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Darrell Etherington

AR in Mercedes-Benz’s Rescue Assist app gives first responders an inside look

 Mercedez-Benz has been putting QR codes on the B-pillars and inside the fuel door of new cars since November 2013, and those have provided a way for first responders and emergency personnel to quickly get detailed model info about any Mercedes-Benz vehicle involved in an accident using the Rescue Assist mobile app. Now, an update brings 3D imagery, as well as augmented reality, to the… Read More


Josh Constine

Facebook crushes Q2 earnings, hits 1.71B users and record share price

 Coming off an all-time high stock price of $123.34, Facebook in Q2 2016 smashed earnings again. The social network continued steady growth just slightly slower at 3.63% compared to last quarter’s 3.77%, adding 60 million monthly users this quarter to reach 1.71 billion. It scored $6.44 billion in revenue and $0.97 EPS, blowing past estimates of $6.02 billion and $0.82 EPS. This is… Read More


Katie Roof

GoPro sales beat investor expectations but still in steep decline

 Action-camera maker GoPro reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. Shares quickly rose 10% in after-hours trading, but then were down 3% as investors dug through the earnings release. And then they were back up at about 3%.   The company posted revenue of $220.7 million, above analyst forecasts of $194 million. Adjusted earnings per share was negative 52 cents, when… Read More

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Trump Urges Russia to Locate Clinton Emails

Donald J. Trump encouraged Russia at a news conference on Wednesday to find Hillary Clinton’s missing correspondence.


Rachel Browne for VICE News

People Are Freaking Out Over ‘birth Tourism’ In Canada

There's panic once again in British Columbia over a rise in "birth tourism" in the province, as locals accuse Chinese mothers of delivering their babies on Canadian soil in order to get citizenship.

The issue routinely makes news in the western province every few months, and now a new petition, filed in Parliament, is calling on the Canadian government to stop granting citizenship to so-called "anchor babies" unless one of their parents holds Canadian citizenship.

But as more foreigners...


Gabriela Gorbea for VICE News

Thousands Of Venezuelans Take To The Streets Pushing For Vote To Oust President

Venezuela's political opposition took to the streets on Wednesday to pressure the country's electoral authorities into moving forward a process aimed at forcing a referendum on whether President Nicols Maduro should stay in office.

Protesters marched in cities around the country. In the capital, Caracas, they faced rows of soldiers and police officers who blocked access to the National Electoral Council's headquarters. Authorities also shut down eight subway stations near the areas where...


Rams grant QB Foles' request to be released

Rams grant QB Foles' request to be released


Mark Hinog

Kevin Garnett is overjoyed he found his Celtics shirt while watching 'The Price is Right'

On a lazy Wednesday in July, Kevin Garnett was watching The Price Is Right, when something on his television caught his eye:

Que? TF...

A video posted by Kevin Garnett (@tic_pix) on Jul 27, 2016 at 11:05am PDT

Alright, we should discuss the implications coming from this video.

1. Kevin Garnett is 40 and has had a long storied career with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. You’d be forgiven if you thought he retired already — he hasn’t. Not yet...


James Dator

Dirk Nowitzki did the Zaza penalty kick during an exhibition game

DIRK NOWITZKI DID A ZAZA PK pic.twitter.com/lVqSsfjzZs

— Jason Gallagher (@jga41agher) July 27, 2016

Dirk Nowitzki played in his annual soccer game with celebrities on Wednesday and brought something we never, ever expected. The Dallas Mavericks’ forward stepped to his spot with just over 20 minutes left and let it all hang out with the Zaza penalty kick.

The Zaza refers to Simone Zaza of Italy, who caused an incredible stir at Euro 2016 with his PK-turned Running Man Challenge...


James Brady

Nick Foles released by Rams at his own request

Foles signed an extension last season, but the Rams are moving on.

The Los Angeles Rams have announced the release of quarterback Nick Foles. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo said Foles requested the release, and the Rams complied. After being released, Foles becomes a free agent and is not subject to waivers.

