Big Tech In Small Packages: The Galaxy S6 And Anova's Culinary Cooker

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Gain an added dimension in smartphone screens

Call it 2½-D, the supersharp flat display flowing over two rims on Samsung’s latest addition  to its perennially top-rated line of Android phones, the Galaxy S6 Edge. Not just pretty faces,this screen’s edges can be set to subtly light up in different colors to signal incoming calls or messages from your contacts, or stream neat white-on-black characters for news, weather, and Twitter updates while the main display is shut off.

Available in opalescent white, black, gold, or green borders, from Verizon. $299.99 on a 2-year contract. 

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Cook like a pro with your sous vide sous chef.

The hottest technique in haute eateries is a not-so-hot (126° to 183°F), hours-long process that brings out food’s optimum tenderness and flavor(it’s a French method known as sous vide).

Chefs vacuum- seal meat, fish, veggies, or fruit in plastic, and then immerse in precisely temperature-controlled and circulated water. Making it easier to master this professional approach in your own kitchen is Anova’s Culinary Cooker/Immersion Circulator, which connects to your smartphone. Using what looks like an oversized restaurant peppermill, the device heats water to the right level, and keeps it churning for the perfect time in any cooking vessel—all with the touch of a button. 

Available from, $179 

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