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F1 Italian Grand Prix Live Stream: How to watch the Italian practices, qualifying and GP

Hoping to catch the Italian Grand Prix 2017 this weekend? We’ve got all the details on how to watch the race, including a guide on how to get the Italian F1 GP live stream in the UK online. We’ve also got info on the times and dates for practice and qualifying sessions, complete with UK times.

Next up on the Formula One world tour is Italy, where drivers are scheduled for appearances from Friday right through to Sunday. You’ll find the full schedule below.

Italian Grand Prix Schedule: What time is F1 on TV this weekend?

Here’s the full Italian GP schedule:

Friday, September 1

  • 4pm – Italian GP Team Principals’ Press Conference
  • 4.45pm – The F1 Show (live)

Saturday, September 2

  • 9.45am – Italian GP Practice 3 build-up
  • 10am – Italian GP Practice 3 (live)
  • 12pm – Italian GP Qualifying build-up
  • 1pm – Italian GP Qualifying (live)

Sunday, September 3

  • 11.30am – Italian GP Track Parade (live)
  • 12pm – Italian GP Pit Lane (live)
  • 12.30pm – Italian GP Race build-up (live)
  • 1pm – The Italian Grand Prix (live)
  • 3.30pm – Italian GP Paddock (live)
  • 7.30pm The Italian GP Race Highlights

Italian GP Live: How to watch Italian F1 race online and on TV

This year, Channel 4 only has rights to broadcast highlights from the Italian Grand Prix, but Sky subscribers are in luck. Sky has full broadcasting rights to beam all the F1 content straight out of Italy – in 4K, no less – with all the action available on Sky Sports’ new dedicated Sky Sports Formula One channel.

You’ll also benefit from Sky’s Race Control feature that gives you multiple driver cam viewpoints, the pitman channel, a driver tracker, and an up-to-date timing page via the Red Button.

Subscribers can also watch the races using the Sky Go mobile app at no additional charge.

  • Download Now: Sky Go app for iOS
  • Download Now: Sky Go app for Android

If you’re not a Sky subscriber you could pick up a NOW TV Sports Pass, which will set you back either £6.99 for a Day Pass or £10.99 for a Week Pass:

  • Buy Now: Now TV Sky Sports Day Pass for £6.99
  • Buy Now: Now TV Sky Sports Week Pass for £10.99

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Who do you think will triumph in Italy this weekend? Tweet your predictions to us @TrustedReviews.

 

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The Asus ROG Chimera is the most interesting gaming laptop launch at IFA 2017 so far. Here’s everything you need to know.

The ROG Chimera is the world’s first laptop with a 144Hz display. It’s not often we start a laptop specifications rundown with the screen, but those who have experienced 144Hz screens will know exactly why. Your average laptop screen puts out a mere 60Hz (60 images every second), which is fine for most uses but always feels a bit lethargic when gaming.

Desktop monitors have had this problem solved for years; 75, 100, 120, 144 and 240Hz monitors have been available for some time, and make gaming much smoother and more responsive-feeling. Laptops have always been a bit behind, and it wasn’t until last year that we started to see a few machines appear with 120Hz displays.

Asus has reset the bar again, with this 144Hz display that also comes equipped with Nvidia G-Sync for tear- and stutter-free gaming.

Related: Hands-on with the Asus ROG Zephyrus

The screen is a 17.3-inch affair, and it only comes in a Full HD resolution, which is a little disappointing considering it’s now possible to get hold of 4K displays with the same refresh rate. This doesn’t appear to be an IPS screen, either, meaning that while you’ll get all the joy of a high refresh rate, depth of colour will probably come second to speed.

Still, elsewhere this laptop is a powerhouse, with an overclockable Intel Core i7-7820HK processor, and 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU.

The laptop also comes with a built-in Xbox wireless receiver for Xbox One controllers, which effectively means the Chimera can be a sort-of portable Xbox One, especially when you consider how many Xbox One games are now available for Windows.

This machine will set you back $2999 (probably £2999) and goes on sale in the US in mid-October.

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Everything you need to know about Windows 10 S, with the latest news from IFA 2017 being that the rollout will go further than we first thought.

Initially, Windows 10 S looked as if it would only appear on laptops deisgned for schools, but speaking to Trusted Reviews, a Microsoft spokesman confirmed the company has chosen to expand the OS outside of education after Windows 10 users reported wanting the security benefits of 10 S.

