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LG phone outshines Samsung and Apple in '2-year' battery-depletion test

The battery originally held a charge for eight hours, 40 minutes, which fell to eight hours and 23 minutes after two years' worth of use.<p>The Samsung Galaxy S5 — LG's competitor on its home turf — with its 2,800mAh battery, lost 12% of its charge, from nine hours, 31 minutes new down to eight hours, …

Gear & Gadgets

How the French Do Eggs Benedict

You fancy, huh?<p>Eggs Benedict has a serious identity problem: it's got an English muffin, Canadian bacon, and the decidedly French Hollandaise sauce. That's a whole lotta nationalities for such a little brunch item.<p>But wait a minute, let's run with this French thing... Swap out English muffin for …

How to Boil an Egg: It's Simple—and Complicated!

The ultimate guide to boiling an egg, whether you want it soft and runny or hard-cooked and ready to be deviled<p>It used to be so simple. How do you boil an egg? Easy. Place large eggs (older eggs will be easier to peel) in a medium heavy saucepan. Add water to cover by 1 1/2 inches. Bring to a boil; …

Bacon Deviled Eggs

Makes 24 Servings<p>Want to take your deviled eggs recipe to the next level? One word: bacon.<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 large eggs<p>3 slices bacon<p>2 tablespoons melted butter (if needed)<p>1/3 cup mayonnaise<p>2 teaspoons Dijon mustard<p>1 heaping tablespoon chopped scallions, plus more scallions, thinly …

Open-Face Bacon-and-Egg Sandwiches with Arugula

Makes 2 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 bacon slices, halved crosswise<p>1<p>1 4-inch square ciabatta or focaccia bread, halved horizontally<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>4 large thin tomato slices<p>1<p>1 small shallot, chopped<p>1/2 tablespoon white wine vinegar<p>1 cup (packed) …

The Trick to Making Perfect Poached Eggs

Using a sieve will help you get smooth, compact poached eggs.<p>Ever crack an egg into simmering water only to watch the white spread out and form wispy tentacles? It happened to me until I came across this game-changing fix: Break the egg into a sieve set over a bowl. The watery outer edge of the …

Poached Egg Crostone with Wilted Spinach and Bacon

4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil<p>2 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed<p>1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme<p>1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper<p>1<p>1 16-ounce oval-shaped loaf country white sourdough bread<p>1<p>8 thick bacon slices<p>1<p>2 tablespoons minced shallot<p>1 10-ounce bag fresh baby spinach<p>…

Recipes

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

UCSF study shows gaming makes you cognitively younger (video)

A slew of negatives plague video games -- Peter Pan Syndrome, hyper-violence, camping -- but their youthfulness could do just what Nintendo's <i>Brain Age</i> promised: improve elderly brain function. Over four years, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco had a group play a custom game …

NASA identifies potential asteroids to move to the Moon's orbit

NASA has narrowed its hunt for an asteroid to capture and drag into orbit around the Moon.<p>The US space agency says three asteroids fit the …