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2030 World Cup to be played on three continents

The 2030 World Cup is set to be played in Europe, Africa and South America to allow the tournament to start with a 100th birthday party in Uruguay.


Tim Bontemps

Sources: Harden practicing with Sixers at camp

James Harden, who has not been with the 76ers for the last two days, joined the team at training camp Wednesday and is practicing, sources told ESPN.

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Ash Parrish

Former Ubisoft executives arrested after sexual harassment investigation

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French newspaper Libération has reported that five ex-Ubisoft employees have been arrested in connection with a sexual harassment investigation by French police.

According to the paper, in 2021, French police received complaints from the Solidaires Informatique union — a French union that serves digital, consulting, and video game workers — and two individuals. After more than a year of investigation involving extensive interviews with...

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Andrew Webster

Ahsoka’s finale gets by on magic and mythology

Image: Lucasfilm

Over the course of eight episodes... not a lot really happens in the first season of the Star Wars spinoff Ahsoka. There’s plenty of searching for a map and then getting to the destination on that map, but in a lot of ways, the show felt like moving pieces around on a board, setting them up for future adventures. And yet, I found myself really enjoying it — less for narrative reasons and more because the show leans into the mysticism and mythology of Star Wars in...

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Wes Davis

Every phone, TV, and radio in the US will get an emergency alert today — here’s how

An example of the emergency alert message going out today. | Image: FEMA

As a reminder, at about 2:20PM ET on Wednesday, October 4th, your phone will probably make a loud noise and show a message that reads, “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” A similar message will be broadcast over the air to TVs and radios that are turned on during the test. That’s because the government is testing its nationwide alert systems, which it’s...



Charting Ben Simmons’ summertime sadness through Instagram

Revisiting Ben Simmons’ summer adventures on the brink of a critical season with the Nets.

Early in his Great American Novel about self-delusion and the noble, impossible reclamation of the past, the desire to write our own alternate histories, ones in which life proceeded the way we thought it should have, rather than as it did, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s narrator, Nick Carraway — a one time Long Island neighbor of theoretical Brooklyn Nets employee Ben Simmons — says:

“And so...


Mark Schofield Joseph Acosta

12 college football National Championship contenders right now, ranked

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Ranking the 12 teams in college football with a shot at the title

We are switching things up here at our weekly college football top ten.

You cannot be surprised by this. After all, we told you that this weekly list was based on vibes, good intentions, our whims of the moment, and enough caffeine to fuel a late-night cram session for an entire freshman class at Texas.

But because the Longhorns might actually be back — more on that in a moment —...


Pixel 8 Pro has a new temperature sensor. Can it 'read' an overheated iPhone 15 Pro?

Google unveiled the new Pixel 8 Pro on Wednesday and comes with a new built-in thermometer.


How to preorder the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro

The Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are now available for preorder. Google revealed both new smartphones during its #MadeByGoogle '23 keynote Wednesday.


'The Exorcist: Believer' review: This legacy sequel is so dull it's a sin

David Gordon Green's legacy sequel to "The Exorcist" is both over-stuffed and underdeveloped.


Save hundreds on self-emptying robot vacuums ahead of Prime Day

Get a Shark AI Ultra at Amazon for just $420, down from $599. That's a 30% discount or a savings of $179. Plus, check out more of the best self-emptying robot vacuums on sale.


'Haunted Mansion' is now streaming on Disney Plus — here are the best ways to watch

Find out how to watch 'Haunted Mansion' at home ahead of Halloween, including its Disney Plus release date.


Everything announced at the Google Pixel event: Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel Watch 2, and more

The Google Pixel event brought lots of news about the Pixel 8, Pixel Watch 2, several AI advancements, and more.


One More Page 3 campaign showcases model with double mastectomy

Erika Lust launches One More Page 3 campaign with topless model Danni Moore, who's had a double mastectomy.


The best Prime Day Apple iPad deals you can buy right now

Early Prime Day deals are kicking off with plenty of deals on Apple iPads in every configuration. Check out our favorite early Prime Day Apple iPad sales.


Greg Walters

Yes, Trump Could Become Speaker of the House

Could former President Donald Trump become the next Speaker of the House of Representatives?

The short answer is, yes, almost all experts agree that it’s technically possible. And a rising chorus of ring-wing voices are calling for exactly that.

There’s no rule specifying that the Speaker—a position so important it’s third in line for the presidency—needs to be a sitting member of the House. 

And now, after former Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s historic leadership implosion following...

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Emma Roth

Google Pixel 8 launch event: the 7 biggest announcements

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Google’s latest Pixel launch event has come to an end. Even though some of the products Google revealed were leaked well in advance, the company still managed to throw in a couple of surprises.

Here are all the biggest announcements from the Made by Google event.

The Pixel 8 Pro gets a price bump and a temperature sensor Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Google has officially announced the Pixel 8 Pro, and it comes with quite a few upgrades....

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Emma Roth

Google is launching a generative AI-enhanced version of Assistant

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During the Made by Google event, where it debuted new Pixel 8 and Pixel Watch 2 hardware, Google also announced it’s launching Assistant with Bard, which leverages generative AI to provide personalized assistance to users. The company says the new AI-enhanced assistant can do things like help plan your next trip, find details in your email inbox, and even create a grocery list.

Just like Bard on the web, Assistant with Bard will integrate with some of the company’s...

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Jon Porter

Google claims its latest smartphone makes the ‘enhance!’ meme a reality

Osterloh onstage announcing “Zoom Enhance.” | Image: Google

During an onstage presentation at today’s Pixel 8 Pro launch, Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh showed off how the smartphone is able to retroactively add detail to a photograph when you pinch to zoom in. “So the kind of zoom enhancement you used to see in science fiction? It’s right in the phone in your hand,” Osterloh said after introducing the feature, which Google is calling “Zoom Enhance.”

Osterloh is...

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