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Football is Good for Pubs, Says World’s Most Obvious Sales Statistics

Earlier this week England played a football match. They also won that football match, which made people start celebrating in such a ferocious manner you'd think they'd won the entire World Cup with that single winning goal. The police had to be called where I live, and I still can't work out whether it was because people had decided to celebrate by fighting or not. What we do know, however, is that winning the match was good for the country's many pubs. Read More >>

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You’ll be Able to Watch Wimbledon in 4K Thanks to the BBC and Sky

We're right in the middle of the World Cup at the moment, with the BBC running all sorts of tests as it live streams each of its matches in 4K HDR. While there have been reports of hiccups, especially during the first England game, the broadcaster has just announced it's going to be extending its trial. Now all of Wimbledon will be available in 4K HDR. Read More >>

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BBC iPlayer Now Supports 4K on the PS4 Pro, Giving You Another Way to Watch the World Cup in Higher Res

It's a big time for 4K streaming on the BBC, since it's promised to stream all of its World Cup matches in 4K HDR. Well now it's just updated the iPlayer app for the PlayStation 4, meaning PS4 Pro owners can now watch the BBC's 4K content on their console. Assuming, of course, they have a 4K TV. Read More >>

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Don’t Forget England’s First World Match is Tonight, and You Can Watch in Virtual Reality and 4K HDR

Apart from that football tournament in Russia, there isn't a whole lot going on at the moment. So if you've got a free evening, and nothing much to do, you might as well tune into the first World Cup game involving England and see what the future of broadcast television might be like. Read More >>

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Don’t Worry Apple Fans, You Can Get World Cup Statistics Too

Recently both Google and Amazon announced they would be tying their services into the World Cup. Google was doing googly things with search and Assistant, while Amazon was letting people pester Alexa with questions to stay up to day or hide their football-based ignorance. Those are rather device specific, so it's worth mentioning Apple's doing all that stuff too. Read More >>

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The Definitive Guide to Watching the World Cup, Brought to You by Gizmodo UK

The World Cup starts today, and seeing as how football is the world's most popular sport (unless you could beating each other up for no good reason as 'sport') there are going to be a whole load of people watching the tournament. Especially in the countries that have sent teams to Russia in the hopes of winning. Read More >>

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“Alexa, Tell Everyone What New Features You Have for the World Cup”

Tomorrow is the day the World Cup kicks off in Russia, starting a month that's either going to be a blast with non-stop football action, or the most insufferable month of the past four years. I'm in the latter camp by the way, and while I'd rather ignore the World Cup in it's entirety I'm not allowed to. Because I need to bring you the news that Amazon has updated Alexa with new commands and features that will help you keep on top of everything happening in Russia. Read More >>

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Forget Your Dreams: This Data Proves You’re Too Old To Play In A World Cup Team

When you were young, did you ever dream of one day being on the England football team, walking out into a packed World Cup stadium and representing your country on the pitch? I sure didn’t, but I was definitely bullied by people who did. Read More >>

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Google’s Launched New Tools to Help You Keep Track of the World Cup

Football is the most popular sport in the world, and the World Cup gets damn near everyone involved, so a lot of people take it very seriously. Even the Americans, but only if their team is winning. Clearly patriotism trumps the popularity playing their own weird versions of other peoples' sports over there. It's going to be a long month with lots of statistics and events happening, so to help you keep track Google's launching some new features. Read More >>

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Amazon’s Going to Start Showing Premier League Football From Next Year

By most accounts, Premier League football is the most popular spectator sport in the world. Matches from the UK get sold all over the world, and even here at home Sky and BT are wiling to shell out billions for the rights to broadcast matches. For a while rumours have spread about Amazon and Facebook trying to get into the Football streaming business, and now those rumours are coming true because it's been announced that from 2019 Amazon will show 20 Premier League games a season for three seasons. Read More >>

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Now TV’s Latest Sports Pass Lets You Watch Men Hit Tiny Balls With Sticks

If you want to watch lots of sport, but don't want to shell out for Sky TV, the only real (legal) option is to go for Now TV and its sports passes. Those can be quite expensive if you buy them repeatedly, but if you're a golf fan you're in luck, because Sky has launched a Golf-centric pass so you can watch golf all summer long for a fraction of the cost. Read More >>

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The BBC Will be Showing the World Cup in 4K (and VR) After All

Recently the BBC conducted two trials to test its streaming capabilities, live streaming the second half of the FA Cup Final and a rugby match between York City Knights and Catalans Dragons on BBC iPlayer Beta in 4K HDR. The downside was that the Beeb didn't tell anyone about the tests beforehand, so very few people actually saw it in action. Well I have good news, because the BBC has announced the next stage of its testing, and it involves streaming the 29 World Cup matches due to be broadcast on BBC One in 4K HDR. Oh, and tere's some VR coverage as well. Read More >>

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Nearly 5 Million People Supposedly Watched Champions League Games Illegally

It's no secret that watching football is quite popular with the pirates. Seeing as how lots of games are locked behind paid-or services like Sky Sports or BT (if they're even available to watch in this country), football fans have opted for the illegal streams to get their fix. The Champions League was no different, with a new report claiming nearly five million people tuned into the tournament's knock-out stages using unofficial streams. Read More >>

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The FA Cup Final Got the 4K HDR Treatment in the BBC’s Latest Test

Just under a month ago the BBC announced it had performed its very first 4K HDR broadcast test, by streaming a rugby match (between the York  City Knights and Catalans Dragons) over BBC iPlayer Beta. Now the Beeb has announced it just managed a second test, involving the second half of Sunday's FA Cup Final between Manchester United and Chelsea. Read More >>

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Watch a Parachuting Skier Take Flight Moments Before an Avalanche Buries Him Alive

Downhill skiers hit tremendous speeds as they race down a mountain, but it’s still not fast enough to outrun an avalanche. Fortunately for Maxence Cavalade, the parachute he was using to speedride down Mont Charvet in France carried him to safety and probably saved his life. Read More >>