tricks as its big brother, it’s priced far aggressively, especially once you see just how much tech you still get. 

This includes stabilised 4K video recording, waterproofing down to 10m, together with a 2-inch touchscreen on the back and Voice Control that allows you to instruct the camera to perform almost all main functions without you raising a finger. A fine choice for first-time users. 

We can’t all afford a GoPro Hero7 Black, but you can still grab yourself a relatively recent GoPro Hero model if you’re on a budget. Understandably, this cost-effective alternative misses out on a handful of features, like 4K video recording and HyperSmooth stabilization, but it still captures good Full HD footage and is waterproof straight out of the box, with the 2-inch touchscreen that graces the back making it just as simple to operate as its bigger brothers. 

Also consider

Though not technically a action camera, DJI’s new Osmo Pocket is still going after the same audience. While it’s not as rugged as dedicated action camera rivals, the Osmo Pocket has a clever trick up its sleeve in the shape of a built-in gimbal. Gimbals as designed to counteract unwanted movement and help you shoot super-smooth videos – while GoPro’s Hero7 Black has some clever image stabilization tricks, there’s no substitute for dedicated hardware. The Osmo Pocket features three-axis stabilized gimbal and measures just four inches tall. The 1/2.3-inch sensor is capable of recording 12MP still images and 4K video footage up to 60fps, while there are built-in dual microphones that use advanced noise-canceling algorithms, which DJI says should ensure that you capture high-quality audio to match your footage. 

Read our full DJI Osmo Pocket review here

Cuban-American fighter Erislandy Lara tonight gets a chance to avenge his 2014 split-decision defeat to Canelo Alvarez – this time with a square-off against his older brother Ramon. With a title up from grabs, it should be a compelling fight, so be sure to follow our Lara vs Alvarez live stream guide carefully.

As well as the WBA Super Welterweight belt being up for grabs, tonight’s showdown will also see the winner get to face WBA “gold” champion Michel Soro.

Originally from Guantanamo, Cuba and now living and training in Houston, Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara comes into tonight’s fight off the back of a frustrating draw against then-WBA ‘regular’ titleholder Brian Castano back in March.

That fight came after a split-decision defeat for the southpaw against Jarrett Hurd in a clash for the WBA, IBF and IBO junior middleweight belts in April last year.

His opponent tonight is Mexico-based 33-year-old Ramon Alvarez who has a mediocre record of 28-7-3 going into tonights fight, and is some way short of the calibre of his brother Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Having only won five of his last nine fights, any sort of result here against Lara will be regarded as a shock.

Among the night’s undercard action is middleweight Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis (13-2, 5  taking on Alexis Gaytán while unbeaten Cuban prospect Joahnys Argilagos takes on  Julio García in a super flyweight battle.

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

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It has been quite the summer for All Elite Wrestling with Fyter Fest in June and Fight for the Fallen in July but the promotion has one more big PPV event before its live TV show begins airing on TNT in October – and it’s going All Out.

Yep, it’s time to watch AEW All Out, and with this handy guide you can discover how to live stream all the action no matter where you are in the world.

All Out’s main event will see Chris Jericho take on Adam “Hangman” Page to determine the promotion’s first champion. In the AAA Tag Team Championship, the Lucha Brothers will defend their title against the Young Bucks in a ladder match and Kenny Omega will take on Pac (formerly known as Neville in WWE). The Buy-In pre-show is also worth tuning in for as it will feature a Women’s Casino Battle Royale with the winner receiving a shot at the inaugural women’s title.

Overall All Out’s main card is pretty stacked and whether you’re rooting for Chris Jericho or Adam “Hangman” Page to win the AEW World Championship, we’ll show you how to live stream the full event online from anywhere in the world so you don’t miss a minute of the action. Keep reading to see how to watch All Out.

Live stream AEW All Out from outside your country

Scroll down if you’re reading this in the US, Canada or the UK as we’ve described you’re watching options in much more detail down there.

However, if you’re abroad this weekend and unlucky enough to be in a country where the only way to catch the wrestling is via some dodgy, illegal stream you’ve found on Reddit – or if you discover your home coverage is region blocked where you are – then we have a top tip to get a much better way to watch.

