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Illinois College Makes ‘League of Legends’ A Varsity Sport, Offers Scholarships – Forbes

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Prospective college students can now tell their parents they’re attempting to further their education by playing League of Legends, as one Illinois college has now made the game a part of its varsity sports program, and is offering scholarships to top players. Robert Morris University is a 7,000 student college in Chicago that is now making headlines by being the first institution of its kind to incorporate eSports into its…

David Blatt reaches deal to become Cavs’ head coach – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Cavaliers have reached an agreement with David Blatt to become the 20th head coach in franchise history on Friday. “David is a great basketball coach and a special person,” Cavaliers GM David Griffin said in a release from the team. “His abilities to communicate, to build relationships with his players and to foster winning environments at several stops throughout Europe and across the highest levels of International competition speaks…

Raccoon runs rampant at GABP before Reds-Blue Jays game – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Critters have been invading ballparks since the beginning of time (we think). We’ve all seen or heard of the squirrels, pigeons, seagulls, bees and even the chickens that just can’t help themselves from getting a glimpse of America’s pastime. But here’s one most of us have probably never seen before — a raccoon. That’s right, a wild raccoon made its way into Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati just in…

Google Reveals How the Android Wear UI Will Work – Wired

Saturday, June 21, 2014

When Google announced Android Wear back in March, it illustrated the company’s seriousness about the wearable game. Since then, Google has dropped bread crumbs, slowly painting us a bigger picture of what’s to come with its mobile OS. A new video from the company, released just days before its big I/O conference, outlines some of the main interaction considerations for developers who will be building apps for the inevitable wave…

Comcast’s Fast Internet Is Bad For Its Merger Hopes – TIME

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Vehicles with the Xfinity logo, a high-speed internet service offered by Comcast Corp., sit outside a Comcast facility in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, April 22, 2014. Bradley C. Bower—Bloomberg/Getty Images An FCC report that found Comcast offers fast internet undermines its central argument for why it should be allowed to merge with Time Warner Cable The Federal Communication Commission’s report Thursday delivered both good news and bad news to Comcast, the nation’s…

CCTV ‘spy cars’ to be banned in victory for drivers and shoppers – The Guardian

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The use of CCTV “spy cars” to catch people who park illegally is to be banned, the Government announced, marking a victory for drivers and shoppers. The move will rein in councils accused of using the method of fining as a cash cow, and bring to an end the controversial practice of tickets being issued by post. Parking wardens will instead have to fix tickets directly to windscreens, making it…

10 Cars Americans Simply Don’t Want to Buy – TIME

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A Volvo S60 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland. Harold Cunningham—Getty Images This post is in partnership with 24/7 Wall Street. The article below was originally published on 247wallst.com. The American auto industry nearly collapsed during the recession as car sales plummeted and companies struggled to stay afloat. Since then, U.S. car and light truck sales have steadily increased, reaching 1.6 million in May, up 11% from…

‘An Unimaginable Loss’: 13 Children Died in Hot Cars This Year – NBCNews.com

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Last month, Richie Gray of Hartsville, South Carolina, said he forgot to drop off his daughter, Sophia, at day care — and left her sleeping in the backseat of his car in 90-degree heat. She did not survive. She was just 13 months old. “It’s so easy for the child to go to sleep and you not realize they’re still in there, because your brain is on autopilot,” Gray…

GM’s Mary Barra Grilled in Congress Over Car Safety Crisis – NBCNews.com

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Lawmakers pressed General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra on Wednesday to explain what steps it is taking to resolve a safety crisis that forced it to recall 20 million vehicles and also what it is doing to compensate for deaths and injuries related to faulty ignition switches. Chief Executive Mary Barra, who was grilled by the House Energy and Commerce Committee in April, was back in the hot seat…

10 Cars Americans Simply Don’t Want to Buy – TIME

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A Volvo S60 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland. Harold Cunningham—Getty Images This post is in partnership with 24/7 Wall Street. The article below was originally published on 247wallst.com. The American auto industry nearly collapsed during the recession as car sales plummeted and companies struggled to stay afloat. Since then, U.S. car and light truck sales have steadily increased, reaching 1.6 million in May, up 11% from…

Vanderbilt baseball: 10 things you don’t know – The Tennessean

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Offensive output In eight games in the NCAA Tournament, Vanderbilt is averaging 7.37 runs, which is up from 5.52 runs per game in the regular season.

