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‘The Circus’ co-host and Wired co-founder to launch political media platform
Longtime pals John Heilemann — co-host of Showtime’s "The Circus" — and tech entrepreneur and Wired co-founder John Battelle are re-uniting in introducing a new political media platform.
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Mark Sanchez retires from NFL for high-profile ESPN job
Quarterback Mark Sanchez is putting away his helmet and heading to ABC/ESPN to be a college football analyst, The Post has learned. Sources tell The Post, the former Jets quarterback’s main job will be in ABC’s lead college football studio, where he will join Kevin Negandhi and Jon Vilma. Sanchez is replacing Mack Brown, who...
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First Russian-Chinese air patrol in Asia-Pacific draws shots from South Korea
Russia carried out what it said was its first long-range joint air patrol in the Asia-Pacific region with China on Tuesday, a mission that triggered hundreds of warning shots, according to South Korean officials, and a strong protest from Japan.
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Facebook speeds up mapping data validation with machine learning tools Map With AI and RapiD
Facebook's Map With AI and RapiD aim to make mapping data validation for OpenStreetMap volunteers easier than ever before.
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Whistle launches pet wearables for tracking location, health, and safety
Whistle has launched a new wearable for pets that owners can use to track their whereabouts, health, and safety.
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Facebook opens up its AI tool to OpenStreetMap users
Plugging a new address into your smartphone's map app can show you where to go in seconds. But in places like rural Bangladesh and Indonesia, there are millions of miles of roads that are still uncharted territory. Facebook now hopes its AI technolog...
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Woman wearing low-cut bodysuit kicked off flight
A Spanish low-cost airline kicked a woman in a low-cut bodysuit off a flight – but insists she was booted because of her attitude, not her attire, which it deemed to be a swimsuit, according to a report. The woman and her boyfriend boarded the Vueling flight in Palma, the capital of the Spanish island...
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Boris Johnson to be new UK Prime Minister
Boris Johnson is to lead the UK Conservative Party after winning 66.4% of votes cast by members in its election. As head of the largest party in Parliament, he will become Prime Minister. - Boris Johnson has won the Tory leadership election with 66.4% of the vote - He will travel to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday (July 24) and ask permission from the Queen to form a government. - More resignations from the current government are expected Johnson defeated current Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in the final round of voting. Theresa May quit the post after failing to convince Parliament to pass the Brexit deal her government negotiated with the European Union. Johnson has until October 31 to figure out a better deal, but has signaled his happiness with there being no deal at all, allowing the UK to "crash out" of the EU irrespective of the economic or political fallout. Read the rest
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Everything wonderful about Tim Duncan becoming a Spurs assistant, ranked
Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images We have that and more in Tuesday’s NBA newsletter. On Monday, the San Antonio Spurs announced two new assistant coaches would be joining Gregg Popovich’s staff to fill vacancies left by Ime Udoka and Ettore Messina. Those two new assistant coaches: Will Hardy, who has climbed the ranks within the organization, and Tim Duncan, yes that Tim Duncan. How wholesome and beautiful is Tim Duncan joining Pop’s bench in San Antonio? Let us count the ways, starting from the bottom. 11. The spectre of Tim Duncan, future NBA head coach Is Duncan doing this only to be around Popovich and the Spurs more, or does he have aspirations to become an NBA head coach (maybe of the Spurs when Pop retires in three years or so)? Are we prepared for Duncan arguing calls from the bench, for Duncan giving the in-game interviews? I don’t think we’re prepared for that. 10. The Spurs staff could win the BIG 3 title I don’t know anything about Will Hardy’s game. But Tim Duncan and Becky Hammon are two-thirds of a killer 3-on-3 squad. What a pick-and-roll duo. 9. Picture Tim Duncan keeping Spurs players from running onto the court during an altercation One of the most important jobs assistant coaches have during games is keeping players from running onto the court during altercations. (Tim Duncan knows this intimately well, he may owe one of his five rings to the Suns failing to keep their players on the bench when Bob Horry hip checked Steve Nash!) I’m trying to imagine Duncan jumping up to hold back, like, Lonnie Walker. Glorious. 8. DeMar DeRozan bank shots! ”Alright guys, today’s drill is 15-foot bank shots.” “Again???” 