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Chromecast software vulnerability paves way for another root exploit

Google regularly rolls out Chromecast updates that plug up previous root-friendly exploits, but there's a new method you can use if you want complete control over your streaming device. A group of hardware hackers (fail0verflow, Team Eureka and GTVHacker) have not only discovered a vulnerability in …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Sandwich Week: the best sandwich recipes from around the world

To mark National Sandwich Week, Helen Graves, author of the book '101 Sandwiches', shares six sensational recipes from across the globe<p><b>VIETNAM: Caramel pork bánh mì</b><p>The bánh mì is arguably one of the world's greatest sandwiches. A light baguette is stuffed with various fillings, which may include …

Crab club sandwiches with dulse mayonnaise recipe

The sea vegetable dulse pairs expertly with crab<p>Makes 4<p>Dulse, Mara assures, is best with smoky foods and fish, so I have added it to mayonnaise for a luxurious club sandwich made with crab and smoked bacon, a filling starter or an ideal lunch. The recipe suggests that you season the mayonnaise with …

Sensational strawberry recipes

Strawberry season is upon us. We asked chefs and food writers from Lorraine Pascale to Paul Rankin for their favourite recipes<p>There's no taste that evokes the English summer better than a delicious home-grown strawberry, preferably still warm from the sun.<p>The best English strawberries really need …

The new baker: Marmalade cake with star anise

A tangy cake with currants and a chunky marmalade topping<p><i>Serves eight</i><p>200g (7oz) thick-cut Seville-orange marmalade, plus 3 tbsp<br>1 star anise<br>1 vanilla pod<br>100g (3½oz) currants<br>100ml (3½fl oz) rum<br>150g (5½oz) unsalted butter<br>150g (5½oz) golden caster sugar<br>2 large eggs<br>zest from 1 orange<br>200g (7oz) …

Cocktail of the week: spiced daiquiri

The Maven bar in Leeds shares its recipe for a twist on the classic daiquiri<p>Once upon a time, you didn’t get to be choosy with your rum. If you were a sailor, you gratefully glugged whatever the British Navy dished out as your daily tot. If you were a pirate, you got merrily soused on any stolen …

Picnic recipe: potted salmon and shrimps

Potted salmon and shrimps is a retro but delicious picnic recipe.<p>Shrimps are packed with savoury flavours, gorgeous in this chunky salmon pâté. Don’t serve this too cold – it should be spreadable – so unless it is very hot don’t bother putting it in the cold bag. Oat biscuits go well.<p>250g salmon, …

Seafood

Picnic recipe: marinated cucumber and radish salad

This cucumber and radish salad keeps its crunch.<p>With a potato peeler, shave a whole cucumber into strips, working around the seedy core. (I eat the core as a juicy perk.)<p>Thinly slice a bunch of radishes.<p>Mix with a fat pinch each of salt and pepper. Leave to marinate for an hour, then drain away the …

Picnic recipe: virgin mojitos

A delicious picnic drink flavoured with elderflower, lime and chilli.<p>A thoroughly grown-up drink for drivers, thanks to the whack of chilli. Leave it out if you prefer a more conventional soft drink.<p>Cut four limes into quarters and put them in a large bowl with a bunch of mint and a pinch of …

Caramelized apple burrito (burrito de manzana) recipe

Forget meat burritos: nothing goes better in a crispy casing than stewed apples with cinnamon and vanilla ice cream<p>I love this dish for its simplicity. My time living in the US taught me a love for apple pie and this takes the same simple principle that stewed, spiced apples in a crispy casing are …

Three milk cake (pastel de tres leches) recipe

Three types of milk are used in this rich yet fluffy cake, traditionally served at Mexican celebrations<p>Pastel de tres leches is made using three types of milk – sweetened condensed, evaporated and whole milk. The cake is an intriguing creation, managing to be both rich and light at the same time. …

Oregano and feta corn on the cob

Oregano and feta cheese bring sweetcorn to life in this classic Mexican side dish<p>Corn snacks are found on street stalls all across Mexico. When I was growing up, corn was the barometer for whether it was going to be a good year or not. If my parents’ corn harvest was plentiful, we would begin all …

Shrimp tacos with garlic and paprika (tacos de camarón) recipe

Fill your tacos with this vibrant mix of shrimps and spice for a real Mexican feast<p>Prawns are one of my favourite seafood. Even though my home town of Puebla is inland, fresh fish is delivered daily to the market and seafood restaurants are everywhere. This dish takes me right back to happy times …

Barbecued romano peppers with goat’s cheese recipe

These peppers topped with goat's cheese cook beautifully on a barbecue.<p><i>Serves 6</i><p>3 romano peppers<p>100g soft goat’s cheese<p>A handful fresh basil leaves, finely chopped, plus extra leaves to garnish<p>2 tbsp rapeseed oil<p>Slice the peppers in half lengthways and remove the seeds and membranes. Mix together …

