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Apple’s Siri has a rival: Google Voice Search

Apple promises a lot from Siri. The company advertises this “intelligent assistant” as a major selling point for new iPhones and iPads. Ask a question out loud, and Siri digs up an answer; dictate an appointment, and Apple’s software will jot down the date for you. At least, that’s the…

Wall Street stocks up after ‘fiscal cliff’ talks resume

US stocks opened slightly higher Wednesday, as President Barack Obama headed back to Washington to try to secure a year-end ‘fiscal cliff’ deal with Republican lawmakers. In roughly the first 15 minutes of trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 22.59 points (0.17 percent) at 13,161.67. The broad-market S&P…

Lady Gaga shoe and Michael Jackson hat up for auction in Paris

A silver platform shoe tossed to the audience by Lady Gaga and a felt hat custom-made for Michael Jackson are among the items of celebrity memorabilia up for sale in Paris, an auction house said Wednesday. The February 11 sale at the Drouot auction house also features a leather ecritoire,…

Los Angeles gun buyback held early due to Newtown

Los Angeles is holding its annual gun buyback event Wednesday, a few months early in light of the shooting at the elementary school in Newtown, Conn., reported the Los Angeles Times. The city’s mayor wanted people to have the chance to take “concrete action” after the massacre that left 20…

GOP strategist: ‘I don’t think the NRA is listening’ to Americans

Republican strategist and CBS political analyst Frank Luntz said on CBS on Wednesday that both major political parties in the U.S. suffer from a disconnect with Americans, and that the NRA isn’t listening to the public’s views on gun policy. Citing a survey he conducted with the Republican Mainstream Partnership,…

Facial hair transplant tourism becomes a booming business in Turkey

By Constanze Letsch, The Guardian Transplant ‘tourism’ keeps Istanbul cosmetic surgeons and tour agencies busy providing means to manly beards and whiskers Turkey’s booming health tourism sector is getting hairier. Transplants have long been offered to those who are thin on top, but now facial hair implants are gaining in popularity,…

Mandela remains in hospital for recurring lung infection

South Africa’s anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela remained in hospital on Wednesday, a spokesman said, almost three weeks after he was admitted for treatment for a recurring lung infection. The 94-year-old former leader was visited on Christmas Day by his wife Graca and other family members along with President Jacob Zuma,…

Starbucks employees to write ‘come together’ message to politicos on coffee cups

If you order a cup of coffee at a D.C.-area Starbucks in the next few days, your pumpkin spice latte may come with a political missive directed at Washington’s elected officials, reported CNN. Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz asked employees in the District of Columbia to write “Come Together” on coffee…

Egypt’s Morsi signs disputed constitution into law

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has signed into law a new constitution voted in despite weeks of opposition protests, but on Wednesday he was left facing an economic crisis and international disquiet over his rule. The Islamist-dominated senate convened on Wednesday to swear in 90 new members appointed by Morsi. It…

India announces gang-rape inquiry

India’s government ordered a special inquiry Wednesday into the gang-rape of a student which sparked mass protests, as police announced the arrest of 10 men over another multiple sex assault. While a wave of angry protests over the December 16 assault on the student in New Delhi subsided, news of…

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