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Wireless carriers are ready for tweeting, Facebooking, Instagraming Democrats after smoothly handling the Republicans in Cleveland.

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EvLeaks claims we'll see the next-gen iPhone in mid-September; iris scanning could be coming in 2018; and the Apple Car gets a new lead.

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If there’s a single theme in this year’s Democratic National Convention, it’s that there may be a rift between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters, but the party can still team up long enough to stop He Who Must Not Be Named — meaning, obviously, Voldemort. At least, that’s what I’m getting from Diane Russell, a Sanders delegate and Maine state representative who framed her speech at the convention around some advice from Harry Potter. "You know," she said, "Dumbledore from Harry Potter once said, ‘It takes great courage to stand up to your enemies.

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After taking an extended summer break, Last Week Tonight returned on Sunday night to tackle the Republican National Convention. As you might expect, John Oliver was both incredibly amused and evidently horrified by the proceedings. Chances are you've already gotten your fill of RNC coverage over the past several days, but this is still worth a watch. SEE ALSO:  Watch all the hot movie trailers released at Comic-Con right here "The Republican National Convention in Cleveland — the most apocalyptic thing ever to happen to that city... and bear in mind their river has repeatedly caught fire," said Oliver to kick off his RNC-focused segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNdkrtfZP8I He covers Melania's plagiarized speech, Rudy Giuliani's rant, Ted Cruz's dissent and the GOP's now-defunct plan to attract minority voters by emphasizing an inclusive message (rather than one of turning away immigrants). But the best part of the segment has to be when Oliver unearths a truly terrifying, prescient clip from a DVD extra of The Apprentice . The RNC was definitely the primary talking point for Oliver last night, but there was another segment that HBO decided to share with its online audience as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32n4h0kn-88 Not a song I'm going to put on my iPhone any time soon, but pretty clever.

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Vale más notar lo que abandona el servicio de 'streaming' de video en el mes de agosto que lo que arribará a su programación.

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New research links excessive TV watching and killer blood clots. That could be especially bad news for those who like to watch entire seasons of their favorite shows at a time.

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Un 25 de julio, como hoy, hace cuatro décadas en 1976, Voyager 1 captó una foto de lo que parecía una cara humana en la superficie del Planeta Rojo.

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We can't watch Spidey or Baby Groot legally yet, so here are some Comic-Con trailers to ease the pain.

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Commentary: Who will be the next John Cena? For the first time in over two years, the answer to that question looks to be in doubt.

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You didn’t think we could go an entire summer without stumbling across a potentially sketchy yet oddly intriguing iPhone rumor, did you? A recent report from Digitimes -- which has a spotty track record with respect to Apple rumors -- claims that a number of smartphone brands, including Apple, are planning to implement advanced iris scanning functionality. “Samsung is expected to lead all vendors by releasing its new flagship smartphone supporting iris recognition technology in the second half of 2016,” the report claims, “while Apple is likely to roll out new iPhone devices with iris sensors in 2018…” DON'T MISS: 6 incredibly rare Pokemon that are currently impossible to find in Pokemon Go This rumor, if true, would correspond to Apple’s iPhone 8 which, among other things, is rumored to feature an edge-to-edge display with an embedded home button that sits flush with the display itself. Now before you cast off this rumor as complete nonsense, it’s worth noting that reputed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has previously suggested that Apple has been working on introducing additional biometric sensor technologies to the iPhone. Earlier this year, Kuo indicated that Apple has been working on technologies that would allow users to authenticate themselves via their face or eyes. To this point, it's worth pointing out that Apple in early 2016 acquired Emotient, a company whose software had the ability to not only analyze a given face, but also delineate between various facial expressions and emotional states. The impending release of the iPhone 7 may not be as exciting as previous iPhone releases, but the rumors we’ve been hearing about the iPhone 8 strongly suggest that Apple still hasn’t lost its innovative edge, notwithstanding what some pundits might otherwise have you believe.

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Express your love of "Firefly" with a honkin' big pair of soft slippers shaped like the show's spaceship.

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Along with revealing all of the shows and movies coming to its service next month , Netflix also shared with its subscribers the list of content that would be expiring from the platform over the next several weeks. SEE ALSO:  Watch all of the best TV trailers from Comic-Con 2016 right here Most of these aren't exactly going to leave a whole in your heart, but there are a few notable exceptions. If you haven't seen them yet (or in a while), The Replacements ,  The Pursuit of Happyness and The Sandlot are all worth a repeat viewing. And I know anime isn't everyone's cup of tea, but Death Note is an incredible show too. Keep in mind, the list is subject to change as Netflix renegotiates its deals, but here is the current list of removals scheduled for July: Leaving August 1st Addams Family Values (1993) The Best Man (1999) Bowfinger (1999) The Gabby Douglas Story (2014) Jennifer 8 (1992) Johnny English (2003) The Nutty Professor (1996) The Replacements (2000) Roseanne Collection: Collection 2 (1996) Rugrats Go Wild (2003) The Sandlot (1993) Suspect Zero (2004) Teen Witch (1989) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) Where the Red Fern Grows (1974) The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) Leaving August 11th Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) Leaving August 14th Clifford the Big Red Dog: Seasons 1­2 Clifford's Puppy Days: Seasons 1­2 Leaving August 15th Charlie's Angels (2000) Wish Upon a Star (1996) Leaving August 16th Inside Man (2006) Leaving August 20th Harry the Bunny (2009) Leaving August 23rd Blitz (2011) Leaving August 27th The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) Leaving August 30th A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) Leaving August 31st Death Note (2006) Naruto Shippûden the Movie: Bonds (2008) Naruto Shippuden: The Movie (2007) Zathura (2005) It’s not all bad news, though — don’t forget to check out all of the new movies and TV shows being added to Netflix in August .

