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This Drunk Crustacean Calendar Really Speaks to Us - PAPER

In case the Nicki Minaj, Nude Panda or James Franco selfie calendars won't go with your kitchen/office décor, here's a new one that really speaks to us: the Drunk Crustaceans calendar. The brainchild of DJ/photographer and 2014 PAPER Beautiful Person Leslie Kirchhoff and Drew Berezowitz, the …

Exciting Arrangements of Food Suspended in Mid-Air

Rather than arranging foods from one recipe into perfectly aligned rows of ingredients, German artist Nora Luther created this exciting collection where the items burst into the air in an organized chaos. Created in cooperation with Pavel Becker, <i>Recipes</i> is a series of deliciously presented foods in …

7 Cult Beers to Drink Right Now

Brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of Mikkeller shares 7 cult beers that he loves.<p><i>Brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of Mikkeller shares 7 cult beers that he</b> …

Chocolate to Live For

Sometime in the not-so-distant past, "to die for," became a populist, foodie locution, an in-the-know way to express extreme pleasure. Example: "That gooey chocolate cake that oozed on my skirt was <i>to die for</i>." In Italian one would say, the cake was "<i>da morire</i>." Also nice. But great food and stellar …

On Julia Child's Birthday, We Honor Her With French Onion-Inspired Recipes (You'll See Why)

There isn't a lot left to say about the great Julia Child that hasn't already been said one hundred times before. When trying to come up with the best way to honor this great cook for what would have been her 102nd birthday, we had difficulty coming up with something new. And then it hit us, the …

6 Common Mistakes People Make when Baking Brownies

Is there anything worst than a bad batch of brownies? Here are the biggest mistakes people make when baking brownies—plus how to avoid them.<p>When it comes to comfort food and our favorite desserts, brownies rank way up there. They're rich, decadent, sweet, and come with the added bonus of nostalgia. …

Watch Julia Child Make an Omelette on The French Chef

Today would've been legendary chef <b>Julia Child</b>'s 102nd birthday, and many in the food industry have used the occasion to pay tribute to her legacy. Here's a look back at Child's influential show <i>The French Chef</i>: In this particular clip, Child reveals the proper technique behind making a omelette, …

Blackberries and Sweet and Savory Ways to Use Them

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Blackberries and black raspberries are both dark in color, though neither one are true berries. Here's how to keep them straight and put your blackberries to good …

7 Summer Soups to Enjoy All Week

Here, seven fantastic soups to make that are perfect for a quick weekday meal.<p>Here, seven fantastic soups to make that are perfect for a quick …

Is Planet Earth Under New Management?

A hundred million years from now, when we're all dead and gone, a team of geologists will be digging in a field somewhere ...<p>... and they will discover, buried in the rocks below, a thin layer of sediment — very thin, about the width of a cigarette paper, says British stratigrapher Jan Zalasiewicz. …

Google Glass just got a lot less geeky

Just shy of a year after the Google Glass Explorer edition started arriving on early adopters’ doorsteps, Google is announcing a way for people who need prescription glasses to use it. The company is releasing four different frames that can both fit the Google Glass hardware and accommodate …

New App Launched In Time For Super Bowl Lets You Call Out Brands For Sexist Ads

This Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast will see some of the world’s biggest consumer brands vying for your attention at an estimated price of $4 million for 30 seconds. In years past, viewers have come to expect a certain recurring theme from these expensive ads.<p>In 2013 alone, we watched swimsuit model …

Nokia's dumbphones face an uncertain future at Microsoft

"Year-on-year decline." Those are words that no company looks forward to publishing in its earnings reports, but unfortunately we've seen them printed more often than not on Nokia's quarterly statements. Though there have been a few ups and downs, struggling profits and sales have been a general …

Smartphone Use At Night Hurts Sleep And Workplace Productivity: Study

Sure, we know that screen time right before bed is bad for sleep. And turns out, using your smartphone late at night also makes you feel depleted in the morning, thereby making you less focused and engaged at work, according to a small new study.<p>The study, published in the journal Organizational …

How the 'Netflix of books' won over the publishing industry (Q&A)

The world in which people have to rent movies one at a time from a video store, or buy individual songs from iTunes has come and gone. These days, Netflix, Spotify, Rdio, and other services are making it easier and easier for people to subscribe to all-you-can-eat plans.<p>As slow and painful as it …

