Man who made £370,000 selling illegal Kodi boxes handed 18-month suspended prison sentence

July 5, 2017

A man who earned more than £370,000 selling "fully loaded" Kodi boxes has been handed a suspended prison sentence. Daniel David Brown from Llansamlet, South Wales, ran a successful business importing TV streaming boxes from China and selling them on with illegal software added, which allowed customers to access subscription channels and programmes for free. Swansea Crown Court heard the 28-year-old’s wrongdoing came to light after broadcaster BSkyB made a…

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: An amazing camera let down by awkward design

July 5, 2017

Sony’s flagship smartphone for 2017, the Xperia XZ Premium , is a bit of a mixed bag. There are some amazing features like the super-slow-motion video capture or the extremely detailed 5.5-inch 4K capable screen, or the fact it’s waterproof. But the phone is let down by its awkward design. The robust, squared-off Xperia XZ feels out of place in a year of expertly crafted phones like the Samsung Galaxy…

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy review: the Bandicoot is back with a 4K makeover

July 5, 2017

Crash Bandicoot was one of the PlayStation’s first mascots and intended as Sony’s own rival to Mario and Sonic. The first three Crash games in the series hold up as some of the best platformers around and this new package offers each one with slick, updated visuals. Development studio Vicarious Visions has been put in charge of updating Naughty Dog’s original corridor-style games for the PlayStation 4. The result is…

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A Good Day to Die Hard? The ‘Pompeii Masturbator’ is providing us with the best of internet humour

July 5, 2017

When Mount Vesuvius erupted in the year 79 AD it levelled the town of Pompeii and wiped out its 16,000 inhabitants. Including, apparently, one man enjoying a bit of personal time. That’s the internet’s theory on a picture shared by the Pompeii Archaeological Park’s Instagram account showing the preserved body of a man killed during the eruption. Naturally, the so-called "Pompeii Masturbator" has attracted some choice examples of internet humour…

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Arsenal seal £52m deal for £200,000-a-week Alexandre Lacazette – and now set sights on £80m Thomas Lemar

July 5, 2017

Arsenal sealed a record breaking £52m deal for Alexandre Lacazette on Tuesday night – and then prepared to carry on spending. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is now plotting moves for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, with Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez a back-up option. Mirror Sport can reveal that Monaco have quoted Arsenal a staggering £80m price tag for Lemar as they do not want to sell and that deal now seems increasingly…

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Samsung Galaxy S8 best UK deals – where to buy the high-tech smartphone from networks including EE, O2, Vodafone and Three

July 5, 2017

The age-old battle between iPhone or Android is getting closer and closer, especially now that Samsung have officially released their highly anticipated Galaxy S8. Touted as "the biggest rival to Apple’s line of iPhones", we’ve tracked down the very best deals from all the major networks on the new blower, including EE , O2, Three , Vodafone, Virgin Media, idmobile, Mobiles Direct and Carphone Warehouse. See the best price plans…

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Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour review: an irreverent retro murder fest that doesn’t take itself too seriously

July 5, 2017

The last of the aliens lies twitching beneath your boots. The smell of blood, gore and gunpowder linger in the air. Before you know it, more abominations begin to appear. You put on your shades, pick up your minigun and give a maniacal grin. Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour is a top-down, 8-bit murder simulator/action shooter developed by Croteam and Crackshell (of Hammerwatch fame) and published by Devolver Digital. You play…

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10 ways the iPhone could change the world in the next 10 years

July 5, 2017

When the iPhone first went on sale on 29 June 2007, no one could have dreamed how it would change the world. At the time, Apple’s chief executive Steve Jobs described it as three products in one – “a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device”. In the ten years since, the iPhone has evolved into an indispensable item in many people’s…

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Kodi epidemic: Third of Premier League football fans stream matches illegally online

July 5, 2017

One in three Premier League football fans say they regularly watch matches live online via unofficial streams available on Kodi or other media players. In a poll of 1,000 people for BBC Radio 5 Live , just over a third (36%) said they stream matches online through an unofficial provider at least once a month – and 22% do it at least once a week. Younger fans are considerably more…

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Asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs triggered giant leap forward in frog evolution

July 5, 2017

Frogs leaped to take advantage of the global catastrophe that killed off the dinosaurs, scientists have discovered. New research shows that 88% of frog species alive today owe their existence to the meteor impact that wiped the planet clean of most terrestrial life 66 million years ago. Nearly nine out of 10 of the amphibian species are descended from just three lineages that survived the mass extinction. Each of them…

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