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Juventus and Real Madrid are meeting again in the knock out stage of the Champions League in a rematch of last year's final. After eliminating Tottenham Hotspur in Round of 16 Juventus will try to take revenge for the 1-4 loss in Cardiff, but the european champions know how to survive after big matches. They proved it in the previous round by knocking out Paris Saint Germain!

The other great match of the quarterfinals is the english battle between Liverpool and Manchester City. The Citizens are on the top of Premier League table and look like favorites, but Liverpool has the european mentality needed, to eliminate them. After all, they have eliminated 2 times an english club before, Chelsea!

Barcelona and Bayern Munich are big favorites against Roma and Sevilla respectively.

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“Ad blocking hasn’t vanished. It’s still a threat that can’t be forgotten. Publishers still need to find a route forward.”
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FIFA 19's release date is fast approaching, but publisher EA is yet to reveal any substantial gameplay footage. However, a video has surfaced on the FIFA subreddit via user WhadaFack that shows the game in action for the first time.

The video shows a Europa League match between Manchester City and Manchester United running on PS4. You can see the game's new features, such as the active touch system and new commentary team, as well as an updated set of menus and tactical options.

Read more at: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/first-fifa-19-gameplay-leaked-for-ps4/1100-6460752/?ftag=GSS-05-10aac1i
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Manchester City have seen a €50 million bid for Jorginho knocked back, with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirming that the Premier League champions have been rebuffed.
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If you're a Gmail and Dropbox user, keeping all your files in one place is about to get a lot easier thanks to a new Dropbox add-on for Gmail.

In March, Dropbox announced a new partnership with Google Cloud in a bid to centralize content, secure collaboration, and make for more effective communication. In other words, allow Google services users to seamlessly store and share content using their Dropbox accounts. A key part of making that happen was Dropbox integration with Gmail, which happened today through the launch of a Dropbox add-on for Gmail.

Read more at: https://www.pcmag.com/news/362719/dropbox-now-fully-integrates-with-gmail
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The Arctic Monkeys receive their fourth nomination as the Mercury Prize reveals its shortlist.
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Facebook has booted Cambridge Analytica, a data firm once hired by President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, and its UK-based parent company SCL Group after it allegedly received user data improperly downloaded and shared by a University of Cambridge professor.
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The people who died had been slowed or stopped in traffic beneath the new pedestrian bridge. The main span was installed Saturday near the campus of Florida International University.
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Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) reported another quarter of strong growth. But the growth was down from previous quarters. That was the case not just for revenue, but also for net income, earnings per share, and user metrics. In addition, Facebook saw its daily and monthly active users decline sequentially in Europe, and management guided for a further slowdown in revenue growth in the quarters ahead.

Here are the key takeaways from Facebook's second quarter.

Read more at: https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/07/25/facebook-earnings-highlight-slowing-growth-rising.aspx
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Do you want to travel to affordable places? If yes, these are the 10 cheapest countries to visit!
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After a week of rumors, Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired GitHub, the popular Git-based code sharing and collaboration service. The price of the acquisition was $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. GitHub raised $350 million and we know that the company was valued at about $2 billion in 20…
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After regularly losing to LeBron James in OKC, Kevin Durant has dominated with the Warriors. Flipping the script won't be easy for James.
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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is prepared to play for club rivals Manchester United in order to prove Pep Guardiola wrong.
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Authorities in Guatemala say 18 more people have been confirmed killed by a volcanic eruption, raising the death toll to 25.
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He secures an expected fourth term as leader, exit polls say, with no serious challenger in the race.
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DUBAI: The UAE approved an economic package on Tuesday worth over $13 billion aimed at accelerating economic growth in Abu Dhabi over the next three years, state news agency WAM reported. In addition to the approval, Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed launched 10 new economic initiatives to create 10,000 new jobs for nationals over the next five years. This is aimed at
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Kathryn Newton, star of HBO hit “Big Little Lies” and a slew of prestige films like “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and the upcoming Julia Roberts film “Ben is Back,” will soon star in a Netflix series billed as “Lord of the Flies” meets “Lost,” TheWrap has learned.

