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Democrats troll Republican candidate for New Jersey governor with photoshopped beach pictures of Chris Christie

Democrats are trolling Republicans' pick to succeed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with memes of his recent beach-closure controversy.

On Thursday, the Democratic Governors Association released a series of memes showing a beachwear-clad Christie photoshopped into images of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno on the campaign trail.

"Wherever Kim Guadagno goes, her record in the disastrous Christie administration will follow," DGA Communications Director Jared Leopold said in a release.

"Kim Guadagno could run the length of the Jersey Shore, but she'll never be able to escape her record of being Chris Christie's partner in failure."

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9 genius products under $100 to take to the beach

Going to the beach in 2017 looks a lot different from your trips as a kid.

These days, you can listen to your whole e-book collection on your phone. There are plastic baggies made just for keeping your devices dry and portable solar panels for charging them.

To help make your visit to the beach a relaxing one, we rounded up nine must-bring gadgets and accessories — all for under $100.

Stash your valuables in an underground container.

The Beach Vault secures your group's phones, wallets, and keys under the sand — so one person won't be relegated to the shore to look after things.

It twists into the sand like a corkscrew, which you can cover with a throw or the Beach Vault's custom towel, which has a hole for easy access to your belongings.

Buy it here: $49

Lean back in a chair that does it all.

Antarctica is shedding a colossal iceberg that could fill Lake Michigan

Antarctica is about to lose a very large iceberg that could calve "within days" or hours. New satellite data shows that when it breaks off, the iceberg will rival the volume of Lake Michigan. Human activity isn't likely responsible for this event, but carbon emissions are driving other worrisome changes to Antarctic ice.

A widening, meandering crack in an Antarctic ice shelf is about to birth a colossal iceberg, and new satellite imagery gives the best sense yet of the object's mind-boggling size.

A research group in the UK previously estimated the iceberg's area as roughly that of the US state of Delaware. However, Europe's ice-monitoring satellite CryoSat recently took the most precise measurements to date of the ice block's thickness, allowing scientists to gauge its total volume.


BBC is investing heavily in children's content to combat Netflix and YouTube (NFLX, GOOG, GOOGL)

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Amazon could be about to make $1 billion in 30 hours (AMZN)

Amazon's annual Prime Day is turning into one of the biggest shopping events of the year, but the long term benefit to the Amazon "ecosystem" is greater than any single day sales spike.

Prime Day, which takes place July 11, allows Amazon to gauge second half customer demand, test their facilities and logistics for the holiday season, incentivizes third party sellers to join the Prime platform, and drives up Prime membership, according to analysts at JP Morgan.

All of this puts Amazon ahead of competitors in its preparation for the holiday season.

"Amazon did not disclose the number of Prime Day sub trials last year, but in 2015 hundreds of thousands of new members trialed the service on Prime Day, more than any day in history," write the JP Morgan analysts. "Many of these new members will convert to paying subs, and Amazon captures them well before the holidays."

With customer loyalty acting as a


The next major 'Super Mario' game makes a fundamental change to the series

In the new "Super Mario" game, there is no such thing as game over.

When "Super Mario Odyssey" launches this October for Nintendo's Switch console, it'll be the first major "Super Mario" game to arrive without a concept of "game over." Instead, you'll simply lose a handful of coins every time you "die" in the game. 

And, even if you run out of coins altogether, there's still no such thing as "game over."

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That's according to Nintendo's "Super Mario Odyssey" Japanese Twitter account, which specifically spelled out as much in a recent tweet.


Intel falls after settling with John McAfee (INTC)

Intel is trading down 0.82% at $34.04 a share after settling counter lawsuits with John McAfee over the use of the security pioneer's name.

McAfee agreed not to use his name in connection to cybersecurity products or services as a part of the settlement. He retained the rights to use his name in other contexts, according to Reuters.

The settlement was called 'amicable' by court documents.

McAfee, the founder of McAfee Security,


9 of the most mind-expanding TED talks of 2017

This year's TED conference produced dozens of exciting talks, touching on topics such as education, transportation, poverty, and artificial intelligence.

Not everyone could afford the $10,000 ticket, however, so thankfully many of the talks have finally been made available for public viewing online.

Here are some of the most mind-expanding talks thus far.

"Don't fear intelligent machines; work with them" by Garry Kasparov

 

Twenty years ago, Garry Kasparov, one of the greatest chess players ever, lost a match to IBM's Deep Blue robot. It was a humbling experience, but one that Kasparov believes will happen far more often (and in many more areas of life) as time goes by.


This is the Bluetooth speaker I'd recommend to everyone I know

There's a huge range of Bluetooth speakers out there to chose from, but the choice is pretty easy when it comes to Ultimate Ears' Wonderboom.

At $100, the Wonderboom is small, light, waterproof, durable, inexpensive, and it sounds good. You can take it anywhere to deliver music in pretty much any situation.

It won't blow you away with its sound quality, but it's still pretty great considering its size and price tag, and it's plenty loud to boot. 

Check out the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom:

Ultimate Ears' Wonderboom is a small, lightweight Bluetooth speaker you can bring anywhere.

The Wonderboom is about the same size and weight of a softball. It doesn't take up much room on a table or anywhere else you want to put it. It's also light enough that you can easily carry it by the tiny strap with your pinky. Anyone who carries outdoor stuff out, and then back in at the end of the day, will appreciate that.


FAANG stocks continue their long slide dragging the Nasdaq with them (FB, AAPL, AMZN, NFLX, GOOGL)

The FAANG stocks have been losing their luster lately. 

The basket of tech giants is down an average of 3.72% over the last month. Alphabet is the biggest loser and is down 5.39% over the last month.

The sell-off comes as investors worry that the too-hot stocks are sporting valuations much higher than other sectors of the market. The companies have been selling off for most of the last month, dragging the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 with them.

Other markets are faring better than tech, as the Dow is up 1.09% and the S&P 500 is down 0.6% over the last month, compared to the Nasdaq 100 which is down 4.60%. 

FAANG stocks are generally positive for the year, despite the recent declines. The FAANG stocks are up an average of 22.85% this year. The S&P 500 is up 7.92% and the Dow is up 8.14%.


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