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What Is the Difference Between Jasmine and Basmati Rice? - Chowhound

Ah, rice. A hardworking yet humble grain, often overlooked as a beautiful thing in its own right and valued most as a supporting player—and it <i>is</i> …

10 most influential portable gadgets – in pictures

From the first box camera to the ghetto blaster and the Sony Walkman, these are the devices that brought our favourite tech out into the open

Gear & Gadgets

9 Reasons You Should Eat Dark Chocolate Every Single Day

That nightly indulgence is actually good for you.<p>Those of us who love chocolate don’t really need an excuse to eat it every day ― having a bar stashed in the kitchen is reason enough. But if you’re one of those chocolate lovers who feels a little bad about your habit, we have great news for you: …

What Colour Shoes Should You Wear With Your Suit?

Depending on your dedication to clothing, we suspect you often find yourself wondering, alongside things like “what’s the meaning of it all?” and …

A complete footwear guide for men

To help those men who care about how they look, we at <b>Bright Side</b> have compiled a guide to men’s footwear, including combinations of colors, designs, …

15 common mistakes people make when trying to lose weight

You may actually be hindering your progress by following misguided or outdated advice.<p>Here are 15 common mistakes people make when trying to lose weight.

Daniela Botero Stuns In Sultry Beach Shoot For Maxim Mexico

Maxim Mexico is making a serious splash with this steamy photo shoot of model/actress Daniela Botero.<p>Shot by photographers Rodrigo Palma and Jordie …

This pizza box doubles as a movie projector

Movie-and-pizza night usually means having to retreat to the TV in the living room, but not if you live in Hong Kong. Ad firm Ogilvy & Mather HK has built the Pizza Hut Blockbuster Box, a pizza box that turns into a projector at the drop of a hat. All you do is pluck a lens out of the protective …

​Samsung armours up with limited-edition 'Iron Man' S6 Edge

Samsung has broken away from its White Pearl and Black Sapphire palette to bring Marvel superfans a sleek new version of its flagship Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone in racy shades of Iron Man red.<p>Launched in "celebration" of the recently-released Marvel blockbuster "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the Galaxy …

Fact or Fiction: Android apps only use one CPU core

We have had multi-core processors in our PCs for over a decade, and today they are considered the norm. At first it was dual-core, then quad-core, and today companies like Intel and AMD offer high end desktop processors with 6 or even 8 cores. Smartphone processors have a similar history. Dual-core …

Hot Toys Reveals BATMAN RETURNS Batman and Bruce Wayne Action Figures

djay 2 for iPhone & iPad go free for the very first time

<b>Update (4/23 3:40pm):</b> Apple has officially named djay 2 as its Free App of the Week.<p>Whether you’re a professional DJ or just enjoy spinning for your backyard parties, we’ve got a serious price drop on a very popular app today. For the first time since it’s release, iPad has gone <b>free</b>, it regularly …

9 Tips for Faster Wi-Fi Streaming

The cable plan you signed up for promised up to 300Mbps of blistering Internet speed, but reality has proven to be somewhat different. You’re barely …

Wi-Fi

Googlers Say Their New “Material Design” Guidelines Will Unify Apps Across Android Devices

With the release of Lollipop, the latest version of Google’s Android operating system, we should also be getting the first big wave of Android apps using the company’s “material design” principles.<p>Google first announced material design over the summer, and this TechCrunch post, published after the …

7 Common Fried Chicken Mistakes -- and How to Avoid Them

<i>Rochelle Bilow</i><p>There’s a lot to love about fried chicken. First, there’s that hot, crunchy, shatteringly crisp crust, fried to golden-brown perfection. Once you get through that, you’re rewarded with super juicy, moist meat—no dry, tastelessness here. But let’s face it: Most of us save fried chicken …

Chromecast update lets you mirror your Android screen on a TV

Google vowed that Android users would finally get official screen mirroring on Chromecast through an update, and it's making good on that promise by rolling out the Chromecast 1.7 app today. Grab the new release and supporting devices (primarily from HTC, LG and Samsung) can send just about …

Samsung to close down its video store and Media Hub

Samsung has announced that it is pulling the plug on its Video and Media Hub, putting an end to the last of its paid content media services. Samsung had previously revealed that it was shutting down its book and music stores too.<p>The option to purchase or rent video from Samsung’s media service has …

Google kills off word-processor app Quickoffice

Google quietly announced in a short blog post that it was killing Quickoffice , the word-processing app for Android and iOS. The app will no longer come preloaded on Android devices, and in the coming weeks it'll disappear from Google Play and the Apple App Store. If you already have the app …

Meet Mobile Odin, a must-have app for flashing Android phone or tablet software

Modifying the operating system on an Android(s goog) device has been an arcane process for years. There’s a benefit to knowing the process of …

PSP stops shipping in Japan ten years after going on sale

The biggest threat to Nintendo's handheld dominance bows out<p>Nearly ten years after first going on sale in Japan, the PlayStation Portable has reached the end of the line in its home market. Sony confirmed to <i>The Verge</i> that it will stop shipping units to Japanese retailers this month, noting that it …

Google Takes On Microsoft For Productivity Dominance Of Apple’s Mobile Platform

Earlier today Google released Docs and Sheets, two productivity applications for iOS. The unified apps work across iPhone and iPad devices.<p>The new apps are just picking up their first ratings and ranks. Docs has picked up 23 ratings thus far, securing a four-star rating. Sheets is also rated four …

Google releasing standalone mobile apps for editing docs, spreadsheets and presentations

Google's long had a Drive app for both Android and iOS, but who knows, maybe you just can't handle that many features in one program. If for some reason you're the kind of person who only wants to edit documents and never see another spreadsheet again (not that we blame you), Google just released …

Android KitKat update begins rolling out for Galaxy Note 10.1 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition may have launched in September with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but today the tablet is making the jump to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The new update is only for those with the Wi-Fi variant of the device, though 3G and LTE models are expected to follow suit in …

If The Samsung Galaxy S3 Is Good Enough, Who's Going To Buy A Galaxy S5 After MWC?

As Samsung prepares to announce their latest smartphone at next week’s Mobile World Congress, there are a lot of users of the Samsung Galaxy S3 who’ll be looking for a new phone. Has the South Korean company done enough to tempt users coming to the end of a two-year contract to stay with Samsung …

Study shows Galaxy S III is Samsung’s most popular phone

There’s a ton of Samsung smartphones out there, but do you ever wonder which model is the most popular? The results might surprise you: Online ad …

Why Apple Is Losing Ground To The Samsung Brand

Samsung is gaining fast on Apple in terms of brand affection – but we seem reluctant to admit it.<p>In Interbrand’s 2013 brand index, a benchmark measure of brand value, Apple came out on top, ending a 13 year run by Coca Cola. The signs are though that Samsung, which has been investing heavily in …

Android 4.4 KitKat heading to Nexus 7 and 10 starting today

Google has just announced that Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 owners will wait no longer for their upgrade to Android 4.4, as the OTA update is starting today. To be clear, however, the new code is only rolling to WiFi-only 7-inch slates, so folks owning tablets with mobile data will have to wait. Naturally, …

Samsung takes aim at Apple's tablet top spot

<b>Samsung is anticipating selling twice as many tablets this year as in 2012, and the company is on the hunt for Apple's number one spot.</b><p>Speaking at an …