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Toyota Is Developing New Wonder-Batteries For Electric Cars: Report

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Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

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Shocking Study Finds Traumatic Neurological Disorder in 110 of 111 Donated NFL Player Brains

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No one ever said playing football was good for your brain. By this point, most sports fans have heard that those who suffer repeated concussions could possibly also suffer early-onset dementia and other neurological symptoms. This, in fact, could have lead Kansas City Chiefs’ Jovan Belcher to kill his girlfriend and…

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Coke Zero is being replaced by Coke Zero Sugar

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If you like your Coke Zero exactly the way it is now, it might be time to start stockpiling it.

On Wednesday, Coca-Cola announced plans to stop selling Coke Zero in the US in August, replacing it with a beverage with a different recipe, design, and name: Coke Zero Sugar.

"It is a reinvention of Coke Zero," CEO James Quincey said in a call with investors.

According to Coca-Cola, which spent more than a year market testing the product, Coke Zero Sugar is closer to the taste of the standard Coca-Cola. But with zero sugar and zero calories, the drink is designed for customers who are seeking lower-sugar options.

Coke Zero Sugar is already a major hit outside the US, with growth figures reaching the teens. In the US, Coke Zero sales grew 3.5% in 2016, compared with Diet Coke's drop of 1.9% in the same time period.

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Need For Speed trailer shows you can customize everything in every way

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Crazy how far these games have come

Sierra Nevada, Germany’s Brauhaus Miltenberger partner for Oktoberfest beer

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(Chico, CA) — Today, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. gave drinkers a window into a centuries-old German tradition with the introduction of its seasonal Oktoberfest festival beer. For the past three years, Sierra Nevada has partnered with a different German craft brewery to create an authentic fest beer fit for celebrating the world’s largest beer festival right here at home. This year, Brauhaus Miltenberger, one of Germany’s most highly regarded craft brewers, was tapped for the collaboration.

“Cornelius and his team from Brauhaus Miltenberger embody the spirit and tradition of Oktoberfest,” says Brian Grossman, second-generation brewer for Sierra Nevada. “It was a great to host them at our brewery in Mills River, NC, for the creation of this year’s fest beer. They brought literally centuries of family brewing experience to the mix and helped us create the ultimate festival beer.”

“We tried to re-create a classic Oktoberfest beer in the true German tradition,” says Cornelius Faust, fourth-generation brewmaster for Brauhaus Miltenberger. “We used traditional techniques to create layers of rich malt notes that remain light and crisp to the taste. That’s the secret of an authentic fest beer—complex malt flavor in a lager that remains easy to drink while you are celebrating the Oktoberfest season.”

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest is a deep golden lager weighing in at 6.1% ABV with an authentic, rich, and layered malt flavor balanced by traditional German-grown hops. New for 2017 is Oktoberfest in 12-ounce cans, in addition to 12-ounce bottles and draught offerings.

Together with the launch of this year’s fest beer, Sierra Nevada today announced the dates for its Oktoberfest event series at the Mills River, NC, and Chico, CA, breweries. Named one of America’s best Oktoberfest festivals, it’s an epic celebration of German culture and tradition, with live music, dancing, costumes, contests and, of course, beer. Mills River welcomes guests Saturday, September 30, 2017, and Chico will host four fests over two weekends: Friday and Saturday, September 29-30 and October 6-7. For more information and for tickets, please visit www.sierranevada.com/oktoberfest.

About Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s premier craft breweries, highly regarded for using only the finest quality ingredients. The pioneering spirit that launched Sierra Nevada now spans both coasts with breweries in Chico, California and Mills River, North Carolina. Sierra Nevada has set the standard for craft brewers worldwide with innovations in the brewhouse as well as advances in sustainability. It is famous for its extensive line of beers including Pale Ale, Sidecar® Orange Pale Ale, Torpedo®, Tropical Torpedo®, Hop Hunter® IPA, Nooner® Pilsner, Otra Vez™, Kellerweis®, Porter, Stout and a host of seasonal, specialty and limited release beers. Learn more at www.sierranevada.com.

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6 Simple Steps For What Fox Should Do With the Fantastic Four

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You may have heard this news breaking out of San Diego Comic-Con - the creator of Legion and FX's Fargo, Noah Hawley, revealed he was heading up work on a Doctor Doom film. No other info is readily available other than that - a film centered on Victor von Doom, possibly not involving (or at least sidestepping) the Fantastic Four in the process.

