In the wake of Jacksonville shooting, increased security at gaming tournaments isn’t enough

Days after the Jacksonville shooting that left three dead and 10 wounded, the conversation surrounding the tragedy has shifted toward the question of security and whether better safety measures can help prevent future incidents within the gaming community. EA is investigating how it can implement better preventive measures at its sanctioned and hosted events going forward. Other events such as PAX have assured attendees that they will continue to enact proactive safety protocols. Increased security will undoubtedly give gamers peace of mind, but given America’s gun crisis, it feels like placing a Band-Aid on a gaping wound. “I know many of us, myself included, are filled with shock and grief,”… Read More

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The Kremlin released photos of Putin’s summer vacation to Siberia, and he has his shirt on this time

The Kremlin released new photos on Monday of Russian president Vladimir Putin taking a break from his official duties to go hiking in Siberia with his top security chiefs, Reuters reports. In the past, the 65-year-old leader often posed shirtless in his official vacation photos, but he’s fully clothed in this year’s images and looks somewhat somber at times. During an interview with an Australian journalist in June, Putin defended past pictures of him on vacation in which he was bare-chested. “When I am on vacation I see no need to hide behind the bushes, and there is nothing wrong with that,” Putin said. SEE ALSO: ‘I see no need… Read More

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Tesla releases a sleek but slow wireless charger for your smartphone

Tesla’s lifestyle products tend to cash in on the brand appeal of the electric carmaker and its very publicly engaged chief executive Elon Musk, and the new Tesla Wireless Charger is no exception. The device, which retails on Tesla’s website alongside hats and the company’s existing desktop and portable chargers, is a sleek, Apple-like device that costs $65. It has an integrated USB-C cable for when you want to plug it directly into your device, and a USB-A port for non-USB-C devices. You can get it in black or white, but it only comes with 6,000mAh of juice and 5W of output charging. (The wired charging method gets you 7.5W.)… Read More

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‘These are violent people’: Trump reportedly told Christian leaders there will be ‘violence’ if the GOP loses in midterms

President Donald Trump on Monday night reportedly warned evangelical Christian leaders there will be “violence” if Republicans lose their majority in Congress as a result of November’s midterm elections. “You’re one election away from losing everything that you’ve got,” Trump said, according to a report. If Republicans lose big to Democrats, Trump warned, “they will overturn everything that we’ve done and they’ll do it quickly and violently, and violently.” President Donald Trump on Monday night reportedly warned evangelical Christian leaders there will be “violence” if Republicans lose their majority in Congress as a result of November’s midterm elections. Trump suggested Democrats would “quickly” and “violently” overturn gains he’s made for… Read More

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Lots of Trump’s allies think his new trade deal with Mexico is terrible for the US

President Donald Trump announced a new bilateral trade agreement with Mexico on Monday. The deal would rework several trade rules dealing with cars, intellectual property, agriculture, and more. But many experts and groups have attacked the new deal, including some long-time Trump allies. President Donald Trump heralded a trade deal with Mexico as a new day for the North American Free Trade Agreement, but many of his top allies aren’t thrilled by the agreement. The deal announced by Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Monday proposes to revise rules dealing with the treatment of automobiles moving across the border, intellectual property, and labor. Trump called the deal “incredible”… Read More

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Yahoo Mail is still scanning your emails for data to sell to advertisers

Yahoo still scans users’ emails for data to sell to advertisers, a practice that many tech companies have moved away from, according to The Wall Street Journal. Yahoo’s owner, Oath, is in talks with advertisers to provide a service that would analyze over 200 million Yahoo Mail inboxes for consumer data, sources told WSJ. Oath did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Oath confirmed to the WSJ that it performs email scannings and said that it only scans promotional emails, usually from retailers. Users have the ability to opt out, it said. Oath’s argument is that email is an expensive system, and people can’t expect a free service… Read More

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There’s a tutu hidden among watermelons in this brain teaser — can you spot it?

People are fascinated by vivid seek-and-find illustrations. Past viral brain teaser challenges have included finding a panda among snowmen, a card among gift bags, a heart among elephants, a lollipop among ice cream, and a bunny among cats. Dancewear Central, a dancewear retailer in the UK, created a new brain teaser that conceals a pink tutu amid watermelon slices against a pink background. Can you find it? Did you spot it? If you didn’t, that’s okay. Try again. Still no sign of the tutu? The answer is below. If you want to see where it is, keep scrolling. Or if you want to look one more time, now’s your chance… Read More

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5 body language behaviors from a retired FBI agent to help improve your confidence

Joe Navarro, a retired FBI agent and author of “What Every Body is Saying,” is sharing more of his knowledge on body language in his new book “The Dictionary of Body Language.” Expressive hand movements can enhance your effectiveness as a persuasive speaker. From hand steepling to placing your palms facing up, here are five body language behaviors that can improve your confidence. The following is an adapted excerpt from “The Dictionary of Body Language” and “What Every Body is Saying” by Joe Navarro. The human hand has no equal. It can hold a scalpel and perform delicate surgery or grasp a brush and paint the ceiling of the Sistine… Read More

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Who Knew Socks Could Be This Cute?

There’s nothing quite like a great pair of shoes, but when was the last time we took true stock into what’s happening beneath the surface? Along the same lines as lacy lingerie, socks are easily overlooked and often ignored — even the really cute ones. But this fall, we’ve decided to right this wrong and give socks a chance to shine. And since it’s not quite boot season yet, we’ve got plenty of time to show off the socks of the moment before it’s too late. Despite the lack of hype, socks are indeed a fashion item. With a few minor tweaks, this formerly utilitarian accessory can be quite the… Read More

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Cynthia Nixon Says Andrew Cuomo Is Trying To “Ice” Her Out Of Wednesday’s Debate

Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock.. Cynthia Nixon, the self-described insurgent New York gubernatorial candidate, is busy preparing for her first and only debate against incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo ahead of their September 13 primary election. For the first-time candidate challenging what she calls Cuomo’s “creaky Democratic machine,” Wednesday night will likely help introduce her progressive platform to a wider audience. But Nixon says the terms of the debate haven’t been fair from the start. For one thing, Cuomo reportedly directly negotiated with the debate host, WCBS-TV, over the terms, giving her no opportunity for input. These terms included the candidates sitting behind desks rather than standing at podiums (which is unusual, but… Read More

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