7. The Spurs still have guys who played with Duncan These players who played with Tim are going to bust him so bad. And vice versa. To be a bat on the wall. 6. More Tim Duncan! There has been a painful lack of Tim Duncan in our lives since his retirement a few years ago. No longer! Now we know we can just put on the Spurs on League Pass and get a dose of Big Fun. 5. Tim Duncan has to wear a suit, like, every day Bwahahaha no more jorts with long-sleeve tropical print button-downs, my man. (In reality, Duncan became a much more snappy dresser in his later years in the league. I miss island casual Tim, to be honest.) 4. Best assistant coach ever We ran through the ranks and determined that there has never been a better NBA player than Tim Duncan serve as an assistant coach. Guys like Larry Bird and Magic Johnson went straight into head coaching jobs when they took the bench. Bill Russell was a player-coach. No. 2 on this list might be, like, Patrick Ewing? Think about it: in a league where any number of players have gone straight into head coaching jobs fresh out of the league, one of the five best players ever is taking an assistant coach job. It’s wild. 3. How the Spurs describe Duncan’s path in the press release The top three most wonderful things about Duncan becoming an assistant coach are all from the Spurs’ master-class press release announcing it. (That’s right: this wasn’t leaked, the Spurs and Duncan got to announce it on their own terms. Spurs gonna Spur.) First, here’s how Duncan is described in the release: “Duncan, a 1997 Wake Forest graduate, played 19 seasons with the Spurs before retiring in the summer of 2016.” That’s it! Nothing about the five rings, the two NBA MVPs, the three Finals MVPs, the 15 All-Star nods, the 13-year streak on the All-NBA and All-Defense teams. In a league where every achievement is screamed from the rooftops, this is just hilarious. 2. The Spurs’ press release leads with Hardy Tim didn’t even get his own press release: the Spurs’ press release -- the headline, the release itself, the tweet promoting it -- all lead with Will Hardy. What a come-up for Will Hardy! Bonus wonderful thing: the URL path for the press release on the Spurs’ website is “spurs-announce-assistant-coach-updates.” 1. Pop’s quote about Duncan in the press release And finally, here’s Popovich’s quote about Duncan in the press release: “It is only fitting, that after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan’s assistant, that he returns the favor.” Pure, unadulterated Pop. I love it. Three cheers to the Spurs for a shower of sunlight in dark times. Programming Notes While the NBA has turned into a 12-month sport, we do have about a month here where less is happening and it’s hard to put together a robust newsletter five times a week. So for the next month or so, Good Morning It’s Basketball will be a twice-a-week affair. And, in fact, next week it will take a full break. Expect an issue Thursday and then again on August 6. If something big happens, you can certainly expect a special edition or two. Thanks for subscribing. Links More stars, including Bradley Beal and Tobias Harris, have dropped out of USA Basketball’s quest to defend the FIBA World Cup in China next month. I wrote about why USA Basketball is struggling to get top-level guys to play. Here’s Dan Devine on Damian Lillard needing to save the day. The Wizards have a front office now. A very interesting one! Kudos for trying something different after being a very static, old-fashioned franchise for so long. Meanwhile, Wizards governor Ted Leonsis is arguing this could be a quick rebuild (possible, sure) and heralding the importance of depth over star power. Leonsis bemoans his previous belief in the power of getting three stars, as if that strategy were the problem and not the fact that he thought in 2011 that his three stars were John Wall, Andray Blatche, and Jordan Crawford. I’m not making that up. He wrote that. The talented Kennedi Landry asks a crucial question: what type of basketball does the BIG3 want to be? It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Grainy Footage of Ben Simmons Shooting Jumpers Season! Can some clips of Markelle Fultz in central Florida be too far behind??? CANDACE PARKER ANALYST ROLE BIDDING WAR. How Russell Westbrook in Houston can work. Kevin O’Connor on the supremacy of LeBron and Anthony Davis in the new era of dynamic duos. Chris Herring is worried about the Warriors’ defense next season. Surprising no one, the Wizards will offer Bradley Beal a 3-year, $112 million extension when they officially can on Friday. It’d be a surprise if Beal took it. How close is the NBA to fully sanctioning the use of cannabis? All the big NBA stars have people pulling media and entertainment strings behind them. Meet Stephen Curry’s guy. Are the Thunder too good? On Zhaire Smith’s development. I’m going to write about this when we get a little closer to training camp, but Zhaire Smith and Thybulle Matisse are the players that can turn the Sixers into a superteam. The Lakers claimed Kostas Antetokounmpo off of waivers. People are noting this could be about chasing Giannis in 2021. That’s true. Also, Kostas might be the ninth best player on the Lakers roster even though he spent last season in the G League. Not basketball but wow do I want the next NBA champion to adopt this high-speed parade format from the Tour de France and please throw sausages too. Be excellent to each other.
