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Meet Samsung's new smartwatch family: the Gear 2, Neo and Fit

Samsung's new Gear smartwatches are no longer card-carrying members of its Android Galaxy. That's because Tizen, the company's open-sourced OS, has taken over the reins for the line begot by the barely five-month-old Galaxy Gear. And, in typical Samsung fashion, the company hasn't released just one …

Qualcomm cuts the price of its Toq smartwatch to $250

As you may have noticed, the smartwatch space has been heating up -- not good news for Qualcomm, whose $350 Toq smartwatch has been one the more expensive wearables on the market. The company isn't sitting still, however, and has just revealed that it quietly dropped the Toq's price to $250 on …

Microsoft finalizes Windows 8.1 Update 1, improved desktop features available next month

Microsoft has completed the development process of Windows 8.1 Update 1. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the software maker recently signed off on a final version of the update, a process known internally as Release to Manufacturing (RTM). Microsoft has …

Google and Samsung just unveiled the first Chromebook you might actually want to buy

Google has slowly but very deliberately encroached on territory previously claimed by Windows PCs: low-cost notebooks. Now its latest Chromebook may pose a threat to Apple’s dominance of the higher-end market.<p>Previously, Google’s Chrome operating system has mostly been confined to sub-$300, …

Consumer Tech

How To Build A Liquid-Cooled Mini Gaming PC For Under $1,000

If you go into your local technology store and look at the PC section, most if not all will be standard black towers. However, on the enthusiast scene, there’s a seismic shift going on with many people ditching their large tower cases and opting for shoebox-size ones.<p>The latest motherboards aimed …

Quick Fit Brings the 7 Minute Workout to Your Home

From the Atkins Diet to Hydrospinning, health and fitness crazes come and go.<p>One of the latest crazes to come to the fore is the 7 Minute Workout, which is basically a short and snappy high-intensity session spanning 12 exercises of 30 seconds each, interjected with a series of 10 second breaks. …

The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

Foursquare updates Android app with Ken Burns effect, boosted performance

Foursquare's rolling out a new Android app, adding in new motion effects and integrating some of this month's iOS tweaks. That first feature, best known in the video community as the "Ken Burns effect," animates location header images with panning and zoom. You can still scroll through the top five …

Learning to code? EngineHere can connect you with devs in a virtual classroom

Want to learn to code? You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, with dozens of providers promising to teach you computer programming skills in no time.<p>But Benjamin Plesser, founder of EngineHere, believes he’s found the optimal “learn to code” model. Plesser is a software developer who …

Candy Crush Saga reaches new heights as designer explains its success

Candy Crush Saga has dominated the mobile charts and our finger touches during the past year as the world’s most popular mobile game.<p>It’s a simple “match 3” game akin to Bejeweled, where you line up three pieces of like-colored candy in a row to trigger a cascade of matches. It’s an addictive game …

Fitbit Force review: A tiny display makes a huge difference

The holidays are indeed one of the most wonderful times of the year, but they’re also one of least healthy. Thanksgiving roars in with stuffing and …

Google rumored to launch its own TV set-top box under the Nexus brand next year

We haven't even seen the latest iteration of Google TV yet -- oops, sorry, that's "Android with Google services for TV" these days -- but a new rumor from <i>The Information's</i> Amir Efrati points to a Nexus-branded set-top box directly from Google in the first half of 2014. Previous rumors have noted …

Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch 2.0 puts full Android phone on your wrist (pictures)

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LG G Flex review: Daring design, but plays it safe with features - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>LG G Flex</b>'s contoured display renders media watching more immersive, it features a scratch-resistant coating, and its sizable battery provides an adequate amount of juice.<p><b>The Bad</b> The G Flex's massive size can be unwieldy, its camera quality is mediocre, and its 720p display can't …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft Looks to Woo Shoppers With $199 Tablet, 12 Days of Deals

Aiming to attract more shoppers to its stores — and to Windows — Microsoft is planning 12 days of deals, kicking off Monday with a $199 tablet for …

Good Bread: Free Bread's Gluten-Free Rolls and Loaves

People seem to shun gluten for a number of reasons. A doctor may diagnose them with celiac disease and tells them to avoid all proteins deriving from wheat and similar grains. Some may not have a full-blown disease but suffer from intolerances or allergies. Some are looking to cut out or down on …

One-pot cooking: Make a snapper stew with yucca - TODAY.com

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Chef Timon Balloo cooks up a Caribbean feast<p>Play Video - 3:18<p>Play Video - 3:18<p>More video<p>7:23 Sponsored Content Now PlayingAimee Olexy makes her summer scallops and lemonade cocktail<p>4:18 Sponsored Content Now PlayingLaura Vitale makes delicious 1-pan …

Cooking

Kelsey's Essentials: Top 5 Moments of Shooting Season 5

The taping of Season 5 of Kelsey’s Essentials was our best yet. I still have to pinch myself every time I write “Season 5″ — I truly feel like I have …

Rocket Fizz Soda Taste Test: These Flavors Are Not Your Everyday Soda

If there's one thing you can say for sure about Rocket Fizz it's that their soda flavors are inventive. They don't stick to the traditional Cola or lemon-lime flavors. No, the folks at Rocket Fizz are pushing the limits when it comes to sodas. And it doesn't look like they're going to stop any time …

Amazing Seafood at Newark Neighborhood Joint Seabra's Marisqueira

<b>Editor's note</b>: For the next few weeks, we'll be chiming in with snapshots of our recent road trip to the Portuguese and Brazilian Ironbound neighborhood of Newark, New Jersey, thanks to a loaner ride in a Buick Verano. Our destinations, and these articles, come purely from Serious Eats …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Meatball Problems: The 8 Most Common Mistakes

<b>By Danielle Walsh, Bon Appétit</b><p>It seems like every Italian grandmother has her own secret for the perfect meatballs. Some soak their breadcrumbs in milk. Some use a special blend of herbs and spices. Some combine different types of meat for that oh-so-perfect texture. But if you're not a nonna, …

Zagat

The Secret Ingredient In Delicious, Creamy Hummus

Without the insanity that is peeling chickpeas.<p>Without the baking soda, it takes 90 minutes. Please.<p>Food52 is a community for people who love food and cooking. Follow them at Food52.com and on Twitter @Food52.

Speaking of that beautiful steak, here's some from @worldmatt #thegrillingbook @rapo4

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