How to watch AEW All Out: USA live stream

Wrestling fans in the US can stream AEW All Out on the Bleacher Report Live app (B/R Live app) for $49.99. Purchasing a B/R Live pass will allow you to watch the full event on a wide variety of streaming devices including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV but you can also download its mobile apps for iOS and Android if you prefer to watch on your smartphone or tablet. 

Alternatively you can also watch AEW’s PPV event on DirecTV or Dish for the same price. 

How to get an AEW All Out live stream in Canada

If you live in Canada and want to watch AEW’s All Out, you’re in luck as B/R Live is also available there. The PPV event will be priced the same as it is in the US at $49.99. However, it looks like you can save a bit by watching All Out on Fite TV as the network will only charge $39.99 for full access to the PPV. 

How to live stream AEW All Out in the UK

If you’re trying to watch AEW All Out in the UK this weekend, ITV Box Office has you covered. You will have to order the event through Sky or Virgin Media for £14.95 to watch it on cable but you can also watch it on Fite TV or on PS4 for the same price. You’ll also be able to watch the hour long Buy-In pre-show for free on ITV4 and ITV Box Office before the main event begins at 1am BST. 

AEW All Out card in full

– AEW World Championship: Chris Jericho vs. Adam “Hangman” Page

– Kenny Omega vs. PAC

– AAA Tag Team Championship: Lucha Brothers (c) vs. The Young Bucks (Ladder Match)

– Cody vs. Shawn Spears (w/Tully Blanchard)

– Best Friends vs. Dark Order (Winner gets a buy in for the tag team championship tournament)

– Joey Janela vs. Jimmy Havoc vs. Darby Allin

– Riho vs. Hikaru Shida

– Women’s Casino Battle Royale (Winner receives a shot at the inaugural women’s title) Confirmed entrants: Britt Baker, Jazz, Sadie Gibbs, Teal Piper, Big Swole, Aerial Monroe, Brandi Rhodes, Nyla Rose, Allie, Yuka Sakazaki, Ivelisse

– Private Party vs. Angelico & Jack Evans (The Buy-In pre-show)

Windows 10 May 2019 Update users have been hit by a bug brought in by the latest cumulative update which is causing Bluetooth speakers not to work.

Specifically, this is KB4505903, a patch designed to deliver various fixes, including smoothing over issues with Windows Hello facial recognition logins, and problems with Bluetooth devices.

KB4505903 is supposed to resolve an audio bug and improve Bluetooth audio quality in some respects – when using certain audio profiles for long periods – but instead it seems to have rather broken things for PCs that have an internal speaker installed.

On these machines, after installing the aforementioned patch, May 2019 Update users may find that their Bluetooth speaker will no longer connect to their PC, or if it does connect, the audio quality will be poor.

A third problematic scenario described by Microsoft in its support document is that the Bluetooth speaker may connect, but the sound may come out of the PC’s internal speaker, rather than the Bluetooth device.

Microsoft further notes: “Additionally, in Device Manager, you notice an entry under the Sound, video and game controllers node for Microsoft Bluetooth A2dp Source that shows a yellow bang (exclamation mark) icon.”

Suggested workaround

Presumably Microsoft is currently fixing this issue, but for now, there’s a workaround detailed in the support document.

Affected May 2019 Update users need to fire up the System File Checker tool and use that to repair missing/corrupted files, which is evidently the issue here following the cumulative update.

To do this, you need to open the command line – and if you’re not sure how to do that, simply type ’cmd’ in the search box (next to the Start button) and click on the Command Prompt app at the top.

Once that’s open, type in the following, and press enter:

You may have to wait for a number of minutes for the scan and repair to actually be carried out, but once it’s finished, reboot your PC. Hopefully everything should now be back to normal with your Bluetooth devices in Windows 10.

Via Windows Latest

Intel recently made a huge splash with the release of its Comet Lake processors for laptops and tablets, but that doesn’t mean it’s done. Hong Kong-based website, XFastest, recently shared three leaked slides from an anonymous source showing an Intel Core platform boasting a new Intel 400 series chipset and an LGA 1200 socket. To top that off, these slides also include a roadmap indicating that the 10-core Comet Lake CPUs for desktop computers are slated to roll out in the first quarter of 2020.