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R. Kelly's crisis manager resigns after "CBS This Morning" interview
Just hours after appearing only on CBS This Morning, singer R. Kelly’s crisis manager resigned. In a statement to CBS News, Darrell Johnson said he is stepping down for “personal reasons.” He did not elaborate. on Monday, Johnson made headlines when he said he would not leave his daughter alone with anyone accused of being a pedophile. Kelly is charged with sexually abusing women and girls.
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Weed-Dispensing Robots Are A Thing
New from company Greenbox: CBD and THC vending machines.
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Why Robert Mueller's testimony will be "all about the questions"
CBS News has learned Mueller composed an opening statement for the hearing regarding his 488-page report on Russia’s 2016 election interference that has not been reviewed by the Justice Department. The hearing will be Mueller’s 89th appearance before Congress. As in past appearances, he’ll likely bring a no-nonsense and cautious approach to the questioning. Paula Reid joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what to expect.
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Li Peng, Former Chinese Premier Who Ordered Crackdown On Tiananmen Square Protests Dies
(BEIJING) — Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, has died. He was 91. The official Xinhua News Agency said Li died Monday of an unspecified illness. Li, a cautious, uninspiring figure, was a keen political infighter who spent two decades at…
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Suspension lifted against boxer who forcibly kissed reporter
A Bulgarian heavyweight champion who sucker-smooched a female sports reporter during a post-fight interview has been reinstated after completing a sexual-harassment course and paying a $2,500 fine. The California State Athletic Commission voted 6-0 on Monday to allow Kubrat Pulev to reapply for his license – but warned that any future offenses would result in...
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Hong Kong protesters pledge to stand up to thugs
Public anger grows after police fail to protect protesters from masked men who left 45 people hospitalisedProtesters in Hong Kong have pledged to stand up to suspected thugs who attacked demonstrators at the weekend as public anger grows against the government and police.Demonstrators have filed for a permit to hold a rally on Saturday in Yuen Long, the district on the outskirts of Hong Kong where on Sunday dozens of masked men chased and beat commuters with rattan and metal rods, leaving at least 45 people hospitalised. Police arrived after the assailants left. Continue reading...
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DOJ tells Mueller to confine testimony to contents of report on Russian influence
The Department of Justice told former special counsel Robert Mueller that he must restrict his testimony to two House panels to the contents of his report on Russian influence in the 2016 election, according to a report. “Any testimony must remain within the boundaries of your public report because matters within the scope of your...
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Cars submerged as flooded Brooklyn street turns into a lake
A Brooklyn roadway was transformed into a lake when a thunderstorm hammered the Big Apple with torrential downpours Monday evening. Carroll Street took the brunt of the flooding, with a whole section of the street blocked off with orange barricades that were halfway covered in water themselves, video posted by the NYC Scanner account shows....
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Is the U.S. on Its Way to Becoming a Cashless Society?
What an analysis of millions of transactions can tell us.
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French President Macron to speak to Boris Johnson in the coming days
French President Emmanuel Macron will speak to Britain's incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the coming days, said an official from Macron's Elysee presidential office, who declined to provide further details.
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GB's Scott takes world bronze then snubs Chinese winner Sun
Britain's Duncan Scott wins bronze in the 200m freestyle at the World Championships and refuses to share the podium with China's gold medallist Sun Yang.
