Brandon Hinkel

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This wireless controller lets you get your ‘Fortnite’ fix anytime, anywhere

If you haven’t joined the millions of gamers who are enjoying the free-to-play <i>Fortnite: Battle Royale</i> right now, you’re missing out. This multiplayer …

Here's Why Knowing The Correct Racing Line Makes You Faster

A lot of street driving novices might try to justify swerving like a maniac all over the road in some sort of effort to hit what they call a “racing …

Karting

GameSir X1 BattleDock Lets FPS Players Connect Keyboard And Mouse To Their Smartphone

Smartphone gamers wishing they could have a little more control, may be interested in a new smartphone dock that has been specifically designed to …

The 10 Best Card Games For Adults

Gone are the days of family-friendly rounds of UNO, where your only backlash against a skip card was playing a wild plus four <i>and</i> changing the color …

Give Your Bar the Respect It Deserves with a Raspberry Pi and Arduino Kegerator

The craft beer and homebrew scene has exploded over the past couple of decades, and there are a few reasons for this: Americans finally figured out …

Colorado’s top 10 breweries of 2016 by the numbers

Colorado is home to a treasure trove of craft breweries — the second most in the nation — but 10 stand above the crowd.New Belgium Brewing ranks …

Beer

The 6 best gaming headphones for the Xbox One

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.</i><p>Whether you're looking to play "Battlefield 1" with your …

Can your smart home be used against you in court?

On a November, 2015 morning in Bentonville, Arkansas, first responders discovered a corpse floating in a hot tub. The home’s resident, James Andrew Bates, told authorities he’d found the body of Victor Collins dead that morning. He’d gone to bed at 1 AM, while Collins and another friend stayed up …

This $150 device lets you play Xbox and PlayStation games with a keyboard and mouse

I've always preferred playing video games on PC over consoles because I can't get used to console controllers for the types of games I play, including first-person shooters (FPS) like the "Battlefield" series, as well as third-person games like "GTA V" and "The Division."<p>I simply don't get the same …

Gaming

Cellular Reprogramming Has Been Used to Reverse Ageing in Living Animals For The First Time

The fountain of youth is real.<p>For the first time, scientists have used cellular reprogramming to reverse the ageing process in living animals, …

This résumé landed me interviews at Google, BuzzFeed, and more than 20 top startups

I also crafted, revised, rewrote, and continuously edited my résumé.<p>This résumé landed me interviews at Google, BuzzFeed, Oscar, and nearly two dozen other top startups.<p>I also got interviews for full-time jobs at a major political campaign, a huge government contractor, and a billion-dollar …

Employment

Samsung CF791 review: Samsung's big-screen gaming champ for AMD Radeon fans - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Samsung CF791 34-inch curved display is a great size for gaming, and the combination of a 100Hz refresh rate and FreeSync pairs well with midrange Radeon cards. Plus, its color is pleasing.<p><b>The Bad</b> It only has two USB ports and the integrated stand makes life awkward for VESA</b> …

Testing Out Shaker & Spoon, The Blue Apron of Cocktails

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This Totally Accurate Battle Simulator Might Be the Most Ridiculous Video Game Ever

Sorry, I don’t care if you caught a Squirkachu on Pokemon GTFO, because the only video game that will matter after today is Totally Accurate Battle …

6 ways you can spy on your pet when you're not at home

The new movie “The Secret Life of Pets” has us all wondering: What <i>do</i> our pets do all day long?<p>Well, we’re closer to finding out.<p>Our pets are getting wired thanks to a new crop of high-tech gadgets, some of which haven’t hit the market yet. They all aim to transform the way we feed, care and play …

Pets

Elon Musk believes we are probably characters in some advanced civilization's video game

By far the best moment of Recode's annual Code Conference was when Elon Musk took the stage and explained that though we <i>think</i> we're flesh-and-blood participants in a physical world, we are almost certainly computer-generated entities living inside a more advanced civilization's video game.<p>Don't …

High-tech cardboard: The rise of digitally augmented board games

Three designers talk about the pros—and cons—of tech-powered tabletop titles.<p>Board gaming is in the midst of a creative “golden age.” But while games …

Board Games

Hop in the Spa - America's First Beer Spa Opens in Sisters, Oregon

The tourist town of Sisters has largely been ignored during the Central Oregon craft beer revolution. Bend has seen 20-plus breweries build a …

Top 10 Home Brew Beer Recipes

To home brew a great beer—whether it's all-grain or extract—requires, first and foremost, an understanding of the process and mastery of brewing technique. That's not to say creative, well-balanced recipes with all the right ingredients don't help with the final product. We scoured brewing books, …

The Great Filter theory suggests humans have already conquered the threat of extinction

It's difficult to not be pessimistic when considering humanity's future prospects. Many people would agree that it's more likely than not that we'll …

These Changes Are Why You Have To Start Watching MotoGP

Do you watch MotoGP, the world’s top form of motorcycle racing? If the answer’s no, let me tell you why this coming season will be the best one to …

Slow Cooker Cocktails To Help You Survive The Holidays

<i>By: Wil Fulton</i><p><i>Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist</i><p>"<i>Now is the winter of our discontent,</i>" said every sober person ever, and also Shakespeare.<p>But it doesn't have to be that way! Here to aid you through the bone-chilling pain that is attending Diwali/Christmas/Chanukah/Boxing Day with people you are forced …

19 American Breweries You Need to Experience in Person

Food & Drink<p>By Matt Lynch and Andy Kryza Published On 11/16/2015<p>@MLynchChi @apkryza<p>By Matt Lynch @MLynchChi And Andy Kryza @apkryza Published On …

Beer

Firefox Founder Writes Original Screenplay Called ‘PRICKS’ Brutally Parodying Theranos

When Firefox cofounder Blake Ross last showed off his writing wits, he was imagining new adventures for the fictional Pied Piper team on HBO’s Silicon Valley. Now he’s creating a new original series called “PRICKS,” based on the antics of a <i>fictional</i> high profile startup that’s developing a …

Silicon Valley

Theranos Is Made-For-Hollywood Silicon Valley Scandal

California is the land of dreams. Silicon Valley starts companies and Hollywood makes movies about them.<p>Here’s my pitch — <i>The Huntress</i> starring Scarlett Johansson. An angelic-looking 31-year-old Stanford dropout has turned her fear of needles into a $9 billion blood testing startup. But is her $4.5 …

Zen Foxes: Photographer Documents Wild Foxes Enjoying Themselves

These photos by Roeselien Raimond, a Dutch nature photographer who specializes in taking beautiful photos of wild foxes, show how foxes are experts …

Opinion: Craft beer acquisition by Duvel — stay small, stay beautiful

There was a lot more going on at the Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Ore., than we gave it credit for.<p>In April, we discussed how bankers, …

Count Chocula Beer Is Coming Back

The brewery behind a beer made out of Count Chocula announced the brew will be returning for its second Halloween—and this time, they promise they …

Up Your Glass Game: An Expert Guide To Proper Craft Beer Glassware [Infographic] | Brew Studs

So many beer styles, too many… containers?<p>There are two types of people in the craft beer world. In truth, there are <i>many</i> types, but I guarantee I can …