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The Tastes You'll Crave...

2013 has been a year full of cupcakes, sriracha, and pretzel buns. What's coming next? Forecasts from the National Restaurant Association, restaurant trade magazines, and restaurant-research firms map the food trends that will have diners salivating in 2014.

Cupcakes

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

'Gluten-free' labeling standards kick in

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting Tuesday, "gluten free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" was unregulated, and …

LG Created A Flexible Display That Can Roll Up Like A Newspaper

The flexible panel has a resolution of 1200 x 810 pixels and can be rolled up into a tube-like shape with a radius of 3 cm.<p>While you can't purchase the bendy display for yourself quite yet, the new display panel will act as precursor to future "rollable" TVs, according to TomsHardware.<p>"We are …

Internal Documents: Samsung Wants To Abandon Android

Last week, Samsung brought out a document put together by an Apple sales team that showed how the iPhone-maker thinks about its competition with Android, among other evidence used in cross-examination.<p>This week, Apple brought out documents that show that Samsung's tablet sales were far lower in …

Apple is reportedly launching iOS in the Car next week with Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo

Apple's iOS in the Car has been a long time in coming -- we first heard about the automotive interface last June, and it still isn't ready despite the presence of relevant code in recent iOS 7 builds. The wait may soon be over, though, as the <i>Financial Times</i> hears that Apple will unveil formal car …

Mitsubishi wants to make the controls of your car work like Google search

“Ultra-easy” is how Mitsubishi describes the prototype control system it is developing for cars. Taking a lead from data-driven software companies such as Google that use algorithms to predict what you might be searching for, Mitsubishi’s idea is to strip away unnecessary knobs and dials. Instead, …

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How Google Glass Is Building New Venues For Sports Sponsors

You’re at a Washington DC Capitals game, and decide to make what turns out to be a very ill-timed run to the restroom. To your dismay you hear the crowd roar. Ovechkin has scored! A league-leading 40th goal! The team goes on to win 4-2. And you missed the key moment.<p>Well maybe not. As it happens, …

5 Of The Best Beers You'll Ever Try

On Log On & Eat with Eden Grinshpan, Eden travels the country to meet the most outrageous and original food bloggers and social media stars who …

Samsung Gear 2 review: A smartwatch that tries to be everything - CNET

MSRP: $299.99<p><b>The Good</b> The Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch delivers an improved design, better notifications, a heart rate monitor, and basic fitness tracking offer a lot of extras. It's water-resistant, too.<p><b>The Bad</b> Limited number of apps; poor S-Health fitness app syncing; can only be paired to Samsung …

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WhatsApp is Huge But Not Dominant Like You May Think

In case you missed it, Facebook has agreed to buy WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging app, in a deal worth as much as $19 billion.<p>With 450 million active users each month and 1 million new sign-ups per day, there is no doubt that WhatsApp will increase Facebook’s reach in emerging markets …

Here's why Facebook paid $19bn for WhatsApp

Facebook is buying WhatsApp, agreeing to pay $19 billion (£11.3 billion) in cash and stock for the popular smartphone messaging service.<p>Revealed …

Tencent Is Reportedly Teaming Up With Jingdong

Chinese Internet giant Tencent, which is best known for its wildly popular messaging service WeChat (known as Weixin in China), is reportedly in talks to combine its e-commerce operations with online retailer Jingdong.<p>Bloomberg reports that Tencent may integrate its online shopping operations in …