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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Typing in the cold can be a pain in more ways than one.

Regular gloves don’t work with touchscreen devices — such as smartphones phones and tablets — because the fabric blocks the charge from your finger, which activates your phone.

Nick Guy from Wirecutter.com, a website that advises on best gadgets, evaluated 12 pairs of touchscreen gloves to find out how well they work.

“They don’t have the tips we’re used to seeing,” ABC News Correspondent Gio Benitez said to Guy.

“They actually sew in silver and copper thread or infuse the gloves with nano particles of silver and copper that conduct electricity,” Guy replied. He says this is what allows people to use their touchscreen devices as if they weren’t wearing gloves.

To test for touchscreen capability, Guy camped out in a temperature controlled brewery cooler — keeping the temperature just above freezing, while he texted, used apps, and played games.

Out of the 12 touchscreen gloves Guy tested this year, he says he highly recommends four pairs, five are an okay buy, and three pairs didn’t stack up. Check out the below video to see which touchscreen gloves Wirecutter.com highly recommends.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Little Esmé Bayes is already a world traveler at the age of one.

At just 10-weeks-old, she was off with her parents, Karen Edwards and Shaun Bayes, on her first trip to Singapore.

After touching down in Bangkok Wednesday, the traveling tot will have visited 12 countries, which her mom beautifully documents for her 12,000 Instagram followers.

Edwards says she hopes her daughter gains three things from this experience: “Develop her insight into different cultures, develop her social skills, [and] develop a desire to see the world.”

The apple certainly doesn’t fall far from the tree. When Edwards found out she was pregnant with Esmé, she admits she “instantly thought ‘That’s it, travel days are over.’ Needless to say that has not been the case so far.”

Baby Esmé was born in London, but her mother is from Ireland and her father is from New Zealand.

“The gal is destined to travel!” Edwards wrote on her blog.

Edwards and Bayes temporarily moved to New Zealand after Esmé’s birth. The family decided to use Karen’s maternity leave creatively and backpacked through Southeast Asia for 7 weeks with Esmé in tow.

“Breastfeeding and baby-wearing is what made this easy,” she explained. “I don’t think I could have done it with having to carry and sterilize everything.”

The proud mom said her favorite place they’ve visited as a family is Vietnam.

“The people are so friendly and helpful with Esmé,” she said. “The place is just incredibly beautiful.”

The only downsides to traveling with her youngster is not being able to enjoy the nightlife in all of these exotic locations, and sometimes not being able to explain exactly what they need for their child.

“You don’t get any evenings as bed time is generally the same time for all of us as Esmé has to sleep,” she wrote in an email. “When in less-well-traveled countries, it’s harder to communicate what you need for Esmé. Google Translate is always a lifesaver and can be quite hilarious at times.”

Overall, the “Travel Mad Mum”’s only regret is “not bringing enough Western, healthy, sugar-free baby snacks.”

And the biggest thing she’s learned?

“It’s easier to be away and have quality family time together than it is to be home cooking and cleaning and maintaining a household,” she said.

Edwards says she plans to write a travel book chronicling their adventures.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Federal vehicle safety agencies have routinely worked with private companies to pave the road for autonomous vehicles.

So U.S. officials will now allow the artificial intelligence system responsible for piloting self-driving cars to be considered the driver, according to a letter dated from last week from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

One obstacle autonomous vehicle manufactures have faced is what federal law calls the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSSs). These standards outline the safety requirements applied to all vehicles on U.S. roadways.

Since 1967, when the first of these safety standards became effective under federal law, a driver has been considered a human piloting the vehicle from the front seat.

With manufacturers trying to break this mold, they needed U.S. Department of Transportation approval for their artificial intelligence systems to qualify as a driver.

A November request from Google’s Self-Driving Car Project asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to interpret a number of provisions within federal vehicle safety law, including for their Self-Driving System to qualify as or replace the driver.

The Feb. 4 response from NHTSA gives Google and all other manufacturers approval to design and operate under the interpretation that their artificial intelligence systems qualify as the driver under federal law.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said today his department is committed to embracing innovations that improve safety and efficiency on U.S. roadways.

“Our interpretation that the self-driving computer system of a car could, in fact, be a driver is significant,” Foxx said.

“But the burden remains on self-driving car manufacturers to prove that their vehicles meet rigorous federal safety standards.”

Foxx revealed last month that part of the president’s budget proposal would include a 10-year, nearly $4 billion investment to accelerate the development and adoption of safe vehicle automation through real-world pilot projects.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The man authorities believe may have smuggled a bomb onto a Daallo Airlines jet in Somalia last week apparently traded seats with another passenger before the blast, airline CEO Mohammed Ibrahim Yassin told ABC News.

The passenger was originally sitting in a window seat, but agreed to move to the aisle when the suspected bomber, identified by Somalian officials as Abdullahi Abdisalam Borleh, asked to switch, according to Yassin, who spoke with the passenger.

Just a quarter of an hour later, shortly after takeoff, the bomb — which authorities believe may have been concealed in a laptop — exploded, ripping a hole in the fuselage and sucking Borleh’s burned body out of the Airbus 321.