Based on the slides, this new chipset looks to be designed to support up to 10-core and 20-thread processors. The platform details also suggest that the enthusiast level TDP is seeing a bump of up to 125W from the previous 95W for enhanced core & memory overclocking. According to ExtremeTech, Intel might be trying to avoid cutting the base clock speed as it did when moving from the 8th to 9th generations as well.

The updated LGA 1200 socket and Intel 400 series chipset means that you’ll need to buy a new motherboard with these specs if you want to upgrade once the Comet Lake-S processors come out. However, jumping on board with the Comet Lake-S also includes integrated support for 802.11ax, the next generation of wireless support also known as Wi-Fi6.

With the potential roll-out of the Comet Lake desktop processors coming the beginning of 2020, there will be plenty more speculation on what to expect.

How does this compare to Team Red?

While we’re still hoping for slimmer CPU’s from Intel to compete with AMD’s 7nm offerings, it has decided to stick with their tried-and-true 14nm process. Of course, we’ll have to wait and see how Comet Lake-S compares to AMD’s newest Ryzen options, which already go up to 16 cores and 32 threads.

Intel has always led with its single core performance, and we’re excited to see how Comet Lake-S improves upon its already powerful results. And, while AMD will probably still outperform Intel in the multi-core department, maybe the extra 2 cores and increased TDP will close the gap.

The true test for most people will be price. There’s no information on that yet, Intel might try and shake up AMD’s top-flight offerings. Whatever the prices end up being, we’ll keep you up to date on Comet Lake-S news.

Undefeated British fighter Anthony Yarde gets his first chance to land a world title tonight with a showdown tonight against Sergey Kovalev in the WBO light-heavyweight champ’s hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia. You can live stream Yarde vs Kovalev as it happens – it’s even FREE to do so in some areas.

Now 28-years-old, Londoner Yarde has notched up 18 straight wins – all but one via knockout – and a growing reputation in the UK, but tonight marks his first major test on the international stage.

Kovalev, 36,  is a three-time world champion at light-heavyweight and has fought for a world title in each of his last 15 bouts.

Along with the intimidating atmosphere of an eastern Russia home crowd cheering on their hero, Yarde must also contend with a well-focused opponent who has plenty riding on tonight’s fight – a big money match up with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez looks the the likely reward for Kovalev should he see off Yarde.

You can live stream Yarde vs  Kovalev fight anywhere in the world using the guide below. 

Watch the boxing from outside your country

If you’re looking to watch tonight’s fight but you’re out of the country, your plans may be scuppered. That’s because broadcasters geo-block their coverage if you try to watch your domestic TV from abroad.

But there’s a clever workaround for this, which is perfectly legal (assuming the broadcaster’s Ts&Cs allow it) and it involves using a piece of software called a VPN – better that than trying to get some dodgy stream from Reddit.

How watch the Yarde fight in the UK

How to live stream Kovalev vs Yarde in the US

How to live stream Yarde vs Kovalev in Australia

At the time of writing, it doesn’t appear any Aussie broadcaster is set to show the Yarde vs Kovalev fight live. As an alternative you could try downloading a VPN service and then signing up for an option from another country. We’ll be sure to update this section if we hear anything differently.

Arguably the weekend’s stand out Premier League fixture pits the two teams with a 100% record intact against each other at Anfield on Saturday evening. It’s looking like an unmissable clash, and you don’t have to if you follow our Liverpool vs Arsenal live stream guide.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will be looking to maintain their early gap over league favourites Man City, while Arsenal will be keen to show they can at last win an away game against a top-six rival.

A clash between these two old foes usually delivers – with 155 goals across 54 games,  it’s the Premier League highest-scoring fixture. It also has the record for most hat-tricks, with six trebles chalked up in previous Liverpool vs Arsenal Premier League showdowns.

The home side will be hoping to maintain their excellent recent record against their North London opponents, having not lost any of their last eight encounters. The most recent meeting was a 5-1 humbling dished out by Liverpool at home, which the Gunners will do well to put behind them.

In terms of team news, record Arsenal signing Nicolas Pepe is expected to finally be let loose in the starting line-up for the Gunners today after coming off the bench in Arsenal’s opening two matches, while Granit Xhaka looks set to make return from injury. With Alisson Becker the only major first team injury to contend with, expect Jurgen Klopp to field he’s strongest eleven for what looks set to be an intriguing early season top of the table clash.