They highlighted families with children or elderly relatives just starting to use computers as a key market that could benefit from the machines.

Pricing remains unknown, but the spokesperson confirmed “they will cover all price points, including the affordable end.”

They added it would be up to OEMs to reveal further details when asked if the new consumer Windows 10 devices would match the pricing of affordable Chromebooks, which retail for as little as £200.

The news comes just after Microsoft revealed the launch date of its latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

The update will start rolling out to full-fat Windows 10 PCs from October 17 and will bring a host of new features, including support for the influx of new VR headsets set to hit the market, like the Lenovo Explorer.

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Can I download Windows 10 S?

Teachers will be able to update any Windows 10 S device to Windows 10 Pro free of charge. The OS will also come with a free one-year subscription to Minecraft Education Edition. Microsoft Office 365 and Intune for Education will also be free with Windows 10 S. The general public do not have access to a Windows 10 S download as it stands.

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What are your first thoughts on Windows 10 S? Let us know in the comments below – and check back regularly as we’ll be updating this article with more details as they become available.

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Microsoft is going all-out to get the world into ‘mixed reality’, but what exactly is it and when will you be able to dive in? Here’s everything you need to know about mixed reality, including the headsets, software and games you’ll be experiencing when it launches.

What is Mixed Reality?

Mixed reality, despite being a new term, is actually already a bit of an anachronism. You might imagine it as being just Microsoft’s HoloLens platform, which overlays virtual content onto your real-world vision using some extremely expensive glasses, but the company has expanded mixed reality to include an entire brand of virtual reality hardware and software.

HoloLens is only being used by businesses for some very niche functions, such as architecture, so for the rest of us mixed reality, for now at least, means virtual reality with a flip-up screen.

Microsoft has handed over the blueprints for its mixed reality headsets to its OEM (original equipment manufacturers) partners, the same people who make laptops running Windows 10. So far, we’ve seen headsets from Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer and Asus. They all feature near-identical specifications and form factors, and cost all about the same. They are also all compatible with the same set of controllers prescribed by Microsoft.

From the demos we’ve seen so far from Microsoft’s partners, we’ve experienced some fairly basic uses for the headsets, including walking around a virtual home (known as Cliff House) with Windows 10 apps plastered to the walls, as well as exploring Machu Pichu from a hot-air balloon.

What’s common across all the experiences we’ve seen so far is that they are categorically not mixed reality by any definition. Still, Microsoft has nicked the term away from anybody else who might have wanted to use it, and it’ll be interesting to see if it does anything that could be classed as ‘mixed’ in the near future.

Microsoft has confirmed that mixed reality headsets will be compatible with any game that runs on Valve’s SteamVR platform.

Mixed reality will start to become available to consumers from 17 October, which is when the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update launches.

Windows Mixed Reality: The Headsets

All the headsets feature identical screen specifications, with two 1440 x 1440-pixel LCD screens, one for each eye. Field of view is rated at 95 degrees, which is somewhat less than the 110 degrees offered by the Oculus Rift, for comparison. The screens are all capable of driving at up to 90Hz.

The headsets feature “inside-out” tracking, which means no external sensors are required. Instead, two cameras scan the environment around the user, allowing for accurate movement tracking in every direction (this is often known as “six degrees of freedom”).

Each one allows you to hook up to Windows PC using a single USB port and HDMI connector, and mess around in virtual reality. What sort of experience you’ll get will depend on how powerful your computer is (see Mixed Reality vs Mixed Reality Ultra, below).

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Acer Mixed Reality Headset

Price: $299
Availability: Developers Edition available now

Lenovo Explorer

Price: $349 ($449 with controllers)
Availability TBC, 17 October or afer

Dell Visor

Price: $349 ($449 with controllers)
Availability TBC, 17 October or after

HP Mixed Reality Headset

Price: $329
Availability: Developers Edition available now

Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset

Price: €449 (Asus unclear on whether that’s including or excluding controllers)
Availability TBC, 17 October or after

Mixed Reality vs Mixed Reality Ultra

There are two fundamentally different mixed reality experiences available. The first is regular mixed reality, which will run on PCs that have integrated graphics (think Intel UHD graphics). These will run at a maximum of 60fps, and while Microsoft hasn’t stated whether proper SteamVR games will be supported, it’s very safe to assume that they won’t be. Some more basic titles will likely be available, but Microsoft hasn’t clarified exactly what this means yet.

