Melbourne Cup – the race that stops the nation – is nearly here. Women would have shopped for the best fascinators and dresses, men would have dusted off their best suits, and the spectators are getting ready to party.However, not everyone can make it to Melbourne’s famous Flemington Racecourse on race day. There’s no need to fret, though, if you don’t have a telly in your office, as you can stream Melbourne Cup 2018 live from anywhere in the world on your computer or mobile.What is the Melbourne Cup?For the uninitiated, the Cup is Australia’s most prestigious – and richest – ‘two mile’ handicap race for thoroughbreds aged three-year-old and over. The event is part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and was first held in 1861.While it’s still referred to as a ‘two-mile’ handicap race, that’s not the actual distance the horses gallop. It was originally run over a distance of two miles (3.219km) but … [Read more...] about Melbourne Cup 2018: how to watch the race live, online and on mobile for free
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Web hosting is by no means a commodity business. Hosting providers might all be doing the same thing — giving you a place to share your business with the world on the internet — but they’re by no means equal. Depending on the provider you choose, you might find one that offers outstanding speed, but not nearly enough storage to keep all of your stuff in one spot. And if it’s Linux servers you’re after (and in most cases, you should be after Linux servers), not every web hosting provider will fit the bill. Ultimately, small business owners should be looking for affordable web hosting providers that can offer features they need that are unique to their circumstances. If you deal heavily in graphics, for instance, you might want a hosting provider that offers more storage across their plans. If you’d want to go with a company that offers the fastest speeds, be on the lookout for plenty of RAM and bandwidth. And regardless of which provider you … [Read more...] about Here are the best web hosting providers for small businesses
Next Wednesday is July Fourth, one of the few summer holidays with decent sales. Whether you’re planning a huge barbecue or just taking the day to enjoy a rare weekday off from work, you may want to take some time to check out the tech deals happening around Independence Day this year. Retailers like Amazon, eBay, HP, and more are running sales on everything from smartwatches to 4K TVs. Most Fourth of July deals run through next weekend. Amazon Not officially a Fourth of July sale, Amazon is running discounts on several tech products including their smart speaker, the Amazon Tap. eBay The online retailer is working hard to show people that it’s more than just an auction site. eBay recently announced a “Best Price Guarantee” that offers a full 110 (yes, one hundred and ten) percent back if you find the product at a lower price. There’s obviously a bit of fine print there, but it might be worth scouring the web to see if you can find your next eBay purchase … [Read more...] about The best Fourth of July tech deals from Amazon, eBay, Microsoft, Walmart, and more
Video: Russia copies China's VPN crackdownI grew up in the New York metropolitan area, so my view of soccer is that it's kind of like hockey, except without the armor and big sticks. Even so, soccer (or as those outside the US call it, football) is of huge interest to worldwide audiences. Soccer's Super Bowl is the World Cup. directory The Best VPN services for 2018 A virtual private network enables users to send and receive data while remaining anonymous and secure online. In this directory, we look at a few of the very best commercial VPN service providers on the Internet. Read More World Cup 2018 takes place in Moscow starting on June 14. If you're attending, you probably have all sorts of cybersecurity questions - especially if you want to use your computer, phone, or tablet to access Internet services.Can VPN use in Russia land you in jail? Over the past year, we've been reporting that VPN use is banned in Russia. We covered it in ZDNet and on our sister site, … [Read more...] about Online at World Cup 2018: Traveling to Russia? Here’s what you need to know
While legalized sports gambling is sure to infuse additional excitement and interest in traditional sports, the esports market is particularly poised to blast off thanks to these new state-by-state regulations. That's largely because the professional esports industry was already on the ascent. DraftKings co-founder and CRO Matthew Kalish says his company's esports business grew 60 percent between 2016 and 2017 -- and that's with just one game on offer, League of Legends."It's something that's growing actually really fast for us. It was our fastest-growing sport last year ... and all of that is without expanding into more games," Kalish says. "As we expand more and more coverage into more game types, we could do really well."DraftKings has been able to operate outside the May 14th ruling because of a loophole in federal gambling law allowing fantasy-draft betting. Participants build dream teams out of all available athletes in a particular league and collect points based on their … [Read more...] about Esports betting just got a whole lot easier. Now what?