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Bets that shares of videogame maker Nintendo will fall have quadrupled in the past week following a major rally sparked by the wild popularity of its Pokemon GO smartphone game. Short interest in Nintendo stood at $1.2 billion on Monday and was climbing ahead of the company's first-quarter report on Wednesday, according to financial analytics firm S3. Bets by short sellers against Nintendo had remained low in mid-July while the company's stock surged more than 100 percent over seven sessions.

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Tesla’s Autopilot software has been in the news quite a bit lately, albeit for all the wrong reasons. When word broke that a Model S with Autopilot engaged was involved in a fatal accident this past May, pundits were quick to proclaim that Tesla’s software was not yet ready for primetime. Not helping matters were subsequent crashes involving Tesla vehicles which only fueled more pessimism and concern surrounding the company’s Autopilot software. DON’T MISS: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Pro look hotter than ever in new leaked video But truth be told, the hysteria surrounding Tesla’s Autopilot software has been entirely overblown . Lost in the shuffle and completely absent from the discussion is that Tesla’s Autopilot feature actually works well when used correctly and, in fact, works to prevent accidents and save lives. The thing is, we only see Autopilot stories hit the news when something bad happens, and even then, the facts surrounding a given Autopilot failure have tended to be misleading at best. To remedy that, Tesla owner Bobby Blackwolf took to YouTube and posted dashcam video footage which showcases how the Forward Collision Avoidance system on his Model S sprung into action and prevented him from getting into an accident. As illustrated via the video below, Blackwolf was driving down a highway when the car in front of him abruptly slammed on the brakes. Detecting an approaching obstacle ahead, the Model S signaled an alarm and prompted Blackwolf to immediately hit the brakes. As Blackwolf tells it, but for Tesla’s Autopilot software, he would have rear-ended the car in front of him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hO98l1_bP8 Incidentally, the Forward Collison Avoidance system is not designed to slam on the brakes manually, but rather to alert the driver of an impending impact. Is this proof positive that Tesla’s Autopilot software is perfect? Hardly. But it still serves as a useful reminder that we only hear about the Autopilot incidents that fail as opposed to the ones that actually prevent crashes.

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Thursday I became Harley Quinn, working my way through an elaborate fight sequence with the rest of the Suicide Squad. This year, virtual reality came to Comic-Con. 360-degree videos and VR have been slowly nosing their way into San Diego’s mecca of pop and geek culture, but in 2016 they took over the show entirely.

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Comic-Con 2016 was unquestionably a smaller show this year, though it remains the biggest fan convention on the planet. Significantly, the event lacked the studio presence of years passed, with both 20th Century Fox and Sony opting out of the lineup entirely. As Hollywood is finding more and more reason to pull away, it feels a little like Comic-Con is, slowly but surely, finding its way back to putting the fans first.

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Bernie Sanders is pleading with supporters not to disrupt the proceedings of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia tonight. The request is meant to mitigate the anger of Sanders supporters who feel the entire nomination process was biased against him. Leaked DNC emails released by WikiLeaks last week suggested an organized effort to aid presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has resigned as a result.

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By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A prominent Illinois Republican has resigned from the state legislature, citing multiple incidents of fake Facebook and Twitter accounts set up in his name in recent weeks. "After some cyber security issues arose, I began to re-evaluate my continued public service," Representative Ron Sandack, House Republican floor leader, said in a resignation letter dated Sunday and provided on Monday by the Republican Caucus. Sandack, known as an adamant defender of Republican Governor Bruce Rauner's initiatives on the floor of the Democratic-dominated House, was up for re-election in November against Democrat Greg Hose.

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It's a tiny bit amusing that despite everything we know about Apple's upcoming next-generation iPhone, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro, there are still some pretty basic things we don't know. We know just about exactly what the iPhone 7 is going to look like, and we also know what the larger iPhone 7 Plus will look like. We know the phones will lose the 3.5mm audio port and gain thinner housings with redesigned antenna lines that are much easier on the eyes. We also know that both phones will feature new and improved cameras, though the camera on the Plus model will be a much bigger upgrade than the one on the smaller iPhone 7. But ironically, we still don't know one of the most basic things about these two upcoming new phones: We have no idea what they'll be called. DON'T MISS:  iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Pro look hotter than ever in new leaked video Logic dictates that this year's new iPhone models will be called the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. In the past, Apple has released new iPhone numbers on alternate years with "S" upgrades separating them. Then there have been some rumblings that Apple would switch the name of the larger iPhone from "Plus" to "Pro." This would align better with Apple's iPad naming scheme — and "Plus" was always an awful name anyway. But there have also been some claims that this year's new iPhones would stray from convention and not be named iPhone 7 at all. Instead, Apple is said to be saving its big redesign for next year's tenth-anniversary iPhone and potentially keeping 2016's new iPhones in the iPhone 6 family. But what would Apple name new iPhones in the same lineup for the second year? According to a new report from German Apple blog  Apfelpage , the new phones will be branded "iPhone 6se." There's certainly a logic to the name, which would align with the iPhone 5se Apple launched earlier this year, but it would be a curious move in some ways. Apple already has to deal with the media narrative that this year's new iPhones represent a "minor" upgrade that is "boring," so why make the task of convincing fans that this is a big upgrade even more difficult? As we've noted, the new iPhones are shaping up to be anything but boring . In fact, they're shaping up to be pretty massive upgrades — and launching them with new names would help support that idea.

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