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Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 is official and will be available on August 21st

Samsung is officially taking the wraps off of the Galaxy Note 5 today, the latest in its flagship line of Note phablets. The Note 5 is best described as a blend of the Galaxy S6 introduced earlier this year and the Note 4 from last year. It's a familiar shape and size, and it's likely to be the …

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Zucchini Summer Skillet with Poached Eggs and Garlic Butter Baguettes

Zucchini Summer Skillet with Poached Eggs + Garlic Brown Butter Baguettes<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 11, 2013 70<p>It’s getting pretty summery up in here.<p>So. I’ve …

30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 100+ genius bathroom ideas.

The First 8 Excel Tricks You Have To Learn On The Way To Becoming A Master

We've talked a lot about basic formulas and advanced tricks that will make you way better at the program, but we've been remiss and forgot about our beginners.<p>Excel is a powerful, daunting program, and a lot of people barely know where to start. We're here to help.<p>If you've never used Excel before …

ZigBee smart-home tech on its way to Samsung handsets -- report

Home-automation technology found in the ZigBee wireless spec will be coming to Samsung's next line of handsets, a new report claims.<p>The company plans to integrate Zigbee technology in the next Samsung Galaxy, Pocket-lint is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of its plans. With …

Home Automation

Acer Iconia W3 review: what's it like using Windows on an 8-inch tablet?

It's sort of hard to believe, but the first sub-10-inch Windows 8 tablet only just went on sale two weeks ago. For now, at least, the Acer Iconia W3 is the only 8-inch option available, though it surely won't be the last. What's more, it arrives in lockstep with Windows 8.1, which brings a few …

With Apple's iWatch on the horizon, do Pebble and MetaWatch still matter?

Smartwatches from big companies are on the way, but these Kickstarter projects are already on users' wrists<p>We’re on the cusp of an explosion of wearables, and the smartwatch will be one of the first styles to go big. By all appearances, the iWatch is happening. And even if it doesn’t happen, the …

Samsung Overtakes Apple for First Place in Mobile Web Traffic

For the first time, Samsung has overtaken Apple globally to take number one spot in terms of Internet usage. Furthermore, Google’s Chrome browser overtook Microsoft’s Internet Explorer for the first time in the US.<p>The latest data comes from website analytics firm StatCounter, which charted the …

Philips intros Ambilight+Hue integration, 60-inch Elevation TV (video)

Philips makes colorful Hue light bulbs, and it (indirectly) makes colorful Ambilight TVs. Wouldn't it make sense if the two devices talked to each other? They do now: a new Ambilight+Hue app for Android and iOS coordinates Hue bulbs with compatible TVs, spreading Ambilight effects across the entire …

With this digital pen, you can spell check your handwritten notes

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Lernstift<p>With a Kickstarter pledge of £109 (add £10 for overseas shipping) that equals about $162, I could never …

Xbox One Sells Out At Best Buy

Best Buy is no longer accepting online pre-orders for Microsoft‘s Xbox One, either for delivery or in-store pickup. The retailer says it may re-open pre-orders once it has a better idea of its stock, according to Polygon. The console is still available at Gamestop, Wal-Mart and Amazon, though the …

LG unveils world's thinnest Full HD LCD smartphone panel

As companies search for ways to make mobile devices ever-sleeker and lighter, LG Display announced Wednesday that it is coming out with what it claims to be the "world's slimmest full HD LCD panel for smartphones."<p>The panel is 5.2 inches long and only 2.2 mm thick. LG says that it is the narrowest …

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The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

At the end of every quarter the Sifter will highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.