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James Dator

Andre Drummond gave us the funniest, most pointless Euro step in history

The ball went straight up!

There are plenty of amazing highlights this season. Andre Drummond’s Euro step on Tuesday night was not one of them.

Drummond followed a quite frankly beautiful steal, with one of the saddest finishes I have ever seen in the NBA. A missed dunk is one thing, a trip is another — but slowly executing a Euro step before lofting the ball straight up, touching it and getting hit with a foul is another entirely.

I don’t even know what arc he was going for...


Source: WNBA investigating Aces over cap claims

The WNBA is investigating allegations that the Aces circumvented the salary cap via under-the-table payments to players, a source confirmed.

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Armie Hammer's Ex-Wife Elizabeth Chambers Revealed Why Their Marriage Ended, And How She Reacted To The Allegations Against Him

“You can give, you can love, you can be there for someone, but you also need to hold people accountable for their actions…the dissolution of my family was literally my biggest fear of my whole life."

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Mack Lamoureux

2 Children Killed After Bus Driver Intentionally Hit Daycare: Canadian Police

Two children are dead and six more injured after a city bus driver intentionally drove his vehicle into a Quebec daycare, police say.  

The incident happened in Laval, a city just outside of Montreal, around 8:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday morning. The six injured children are not in critical condition. 

Police have arrested 51-year-old Pierre Ny St-Amand. According to CTV News, St-Amand already faces a myriad of charges for the incident including homicide and dangerous driving....

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Raja Abdulrahim and Muhammad Haj Kadour

Syrian Refugees Who Died in Turkey Earthquake Are Returned Home

Millions fled the war in Syria for the safety of neighboring Turkey. “We want them to be buried among their family,” said a man waiting for the body of a young relative coming from Turkey.

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Justine Calma

Renewable energy forecast to dominate global power sector growth by 2025

A windmill and the smoke from the Doel Nuclear power plant are seen from Antwerp harbor on February 7th, 2023, in Antwerp, Belgium.  | Image: Thierry Monasse / Getty Images

Nearly all of the world’s new electricity supply over the next few years will come from renewable and nuclear energy, pushing out fossil fuels and curbing climate pollution from electricity, according to a new analysis by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

“We are close to a tipping point”


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Chris Person

WiiM’s Mini and Pro are the Chromecast Audio’s true successors

All I wanted was affordable multiroom audio. Instead, I got an ordeal. | Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge

About a year or so ago, I decided to network all my speakers together to be able to do multiroom audio. I gave myself a set of simple parameters. Namely:

It must be able to work with my own speakers. It must be able to work synchronized in multiple rooms. It should be relatively affordable. It should be easy for house guests to understand. It should not lock me exclusively...

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Emma Roth

Microsoft Edge is getting Adobe’s freemium PDF viewer

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Microsoft Edge’s new PDF viewer is powered by Adobe, and it won’t let you forget that. In an announcement on its website, Microsoft says it’s replacing Edge’s existing PDF viewer with one from Adobe Acrobat, which includes some “advanced” features that are available if you’re willing to pay for them.

Microsoft markets the integration as a way to give users “a unique PDF experience” with “higher fidelity for more accurate colors and graphics,...

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Andrew Webster

Owen Wilson channels his inner Bob Ross in the first trailer for Paint

Owen Wilson in Paint. | Image: IFC Films

First, Daniel Radcliffe took on the role of Weird Al. Now, Owen Wilson is doing the same for Bob Ross — kind of. The first trailer for Paint shows Wilson playing a very Bob Ross-like character, right down to the large hair and calming asides. But the movie is technically about a fictionalized version of Ross, named Carl Nargle. The film follows Nargle’s rise to become the No. 1 cable access painter in Vermont before being faced with a young...

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Tom Warren

Hands-on with the new Bing: Microsoft’s step beyond ChatGPT

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The new AI-powered version of Bing can produce hilarious resignation letters, information on current news events, and mistakes.

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Jay Peters

Netflix’s password-sharing crackdown hits Canada, but not the US — yet

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Netflix is expanding its paid password sharing to subscribers in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, and Spain starting Wednesday, the company announced in a blog post. The company had already started testing the change — in a few different forms — in some countries in Latin America. Now, Netflix is expanding its efforts ahead of a broader rollout in “the coming months.”

