Warby Parker has an app that checks your eyes at home

Engadget | 2017-05-24

Usually, completing a vision test for new glasses requires a trip to the optometrist and the glasses store. Newly announced technology could change that, however. Warby Parker, which started out as a try-before-you-buy mail-order eyeglasses company,... ......

Nokia settles patent dispute with Apple

The Japan News | 2017-05-23

Reuters HELSINKI (Reuters) — Nokia has settled its patent dispute with Apple and signed a business collaboration deal with the U.S. giant, the Finnish firm said Tuesday, sending its shares sharply higher. Nokia said Tuesday it would receive an upfront cash payment and additional...


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Gold somewhat ignores US dollar weakness

Stockhouse | 2017-05-23

The precious metals complex rebounded as expected after becoming very oversold just a few weeks ago. The rebound has been aided by weakness in the US Dollar, which plunged roughly 2% over several days. However, upon further inspection Gold’s rebound has been entirely dollar-centric. Gold has...

Why Gold Could Be Heading to $1,300

The Street | 2017-05-23

Gold prices fell Tuesday, but bullion's outlook got a whole lot brighter earlier this week when the metal's chart flashed an appropriated named "golden cross." That's a technical pattern where an investment's 50-day moving average rises...


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First shots fired in avocado armageddon

Irish Independent | 2017-05-24

The award for world's most controversial fruit goes to the avocado. Millennials were last week warned that frittering away their savings on avocado toast and other luxuries (but mostly avocado toast) could deal a kiss of death to dreams of home ownership. Meanwhile, emergency rooms across the world...

Thai police handing hospital bomb probe as security reviewed

The Oklahoman | 2017-05-23

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's ruling junta said Tuesday that police will handle the investigation into a bombing at a military-run hospital that wounded more than 20 people, while security elsewhere in the country is being reviewed. Junta spokesman Col Winthai Suvaree told reporters that police will be...


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University to offer comprehensive course for sake’s sake

Asahi News | 2017-05-24

NIIGATA--University students have always been known to enjoy a drink, and soon they will be able to sip on sake in the name of their education. In the first attempt of its kind in Japan, a university here is planning to offer a course in a bid to nurture graduates well-versed in the cultural,...

Grassroots efforts grapple with sex violence in US schools

The Associated Press | 2017-05-23

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) -- A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed - sexual aggression among classmates. Unsure at first what to do, the...


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Tennis: Djokovic thrashes Thiem to reach Rome Masters final

Deutsche Welle | 2017-05-20

Novak Djokovic overcame having to play twice in a day and romped into the Rome Masters final with a 6-1 6-0 drubbing of Dominic Thiem. The Serb will play German rising star Alexander Zverev in Sunday&aposs showpiece. ......

Muguruza marches on, Pliskova bows out in Rome

AOL | 2017-05-19

Garbine Muguruza claimed a hugely encouraging win ahead of her French Open title defence, beating Venus Williams in three sets to reach the semi-finals of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia on...

Injured Bouchard withdraws from Nuremberg Cup

Toronto Sun | 2017-05-23

NUREMBERG, GermanyEugenie Bouchard has withdrawn from the Nuremberg Cup tennis tournament with a right ankle injury. The 2014 champion informed tournament director Sandra Reichel of her decision late Monday, when...

Twice Champion Kvitova Set for Wimbledon after Stabbing

The Economic Times | 2017-05-23

LONDON (Reuters) - Twice champion Petra Kvitova is set to play at Wimbledon this summer, less than seven months after she was stabbed by an intruder in her home, a member of her support team told Reuters on Tuesday. The Czech, who required four hours of surgery to her left, playing, hand after the...

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Muslims Welcome Holy Month of Ramadan

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The Associated Press | 2017-05-24

Animals still in cages a year after Buenos Aires zoo closure

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WorldNews.com | 2017-05-24

Controversial Study Finds Earliest Humans Originated In Europe, Not Africa

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The Washington Post | 2017-05-24

Trump pushes the boundaries on the Russia probe — again

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The Washington Post | 2017-05-24

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