Philip Weissig

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Galaxy S7 to go on sale in March, with pressure-sensitive screen, USB Type C, and microSD

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has a blockbuster report this morning that reveals a lot of details about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S7.<p>The report cites “people familiar with the matter” and offers information on the Galaxy S7’s design, features, and even release date. As a caveat, the sources warn that, …

Phones

The 10 biggest box-office bombs of 2015

But there were also some massive duds released this year. Just this past weekend, Ron Howard's latest movie, the $100 million-budgeted "In the Heart of the Sea" starring Chris Hemsworth, made a dismal $11 million.<p>Though the future looks grim for "In the Heart of the Sea," there's still time for it …

Walmart launches its own mobile payment system as turf war heats up

The mobile payment wars are heating up.<p>Walmart Stores, the world’s largest retailer, said it is testing its own mobile payment system that will allow shoppers to pay with any major credit or debit card or its own store gift card through its app at the cash register.<p>It will start testing the new …

FinTech

Why Every Great Bartender Is Obsessed with this 2-Ingredient Syrup

The complex-tasting, easy-to-make elixir behind great high-end cocktails.<p>Oleo-saccharum. To the uninitiated it sounds like an incantation shouted by some wand-wielding fantasy character. But to a new generation of cocktail-obsessed bartenders, it means something else: pure citrus. There’s lots of …

Cocktails

George Lucas hasn't looked at the internet in 15 years — this is why

In a lengthy new Washington Post profile of the creator of the "Star Wars" saga, Lucas said that since 2000, he's avoided the internet and all its trappings like Facebook, Twitter, even email.<p>A large part of this has to do with the constant ridicule he's received since making the "Star Wars" …

Star Wars

Sony just gave the PS4 a big boost over the Xbox One

That's because Sony last week quietly rolled out a new software development kit (SDK) for developers that lets game makers access the 7th core in the console's 8-core AMD processor, according to GameSpot.<p>This news might sound a bit confusing and technical, so let's back up a bit.<p>When Sony and …

This Open Source DIY Solar Generator Unfolds Like a Flower

Outdoor concerts should be loud, but the generators used to run them should be silent… and green. Enter SunZilla, an open-source, DIY portable solar generator designed to replace conventional diesel generators at outdoor events or in remote locations. The device was created by members of …

7 Kitchen Cleaning Tricks That Really Work

Some of our favorite tips in the kitchen are for getting it sparkling clean; these are their stories.<p><b>1. How to cut oily, dusty kitchen grime:</b><p>To easily clean "the layer of sticking cooking-oil infused dust that accumulates on high surfaces in the kitchen," as Kristen so aptly calls it, our Senior …

Cocoa Powder

Arduino - Getting started with your first project

Your first Arduino Project – What do we need?<p>Before we can start with an Arduino project, we should at least have:<p><b>Arduino</b> (UNO recommended)• <b><br>USB</b> …

Best Crock Pot and Slow Cooker Recipes

Cooking with a crockpot helps create layers of flavor in everything from hearty stews to healthy chicken dishes. Even desserts can benefit from the …

Divine French Cheese

A near-daily ritual was a visit to this nearby Marais fromagerie, featuring an outstanding selection of cheeses and knowledgeable help. In the U.S., …