Last week, Netflix faced pushback after notes about when and how it...


Scientists find unprecedented rings around object in our solar system

Rings are special, dazzling rarities in our solar system. Now, astronomers have found that an extremely distant world — beyond even Pluto's orbit — is encircled with unusual rings.

Scientists reported that the frigid dwarf planet Quaoar, a round body that doesn't quite meet all the definitions of a planet, has a system of rings enduring at an impressively far distance away from Quaoar. The detection is unexpected, because researchers didn't think rings could survive at a relatively far...


Bard shared false information in Google's announcement

Big Tech is scrambling to release products that can compete with OpenAI’s ChatGPT, the sensational AI chatbot that is also the fastest-growing app ever. Google’s entry, Bard, is set to be released "in the coming weeks" according to a Google blog post, but it’s already nailing its impersonation of ChatGPT by generating inaccurate information. 

Google’s blog entry about Bard contains an animated graphic designed to demo the Bard user experience, and, long story short, the AI in it...


Immerse yourself in the action with these soundbar deals

Soundbars can help you really feel the action in your favorite films, shows, and video games. Never miss important dialogue and details again after you grab one of these soundbar deals on Feb. 8:

BEST BUDGET SOUNDBAR BUNDLE: The Vizio 2.1 channel V-series soundbar also includes a wireless subwoofer without the big price — $119.99 $159.99 (save $40)

BEST SPLURGE: The Sony HT-A3000 includes subwoofers for great sound quality and is compatible with other select Sony sound accessories — $498...


ChatGPT could be writing a lot of Valentine’s Day cards this year

There's a good chance your Valentine's Day card this year will be written with a little help from ChatGPT.

ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence chatbot, is basically inescapable at the moment. Now, this takeover has gotten to the point where it's seeping into our collective love lives. Tinder users already began enlisting the platform to write messages to potential matches. New data suggests people will be using AI chatbots like ChatGPT to craft the ideal Valentine's Day note.

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Put the pedal to the metal with $400 off the Original Peloton bike

SAVE $395.01: As of Feb. 8, the Original Peloton Bike is down to $1,049.99 at Woot, down from its MSRP of $1,445. That's a savings of 27%.

If you pledged to better your fitness in 2023 but haven't found the exercise that works best for you, here's a suggestion: just start pedaling. The interactive, at-home fitness experience that bikes like Peloton offer tend to make moving your body feel less like a chore and more like a treat. And when you feel like getting your daily movement is something...


HBO Max and Discovery+ merger may not happen as planned

If you had anxiety about the impending merger of HBO Max and Discovery+, today's news may not alleviate it, but it's something, at least.

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the original plan to blend the two apps into one mega-app has been shelved. Instead, Discovery+ will live on as a separate app while HBO Max will be rebranded to just "Max." The latter service will indeed be the aforementioned mega-app of our nightmares, mixing HBO's premium cable content with Discovery's...


One phone call changes an FBI agent's life in 'The Night Agent' trailer

Some phone calls aren't meant to be answered. 

Based on Matthew Quirk's novel of the same name, Netflix's new series The Night Agent follows Peter Sutherland (Gabriel Basso), an FBI agent whose unglamorous gig involves working in the basement of the White House. Peter is assigned one simple task — monitor an emergency phone line for undercover spies and answer when it rings. When it finally does ring, his entire world turns upside down as he finds himself caught in a dangerous conspiracy...


Curate the soundtrack to your life with Sony earbuds, headphones, and speaker deals

Quality devices that elevate your favorite music can elevate your entire day. These Sony deals are for anyone who wants to jam alone or be the life of the party. Here are some of the best Sony deals at Amazon as of Feb. 8:

BEST EARBUDS: The Sony WF-C500 wireless earbuds deliver crisp sound on a budget and are perfect for calls and workouts. — $68 $99 (save $31)

BEST BLUETOOTH SPEAKER: Enjoy music during parties, chores, and gatherings with the Sony SRS-XE200. — $96.94 $129.99 (save...

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