Mixed Reality Ultra is more akin to the experience you’ll get on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift and will require a PC or gaming laptop with dedicated graphics card. Running at 90Hz (much smoother, better for not getting motion sick), you’ll be able to play proper games at proper frame rates. This is where the real fun is.

Thinking of clamping a mixed reality headset to your face? Let us know on Twitter @trustedreviews

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Acer’s latest PC is its most powerful ever, coming equipped with components that are ready to smash any task you throw at it. Oh, and it comes on wheels.

The Predator Orion 9000 is the company’s first gaming-oriented workstation PC, packing the new Intel X299 chipset that give it access to the highest-end desktop processors currently available, all the way up to the latest Intel Core i9, 18-core monster processors. Whatever you choose, you’ll get Predator-branded liquid cooling to keep temps under control.

There’s a side window that looks a bit like a microwave door thanks to its grille design that’s designed to stop electromagnetic interference (is that a genuine problem?) and a whole stack of RGB lighting all over the machine for extra customisability.

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And yes, it comes with two handles and a pair of wheels so you can drag it around your home/office/LAN party with ease without causing yourself a game-stopping injury.

 

The new PC comes in about as many configurations as you can imagine, with up to four GPUs at a time coming in both two Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cards or four AMD Radeon RX Vega cards. You’ll also get up to 128GB of DDR4 memory thanks to the 8 RAM slots included on the X299 platform.

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At the time of writing Acer didn’t have an official release date, but did state that it’d have a starting price of a mere $2000 (around £2000).

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Ever wanted to catch a glimpse under the sea? The PowerRay is an underwater drone that lets you do just that, and it might help you catch your dinner, too.

Think of a drone and you’ll probably think of something like the DJI Mavic Pro, the GoPro Karma or Parrot Mambo. Namely, you think of something that takes to the air. Well you throw those misconceptions right out the window right now.

The PowerRay will let you take to the waters, diving into the deep unknown. With a diving depth of 30m and 4 hour diving time, that’s plenty to get a view of the deep blue without the need to squeeze yourself into a scuba suit. The PowerRay will work in salt, fresh or even chlorinated water without a problem.

Battery life is far higher than your average airborne drone for a number of reasons. Not having to take to the air and keep weight low is going to be one of them, but the other is that the PowerRay remains tethered to a land-based power pack, which stores a battery. It also communicates with the PowerRay’s remote control, which otherwise would not be able to communicate to the PowerRay through the water. The PowerRay has a 2m/s diving speed.

The PowerRay can capture 4K footage and stream in 1080p to a remote display or VR headset, so you can have a view of the deep blue you otherwise wouldn’t get. It can also capture 12-megapixel stills. Onboard is 32GB or 64GB of storage.

The PowerRay’s other defining feature is its skills as a fishing companion through optional accessories. There’s a Fishfinder that works alongside to see real-time information on fish distribution, landscape, underwater temperature and depth. You can even get fish alerts from the app so you can take a tactical nap. Then there’s the Precision Remote Bait Drop, which allows you to place the fish bait at a desired position. Top that all off with a fish luring light on the front and you might find yourself with a serious prize catch.

The PowerRay costs between €1,599 to €2,099 and is available now.

Are you going to add one to your bait box? Let us know on Twitter and Facebook.

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Nvidia GeForce MX150 – Laptop graphics explained

A whole host of new laptops have been launched at the IFA 2017 trade show in Berlin, and many of them come equipped with Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics. What is it, how powerful is it and should you care? We take a look.

Nvidia GeForce MX150 – Gaming performance

For many laptop buyers who like gaming, the promise of dedicated or discrete graphics is like a red flag to a bull: it means extra performance in the latest 3D games. The MX150 is a replacement to the GeForce 940MX that has appeared in loads of laptops over the last couple of years. MX150 was first announced in May, but it’s taken until the end of August 2017 to start appearing in laptops we can buy.

It’s also a replacement for any Intel HD (now called UHD) graphics hardware that comes baked into your laptop’s processor. Intel graphics have never been known for their gaming performance, so it’s easy to dismiss nearly every laptop without a discrete GPU as something to avoid.

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So far, we’ve not had an MX150 laptop in to test, but Nvidia has provided some its own figures to give you a rough idea of what performance to expect. First and foremost, the MX150 is not a high-end GPU. Nvidia’s marketing material on the MX150 only makes mention of playing eSports games such as Dota 2, CS:GO, LoL and World of Tanks at Full HD resolution at 60fps.

