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Darrell Etherington

Mercedes-Benz shows off the first fully electric heavy urban transport truck

 Daimler isn’t about to let Tesla own any more ‘firsts’ in electric transportation; the German company revealed the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck today in Stuttgart, an all-electric truck with a total admissible weight capacity of 26 tonnes (29 U.S. tons), which makes it the first clean energy big rig of its kind. As the name implies, it’s designed for use in urban… Read More


Steve O'Hear

Big Health, the startup behind Sleepio, raises $12M to scale delivery of non-drug mental health solutions

 Today Big Health, which is already backed by Index Ventures, is disclosing that it has raised $12 million (£9.15m) in new funding led by Octopus Ventures. Also participating are Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Index, Sean Duffy (CEO, Omada Health), and JamJar Investments (the UK-based investment fund of the innocent drinks founders). Noteworthy is that Esther Dyson, and Peter Read are also… Read More


Darrell Etherington

Smartphone shipments return to growth after early 2016 decline, says Canalys

 During the second quarter of 2016, smartphone shipments saw a modest return to growth after a first quarter which saw the first ever year-over-year decline in worldwide smartphone sales, according to research firm Canalys. But sequentially, shipments didn’t improve, and historical data reveals that the year-ago quarter was also relatively disappointing, all of which points to this return… Read More


Fitzpatrick, Jets not talking as camp starts

Fitzpatrick, Jets not talking as camp starts


Kayla Ruble for VICE News

Democrats Make History By Officially Nominating Hillary Clinton

The Democrats made history last night in Philadelphia, officially nominating Hillary Clinton to be the party's presidential candidate in the 2016 election. The former secretary of state, first lady, and senator is the first woman to top a major political party's ticket in a US general election.

A roll call vote of delegates from each state during the second night of the Democratic National Convention confirmed that Clinton had clinched the nomination.

Tuesday's nomination followed a...


Wesseling, Chris

Report: Colin Kaepernick has clearance for camp

Colin Kaepernick's doctor has reportedly cleared the quarterback for training camp. Will the 49ers' medical staff give him the green light for full participation?


Wesseling, Chris

Kurt Coleman, Panthers reach three-year extension

While defensive tackle Kawann Short remains at a contract impasse with the Carolina Panthers, veteran safety Kurt Coleman has landed a new deal.


Hanzus, Dan

Mike Vick: Cam Newton can't beat me in the 40

Veteran signal-caller Mike Vick is still unemployed, but he doesn't want you to forget about him. Vick says reigning league MVP Cam Newton can't beat the veteran quarterback in a foot race.


Wesseling, Chris

Seahawks extend Pete Carroll's contract through 2019

Two days after the Seahawks locked up GM John Schneider to a long-term deal that extends through 2021, the team has secured head coach Pete Carroll, keeping him under contract through 2019.


Adam Stites

Health is key for AFC North teams entering training camp

The Ravens and Steelers each had to turn to backup quarterbacks due to injuries during the 2015 season.

The Cincinnati Bengals came away with the AFC North crown in 2015, but both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens entered the year with hopes of a Lombardi Trophy too. Injuries, among other problems, derailed the Ravens in a big way while the Steelers had their own fair share of struggles.

Joe Flacco's year ended on injured reserve after he tore his ACL and Ben Roethlisberger...


Jeanna Thomas

The NFC North looks a lot different heading into training camp

This division isn't Green Bay's to lose anymore.

The biggest storylines as NFC North teams head into training camp are the new faces found everywhere in the division. With the Bears, it’s players like Danny Trevathan and Jerrell Freeman, who should provide significant upgrades to Chicago’s linebacker corps.

In Detroit, the Lions will look to receivers Marvin Jones and Anquan Boldin to help fill the void left by Calvin Johnson’s retirement. They’ll also hope Mitchell Schwartz and...


Tom Ziller

DeMar DeRozan almost caused an international incident

Good morning. We have that and more in Wednesday's NBA newsletter.

Good morning. Let's basketball.

AND ANOTHER ONE: Team USA didn't play particularly sharp basketball in Oakland on Tuesday, yet beat China by 50 in an exhibition. I'm starting to think China is going to have trouble winning games in the Olympic tournament. Meanwhile, DeMar DeRozan tried to put someone on a poster with a 360. I mean, DEMAR, that's just unnecessary. (It's so necessary.)



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Photos: Female firsts in politics

From suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the first woman to run for Congress, to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, take a look back at some female firsts in politics.

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Truths, half-truths and lies from the speeches

The Democratic Party gathered in Philadelphia on Tuesday for the second night of its convention, and CNN's Reality Check Team put the speakers' statements and assertions to the test.

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Jason Tanz

Inside the Mind of Werner Herzog, Luddite Master of the Internet

What happens when the legendary German director is hired to make a promotional film about the Internet? You get a true document of the modern age. The post Inside the Mind of Werner Herzog, Luddite Master of the Internet appeared first on WIRED.

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Matt Simon

The DoD Brings on Tech’s Brightest Minds—and Problems

The Department of Defense is looking at the blazing-fast ying to its octogenarian-on-horse-tranquilizers yang: Silicon Valley. The post The DoD Brings on Tech's Brightest Minds—and Problems appeared first on WIRED.

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Angela Watercutter

Design FX: Hardly Anything in Star Trek Beyond Is Real

Sure, the acting is real—but most of the spaceships and aliens in Justin Lin's latest addition to the franchise were made with VFX. Here's how. The post Design FX: Hardly Anything in Star Trek Beyond Is Real appeared first on WIRED.

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Laura Mallonee

The Makeshift Homes Where Refugees Await Their Fates

Photographer Marco Tiberio spent 11 months photographing the tents and huts in the Calais migrant camp in France. The post The Makeshift Homes Where Refugees Await Their Fates appeared first on WIRED.

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Tim Moynihan

The Stories Behind Stranger Things’ Retro ’80s Props

Lynda Reiss, prop master of Stranger Things, talks about the task of recreating the '80s. The post The Stories Behind Stranger Things' Retro '80s Props appeared first on WIRED.

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Nick Stockton

How New Zealand Plans to Kill Its (Non-Human) Invasive Mammals

What could go wrong? The post How New Zealand Plans to Kill Its (Non-Human) Invasive Mammals appeared first on WIRED.

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