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With budget deal in hand, Hill leaders look to rally votes
A debt ceiling deal has been reached. The leaders have signed off. The President has tweeted. - RSS Channel
Ireland should bask in Open-driven time in the sun, not English shade at Lord’s | Andy Bull
Portrush has finally hosted the Open but, as Ireland make their Test bow at Lord’s, they must do so as guinea pigs – is it a snub?It’s a wonder the Irish are so well known for their hospitality when you consider the state of some of the people they have to welcome. The very same day play got under way in the 148th Open the papers here led with the Boris Johnson line, first reported in the Financial Times, about Leo Varadkar, “why isn’t he called Murphy like all the rest of them?” Add it to the list, along with Iain Duncan Smith’s blithe dismissal of “this Irish stuff”, Karen Bradley’s blunt admission of her own ignorance of the difference between unionists and nationalists, Priti Patel’s bright idea to leverage the threat of food shortages in the Brexit negotiations, and countless others. Related: Shane Lowry wants to stay the same but life will change after Open win | Ewan Murray Continue reading...
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When Fandom Clashes with IP Law
Should companies control all the ways people experience art?
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Canadian police say slain couple and missing teens 'could be linked'
Canadian police investigating the mysterious death of a young couple and the disappearance of two teens say it's possible the two incidents could be connected.
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Tell us: what now for Jo Swinson's Lib Dems?
A new leader, a clear Brexit line and hope in some polls, but memories of austerity in coalition government remain. Where do they go from here?After winning the party’s leadership on Monday incoming Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson has ruled out a pact with Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, but said she was open to discussions with MPs from other parties who wanted to work towards a second referendum. Related: Lib Dems are bouncing back, but revival is not guaranteed Continue reading...
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Iran's Zarif congratulates UK's Johnson, says not seeking confrontation
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday congratulated incoming British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, saying in a tweet that Tehran does not seek confrontation with London.
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Lockheed beats quarterly profit estimates, raises 2019 forecast
Lockheed Martin Corp on Tuesday reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its 2019 profit forecast for the second time in three months, helped by increased demand for its stealth F-35 combat jets and missiles.
Police demand access to sexual assault survivors’ phones — or have their case dropped
For the ongoing series, Code Word, we’re exploring if — and how — technology can protect individuals against sexual assault and harassment, and how it can help and support survivors. In April 2019, police in the UK introduced new consent forms asking sexual assault survivors for permission to access their personal information stored on their phones. If survivors refuse to hand over phone data in this “digital strip search,” police will allegedly stop investigating their rape case.  These consent forms, which have been rolled out by all 43 forces in England and Wales, ask the permission of survivors to pick apart… This story continues at The Next Web
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EU tells incoming British PM Johnson it won't change Brexit terms
The European Union on Tuesday congratulated incoming British Prime Minister Boris Johnson but was firm that it would not heed his election promises of renegotiating Brexit.
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Qomplx raises $78.6 million for analytics-as-a-service platform
Reston, Virginia-based data analytics-as-a-service provider Qomplx has raised $78.6 million, bringing its total raised to over $100 million.
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5 of the biggest data breaches​
In 2017, credit-reporting company Equifax disclosed that they had experienced a major data breach, affecting up to 143 million people. The company joined Yahoo, Myspace, Target, LinkedIn and more on the list of largest data breaches in history.​
These earbuds were designed to help you get a better night sleep
If you suffer from sleep disorders, there are a number of methods out there to mitigate them: Ambient noisemakers, relaxation tapes, sleep masks, you name it. One thing that doesn't get tried is headphones, for good reason. Even the smallest earbuds are liable to wake you up if you roll over the wrong way. Now there's a pair specifically designed to address that problem: Bedphones Wireless Sleep Headphones. The first thing to know is that these earbuds are incredibly light and pillow-soft, with a flat design that enables you to wear them comfortably - even while sleeping on your side. All the while, the adjustable ear hooks keep them firmly in place. Whether you're listening to soft music, whalesong or just white noise to block out your partner's snoring, the 23 mm drivers and CSR Bluetooth chip will provide clear, crisp sound. And with a 13-hour life on the battery, you won't need to worry about your soundtrack cutting out in the middle of a dream. Pick up a pair of Bedphones Wireless Sleep Headphones for $99.99, a full 33% off the list price. Read the rest
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Amazon will now deliver to the trunk of your Honda
Amazon keeps on expanding its delivery options, perhaps to ensure that you won't have an excuse not to buy that thing you've just carted. In 2018, it launched an in-car delivery service for GM and Volvo owners, which it also eventually offered to For...
