Colin Luedecking

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The Differences Between Acorn Squash vs Butternut Squash

Turns out it does matter which one you use.<p>October 17, 2017<p>The acorn squash vs butternut squash question can be a tough one to hash out. The first …

Healthy Eating

The Best Ways to Make Creamy Pasta Without Cream

It's hard to beat the level of comfort provided by a pasta dish that's coated in a heavy cream sauce, like fettuccine Alfredo or penne alla vodka. …

Italian Food

16 Winter Pasta Recipes to Keep You Warm and Well-Fed

Braised meat, slow-simmered sauces, and plenty of cheese—it's all here in these cozy pasta dishes.<p><b>We'll eat pasta any time of year</b>, but winter pasta dishes are especially satisfying. Braised meats, slow-simmered sauces, and plenty of cheese: It's all here, in these 16 pasta dishes perfect for …

Cooking

The Best Ways to Use Leftover Chili

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Baby, it's cold outside. You decided to make a big batch of chili, and then to</i> …

17 Recipes Worth Getting Garlic Breath For

Vampires, beware: These garlic recipes are too good to pass up.<p><b>Is there anything better than the scent of a few garlic cloves</b> cooking away on the stovetop? Except for a whole head of it in the oven, we think not. What we're trying to say here is that we really like garlic. No, we <i>love</i> the stuff. …

Seafood

The problems with capitalism, as explained by a Minecraft hedge fund manager

<i>Minecraft</i> is a video game about placing blocks, but when Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for its developer Mojang, it wasn't just buying virtual Lego. It was buying a tool powerful enough to map entire countries, it was buying a way of involving citizens in public space design, and it was buying a …

Light-bending silicon strips are the key to super-fast computers

No, that's not a barcode you're looking at -- instead, it's the likely future of computing. Stanford University researchers have developed an optical link that uses silicon strips to bend light at right angles, which future processors will likely need to transmit data at super-fast speeds. The key, …

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S now packs speedy LTE-Advanced data

Samsung isn't saving extra-quick mobile data for its smartphones. The company has unveiled a version of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 with 225Mbps LTE-Advanced inside, giving the tablet a very fast connection while away from WiFi. It's enough to grab 421 songs in a single minute, if you believe the …

Now you can play 'Defender' and 900 other arcade classics in your browser

It seems like the Internet Archive was just getting started when it resurrected <i>WordStar</i> and <i>The Hobbit</i> from floppy-disk purgatory. Now, the latest additions to the Javascript MESS emulator are of the arcade variety. Specifically, games including <i>Defender</i>, <i>Mr. Do!, Zaxxon</i> and <i>Joust</i> are now playable in …

From Phones To Tablets: 26 Apple Designs That Never Came To Be

In Design Forward, frog design’s founder, Hartmut Esslinger, recounts the inspirations and process behind the computers that revolutionized consumer electronics.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an excerpt from</i> Design Forward: Creative Strategies for Sustainable Change <i>(</i><i>Arnoldsche Art Publishers</i><i>), by</i> …

Product Design

How to Seduce Scarlett Johansson with Spaghetti

This recipe is so good, it impressed Scarlett Johansson.<p>As <i>Chef</i> gets ready to roll in hundreds of theaters this weekend, we wanted to supply a …

10 Things You Might Not Know About The ‘Friends’ Finale On Its 10th Anniversary

If for some reason you’re feeling a bit nostalgic today for NBC’s “Must See TV” glory days, it’s probably because today marks the 10th anniversary of the <i>Friends</i> finale. Yes, it’s shockingly been a full decade since we bid farewell. It’s really a testament to the show’s cultural relevance that …

Sony's 185TB data tape puts your hard drive to shame

It's hard for magnetic data tapes to stand out from the crowd in an era when it's easy to load up on legions of hard drives. However, Sony might have managed that rare feat with nano-sized tape tech that stores much more than off-the-shelf hardware. By optimizing how it sputters argon ions on to …

Astounding Images of Volcanoes Spewing Fiery Blue Lava

For many years now Paris-based photographer Olivier Grunewald has been photographing the Kawah Ijen volcano in Indonesia, where astounding, …

The Ballad of Sniffer and Tinni

(YouTube link)<p>It's a real life Disney movie! Sniffer the fox and and Tinni the dog are real life best friends living in a forest in Norway. Tinni’s …