Newton will play the lead in a forthcoming Netflix original from Chris Keyser (“Tyrant,” “The Last Tycoon”), an individual close to the project told TheWrap. Netflix and reps for Newton had no immediate comment.
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A team of researchers from the U.K., Germany and Russia has found evidence of magnetism at the edges of graphene. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the researchers describe how they made their discovery and why they believe it is important.
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Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea destroyed hundreds of homes overnight, a Hawaii County spokeswoman revealed Tuesday, providing a grim update as an explosion caused the volcano to spew toxic ash and rubble nearly a mile in the air and triggered a 5.5-magnitude earthquake.
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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late free-kick to complete his first FIFA ZWorld Cup hat-trick and rescue a point for Portugal after a thrilling 3-3 draw against Spain. Diego Costa scored twice and Nacho Fernandez scored the 3rd spanish goal.
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“‘You Are Now Connected On Messenger’ Is The Worst Thing On Facebook” BuzzFeed’s Katie Notopoulos correctly pointed out in a story yesterday. When you friend someone on Facebook or Messenger, or an old friend joins Messenger, you often get one of these annoying notific…
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The first clues over whether President Donald Trump will risk a shutdown fight this fall over his border wall will come Monday in a private meeting with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito.

Trump is increasingly frustrated with Congress’ failure to fund the wall — his No. 1 campaign promise — and has threatened a shutdown in September if he doesn’t get his way.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/17/trump-border-wall-congress-funding-bill-snub-649563
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LeBron James will not pick up his player option with the Cavaliers and will become an unrestricted free agent, according to ESPN and multiple reports.
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Democrats and other Trump administration critics on Saturday attacked the firing of No. 2 FBI official Andrew McCabe as a politically motivated and vindictive move, while some Republicans praised U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for decisive action.
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Last week, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced bold plans to combine the technologies of his two biggest companies by placing rocket thrusters on future specialized models of Tesla’s Roadster. The thrusters won’t actually combust, according to Musk; instead, they will expel highly pressurized cold air, giving the Tesla an extra boost in acceleration. It’s a move the might technically work, but it also baffles industry experts and engineers: the thrusters won’t be very efficient and probably won’t be street legal.

Read more: https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/16/17459224/tesla-roadster-elon-musk-spacex-falcon-copv
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I stand in front of a lanky two-legged robot stomping along a treadmill. I watch, all impressed, until the researcher next to me tells me to trip it. The thing looks expensive, so I hesitate. Really, he tells me, it’s OK. And he probably knows better than I do, so I drag my boot along its shin like a good soccer trip.

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The last time a great white shark was spotted near Spain's Balearic Islands was in 1976.
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Real Madrid 's world has been turned upside down this summer with the departure of manager Zinedine Zidane and star player Cristiano Ronaldo. Not since the iconic Alfredo Di Stefano—a man who scored in every one of the club's five consecutive European Cup final victories—was ushered out the back door in 1964 have they experienced as much turmoil with their team.

Nobody imagined Zidane—who coached the club to their third UEFA Champions League title on the bounce in May—would leave. It seems he didn't have the stomach to renovate an ageing squad, which floundered domestically last season, finishing 17 points adrift of Barcelona in the race for La Liga.

Of the team that lined up against Liverpool in Kiev, Ukraine, five of their key players—the disruptive Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, Ronaldo and his great foil, Karim Benzema—are all the wrong side of 30.
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Adidas (ADSGn.DE) can declare itself the winner over arch rival Nike (NKE.N) in the upcoming soccer World Cup even before the first match kicks off as it is kitting out the most teams.
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The bare-knuckles tactics Uber used to get its way with regulators are not going to work for scooter startups — cities have the upper hand this time.

It wasn’t only consumers who were surprised — some pleasantly so, others not so much. Local governments, too, were forced to scramble to understand and regulate this yet-unseen form of shared transportation.

The startups that put them there, Bird and Lime, employed a tried-and-true playbook, written a few years back by fast-growing ride-hail firms Uber and Lyft, as well as Airbnb: Launch your service in a city without permission, become wildly popular with consumers and then ask for forgiveness when regulators try to throw you out. When that doesn’t work, send in your adoring customers to fight for it. Oh, and a handful of lobbyists. Don’t forget the lobbyists.

