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Samsung created a quality improvement office in response to the Galaxy Note 7 ordeal

Samsung wants you to know it’s all about improving the quality of its products following the Galaxy Note 7 disaster, which cost Samsung an estimated …

Ozobot raises $3 million for toys that teach kids coding basics off-screen

There are many toys on the market today that promise to teach kids programming skills, and a good percentage require the use of a connected tablet or smartphone. At a time when parents are already struggling to keep kids’ screen time to a minimum, father and entrepreneur Nader Hamda wanted to build …

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Why So Many Carrie Fisher Fans Are Outraged on Her Behalf

Is there a right way to honor a fallen star?<p>When Carrie Fisher died just after Christmas, she left behind a number of legacies. Even some of her deepest admirers were surprised by her under-the-radar career as a Hollywood script doctor; others had just discovered her role as a mental-health …

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12 Things to Add to 2018 For a Healthier, Happier Year

In the New Year, there are some things you should cut back on to be healthier, but also so many things you should add in. The best part? They're so simple — and many of them cost absolutely nothing. Try adding more of each of these to your day-to-day in 2018 to make this year so much better than …

How to Defrost Your Car Windshield in Less Than a Minute

If you live in a place where it snows for three or more months out of the year, you know that defrosting car windows is not just a slight …

Apple AirPods review: Apple's AirPods have improved with time - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The ultra-lightweight Apple AirPods are fully wireless headphones that offer a reliable wireless connection, effortless pairing with Apple devices, decent sonics and good call quality. The included compact charging case quickly charges the buds. You can now control playback of your music …

Tech Trends

The 13 best novels of 2016

2016 will go down in history as a year that changed America’s political landscape forever. And it gave us books that grapple with that changing landscape, fiercely and provocatively; books that delve deeply into the American identity and change the way we see it.<p>But it also gave us books that allow …

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I’ve Never Loved a Hat Until This Hat

From Vera Wang’s Kohl’s collection.<p>My new favorite hat is really the only favorite hat I’ve ever owned, and it’s on sale at Kohl’s for $14.99, so if you live in a place that gets cold, you should stop reading this and just go buy it now, here.<p>But I’ll still tell you why it’s great. First, it’s …

Rogue One and the Challenge of the New(ish)

The first Star Wars “anthology” spin-off tries to stand on its own, and succeeds intermittently.<p>Not long after Disney acquired the Star Wars universe in 2012—insert evil empire joke here—the studio announced that in addition to the sequel trilogy that began with last year’s <i>The Force Awakens</i>, it …

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The 11 best video games of 2016

We struggle to recall 12 months so crowded with great video games. Indie developers, blockbuster studios, virtual reality tinkerers, and creators who defy labels: all corners of the industry contributed to one of the strangest, most varied, and best years in the medium’s short history.<p>Controversial …

7 Healthy Hot Drinks to Sip on a Cold Day

Wintertime calls for comforting, soothing hot drinks like cocoa and tea — but they don't have to be unhealthy! With these recipes, you can sip on your favorites all season long, without any worry about your diet.

Gov. Cuomo announces New York “Subway Therapy” post-it notes will be preserved

Gov. Cuomo, the MTA, and the New-York Historical Society will team up to save Matthew Levee Chavez’s subway project<p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that he would partner with the MTA and New-York Historical Society to preserve the "Subway Therapy" post-it notes.<p>New Yorkers and …

Seth Meyers slams Trump for fighting with CIA over Russia hack

The 2016 election isn’t done with surprises yet. On Friday, the <i>Washington Post</i> reported the CIA believes Russia intervened in the election to help …

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Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

<b>Here is an easy-to-understand guide to Brexit - beginning with the basics, then a look at the negotiations, followed by a selection of answers to questions we've been sent.</b><p>What's happening now?<p>The UK has voted to leave the European Union. It is scheduled to depart at 11pm UK time on Friday 29 …

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The 15 Best Christmas Albums

If I asked you to name the Best Christmas Albums of All Time, you'd probably say something like Bing Crosby's <i>Merry Christmas</i> or Elvis Presley's record that's literally called <i>Elvis' Christmas Album.</i> But this narrow thinking leaves out so many timeless, iconic holiday offerings—like Aly & AJ's</i> …

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The Rolling Stones: Blue & Lonesome review – more alive than they've sounded for years | Alexis Petridis

Mick Jagger’s voice and harmonica drive an album of blues covers that returns the Stones to their roots<p>Last week, a US journalist interviewing the Rolling Stones offered up a 21st-century spin on the old ‘Can white men sing the blues?’ argument. Wasn’t the Stones’ early repertoire, heavy on the …

29 YA Books About Mental Health That Actually Nail It

From brutally honest to shockingly hilarious, these books get it.<p><i>Note: Responses have been edited for length or clarity.</i><p>For even more suggestions, check out the comments on the original post.

Pope Francis cements priests' power to forgive abortion

Pontiff indefinitely extends priests’ right to grant forgiveness for what church considers ‘grave sin’<p>Pope Francis has given all priests the power to forgive women who have had an abortion, saying the procedure was a “grave sin” but one that God’s mercy could wipe away for those with a repentant …

The 18 best TV shows right now, according to critics

This year, HBO leads the pack with 22 nominations. There's a tie for second place between ABC and Netflix, with each earning 14. And FX takes the third position with 12 nominations.<p>"In this golden age of peak TV, viewers have an embarrassment of riches to choose from every day and night," said Joey …

Amazon cuts $20 from Prime subscription to encourage signups ahead of ‘The Grand Tour’ debut

Amazon’s long-awaited <i>Top Gear</i> “spin-off,” <i>The Grand Tour</i>, debuts on November 18, and Amazon is knocking $20 off its annual Prime membership for a 27-hour period to encourage folks to sign up.<p>Additionally, Amazon is launching a new Alexa skill specifically for <i>The Grand Tour</i>, meaning those with an …

These mashed potatoes are so good they’ll be the star of Thanksgiving dinner

<i>Editor’s note: This year, our Thanksgiving meal is a virtual potluck. Writers and editors signed up to provide one of 11 dishes, then tested recipes and brought contenders to a final taste-off for a vote. Here are the winning mashed potatoes.</i><p>True to stereotype, my mother’s side of the family — …

Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry

<b>Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry</b> is a rich and creamy curry, made easy with curry paste and coconut milk. I always have good intentions to roast and …

Leonard Cohen dead: His 20 greatest songs

Over four decades, Leonard Cohen, one of music’s greatest songwriters and poets who died at age 82, it was announced Thursday, released an incredible …

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US election 2016: What time are the election results?

<b>Americans have voted to elect the 45th US president. Some of the results are in. Here's what is still to watch out for.</b><p>The 50 states and Washington DC voted across six different time zones throughout Tuesday, 8 November.<p>But it's not just winning the popular vote that counts. The US's complicated …

11 Spooky Movies to Stream This Halloween

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