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Allison Johnson

Apple iPhone 14 Plus review: a big deal

Excellent battery life and a large display make the 14 Plus upgrade-worthy

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Kourtney Kardashian Praised Travis Barker For Constantly Reassuring Her That She’s “Perfect” As Explained How She’s Grown To Love Her “Thicker Body” And It’s So Sweet

“I’m so into my thicker body. I looked at photos of my body when I was so skinny… It is cringy.”

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Richard Lawler

Blizzard gives most Overwatch 1 players a pass on verifying phone numbers to play Overwatch 2

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Two days into the launch of Blizzard’s revamped and now free-to-play Overwatch 2 experience, a Wednesday night post on its support forum addressed problems players have had with connections, SMS Protect, and missing account items or account merge troubles.

In terms of the connection issues and long queues for entry that are keeping many of us stuck at the loading screen (Login queues, server crashes, and stability problems), a critical login server has been patched to help...

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"It's Not Made To Be Good, It's Made To Be Cheap And Consistent": People Are Sharing Specific Things About "American Life" They Want Others To Know About

"I went to college with a guy from Germany and this confused him quite a bit when he first got here."

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Sources: Dubs' Green punched Poole in practice

The Warriors are reviewing an altercation in which All-Star Draymond Green punched teammate Jordan Poole in practice, sources told ESPN.

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10 Japanese Songs By K-Pop Groups That Anybody Who Loves Music Should Be Listening To

Yep, K-Pop groups sing in Japanese, too!

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Richard Lawler

Former Uber security chief found guilty of covering up massive 2016 data breach

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Former Uber chief security officer Joe Sullivan has been found guilty of charges that he covered up a 2016 cyberattack where a hacker downloaded the personal information of more than 57 million people. The information stolen from Uber included names, email addresses, and phone numbers for more than 50 million Uber riders and 7 million drivers, as well as driver’s license numbers for another 600,000 drivers.

As reported by the New York Times...

SBNation.com

James Dator

THE CHESS CHEATING SCANDAL HAS REACHED THE POINT OF BUTT SCANNING

THEY SCANNED HIS BUTT!

I cannot even believe what I am about to discuss, but Hans Moke Niemann, the 19-year-old chess player at the center of the game’s biggest scandal had his butt scanned before the U.S. Chess Championships.

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— Chess-News.ru ??????? ??? ??????? (@Chess__News) October 5, 2022

I am absolutely beside myself. This totally sent me. So, if you’re not aware of this...

ESPN.com

Clemson's Davis II, Greene sued over '21 collision

A South Carolina woman filed a lawsuit against Clemson players Fred Davis II and Malcolm Greene, claiming they were racing during a 2021 car accident.

ESPN.com

The playoff field is set! Here's why this could be the greatest MLB postseason since ... well, maybe ever

From those under the most pressure to win to the teams and young stars with opportunities to show they're legit, this is why this October -- and November -- will be amazing.

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This Woman's Tips For Commanding Respect At Work Are Going Viral On TikTok, And I Absolutely See Why

"Don't ever be afraid to make them uncomfortable because they are never afraid to make you uncomfortable."

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33 Products That Work Seriously Well (And We Have The Proof)

These photos are truly worth a thousand words.

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Ricky O'Donnell

Stephen Vogt’s final game before retiring had a storybook ending for the A’s

Stephen Vogt was introduced by his kids and hit a home run in his last at-bat in his final game before retirement with the A’s.

Stephen Vogt didn’t break into the major leagues until he was 28 years old. When he finally got his chance with the Oakland Athletics, he started his career 0-for-32 at the plate. Eventually, Vogt started to the hit the ball, and morphed into a two-time All-Star with the A’s in 2015 and 2016. He always seemed to resonate with fans for his underdog...

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David E. Sanger and Ben Hubbard

OPEC Move Shows the Limits of Biden’s Fist-Bump Diplomacy With the Saudis

OPEC’s decision to curb oil production was a signal that President Biden’s influence over his Gulf allies was far less than he had hoped.

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Umar Shakir

Phones from and by Google: a visual history of the Pixel and its predecessors

The 2016 Google Pixel next to the 2017 Google Pixel 2. This is the midpoint in Google’s journey of delivering phones by Google. | Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge

Several years ago, if someone told you they had an Android phone, then it would have been safe to assume they were not talking about Google’s Pixel. Until recently, “Android” had a much stronger association with hardware from Samsung, OnePlus, Huawei, or even LG when it was still making phones. But that mindset may...

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