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Morgan Moriarty

Penn State’s big kicker keeps annihilating people, and more fun Week 4 college football awards!

The stat of the week, trash-talk silencing of the week, GameDay sign of the week, and other stuff!

Your SB Nation Saturday Superlatives are in after an amazing weekend of college football.

Shocked Koala play of the week

Joey “Big Toe” Julius, Penn State’s 270-pound kicker, blew up somebody again:

And that wasn’t even the ...

Biggest hit of the week

Minnesota’s Tai'yon Devers rounded the corner with bad intentions, and Colorado State QB Collin Hill just so happened to be in his...

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James Brady

Falcons vs. Saints 2016: Game time, TV schedule, and team news for 'Monday Night Football'

The Falcons and Saints will face off on "Monday Night Football" in an important NFC South matchup.

The NFC South isn't looking like a particularly strong division this season. After a 15-1 regular season from the Carolina Panthers in 2015, they're now 1-2 on the season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers also lost on Sunday and are 1-2 on the season. The Atlanta Falcons are 1-1, while the New Orleans Saints are trailing them all at 0-2.

That means that on Monday Night Football the Saints have a chance...

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Morgan Moriarty

6 things to know about Ed Orgeron, LSU’s new head coach (for now)

LSU fired Les Miles after 12 seasons, and a boisterous local with impressive interim experience takes his place.

Coach O is back. On what seemed to be a quiet Sunday in college football, LSU fired head coach Les Miles after 12 seasons in Baton Rouge. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron was also fired.

With the official announcement, LSU announced that current defensive line coach Ed Orgeron would be the interim head coach.

Orgeron has been on LSU’s staff since 2015, having previously served...

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Louis Bien

Carson Wentz and the Eagles were incredible on a day when most of the NFL was not

The Cardinals, Panthers, and Steelers reminded us that the teams we think are great can look terrible at any time.

The Pittsburgh Steelers were great until they ran into Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles. Through two weeks, the offense looked like it could be the NFL’s best. The defense gave up just 16 points in each of its first two wins, holding seasoned and occasionally good quarterbacks Kirk Cousins and Andy Dalton to a combined 79.2 passer rating. They were maybe — maybe —...

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Tom Ziller

Nerlens Noel no longer trusts the process

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Ricky O'Donnell

Paul Pierce announces he will play 1 more season, then retire

Pierce is hanging around for one more NBA season.

Paul Pierce has one more season left in him. Pierce announced he will retire from the NBA following the 2016-17 season in a story on the Players Tribune on Monday.

Pierce, who turns 39 is October, will retire as one of the greatest scorers of his generation. The 10-time All-Star currently sits No. 16 on the NBA's all-time scoring list with 26,316 points. He will return to the Clippers for a 19th season before hanging it up.

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The Verge

Vlad Savov

Intel’s office of the future is a micromanaging monster

Intel is building an ambitious new office building in Israel’s Petah Tikva, which will house 2,500 employees and serve as a showcase for the chipmaker’s latest IoT technologies. Judging by the promo video from Intel, the building will also be a horrible nag that micromanages employees’ sleep, work commute, exercise, and even what they have for lunch. It’s a bureaucrat’s dream and a regular human’s nightmare.

In classic dystopian survellance fashion, Intel's future ultra-smart...

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Lauren Goode

Roku's new $30 Express box is the cheapest Roku yet

Roku today announced a whole bunch of new streaming media boxes, effectively replacing its existing hardware lineup. While the top-of-the-line, $130 Roku Ultra will appeal to early adopters who want both 4K and HDR video support, Roku's "cheap" box may just pique more interest.

The new Roku Express box, which replaces the old Roku 1, is a tiny streaming video box with double the processing power of the original box — and costs just $30. That puts it right in line with Google Chromecast...

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Lauren Goode

Roku's new streaming media players support 4K and HDR video

After weeks of leaks about the new products, Roku has officially announced its new line of streaming media boxes.

The Los Gatos, California-based company has effectively replaced all of its media streaming boxes with new hardware; its streaming video stick, announced earlier this year, remains the same. The new Roku Express box replaces the Roku 1 with a much smaller form factor (75 percent smaller) and double the processing power of the original box. It streams HD video, not 4K like the...

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Andrew Webster

Stan Bush wrote an amazing new ‘80s anthem for Shadow Warrior 2

The title song for the upcoming action game Shadow Warrior 2 sounds like it’s 30 years old, and with good reason: it was written and performed by the same team behind “The Touch,” the iconic anthem from the original 1986 Transformers animated film. It may be coming out a few decades later, but the new song, called “Warrior,” has the exact same upbeat, boost-your-confidence vibe. “I’ve always been one of those people who believes that we make our own reality,” says singer and...

