The Technology it Takes to Climb Mount Everest

More people might be climbing the 8,848 metres that make up Mount Everest in the Himalayas, but that doesn’t mean it’s getting any easier. However, for anyone who decides to make the trip to Nepal in order to attempt it, the good news is that the kit you’ll want to take with you is getting a lot better. It’s a fact that Rupert Jones-Warner knows only too well. Read More >>

Channel 4 Wants to Make Crufts an Exciting Sporting Thrill Ride

The 2018 TV coverage of sickening animal parade Crufts is apparently going to be exciting for once, with Channel 4 and its external production friends hoping to jazz it up and make it into a dramatic sporting event of the sort men race to be first to tweet the results of on social media. Read More >>

Footballers Might Hand Themselves a Little Winter Holiday

The Premier League has floated the idea of some sort of winter break finally being introduced into its football season, with the next batch of wrangling about TV money open to the concept of giving those stressed millionaires two or three weeks off to play with their presents after Christmas. Put the drone in the suitcase, Coleen, we're off to Antigua for January. Read More >>

BT and Sky Sign BT Sport/Sky Sports Content Swap Deal

People who actually use BT TV -- instead of just getting angry about how much money the company is investing in it instead of making the internet better -- are in for a treat, as BT and Sky have signed a deal to allow both their sets of subscribers to access previously exclusive content through each others' networks. It's like they're friends now, although Sky's almost certainly only pretending and waiting for BT to give up. Read More >>

2017 Football/Poppy Scandal Averted

There won't be any shocking headlines about the footballing authorities demanding Our Boys stop wearing poppies on their football shirts this year, as the governing trough-eaters at FIFA have lifted the long-running ban on displaying anything other than money-paying sponsors on team shirts. Read More >>

To Combat Kodi Pirates, The Premier League May Stream Its Own Matches

With the various addons and plugins for Kodi you can stream just about anything, from movies to live football. The latter has everyone panicked because four years of the Premier League's global broadcasting rights are worth around £8.3 billion. BT and Sky both currently pay for broadcast rights, and to stream the matches via their own apps and spin-off services like Now TV. The costs of this have driven some users to try and illegally stream the sports without paying. Read More >>

Over A Third Of Football Fans Stream Matches Illegally Using Kodi And Other Methods

Streaming things online is not a new thing, but as hosting and bandwidth prices plummet the availability of people streaming sport and live TV to people for free has grown enormously. This annoys Sky, BT and the Premier League because they've built a massive business around huge pots of money that they need the public to stuff with their earnings. Read More >>

Sky and F1 Owners Back Drone Racing

The powers that think they have the clout to decide what we like are going in big on the Drone Racing League, with a conglomerate of backers -- including Sky and F1's new owner Liberty Media -- pumping more millions into the sport they hope might be the next big thing. Read More >>

Cheese-Rolling King Secures Hat Trick

The annual cheese-rolling events at Cooper's Hill in Gloucestershire took place over the weekend, and we're happy to report that, once again, no one died. The overall victor was, once again, Chris Anderson. Read More >>

Swearing While Exercising Makes You Stronger

That internal voice you have that swears at everything all the time like your life is a Quentin Tarantino movie but without so much sexy foot action? It's helping. It's helping you to exercise better according to scientists, who found that muttering and continually saying rude words elevates physical performance. Read More >>

Athletics to Reboot Records Database and Delete Numerous Memorable Wins

Some of the most memorable moments in the history of track and field athletics are about to be erased from history, as its governing body prepares to wipe many world records set before 2005 from the book. Read More >>

Side of a Factory Nearly Ready to Welcome Brave Climbers

This terrifying image is not the latest Instagram effort of some random thrillseekers -- it's a safe and officially recognised external climbing wall that's been stuck on the side of a grain silo in Leeds, and you can climb up it if you have well controlled bowels and those special strong fingers. Read More >>

Esports Added to 2022 Asian Games Event Rota

There will be an outbreak of manboobs and failed social interactions among the confident elite athletes at the 2022 Asian Games, as the event is set to award medals in a variety of esports for the first time. Read More >>

VR Could Spot Signs of Concussion in Footballers

The emerging worry that is brain injury possibly being caused by heading footballs is the latest target of developers in VR land, with a team of researchers suggesting that VR's sensors and tricking of the brain might be able to detect the early signs of concussion and could therefore save young brains from needless battering. Read More >>

Isolated Group of Scotsmen Realise War on Women Ended Years Ago

A small group of men who never got the message that women are OK now has finally given up the fight to keep them away, with Muirfield golf club voting to let women enter the premises as full members. Read More >>