"We have been in contact with Nick and his representation throughout the offseason and we feel that this is the best decision for all parties involved," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said in a...


Sessler, Marc

Antonio Brown confident he'll land new Steelers deal

Antonio Brown is one of the league's best wide receivers, but he isn't quite paid like one. The wideout is confident, though, that his employer will reward him for his excellent play.


Patra, Kevin

Aqib Talib, DeMarcus Ware to start camp on NFI list

Aqib Talib and DeMarcus Ware will start the Denver Broncos training camp on the non-football injury list. Talib suffered a gunshot wound to his leg in June.


Orr, Conor

Darron Lee, Jets' first-round pick, signs contract

Darron Lee is officially a New York Jet. After months of contract negotiations, the 20th-overall pick in the 2016 draft has signed his deal.



Dallas Cowboys face fine for three suspended players

With Rolando McClain, DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory all saddled with NFL-imposed punishments, the team will be forced to pay a fine up to $250,000.


Jenni Ryall

How not to get hacked by Russians (or anyone else)

There's been a lot of talk about Russian hackers infiltrating the Democratic National Committee's servers and then leaking sensitive emails via WikiLeaks. 

The breach, which happened in June but was revealed this week, may sound like a high-level hacking plot by international spies that doesn't have anything to do with your personal cybersecurity. We are here to tell you, that is incorrect.

SEE ALSO: Hackers have found a way to turn WikiLeaks into a weapon

In times like this, it is good to...


Stephanie Walden

New study investigates: How many adults pursue their childhood dream job?

Kids are pretty fearless when it comes to dreaming big about their futures. Ask a five year old about his or her career aspirations and chances are you'll be taken aback by the ambitious responses: astronaut, pro football star, bajillionaire, president. 

Some kids want to be all these things at once.

Ask adults, however, if their childhood dreams ever came to fruition and you're likely to get a more wistful response. 

SEE ALSO: San Francisco writing center for kids provides safe, creative...


Miriam Kramer

Watch as auroras dance with the International Space Station

A new video shot by an astronaut circling the world from within the International Space Station shows the space laboratory speeding through green curtains of auroras dancing above Earth.

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams took the timelapse video while staring out one of the Space Station's window.

SEE ALSO: Amazing red aurora captured by Space Station astronaut

Astronauts and cosmonauts are sometimes treated to these light shows in orbit when particles from the sun slam into the planet's upper...


Brian Koerber

Traffic cam catches cyclist narrowly escaping car crash

Polish police have released traffic camera footage which shows a cyclist catching a very lucky break.

In the video, which was captured on Friday in northeastern Poland, a cyclist can be seen traveling from the left side of the street to the right using a crosswalk. But just as the cyclist crosses the median, a Lexus plows through the red light.

As the Lexus runs the red light, a taxi enters the intersection on green and T-bones the car, pushing it out of the path of the cyclist and into a...


Jason Abbruzzese

Turkey shuts down dozens of media outlets as government continues its broader crackdown

The government of Turkey has reportedly shuttered dozens of media outlets, as the country's president continues to crackdown on opposition in the wake of an attempted coup.

The Associated Press reported that 45 newspapers and 16 TV stations have been shut down in addition to numerous radio stations, magazines and newswiresCNN Turkey also reported the closures. 

In the wake of a failed coup attempt by parts of the Turkish military, President Recep Erdogan has been going after any people or...


David Yi

Rihanna goes glam for tour merch

There's nothing anti-fashion about Rihanna's latest tour merch offering.

Following in the footsteps of Kanye West and Justin Bieber's pop-up shops for their own respective tours is Rihanna's. This time, instead of selling at VFILES or Barneys New York, the 28-year-old chanteuse opted for something Parisian, choosing French-cool store, Colette. 

SEE ALSO: Beyoncé and Rihanna will not stand for your 'Pokémon Go' shenanigans

Image: Colette

The pop-up shop will only last six days and will...

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