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How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Samsung foldable AMOLED display secretly show-off at CES

There was plenty on show at this year’s CES, but it seems that Samsung was also sneaking around the event with some new secret technology. Samsung was reported showing off a prototype foldable AMOLED display to selected guest behind closed doors.<p>Samsung Display showcased a 5.68 inch high resolution …

Google’s patent rank shoots up as company stakes out wearable tech

Google(s goog) received nearly 2,000 patents in 2013, which is a significant jump from previous years and reflects the company’s determination, as it …

Hobbyists are now building tablets using a $35 computer brain

Hobbyists have been assembling personal computers from their components for decades, buying the processors and other parts and putting them together in their basements. Now they’re doing the same for tablet computers.<p>Among them is Michael Castor of Make, the publisher of geek do-it-yourself …

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An Artificial Hand with Real Feelings - MIT Technology Review

There have been remarkable mechanical advances in prosthetic limbs in recent years, including rewiring nerve fibers to control sophisticated …

German Inventor solves permanent magnet motor puzzle - wants to 'give away' the discovery...

Thomas Engel is a successful German inventor with more than a hundred patented inventions to his credit. He - like many of his peers - does not look …

Forget Solar Panels: This Sun-Powered Light Doesn’t Need Electricity

A simple coating to a building’s windows can redirect incoming sunlight to where it’s needed–say, on a ceiling for an ambient glow or to a desk fixture so you can get to work.<p>Picture a dark, windowless office–the sort of depressing scene where telemarketers sit in cubicles or Peggy Olson first …

Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos promises half-hour shipping with Amazon Prime Air

Jeff Bezos is nothing if not a showman. Amazon's CEO loves a good reveal, and took the opportunity afforded by a <i>60 Minutes</i> segment to show off his company's latest creation: drones that can deliver packages up to 5 pounds to your house in less than half an hour. They're technically octocopters, as …

Google manager reportedly posts photos of prescription Glass, quickly removes them

Google has been promising to bring support for prescription lenses to Google Glass, but it hasn't given much of an indication of what that'll ultimately look like or when it'll be released. But earlier this week, Google community manager Brian Matiash reportedly posted two photos that appear to be …

X-Men supervillain Apocalypse to hit cinemas in 2016

The next X-Men movie will bring the supervillain Apocalypse to cinemas in 2016.<p>Director Bryan Singer, who oversaw the first two films in the long-running superhero series and is the director of X-Men: Days of Future Past, out next May, tweeted the news yesterday, posting: "#Xmen #Apocalypse …

ALERT: You Are Peeling Oranges Wrong (PHOTOS)

How do we know you are peeling oranges wrong? Because you're peeling them at all.<p>Since citrus season is about to get into full swing, we should really be eating oranges correctly. We're already well-acquainted with having a tiny bit of clementine skin stuck under our fingernails (I may or may not …

Google Glass developers: We're still flying half-blind

"As the device gets more personal, it's less about killer apps, and more about the personally awesome app." <br>--Brandyn White, Google Glass developer

Glass Just Got Way More Interesting

It feels like over the last year, Google Glass went on a roller coaster ride that spanned the first half of the infamous hype cycle. It went from rumored prototype to completely overhyped object of one of tech’s most spectacular demos to the butt of jokes on late night TV. Until this week, however, …

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Raspberry Pi Notches 2 Million Sales

The world was impressed in January when it was estimated that one million Raspberry Pis had been sold. Fast forward to today and the Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced that it has doubled the figure, after selling its two millionth unit in October.<p>It took one year to hit one million sales of the …

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Trailer 1

Katniss Everdeen has returned home after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must …

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In the spirit of all things warm and cozy, here is a cocoa & toast bread pudding topped with marshmallow – it's just so beautiful! Get the recipe: http://thekitc.hn/1hML6WN

Android under attack: rivals unleash nuclear patent hell against Samsung, Google

The mobile patent wars appeared to hit an apex in 2012 when Apple and Samsung slugged it out before a California jury, fulfilling Steve Jobs’ vow to …

Why Lionsgate Spent Nearly Twice As Much On The ‘Hunger Games’ Sequel

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the second installment of "the girl on fire" cost Lionsgate an estimated $130 million, a big bump from the $78 million of the first film.<p>Here's the breakdown of why the budget is higher via THR:<p>$10 million+ on added visual effects<br>• ~$10 million+: Jennifer …

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Android 4.4 KitKat and Google's quest to take over the world

Can a low-end Android phone be any good? For Mountain View, a billion users are at stake<p><i>"As we get on our journey to reach the next billion people, we want to do it on the latest version of Android." — Sundar Pichai</i><p>At its root, Google’s Android platform has always been about growing the audience …

“Ender’s Game’s” surprising lesson about gifted children | Salon.com

"Ender’s Game" takes place in a world where humanity is engaged in a genocidal space war against an insect-like race that humans refer to as “Buggers.” Every child in this world is fitted with a monitor that allows the military to track their development. When a child shows promise, he or she is …

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The Homemade Remedy That Will Bust Your Cold

This homemade, herb-packed elixir is what BA editors drink when they feel a cold coming on.<p>There’s a secret we have at the <i>Bon Appétit</i> offices. At the first sign of a cold, many of us will head downstairs one floor to the test kitchen and visit our resident healer, Brad Leone.<p>Okay, Brad’s no voodoo …

20 Awesome Fruits You've Never Even Heard Of

Breast Milk fruit, anyone?

Curry Recipes For That Bottle On Your Spice Rack (PHOTOS)

When it comes to Indian recipes, there is one spice mixture that reigns supreme: curry. It may be best-know for its use in varieties of its namesake dish, but there are many more ways to sneak this powder into your homemade foods.<p>In fact, the best part about curry may be its versatility -- not only …

Braised Chicken Thighs with Carrots, Potatoes and Thyme | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Fresh herbs and sweet carrots update this old-fashioned skillet dinner. Serve with a side of homemade cornbread for a meal that feels homey and special — perfect for fall.<p><b>Braised Chicken Thighs with Carrots, Potatoes and Thyme</b><p>1 1/2 lb. (750 g.) skinless, boneless chicken thighs, fat trimmed<p>Kosher …

Penne with Mushrooms and Turkey Sausage | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Pasta with porcini and sausage makes a sensuous combination in this weeknight dish. Start with a shaved fennel salad topped with extra-virgin olive oil and Parmesan for a complete meal.<p><b>Penne with Mushrooms and Turkey Sausage</b><p>3/4 oz. (20 g.) dried porcini mushrooms<p>1 Tbs. olive oil<p>1 onion, finely …

Make Your Own Fresh Spring Rolls

They pack a potent punch of Thai flavors<p>College is a time for experimentation. For most people that meant alcohol, drugs, and one-night stands. But for me it meant food.<p>Pittsburgh, where I went to school, is an underrated (and dirt cheap) food city, and it was there that I discovered the wonderful …

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Pork Tenderloin with Date and Cilantro Relish

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 35 min<p>This cut of pork can be very lean, so take care not to overcook it or it will be dry. Ideally, it should still be a little pink in the center.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 pork tenderloin (about 1½ lb.)<p>Kosher salt and …