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This week in iPhone news, developers with access to the iOS 12 preview found major security improvements that'll come to iPhones everywhere. Are they meant to keep out government officials, hackers, or both? And gamers are one step closer to streaming video games to their iPhones and iPads, now that Valve's made a change to its Steam Link app, in an ongoing saga. Here are the latest stories on all things iPhone.
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Spain's preparations for the World Cup have been thrown into disarray after they sacked head coach Julen Lopetegui just two days before their first match of the tournament against Portugal on Friday.
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The missing woman's dogs refuse to leave the Florida lakeside where she vanished, police say.
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At least five people were killed and several others were gravely injured during a shooting at the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, Thursday afternoon, local officials said. An unidentified suspect is in custody, Anne Arundel Sheriff Ron Bateman told Fox News.
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An almost unprecedented failure to advance to the latter stages was greeted with mourning by the German press
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Michael Faraday wondered if electrical conductors moving through magnetic fields might lead to a natural source of electricity- turns out it might.
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Facebook ‘s rolling out the next stage of its expanded transparency push, with users who manage ‘large’ Facebook Pages being asked to go through a new authorization process before they’ll be able to continue publishing posts on the Page.

As outlined in the above example flow, the authorization process will prompt users who manage Pages with large potential reach to secure their account with two-factor authentication, and confirm their primary country location. The process is rolling out first to US businesses, with Facebook looking to expand the system more broadly over time.
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Croatia captain Luka Modric says Saturday's win over Nigeria gives the team plenty of confidence ahead of facing Leo Messi's Argentina next at the World Cup
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In pop culture, fathers are too frequently portrayed as the bumbling parent who ruins things that moms then have to come fix. But being a dad is far more complicated (and beautiful, and terrifying, and everything else).

For anyone tired of overly simplistic representations of dads, we have good news: Literature is really great at painting more dynamic portraits of fatherhood.
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When I think about VAR, I think about a chaotic 5-minute period in Australia's opening World Cup group match against France.

In the second half of the match: A tackle. On first glance an incredible piece of defending. Josh Risdon with a perfectly timed slide on a surging Antoine Griezmann. Risdon seemed to clip the ball, stopping what could have been a clear goal scoring opportunity for France. Happy times.

But no.

Enter the Video Assistant Referee, better known as VAR, a new system whereby four officials -- with the assistance of video footage from 33 different cameras -- communicate directly with the on-field referee. In this case, VAR overruled the decision. The verdict: Risdon's tackle was not a fair one. It appeared as though Risdon made contact with the ball, but he didn't. We were unsure if Risdon actually clipped Griezmann, but he did.

Risdon had committed a foul. France now had a penalty, which they promptly scored.

Read more at: https://www.cnet.com/news/world-
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Archaeologists digging in a 400-year-old church in Jamestown, Virginia, have found a headless body that might be that of Sir George Yeardley, one of the first politicians — and slave owners — in the American colonies.
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Google launched a new YouTube design nearly a year ago, but if you’ve been using Edge, Safari, or Firefox then you’ve probably wondered why YouTube is loading so slowly. Mozilla program manager Chris Peterson has highlighted the issue this week, and it’s not your alternative browser that’s to blame. Google’s redesign still relies on a deprecated shadow API that’s only implemented in Chrome, making other browsers render YouTube five times slower.

Read more at: https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/25/17611444/how-to-speed-up-youtube-microsoft-edge-safari-firefox
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Individual stocks can enjoy head-turning rallies over short periods of time. As of this writing, for example, the top stock in the S&P 500 has risen by just under 200% so far in 2018.

But the real life-changing returns occur over time frames that are measured in years or even decades. So, with that ultra-long-term focus in mind, we asked three Motley Fool contributors to highlight a few stocks with unusually strong outlooks. Here's why NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ), and Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) made that list.

An electronics maker for the ages
Nicholas Rossolillo (NVIDIA): I've always been a fan of the semiconductor industry. I think semiconductors are building blocks of the future -- a modern-day commodity of sorts -- so one of my first individual stock purchases over a decade ago was a chipmaker. Unfortunately, it wasn't NVIDIA. The maker of graphics processing units (GPUs) didn't hit my buy-list radar until much later as I never saw a future f
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or the company outside of the video game industry.
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Following parent-company Facebook’s lead, Instagram has this week announced a new set of tools designed to help users get a better understanding of who, exactly, is behind influential Instagram accounts, while also providing a new option for users to log-in via third-party authenticator apps.

The biggest of the three updates is a new information tab for "accounts that reach large audiences" – as explained by Instagram CTO Mike Krieger:

“In the coming weeks, you’ll be able to see more information about accounts on Instagram that reach large audiences so that you can evaluate the authenticity of the account. To learn more about an account, go to their Profile, tap the … menu and then select “About This Account.” There, you will see the date the account joined Instagram, the country where the account is located, accounts with shared followers, any username changes in the last year and any ads the account is currently running.”

