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Internet Of Things Core PHP Controller (video)

Makers, developers and hobbyists creating Internet of Things projects, may be interested in a new PHP controller which has been designed specifically …

Mexican-Style Pickled Carrots

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Meet the spicy pickled carrots that are about to forever change your Taco Tuesday or even just your snack-dinner …

Carrots

You’ll soon be able to buy a microwave that will chill your beer in minutes

If a microwave can also chill a room-temperature beer down to 37ºF in just six minutes, is it still a microwave? Well, this one is. The Frigondas is …

Kitchens

AutoPi.io Internet Of Things In Vehicle Platform (video)

AutoPi.io is a new Internet of Things platform which is designed specifically for vehicles and can be easily installed on almost any car to provide a …

Tips of the Week: Spinning Minis, Saving Breadboard Space, and Perhaps the Homeliest Tool Ever

<i>Tips of the Week is our weekly peek at some of the best making tips, tricks, and recommendations we’ve discovered in our travels. Check in every Friday to see what we’ve discovered. And we want to hear from you. Please share your tips, shortcuts, best practices, and tall shop tales in the comments</i> …

Top 10 Thai Pastes and Sauce Recipes

For Thai paste and sauce that tastes authentic and is simple to make, try one of these delicious recipes! Making your own Thai paste or sauce isn't …

Make This Honey-Orange Skillet Chicken for Dinner Tonight

If you're prepping for your 4th of July party tonight, chances are you need to get something simple and delicious on the table for dinner. This …

Flavors

Recipe: How to Make Portuguese Custard Tarts

Lisbon is a city with a sweet tooth, and its most iconic pastry is the palm-size <i>pastel de nata,</i> or egg tart, a creamy custard tart available in <i>pastelarias</i> across the city. The recipe dates back to the 16th century, when the confections, like many other Portuguese sweets, were made by nuns in …

Pecan And Chocolate Espresso Pie Recipe

"A delicious nutty, chocolate coffee dessert!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour<p>1 pinch salt<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled<p>5 tablespoons …

How to Freeze or Dry Herbs, Herb Garden | Gardener's Supply

With the Zipstrip Herb Stripper, you can prepare and measure fresh herbs in a flash without tedious picking. Simply insert the woody stems of thyme, …

Master Essential Web Design Tools While Earning Professional Accreditation

<i>A career in design starts here.</i><p>Whether you're a seasoned web designer or interested in learning the ropes, the The Web Design CPD Certification …

7-Day Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan

The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized as one of the healthiest ways to eat. The Mediterranean way of eating is not only delicious, it's …

Turn an old monitor into a wall display with a Raspberry Pi

Have an old monitor and Raspberry Pi lying around? Put them both to great use with this DIY wall-mounted display.<p>So you have an unused Raspberry Pi -- or five -- lying around and you don't know what to do with it. You're not alone, even if there are hundreds of projects at the ready.<p>You can turn it …

Raspberry Pi

MQTT to Connect Raspberry Pi to Internet of Things

Things used in this project<p><b>Hardware components:</b><p>Raspberry Pi 3 Model B<p>×<p>1<p>Buy from ModMyPi<br>• Buy from Newark Element14<br>• Buy from SparkFun<br>• Buy from CPC<br>• Buy from …

The best free and paid Android app development courses

If you’ve been thinking of becoming an Android developer, now is the time to jump in.<p>Android is by far the most popular smartphone operating system and it gives developers a huge amount of flexibility in terms of what they can do.<p>Learning to build apps is fun, highly rewarding, and it can be very …

Android News

Microsoft manages to cram artificial intelligence on the Raspberry Pi 3 PC board

The Raspberry Pi 3 is one of the most popular devices you can buy. For $35, this inexpensive all-in-one computer board can be used to power numerous …

Circuito.io Helps Beginners Assemble Electronic Projects

For many people, there is a vast gap between having an idea and knowing what electronic components are necessary to construct that idea. With the ubiquity of components and modules available, you can come up with a concept and understand that you can get the parts, but making them all talk to each …

​Raspberry Pi simulator lets you start tinkering without even owning a Pi

Microsoft is building an online Raspberry Pi simulator that allows users to write code to control hardware.<p>If you want to build your own gadgets …

Automate Your Coral Reef Tank with Raspberry Pi

Many people dream of having a beautiful salt water aquarium with living coral in it. These tiny ecosystems, commonly referred to as reef tanks, are a bit more complex to set up than their fresh water cousins. There’s a whole lot more to it than simply dumping some water in an aquarium. Each one is …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

‘Cannacopia – strain finder’ Helps Tokers Find the Perfect Marijuana Strain

Nature’s Dream has released an update their popular marijuana comparison app, ‘<i>Cannacopia</i>‘. The app helps tokers decide which marijuana strain will …

Turn the dial on these earplugs to adjust which sounds enter your ears

Think back to last year when it was impossible to avoid a conversation about politics. No matter which side you were on, the coverage leading up to …

Know How to Make These 6 Chinese Sauces, Make *Any* Dish More Flavorful

To try reducing the myriad sauces of China to a few representatives is an exercise in futility. There are just too many to choose from, for China is as big and as complex as Europe, with thousands of years of culinary experience under its belt. In other words, <b>Chinese sauces go way beyond soy; think</b> …

Food & Dining

How to Stock a Chinese Pantry: Essential Staples to Keep on Hand

Over the last several decades, Americans have been discovering that there's more to Chinese food than the Cantonese flavors, both traditional and bastardized, that were brought over by the first wave of Chinese immigrants. With 1.3 billion people, 23 provinces, and a geography that covers …

Food & Dining

15 Incredible, Edible Egg Salad Recipes

You put SOOOOO much creativity into making beautiful Easter eggs each year, only to toss the whole bunch after the holiday. But here’s a food *reuse* idea that’s as green as spring. Store the eggs properly and you’ve got a real jump-start on delicious hard-boiled egg recipes. Everyone loves deviled …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Brownies

<i>These Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Brownies are raw, vegan and made in the food processor, meaning they couldn’t be simpler to whip up and …

Dessert

10 Bits of Cooking Savvy We Picked Up Hanging Out in the Kitchen

In the same way that I'm in awe of friends who have learned new languages by "immersion"—but how do you <i>start</i>, I've wondered? And what keeps you from just, you know, staying silent for all of eternity?—I am also confounded by older, wiser, better cooks who tell me that I'll learn to cook by, well,</i> …

Cooking

Here's What The Nuts You Snack On Actually Do For Your Body

Each nut has its strength.<p>We’ve all heard that nuts make a healthy snack in moderation, despite their high fat content. Even Barack Obama has admitted to eating a handful of (seven) almonds every day. A study from 2015 found that eating a small handful of nuts a day could help you live longer, and …

Nutrition