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The Verge

Adi Robertson

Mr. Robot’s mobile game is about the power and danger of texting

Video games are often defined by, well, video — the ability to create beautiful, visually compelling, even photorealistic representations of a digital world. This has become truer than ever with virtual reality, which is supposed to literally make you feel as though you’ve stepped beyond the screen. But in the real world, some of the most important moments of our life happen through nothing more than a few lines of text — on a medical form, a computer screen, or a smartphone. And...

The Verge

Jordan Golson

There’s a new tablet app just for big rig drivers

There are 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the United States. That’s a lot. Naturally, the trucking industry was one of the first to adopt things like in-cab nav systems. But One20 thinks it can do better, with a new platform and social network aimed directly at truck drivers.

The company believes it can deliver a superior tablet and phone experience to truck drivers, claiming that most prior mobile devices and apps have been designed more with the fleet in mind — that is,...

ESPN.com

Canes dismiss Muhammad, Grace for violations

Canes dismiss Muhammad, Grace for violations

ESPN.com

Wiz's Wall: Beal's money 'doesn't matter to me'

Wiz's Wall: Beal's money 'doesn't matter to me'

ESPN.com

$18K fine for Lions DT more than preseason pay

$18K fine for Lions DT more than preseason pay

ESPN.com

Garrett: Poor decision by Elliott on pot store

Garrett: Poor decision by Elliott on pot store

NFL.com

Sessler, Marc

Tony Romo breaks bone in back, out until mid-season

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Saturday that Tony Romo has a broken bone in his back, an MRI revealed. The veteran quarterback will be out at least until mid-season.

TechCrunch

Elizabeth “Beezer” Clarkson

Why founders should care where their VCs get their money

 Fundraising for a startup is a notoriously stressful process. Much ink has been spilled dissecting every aspect of what works when pitching a venture capitalist, and there are countless “tips” out there that promise to help close deals. But for all the attention paid to VCs, little has been paid to limited partners — the money behind the money that makes the venture world… Read More

Fast Company

Ryan Holmes

Why I Started Training Employees To Leave Their Jobs

If you want to retain your star employees, says Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes, help them try out new roles inside the company.

If you want to retain your star employees, says Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes, help them try out new roles inside the company.

A new analysis of LinkedIn data confirms what HR managers have long suspected: Millennials change jobs—a lot. Workers in the job force's youngest demographic switch employers an average of once every 2.5 years during their...

Fast Company

Lea McLeod, The Muse

Worried You Might Be Laid Off? Here's What To Do

Don't panic—or sign anything.

Don't panic—or sign anything.

One of the most shocking conversations you will ever have in your job is when your boss tells you that you're done working for the company. Maybe it's a layoff that completely blindsides you. Maybe it's a performance-related issue that you were aware of.

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SBNation.com

SB Nation Fantasy

Fantasy war room 2016: Fantasy football advice, rankings, draft strategy, sleepers, more for August 27

The SB Nation Fantasy War Room is back! The SB Nation fantasy football draft guide is live, and in conjunction with that, we're running the fantasy war room all day every day for the next two weeks! We're here to answer all your fantasy football questions.

Welcome back to the War Room! This marks the fifth season of a chat room that offers you the most extensive fantasy football advice on the Internet. In 2012, SB Nation created a live chat called the Fantasy War Room in order to help you...

SBNation.com

Kevin McCauley

Premier League scores, Week 3: Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford fight to keep their places

Manchester United continued their perfect start thanks to some familiar faces, who bailed out the new superstars.

The arrivals of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan mean that a lot of players who were at Manchester United last season will have fewer minutes than they did under Louis van Gaal a year ago. Two players who appeared that they might be looking at reduced roles were Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford, but they combined for a stoppage time winner against Hull City....

SBNation.com

Mark Hinog

The Bears finished a preseason first half with -7 passing yards

Welp.

Dear Chiefs fans, your team is doing great on Saturday’s preseason game against the Bears. Spencer Ware shrugged off many defenders here to give Kansas City its first touchdown of the game:

Now excuse me while I talk to the Bears fans ...

... oh god. Oh god no. Alshon Jeffery dropped this:

And yes, you’re reading that correctly: -7 passing yards in the first half.

At least it’s preseason?

And here’s how things are going for the Bears in the second half — whoops, still...

SBNation.com

Adam Stites

Tony Romo has broken bone in back, no timetable for return

The Cowboys expect Romo back this season, but Jason Garrett won’t say when.

The injury suffered by Tony Romo in the preseason was worse than the Dallas Cowboys initially believed, and head coach Jason Garrett announced on Saturday that an MRI revealed the veteran quarterback has a broken bone in his back.

Romo, 36, has struggled to stay healthy in recent years, suffering multiple clavicle fractures, so the back injury is a frustrating start to his 2016 season. However, Garrett said the...

SBNation.com

James Dator

Skateboarder uses physics and/or wizardry to spin his board around a railing

This doesn’t look right.

Back at it #metrogrammed : @pugwizard #nohands #trickoftheyear

A video posted by Ben Koppl (@rollersurfer) on Aug 22, 2016 at 2:07pm PDT

It’s rare that a skateboarding trick could be defined as “hypnotic” in 2016, but here we are. This isn’t some simple street trick — it’s the work of a wizard. It has to be. That or science.

After studying a dusty tome I’m convinced this railing has had a spell cast on it. The board is clearly stuck to it by...

Mashable

Adario Strange

Trump used Twitter to comment on Dwyane Wade's family death and Twitter is not happy

The often controversial social media presence of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has been at the center of his campaign, but on Saturday he may have taken things a step too far for some on Twitter. 

Responding to NBA player Dwyane Wade's tweet, which detailed the shooting death of his cousin, Nykea Aldridge, in Chicago on Friday, Trump decided to continue his awkward appeal to black voters by weighing in on the news. 

SEE ALSO: Trump’s cozy relationship with Breitbart gets even...

Mashable

Tricia Gilbride

Drake took out a billboard for Rihanna because he can't help himself

Look, Drake, we're all proud of Rihanna, but this is a little much, even for you.

Drizzy appears to have taken out a billboard congratulating RiRi,his dream girl and serial collaborator. Presumably it's referring to the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award she'll pick up at the VMAs on Sunday. 

SEE ALSO: Rihanna visited the massive, headless Rihanna statue in Germany

"Congratulations to Rihanna from Drake and everyone at [record label] OVO," reads the billboard in a cursive font that's...

VICE News

Tess Owen for VICE News

Hillary Clinton Just Got Her First Intelligence Briefing As The Democratic Nominee

Hillary Clinton got her first national security briefing as the official Democratic nominee a process she is somewhat familiar with.

Her campaign said the briefing went on for two hours and took place at the FBI offices in White Plains, north of New York City, near the Clintons' home in Westchester County.

She was briefed alone by a "handful of officials" from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Clinton campaign said.

As President Barack Obama's Secretary of State,...

The Verge

Loren Grush

How NASA makes sure we don't contaminate the Solar System

So you want to explore the Solar System? You’re going to need to clean your spacecraft first. Any missions that NASA sends to other worlds nearby have to adhere to something called planetary protection. It’s the rule of preventing "harmful contamination" of the places we explore in the Solar System. That means making sure exploring spacecraft don’t spread too many harmful Earth’s organisms to all of our planetary neighbors.

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ESPN.com

Romo suffered broken bone in back, MRI shows

Romo suffered broken bone in back, MRI shows

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