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Samsung Galaxy S6 review: The first great smartphone of 2015 - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The upscale Samsung Galaxy S6's smooth glass-and-matte-metal body, improved fingerprint reader, and convenient new camera shortcut key make the phone a stunner. Samsung's decluttered take on Android 5.0 brings the beauty inside, too.<p><b>The Bad</b> Longtime fans will bristle at the Galaxy S6's …

Phones

13 Weird Moments In The History Of Water Fountains

When was the last time you gave serious thought to a drinking fountain? Maybe it was in elementary school, when they were the only way to wet your whistle. Or maybe never. That would be perfectly understandable. They seem boring!<p>But they're not. Far from it.<p>About a month ago, I started looking into …

Hands On With Xiaomi’s Mi Note Phablet

China’s Xiaomi outed its latest smartphone, the Mi Note, yesterday, and we briefly managed to get our mitts on the 5.7-inch screen device.<p>As the first phablet in Xiaomi’s flagship Mi family, it is pretty easy to make a comparison with the iPhone 6+. Indeed, CEO Lei Jun did compare the specs of the …

Broken bones and torn cartilage could be regrown in simple operation

The new discovery offers hope of a new treatment for skeletal disorders such as bone fractures, brittle bones, osteosarcoma or damaged cartilage<p>Broken bones and torn cartilage could be fixed in a simple operation which injects skeleton stem cells into damaged areas, scientists believe.<p>Researchers …

Stem Cells

6 ways to up your hot chocolate game

slurp it up, baby. slurp it up.<p>Some people's January pasttimes include taking a barre class, or knitting, or creating some kickass ceramics. Mine, on the other hand, primarily consist of binge watching Netflix shows, reading a few book club picks, and sipping (read: chugging) hot chocolate. …

FlyKly electric bike wheel makes riding a bike feel like the wind’s at your back

Jumping on the bicycle, I was told to watch out: As soon I started to pedal, it would feel like I’d been pushed forward by a big gust of wind. So don’t be surprised, they said.<p>Good advice. While it maybe wasn’t quite like the wind, it was true — the bike, powered by the new removable “smart” wheel …

Electric Vehicles

Mark Ronson on How Fiction Inspired Uptown Special

The songwriter-producer collaborated with author Michael Chabon on his new album.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Steven Pinker, Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, and more.</b><p>On his fourth record, <i>Uptown</i> …