Scotland vs Italy live stream: how to watch Six Nations 2019 rugby online from anywhere

This year’s Six Nations adds a special factor as once the action is over the teams will go on to the Rugby World Cup later in 2019. That means there is plenty of pressure on Scotland and Italy as their performances over the next couple of months will set the trend for the upcoming international competition. The good news for you, dear reader, is that you can watch all the Six Nations rugby action and, a Scotland vs Italy live stream in particular, from anywhere you are in the world using this guide.

While Scotland and Italy and expected to sit at the lower end of the table for this tournament, they’re still putting forward ever improving and powerful teams that should make this an entertaining match.

Scotland are 14/1 to win the Six Nations while Italy has odds at 1000/1. 

Despite the Scottish team having a huge injury list of 19 players for at least the first two games. Glasgow hookers Fraser Brown and George Turner are both injured. So one of the three uncapped hookers – Edinburgh’s Dave Cherry, Leicester’s Jake Kerr and Glasgow’s Grant Stewart – should be on the touchline to fill Stuart McInally’s boots.

While Italy coach Conor O’Shea said: “We’ve won in the last 18 months against Japan and Fiji away and Georgia, but we want to get to the highest level. The level is higher than it was, the highest it has ever been in the Six Nations. But we are better. We have to play at our level of intensity. We want to win, not only for ourselves, but also we want a win for our fans”

The game itself is free to air in the UK, so you can tune in to a Scotland vs Italy live stream for free by using a VPN if you’re outside the country when it;s on. 

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How to live stream Scotland vs Italy in the UK for free

Live stream the Six Nations when you’re not in your country

If you’re outside your home country – whether that be the UK or anywhere else – and try to start streaming the rugby via your native broadcaster, you’ll realise that you can’t as it’s location restricted. Fear not, the action is still within your reach. All you need to do is download and install a VPN to effectively trick your computer into thinking that it’s back home. That way you can enjoy your home coverage, minus the risk of using a naughty stream from an illegal source.

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Six Nations 2019 live stream: how to watch rugby union online from anywhere

We’ve been excited about the 2019 Six Nations international rugby union for ages, and the curtain raiser certainly didn’t disappoint. And this year’s competition is as important as ever, with the 6 teams making final preparations for the Rugby World Cup later in the year. This guide will let you watch all the action from the comfort of your home, or anywhere else you can get an internet connection for that matter – live stream Six Nations 2019 rugby from anywhere.

The impressive Irish are odds-on favourites to take the 2019 Six Nations title and make it two in a row after their Grand Slam last year. Captain Rory Best’s men recorded a famous victory over the All Blacks in November and fans and players alike are starting to dare to believe that a World Cup win could be within their grasp.

England are in a strange place with their best XV still seemingly undecided by Eddie Jones. They recorded impressive autumn victories against South Africa and Australia and yet looked vulnerable against Japan. The 2019 Six Nations should therefore be a useful litmus test, as it should for Wales who beat the same Southern Hemisphere opposition late last year. Scotland continue to go from strength to strength and they’ll be looking to improve on a 2018 campaign that included Calcutta Cup success over England.

France and Italy had 2018s to forget and have a lot of improvements to make should they wish to challenge either here or in Japan. For all the info about how to watch a Six Nations live stream, read on. It’s free to air in the UK, for example, so you can tune in for free by using a VPN if you’re outside the country when the match you want to see is on. And you can scroll down to see a list of this weekend’s fixtures, too.

How to live stream Six Nations 2019 in the UK for free

Great news! Every single Six Nations match will be shown live in the UK on free-to-air television. The coverage is spread across the BBC and ITV, so take a look at our info box to see what channel is showing which individual games.

If you’re trying to watch online (either live or on catch-up) then you can get access via the BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub websites or mobile apps. Alternatively, just head to an online streaming TV service such TVPlayer.com, which has all of the UK’s freeview channels (including the BBC and ITV) in one place. This means you can catch the match on TV, computer, tablet and smartphone for free if you’re in the UK – or subscribe to TVPlayer Plus if you want to record it and watch later.