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AfterShokz Aeropex open-ear headphones prove less can be more
I've been using AfterShokz bone conduction headphones ever since I reviewed them in 2015 and they've become an inseparable part of my bike rides. The open-ear design allows me to pump up my soundtrack, while still being able to hear traffic and other...
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Aftershokz’s Aeropex are refined bone conduction headphones with most of the same snags
It’s not the best of both worlds, but it’s better than I thought it would be As someone who swears by over-ear noise-canceling headphones, I like Aftershokz’s new Aeropex more than I thought I would. These are bone conduction headphones, meaning you don’t put them in your ears. Instead, the Aeropex rely on fingertip-sized transducers to push sound through the left and right sides of your cheek bones. The transducers vibrate as music plays, much like a driver inside of an earbud does, except this vibration makes its way to your inner ear by taking an alternate route through your skin and bones. This design is either the headphones’ biggest perk or biggest flaw, depending on your needs. These are a great fit for people who want to remain present, whether that’s to stay safe while cycling down the street or just to be able to hear someone call out to you in the office. Compared to being completely immersed in my over-ear Sony 1000X M3 noise-canceling headphones, the Aeropex don’t make me feel like I’m stepping out of a sensory deprivation chamber when I need to talk with people. These are also purportedly useful for people who have lost some hearing. Since they work by circumventing your eardrum, they may allow you to hear your music more clearly than other headphone models that you place in or around your ears. Bone conduction headphones are nothing new, and though this is Aftershokz’s first new product since 2017, the Aeropex have many of the same flaws as the Trekz Titanium that we tested three years ago. I find it nearly impossible to concentrate at work while I’m wearing them. At the gym, I can hear my music, but I can also perfectly pick out the sounds of weights slamming down, people grunting as they workout, and the energetic mix that plays over the gym’s speakers. These headphones weren’t made to block out noise, so none of this comes as any surprise. Wearing earplugs is a decent but imperfect solution for this issue. Aftershokz claims that the new transducers have better sound quality than its predecessors, though I’ve only once sampled the Trekz Titanium. Since it was in a busy trade show room, I couldn’t give it a fair analysis. Listening to music with the Aeropex generally sounds hollow and flat compared to traditional earbuds, which have the advantage of a tight seal, and minimal distance between the speaker and the eardrum. Still, I’m surprised with the sound quality here. There is some depth in the mids and highs, so rock and pop music as well as other genres that typically place more emphasis on those frequencies, sound passable. But, if you need a thumping beat in your music to keep you motivated, these simply aren’t the headphones for you. The Aeropex transducers that produce the vibrations are more compact than in previous models, and Aftershokz claims that they vibrate less and leak less sound, too. After wearing them for about five days, I’ve only had a few moments when the vibration got to be a little too much. It was either an issue of the volume being up too high, which is almost necessary if you want to hear your music in a loud room, or listening to a podcast filled with some deep voices. It’s tough not to notice the vibration at first, but the effect disappeared as I spent more time with them. Sound leakage, on the other hand, does seem to have been improved. I can’t hear them at medium-high volume from three feet away, and none of my office mates have commented on my strange music taste (unless they’re all talking about it in a secret Slack channel). Touching on some of the other changes, these bone conduction headphones tout a refined look that, compared to the Trekz Titanium, is more in line with Beats Powerbeats Pro. A few other things have changed from that model, like the switch from micro USB to a proprietary cable that magnetically latches to water-sensing charging pins. Another big improvement is that these are IP67-rated and can handle being submerged for up to 30 minutes in one meter of water. Cleverly, they’ll vibrate and let out a beep if you try to charge them while the charging port’s contact points are wet. You can pair two devices to these headphones, and they can seamlessly switch between them. That’s always a welcome feature, one that allows you to, for instance, listen to music on an iPad, then pick up a call on your phone without toggling with Bluetooth settings. I’m happy with the battery life, which Aftershokz claims to be eight hours. I’ve been using these for around five hours (with music, podcasts, and phone calls mixed in) and they’re have about 50 percent battery remaining. There’s a time and place for the kind of experience that Aeropex provides. Most people can carve out when and where something like this might come in handy. For me, those times are too infrequent, though if you’re able to get a lot of use out of these, their $159 price tag will be far easier to swallow. Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.
