Wimbledon 2017 order of play for Wednesday July 5 as Andy Murray and Jo Konta headline on centre court

July 5, 2017

Wimbledon’s defending champion Andy Murray headlines action on Centre Court on the third day of action at the All England Club. Britain’s No.1 women Jo Konta will be first though on the main stage, followed by her compatriot and former champion Rafael Nadal. These blockbuster matches follow a day which saw the other two biggest men’s stars get walkovers as their opponents couldn’t last the distance. Let’s hope for a…

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Humans ‘could be living on Mars by 2030’ as astronauts train for mission to the red planet

July 5, 2017

The intriguing question of whether there’s life on the Mars has obsessed ­­­mankind for generations. Within two decades the ­answer might be ­a definite ‘yes’ because scientists hope to send ­people to the red planet. There may be no little green men but there could be humans wearing special suits and living in capsules. It is 20 years since NASA ’s Pathfinder spacecraft touched down on Mars and, using a…

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The best SIM only deals in the UK: July 2017 offers – including unlimited internet – from the likes of Tesco, 3 and Vodafone

A SIM only deal is a mobile phone contract where you pay a standard monthly fee for your data, calls and texts, but don’t also pay for a phone each month on top. And with the single biggest factor affecting the cost of phone contracts being paying off the handset itself, it’s no surprise that SIM free plans are considerably cheaper. So if you’ve already got a decent phone that…

July 5, 2017
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NASA plans to put nuclear reactors on MARS to power a human colony

July 5, 2017

The first humans to settle on Mars could have small nuclear power stations responsible for providing energy. That’s because NASA is currently working on an £11 million project to develop nuclear fission reactors that could work on the red planet . The space agency has built several 6.5ft (1.98m) reactors and is due to start testing them here on Earth. Each reactor splits uranium atoms in half to generate power…

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Far Cry 5 hands on review: First look at Ubisoft’s epic new shooter

July 5, 2017

The Far Cry series has visited tropical islands, snow-capped mountain ranges and even the land before time . But for the next instalment in the massive, first-person shooter franchise, publisher Ubisoft finally decided to bring it to the ol’ US of A. Specifically, Montana. That’s where you find yourself battling a barbaric religious cult that has taken over the idyllic pastoral setting of Hope County. The decision to cast rural…

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iPhone 10th anniversary: History and evolution of the world’s most popular gadget

July 5, 2017

When the first iPhone launched ten years ago today, the world of mobile phones was a completely different place. Nokia still ruled the roost and BlackBerry was busy pumping out keyboard-toting phones for business types. But Apple took a markedly different approach; dropping any kind of physical dial pad altogether and focusing on single-use programs called apps. Over the last decade, the company has upgraded and redesigned the iPhone to…

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Scientists are busy watching one galaxy destroy another – for a good reason

July 5, 2017

Scientists could uncover clues about the formation of the universe by studying a small galaxy currently being consumed by its neighbour. Observations have shown that the "Little Cub" galaxy (which sits inside the constellation Ursa Major, aka Great Bear) is being destroyed by its much larger neighbour: a spiral galaxy called – less imaginatively – "NGC 3359". The gas needed to form new planets is gradually being sucked away from…

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PJ Masks: What are they, what toys are available and will your children enjoy them?

July 5, 2017

There’s a new kid’s cartoon on Disney Junior that’s proving very popular: PJ Masks. It’s unusual because it’s a super hero adventure where the heroes are children rather than adults. Kids love Spider-man, Hulk and other Marvel or DC heroes, just listen to any playground game. So it’s a refreshing change for them to picture themselves as strong and having super powers rather than being saved by heroic grownups. The…

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Petya ransomware cyber attack: What it is, who’s affected and what it shares with global NHS WannaCry attack

July 5, 2017

A new form of ransomware called Petya has swept the globe affecting the likes of advertising firm WPP, shipping company Maersk and even the Chernobyl nuclear plant . It’s the second high-profile ransomware attack this year following the widely-reported WannaCry ransomware attack that crippled the NHS in May. Like all ransomware, Petya locks away files on infected computers and demands a ransom before they are supposedly returned. So far, Russia…

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Can you trust your fitness tracker? Five reasons to be wary of what your wearable gadget is telling you

July 5, 2017

Fitness trackers are useful for monitoring your activity and lifestyle, but our rigorous tests show that you can’t rely on every tracker to provide accurate data. In fact, we’ve found devices that wildly over or underestimate the number of steps you’ve taken, the distance you’ve travelled and the calories you’ve burnt – making it nearly impossible to track your progress. When it comes to picking your next fitness tracker, our…

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