As noted, the addition's very similar to Facebook’s
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recently announced ad and Page transparency tools, which enable users to get more insight into the ads a Page is running, and who, specifically, is behind the Page.

The idea is that by giving users access to such information, Facebook can expand the pool of people keeping an eye out for potentially malicious actors. While not everyone will bother to check the details, it only takes one report on a suspect account to alert Facebook or Instagram’s security teams, and they can then review and remove questionable Pages and profiles before they have a chance to do any damage.

Read more at: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/instagram-adds-new-account-transparency-tools-and-opens-up-verification-app/531152/
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Canada's top trade negotiator joins her Mexican and U.S. counterparts in Washington on Tuesday in a bid to remain part of a trilateral North American trade pact, as U.S. officials expressed optimism a deal could be reached this week.
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 continues the series' excellent run of form, introducing smart improvements that enhance the on-pitch action.
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The Kevin Connolly directed biographical crime drama ‘Gotti’ was released on Friday and critics were, to put it mildly, underwhelmed. At the time of writing, which must be stressed, the movie has a duck egg on Rotten Tomatoes, which is actually quite a rare feat, and an average rating of 2.5 out of 10 from 23 reviews.

Metacritic has given it a slightly more generous 28% from 8 critics.

As we previously reported, the movie has had a rocky road in finding its way to screen. Just two weeks prior to its original release date the distributors, Lionsgate, sold the movie back to its producers. It has now been released by Vertical Entertainment and MoviePass Ventures.

Read more: http://entertainment.ie/cinema/news/John-Travoltas-new-mob-movie-Gotti-has-a-0-score-on-Rotten-Tomatoes/405980.htm
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It was said that Russia would struggle to make an impact at their own World Cup but thanks to the CSKA midfielder, the hosts are off to a flyer
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North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat, nor is it the "biggest and most dangerous problem" for the United States, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday on his return from a summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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There's something just so incredibly satisfying about the idea of the Kármán line – the invisible boundary between Earth's atmosphere and space. Situated at an altitude of 100 kilometres (62 miles), it represents the point at which aeronautics end, and astronautics take over.
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Why do so many of us have a tough time saving money? There are a couple of very obvious -- and popular -- responses: unequal wealth distribution, stagnant wages, and student-aid debt that's shackling an entire generation of college graduates.

Without taking anything away from those legitimate causes, we often ignore the thing we have the most control over: our own spending. It feels good to blame others. It is psychologically depleting to admit our own mistakes. So we over-emphasize the things out of our control, and ignore those within it.

That's a shame, because the very act of owning mistakes can lead to powerful changes down the road. That's why I want to highlight the one trick that's helped my family save the most money over time: setting aside one month per year where we pay for (almost) everything in cash -- and tracking those expenses.
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Apple has accidentally leaked final images of its new iPhone XS models...

Credit for the discovery goes to 9to5Mac and its almost infallible tipster Guilherme Rambo who has attained finalised press photography of the new iPhones, along with confirmation of a new colour.
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The United Launch Alliance will send up its most powerful rocket, the Delta IV Heavy, along with a spacecraft bound for the Sun. On top of the rocket is NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, embarking on the first ever mission into the Sun’s atmosphere, known as the corona.
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Spain manager Julen Lopetegui will be the new Real Madrid manager adter the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup
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U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's food-and-travel-focused "Parts Unknown" television series, killed himself in a French hotel room, officials said on Friday, in the second high-profile suicide of a U.S. celebrity this week. He was 61.
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Euroleague Basketball bows its head upon learning of the passing of longtime Panathinaikos Athens executive Pavlos Giannakopoulos. Welcome to the Official Site of Euroleague Basketball. Live Matches, Stats, Standings, Teams, Players, Interviews,...
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The Mexico national team didn't look at all afraid of the reigning champion as it found success on a counter-attack and defended bravely to open group play with a win
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Here are the 10 best-guided tours of Iceland for any kind of traveler, from family tours and horseback riding to thrilling ice cave tours and geysir trips.
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NASA is preparing to launch a historic probe to "touch the sun" — which scientists hope will crack decades-long mysteries about our star — in early August.