Keep reading to discover all the details you need in order to live stream Liverpool vs Arsenal, regardless of where in the world you are. And to find out how to watch the rest of the weekend’s games and beyond, check out our guide on how to live stream the 19/20 Premier League football season

Use a VPN to watch Premier League football from outside your country

If you’re abroad this weekend but still want to watch your home coverage, you’ll need a VPN to do so. That’s because your normal coverage will be geo-blocked. It’s really easy to do and stops you having to tune in to some dodgy stream you’ve heard about on Reddit.

How to stream Liverpool vs Arsenal live in the UK 

How to watch Liverpool vs Arsenal: US live stream 

How to watch a Premier League live stream in Canada

How to live stream Liverpool vs Arsenal in Australia

How to watch Liverpool vs Arsenal: New Zealand live stream 

How to live stream Liverpool vs Arsenal in India

Swimming costume on, barbecue at the ready, sat-nav set for your nearest park or beach – it’s looking like a bank holiday weekend to savour. But before you grab those sunglasses and head into the warm glare, we heartily recommend spending a few minutes grabbing one of these cool broadband bargains.

As well as bank holiday deals on everything from TVs to mobile phones to games consoles and beyond, it’s also the weekend of the year when internet providers slash the price of broadband deals to tempt you their way for the next 12 to 18 months.

So whether it’s a hefty £90 pre-paid credit card with BT Superfast broadband, a free upgrade to superfast broadband from TalkTalk or simply the UK’s very cheapest internet, we reckon that one of these five broadband deals below will have what you’re after…

1. The best cheap broadband deal in the UK

2. Faster fibre for a fabulous fee

3. The BT broadband deal to beat all others

4. Internet + Sky Sports for football, cricket and more

5. Virgin Media’s all-singing all-dancing package

See all of the best broadband deals available this bank holiday:

Now that the wait is over, and Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Note10 on the 8th of August during the Unpacked event, it’s time to highlight what makes it the most powerful phone in the market and what offers you could get. 

For the very first time in the history of Note series, the device is offered in two sizes. Yet, that did not affect the display screen size; on the contrary, Samsung has made the Galaxy Note10+ screen even bigger while keeping a compact shape for a comfortable grip. Whether you choose to go for the 6.3” Galaxy Note10 or the 6.8” Galaxy Note10+; they both are lighter and slimmer than Galaxy Note9. Not to mention, its Infinity-O display and best-in class Dynamic AMOLED technology provide the most uninterrupted viewing experience.  

As for the intelligent S PEN, a lot of new features have been added as it caninstantly turn your handwriting into text, and it enables you to control the phone without even touching it. You can also charge the Galaxy Note10+ fast enough by which 30 minutes can actually last you all day.**

If you usually struggle with storage, then you’d be happy to know that the standard storage size coming with the Galaxy Note10 is 256 GB and with the Galaxy Note10+ is 256 GB as well as 512GB. The latter can even be expanded with a Micro SD card up to 1.5TB in storage size which is legit the same size of a laptop. Not only that allows the Galaxy Note10+ to function like a laptop, but so does the 12GB RAM which allows the smoothest multitasking experience on the go.

Now is the best time to purchase the Galaxy Note10, starting from 3,499 AED, as the pre-order offer is there for a limited period of time with an exclusive package loaded with value-added benefits worth 1,053 AED when you pre-order through Samsung.com.

In addition to the complimentary Galaxy Buds, the pre-order offer on samsung.com includes Samsung Care+, which provides protection against accidental damage up to 2 years for the very first time, as well as 0% instalment plans up to 12 months. On top of all that, you get 50% discount on the all-new Galaxy Note10 accessories. The offer expires on the 23rd of August; don’t miss out and be first to own the next-level power!

**Based on condition.

It’s almost time for Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic to go again. UFC 241’s long awaited main event rematch is nearly here as the massive MMA event has returned to California. Sound good? Then keep reading to discover the best ways to get a UFC 241 live stream – no matter where you are in the world.

Stipe Miocic defended his title three times before losing to Cormier by knockout in the first round at UFC 226 in July last year. Cormier, who already held the title of light heavyweight champion at the time, became the new heavyweight champion and only one of four fighters to hold two UFC championships simultaneously. he’s the favorite to defend his crown tonight, but not by much.

