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Mediator: Reality Breaks Up a Saudi Prince Charming’s Media Narrative

The media was happy to sing his praises in the spring, when the crown prince met with Hollywood stars and Silicon Valley titans. Then came the Jamal Khashoggi story.

VICE News

Tess Owen

Researchers say they've found a way to track untraceable 3D guns

The prospect of 3D-printed guns terrifies law enforcement. Along with being DIY for anyone with a 3D printer, the weapons are, in theory, untraceable because they don’t contain the identifying serial number that regular firearms have.

Researchers at University at Buffalo, however, report they’ve discovered the first way to track 3D-printed objects using the unique “fingerprints” that 3D-printers leave on whatever they objects they produce.

Lead researcher Wenyao Xu told VICE...

ESPN.com

Everything you need to know from the first half of the CFB season

From the expected (Bama's dominance) to the unexpected (Texas' resurgence) and everything in between, here's what happened as we hit the season's midpoint.

ESPN.com

Meet the ESPN college football midseason All-America team

From Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor to Houston DT Ed Oliver and everyone in between (including some guy named Tua), these are the first half's best players.

ESPN.com

Who's king? Khabib, Mayweather jaw about fight

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, after easily handling Conor McGregor at UFC 229, has set his sights on another big name in combat sports: Floyd Mayweather.

ESPN.com

Crawford reaches 1-year agreement with Suns

Three-time Sixth Man of the Year award winner Jamal Crawford has reached a one-year agreement with the Phoenix Suns, he told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN.com

Pats ban fan who threw beer on Chiefs' Hill

The Patriots have identified the fan who threw beer on Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill and banned him from the stadium.

ESPN.com

Buccaneers fire defensive coordinator Smith

Tampa Bay (2-3) has allowed 34.6 points per game this season -- the highest average in the league -- including 40 in a Week 1 win over the Saints and 48 in a Week 4 defeat to the Bears.

ESPN.com

Why the Sixers believe Embiid, Simmons and Fultz are enough

With an unproven point guard, inexperienced GM and two completely different young superstars, how will the post-Process Sixers repay the trust?

The Verge

Cameron Faulkner

Optoma NuForce wireless headphones are 25 percent off for Verge readers

The Optoma NuForce BE Sport4 wireless headphones are 25 percent off for readers of The Verge. You can purchase a pair for yourself at Amazon for $59, which isn’t bad for a set of workout headphones that boast good sound, a comfortable fit, and 10-hour battery life.

These headphones have IPX5 protection that should hold up against a sweaty workout or after spending some time in the rain. If working out isn’t your thing, I found the BE Sport4 to be a solid option for normal listening...

The Verge

Cameron Faulkner

This is how much Google’s Pixel 3 costs at Verizon, Best Buy, and Google Store

The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL can be preordered right now, and will be available to the general public starting on Thursday, October 18th. As far as where you’ll be able to get Google’s 2018 flagship smartphone on launch day, availability is much more limited compared to the likes of Samsung or Apple’s products. That’s because Verizon, for the third year running, is Google’s exclusive carrier partner for the Pixel 3 series. And it’s celebrating the occasion in a strange way: by...

The Verge

Casey Newton

Kevin Systrom on quitting Instagram: ‘No one ever leaves a job because everything’s awesome’

In his first public remarks since leaving the company he co-founded, Kevin Systrom hinted at tensions with Facebook that could have hastened his exit from Instagram. But he also said “there are no hard feelings at all” and that he would continue rooting for the company as he moves on to work on other projects.

“When you leave anything, there are obviously reasons for leaving,” Systrom told interviewer Lauren Goode onstage at Monday’s Wired 25 conference. “No one ever leaves a job...

The Verge

Patricia Hernandez

Fortnite’s new tournaments let anyone compete against pros for prizes

Fortnite’s competitive scene is still young, but so far, most tournaments and events have been invite-only, or restrictive in terms of who can actually participate. Soon, though, anyone will be able to throw their hat in the ring.

In-game tournaments will be available under the “Events” section of Fortnite, and they’ll be open to anyone who wants to participate. According to Epic Games, winners will be able to win “prizes,” but the developer would not specify what kind of...

The Verge

James Vincent

Rolls-Royce is partnering with Intel to make self-driving ships a reality

Rolls-Royce has announced a new deal with Intel as part of the engineering firm’s mission to build fully autonomous ships.

The company (which separated from car brands of the same name) has been working on autonomous shipping technology since the early 2010s, and it said last year that it wants to launch its first uncrewed ocean-going vessels by 2025. As a first step toward that, it launched its Intelligent Awareness system for crewed vessels earlier this year.

The system is comprised of...

Mashable

Xavier Piedra

Tight on space for gardening? Try starting your own window sill herb patch

This is You Won't Regret It, a new weekly column featuring recommendations, tips, and unsolicited advice from the Mashable culture team.

Growing your own veggies or plants can be a total pain, especially if you only have a limited amount of space. Even if you're a city dweller who somehow managed to get lucky and score a backyard with your place, making sure the soil is healthy enough to grow plants from is another obstacle to overcome — especially if you live in a major city where lead...

Mashable

Amanda Luz Henning Santiago

This scarf looks like a vagina, which is fine, I guess

Fendi has created a scarf that bares an uncanny resemblance to female genitalia—and I'm not gonna lie, it's a lot.

The pink scarf's various folds and fur trim are probably — no, definitely — what makes it look like a vagina. Well, vulva if we're being technical. And if you're telling me you don't see it, you're lying. 

Here, just take a gander at it:

Oh my.

Image: Fendi/farfetch.com

Sadly the $990 pink silk and wool, fur-trimmed, "Touch of Fur" scarf is currently sold out online,...

Mashable

Leah Stodart

10 of the best earbuds on Amazon, according to customer reviews

Sure, they're small, but that doesn't mean earbuds are a purchase to be taken lightly.

You've probably been listening to music on the go since you were about 12. So you know that finding a good pair of earbuds is actually pretty tricky. (I've gone through more in my lifetime than I can count.) 

And while picking up a $5 pair in the checkout line is easy enough, you know you'll just be back again next month (or sooner) for a new pair because they stopped working.

SEE ALSO: The best cases for...

Mashable

Dalvin Brown

6 of the best on-ear headphones, according to online reviews

If bulky over-ear headphones and tiny earbuds had a baby, it'd probably look a lot like a set of on-ear headphones. The good news is that you get to enjoy the best of both worlds. That's because on-ear headphones have the benefit of having speakers large enough to produce hi-fi sound (the way over-ear headphones do) while remaining compact enough to stow away for easy transport (the way earbuds do).

SEE ALSO: Best headphones under $100, according to online reviews

The makers of quality...

Mashable

Dalvin Brown

Best headphones under $100, according to online reviews

We don't want to leave a single stone unturned when it comes to saving you money on the tech (and accessories) that have become a part of your everyday life. This time, it's all about headphones. We scoured online reviews to discover the best headphones out there that won't break the bank, all based on what online reviewers have to say.

SEE ALSO: The best cases for the iPhone 8 Plus, according to customer reviews

A great pair of headphones can make your commute, while a crappy pair can...

SBNation.com

Paul Flannery

One important thought about every NBA team

LeBron is in Los Angeles. The Celtics are contenders. But the Warriors are still the Warriors.

I spent all summer intending to pick the Celtics to win the championship. This has become a trendy choice, and it’s not that much of a stretch. With Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward back alongside defensive stalwart Al Horford, plus another year of development for Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, the C’s are loaded with talent.

They’re also deep. Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart could both...

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