The mission, called the Parker Solar Probe, will loop around the sun 24 times, flying within the star's million-degree atmosphere, called the corona.

The spacecraft's daunting flight plan isn't just a daring lark; it's a necessity to answer questions about the sun that have stumped scientists for decades. In some cases, their answers will affect our lives on Earth. But scientists are also taking advantage of convenient access to the sun to understand all stars by proxy.

Read more at: https://www.space.com/41246-parker-solar-probe-launching-next-month.html
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Britain agreed to a potentially unpalatable deal to avoid a "hard border" for Northern Ireland on Monday to win agreement from the European Union that it would retain most EU benefits for nearly two years after Brexit.
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If you invest meal prep time towards a breakfast casserole over the weekend, you can have easy, delicious breakfasts to grab quickly throughout the week.
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Before too much longer, you could start seeing NASA astronauts' smiling faces on cereal boxes, and Mars rovers emblazoned with corporate logos just like race cars.
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The Wrap compiles clues about next chapter in Ryan Murphy's horror anthology series ahead of "Apocalypse"s Sept. 12 premiere on FX.
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Juventus produced the outstanding piece of business to stun European football during the summer with the blockbuster signing of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, and the Serie A champions “can only benefit” from the attacker’s signing, according to Miralem Pjanic.

The Bosnian midfielder claims that his side are “very happy” with Ronaldo’s arrival in Turin, speaking to Juventus TV, and believes that the iconic forward will be a huge influence for the Italian giants.
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Despite a big surplus and multitrillion-dollar reserve balance, Social Security isn't in good shape.
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Huawei has reportedly ordered 6.9-inch display panels from Samsung for an upcoming device. Samsung is expected to supply the panels in Q3 2018. This means the device could be released in either Q4 2018 or Q1 2019.
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With their third championship in four years, Steph Curry and the Warriors cemented their place in NBA history with style and star power.
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A failed asylum seeker is sentenced over a lorry attack which killed five people in Sweden last year.
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Dreams can be fuzzy, and not just because they can be hard to remember. They’re hard to study, too. Ever since Sigmund Freud hypothesized that daytime experiences influence the content of our dreams, psychologists and neuroscientists have grappled with how our dreams connect to our waking lives. And new research suggests there’s a scientific way to associate dreams with specific periods of waking time.

According to a paper published June 4 in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, scientists found that they can use certain biomarkers in people who are dreaming to identify when they formed the memories that made up the contents of their dreams. To figure this out, researchers recorded the brainwaves of 20 students with an electroencephalograph throughout several nights of sleep. They woke the students up during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and slow wave sleep and asked them to report on what they were dreaming. They then matched the contents of the dreams to 10 da
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ys of personal diaries the students kept during the previous days — while they were awake, of course.

Read more at: https://www.inverse.com/article/47351-how-can-you-tell-what-someone-is-dreaming-scientists-gaze-into-brains
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The day after director James Gunn was dropped from Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise over offensive old tweets, “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi has emerged as the fan favorite to replace Gunn on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3.”

On Thursday, right wing Twitter personality Mike Cernovich started posting a series of Gunn’s old tweets, which Gunn soon deleted. Online sleuths subsequently dug up dozens of other old tweets, many from between 2008 and 2011.

Read more at: https://www.thewrap.com/taika-waititi-james-gunn-guardians-vol-3/
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Vitamin D has many important functions. The body produces it after exposure to sunlight, but in winter months or areas with less sunshine, many people choose to take supplements. Taking too much vitamin D can lead to negative side effects, including brittle bones and dehydration. Learn more here.
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Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty, a noted Apple analyst, suggests that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone may not go on sale until October. The delay is said to be down to production problems with the innovative backlighting system, which is believed to be key to the near-bezel-free design.
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The EU Commission is proposing to end the practice of adjusting clocks by an hour in spring and autumn after a survey found most Europeans opposed it.

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said millions "believe that in future, summer time should be year-round, and that's what will happen".

The Commission's proposal requires support from the 28 national governments and MEPs to become law.

In the EU clocks switch between winter and summer under daylight saving time.

A European Parliament resolution says it is "crucial to maintain a unified EU time regime".

However, the Commission has not yet drafted details of the proposed change.

In a consultation paper it said one option would be to let each member state decide whether to go for permanent summer or winter time. That would be "a sovereign decision of each member state", Commission spokesman Alexander Winterstein explained on Friday.

