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Everest climbers to follow new route after last year's disaster

New South Col route set by local authorities will pass through centre of Khumbu icefall, rather than follow its side, where tragedy occurred<p>Climbers attempting to ascend Everest by the popular South Col route from Nepal will follow a new path to avoid a repeat of last year’s avalanche, which killed …

Mountaineering

Keyssa’s “kiss connectivity” technology could make cords obsolete

A lot of time is often spent debating what the next big breakthrough in smartphones and computing will be, and while some ideas are certainly bold and ambitious, the fact remains that “breakthrough” technology often comes in the forms of “faster,” “bigger,” or “more power efficient” (i.e …

Gear & Gadgets

What to do before selling or donating your phone

Selling or giving away your phone this season? Prep your device properly with this handy game plan.<p>Before you retire your trusty old phone in favor of something shiny and new, think twice about tossing it away blindly. In addition to all the precious digital content and media your phone …

Android News

How to change notification sounds on your Android device

Notification sounds can be a lot of fun to play with and a great way to embrace Android customization. From having your device proudly announce “You’ve got mail!” through to video game noises, catch phrases from your favorite movie and snippets of your favorite song, if it can be stored as an audio …

Android News

What you need to know about Tor and the hackers targeting it

There are a lot of tools online that claim to offer you total privacy. But when dealing with something like Internet anonymity, it's hard to be …

Facebook's 'Year In Review' shows tragic side of software's shortcomings

Facebook's automated 'year in review' slideshows are meant to surface highlights from the year that was, but for some the virtual scrapbook simply brings back bad memories. In the case of web designer Eric Meyer, a photo of his recently deceased daughter appeared, surrounded by confetti, …

Samsung's Plan To Replace Android Has Hit A Snag, And Now Things Are Looking Bad For Next Year

After watching profits tumble this year due to increased competition from other Android phone makers, Samsung sits at an odd inflection point. It can pump out pricey, generic Android phones and watch cheaper phone manufacturers continue to eat its lunch, or it can start innovating in software and …

When Will Your Phone Replace Your Keys And Wallet?

When I leave my home, I check that I have three things: keys, wallet, phone. How long will it be until the first two are obsolete? My wallet has only three things I actually need: credit cards, cash, ID. Any American with an iPhone 6 has already obsoleted credit cards, courtesy of Apple Pay. Any …

These app developers snubbed Windows Phone this year

2014 was a big year for the Windows Phone platform. This year, Nokia’s Devices and Services business officially joined Microsoft, Microsoft entered the personal assistant race with Cortana, and the company ended 2014 with a list of top apps that almost rivals Apple and Google.<p>But, despite all its …

The 14 Nerdiest Things We Learned About Food This Year

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: The food facts, science, and tricks we geeked out on this year.</i><p>In 2013 I came to terms with the fact that I am a food nerd. It happened in a classroom …

Kitchens

10 Best Fast Recipes of 2014

Executive food editor Tina Ujlaki reveals her favorite fast recipes that F&W published in 2014, from hearty cauliflower steaks to luscious scrambled …

Your Ultimate Guide to East Coast Clam Chowders

There’s no better antidote to this season’s cold and wet weather than clam chowder. After all, what could be more uplifting on a winter day than …

New England

Renaissance-Inspired Portraits with a Fast Food Twist

Inspired by the beauty of Renaissance paintings, German photographer Rebecca Rütten puts a spotlight on contemporary fast food culture in her series <i>Contemporary Pieces</i>, rendering greasy burgers and takeout containers in the dramatic lighting and classical style of the Old Masters. Elegant …

Art