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There is no one Twitter experience — there is only your Twitter experience

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / Moodboard<p>As any social platform expands and reaches the online equivalent of middle age, there are often …

Why Wearable Devices Will Never Be As Disruptive As Smartphones

Four key problems prevent wearables from reaching a mass market–but they still have some important applications, writes product strategy consultant Kevin McCullagh.<p>Wearables moved from the buzz idea of 2013 into a tangle of clips, bands, badges, brooches, glasses, earpieces and headsets. It’s all …

China's WeChat Focuses on US-Based Users

WeChat, the popular messaging app that claimed Facebook’s mantle in China, is sharpening its focus on the US market, after quietly launching a campaign to reward users for recruiting their friends.<p>The Wall Street Journal first spotted the scheme that rewards users who connect their Google account …

Samsung plans European smart home push

Chief Executive BK Yoon claims Samsung will deliver ‘homes that understand our needs’<p>Speaking at the South Korean technology giant’s ‘European Forum’ in Malaga, Mr Yoon claimed “Connectivity is dramatically changing our world. It’s hard to find a place today not touched by the internet. …

The Simpsons may have the smartest thoughts yet about Google Glass

"Finally, I'm not a slave to my stupid human eyeballs!" Lenny Leonard exclaims as he puts on his Oogle Goggles, a few minutes into Sunday's episode of <i>The Simpsons,</i> entitled "Specs and the City." In it, the citizens of Springfield look at Google Glass from a variety of angles, and come to a …

Progress Versus Perfection: What Steve Jobs Can Teach Us About Coping With Failure

It’s more important to do good work over a long period of time than to seek perfection at one thing. Besides, if you fail, it’s a great opportunity to learn.<p>I realize I am a little late to the party, but I have finally read Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs. His portrait is fascinating. …

Why Did Google Purchase Artificial Intelligence-Firm DeepMind?

Not content with a military-grade robotics firm and a potentially revolutionary new thermostat, Google’s Cher Horowitz-like spending spree continues in the form of a tiny yet cutting-edge artificial intelligence firm called DeepMind Technologies.<p>As first confirmed by Recode, Google paid an …

Samsung investigates Note 3 accessory woes

Samsung is aware of a problem with its<p>Note 3smart phone, which sees third-party accessories not working on phones runningAndroid 4.4 KitKat.<p>The arrival of the new version of Android saw some third-party accessories (cases, for example) stop working, SamMobile reports. A statement on the subject was …

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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 …

Android ends 2013 on a high note

Google's mobile OS shows year-over-year market share gains, as Apple's iOS sags hither and yon, says Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.<p>The Android mobile OS finished 2013 with a rise in market share in 12 major regions around the world, research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech said Monday.<p>For the three …

Samsung's Next Galaxy Phone Will Probably Have A Fingerprint Sensor Just Like The iPhone 5S

According to a research note from KGI Securities, which has a great track record of predicting future products, the two Galaxy S5 phones will be designed to attack both the high and low ends of the market. 9to5Google first had the report.<p>The entry-level device will have a 5.2-inch screen, 16 MP …

SOLS Raises $1.75 Million To Make 3D-Printed Shoe Insoles Both Sexy & Mainstream

Kegan Schouwenburg had been looking for the product that could help take 3D printing technology to the mainstream, and ended up finding inspiration in an unexpected space: orthotics. Now co-founder and CEO at SOLS, the former Director of Operations and Industrial Engineering at 3D printery …

LG G Flex, Optimus F3Q Will Be Available On Feb 5 At T-Mobile, Pre-Orders Start Today

T-Mobile has just announced that LG’s flagship G Flex smartphone, as well as the long-rumored Optimus F3Q, will be available starting February 5. Pre-orders for both phones open up today.<p>The G Flex is one of LG’s most hyped phones yet, with a curved, 6-inch OLED HD display, 13-megapixel camera, and …

Big Pic: An Ultramassive Black Hole

More than merely "supermassive"<p>One of the most powerful things in the universe wears a sparkly purple coat. Well, at least it looks that way in this image combining data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope. This is an image of the galaxy cluster RX J1532.9+3021 …