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Japanese bank using multilingual robot to serve customers

Japan bank robot NAO

One of Japan‘s megabanks, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, showcased a robot bank teller on 13 April at its down-town Tokyo branch in the hope that the multilingual robot will help foreign customers during the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. NAO, the programmable 58cm mini-robot, is equipped with multiple sensors, and responds to …

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US Technology Giants are Stumbling- But Can EU Start-ups Benefit?

The UK start-up industry is going from strength to strength. There’s more money than ever being funded into the sector and it’s also gaining way more interest too. Of course, a lot of experts believe that this isn’t something that everyone should get excited about. One of the most visible …

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WikiLeaks: Vault 7 reveals CIA hackers pose as Chinese and Russians

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The CIA can hide its own fingerprints from its hacking exploits and attribute blame to others, such as Russia and China, according to WikiLeaks’ Year Zero confidential data release. Every hacking technique leaves a “fingerprint” which, when collated, can be used to connect different attacks and tie them to the same culprit. …

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The greatest debt crisis the world has ever seen is coming

U.S. National Debt 2013

The largest mountain of debt in the history of the world just continues to grow even larger, and everyone knows that this colossal debt spiral is not going to end well.  But we all keep playing along because nobody wants the party to end.  Right now, there is an unprecedented …

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Using Al-Qaeda in Syria like sending Gitmo inmates to fight – Putin

In an RT global exclusive premiere, President Putin gives his first post-inauguration interview, speaking in depth with RT’s Kevin Owen ahead of the APEC summit in Vladivostok. Touching upon a range of issues, he discusses topics from the Pussy Riot trial to the Julian Assange case, from the upcoming US …

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Will blockchain technology disrupt this $7 trillion industry?

Blockchain technology

Recently, I wrote about a small $100,000 trade of cheese and butter. Why? This one trade changed 400 years of history in just four hours. How so? Normally, it would take 10 days to handle the paperwork. But this trade concluded in less than four hours. The solution: a blockchain platform that …

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Pentagon wants $582 billion to wage war in 2017

United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Pentagon

The US military faces five “big challenges,” Ash Carter told the Economic Club of Washington on Tuesday. Those challenges are: Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, and ISIS. So essentially, the exact same “challenges” Washington has been trotting out for years to justify hundreds upon hundreds of billions in defense spending, …

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Negative interest rates and QE4 is coming

Janet Yellen Federal Reserve

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Despite the Federal Reserve running a zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) for 80 months straight and Quantitative Easing programs that have ballooned its balance sheet over $3.5 trillion, US GDP has struggled to reach 2%. It’s plain for all to see: They are running out of options to …

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Texas wants its gold back from the Federal Reserve

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group In the past few years, we’ve seen a groundswell of nations demanding their gold back from the New York Federal Reserve. Already, that list includes Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium and Venezuela. Now another place is joining the list, but it isn’t a country: It’s …

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The real reason why the US and France are back in Iraq

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Why is Obama now re-committing the U.S. military to Iraq? Why is France strongly backing military action? Obama says it’s to protect minorities. That’s nothing new. Obama is the fourth president in a row to bomb Iraq … while claiming it is for humanitarian purposes. But the architects of the Iraq War (the one …

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BRICS establish $100bn bank and currency reserves

BRICS nations

The group of emerging economies signed the long-anticipated document to create the $100 bn BRICS Development Bank and a reserve currency pool worth over another $100 bn. Both will counter the influence of Western-based lending institutions and the dollar. The new bank will provide money for infrastructure and development projects …

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Titan: world’s fastest supercomputer goes live

TITAN supercomputer

After falling behind Asia and Europe in the great race, where success is measured in FLOPS (floating-point operations per second), the US has struck back at the new high-tech Olympians with Titan: quite possibly the fastest supercomputer in the world. When Tennesseans hear the word Titan, their first thought is …

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World’s first Bitcoin bank opens in Austrian capital Vienna

Bitcoin bank Austria Vienna digital currency

The world’s first dedicated bitcoin bank has opened in the center of the Austrian capital Vienna. It is designed to make buying and selling bitcoin easier and safer than other in-person options. The digital currency outlet is owned and managed by a local Blockchain startup Bit Trust and is named …

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Hungary plans to crack down on George Soros run NGOs

George Soros NGOs Hungary

Hungary plans to crack down on non-governmental organizations linked to billionaire George Soros now that Donald Trump will occupy the White House, according to the deputy head of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s party. The European Union member will use “all the tools at its disposal” to “sweep out” NGOs funded …

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Bayer acquires GMO giant Monsanto for $66 billion

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German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer has completed its takeover of American GMO company Monsanto. Shareholders have reportedly accepted $128 a share, making the deal worth $66 billion, including debt. The deal is the largest corporate takeover in almost two decades for a German company. The latest bid offered by Bayer is …

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