He stressed that the proposal was "to no longer constrain member states into cha
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nging clocks twice per year".

The UK is one of the 28 nations, but is due to leave the European Union in March 2019. Any change would be unlikely to happen before then.

The Commission warns that uncoordinated time changes between member states would cause economic harm.
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FBI says Robert Chain began a series of threatening calls after the newspaper announced it was coordinating a response to Trump’s attacks on the media
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IFA 2018 is underway in Berlin. It’s one of the world’s largest consumer electronics shows, with companies like Samsung, Microsoft, and LG represented. Here’s what we expect to see.
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Millions of us have discovered browser extensions like AdBlock Plus and uBlock Origin can declutter web pages. Now, judging by new data released by Mozilla, it seems we're also discovering we can block website software that tracks us on the internet, too.

With the November release of Firefox 57, the first Firefox Quantum version, Mozilla added an option to let people block all trackers. Since then, the fraction of people who enabled Firefox's tracking protection feature has grown, from none to 1.3 percent.

Read more at: https://www.cnet.com/news/firefox-shows-we-block-ad-trackers-on-web-not-just-use-ad-blockers/
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A tick species called the longhorned tick that's native to Asia has now spread to the United States, and it's popping up in numerous places along the East Coast, according to U.S. officials.
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France were in trouble despite leading against Croatia in the World Cup final but a couple of moments of genius from Pogba and Mbappe did the trick
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NBA league officials don’t believe open playoff seeding -- that is, seeding the top 16 teams in the playoffs regardless of conference -- is important enough to offset the added travel it would create for Eastern Conference teams. (Along those lines, be sure to check out some really interesting research from Sebastian Pycior at Nylon Calculus on how adopting the 2-3-2 format would counteract those travel impacts. You may remember that I recently called for using 2-3-2 for this purpose -- I had no idea it would save that much travel.)

There’s no question the NBA could figure out how to switch to open seeding with minimal impact if the league wanted to do it. The problem is that the league doesn’t want to do it. Something could change Adam Silver and his staff’s mind, though. Something that could happen this year.

What if LeBron James and the Lakers miss the NBA playoffs because of a stacked Western Conference while one or more markedly worse teams make the playoffs out of the East?
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What then?
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Target is one of Google Cloud’s newest big customers, furthering a trend of major retailers opting to join up with Amazon Web Services’ cloud rivals as they do battle with Amazon on the commerce front.

RELATED: Google nearly doubles spending on capital projects as it continues major cloud investment…
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The Senate confirmed Robert Wilkie to be Veterans Affairs secretary on Monday. Wilkie is tasked with running the nation's largest health care provider.
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Employees have quit over Project Maven, aimed at improving the precision of US drone strikes.
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On August 21 last year, the US came to a standstill to watch the incredibly rare alignment of the Moon sliding in front of the Sun, completely blocking its rays.

But for a team of scientists, the anticipation of this total solar eclipse was perhaps even more intense as they waited to see the shapes in the aura of plasma flaring out from behind the Moon.

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"Not on my watch," says the US president, as his administration defends its immigration crackdown.
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In the mid-to-late-20th century, the American economy and culture were ripe for 30-year-old men, who — more than European and Japanese — typically landed well-paid careers, bought homes, and supported large families. But since then, getting ahead has become much harder.
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A new wave of salmonella infections has spread across 26 states, sickening 90 people — and this time the outbreak has been linked to contaminated raw turkey products, reports the Washington Post.
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World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will fight on Sky Sports Box Office for at least another three years after signing a new deal with promoter Matchroom.


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Chinese President Xi Jinping warned self-ruled Taiwan on Tuesday that it will face the "punishment of history" for any attempt at separatism, offering his strongest warning yet to the island claimed by China as its sacred territory.
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After its name and logo was leaked online, 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' was revealed by Ubisoft ahead of E3. Based on the logo and short clip, Assassin's Creed Odyssey appears that it will be taking place in ancient Greece. The clip is incredibly short and features one guy punting another guy off a cliff in the style of King Leonidas in the movie 300.

If the Spartan helmet in the logo didn't make it clear enough that this game is set in ancient Greece, surely that kick cements it. It's hard to glean anything else from the five-second video on Twitter, but we will be learning more at E3, likely at Ubisoft's press conference on June 11.

