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Just Touch Your Ear To Hear Voicemail On Samsung’s Crazy Smartwatch

It’s an idea so good that it might just sell us on a smartwatch.<p>It’s not so helpful to see a call on your smartwatch when you have to pull our your phone to take it anyway. And therein lies the problem with products like the Apple Watch: They’re often not a replacement for your phone, but an …

CES

Android Circuit: All The Galaxy S7 Leaks, BlackBerry's Android Gamble, MicroSD's Triumphant Return

Taking a look back at seven days of news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit includes leaked designs of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 flagship, the new smaller S7 camera, why microSD storage is important, a goodbye to Motorola, BlackBerry’s big gamble on Android, Cortana sneaking …

Why taxi drivers are suddenly getting nicer

Taxi drivers are hamstrung in their ability to compete with Uber. They don't control the major lever of competition, the ability to lower their fares. They aren't allowed to surge price either, which can boost the supply of cars when and where passengers need them. In many markets, they can't let …

Ambi Climate Gives Any Air Conditioner Nest-Like Powers

Ambi Climate wants to democratize smart home climate control with a device that brings learning climate management to standalone window air conditioner units, central air systems, freestanding systems or the single room machines more common in Europe and Asia, so long as the existing system can …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

If you've been holding out for a new smartphone all year, now is a good time to buy. We likely won't see any more splashy smartphone launches until 2015.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware</i> …

Which retailers will rise again, and which will fall?

Tesco’s share price has slumped by around 50pc over the past year, Sainsbury’s is down by 41pc and Morrisons by 42pc<p>It is not every day that Warren Buffett admits to having made a “huge mistake” — but that is how the US billionaire investor has just described his investment in Tesco. Bad news for …

The House Paint That Can Prevent Diseases

Chemist Pilar Mateo has come up with a paint that slowly releases insecticides, making homes inhospitable to parasite-spreading bugs.<p>Across Latin American, large beetles known as vinchucas spread Chagas disease. The disease can lie dormant for years, but when it emerges, it can damage the digestive …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

The 25 Recipes You Need For A Delicious Easter

Egg hunts and chocolate bunnies are great and all, but what we really want on Easter Sunday is a beautiful meal to sit down to with our family and friends. A gorgeous, well-thought out meal is the best way to celebrate any holiday. And when it comes to Easter, the recipes couldn't be better because …

Why the Ultimate Italian Sandwich Took 2 Years to Create

Why did it take 2 years to create the perfect Italian sandwich? We spoke with its inventors—Court Street Grocers' Eric Finkelstein and Matt Ross—to find out<p>Meat-sandwich lovers are in luck—restaurants from Roman Candle Baking Co. in Portland, Oregon, to Publican Quality Meats in Chicago are doing …

Silicon Valley (TV Series)

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking

Are you feeling uninspired and stuck? Perhaps it's the people around you. Here are five ways to get people to challenge and inspire you to success.<p>It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. …

Self-improvement

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

Packaging Design

Free for all: Samsung stops selling apps for its smart TVs

It looks like some mobile success stories can’t be repeated on different platforms: Samsung has quietly stopped the distribution of paid apps for its …

Google Maps Rival Mapbox Adds Smart Directions, A Navigation Service For Any App

Mapbox, the OpenStreetMap-based mapping platform that lets app developers incorporate maps into any app, is adding another feature to better compete against the likes of Google Maps, ESRI and Nokia Maps: Smart Directions, a navigation service that developers can customise with extra details such …

LG's G Watch is always-on and water resistant

LG revealed more information about the upcoming G Watch on its new website. The smartwatch will come in two colors: stealth black and champagne gold. On top of having what is being described as an always-on screen, the G Watch will purportedly be both water and dust resistant. No release date has …

Resurrecting Dinosaur-Age Proteins To Cure Human Disease

While dinosaurs have not yet been resurrected <i>Jurassic Park</i>-style, scientists fiddling with ancient DNA sequences have made a discovery that may turn …