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Samsung's latest ATIV laptop gets a 4K screen, discrete graphics

Samsung's ATIV Book 9 series has mostly targeted Ultrabook buyers with lightweight, powerful and pricey models like the ATIV Book 9 Plus. However, the company's latest model, the ATIV Book 9 Pro is now suited for demanding users like gamers and graphics pros, thanks to workstation-class specs. It's …

On the Red Couch with The New Yorker Deputy Editor Pamela McCarthy

<i>The New Yorker magazine is known for many things, including exceptional journalism, smart criticism and its beloved, quirky cartoons. Now on Flipboard, The New Yorker has archived some of their best reporting in magazines about history, humor, politics and the arts.</i><p><i>To find out what it’s really like</i> …

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …

Mobile Photography

25 Uses For Lemon Peel - You Won't Believe All the Great Uses

Lemon juice has so many household uses, but don’t toss those peels after squeezing your lemons! Use the whole lemon – juice, pulp, rind, and all. …

10 Handy Household Uses for Vinegar

If you think vinegar is just for salads, think again. Here are 10 practical and easy ways to improve your household with vinegar—from cleaning tiles …

Vinegar

Five Easy-to-Grow Gourmet Vegetables

It's that time of year again: seed catalogs are arriving in the mail and there are way too many choices.<p>Here are five great vegetables that I have …

Stephen Colbert explains Cloud Fog: 'part cloud, part fog, all security'

Stephen Colbert has a lot to say about online privacy, Edward Snowden and the NSA, and he shared his thoughts Friday evening at an Internet security conference in San Francisco. Privacy advocates had implored Colbert to skip the event, which was hosted by security giant RSA -- a company that …

Samsung at the Oscars - two commercials and a new Twitter record [video]

The night is finally over, and Samsung has scored three major award night achievements, thus dominating the Oscars in their own way.<p>Samsung at the oscars started with a 30 second teaser for the Samsung Galaxy S5, which was announced this past week at MWC and will hit the market in April. The …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Turn a Thrift Store Dresser Into a Bathroom Vanity

One of the more popular posts here at AOC has been How To Turn a Dresser Into a Vanity. I had always wanted to take an old dresser and convert it …

My New Kentucky Home

Note: It's been nearly four years since I wrote this post, but I notice this little human tendency has not changed... I heard about Gwyneth's …

A Retired Traveler's Breathtaking Photos of International Landscapes

Bangkok-based Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipuck discovered his passion for photography after an early retirement from the medical profession. Now, Chaipuck travels the world, snapping shots of all the beautiful landscapes he comes across. His breathtaking images offer eye-catching perspectives …

Photography

National Geographic Travel

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

How To Make Soap: Homemade Natural Hand and Body Bar Soap Recipe

How to Make Soap<p>Soap making is my number one passion, so if I have a day to do nothing, I’ll just make soap all day.<p><b>People always ask me how to make</b> …

North Carolina

11 Game-Changing Chips and Dips

Game day is fast approaching. Yes, we're talking about football. But, we're <i></i>also <i>not talking about football</i>. This is about the other playing field; this is about your kitchen. Most of us will watch to see who reigns victorious on that fateful Sunday (whether in sport, advertising, or cuteness), but …

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Sniffing out crime: Arson dogs are a firefighter's best friend

A dog searching through the charred remains of a burned building can sniff out traces of gasoline just as easily as a human can smell a slice of pizza. And now those talented noses are helping arson investigators solve big crimes.<p>“[The dogs] take the guesswork out of where we need to take samples …

Crime

13 Gadgets Every Kitchen Should Have

Welcome to Cooking 101, a fun, weekly series of cooking lessons and hands-on learning fromAmerica’s Test Kitchen. Who are we? Our knowledge and …

TV shows

This All-In-One Appliance Can Whip Up Entire Dishes

It chops, mixes, blends, kneads, steams, melts, measures and cooks with the best of them. All-in-all, the Thermomix kitchen gadget does the work of …

parmesan broth with kale and white beans

This soup is the very best thing I ate in December, which is saying a lot for a month that involved the purchase of at least 4 pounds of butter. And …

New Orleans-Style Barbecue Shrimp from 'Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking'

First things first, let's get this straight: barbecue shrimp is not <i>barbecue</i> in the low-heat, wood-smoked, or whole-hog sense of the term. Barbecue <i>shrimp</i> requires only quick stove-top cooking with no grill in sight. But what it does have in common with barbecue is the spicy, saucy mess than ensues …

Don't Mess With These Smoky Texas-Style Beef Short Ribs

More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>When I got the request in to tackle giant <b>Texas-style beef ribs</b> as a Grilling post, I was a bit dubious as to whether it could even be done. Unless there's some secret every Texas pitmaster is guarding with their life, the path to transcendent beef …

How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos

Facebook poaches an NYU machine learning star to start a new AI lab that may very well end up knowing more about your social life than you do.<p>Facebook users upload 350 million photos onto the social network every day, far beyond the ability of human beings to comprehensively look at, much less …

Snickerdoodle Banana Bread

Studded with cinnamon chips and a fantastic cinnamon-sugar crunch on top, this banana bread is amazing!

How to Poach Fish

<i>Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, chef and stylist</i> <i>Camille Becerra</i> <i>is going beyond the basics to help us tackle even the scariest cooking techniques.</i><p><i>Today: How to</i> …