Source: https://mashable.com/2018/06/01/assassins-creed-odyssey/?europe=true&utm_cid=mash-prod-nav-sub-st#0GLocPQQ1kqV
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Fear grows for people in rebel-held parts of Idlib ahead of what may be one of the war's last major battles.
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The anesthetic ketamine has drawn excitement in recent years as a fast-acting and effective treatment for severe depression. Now, a small, new study sheds light on exactly how the drug works to treat depression, with a surprising finding: Ketamine needs to activate opioid receptors in order to have anti-depressant effects.

The new findings challenge previous views on how the drug works to treat depression, the researchers said. "It doesn't work like everyone thought it was working," co-senior study author Dr. Alan Schatzberg, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, said in a statement.
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The levels of X-ray radiation streaming from Alpha Centauri A and B — two of the three stars in the nearest solar system to our own — are comparable to those emitted by our own sun, a new study reports.
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On the dwarf planet Ceres, organic molecules are more abundant than scientists originally suspected.

Last year, NASA's Dawn spacecraft detected organics, or carbon-based compounds, on the surface of Ceres. The exciting discovery raised the possibility that Ceres might be habitable and even that life could have once existed on the rocky world. And now, a new analysis of the mission data suggests that the patches on the surface of Ceres shown to contain organic material likely harbor even more of those molecules than researchers first thought.

Read more: https://www.space.com/40934-dwarf-planet-ceres-more-organic-molecules.html
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A big-screen transfer for Downton Abbey has been rumoured for almost as long as the show has been on television. But on Friday the movie was confirmed, with creator Julian Fellowes scripting, The Book Thief’s Brian Percival to direct and Universal Studios to distribute.

Production will start later this summer, with a release next year likely. Plot details remain under wraps, but it is expected the action will pick up directly from the last season’s finale, which was set in 1926.

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/jul/13/downton-abbey-film-confirmed-to-shoot-this-summer-with-series-cast-returning
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Alex Jones’ Infowars is a fake-news peddler. But Facebook deleting its Page could ignite a fire that consumes the network. Still, some critics are asking why it hasn’t done so already. This week Facebook held an event with journalists to discuss how it combats fake news. The company’s r…
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Croatia won a penalty-kick shootout 4-3, cementing the nation's first berth in the World Cup semifinals since 1998 after a thrilling 2-2 draw. Domagoj Vida's 100th-minute header had Croatia leading in extra time, but Mario Fernandes's header in the 115th pulled Russia back level and forced penalty kicks as the two sides battled for a place in the semis.

Read more at: https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/07/07/russia-croatia-world-cup-goals-video-highlights-modric-mandzukic-golovin
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Kylian Mbappe stars, Paul Pogba at his best and Lionel Messi misses out. We bring you the talking points from a World Cup thriller in Kazan...

France are through to the last eight of the World Cup after a 4-3 victory over Argentina, which swung in three different directions over an enthralling 90 minutes.

It's the end of the road for some in the Argentine set-up, but for France, the world stage brought out the best in Mbappe and co.
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One of the first and best-known photo-sharing services, Flickr, has been bought by the independent image-hosting firm SmugMug, as Verizon begins the breakup of Yahoo.

The deal, terms of which have not been disclosed, sees Flickr – with its tens of billions of photos and 75 million users – become part of a similar family-run service in SmugMug.

The Silicon Valley firm, founded by a father and son team in 2002 without the help of venture capital or outside investment, says it intends for Flickr to “continue to operate separately, just as it has been”. SmugMug said no changes would be made to Flickr’s current plans or rates: “Flickr’s free accounts are foundational to its community of influential and engaged photographers.”

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/23/flickr-bought-by-smugmug-yahoo-breakup
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Get out your binoculars and your passports — that is, if you want to catch the longest total lunar eclipse of our lifetimes. Well, at least, of the century. On Friday, the celestial event will turn the moon from its normal pearly white into a beguiling red orange for more than 100 minutes, NASA says. But the bad news? It won’t be visible from North America. If you want to catch sight of this historic (and likely stunning) event, you’ll need to be in the Middle East, south or eastern Africa, or western and southeast Asia and India. And even then, you’ll have to hope that the weather holds.

Folks in those regions will actually be able to see the totality of the lunar eclipse — that is to say that for about an hour and 42 minutes, they’ll be able to see the blood red moon. However, the entire lunar eclipse, which begins when the moon moves through the Earth’s stratosphere, will be longer still at six hours and 13 minutes.

Read more at: https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/friday
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