Not in the UK this weekend? No worries – just download and install a VPN and use a UK location to watch live as if you were back home. Full instructions below.

How to live stream the Six Nations when you’re not in your country

If you’re outside your country of residence – whether that be the UK or anywhere else – and try to start streaming the rugby via your native broadcaster, you’ll soon discover that you can’t as it is location restricted. But there’s a way you can watch anyway. By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it’s back at home. That way you can enjoy your home coverage without having to find an illegal stream.

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Apple says a fix for the Group FaceTime bug will be rolled out next week

It looks like the nasty eavesdropping bug discovered in FaceTime last week is going to get patched up in the coming days. Since the security vulnerability was made public, Apple has disabled Group FaceTime while it sorts out the mess.

For those just getting up to speed, the bug allowed users to listen in on handsets they were calling, even if the person at the other end didn’t pick up. It worked like this: call someone on FaceTime, add yourself into the group while the call was still being placed, and you’re then eavesdropping (via audio, not video) on the handset you called, even if the call isn’t accepted.

Quite an alarming loophole in the Group FaceTime system and one that has had Apple scrambling to get patched up. In a statement released to 9to5Mac, the company says the feature will be fixed and re-enabled next week.

Now you hear me, now you don’t

“We sincerely apologize to our customers who were affected and all who were concerned about this security issue,” Apple said in its statement. “We appreciate everyone’s patience as we complete this process.”

Apple also says it will be “improving the process by which we receive and escalate these reports” in response to criticism from some quarters that it took too long to take the issue seriously. The eavesdropping issue was reportedly first brought to Apple’s attention on January 22, with Group FaceTime not disabled until January 28.

Whatever the ins and outs of the timeline, it’s been an embarrassing few days for Apple and a frustrating few days for FaceTime users. All the parties involved will be hoping to draw a line under the affair in the next few days.

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Dell XPS 15 2019: what we want to see

Back when the Dell XPS 15 2018 launched, it was packed to the brim with 8th-generation H-series processors, fast SSDs and some gorgeous displays. And, it is still one of the best laptops in 2019. 

But, now that Whiskey Lake is available, and Nvidia’s Turing graphics architecture is powering some of the best gaming laptops, we thought it was the perfect time to concoct a wish list for what we want to see in the Dell XPS 15 2019. No matter what the result is, it’s going to be way faster than the current model. 

Beyond certain aspects of the Dell XPS 13 2019 that we think will carry over, like the webcam, we don’t know much about the Dell XPS 15 2019 right now. However, we can still do some speculation, crafting a sort-of wishlist of what we want to see in the next XPS 15. So, keep this page bookmarked, and we’ll update it just as soon as we hear anything.

Cut to the chase 

  • What is it? The 2019 version of the Dell XPS 15 
  • When is it out? Likely Q1 2019 
  • What will it cost? Probably starting around $1,059 (£1,179 AU$1,699) 

Dell XPS 15 release date 

It’s too early to try and point out an exact Dell XPS 15 2019 release date, but instead we’ll look to the past to try to predict the future. Things could shift a little one way or the other, but the next Intel mobile platform is here, so it’s only a matter of time. We’ll probably start to see movement once Intel gets its supply issues under control.

Over the last few years, the Dell XPS 15 has had a bit of an uneven release history. While the Dell XPS 15 2018 came out in May of 2018, past XPS 15 models haven’t been totally consistent.

In February 2017, we got the Dell XPS 15 2017, but before that, the 2015 model dropped in October. It’s kind of all over the place, and it could mean we have to wait a very long time for the next one. However, we’re sure that if a ton of new hardware comes out, Dell will be close behind with a hardware refresh for the Dell XPS 15.

