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12 tips for better dining in 2014

Because I frequently write about food, people quiz me about restaurants — where to find sublime tacos (Waltham’s Taqueria El Amigo), the best date …

15 Pet-Friendly Apartment Complexes in Greater Boston - Curbed Boston

Got a dog? Got a big dog? Little cat? (Maybe one that looks like this?) Wondering where you can rent in the Greater Boston area? Wonder no more! As part of Renters Week 2013, we've combed the rigamarole of various apartment communities region-wide and picked 15 that allow Fido and Snookums to bunk …

Tripe, carrot, Parmesan foam, creole sauce. From chef Jose Enrique at the #wbcollaborative with @pidgeonfood

Snow Day on Newbury Street (pic @LawkwardLady) #BOSnow http://t.co/mokKRRsxkA

Updating The Eater Boston Heatmap, February 2014

More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: <b>Where should I eat right freaking now?</b> Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, where to get the latest secret burger or heavenly pork sandwiches. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource …

Unlocking Your Phone in the U.S. Is About to Get a Lot Easier

It will soon be easier, and hopefully less confusing, for consumers in the United States to unlock their cellphones. The CTIA, the industry trade …

Medical journal: 'Case closed' against vitamin pills

Vitamin industry and some researchers disagree that 'enough is enough' when it comes to supplement studies.<p>The latest studies on vitamins have some medical experts saying "case closed" — it's time for most consumers to stop wasting money on multivitamins and other supplements, because they have no …

Google's New $82 Million Corporate Jet Facility

Author:<p>Patrick<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>37<p>37<p>SHARES<p>They've got pool tables, free meals, and nap rooms, so why would Google executives have to suffer …

Heartwarming Photos of a New Baby Gorilla and Her Doting Grandmother

Recently, the San Francisco Zoo welcomed a new member to their family and she's as cute as can be. Though her mother Nneka is doing fine, the adorable 5-month-old gorilla named Kabibe (or “little lady” in Swahili) is being carefully cared for by her grandmother named Bawang who has assumed the role …

25 Things You Didn’t Know About San Francisco

You know your bays and bridges, but here are 25 unreal facts you might not have known about the Golden City.<p><b>1.</b> The Chinese fortune cookie was …

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12 Tattoos Inspired by Famous Books

1. <i>Slaughterhouse 5,</i> Kurt Vonnegut<p>There are a lot of “So It Goes” tattoos out there, but Lacy’s is particularly nice in that she didn’t limit it to …

Can You Name The Most Popular TV Show Set In Your State?

Off the top of your head, can you name the most popular TV show ever set in each American state? New York has <i>Seinfeld</i> and New Jersey has <i>The Sopranos</i>, and there are a few other obvious ones. But dig deeper (and head west), and things get a lot tougher. What about Wyoming? Montana? Idaho?<p><i>Business</i> …

S.F. airport offers therapy dogs for weary travelers

Passport? Check. Tickets? Check. Big wet tongue across the face? If you're at SFO, you can check that, too.<p>Weary travelers at San Francisco International Airport can now while away time at the terminal by cavorting with black Labs, Saint Bernards, terriers and other specially trained therapy …

NFL Did Not Take Away Peyton Manning's Record After Reviewing This Play

[<b>Update</b>] After reviewing the play below, Elias, the NFL's official statistician, chose not to reverse the decision of the official scorekeeper according to the NFL (via <i>ESPN.com)</i>.<p>While it is not uncommon for stats to be changed after a game, it sounds like the circumstances in this case influenced …

Video: This is Samsung’s vision of the future

Samsung’s display arm envisions a future where just about everything you see and touch — from the walls in your house and the floor you walk on to …

Aircraft safety: Should planes have parachutes?

Parachutes capable of carrying entire aircraft exist, so why aren’t they installed on more planes? Wouldn’t they save lives in emergencies, wonders Katia Moskvitch.<p>John Farese’s plane engine quit without a sputter, and he began to plummet.<p>Farese, a US lawyer with 42 years experience flying his 1978 …

Scientists: Dogs Tend to Pee and Poop along a North-South Axis

(Image: Vice)<p>Some mammals are sensitive to the Earth's magnetic fields. Several scientists recently published a study in <i>Frontiers in Zoology</i> …

The eco-friendly wood in rebuilt New Orleans homes is now rotting

Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation has built 100 energy-efficient and eco-friendly houses in New Orleans to replace homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Unfortunately, the organization believes that some of the wood it used is now rotting, reports <i>The New Orleans Advocate</i>.<p>The organization used …

If Time Travelers Exist, They're Lying Low on Social Media

If time travelers do walk among us, they're doing a great job of keeping a low profile on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.<p>New research posted online …

Gag Reels from Star Trek: The Next Generation

CBS has been releasing the <i>Star Trek</i> TV series on Blu-ray. To celebrate, and I suppose to entice you into buying them, they've posted snippets of the …

China's 'airpocalypse' kills 350,000 to 500,000 each year

Between 350,000 and 500,000 Chinese die prematurely each year because of the country's disastrous air pollution, says China's former health minister<p>The equivalent of the population of Bristol dies each year in China because of lethal air pollution, according to Chen Zhu, who was the country's …

Scientists create 'micro-windmills' that could power your cellphone

Researchers at the University of Texas Arlington have developed tiny "micro-windmills" so small that ten of them can fit on one grain of rice. If you were to glue a hundred of them onto a cell phone case and hold it out the window, researcher J.C. Chiao says, you could potentially revive your dead …

Inside California's $25 billion plot to save its water supply

The state's key estuary is in serious jeopardy, but can a bold new plan solve the problem?<p>Behind many of the shiny fruits and vegetables in the produce aisle, there's a decidedly ominous backstory: California, supplier of much of our domestic produce, is just one earthquake away from drying up.<p>The …

Samsung’s plan to keep you from crashing your car: Make it a game

For many drivers, a cell phone is a car crash waiting to happen. Samsung thinks it can change that.<p>Texting while driving is becoming a big barrier to road safety. In the US, text messaging while behind the wheel makes a crash up to 23 times more likely, and yet over 77% of young American adults …

Cool waves: the best surfing photography – in pictures

Chris Power<p>First published on Tue 14 Jan 2014 12.00 EST

A disaster in the making: 95% of ATMs still run Windows XP

As we’ve mentioned multiple times, now is really the time to upgrade from Windows XP if you haven’t done so already. Even though Microsoft will …

Love Guys With Beards? You Might Just Be A Beardizer

Photo: Via Garance Doré.<p>According to blogger Garance Doré, the beard is a trend that simply won't die in NYC. As Doré writes, there really is no …

How algorithms rule the world

The NSA revelations highlight the role sophisticated algorithms play in sifting through masses of data. But more surprising is their widespread use in our everyday lives. So should we be more wary of their power?<p>On 4 August 2005, the police department of Memphis, Tennessee, made so many arrests …

Perspective Clocks

Tel Aviv-based Studio Ve is comprised of Shay Carmon and Ben Klinger, two young men who like exploring objects and their conception—whether it's a Two Leg Table or a Toast-ER that "revives" sad bread. More recently they've been experimenting with clocks, and their previous Manifold and Lithe …

We're All Doomed: Using Your Smartphone Before Bed Can Cause Cellphone 'Hangover'

So, we already knew that using our smartphones too much alienates us from actual human beings. Here’s another reason we should probably chill out …