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People Are Sharing The Things They Completely Avoid Doing Due To Past Experiences

Some of these are common sense, but certainly worth repeating.

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Molly Higgins

Coupon Code: 15% off SHED RAIN Umbrellas

WIRED has teamed up with umbrella-maker SHED RAIN for an exclusive 15% off discount code.


Noa Dalzell

US Olympic basketball files: 4 things to know about Diana Taurasi

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Taurasi looks to earn her sixth Olympic gold medal as the most veteran member of the women’s Olympic basketball team.

Over the following week, SB Nation will be introducing each of the 12 members of the US Olympic Women’s Basketball team.

Here’s what you need to know about the legendary Diana Taurasi.

Fast Facts

Team: Phoenix Mercury (13-12)

2024 Regular Season Stats: 16.1 points (39.5%), 4.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists



Savannah Leigh Richardson

3M Open: Keith Mitchell, 3 PGA Tour players on the bubble who could win

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The PGA Tour is in Minnesota for the 3M Open, and these are the three players who could win and get off the FedEx Cup bubble.

The regular season FedEx Cup race is almost over. Two PGA Tour events remain before the playoffs begin. The first is the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota.

Like Keith Mitchell, many of the golfers on the FedEx Cup bubble look to garner some much-needed points in the next two weeks.

The goal is to get inside the...

The Verge

Andrew Liszewski

The wireless GameSir G8 Plus controller works with smartphones and the Switch

In addition to iOS and Android mobile devices, the GameSir G8 Plus works with the Nintendo Switch. | Image: GameSir

GameSir’s latest mobile controller has an added bonus — it also works with the Nintendo Switch. In addition to turning iOS and Android smartphones into handheld consoles not dependent on finicky touchscreen controls, the new GameSir G8 Plus can replace the Switch’s Joy-Cons with more ergonomic alternatives that will never succumb to joystick drift.

Unlike many...

The Verge

Chris Welch

Google has big new ideas about the Play Store

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Google is bringing a handful of new features to its Google Play store on Android today. There are new categorized “Collections” that highlight content from apps you’ve already installed. The company’s reward program is adding more prizes, including Pixel hardware. Google’s Play Pass subscription service is introducing more versatile gaming capabilities. And in Japan, Google is rolling out a curated space for comics, which will let...

The Verge

Allison Johnson

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 is a great phone that’s out of ideas

Samsung’s flagship foldable is as good as ever, but it feels anything but fresh.

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Erica L. Green and Michael Crowley

Harris’s Views on Israel Are in the Spotlight as Netanyahu Visits Washington

The vice president will be closely watched this week for signs of her approach to the war in Gaza should she win the White House in November.

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16 Of The Cringiest Times People's Marriage Proposals Were Rejected

"You're not even my fourth or fifth choice."

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Like Microsoft, Massive AT&T outage also happened because of a bad update

If you're wondering if the recent global IT outage – caused by a bad update to cybersecurity company CrowdStrike's software which brought down millions of Windows PCs – is an isolated case, we can assure you that it is not.

In fact, something similar already happened earlier this year. A government investigation into a nationwide AT&T outage in February has shown that the cause was a bad network update, Ars Technica reported on Tuesday.

According to an FCC report, the outage "affected...

Fast Company

Michael Grothaus

Conn’s HomePlus closing stores: Full list of 71 doomed locations in 13 states amid bankruptcy reports

The Texas-based retailer, which has locations mostly across the Southern United States, is the latest chain to reduce its physical footprint as sales slump.

The popular home goods chain Conn’s HomePlus is closing 71 of its stores across 13 states. The chain’s parent company, Conn’s, Inc., is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, and was founded 134 years ago, in 1890. 

Wired Top Stories

Angela Watercutter

This Is the Year Comic-Con Bounces Back

After being upended by Covid-19 cancellations and Hollywood strikes, Comic-Con International in San Diego has a chance to come back in a big way this year.

Wired Top Stories

David Nield

You Can Actually Use a Chromebook Offline. Here's How

The always-online laptop doesn't really have to always be online.


Mark Schofield

Max Verstappen facing grid penalty at Belgian Grand Prix, but he will be rested

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Red Bull is set to make changes to Max Verstappen’s RB20 ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, which would result in a penalty

According to multiple reports, Max Verstappen is set to take a big grid penalty at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Red Bull announced on the Friday ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix that the team was replacing several power unit components on Verstappen’s RB20. Among the new components, Red Bill installed a new internal...


Adrian Wojnarowski

Nembhard, Pacers agree to 3-year, $59M deal

Pacers guard Andrew Nembhard has agreed on a three-year, $59 million contract extension that'll take him through the 2027-2028 season, Todd Ramasar and Jaafar Choufani of Life Sports Agency told ESPN on Wednesday morning.


Jorge Castillo

The Yankees can't fix everything at the trade deadline

No, they're not going to DFA the entire bottom half of the lineup. Inside Brian Cashman & Co.'s plan.

The Verge

Jess Weatherbed

Twitch is cracking down on sexual harassment in chats

Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge

Twitch has introduced new policy and moderation updates that aim to help curb sexual harassment. The streaming platform announced in a blog post that it has made its sexual harassment policy “easier to understand” by more clearly outlining prohibited conduct. Twitch’s moderation tools will now also allow streamers to more easily filter out inappropriate chat messages.

Twitch says the policy itself is “largely unchanged,” but now...

The Verge

Elizabeth Lopatto

The moral bankruptcy of Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz

In venture capital, you are what you fund. | Image: Cath Virginia / The Verge

Two of Silicon Valley’s famous venture capitalists made a case for backing Trump: that their ability to make money is the only value that matters.

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We're Halfway Through 2024 And These Are The 33 Most Unique Home Items I’ve Seen So Far

I comb through *a lot* of cool items on the internet daily, and these are the ones I can't stop thinking about.

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