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The Pelicans are a band of misfits coalescing into a beautiful juggernaut

The Pelicans — from their players to the franchise as a whole — are emphatically shedding their negative reputations.<p>At the 7:05 mark of the fourth quarter of New Orleans’ Game 3 beatdown, Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday checked out of the game. They never came back in.<p>By then, the damage was done, …

NBA

How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

eCommerce

Ray Allen's new book sheds light on Celtics drama, intense battles with Rajon Rondo

As much as Ray Allen's new book is about his rise to basketball greatness, what will grip fans is Allen’s recollections of the tumult and drama that …

NBA

Woman who dated James Bulger killer Jon Venables says ‘I was seduced by the devil’

exclusive<p>A woman has described how she was ‘seduced by the devil’ after discovering that someone she dated was one of James Bulger’s killers.<p>Speaking …

Neural Networks Are The New Apps

Google spent years building Shazam-style functionality into the Pixel’s operating system. It may be where smartphones are heading.<p>Shazam was the must-have app of the late aughts. It seemed to fulfill every promise of the post iPhone world: With the mere tap of the screen, you could beam information …

Machine Learning

How the IndyStar Broke The USA Gymnastics Abuse Scandal

How a crack team of investigative reporters got to the bottom of a story bigger than anyone imagined.<p>Yesterday former Olympic doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually assaulting hundreds of girls over the course of decades. That was the culmination of a seven-day …

USA Gymnastics
Cycling

How French luxury speaker maker Devialet plans to become the 'Apple of sound'

It was 3 a.m. on a morning late in 2009 and Quentin Sannié, CEO of French luxury speaker maker Devialet, was crying alone in his house in Normandy while listening to a recording of Queen performing at Wembley Stadium in 1986.<p>"I had the first Devialet amplifier at home," Sannié recalled in a recent …

Audiophile

Review: The Light L16 is Brilliant… and Braindead

On Oct 8, 2015, a completely unknown company announced a new camera which promised to change how we think about photography: “The L16 combines …

5 common mistakes people make after a rough breakup

The only way to truly get over a breakup is to give it time.<p>As biological anthropologist Helen Fisher previously told Business Insider, "The day will come when that person who's been camping in your head is out. And you wake up in the morning and you realize that yesterday you never thought about …

Psychology

This New Egg Will Blow Your Mind. It Certainly Blew Mine.

It all started back in March when I was in San Francisco for the Future Food Tech conference. Since I was going to be in town for the week, I took the opportunity to swing by Hampton Creek’s massive Mission District headquarters for an update on their progress and to sample products they had in the …

Ice Cream

IBM Just Announced an Insanely Powerful 50-Qubit Quantum Computer

Along with even more quantum computing records.<p>At the IEEE Industry Summit on the Future of Computing in Washington DC on Friday, IBM announced the …

Quantum Computing

This Y Combinator Grad Charges $12 a Month to Help Drivers Cheat on Uber and Earn More Cash | Inc.com

"Since Uber popularized the on-demand service model in which one swipes for a convenience on a smartphone, there is an Uber for just about everything: dog walking (Wag!), late night 7-11 or mid-day office supply runs(Postmates), takeout (DoorDash), doctor house calls (Heal), laundry (Rinse), car …

Startups

The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare

Why did Casper sue a mattress blogger? A closer look reveals a secret, multimillion-dollar battle to get you into bed.<p>One day in the spring of 2016 I mentioned to a friend that I needed a new mattress. Mine was a sunken hand-me-down that had become about as comfortable as concrete.<p>“I know a guy who …

Profit

China’s manufacturers are enabling a new model of startup incubation

The current chronology Silicon Valley hardware startups typically follow is slow and disordered. But that could change with a new incubation model emerging from an unlikely group: China’s global hardware manufacturers (OEMs).<p>Usually, when launching a hardware business, startups make prototypes, …

How Republicans Got Trump Catastrophically Wrong

GOP leaders assumed the president’s campaign-trail rhetoric would give way to Washington realities—the trajectory they’d followed themselves.<p>During last year’s election—back before Washington Republicans awoke to the dangers of an erratic and impulsive commander in chief tweeting his way into …

Donald Trump

Can Anyone Beat The Warriors?

The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s new NBA podcast, goes inside the Western Conference.<p>FiveThirtyEight<p>We’re starting a new podcast! It’s called The Lab, and …

Basketball

Sunken 8th continent reveals its buried secrets

A journey to plumb the remote ocean depths has revealed that Earth does indeed have an eighth continent.<p>A nine-week voyage took scientists from around the world to drill and explore the seafloor off New Zealand and Australia. They found evidence of land-based fossils, revealing that the ancient …

Earth Science

Stephen Curry puts his golf critics in the bunker with a second 74

HAYWARD — Stephen Curry has made an athletic life out of silencing doubters, and now he’s done it in two different sports.<p>Over the course of two …

Golf

After layoffs, GoPro’s business appears to be back on track

Narrowing the focus has helped<p>GoPro announced its second quarter earnings today, and while it’s still losing money, things are finally trending in a slightly better direction for the camera company. GoPro brought in $297 million in revenue this past quarter, a 34 percent increase over the second …

GoPro

Spotify could affect Uber's IPO plans

Uber may closely watch Spotify's plan to go public via a direct listing rather than a traditional IPO, based on comments made last summer by Uber CEO …

Emil Michael

Microsoft's design rules push Windows 'beyond mere rectangles'

Microsoft's Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 might have an ironically uncreative name, but the upgrade itself is flush with artistic potential and useful features. It will give users a timeline to manage complex work sessions, APIs that tie all of Microsoft's services together and, notably, a …

Augmented Reality

The NBA Is Lucky I'm Home Doing Damn Articles | by Dion Waiters

Y’all seen <i>Casino</i>, right?<p>You know, the one with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in Vegas? Anyway — that one.<p>If you want to know what it’s like to meet …

Basketball

The sorry state of Arab men

AHMED, who lives in Cairo, allows his wife to work. “At first, I insisted she stay at home, but she was able to raise the kids and care for the house …

Female Genital Mutilation

This Startup’s Plasma Reactors Create Conflict-Free Diamonds For The Millennial Market

While filming “Blood Diamond,” Leo DiCaprio says he was horrified to learn the brutality mining funded in Africa—so he invested in Diamond Foundry.<p>How was that made? What’s in it? Where’s it from? Were the workers exploited? Were the cows pumped with antibiotics? Is it gluten-free?<p>Consumers …

Engagement Rings

Why Do We Have Blood Types?

The story of an amazing discovery.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in …

Medical Research

Duolingo has a premium subscription, but lessons are still free

The idea that learning another language should be free is the core idea behind Duolingo. Over the past few years, the app has strived to make learning a new tongue convenient, portable and fun. Now the company's trying to turn its free language learning tools into a profitable business by …

Language Learning

Will Blockchain Be the Ultimate Disrupter? Harvard Says Yes | Inc.com

"Imagine a technology that could preserve our freedom to choose for ourselves and our families, to express these choices in the world, and to control our own destiny, no matter where we lived or were born. What tools and jobs could we create with those capabilities? What new business and services? …

Blockchain
Basketball

Dyson has abandoned patents aimed at creating a battery-and-electric-car juggernaut resembling Tesla

Dyson, the UK appliance maker owned by billionaire James Dyson, has relinquished the core intellectual property of Sakti3, a hyper-secretive solid-state battery startup that it acquired for $90 million just 18 months ago as the first step in a plan to become a battery juggernaut.<p>The move—canceling …

Electric Vehicles