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Curved smartphones from LG and Samsung are just around the corner

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Wikipedia user: MOldar<p>Television tech is coming to new smartphones in the form of curved screens from two top TV …

After NSA encryption-cracking revelation, can we trust Internet security?

Blue LEDs on a row of servers indicate that everything is running smoothly, at the Google data center in Douglas County, Georgia.<p>News that the NSA can break or bypass a variety of digital encryption tools has researchers second-guessing the strength of Internet security products they previously …

Privacy

Sony SmartWatch vs. Samsung Galaxy Gear: The first big battle in the wearable tech war

Two electronics titans target each other, waging war over your wrist.<p>Sony's latest wearable tech creation, the SmartWatch 2 (SW2) is attractively styled, water-resistant, and sports plenty of apps and watch faces. The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a strong contender too, running a specially tweaked …

Gear & Gadgets

Ku Klux Klan meets with NAACP

A meeting between the Wyoming chapter of the NAACP and an organizer for the Ku Klux Klan over the weekend is believed to be the first of its kind.<p>The meeting between Jimmy Simmons, president of the Casper NAACP, and John Abarr, a KKK organizer from Great Falls, Mont., took place at a hotel in …

The Art of Honest Fried Chicken (A Lifestyle Choice)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Cooking

OMG, I Want This House: Venezuela

Need a vacation off the grid? Spend some time at this stunning Venezuelan compound accessible only by helicopter.<p>Simon Upton/The Interior Archive

What are the big fashion trends for autumn 2013?

We listen in as fashion bigwigs decide on the new-season trends. Tweed, coats and colour get the nod from Alexandra Shulman, the editor of British Vogue<p><b>So now that autumn is pretty much upon us, what are the big trends this season?</b><i><br>Mary-Catherine, by email</i><p>Well, Mary-Catherine, as if it's not enough …

Smart watches: what are Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft up to?

With the Galaxy Gear expected to be unveiled this week, Samsung's rivals are thought to be working on their own wrist-worn devices<p>"The wrist is interesting," said Apple chief executive Tim Cook at the All Things Digital D11 conference in May 2013, when being quizzed about his company's potential …