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A High-Tech Movie Battle: Which 3-D Glasses Are Best?

While the blue-skinned Na’vi are shooting arrows out of the screen toward the audience in the 3-D movie “Avatar,” another battle is being fought in the theater — over the goofy-looking glasses that moviegoers must wear to see the three-dimensional effects. Four companies are fighting for bridge of the nose with three different technologies. Each of them is more advanced than the paper glasses worn to view “Bwana Devil,” regarded as the first of the commercial 3-D movies in the 1950s, but all...

How Wirecutter Obsesses Over Products So You Don’t Have To

Michael Sullivan was standing over an array of six spiralizers, curious culinary tools used mainly to turn veggies into thin, curled strands.“This one has color-coded blades,” he said, pointing to one of the models. “And this one has little tabs to release the suction pads on each of its feet,” he added, gesturing toward another, whose blade had clogged with bits of carrots, cucumbers and beets.Loops of vegetables spread out from the machines like heads of twirled and variegated hair. “The...

4 Household Items to Help Clean Your Phone

By Kyli Singh2014-06-29 10:05:43 UTCIt's no surprise that grime and grit live on our cellphones. But just how filthy are our beloved mobile devices? Let’s just say our phones have 18 times more bacteria than a toilet handle, and a quick wipe on your shirt sleeve isn't going to make it go away.Take some steps to keep your phone clean with items you may already have lying around the house. Before cleaning, disconnect your phone from any external power source, turn it off, remove the battery (if...