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Why is Budweiser still mocking craft beer?

It started in February. During the third quarter of the Super Bowl, Budweiser rolled out a new spot dubbed “Brewed the Hard Way.” Only instead of …

10 Things You Should Never Buy at the Grocery Store

Starting with salad dressing, believe it or not.<p>According to Yahoo Finance, the cost of providing healthy meals for a family of four ranges from $131 a week for the thriftiest folks to $299 for liberal spenders. Budget-conscious shoppers use coupons to save, but studies have shown that, in many …

Samsung Teases Galaxy S6 Camera As Reports Of Two All-Metal Models Emerge

Samsung’s next flagship device is going to be revealed in just a few short weeks ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress, and the head of the company’s camera division is already teasing us about its photo capabilities. In an official blog post, Samsung SVP DongHoon Jang provided a survey of the …

Scientists now know why popcorns pop

The popping sound made by popcorn is normally viewed as a pleasing cue that your snack is ready to eat, but for scientists the phenomenon represented one of nature’s significant unsolved problems.<p>Now a French team say they have settled the question of why popcorn pops through a series of high-speed …

Imaging

Poland plans new canal to by-pass Russia

Poland plans a new canal to link Vistula Lagoon with the Baltic Sea<p>Poland plans to construct a new canal to bypass a stretch of coastline controlled by Russia, as the country tries to rid itself of dependence on its neighbour.<p>Costing an estimated £167 million, the planned canal will link the …

LAPD misclassified nearly 1,200 violent crimes as minor offenses

Once police had Nathan Hunter in handcuffs, they tended to his wife.<p>She was covered in blood. She told the officers Hunter flew into a rage that night in February 2013 because she hadn't bought him a Valentine's Day gift. He beat and choked her before stabbing her in the face with a screwdriver and …

Crime

North Korea to publish 'rosy' rights report

North Korea has said it is to publish its own "rosy" human rights report, six months after a UN inquiry published a list of violations so severe as to amount to crimes against humanity.<p>The North's Association for Human Rights Studies said on Monday that the report would counter the "lies and …

Iraq Explained: What You Need to Know About the Current Crisis

As the crisis in Iraq evolves by the minute, here's the latest on where things stand in the crisis and what comes next.<p><b>Who does the U.S. support in Iraq now?</b><p>After throwing its support behind Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for years, the U.S. has broken away from the embattled leader it says …

Middle East

AeroPress makes a killer cup of coffee, even on the road

GOP lawmakers urge FCC to ditch effort to regulate Internet

House Republican leaders are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to back off proposed open Internet rules, warning that allowing service providers to control content on their networks threatens to "derail" the Internet.<p>House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Majority Leader Eric Cantor, …

How Evernote designs a world without apps (Q&A)

CEO Phil Libin talks to CNET about Evernote’s latest milestone, designing for wearable tech, and how the future is app-less.<p>In the early days of Evernote, CEO Phil Libin said he would check his screen every minute to see how many users the productivity tool was picking up. Now, he nearly missed …

Productivity

3 Signs You Should Get Tested for Gluten Sensitivity or Celiac Disease

Another interesting fact from the study: Seventy-two percent of participants didn't even end up meeting the criteria for NCGS. While 62 percent of this group fell into the category because researchers couldn't rule out celiac disease for them, 24 percent continued to have gastrointestinal issues …

Exercise Snacking: How to Make 1 Minute of Exercise Work Like 30 Minutes

Think of exercise the same way you think of food, and break it up into snack-sized sessions rather than marathon ones. That’s the message of the …

Samsung Smart Remote: Hands-on with the best TV clicker yet

We just finished reviewing Samsung's latest Smart TV, and it wasn't the picture quality, the style or even the comprehensive app suite that impressed us most. It was the awesome remote. Find out why.<p>I'm the first to argue that a buying a TV should be about the combination of picture quality and …

Smart TV

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Last month, Amazon (AMZN) released the Fire TV, a $99 set-top box built to stream content to your television. Similar to that of the Apple TV or Roku, Amazon’s little black box streams TV shows, movies, and music from various providers.<p>The move makes sense for Amazon, considering that its Prime …

From Fuck Cancer’s Founder, A New App For People Who Ask “How Can I Help?”

When someone gets sick, well-meaning friends and family often offer help that’s not really helpful. New coordinated care app StandWith helps seamlessly coordinate the type of care patients actually need.<p>As Yael Cohen knows too well, when a family member gets sick, all the people who offer to help …

This brilliant app will send you a photo of the person who stole your smartphone

Trying to chase down and accost the person who stole your smartphone might not be the best plan, which is why you might want to take a less risky …

For NBA teams, religion can be unifying or divisive

Long before Doc Rivers found himself defending his Los Angeles Clippers players who were the unwelcome participants in team owner Donald Sterling's racist comments all week, he was concerned about another sensitive subject.<p>Religion.<p>It was late 1999, the start of Rivers' first season as coach of the …

Atheist TV Channel Coming Soon To A Screen Near You

STANFORD, Calif. (RNS) Move over, Christian televangelists. Atheism is coming to television.<p>Speaking at a gathering of local atheists, humanists, freethinkers and other nontheists in a chemistry lecture hall at Stanford University, David Silverman, president of American Atheists, a national …

Sonic Boom

How digital technology is transforming our relationship with sound<p>In late January, a group of musicians, led by the trombone player Glen David Andrews, paraded through the narrow hallways of New Orleans’ City Hall and into the chamber of the City Council. They played snare drums and horns, cymbals …

The Snowden Saga: A Shadowland of Secrets and Light

Whether hero or traitor, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is the most important whistle-blower of modern times, one whose disclosures will reverberate for decades to come. With extensive input from Snowden himself, Suzanna Andrews, Bryan Burrough, and Sarah Ellison have the …

How to Find Coupon Codes You Never Knew Existed

Almost every place you shop online has a "promotional code" box at checkout—but fewer than a quarter of shoppers use it. We asked the experts for …

Personal Finance

The Power of Simple Math

Chess has existed for around 1,500 years, and there are different stories about how it was invented. The most colorful is the legend of King Shirham, …

Mathematics

E is for End

It's time for another open-ended <i>Free-for-All Friday</i> mentalfloss.com <b>Brain Game</b> challenge. Enjoy!<p><b>Give ONE example of a common English word<br>of FIVE</b> …

British Columbia