But we have an alternate plan for 20th Century Fox to explore - and we just ask that they hear us out on this one.



1. Give it back to Marvel Studios and let Kevin Feige produce it

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2. No seriously they'll let you keep all of the money but let them just do whatever they want with it, that's what they did with Spider-Man: Homecoming and it's working out pretty well. Just....just give it back to them.

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3. Did you SEE Spider-Man: Homecoming? It was great. They'll do that for you too, and you'll make a bunch of money and everyone will forgive you for Fant4stic. Seriously - that will actually happen.

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4. The last Fantastic Four movie you guys did made less than what Spider-Man: Homecoming made in TWO DAYS. C'mon, what do you have to lose? GIVE IT BACK.

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5. You legally have to make a new Fantastic Four movie ever 7 years to retain the rights and you've proven yourself PARTICULARLY adept at fucking this up. IT'S SO SIMPLE JUST HAND IT OVER TO THEM CHRIST



6. Now you're making a solo Doctor Doom movie that might not even feature the Fantastic Four? After you royally messed up the Fantastic Four so badly that the low-budget Roger Corman version from the 90s that was produced JUST to keep the license looked decent in comparison?

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Here's the thing: Doctor Doom RULES as a villain. He's great - he's arch and campy yet complex and interesting. And he needs Reed Richards. He needs someone to scream "RICHARDDSSSS" at, he needs someone to hate, he needs someone to resent, he needs someone as his ultimate rival - his mirror image who exemplifies the different path he could have taken. And likewise, Reed Richards needs Doom. They are both tortured, egotistical geniuses who think they could make the world a better place...if only they had just a little more control over things.

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Making a Doctor Doom-centric movie as a re-introduction into this world is a mistake - the incredible thing about the Fantastic Four through the ages is how they stood for exploration, invention, and hope for a better future. And, honestly, I can understand a studio's hesitance to back that - those notions seem more than a little square juxtaposed against movies like Logan and Deadpool. So the natural inclination is to go darker - and with two failed Fantastic Four franchises in their past, Fox figures they'll start anew with Doctor Doom front and center. He can be darker, grittier - an anti-hero to make the franchise more palatable for modern audiences.

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But they're wrong - Sony also had two failed Spider-Man franchises on their hands, each ending on sour notes with Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. And they did something brave - they admitted they didn't know what they were doing and they handed the property back to Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige. In all honesty, that took guts - admitting defeat is never looked upon kindly in the world of entertainment. And thank god they did - because Spider-Man: Homecoming is my favorite onscreen iteration of Spider-Man ever. And the reason is that Marvel Studios GETS Spider-Man - in a way no one has before.

Spider-Man is a fuck-up. If I had to sum up the core appeal of Spider-Man in one sentence, that would be it: he fucks up constantly. And in Homecoming, we see Peter Parker / Spider-Man fuck up badly and frequently. The best part of the movie in retrospect is that he doesn't win a single battle - he fucks up each and every one. Every single one. Kevin Feige found a way to make Spider-Man's inherent fallibility interesting and cinematic - something only achieved previously by Sam Raimi in Spider-Man 2.

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And they can do the same for Marvel's First Family - the Fantastic Four. The franchise - as it stands - is near worthless to Fox. None of the films have made any significant money, and they just seem to hold onto the rights out of spite. Give them back to Marvel Studios - let them make the great, hopeful Fantastic Four movie that the series deserves (and also access to the vast array of amazing villains who could be in the MCU right now - including Doctor Doom, Galactus, Annihilus, Super Skrull, etc. because COME ON).

And, most importantly, it would remind Marvel Comics' CEO Ike Perlmutter that the Fantastic Four are important, and maybe we could get some damn FF comics again.






Note: none of this is meant as a diss to Noah Hawley, who is absolutely one of the more interesting voices and minds in entertainment today. Legion was a very cool experimental piece of television, and the three seasons of Fargo have all been worthwhile endeavors (season 2 being the obvious stand-out). And while making an experimental, dark Doctor Doom film is sorta neat, it will drain away the possibilities of a genuinely great Fantastic Four film - and a version of Doom that was placed against his righteous nemesis, Reed Richards. Noah Hawley has spent the past several years adapting other peoples' works in his vision - I'd rather see him forging ahead on his own original ideas than continue his skewed adaptations. And I'd rather see Reed and Sue and Ben and Johnny in the MCU where they belong.

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