David Blatt reaches deal to become Cavs’ head coach – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Cavaliers have reached an agreement with David Blatt to become the 20th head coach in franchise history on Friday. “David is a great basketball coach and a special person,” Cavaliers GM David Griffin said in a release from the team. “His abilities to communicate, to build relationships with his players and to foster winning environments at several stops throughout Europe and across the highest levels of International competition speaks…

Illinois College Makes ‘League of Legends’ A Varsity Sport, Offers Scholarships – Forbes

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Prospective college students can now tell their parents they’re attempting to further their education by playing League of Legends, as one Illinois college has now made the game a part of its varsity sports program, and is offering scholarships to top players. Robert Morris University is a 7,000 student college in Chicago that is now making headlines by being the first institution of its kind to incorporate eSports into its…

Comcast’s Fast Internet Is Bad For Its Merger Hopes – TIME

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Vehicles with the Xfinity logo, a high-speed internet service offered by Comcast Corp., sit outside a Comcast facility in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, April 22, 2014. Bradley C. Bower—Bloomberg/Getty Images An FCC report that found Comcast offers fast internet undermines its central argument for why it should be allowed to merge with Time Warner Cable The Federal Communication Commission’s report Thursday delivered both good news and bad news to Comcast, the nation’s…

Confirmed, finally: D-Wave quantum computer is sometimes sluggish – CNET

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Jeremy Hilton, D-Wave’s vice president of processor development, with one of the company’s quantum computers. Screenshot by Nick Statt/CNET D-Wave Systems, the leading manufacturer of the world’s first commercially available quantum computers, is the most well funded and far along player in the quantum chip race, but hasn’t yet succeeded in convincing scientists that its machines are successfully achieving quantum speedup. In other words, we’re not sure that its product…

10 Cars Americans Simply Don’t Want to Buy – TIME

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A Volvo S60 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland. Harold Cunningham—Getty Images This post is in partnership with 24/7 Wall Street. The article below was originally published on 247wallst.com. The American auto industry nearly collapsed during the recession as car sales plummeted and companies struggled to stay afloat. Since then, U.S. car and light truck sales have steadily increased, reaching 1.6 million in May, up 11% from…

10 Cars Americans Simply Don’t Want to Buy – TIME

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A Volvo S60 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland. Harold Cunningham—Getty Images This post is in partnership with 24/7 Wall Street. The article below was originally published on 247wallst.com. The American auto industry nearly collapsed during the recession as car sales plummeted and companies struggled to stay afloat. Since then, U.S. car and light truck sales have steadily increased, reaching 1.6 million in May, up 11% from…

But Can They Write Fashion Code? – New York Times

Saturday, June 21, 2014

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Fashion entrepreneur Rebecca Matchett faces suit by Jessica Stark in revival … – New York Daily News

Saturday, June 21, 2014

BFAnyc/Sipa USA Chris Matchett and Rebecca Matchett at a company launch party in April A divisive fashion industry figure who co-founded the wildly successful Alice + Olivia is losing friends once again. Rebecca Matchett, who co-founded the brand in 2002 and ran it with her University of Pennsylvania classmate/designer-turned-CEO Stacey Bendet — until the pair fell out in 2003 — has angered another business partner, Confidenti@l has…

Illinois College Makes ‘League of Legends’ A Varsity Sport, Offers Scholarships – Forbes

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Prospective college students can now tell their parents they’re attempting to further their education by playing League of Legends, as one Illinois college has now made the game a part of its varsity sports program, and is offering scholarships to top players. Robert Morris University is a 7,000 student college in Chicago that is now making headlines by being the first institution of its kind to incorporate eSports into its…