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Could the 'Internet of Things' Really Save the U.S. Economy?

One economist says: Absolutely.<p>REUTERS<p>I know the coffee's ready because the light in the Quartz kitchen is purple, not pink. The light knows the coffee is ready is because there are sensors--heat and pressure--taped to the coffee maker. This is the internet of things. It will save us all from …

How Sony Could Beat Microsoft At Its Own Game And Win The Living Room War

Sony has wisely marketed its PlayStation 4 as a system designed with the “core gamer” audience in mind.<p>The PS4 has social apps, video streaming, and all the other bells and whistles the competition has, but first and foremost it’s a machine designed to play games. Or at least that’s the …

The reason American tech firms like Ireland isn’t just the low taxes

Airbnb, the accommodation rentals website, just became the latest American tech company to set up its European headquarters in Ireland. It joins Google, Facebook, Adobe, LinkedIn, Apple and countless others on an island that is colder and wetter even than its British neighbor.<p>In a blog post …

Apple is Way Ahead but I'm Staying with Android

Apple is still way ahead of the rest of the industry. <i>Particularly</i> in how it introduces new products.<p>I’m pretty disappointed that Tim Cook doesn’t talk about the role of mobile in bringing us the future. He has the tools sitting right in front of him to do that, with the new motion sensor in the …

Why is Samsung throwing money at startups?

As Microsoft and Google start building phones, Samsung tries to buy some software skills<p>In a swank office building, waiters handed out fried pickles and caviar-covered sushi. Shiny new LCD screens covered several walls. It was opening night for Samsung’s new startup accelerator in midtown …

Here's Why Snapseed for Google+ is Worth Your Attention

Google announced Wednesday that it is bringing its Snapseed photo editor features into Google+, marking the company’s latest effort to make the photo technology available to more, while boosting the appeal of its social network.<p>I know what you’re thinking: ‘Google+, meh, why do I care?’<p>Well, …

Made in America: a look inside Motorola's Moto X factory

Raspberry Pi gets audiophile credentials thanks to RaspyFi Linux distro

Raspberry Pi and the Raspbmc OS already make a solid combo as a media center, but if you encounter music-related limitations then it may be worth giving the RaspyFi distro (v1.0) a shot instead. In addition to supporting Apple AirPlay and a range of lossless file types, this audio-centric form of …

Google teams up with Harvard and MIT to help boost free online courses

Google said today that it will develop software for edX, a nonprofit created by Harvard and MIT that solicits and distributes online courses for free. Open edX, as the effort is called, is a platform for creating courses that can be taken by anyone with internet access. The move builds on Google's …

Custom Eyewear: The Next Focal Point For 3D Printing?

Bespoke eyewear manufacturer Tom Davies‘ plans for 3D printers in his business were simple: convince opticians all over the world to buy them. The opticians could use 3D printers to “prefit” (or, produce a sample frame) customers before Davies made a frame using his preferred materials of luxury …

Scrappy upstarts plot their assault on the giant of the cloud: Amazon

SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon has reached staggering levels of dominance when it comes to the cloud. According to a report from research firm Gartner, Amazon Web Services has more than five times the combined capacity of its next 14 rivals in the U.S. market.<p>At CloudBeat on Tuesday, cloud executives …

Alibaba-Powered Set-Top Box Goes On Sale In China

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba announced in July that it has developed a smart TV operating system and will be coming up with smart TVs, set-top boxes and services to run inside them in collaboration with various partners.<p>The first product in the pipeline was to be a set-top box from digital …

Seagate unveils 500GB Ultra Mobile hard drive for Android tablets

Seagate's 5mm hard drives already have a home in slender laptops; today, they're coming to to Android tablets through the company's new Ultra Mobile HDD. The 500GB disk augments the existing 5mm design with a speedy 8GB flash cache, a tougher enclosure and firmware that improves both the energy …

Microsoft expands Xbox Music service to Web and devices

Microsoft is taking aim at Spotify and other streaming services with free Web streaming of music and a larger portable device portfolio for subscribers.<p>Microsoft is ready to take on Spotify in the music streaming arena.<p>Its Xbox Music site (music.xbox.com) today begins free streaming of its 30 …