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Thomas Ricker

Plex Cloud means saying goodbye to the always-on PC

Plex is giving the world another reason to subscribe to Plex Pass subscriptions today with the launch of Plex Cloud. As the name suggests, Plex Cloud eliminates the need to run the Plex Media Server on a computer or Networked Attached Storage (NAS) in your house. It does, however, require a subscription to Amazon Drive ($59.99 per year for unlimited storage) and the aforementioned Plex Pass ($4.99 per month or $39.99 per year).

Plex Cloud functions just like a regular Plex Media Server...

Wired Top Stories

Matt Simon

The Two-Foot-Wide Starfish That’ll Ruin Your Day

The crown of thorns starfish's spikes not only pierce flesh, but come loaded with a toxin that will make you say, "Oh, so I wasn't supposed to touch that?" The post The Two-Foot-Wide Starfish That'll Ruin Your Day appeared first on WIRED.

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Tim Moynihan

Roku’s New Streaming Lineup Is Built for a 4K World

With 4K TV sales experiencing significant growth, Roku is revamping its streaming-box lineup to support all the extra pixels. The post Roku's New Streaming Lineup Is Built for a 4K World appeared first on WIRED.

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Emily Dreyfuss

WIRED’s Live Blog Fact-Checks the First Presidential Debate

We don't care about political theater. We care about the WIRED side of the future. If you do, too, bookmark this page to follow as we fact-check tonight's debate live. The post WIRED's Live Blog Fact-Checks the First Presidential Debate appeared first on WIRED.

Mashable

Sam Haysom

This toy advert is taking on gender stereotypes and people love it

LONDON — A new advert for a British toy store is receiving praise on social media for its refusal to conform to gender stereotypes.

"If I Were a Toy" is an advert for Smyths Toys sung to the tune of Beyoncé's "If I were a Boy". The video revolves around Oscar, a little kid imagining what he'd do if he was a toy for a day.

SEE ALSO: Eye-opening video reveals how gender stereotypes start young

In the 40-second ad, Oscar flies through space as a rocket, rides alongside Chewie in the...

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Andrea Romano

John Oliver uses gross raisin cookies to demonstrate what a Trump presidency would be like

Monday night marks the first presidential debate of the 2016 election, and John Oliver warns that both candidates come with their faults — but "not being as bad as Donald Trump is a low bar to clear."

Oliver has spoken out against Trump before, but on the eve on what is expected to be a pinnacle moment in the election, Oliver warns that while both candidates come with their baggage, Hillary's baggage pale in comparison to Trump's.

SEE ALSO: John Oliver to Donald Trump: Drop out to teach...

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Lindsay Davis

This is why you should be concerned about a seemingly innocent Zombie attack

LONDON — This isn't funny. This isn't funny at all. 

As far as we're concerned, this marks the beginning of the end. 

It all starts innocently enough. People think they're witnessing a terrifying zombie attack, police are phoned, turns out the zombies are just actors. Har. Har. Har. 

But you won't be laughing when this classic Boy Who Cried Wolf-like scenario ends just as tragically as that story did. 

SEE ALSO: Rare ‘Walking Dead’ facts about zombie food and SWAT teams on...

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Karissa Bell

Roku introduces 5 new streaming players, including the tiny Roku Express

If you've been thinking about upgrading your streaming setup, Roku just gave you five new options to choose from.

The company unveiled its new line of streaming players on Monday, ranging from the $129.99 Roku Ultra to the tiny $29.99 Roku Express, which are available for pre-order now before they hit stores on Oct. 9.

SEE ALSO: 5 best Netflix original shows

At the top of the line, the Roku Ultra will replace the Roku 4 as the company's flagship offering. It supports 4k and HDR streaming (if...

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Saba Hamedy

Watch the last episode of the 'Star Wars' superfan-created 'Go Rogue' series

LOS ANGELES — The stop-motion Star Wars YouTube series is coming to an end.

Go Rogue, created by a team of superfans, led by James DeJulio, features key toys from the Lego 'Rogue One' lineMashable got an early look at episode four (above).

The series was written by Kevin Ulrich and brought to life by stop-motion animators, and directors Dan MacKenzie and Tucker Barrie.

For this particular chapter, more than 20,000 Lego bricks were used. Also in the episode: Lego Star Wars toys including...

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Emma Hinchliffe

Uber is now selling gift cards in actual stores

Starting Monday, you can buy an Uber gift card in stores. 

The ride-hailing company is now selling gift cards at Walmarts nationwide and plans to introduce them at CVS and Target. 

"Whether it’s exploring a new city, a night out with friends, or simply a safe ride home, Uber is ready to help get the special people in your life where they want to go. And treating them to these experiences has never been easier with the introduction of the Uber gift card," Uber product manager Drew Quinn...

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