The company doesn’t make any claims about what graphical settings you’ll be running, although this point is fairly moot as we’d recommend you let Nvidia GeForce Experience software take over and do the heavy lifting to decide what graphics settings you should be running at.

So, eSports only, then? Maybe, but we can use some other data to see how more advanced games will run.

In our recent review of the HP Spectre x360 15, we ran some benchmarks on the included 940MX GPU. There we saw performance of 50fps in Dirty Rally at Full HD, Medium settings, and 30fps in Shadow of Mordor at Full HD.

Nvidia claims the MX150 is 25% more powerful than the 940MX (and 4x more powerful than last-generation Intel HD Graphics 520), so from that we can take away that while this GPU isn’t designed for the latest AAA games, it can technically run them if you dial down graphics settings and/or resolution.

Again, if the game is supported by GeForce Experience, Nvidia should automatically be able to set your game up for the best performance/eye-candy compromise.

Nvidia marketing material

The thing you should take into account here is that this GPU will often be found in laptops with relatively low-power 7th- and 8th-generation Intel Core CPUs. These chips will often be a bit of a bottleneck for your games – some more advanced titles such as Battlefield 1 – struggle without a properly beefy processor, no matter how good your GPU is.

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Video and photo editing

The MX150 is a dab hand at photo editing in Adobe products, according to Nvidia. The company reckons you’ll be able to crop and remaster photos up to 2.5x faster than bog-standard Intel HD Graphics, and up to 4x faster colour remastering when working with video content.

Nvidia marketing material

Should I buy a GeForce MX150 laptop?

Until we’ve tested one for sure we can’t give a definitive verdict, but we can offer some general advice. GeForce MX150 will probably find itself in thinner and lighter laptops than the full-desktop-style GPUs such as GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti. If you’re really after a gaming laptop, consider a thicker and heavier machine. If you want thin and light and want to play older or eSports titles, these new MX150 should fit the bill. Check back here when we have more on the MX150’s benchmark results.

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Let us know what you think of the Nvidia GeForce MX150 via Facebook or Twitter.

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Philips has unveiled its new TV lineup at IFA 2017, powered by the company’s new P5 Processing Engine, and has also announced a Google Assistant update to its 2017 range.

First, the new P5 Processing Engine. Philips has built the P5 to improve and manage on-demand content, HDR and 4K pictures. The chip has been designed to correct imperfections, upscale content to 4K, intensify colours, extend dynamic range and smooth motion.

Philips 8602 introduces Quantum Dot technology

With the Philips 8602, the company has delivered its first 4K Quantum Dot TV. Quantum Dot technology is exciting for the wide colour gamut and high peak brightness it can output: with the 8602, the sets are capable of a searing 1110 nits, which should be great for HDR content.

Available in 55-inch and 65-inch, the 8602 sets are powered by the P5 Processing Engine, have three-sided Ambilight and are powered by Android. Audio is provided by two front-firing drivers, fitted into the neat ‘floating’ soundbar connected to the stand. No UK launch date or price has been announced.

Related:  Quantum Dots Explained: What they are and why they’re awesome

9 Series adds to OLED range

Due for launch in January 2018, comes the new 9 Series 65-inch OLED TV (model number 9603). Using a new OLED panel and three-sided Ambilight, the 9 Series is Philips’ top-of-the-range TV. With perfect blacks and a peak white output of 900 nits, the 9 Series should be capable of producing every bit of detail in an HDR image.

As OLED panels are so thin, fitting speakers for high-quality audio can be hard. With the 9 Series, Philips’ answer is a 60W 6.1 system. The front-firing soundbase, fitted into the TV’s stand, contains six drivers, and a back-firing Triple Rin speaker with an integrated bass port at the rear.

The 9603 is due to ship in January 2018, although pricing has not been confirmed.

Google Assistant will come to 2017 TVs

As Philips runs Android on its TVs, it’s now able to bring the Google Assistant to its 2017 Android TVs. As with the Google Home, Philips TV users will be able to ask the assistant to help find content, such as from Netflix, get the latest weather forecast and even control smart devices. The Google Assistant is operated by TV remotes with a built-in microphone; for those TV models that don’t have these remotes, the Assistant will be available from Google’s Android TV Remote app.

Google Assistant will only be available on 2017 and later TVs, once they’ve been upgraded to Android Nougat. Philips estimates that the upgrade will start in Autumn 2017, although the Google Assistant will be added later in early 2018.

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