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  • Dyson 'Airblade Tap' Dries Hands at Sink

    One of my biggest pet peeves has got to be hand dryers in public restrooms. For starters, there's never enough of them and if you don't manage to get to one right away, you're standing there, wet hands dripping, awkwardly waiting your turn. At that point, most people opt for the wipe-hands-on-pants move and call it a day. Nobody wants to contribute to the unnecessary killing of trees, but using ordinary paper towels is quicker and beats waiting around.

    James Dyson, inventor of the famed Dyson vacuum cleaner, thinks he has a solution. His latest creation is the Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer , a sink faucet with built-in hand dryers that allow users to wash and dry hands without leaving the sink.

    The Airblade Tap is a minimalist, steel faucet tube with two smaller tubes extended on either side. You place your hands underneath the center tube and infrared sensors know to dispense water. To dry your hands, move

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  • Group Hits Obama on Gay Scouts

    A conservative group that wants the Boy Scouts to keep their ban on gays today released an ad apparently countering President Obama's remarks this weekend urging the scouts to drop the ban.

    "To compromise moral principles under political and financial pressure would teach the boys cowardice, not courage," says the ad by the Family Research Council and a number of other religious and socially-conservative organizations.

    In an interview aired Sunday before the Super Bowl, Obama expressed his hope that the ban would become a thing of the past.

    "My attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunities, the same way as everyone else does, in every institution and walk of life," Obama told CBS' Scott Pelley. "And you know the Scouts are a great institution, that are promoting young people and exposing them to opportunities and leadership that will serve people for the rest of their lives. And I think nobody should be barred from

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  • Gardiners Furniture company, which is based in Baltimore and has five locations throughout Maryland, is planning to make good on its promise to give free furniture to customers after Baltimore Ravens' wide receiver Jacoby Jones opened the Super Bowl's second half with a 108-yard kick return, which helped the Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII, 34-31.

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    For the third year in a row, the company promised that any customer who bought furniture between Jan. 31 and 3 p.m. Super Bowl Sunday would get their goods for free if a player from either team returned a kick for a touchdown at the start of the game or after half-time, as first reported by the Baltimore Sun.

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    In the company's last two years of the publicity campaign, no one on any of the four teams - the New York Giants and New England Patriots

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  • This incredible heartwarming story shows us how amazing Siri can be
    This incredible heartwarming story shows us how amazing Siri can be

    Siri, Google Now and Cortana are the three main voice-based virtual assistants available on competing mobile operating system from Apple, Google and Microsoft, respectively. While there’s fierce competition between them as each company tries to improve its own assistant solution and beat the others, there’s one way these advanced apps can help without necessarily having to be extremely accurate and fast. For at least one autistic boy, Siri has become a best friend and a virtual companion that has all the time in the world to patiently answer all his queries, one way or another. FROM EARLIER: The funniest thing you’ll see today: Jimmy Kimmel and Siri the waitress “Just how bad a mother am I? I wondered, as I watched my 13-year-old

  • Teen convicted as 'armed clowns' spread panic in French towns
    Teen convicted as 'armed clowns' spread panic in French towns

    Béthune (France) (AFP) - The party is over for a fake clown who received a six-month suspended jail term Monday for threatening passers-by while in full circus garb, a disturbing trend terrifying towns in northern France.

  • Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria
    Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by Monday evening, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway.

  • For GOP's Scalise, being No. 3 boosts popularity
    For GOP's Scalise, being No. 3 boosts popularity

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Let's count the ways Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise has grown in popularity since he became the third most powerful man in the Republican-led House.

  • Citizen Pulls Over Police Officer
    Citizen Pulls Over Police Officer

    In an attempt to bring attention to the issue of unlawful traffic stops by police impersonators, Gavin Seim of Washington state flagged down a police officer on the side of the road.

  • Parents pay the price for children’s student debt
    Parents pay the price for children’s student debt

    Parents who want to provide for their children's college education are being stretched to the brink with student loans.

  • Ukraine says goodbye Lenin as Communists face poll wipeout
    Ukraine says goodbye Lenin as Communists face poll wipeout

    Zaporizhia (Ukraine) (AFP) - Ever since Oleksiy Baburin's Stalin statue in southeastern Ukraine was bombed, he has been hiding it behind heavy metal blinds. Now the Communist lawmaker says his entire party is under attack.

  • Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats
    Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public.

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