Lifestyle 

Kodi Box CRACKDOWN – Landmark ruling could change the face of streaming FOREVER

TICK BOX • GETTY Kodi Box users need to keep a close eye on an online piracy court case Kodi add-on fans will need to keep a close eye on a court case that could change the face of online streaming forever. The Kodi surge continues without any sign of stopping, as users continue to ditch paid TV services for the online player. Research has suggested Kodi – which offers access to thousands of channels – is being used in more than five million UK homes. Kodi software is not…

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Space 

News Analysis | Russia sneers at Trump’s moon directive, but misses the point

This article originally appeared in the Jan. 15, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. MOSCOW — There are many valid critiques of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new direction for NASA. Few, if any, would be new. NASA has, for decades, been redirected by nearly every new administration to take office. But Russian government officials saw an opportunity for domestic attention and took a stab at it. “A ‘resumption’ of flights to the moon? How nice,” Alexey Pushkov, a prominent Russian hawk and chairman of the information policy committee in the country’s…

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Space 

GAO warns of further delays in certifying commercial crew vehicles

WASHINGTON — As the two companies developing commercial crew systems reiterated that they were on schedule to carry out test flights later this year, a government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or early 2020. That assessment, delivered by the Government Accountability Office at a Jan. 17 hearing by the House space subcommittee on the commercial crew program, raises the potential of a gap in U.S. access to the International Space Station when the agency’s current agreements for Soyuz…

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Entertainment 

Square Enix news – Final Fantasy 15 Royal Edition, Kingdom Hearts 3 and FF7 Remake latest

SQUARE ENIX Square Enix news – Final Fantasy 15 Royal Edition, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Kingdom Hearts 3 Final Fantasy players have plenty to look forward to, with Final Fantasy 15 Royal Edition launching ahead of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Kingdom Hearts 3 release dates. Square Enix today announced the rumoured Final Fantasy 15 Royal Edition, which adds a host of new content to the latest entry in the JRPG series. Releasing on March 6 2018, Final Fantasy 15 Royal Edition looks set to be the definitive version…

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10 Facts 

Dragons: Top ten facts about the fearsome fire-breathers from your favourite fantasy books

1. Writings about dragons in English date back to at least the 13th century. 2. According to the clergyman Edward Topsell, writing in 1608, some dragons have wings and some have both feet and wings. 3. Although St George lived around the third century, the story of his slaying a dragon dates back only to the 12th century… 4. …though an older source refers to a monarch called “dragon of the abyss” persecuting him. 5. According to Tolkien, the name of his dragon Smaug comes from a Germanic word meaning:…

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Technology 

Make your garage door smart for $55 – CNET

CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! The MyQ Garage works with most modern garage-door openers. Sarah Tew / CNET I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had this conversation while lying in bed: “Did you shut the garage door?” “I don’t remember. Did you?” “No.” And guess who ends up getting out of…

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Entertainment 

PlayStation news reveals free PS4 games updates, some skipping Xbox One and PS Plus

For those with a PS Plus subscription, January looks set to be an interesting month, although it isn’t needed to enjoy all the upcoming games updates. The latest PlayStation news confirms that there will be a few beta tests which will be available only to those with a PS4. This includes the third and final beta test for Monster Hunter World, before its big console launch on January 26. The PS4 games beta has a January 18 release date, runs until January 22 and will weigh in at around 5.5GB.…

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Entertainment 

Square Enix news: Final Fantasy 7 Remake release date and Kingdom Hearts 3 update

Square Enix have two big games in development that fans are desperate to see launch in 2018. While the Final Fantasy 7 Remake release date has not been announced, there have been new rumours that something big is being planned. While worth taking with a big pinch of salt, new reports suggest that Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be launched in an episodic format, but not in 2018. The first release planned for the game will arrive in early 2019, quite a blow for those hoping for something much sooner.…

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Top Stories World 

This group of sea turtles is nearly all female, signalling a serious problem

The future is female for green sea turtles born along part of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Only about 1 percent of juvenile turtles hatching there are male now and that’s because of global warming, according to a new study. In sea turtles, warmer temperatures produce more female hatchlings and cooler temperatures produce more males. Higher temperatures from global warming have made it so “virtually no male turtles are now being produced” in the green sea turtle population in the northern Great Barrier Reef, according to the findings of the study…

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