As the cabin lost pressure and flight attendants herded frightened travelers to the back of the plane, the pilot made an emergency landing in Mogadishu.

Two passengers –- including the man who had given up his window seat -– were wounded.

Yassin says he suspects the attack may have been an “inside job” involving airport employees. Surveillance video released by Somali authorities appears to show two men in airport staff uniforms handing the laptop to the suspected bomber.

Both men have since been arrested.

Authorities are looking into whether the attack may have been backed by al-Shabab, an al Qaeda-linked terror group, or even ISIS.

According to Yassin, 70 of the flight’s 74 passengers, including Borleh, were originally booked on a Turkish Airlines flight that was cancelled “last minute.”

A Turkish Airlines spokesperson tells ABC the flight was cancelled “due to operational reasons required in the framework of bad weather conditions.”

But Yassin said he didn’t know what was behind the cancellation. The airline refused to comment beyond their initial statement.

Following last week’s incident, there will be “more layers of security” at Mogadishu airport, Yassin said, including more screenings and a greater effort to isolate aircraft.

“Nobody will take anything for granted,” he said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A mixed day on Wall Street with the Dow breaking its record for the longest stretch of losses on Wednesday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 99.64 to close at 15,914.74. This marks the index’s longest period of declines since Aug. 18 to Aug. 25.

The S&P 500 closed at 1,852.86, basically unchanged from its open. Health care and technology were the two sectors of the S&P to end the day slightly higher.

Gains in the tech sector helped the Nasdaq gain 14.83 points to end the session at 4,283.59.

Crude oil took another hit, as prices fell to $27.44 per barrel.

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iStock/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — New video broadcast on Iranian state TV Wednesday appears to show a U.S. sailor crying while briefly detained by Iran in early January. The sailor was one of 10 U.S. sailors aboard two small Navy vessels that strayed into Iranian waters in the Persian Gulf.

A U.S. Department of Defense official said the video released Wednesday by the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network appears similar to footage aired at the time the sailors were detained. That original footage showed the moment of their detention at sea with their hands behind their heads, as well as all of the sailors sitting around a large room.

The new footage shows one of the sailors in that room with what appear to be red and moistened eyes. Later in the footage, the same sailor is shown using what appears to be a tissue or handkerchief to wipe his eyes and nose. It is unclear what circumstances may have prompted the sailor’s apparent tears.

Commenting on the new video, Cmdr. Kevin Stephens, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet, told ABC News, “As Secretary [of State John] Kerry has said, we are disgusted by the exploitation of our Sailors in Iranian propaganda.”

He called the Jan. 12 detention of U.S. sailors “outrageous and unacceptable.”

“Professional mariners understand that it is a duty and obligation to assist other mariners who suffer mechanical problems or who find themselves off track at sea,” he said in a statement to ABC News. “In fact, our Navy has assisted Iranian mariners in distress in the Gulf region seven times since 2012.”

Five days after the release of the sailors, U.S. Central Command released an initial timeline of events surrounding the detention.

It said the vessels drifted into Iranian territorial waters near Iran’s Farsi Island in the middle of the Persian Gulf while on a journey from Kuwait to Bahrain the afternoon of Jan. 12.

That statement referred to navigational error and said one of the vessels had engine problems. While the vessels stopped to assess the mechanical problem, Iranian boats approached the sailors.

The 10 sailors were kept in an unknown location on Iran’s Farsi Island before being freed the following day.

It is still unclear why the American vessels entered Iranian waters or whether the sailors knew their exact location.

The Navy is conducting an investigation to provide “a more complete accounting of events,” but it has yet to be released.

That report will rely heavily on the testimony of the sailors and their own version of events, which could provide more context to these new images.

Several weeks ago, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter commented on his initial reaction to seeing the videos of the sailors on their knees.

“I was very, very angry at it,” he said. “Remember, as you’re thinking about our guys, that you’re looking through the lens of the Iranians.”

This new video was released the day before the 37th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic revolution when the U.S.-supported government of Mohammad Reza Shah was toppled.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Burger King may get a new nickname in the coming weeks: Hot Dog King.

The fast-food chain will make the taste of a summer barbecue available year-round by adding two hot dogs to its permanent menu, it said in a press release Wednesday. The all-beef franks will be available nationwide starting Feb. 23.

Burger King plans to use the same flame-grilling technique it uses for its burgers for its hot dogs, as opposed to the more traditional method of boiling them.

“The introduction of Grilled Dogs just made sense to our guests and for our brand,” said Alex Macedo, president of Burger King North America.

The chain will offer two varieties of hot dogs: the classic grilled, which will be topped with ketchup, mustard, chopped onions and relish and served on a “fluffy baked bun,” and the chili-cheese, topped with chili and shredded cheddar cheese.

Americans eat more 20 billion hot dogs per year, Burger King estimates. Once it makes the new items available in its 7,100 U.S. stores, Burger King will become the largest restaurant chain in the country to offer hot dogs. Smaller chains that feature hot dogs on their menus include Sonic Drive-In and Dairy Queen.

