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  • A gold iPhone, a huge iPad and 3D gesture controls? Apple rumors are swirling in advance of new product announcements coming on September10th, so let’s look at the sure things, the maybes, and the “no way” ideas.

    Sure Things: IPhone5S and 5C

    Apple will be unveiling a new phone or new phones on September 10th.

    New Colors: The 5S will have three significant hardware changes and a paint job. The rumor is that gold will join the iPhone suite of black and white color choices. Knowing Apple, we’re not talking a trashy gold lame. Predictions are for a matte, champagne-colored back and muted metallic gold on the front. 

    Better Camera: On the hardware side, we expect a better camera, since many have complained about the current camera’s poor, grainy performance in low light. While some predict a 12 mega-pixel camera, the more prevalent guess is that we’ll see a camera with a larger f/2.0 aperture. That, plus a rumored dual-LED flash would greatly improve night shots.

    Faster Processor: Since the

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  • Do you share your apple ID with other people in your family – kids, spouse, parents? You should be able to share music and apps within one family, but you don’t want everyone’s contacts, photos, and calendar notifications showing up on your phone – or worse, your text messages appearing on their devices. So here’s how you can still share media, but separate iCloud sharing for privacy.

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  • New Ways to Date, Dig for Gold, and, uh, Hook Up

    Way back when I was in the dating game, things were a lot simpler: My father would give your father a goat, and the deal was done. Then along came the internet – you know, make a profile, post a picture, lie about your weight, and browse other singles – but even that’s not how it’s done any more.

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  • Final Glance: Railroad companies

    Shares of some top railroad companies were mixed at the close of trading: CSX fell $.06 or .2 percent, to $30.46. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $.10 or .1 percent, to $67.68. Canadian Pacific Railway ...

  • The economy is headed downhill from here: Peter Schiff
    The economy is headed downhill from here: Peter Schiff

    The government reported Wednesday that the economy grew at an annual rate of 4% last quarter. Euro Pacific Capital's Peter Schiff says that quarter will be the strongest quarter this year.

  • Lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package
    Lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package

    Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week's end.

  • N. Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: US think-tank
    N. Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: US think-tank

    Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea might be wrapping up engine trials on an intercontinental ballistic missile, fuelling speculation of a full-scale flight test to come, a US think-tank said Wednesday. Development of a working ICBM would be a game-changing step, bringing the continental United States into range and adding a whole new threat level to the North's regular nuclear-strike warnings. "The rocket engine test program may wind down by the end of this year," The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University said on its closely followed 38 North website. Regular satellite analysis has shown a major construction programme underway at North Korea's Sohae Satellite Launching Station since mid-2013, focused on upgrading facilities to handle larger, longer-range rockets with heavier payloads.

  • Which states will legalize pot next?
    Which states will legalize pot next?

    Residents in Alaska and Oregon will vote on legalization measures in November.

  • The Army’s New Handgun: A Weapon for Criminals?
    The Army’s New Handgun: A Weapon for Criminals?

    There’s a new semi-automatic handgun on the horizon for the Army that U.S. consumers may have access to almost immediately. The goal is to develop something far more advanced and powerful than the Cold-War era Beretta M9, which the Army has been using for nearly three decades. Since the Army is “the lead agent for small arms,” whatever weapon is produced would also have to meet “the needs of the other services,” reports Military.com. “The Army is seeking to replace the M9 and M11 pistols with a handgun that is more accurate, ergonomic, reliable and durable than the current pistol.”

  • TD Bank's 'Automated Thanking Machine' Surprises Customers With Gifts
    TD Bank's 'Automated Thanking Machine' Surprises Customers With Gifts

    Usually, the only reasons a bank makes me cry are the outrageously high fees, but this video from TD Bank has given me the feels. In it, TD Bank set up an ATM, or in this case, an "automated thanking machine," at various locations across Canada.

  • U.S. cellphone users frequent victims of 'cramming': Senate study

    By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. mobile phone users have likely paid hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges "crammed" onto their bills, according to a report released by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday to coincide with a hearing on the topic. "Scammers figured out a way to beat the system," Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, said at the hearing.

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