While Cormier fought three times last year, Miocic has not fought a match since his defeat but he has been hoping for a rematch. At UFC 241 Miocic will get his chance and we’ll see whether he or Cormier is the better fighter.

Elsewhere on tonight’s card, Nate Diaz will return to the Octagon for the first time since losing to Conor McGregor in August 2016 and the former lightweight title challenger will take on Anthony Pettis in a welterweight match.

Whether you’ll be cheering for Cormier or Miocic during today’s MMA action, we’ll show you how to live stream UFC 241’s card from anywhere in the world – for US viewers, you should just head straight to ESPN+

Live stream UFC 241 from outside your country

Worry not if you’re a huge UFC fan but aren’t in the US to watch that ESPN+ coverage this weekend. If you find the coverage is geo-blocked, you can try using a VPN to change your IP address to a US server and watch this week’s main card just as if you were back at home.

How to watch UFC online in the US exclusively on ESPN+

Live stream UFC 241 in the UK

Live stream UFC 241 on PPV in Australia

The UFC 241 card in full

Main Card

-Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Stipe Miocic – for heavyweight title

-Nate Diaz vs. Anthony Pettis

-Paulo Costa vs. Yoel Romero

-Gabriel Benitez vs. Sodiq Yusuff

-Derek Brunson vs. Ian Heinisch

Preliminary Card

-Clay Collard vs. Devonte Smith

-Raphael Assuncao vs. Cory Sandhagen

-Christos Giagos vs. Drakkar Klose

-Manny Bermudez vs. Casey Kenney

Early Preliminary Card

-Hannah Cifers vs. Jodie Esquibel

-Brandon Davis vs. Kyung Ho Kang

-Shana Dobson vs. Sabina Mazo

With the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus finally in hand, I was able to do an unboxing, offer details about what’s included, and tell you how the phone performs.

Update: Okay, my Samsung Galaxy Note 10 are well into day two, so I’m updating the impressions with more Note 10 camera samples taken on Saturday, including the Color Point mode that’s new to Note phones (it was previously on the S10 series). Here are my update thoughts.

I’m on my way to a full Note 10 Plus review, but need more time to test things like battery life and the camera. That means I’ll be doing 24-hour, 48-hour and 72-hour recaps of my findings, updating you on my feeling toward the phone in real-time.

In the last day, I got to inspect the Note 10 Plus size and build quality (it’s big, but feels thinner than other Note phones), run a few performance tests, and take a few photo samples with the front and rear cameras – including some lowlight shots.

Samsung built an impressive phone – but one at an impressively high price at a time when there are several other options out there including several Samsung phones, like the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus. Is the S Pen stylus worth the extra cash?

Here are my early findings after unboxing the Note 10 Plus.

Refreshed Note 10 camera samples

Below, you’ll find the Note 10 unboxing, but we’re updating our camera test to show new photos taken on Saturday, too. Here’s the full Note 10 photo gallery.

Note 10 photos exhibit bright and punchy colors, more saturated than the dull, but color-accurate pictures from current-gen iPhones. It’s a lot like I saw on the S10 Plus.

The wide-angle and telephoto lenses offer different perspective, as you can see from the Note 10 camera samples of 42nd Street and the Chrysler Building in New York City. 

You can get both 42nd Street (and an iconic NYC yellow taxi cab) in the shot and the whole Chrysler Building with the wide-angle lens. Want to get up-close-and-person with the Chrysler Building? The Note 10 has a telephoto lens with 2x zoom, and it’s almost as good as the regular camera lens.

On Saturday, I tested the Color Point feature that debuted on the S10. This is the first time it’s been on a Note phone, and while it’s not perfect (see the part of the red tomato remains in color), it’s a wonderfully fun option that can spice up static pics.

I’d love to see a way to edit what’s in color and what’s not. Right now, it’s whatever the Note 10 considers to be on the same plane as the subject. You can, thankfully, change around to different blur effects, but Color Point remains the coolest one.

I’m still using the camera in a variety of situations, and our next update before the full Note 10 review will include many photo samples and comparisons to the Google Pixel 3, iPhone XS Max and Huawei P30 Pro.

The big Note 10 camera upgrade is in its video capabilities, so I’ll be testing video stabilization in side-by-side comparisons. Is it really better? Can it compete with GoPro’s in-camera EIS stabilization? That’s something I’ll be testing on Sunday in the 72-hour update. 