An App For Kids, By A Kid: Meet The 9-Year-Old Co-Creator Of ‘Super Fun Kid Time’

The best way to build a great product is to really understand the problem it is trying to solve. The latest awesome example of this is Super Fun Kid Time, an app made for scheduling kids’ playdates that was created at the Disrupt Hackathon by nine-year-old programmer Alexandra Jordan.<p>Super Fun Kid …

Google’s strategy to take over computing continues: Chrome apps “For your desktop”

On the official 5th birthday of Google’s Chrome browser, Google introduced Chrome apps for Windows desktop users. The new “For your desktop” section …

SolidRun's $45 CuBox-i mini PC runs both Linux and Android

Mini computers exist thanks in no <i>small</i> part to Moore's Law, but one running Linux andJelly Bean is pretty unique. Developer SolidRun isn't new to the tiny PC scene, but since it released the original CuBox in 2011, it's stayed relatively quiet. That silence breaks with the four CuBox-i models that …

You Might Not Have Realized Just How Much The 'Department Store' Has Collapsed

The fascination with the decline of JCPenney obscures a much bigger retail story: The traditional "department story" is in a seemingly endless death spiral.<p>This story is driven home in two simple charts.<p>First, check out this one from Citi, which breaks retail sales down into the various component …

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Scoop: Google acquired WIMM Labs to bolster its own smartwatch plans

Watch out, Samsung: Google (s GOOG) has some smartwatch development projects of its own, and it quietly snapped up Los Altos, Calif.-based WIMM Labs …

Shrimp & Grits

4 Servings<p>This Low Country favorite is spiced up with two secret ingredients: a little Budweiser and a lot of tasso, a Cajun-spiced ham. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Grits<p>1 cup yellow grits (not instant)<p>1 cup grated sharp white cheddar<p>1 tablespoon …

Pork Meatball Banh Mi

makes 4 sandwiches<p>January 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>Hot Chili Mayo<p>2/3 cup mayonnaise<p>2 green onions, finely chopped<p>1 tablespoon hot chili sauce (such as sriracha)*<p>Meatballs<p>1 pound ground pork<p>1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil<p>4 garlic cloves, minced<p>3 green onions, finely chopped<p>1 tablespoon fish sauce …

Yogurt-Marinated Grilled Chicken

6 to 8 Servings<p>July 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 3 pounds)<p>2 cups plain whole-milk yogurt<p>1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves and stems<p>1/2 large onion, coarsely chopped<p>1/3 cup olive oil plus more for brushing<p>6 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped<p>1 tablespoon …

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

10 to 12 Servings<p>April 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>cake<p>2 ounces bittersweet chocolate (do not exceed 61% cacao), chopped<p>2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 3/4 cups boiling water<p>2 3/4 cups all purpose flour<p>1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda<p>1/4 teaspoon baking powder<p>1 cup sugar<p>1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar<p>1 1/3 …

Perfect Cast-Iron Skillet Chicken Thighs

2 to 4 main-course<p>Active Time: 35 min<p>Sophisticated enough for a Sunday supper yet quick enough for Wednesday's dinner, this master recipe is all in the technique. Cook the thighs skin side down in a cast-iron skillet to render out the fat and make the skin as crisp and, dare we say, delicious as …

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Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Makes about 60 Servings<p>Baking wings yields crisp skin without the mess and constant tending of frying. Divide the wings between our two sauces, or double one sauce recipe and use it on all 60 wings.<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Buffalo Sauce<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted<p>¼ teaspoon cayenne …

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No-Knead Pizza Dough

Makes six 10"–12" pizzas Servings<p>Active Time: 90 min<p>This pizza dough recipe is by no-knead king Jim Lahey. It's only 3 ingredients—you've got this.<p>March 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>7 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (1000 grams) plus more for shaping dough<p>4 teaspoons fine sea salt<p>1/2 teaspoon active dry …

Meet The Team That Picked Group Lunches Over $3,000 Bonuses

Would you pay $3,000 per employee per year for lunch? Jim Belosic, the CEO and founder of Facebook-customizing company ShortStack, does. Here’s why there actually is such a thing as free lunch for his staff.<p>We’ve all heard there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But would you expect to pay $3,000 …