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Adidas is taking on Nike with a massive $200 million offer for James Harden

Adidas has vowed to invest more money in basketball, and their first big move is a monster shoe endorsement offer made to James Harden of the Houston Rockets that could make him one of the 25 highest-paid athletes in the world. Adidas has made a 13-year, $200 million offer to Harden, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN. Show More Summary

Knife Review: Mora Companion Black and Companion Tactical

In the world of knifery, there are two schools of thought: One says big and heavy is better; the other says light and small. Among the leading proponents of the latter school is the Swedish firm of Mora, which has been turning out cutlery in the town of Ostnor for four centuries. Show More Summary

I Strongly Support the EPA Clean Power Plan

Climate change is one of the most serious challenges we face at home and around the world. Fourteen of the 15 hottest years on record have occurred in this century, and we're on pace to set a new all-time record this year. The National...Show More Summary

Books of The Times: Review: China Miéville’s ‘Three Moments of an Explosion’

The short stories in Mr. Miéville’s newest collection take place in a variety of strange worlds, including one in which icebergs fly.

Angel Di Maria Taking Step Up from Manchester United at PSG, Says Thiago Silva

There are few teams in world football that command a gravitas that compares with Manchester United. But according to Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva, the French champions are one of them, with the Brazilian insisting AngelShow More Summary

Watch New Zealand Vs. Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Live Online: Cricket World Cup Finalists Look To Bounce Back

Cricket fans will want to watch live online to see if World Cup runners-up New Zealand can recover from a stunning loss to Zimbabwe — the world’s second-lowest ranked ODI team — as the two national teams play their Second One Day International match of the current New Zealand visit to the African nation. Show More Summary

With $3.6 Million In Funding, Meal Box Is Building A Turkish Food Delivery Empire

After launching in Istanbul just over a year ago, Meal Box, a healthy meal delivery startup, is looking to corner the take-out market in the world’s fifth-largest city. Backed by $3.6 million in funding from Aslanoba Capital, one ofShow More Summary

Meet One Of China's Rising Stars: Li Gang, Dlodlo CEO

Dlodlo CEO Li Gang was in grade school at the time Virtuousity appeared in the theater. But at age 34, he's making a mark as one of the world’s most innovative young CEOs.

Brother Against Brother: Lotte Feud Exposes Fratricidal Rivalries Among Heirs To Korea's Chaebol

Lotte is one of the most visible names among South Korean  chaebol  or conglomerates. The Lotte  Hotel in central Seoul is a five-star landmark, as are three other Lottes in Seoul and Lotte Hotels elsewhere. Lotte  Hotel World, near Seoul's Olympic Park, stands next to a Lotte theme  park sometimes [...]

Low Cost Private Schools in the Developing World

Private schools for the poor are growing rapidly throughout the developing world. The Economist has a review: Private schools enroll a much bigger share of primary-school pupils in poor countries than in rich ones: a fifth, according to data compiled from official sources, up from a tenth two decades ago (see chart 1). Since they […]

9-Year-Old Bat Boy Dies Day After Being Hit in Head With Practice Swing

6 hours agoSports : Deadspin

A nine-year-old who spent the summer working as bat boy for Kansas collegiate baseball team the Liberal Bee Jays died Sunday evening, one day after he was hit in the head by a warmup swing during a National Baseball Congress World Series game. Read more...

Sony’s New Phones Are Perfect For Snapchat, Yet No One Will Buy Them

Sony announced two mid-range smartphones today focusing on what Sony does best — smartphone cameras. As a reminder, Sony is one of the leading providers of smartphone cameras, supplying the biggest smartphone makers in the world. For example, both Apple and Samsung rely on Sony for their flagship phones, the iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6. Read More

Once-derided British Library given historic building status

7 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

The British Library, once called "one of the ugliest buildings in the world" in Parliament, has been made a Grade-I listed building in England. That's the top ranking on the nation's Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.

World's first "aqueous solar flow battery" outperforms traditional lithium-iodine batteries

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The scientists that revealed the "world's first solar battery" last year are now, following some modifications, reporting its first significant performance milestone. The device essentially fits a battery and solar cell into the oneShow More Summary

One of the world's biggest law enforcement agencies is creating its own dark web

Interpol is creating a private dark web network where it hopes to reverse engineer the technologies used by cyber criminals to avoid law enforcement. The dark web is an area of the web that does not appear on the open Internet. Sites hosted on it do not appear in regular search engines and require specific tools to be accessed. Show More Summary

World’s most accurate Apple insider predicts significant iMac update

Apple is expected to launch new iMac models this quarter that will be even better than their predecessors when it comes to processors and display quality. The news comes from one of the world’s most accurate Apple insiders, who accurately predicted various of Apple’s moves in the past. Show More Summary

Holy crap, this report on how Konami treats its employees is horrifying

Growing up, Konami was one of my favorite companies in the world. Now, it's a shell of its former self. But according to a report by the Japanese newspaper Nikkei, it's even worse off than we could possibly imagine. The report is walled behind a pay portal, but sites like Gematsu, PepsimanGB, and Kotaku have done a decent takedown of it. Show More Summary

Join us for our Microsoft #Xboxgamescom liveblog, 4 p.m. CEST August 4!

Microsoft had an incredible E3 with tons of big announcements for the Xbox One, but now we move forward to the next big thing. Gamescom is one of the world's biggest gaming shows attracting hundreds-of-thousands of visitors each year. Show More Summary

Windows Central @ Gamescom giveaway day one: Win Arkham Knight for the Xbox One!

This week Windows Central is at the world's most attended gaming show, Gamescom, out in Cologne, Germany. With no Sony event, Microsoft has the big stage all to itself and we're promised that the best lineup in Xbox history is about to get even better. Show More Summary

Ronda Rousey More Than Just the World's 'Most Dominant Athlete'

Perfection is a false construct. But in the here and now, Ronda Rousey, dubbed the world's most dominant athlete by Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated, seems as close to perfect as one might get. It's a completely unfair label to saddle on anyone. Show More Summary

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