I need the sun to set and rise a few times before I get full use of the camera in a variety of scenarios.

Note 10 Plus unboxing

I got the Note 10 Plus in the reflective Aura Glow finish, meaning it takes on the colors of its surroundings, often exhibiting a cool rainbow effect. This is different from the cool Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple colors on past Note phones that has a matte finish.

Plastic-wrapped Note 10 Plus: Opening the Note 10 Plus box, the first thing that I noticed is the phone is sitting there protected in plastic on the front and back. Yes, you can peel both sides without worry, unlike the troubled Galaxy Fold, in which the plastic film over the screen was essential to its functionality. Not the case here.

S Pen: The Aura Glow version of the Note 10 Plus comes with an S Pen in a deep blue color, one that’s smaller and thinner than prior S Pens. And yet its functionality has improved with more tech inside: a gyroscope and accelerometer have been added to enable motion controls – that’s in addition to the Bluetooth LE we saw in the Note 9.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 unboxing

USB-C charger: My favorite part of the Note 10 Plus unboxing was seeing the newish 25W USB-C charger, offering fast charging speeds out-of-the-box. You may not know this, but the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G came with the same 25W charger. 

But the Note 10 Plus is going to be a significantly more popular phone, so it’ll be a first for many fans who are used to Samsung’s old USB-A charger block and slower 15W charger speeds. There’s a USB-C-to-USB-C cable included in this box, too.

Other tools: There’s a SIM card ejector tool, USB-A-to-USB-C adapter, and a claw-like tweezer tool for replacing S Pen stylus tips when they wear out.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 unboxing

What’s not here: Normal headphones. That’s because the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack, instead relying on the USB-C charging port and the included USB-C headphones for personalized audio. 

Samsung is among the last phone manufacturers to axe the standard headphone port in a flagship phone. Bonus: The USB-C headphones are AKG earbuds, so they’re at least of good quality if you don’t opt for wireless earbuds.

Also not here: A 3.5mm-head-jack-to-USB-C adapter to use normal earbuds. They’re inexpensive on Amazon if you need one.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 unboxing

Big, but thinner, and the punch-hole has shrunk

The Note 10 Plus is a mighty big phone – its 6.8-inch screen has me yearning for the innovation of the Samsung Galaxy Fold. It’s meant for extra-big hands, whereas the 6.3-inch Note 10 screen is suitable with big-to-normal-sized hands.

The phone can fit in jean pockets fine, but summertime shorts with smaller pockets or almost all back pockets? It’s just begging to slide out when I sit down. I had that happen to me with big glass phones like this before. This one is just bigger.

It’s just begging to slide out of the pocket of my summertime shorts when I sit down.

What helps is the fact that the Note 10 Plus is 7.9mm thin, meaning it’s slimmer than last year’s Note 9 by almost a full millimeter. It’s still easy enough to wrap in one hand without a Note 10 case, but you’ll need two hands to operate it properly.

I did run into a few jarring false touches when tightly gripping this massive handset, often encroaching on the sides of the curved screen. But it’s not as bad as when I first started playing with Notes (starting with Note 3) when they had extra-sensitive displays compared to an iPhone.

The center-aligned punch-hole front camera isn’t as distracting as you might think. So far, it’s easy enough to ignore and is 26% smaller than the Galaxy S10 punch-hole.

The most likable perk: the outline of the front camera lights up when you take a timed selfies (like the S10 series does, but this will be a first for Note users). That’s incredibly handy when you’re taking a group selfie and non-Samsung-phone-owning friends want to know where to look. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 unboxing

Note 10 Plus performance

This is the fastest Samsung we’ve tested, and I have the Note 10 that’s packing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and 12GB of RAM. It doesn’t have the souped-up Snapdragon 855 Plus chip that’s appeared in a few Android phone in recent weeks, but it’s no slouch.

At the end of the day, the tit-for-tat numbers don’t matter nearly as much as some people like to claim. This phone is incredibly fast.

With a Geekbench multi-core score of 10,849, it’s among the fastest Android smartphones TechRadar has ever tested. But it’s not the fastest phone. That title still belongs to the iPhone XS, soon to be replaced by the likely far speedier iPhone 11.

