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Russia ‘stop hunting spies to crack down on football hooligans’ and protect England fans

GETTY The FSB is conducting ‘intense’ scrutiny of Russian football fans Russia’s FSB – formerly KGB – is conducting “intense” scrutiny of Russian football fans under strict orders from the Government, according to Alexander Shprygin. Mr Shprygin is President of the Russian Union of Supporters and was blamed for orchestrating the mob in Marseille at Euro 2016 which left two English fans in comas and dozens injured. He said: “All the FSB agents are doing now is working on the World Cup. “They are no longer looking for foreign spies…

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Lifestyle 

Dame Patricia Routledge joins McCarthy & Stone choir for Sing Your Heart Out event

Actress and singer Dame Patricia Routledge joined the choir from McCarthy & Stone’s Park House retirement development at the Royal Voluntary Service’s Christmas Sing Your Heart Out concert in London. It was proof, should it be required, that life is full of surprises and, in this case, that moving into a retirement complex offers a world of friendship and activities that you might never experience elsewhere. Just ask the choir at Churchill Retirement Living’s Dean Lodge near Bournemouth, where members have just released a single and their own video on…

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WATCH: US nuclear tests show what END OF THE WORLD could look like if WW3 broke out

GETTY Between 1945 and 1962 the US conducted more than 1,054 nuclear arms tests [embedded content] Between 1945 and 1962 the US conducted more than 1,054 nuclear arms tests. Around 210 of these blasts were atmospheric nuclear tests over remote sites in New Mexico, Nevada, and both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. At least 10,000 recordings were captured, however, over time some of these have been left to slowly decay in high-security vaults. Dr Gregg Spriggs and his team of researchers have spent five years restoring 6,500 videos in an…

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Technology 

FACEBOOK SCAM ALERT – Make sure you don’t get caught out by THIS Christmas con

GETTY Facebook users have been put on alert at Christmas about a scam being circulated Facebook users have been warned about a Christmas scam that tries to trick people and take advantage of their generosity during the festive period. Christmas is meant to be the time of giving, but con artists are capitalising on that in a cynical scam on Facebook that has reared its ugly head again. Facebook fans have been put on alert about the ‘Secret Sister’ scam, which tries to get people to purchase a gift for…

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Lifestyle 

Kodi SHOCK as ‘How to Stream Sky Sports for FREE’ tutorials plague YouTube

GETTY • YOUTUBE Tutorials purporting to show How To Stream Sky Sports On Kodi have plagued YouTube YouTube tutorials teaching Kodi users to pirate live content from the likes of Sky Sports, BT Sport, and more, is available to watch for free. Searching YouTube for videos about streaming Sky Sports on the Kodi platform returns more than 150,000 videos. Many of these boast thousands of views, but the most-viewed have 500,000 hits under their belt. For those unaware, Kodi is a neutral, open-source media player which can be installed on…

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Sport 

Ashes 2017-18: Australia v England third Test, day three – live!

81st over: Australia 272-4 (Smith 128, M Marsh 12) England haven’t taken the new ball. What doing? Anderson stays around the wicket to Smith. A single puts Marsh up there. “Jimmy, what are you doing wanting to bowl with the old ball?” asks Michael Vaughan. Marsh agrees, smashing him down the ground for a superbly struck straight drive. Tasty. Oh, that does it – they take the new ball immediately after the boundary. And guess what? Gets an edge first ball. Into the ground, though. “They just have to go…

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Science 

Eat your heart out, ‘Avatar’ fans: MIT just figured out how to make plants glow

[embedded content] Subscribe on YouTube As one of the leading technology universities in the world, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has invented a lot of the cool tech we’d love to fill our apartments with. Well, researchers there just added one more item to the list — although this one’s a bit different to the typical robotics or artificial intelligence projects we usually cover. What MIT engineers have invented is a plant that glows in the dark. By embedding specialized nanoparticles into the leaves of an otherwise ordinary watercress…

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Technology 

Roku Streaming Stick 2017 review – CNET

These days just about every TV above 49 inches or $300 has 4K resolution and probably high dynamic range too, so if you’re buying a streaming device for a newer TV, chances are you want one that does that stuff. My favorite this year is the $70 Roku Streaming Stick Plus.  But let’s say you don’t care about 4K streaming or HDR. Maybe you want to connect that new streamer to an older or smaller TV. Or maybe $70 is just too expensive for 4K’s admittedly minor boost in video quality. Or…

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Technology 

Amazon Prime’s video lineup for January 2018 – CNET

So much “Doctor Who,” so little time.  Ray Burmiston Look at Amazon’s lineup for January and you’ll have to search for standouts. But lucky for you, that’s what I did. For those of you who are interested in watching “Doctor Who,” Amazon Prime has got season 10 at the beginning of the month. If you’re curious about starting “Doctor Who,” but are afraid due to its 50-year history, check out How to watch “Doctor Who” in the best order. Want more sci-fi? How about “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams,” season…

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Disney’s gobbling of Fox will shake up your streaming universe – CNET

With Disney buying Fox, are your online video options about to resemble a map of Disneyland? Disney knows its future is streaming. Even before Thursday’s tectonic deal to buy large swaths of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion, Disney was already laying the groundwork to move into online entertainment in a big way. It has its own streaming services for sports and for television and film on their way next year and in 2019.   After the Fox takeover is complete, Disney will have unprecedented dominion over the movies and…

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