Dell XPS 15 price 

The current XPS 15 starts out at $1,059 (£1,179, AU$1,699) for a quad-core, 8th-generation Intel Core i5 chip, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB 5,400 RPM hard drive. However, you can spec it out for up to $2,959 (£2,279, AU$3,999) for a Core i9, 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.

Dell will probably follow the same pricing trend as the current model for the XPS 15 2019 – bring out an entry-level notebook for about $1,050 and let users configure it however they want. However, we could see Dell raising the price a bit for the entry model, as it has for the last few years – plus, computer hardware keeps getting more expensive.

Again, we won’t know what the pricing is going to be until we get closer to launch, so stay tuned.

What want to see from Dell XPS 15 2019 

The Dell XPS 15 is already one of the best Ultrabooks you can buy today, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have room to improve. So, we went ahead and created a wishlist of things we want to see from the Dell XPS 15 2019, to really elevate it into the laptop stratosphere.

Better cooling
The biggest drawback that the Dell XPS 15 has faced for the last few years is the thermal limitations introduced from its increasingly thinner designs. Don’t get us wrong, we love having such a portable notebook with this much horsepower behind it, but if you’re doing a lot of video editing or other workstation-class tasks, the Dell XPS 15 2018 likely won’t last very long. 

Because the Dell XPS 15 is a high-end device, we’d love to see a cooling design that, well, keeps it cool. If it comes at the cost of keeping the same thinness as this years model, or even thickening it up a bit, we could live with that – it’s already easy to carry around, we just don’t want to thermal throttle anymore.

More ports
For a 15-inch laptop, the 2018 Dell XPS 15 is a little light on port selection. It’s more robust than the MacBook Pro, as it actually features USB Type-A and an SD card reader. But, for a laptop with this spec and size, we’d love to see some Ethernet and maybe even a DisplayPort. We know, we’re entering the age of the dongle – we would just like to see a bit more flexibility out of such a premium device.

Move that webcam
At this point, it kind of feels like we’re beating a dead horse, but that webcam has got to move. Nobody who uses their webcam on a regular basis for video conferencing, or even the occasional hangout with friends, is going to appreciate a webcam that perpetually gazes up their noses.

It’s not an ideal situation for either end of the conversation, and it even makes Windows Hello kind of a pain. Luckily, it looks like Dell may have figured it out – the new Dell XPS 13 has moved the chin-cam up into the top bezel thanks to some kind of shrinking magic. Hopefully, this tiny little camera finds its way into the Dell XPS 15 2019. 

Unlimited power
We know that we just talked about Dell’s thermal solution, but we still want more power. This might be hypocritical, but with Whiskey Lake, Coffee Lake Refresh available today – not to mention the upcoming 10nm Ice Lake for laptops –  we’re hungry for stronger performance. If there’s a way that Dell can find a middle ground – include a beefier processor while creating a more robust cooling solution, we’d be very happy.

That’s not to mention graphics. Nvidia just launched its GeForce RTX lineup for laptops at CES 2019, which should improve graphics performance drastically. However, the Dell XPS 15 2019 featured a GTX 1050 Ti, and we still don’t have an equivalent Turing GPU. We might just have to wait until Nvidia fleshes out the low-end of its Turing lineup. 

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The best gaming routers 2019

Playing the best PC games online means that you’ve likely run into a ton of lag at some point, but what if we told you that the best gaming routers could make sure your online gaming is never interrupted?

It’s true – the best routers for gaming will prioritize gaming network traffic, thanks to a handy little trick called Quality of Service (or QoS), so your gaming won’t be interrupted by someone on an hours-long Netflix binge. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for MU-MIMO Multiple user, Multi Input, Multi Output), so that everyone on your network can get their game on without having to get in each other’s way. 

When you’re playing games online, a wired connection is typically considered the best way to go about it, and we’d have to concur. So, the best gaming routers will have a ton of Ethernet ports.

