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World running out of gold & there’s no substitute, experts warn

People responsible for supplying the world with gold are sounding the alarm, saying discoveries of the precious metal are shrinking and there’s no reasonable substitute. Mining companies are no longer finding new deposits of gold to replace their aging mines. South Africa’s 140-year-old gold industry – which was once the world’s largest – is currently facing a major crisis. The ...

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Want to know when your meat is spoiled? There’s a gadget for that

You no longer need to sniff the meat that’s been languishing in your fridge for days to make sure it’s safe to eat. A wireless device can now do it for you and send all the information you need directly to your smartphone. A group of scientists from the University of Texas at Austin and China’s Nanjing University created ‘nano-structured’ ...

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‘There’s a special place in hell’ for Trudeau for backstabbing Trump, White House trade adviser says

It’s open season on Justin Trudeau in the Trump administration, with the White House trade council chief launching an attack on the Canadian PM, saying there is a “special place in hell” for anyone who double-crosses his boss. Director of the White House National Trade Council Peter Navarro preached against the Canadian Prime Minister during an interview with Fox News ...

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Want to visit Germany, ‘fight Nazis’ & burn police cars? There’s a guide for that!

As the German right-wing party AfD prepares for a convention next month, a 44-page guide has been released for people who want to arrive at the scene and riot against them. The printable German-language brochure and website are entitled ‘Guide to Augsburg for riot tourists,’ after the city in Bavaria where AfD (Alternative for Germany) plans to hold its two-day ...

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‘Bomb Putin bridge’ journo thinks he’s trolling Moscow with jail comments… but there’s a catch

A US political commentator, who gained notoriety in Russia this week by suggesting Ukraine should bomb the freshly-opened Crimean bridge, has felt the wrath of Russia’s most devastating weapon: the phone prank. The name Tom Rogan would have meant nothing to most Russians until this week. He is one of dozens of lesser-known Washington DC media figures, a contributor for ...

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There’s an Echo Dot for kids now

This was nothing if not inevitable. Alexa’s steady home takeover just found its way into your kids’ rooms — and it’s doing so with a brightly colored case. Amazon just unveiled the Echo Dot Kids Edition — the first time the company’s popular smart speaker line has targeted children directly. From a hardware perspective, there’s not really a lot different ...

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‘There’s a price to be paid for threatening Israel’ – defense minister warns Iran as tensions flare

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman cautioned Iran that “there is a price to be paid” for jeopardizing Israeli security. In April, Tehran slammed Israel for hitting a Syrian base, reportedly killing seven Iranians. “Those who threaten [Israel] need to understand there is a price to be paid,” Lieberman said on Sunday, speaking to Kan, Israeli public radio. “The State of Israel ...

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There’s a shakeup on Qualcomm’s board amid Broadcom’s hostile takeover attempts

Things have not been so rosy for Qualcomm over the past few months, whether you are looking at an ongoing legal dispute between the chipmaker and Apple or Broadcom’s aggressive attempts to acquire the company. Now, Qualcomm is saying its executive chairman, Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, will no longer serve as executive chairman for the company’s board of directors. He’s ...

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There’s no App Store ’emoji apocalypse,’ just inconsistent policy enforcement

A number of iOS app developers have been mystified by a new wave of app rejections related to their use of Apple’s emojis. They’ve suspected that a new App Store crackdown is underway. However, the company hasn’t changed its policy on Apple emoji usage in apps, nor its enforcement, according to sources familiar with the App Store review team’s processes. The ...

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Russian gay couple claims their marriage was recognized in Russia, but there’s a catch

A gay couple said in an interview that Russian authorities have recognized as legitimate their same-sex marriage, which was registered in Denmark. But Russian officials say their story simply cannot be true. The two Russian men, Evgeny Voytsekhovskiy and Pavel Stotsko, made their brow-raising claim in a series of recent interviews. They said they went to Copenhagen as tourists and ...

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