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20 Foreign Words Every Beer Lover Should Know

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Beer labels can carry some mystifying terminology. We've decoded some English language brewing- and marketing-speak, but now it's time we expand our scope into a few other languages. Time to brush up on a little German, …

Ask a Sommelier: What's the Best Way to Learn About Wine?

There comes a time in most of our lives when we realize it might be time to leave the cheapo wine jugs of our early 20s behind. But the world of wine can be ridiculously daunting, and it's tough to know where to begin.<p>To give you a head start on your wine education, we asked 12 experts what advice …

Kinect turns your bathtub into a giant liquid touchscreen

Researchers have created a "touchscreen" for your bathtub. With only a Kinect sensor and a projector, AquaTop display facilitates interacting with virtual objects using just your hands. In order to function properly, the system requires you add some bath salts to your tub, which will turn the water …

Living On Bitcoin For A Week: The Journey Begins

<b>Day 1</b>.<p>On Tuesday morning, I emptied my wallet of all of the cash and credit cards before I left my house. Many journalists have been writing about the mechanics of buying Bitcoin and the resulting heart palpitations as they watched the dramatic rises and falls in the digital currency’s worth over …

Living On Bitcoin For A Week: Can't Pay The Rent

<b>Day 6.</b><p>It’s Sunday morning. I have only two days left of living on Bitcoin. I can see the US-minted light at the end of the tunnel, but the end of my week is going to be an adventure. My landlord didn’t want to take Bitcoin for rent. Understandably. I think she’d be similarly put off if I offered to …

Silicon Valley And The Reinvention Of Food

Fake meats have been around for years, but a new crop of Bay Area startups backed by tech investors think they can make meat substitutes good enough to compete with the real deal. Beyond Meat — backed by Twitter founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone via their company Obvious Corp — created an eerily …

Kama Sutra sexed up with 3D app

The Kama Sutra has been sexed up for the 21st century with an app that enables couples to study its erotic poses in 3D.<p>State-of-the-art technology …

Germany will enter recession, says George Soros

As one of America's most successful investors warns the eurocrisis is far from over, we consider the investment case for Europe.<p>Investors can be forgiven for feeling jittery about the eurozone again, after George Soros, America's most successful investors suggested the economy in Germany could be …

This Video Explains Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin in Three Minutes

What is a bitcoin? Like exactly? It's digital currency and it's been around for a while now so what's all the fuss these days? It's because more and …

The 15 Best Housing Markets For The Next Five Years

We drew on Fiserv Case-Shiller's latest data to identify the best housing markets for the next five years.<p>The top 15 cities are ranked by the projected annualized change in home prices between Q3 2012 and Q3 2017.<p>We also included the median home price, median household income, unemployment rate, …

The Best and Worst of the Internet's April Fools' Day Pranks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's April 1, so while you were pulling pranks at the office and maybe bringing some actual humor to …

12 Useful 'Easter Eggs' Hidden In Your iPhone

How to Maintain a Happy Relationship: The Desired Things of Love

<b>“Once you have learned to love, you will have learned to live.” ~Unknown.</b><p>Desiderata is Latin for “desired things.” The original and famous Desiderata …

April Fools' 2013: From Twttr to Google Nose to Nokia's microwave

You probably know this already, but today is April Fools' Day.<p>And the pranks, they are a-comin'. This year's batch of springtime hijinks from the greater tech community includes the usual onslaught from Google, along with notable entrants from Nokia, Sony, and others. Without further ado, here are …

Virgin Atlantic

The one reason a Facebook phone would make sense

So Facebook is reportedly about to unveil a phone, built by struggling Taiwanese handset maker HTC, that has been modified to put Facebook and its various services in the foreground. Facebook has been working on this for years.<p>The business case for both companies is clear, in theory. Facebook wants …

Social Media

Nextdoor and Hyperlocality

Some time ago I wrote about a social network called Nextdoor that really impressed me. What makes Nextdoor stand out is that it’s hyperlocal and based on real, physical communities; a Nextdoor “neighborhood” is defined by a group of houses that form a contiguous block and only people who live in …