But, no matter how ideal it would be to have every device hardwired, it’s just not feasible without making everyone trip over cords constantly. So, the best gaming routers will feature the latest and greatest Wifi standards – currently Wi-Fi 5. Having external antennae which can be moved to direct the Wi-Fi signal to certain areas of your home can’t hurt, either.

So, taking into consideration the needs of gamers, we’ve gathered up all the best gaming routers 2018 has to offer.

If you want all the latest tech, but you’re still a fan of that old-school aesthetic, the TP-Link Archer C5400 v2 is right up your alley. This is a gaming router that blends enthusiast-grade features and accessible setup into a package that’s appealing to pretty much everyone. And, when you add in the Alexa support, you have a router that can adapt to any situation, whether you’re focusing hard on winning your latest match in Fortnite, or you have guests all connecting to your network.

Read the full review: TP-Link Archer C5400 V2 

The Asus RT-AC5300 is one of the best gaming routers – it comes with a variety of advanced features, making online and network gaming as lag and frustration free as possible. This includes an easy-to-use yet powerful interface, as well as comprehensive QoS settings. The spider-like design won’t be to everyone’s taste, but the eight antennae serve a purpose, as they can be used to direct your Wi-Fi signal throughout your home, giving this router an excellent range. 

Read the full review: Asus RT-AC86U

We already covered the TP-Link Archer C5400 v2 earlier, but the manufacturer slapped an ‘X’ at the end of this one, to signify the extreme boost in performance. It’s significantly more expensive, but this may be one of the highest-end gaming routers out there. With eight ethernet ports around the back, it’s perfect for hardwiring a wealth of gaming equipment. And, the MU-MIMO and Tri-band support mean that wireless connections are also top-notch. You’ll be able to top the leaderboards wherever you are in the house.

Read the full review: TP-Link Archer C5400X

For PC gamers that are always fighting for bandwidth with roommates, a beefy gaming router like the Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 is going to be a godsend. Not only will this gaming router provide an insane 2.6Gbps of speed, but with MU-MIMO support and unique gaming-focused features like location-based connection filters and QoS, you’ll be able to get your game on lag-free. Just prepare for the high price, and maybe wait for a sale to pick it up.

Read the full review: Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500

The Asus RT-AC5300 is an excellent high-end gaming router that comes with a number of advanced features for making online and network gaming as lag and frustration free as possible.

This includes an easy-to-use yet powerful interface, as well as comprehensive QoS settings. The spider-like design won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but the eight antennae serve a purpose, as they can be used to direct your Wi-Fi signal throughout your home, giving this router an excellent range.

 Read the full review: Asus RT-AC5300 Tri-band Gigabit Router

It might look like it’s getting ready to abduct a close friend or family member, but we promise the Zyxel Armor Z2 AC2600 isn’t as alien in function as in appearance. Rocking the latest MU-MIMO support, which improves speed when multiple devices are connected to the same network, this gaming router prides itself on its performance capabilities. Because it can handle a ton of devices, while prioritizing bandwidth depending on the needs of each device, it’s one of the best gaming routers you can buy today.  

Read the full review: Zyxel Armor Z2 AC2600

Asus RT-AC88U

The Asus RT-AC88U is an expensive gaming router, but it justifies the price with insane 802.11 wireless performance. Rocking four antennas and NitroQAM tech, which pushes speeds even further, this gaming router enables wireless performance that can break the 1GB/sec limit. But, there’s a catch – you’ll need to pick up a NitroQAM wireless adapter, like the Asus PCE AC88, to see these fast speeds. But, with speeds like this, it’s easy to see why this is one of the best gaming routers out there.

It might look like something from Battlestar Galactica – the old Battlestar Galactica – but, the D-Link DIR 885L/R is a dependable mid-range gaming router with great range and speed. If you’re looking for the best gaming router, you may want to give this one a chance – it has a good variety of port, and a nicely designed UI. It also features DD-WRT open-source firmware, which makes this router as flexible as it is powerful. 

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