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HitchBOT Was A Literal Pile Of Trash And Got What It Deserved

First things first. “HitchBOT,” for all practical purposes, was a garbage can with an iPhone in it. It could not walk or stand or fire lasers or open a can of beans. By what standard was this piece of useless shit a “robot” in the first place? The answer: a shabby standard. A Canadian one. » 8/03/15 5:38pm Today 5:38pm

D.A.: Aaron Hernandez And Tipster Had "Sexually Explicit Relationship"

Yes, there’s still legal wrangling over Aaron Hernandez’s guilty conviction in the murder of Odin Lloyd. This particular spat is about a tipster who anonymously called one of Hernandez’s defense lawyers multiple times, claiming one of the jurors might have been “untruthful.” For example, she said the juror “had been… » 8/03/15 5:23pm Today 5:23pm

Man In Randall Cunningham Jersey Beats Shit Out Of Hitchhiking Robot

Prayers up for hitchBOT, the hitchhiking robot that aspired to see the entire country via the kindness of strangers and made it as far as Philadelphia before getting curbstomped. Thanks to surveillance footage, we know how hitchBOT ended up as a pile of limbs: a brief clip shows a man in what appears to be a Randall… » 8/03/15 4:12pm Today 4:12pm

What's the Best Toaster Oven?

A toaster oven will, in many cases, cook, defrost, or reheat your food better than a microwave, and more efficiently than a full-size oven. Items your microwave would have left soggy will come out crisp, and you’ll add far less heat to your home or apartment than you would have with a conventional oven. But which… » 8/03/15 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

Gawker Media’s SecureDrop Is Up and Running Again

A quick announcement: Gawker Media’s anonymous SecureDrop portal, which went down for a few days as we moved the server into our new office, is up and running again. If you have information or stories to share with any of Gawker Media’s sites—and want to remain as anonymous as possible—SecureDrop is for you. Detailed… » 8/03/15 3:03pm Today 3:03pm

How Baseball Players Use Walk-Up Music Like a Performance Enhancing Drug

Angels’ Mike Trout likes Drake. The Nationals’ Bryce Harper opts for Sinatra. Some go with a feel-good ballad from an 80s band called The Outfield. At least a half-dozen players use “Turn Down for What.” This is the world of baseball “walk-up” music, the songs that blare through the stands as the batters of the home… » 8/03/15 2:38pm Today 2:38pm

The Greatest Boxer Alive Is Too Good For His Sport

Guillermo Rigondeaux—El Chacal, or The Jackal—is by far the greatest fighter in the world today. He may be the greatest fighter of the last 20 years. Unfortunately, he will soon lose for the first time, surely by knockout, and with his defeat will come sighs of relief and a lot of people saying, “I told you so.”
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Which Baseball Fight Moment Would You Commission As A Work Of Art?

Our pal Shawn visited the National Sports Collectors Convention this weekend and wrote up some of his strangest findings over at Hall of Very Good. One item, however, caught our eye: this oil painting by Justyn Farano of the famous Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura brawl that took place 22 years ago. We’d hang this in our… » 8/03/15 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

Today's Best Deals: PC Upgrades, Fire TV Stick, UE MEGABOOM, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 8/03/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm