Come Aboard NASA’s First Mission to Touch the Sun

Want to get the hottest ticket this summer without standing in line?

NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names online to be placed on a microchip aboard NASA’s historic Parker Solar Probe mission launching in summer 2018. The mission will travel through the Sun’s atmosphere, facing brutal heat and radiation conditions — and your name will go along for the ride.

“This probe will journey to a region humanity has never explored before,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, the associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “This mission will answer questions scientists have sought to uncover for more than six decades.”

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Winter olympics 2018 – How to watch

Anyone looking forward to the usual BBC red button multi-stream coverage on 28E of the forthcoming Winter Olympics is likely to be disappointed. The host broadcaster for most of Europe is now Eurosport,

Sooo, anyone wishing to watch everything will have to subscribe to a pay tv service of some sort – via satellite (Sky in the UK) or the internet via Eurosport Player (Currently £60/year with a half price offer available for one year)

The BBC will be sublicensing the UK fta rights from ES (although coverage will be limited to around 100 hours for the Winter Olympics & 200 for the summer event. The current agreement expires after the 2020 Games.

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TV On Demand: A Comprehensive Guide

In the last two years, the television industry has become flooded with new ‘on demand’ services which are trying to corner the market. From the introduction and on-going popularity of BBC iPlayer, Demand Five, ITV player and 4OD, to the relatively new Netflix, Love film and SkyNow, there is a vast array of options for those who wish to have complete control over theirdigital TV viewing. This guide outlines the highlights and the disadvantages of these TV on-demand services and examines whether they are worth the subscription fee.

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Buy and keep movies on your Sky+HD box

BSkyB have now come up with a service that is sure to challenge online retailers such as Apple iTunes as they are now launching a new movie download service that allows the user to keep, this is known as “buy and keep”.

This service which is due to be rolled out very soon will form part of BskyB’s current film rental service which is based on pay-per-view known as Sky Store. The new buy and keep service will be aimed at families who already have Sky subscriptions and usually bought DVD’s but found it easy and convenient to purchase the films electronically.

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Bruce Willis banned from our TV screens

You may love it or hate it, but it has probably been very difficult to escape the Die Hard actor, Bruce Willis, advertising Sky broadband on our TV’s. But wait for it, this advert has been banned for being misleading. Hooray I hear some of you say!!!

As a reminder, the ad shows Bruce Willis making a complaint about the current internet speed he is receiving from his current provider with him being clearly told by another character that he should try Sky Broadband because it offers “totally unlimited” broadband.

A narrator on the TV ad then goes on to say this service is available for only £7.50 a month, however upon reading the small print on the screen it states that unfortunately this deal is only available to existing Sky TV customers. But if you were to watch earlier in the advert you will have seen on screen text that states that in order to obtain this service you need to purchase both calls and line rental as part of the Sky Talk package which currently totals £14.50 per month. It also states that Sky TV packages start from £21.50 a month.

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Illegal BSkyB Card Sellers Receive Jail Sentence

They operated a fully-fledged and profitable business selling illegal viewing cards, trading as a Limited Company called Digicam. They used fake names to fraudulently obtain hundreds of domestic BSkyB viewing cards, and then sold them on for use in place of more expensive commercial viewing licenses. This resulted in an estimated £591,000 worth of lost earnings for BSkyB. According to paperwork recovered from the business by police, the turnover of the business was around £2 million.

Passlow and Hopkins appeared at Guildford Crown Court to be tried for conspiracy to commit fraud. Both men admitted their activities and pleaded guilty to the charges levelled against them. Each was given a custodial sentence of 42 months.

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