How to watch the Giro d’Italia: live stream for free and wherever you are

A Brit has started to come to prominence in this year’s 101st edition of the Giro d’Italia cycling event on the continent, but it probably isn’t the one you’d expected. It’s Simon Yates and not Chris Froome who is impressing in the early stages – taking the overall lead after stage six.

Last year’s winner, Tom Dumoulin, riding for Team Sunweb isn’t far behind though. He’ll be looking to make up the deficit in the next few rounds. And the great news is that you can live stream all the Giro d’Italia from anywhere – and absolutely FREE.

This year’s Giro d’Italia is available in a record breaking 198 countries. Thanks to 18 different TV networks getting involved there are lots of ways to enjoy all the high-paced Italian cycling action.

The Giro d’Italia 2018 route started in Jerusalem and ends in Rome across the 21 stages. This is the first time, ever, that a Grand Tour has gone outside of Europe. That makes for 3,562.9 kilometres of cycling with a daily average of a knee aching 169.7 kilometres.

So how can you enjoy all the wheel spinning fun? Read on to find out as we tell you the best options to live stream the Giro d’Italia. And the best bit? It’s possible to do so absolutely free.

Live stream the Giro d’Italia for free

This year the Italian broadcaster Rai is actually going to share the Giro d’Italia event coverage in Italy for free. It’s the only broadcaster we’ve found that’s live streaming all the action without a subscription of some kind. And Rai also has an Android and Apple app for watching on your tablet or phone instead.

Yup, that means you can stream all the wheel spinning goodness on whatever device you’re using, all on RaiSport +. …read more

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Best iPad apps 2018: download these now

It’s the apps that really set iOS apart from other platforms – there are higher quality apps available on the App Store for the iPad than any other tablet. So which ones are worth your cash? And which are the best free apps?

Luckily for you we’ve tested thousands of the best iPad apps so that you don’t have to. So read on for our selection of the best iPad apps – the definitive list of what applications you need to download for your iPad now.

Haven’t bought an iPad yet and not sure which is best? We’ve got them listed on our best iPad ranking – or you can check out the best tablets list to see the full range available now.

If you are looking for games, then head over to Best iPad games – where we showcase the greatest games around for your iOS device. Or if you’re using an iPhone X or iPhone 8 head over to our best iPhone apps list. And if you’re a professional, you may want to head straight to our top business apps.

New: Linia Sketch ($4.99/£4.99/AU$7.99)

Linia Sketch is an iPad sketching tool that deftly balances elegance and power. Create a new sketch and all of the tools sit at the screen edges. Scribble nearby and they temporarily get out of the way, and you can also invoke full-screen with a tap.

This isn’t an app that cares for realism. Blending with the small selection of pens is minimal, and the end results look digital, but this is a superb app for speed. You can quickly surround a selection and transform it in various ways. And there’s the ZipLine feature, which lets you draw a line and hold for a second to straighten it. …read more

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Running robots are here, and I’m terrified

Some nights, the dreams are broken. The sweat starts to pour. I’m lost in a cloudy world where every step I take, every stride in a race, isn’t enough. My body is fatiguing but those chasing me have no such worry.

I’m trying to win a race against robots and I know that I’m in trouble. Thankfully, they never catch my but I always worry that they will. The Running Man of Tech run down… but tech.

So imagine my unbridled glee to find out that not one, but two, research groups have created headless robots that can trot around the landscape unaided.

First up: Boston Dynamics’ effort, a robot that’s just going for a casual jog around outside, looking every bit at ease in the rolling countryside, desperate for the human quarry it’s been sent to hunt down.

Observe it’s unnerving side-to-side gait as it gambols over the turf, wearing a massive battery rucksack like it isn’t any problem.

Of course, we don’t know how long it can run for, so there’s every chance I could get away if I’d had a big lasagne the night before or something.

Or, as the video goes on to show, if I stand behind a small log.

Next up is this little bi-pedal terror from the University of Tokyo, showing a pair of torso-less legs bouncing along a treadmill without a care in the world.

If I was in Japan when the robot uprising happened, I currently wouldn’t care as long as I had a lot of bits of foam and a stick… surely that would be enough to stop a pair of unmanned legs chasing me to my doom?

Nope – not according to this video. Poked with a stick or disrupted by foam, the feet just keep on bouncing on, coming to drag me to ‘orientation’.

They …read more

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Get a new iPad with data from only £15 a month with Sky Mobile’s latest deal

If you’ve been eyeing up a new iPad but haven’t got the £300-odd to splash out for one, Sky Mobile has just launched a deal that may just be the solution.

The network will now be stocking the 2018 9.7-inch Apple iPad on its Swap plans. The cheapest way you can get hold of it is for a mere £15 per month with absolutely nothing to pay upfront. It’s a much more manageable way to buy if you don’t have the funds to hand.

For £15 per month, you get the brand spanking new iPad, as well as a data only SIM card from Sky to pop in it. That gives you 500MB of data to use per month, which can come in handy for using Google Maps or checking your emails when away from the Wi-Fi. And if you buy before May 31, Sky will give you an extra 10GB data boost to use at your leisure as well.

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If you like the sound of getting a brilliant new iPad tomorrow without spending anything today, then this could be a great option. But do bear in mind that you’ll be tied in for 36 months. You can revert to a Swap24 tariff for an extra £4 per month instead if you want to reduce the commitment to two years.

And if you want more data on your iPad for turning your tablet into a portable Spotify jukebox or a Netflix playing machine on the go, you can upgrade the data amount to all the way to 10GB per month for £30 per month (for 36 months) and still nothing to pay upfront.

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