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How to Share Books and Movies Through Amazon Household
The retail giant offers a way to share your Prime benefits—including Kindle titles, audiobooks, and free Prime shipping—with others in your home.
3 Reasons Aspiring Executives Need a Degree in Tech Management
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7 Google privacy settings you should enable now
We live our lives online, but that doesn't mean those lives need to be an open book.  Unfortunately, unless you work at it, there's a good chance your every digital move is being tracked, analyzed, packaged, and sold to not just the highest bidder, but to any and all bidders. Sure, some companies and services care more about your privacy than others, but at the end of the day, it's sadly on you to eek whatever bit of protection you can out of this data-gathering panopticon.  Which brings us to Google. From internet search to email to calendars, smart assistants, maps, and location data, the tech giant has wormed its way into almost every aspect of our daily lives. Google knows a lot — and we do mean a lot — about the people who use its products. And while we're unlikely to see a Cambridge Analytica-style scandal from the crew down in Mountain View, that doesn't mean you shouldn't take some basic steps to lock down your Google data leakage.  Read more...More about Google, Privacy, Gmail, Tech, and Big Tech Companies
For $15, this is the insider’s guide to making serious eBay cash
Jaimey Castillo is just one of the entrepreneurs who uses smart thinking and the ease of eBay merchandising to make some serious bank partnering with the ecommerce giant. If it sounds like an enticing career path, get the full primer on mastering eBay with the Ultimate eBay BootCamp Academy training. 
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Red Sox road betting favorites at Rays on Tuesday night
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports The Boston Red Sox continue their series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night as road betting favorites on the MLB odds at sportsbooks. The Boston Red Sox are 10-5 over their last 15 games including a 9-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. This three-game divisional series continues on Tuesday night in Tampa Bay. Boston is a -159 road favorite on the MLB odds in Tampa Bay at sportsbooks monitored by Chris Sale will be on the hill for the Red Sox squaring off against Yonny Chirinos and the Rays as +149 home underdogs. Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays When: Tuesday, July 23, 7:10 p.m. ET Where: Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay, Florida Betting Line / Total: Boston -159 / 7.5 Runs Red Sox at Rays OddsShark Matchup Report Boston Red Sox Betting Notes After opening the season with a 34-34 record through their first 68 games, the Red Sox went on a 15-7 hot streak to wrap up the first half with a record of 49-41. But since then they’ve gone only 6-5 through the first 11 games of the second half including an inexcusable 2-1 series loss to the Baltimore Orioles over the weekend. Boston’s next 13 games include five more games against the Rays and eight against the New York Yankees; now would be a good time to get on a hot streak if the Red Sox have one in them. Chris Sale has given up five runs in three of his last four starts. The Red Sox are 7-13 through his first 20 starts per the OddsShark MLB Database. Tampa Bay Rays Betting Notes The Rays improved to 6-1 over their last seven games and to 56-40 on the season with their win over the Yankees on July 15. Tampa Bay went on to lose the next three games in that series and is now just 1-6 over its last seven games. Yonny Chirinos is having a great season with a 3.29 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP, but the Rays are just 1-6 in his last seven starts averaging 1.3 runs per game on offense over the six losses. Red Sox at Rays Betting Total Tuesday night’s total is set at 7.5 runs. The UNDER is 6-2 in the last eight games between the Rays and Red Sox. With both of these clubs looking like long shots to catch the Yankees for the lead in the AL East, the AL wild card race could be their ticket to the postseason. The series wraps up on Wednesday as David Price faces Charlie Morton. For more odds information, betting picks and a breakdown of this week’s top sports betting news check out the OddsShark podcast. Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify or listen to it at
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Braves heavy favorites hosting Royals on Tuesday MLB odds
Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Braves host the Kansas City Royals in a two-game series starting on Tuesday night as heavy betting favorites for the opener. The Atlanta Braves are 2-4 in their last six games overall and in their last six games against the Kansas City Royals. The Braves will try to end both of these mini-slumps on Tuesday night when they host the Royals in the first game of a two-game interleague series. Atlanta is a -210 home favorite on the MLB odds at sportsbooks monitored by Dallas Keuchel takes the mound against Danny Duffy and the Royals as +190 road underdogs. Kansas City Royals at Atlanta Braves When: Tuesday, July 23, 7:20 p.m. ET Where: SunTrust Park, Cobb County, Georgia Betting Line / Total: Atlanta -210 / 9 Runs Royals at Braves OddsShark Matchup Report Atlanta Braves Betting Notes Since hovering around .500 for most of the first half of the season with a 33-29 record through 62 games, the Braves went on a 25-8 tear over their next 33 games to open up a nice lead in the NL East. Now at 60-41 after a 2-4 run over their last six games, the Braves still have a 6.5-game lead in the NL East and own the second best record in the National League behind only the Los Angeles Dodgers. Atlanta ranks third in the NL in runs scored with 5.29 per game and fifth in team ERA at 4.25. Dallas Keuchel is off to a 3-3 start in an Atlanta jersey per the OddsShark MLB Database. He has a respectable 3.58 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP through his first six starts of the season. Kansas City Royals Betting Notes Kansas City stumbled into the all-star break with a 2-9 record over their last 11 games, posting one of the first half’s worst records at 31-60. But so far in the second half, the Royals are off to an impressive 7-3 run over their last 10 games. The hot streak may have more to do with the quality of the opponent (with six of those seven wins coming against the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers) than a real improvement in the Royals, but they should at least enter this series with some confidence. Royals at Braves Betting Total Tuesday night’s total is set at nine runs. The OVER is 6-1 in Atlanta’s last six home games against Kansas City. The short series wraps up on Wednesday night with a pitching matchup of Brad Keller vs. Julio Teheran. The Braves are 11-3 in Teheran’s last 14 starts. For more odds information, betting picks and a breakdown of this week’s top sports betting news check out the OddsShark podcast. Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify or listen to it at
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DOJ to Mueller: Don't make news
The Justice Department has warned the former Special Counsel to stay inside the four corners of his report in his Congressional testimony, writes Julian Zelizer, but even if Americans simply hear Mueller say aloud what he concluded about the President and obstruction of justice it could be much more potent--for Democrats in 2020, and for the country --than having reporters merely tell viewers the same thing. - RSS Channel
Boris Johnson to be UK's new prime minister
A new British prime minister has been chosen. Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson will officially replace outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday. Charlie D'Agata reports from London.
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New UK PM Johnson increases the chance of no-deal Brexit: Moody's
Britain is more likely to leave the European Union without a deal after Boris Johnson was chosen to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday, credit ratings agency Moody's said.
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The world is literally on fire – so why is it business as usual for politicians? | Arwa Mahdawi
Our extreme weather is making me nostalgic for the damp conditions of my English childhood. But despite the climate emergency, capitalism continues regardlessDo you remember when the weather was a reliable source of innocuous small talk? “Hot today, isn’t it?” you would observe to a colleague as you stood awkwardly in the lift together. They would reply with something about the garden needing rain, then you would go back to ignoring each other. Talking about the weather was uncontroversial. It was safe. It was oddly soothing.Sadly, there is nothing soothing about the weather any more; every day seems to bring new record-breaking temperatures or extreme conditions. June was the hottest month recorded on Earth; July is on course to break that record. The Arctic is having a sweltering summer that has sparked unprecedented wildfires. According to the World Meteorological Organization, these fires emitted as much carbon dioxide in one month as the whole of Sweden does in a year. Continue reading...
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Rep. Tom Rice: I saw the crisis at the border with my own eyes -- Congress can fix it
Earlier this month, I joined Vice President Pence and a group of Senate Republicans to see firsthand the humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border.
Krispy Kreme is redesigning its stores and making its menu even more sugary
Sugar might be falling out favor, but it's the centerpiece of a makeover of Krispy Kreme that includes a new menu and its first store redesign in a decade. - RSS Channel
New UK premier Boris Johnson promises to deliver Brexit
Boris Johnson, the ebullient Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by Halloween, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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