The classic hot dog will cost $1.99 and the chili-cheese dog will cost $2.29. Burger King will also be offering combo deals with fries and a fountain drink for $4.49 and $4.79, respectively.

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ABC News(SYDNEY) — After a 10,000-mile long flight from Virginia to Australia, a World War II U.S. army veteran finally reunited with his wartime girlfriend Wednesday after recently reconnecting online.

For the first time in over 70 years, Norwood Thomas, 93, came face-to-face with Joyce Durrant Morris, 88, his long-lost first love.

The two were speechless at first and shared a warm embrace and kiss on the cheek.

“This is about the most wonderful thing that could have happened to me,” Thomas said in a reunion broadcast on Australia’s Channel TEN TV show The Project.

“Good,” Morris replied with a laugh. “We’re going to have a wonderful fortnight.”

The two said they planned to spend Valentine’s Day together.

Thomas and Morris’ story began in the spring of 1944 in London. The two had dated for a few months but were separated when Thomas was forced to leave for the Battle of Normandy in France, he told ABC News in November.

For over seven decades, the two lived separate lives. Both married other people, though Morris is now divorced and Thomas’ wife passed away a few years ago. Morris also lives in Australia.

The two were brought together again last November, when Morris’ son found contact information for Thomas’ son online. The men reconnected their parents through Skype and phone calls, the first of which brought the wartime lovers to tears.

“When she called me ‘Tommy,’ her nickname for me, oh my God, it stirred emotions that had been dormant for a long, long time,” Thomas told ABC News. “She had always been on the fringes of my thoughts this whole time. She’d always pop up as a pleasant memory, and it turns out that she’d been thinking of me this whole time too.”

Though Thomas wasn’t sure if he’d call his “strong feelings” for Morris “love” quite yet, he said he was excited to see Morris again in Australia and to “reminisce about their old days together,” his son Steven Thomas told ABC News last month.

Thomas’ trip was made possible by hundreds of people who made donations online after reading his story and by Air New Zealand, which made arrangements to fly Thomas and his son first class, free of charge.

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iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The past few months have been even rockier than usual for Twitter and now, CEO Jack Dorsey is set to have an afternoon of reckoning with investors as the company reveals its performance for 2015 and its latest user numbers.

Twitter will also break out its fourth-quarter performance in the earnings call and simultaneous Periscope live-streaming, which is set for 5 p.m. ET Wednesday.

While the social media company has had several victories in the past year, including the launch of video streaming Periscope and the announcement it has suspended more than 125,000 terror-related accounts, it’s also faced its share of challenges.

It’s been a tough few months of headlines for Twitter, with layoffs in October, the departure of four executives last month, slumping stock prices and even a revolt from some users who protested a controversial change to the site’s timeline feature with the #RIPTwitter hashtag.

Jack Dorsey, 39, one of the founders of the site, took over for the second time as chief executive last year. While the site has tremendous reach, it has lagged in attracting and retaining new users, who in turn entice businesses to advertise on Twitter and drive revenue.

“The opportunity is absolutely massive. The intention is to certainly bring it to everyone around the world,” Dorsey said last summer. “If we build a product people love and value, advertisers and users will follow.”

Aside from earnings and user growth, analysts will also be looking for a potential announcement from Twitter over recent speculation the company plans to name two new members to its board.

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moodboard/Thinkstock(ANKARA, Turkey) — Dramatic video released by the Turkish Coast Guard Wednesday captured the rescue of a lone Syrian refugee who had been clinging for several hours to a sinking boat in the Aegean Sea near Edremit, a city in eastern Turkey.

The helmet camera footage shows the Monday rescue of Syrian refugee Pelen Hussein from the perspective of Turkish Coast Guard Sgt. Tuncay Ceylan, according to international news agency Agence France-Presse.

The video shows Ceylan lowering himself from a helicopter and then swimming to Hussein, who can be seen desperately holding onto the bow of a vertically sinking boat nearly fully submerged in the water.

Ceylan then tells Hussein, “Jump into the water!” before getting a hold of him and hoisting him up back to the helicopter. Hussein was then flown back to land and immediately taken to a hospital, AFP reported.

Hussein “was on the verge of hypothermia, and in a state of shock,” Ceylan told Turkish media, according to AFP. “I tried to calm him down.”

Ceylan added, “When he came to himself a bit he started to cry. Probably his relatives came to his mind as there were a lot of corpses in the water.”

Hussein was one of several dozen Syrian refugees who had set off by boat in the hopes of reaching the Greek island of Lesbos, which is near the Turkish eastern coast, AFP reported.

Twenty-seven migrants, 11 of them children, drowned, according to the Turkish Coast Guard.

Over 900,000 migrants and refugees entered Europe last year, according to the International Organization for Migration.

Many of the migrants and refugees risk their lives trying to flee dangerous conditions in war-torn countries by crossing perilous seas in overcrowded boats.

From the beginning of 2015 through this past Monday, IOM recorded 409 fatalities on Mediterranean routes, the organization said in a news release Tuesday.

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