What’s important is that these raw benchmark numbers tell us that the Note 10 is fast enough to run the top 3D games for years to come and also act as a device to link up to Windows 10 and handle desktop-like apps in Dex mode. At the end of the day, the tit-for-tat numbers don’t matter nearly as much as some people like to claim. This phone is incredibly fast.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 unboxing

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Ongoing tests for a full review

I have a lot more to say about the Note 10 Plus, and I should. This is Samsung’s most advanced and most expensive non-folding smartphone. But I can’t come to a conclusion with a star-rating just yet. One-day reviews aren’t our thing at TechRadar.

I’ll be testing the Note 10 battery life, both in labs and in the real-world (so far, it’s excellent), and continue to snap photos with the camera in good light, medium light, and low light. There are four cameras on back (if you include the Live Focus depth sensors) and one embedded in the front display.

Clearly, unboxing the Note 10 was just step one. I have a few more tests to run before I stamp a final review score on this device and figure out where it goes in our best phones list.

While the Cascade Lake Xeon CPUs has been out for a few months now, Intel still hasn’t shared any concrete information regarding Cascade Lake-X. However, this recent leak could indicate that, despite delays, Intel is gearing up to roll these long overdue high-end desktop (HEDT) chips soon.

Hot off the heels of its Ice Lake chips release, Intel looks like it has no plans of slowing down. Tom’s Hardware recently reported that another possible Cascade Lake-X processor (CPU) has made an appearance on the Internet.

An unknown processor with the codename, Intel 0000, appeared in the Geekbench 4 database on August 16 inside a Dell Precision 5820 Workstation. According to Geekbench’s benchmarking data, this CPU boasts 18 cores and 36 threads, putting it in the perfect position to succeed the Intel Core i9-9980XE. 

Bearing the Stepping 7 identifier, Tom’s Hardware thinks that this chip could be an 18-core Cascade Lake-X processor.

Outperforming the Intel Core i9-9980XE

Not much else is known about this mysterious Intel 0000 chip. What we do know is that it boasts 18 cores, 36 threads and a base clock speed of 2.19 GHz. Although that base clock – as well as that 3.28 GHz maximum boost clock – is a tad worrying, it might just be that Geekbench 4 made a mistake identifying them. That, or the chip is still in its early stages.

Either way, it’s already looking promising. It appears to outmatch the Intel Core i9-9980XE by 3.36% in single-core workloads and about 7.4% in multi-core workloads, beating out i9-9980XE’s 5,212 (single-core) and 50,837 (multi-core) benchmark results, again indicating that it could replace the Skylake-X Refresh flagship.

If it is still being fine-tuned by Intel, we may be looking at an even better performance that could rival or even eclipse whatever AMD has in store with their 3rd-generation Ryzen Threadripper.

The Rugby World Cup 2019 is getting close and so it’s time for the international warm-up matches to start heating up. France vs Scotland will be the first in a double-header between the two nations that should give them a chance to show what they’ve got in stock for the world. You can live stream the France vs Scotland rugby action from anywhere using this guide. 

The latest big matching of the two sides was at this year’s Six Nations where France beat Scotland 27-10. Of the total 93 matches between the two sides since 1910, France has won 54 while Scotland has had to settle with just 36 wins, with three draws.

This time Scotland will have Saracens centre Duncan Taylor on the starting line, after returning from a two year break because of a knee injury. This will earn him his 22nd cap for Scotland where he will appear alongside captain Stuart McInally and another injury returned player, former skipper John Barclay.

It should be an enjoyable warm up game for both teams ahead of the World Cup and it’s a match you can watch live – no matter where in the world you are – by following our France vs Scotland live stream tips below.

How to live stream rugby union when you’re not in your country

If you’re outside your country of residence – whether that be the UK or anywhere else (see your other options below) – and try to start streaming the rugby via your native broadcaster, you’ll soon discover that you can’t as it is location restricted. Fear not, the action is still within your reach. All you need to do is download and install a VPN to effectively trick your computer into thinking that it’s back home. That way you can enjoy your home coverage (as long as you do so in compliance with the broadcaster’s Ts&Cs) without delving into the dangers of an illegal stream.

How to live stream France vs Scotland in the UK

Live stream France vs Scotland in Australia

Scotland vs France in New Zealand

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How to watch a France vs Scotland live stream in the US