Southern fried chicken with rapeseed oil recipe

This healthier chicken is baked rather than fried and uses rapeseed oil for a deliciously crisp and light coating<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>100g white breadcrumbs<br>• 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme<br>• 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley<br>• ½ tsp cayenne pepper<br>• 1 tsp smoked paprika<br>• 8 free-range chicken drumsticks and/or thighs<br>• 4 tbsp …

Recipes

Chocolate, amaretto and rapeseed oil cake recipe

A decadent chocolate and amaretto cake made using healthy rapeseed oil<p>SERVES<p>12<p>INGREDIENTS<p>200g dark chocolate, broken into pieces<br>• 2 large eggs<br>• 150ml rapeseed oil<br>• 200g self-raising flour<br>• 120g caster sugar<br>• 2 whole courgettes, finely grated<br>• 50g hazelnuts, finely chopped<br>• 4 tbsp amaretto<br>• 200g crème fraîche<br>• The …

Ginger chicken with smashed Japanese cucumber recipe

Diana Henry's roast chicken, marinated in a hot, sweet sauce, to serve with chunks of ice-cold cucumber<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>50ml (2fl oz) soy sauce<br>• 3 tbsp sake or dry sherry<br>• 3 tbsp soft dark-brown sugar<br>• ½ tbsp brown miso<br>• 60g (2oz) ginger, peeled and finely grated<br>• 4 cloves garlic, finely grated<br>• 1 tsp …

Gluten-free walnut brownies recipe

This is a perfect brownie recipe that is all the better for not containing any flour.<p><i>Makes 15-20</i><p>170g/6oz 70 per cent cocoa<p>dark chocolate, broken up<p>120g/4½oz butter<p>3 eggs<p>170g/6oz sugar<p>100g/3½oz walnuts, roughly chopped<p>Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas 4. Line a 28cm (11in) brownie tin or shallow …

Thai crab and grapefruit salad recipe

Segments of grapefruit and white crab meat drizzled with a chilli, soy sauce and rice vinegar dressing.<p>To be authentically Thai this should really be made with pomelos, but grapefruit is a perfectly good substitute. You could gently toss the salad with cold rice vermicelli and lime juice to bulk it …

Salted melon sorbet recipe

It might sound strange, but salt gives a delicious edge to melon sorbet.<p><i>Serves 4-6</i><p>I used to watch in bewilderment as my grandmother sprinkled orange-fleshed cantaloupe melon with salt, until one day I tried it and understood how the flavour of the melon becomes more intense, yet still sweet.<p>2 …

Caramel banana sundae with macadamia praline recipe

A sticky caramel and banana ice cream to please everyone.<p><i>Serves 4</i><p>I recommend using good-quality fresh vanilla custard (available from supermarket chillers) as a base – unless you love to make your own – just to speed up the process.<p>100g macadamia nuts<p>2 tbsp demerara sugar<p><i>For the caramel</i><p>100g caster …

Honey nougat parfait recipe

A delicious moussy honey parfait, perfect for dinner parties.<p><i>Serves 6-8</i><p>This is a brilliant supper-party dessert because it can be made well in advance then taken straight from the freezer, turned out on to a plate and eaten immediately without waiting to soften. Its moussy texture is down to …

Gluten-free baci di donna (lady’s kisses) biscuit recipe

Baci di donna are wonderful Italian biscuits that also happen to be gluten-free.<p><i>Makes approx 20</i><p>140g/5oz hazelnuts, toasted and skinned<p>140g/5oz rice flour<p>100g/3½oz unsalted butter, softened<p>100g/3½oz sugar<p>55g/1.9oz 70 per cent cocoa dark chocolate, chopped<p>Place the hazelnuts in a food processor and …

Dessert

Classic caipirinha recipe

it's no wonder that the refreshing caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil.<p>You can substitute vodka for cachaça, but if you do then you should call the result a “caipiroska”. Victoria Moore has tested several cachaças – you can find her tasting notes here. But one of her favourites was Velho …

Brazilian flan with barbecued pineapple recipe

Pudim de leite condensado is the Brazilian version of crème caramel, but a little sweeter to suit Brazilian tastes. It’s delicious with pineapple, as the acidity balances the sweetness.<p><i>Serves six to eight</i><p>200g sugar<p>1 x 397g tin sweetened condensed milk<p>600ml whole milk<p>3 eggs, lightly beaten<p>1 vanilla …

Brazilian spicy barbecued chicken recipe

Try this Brazilian spicy chicken recipe next time you have a barbecue.<p><i>Serves six</i><p><b>Equipment</b><p>Long metal skewers<p>1.5kg chicken, spatchcocked<p><b>Marinade</b><p>6 red chillies, halved lengthways and deseeded<p>3 garlic cloves<p>4 plum tomatoes, halved<p>1 tbsp thyme leaves<p>Olive oil<p>1 tsp dried oregano<p>2 tsp red chilli flakes<p>4 …

10 Amazing Ways People Are Using The Oculus Rift Today

Now, two years and a $2 billion acquisition later, the device is being used for much more than video games.<p>The Oculus Rift, created by Oculus VR, is a virtual reality 3-D headset that uses 360-degree head tracking to make it feel like you're inside a different world.<p>For example, looking to the left …

Virtual Reality

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …