Mike LaGrave

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Apple's iPhone 6s Uptake Is Slower Than Last Year's iPhone 6

Two independent firms have data that indicate Apple’s iPhone 6s is experiencing a slower uptake than last year’s iPhone 6 models. This isn’t too surprising since this is the second year with the same form factor iPhone. However since Apple has a larger install base this will help mitigate a slower …

Mobile Technology

The Food Lab: 15-Minute Ultra-Gooey Stovetop Mac and Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Here's another exclusive excerpt from my book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science, which is apparently now a <i>New York Times</i> best-seller. Wow!<p>I hope you enjoy the excerpt (and the mac and cheese!), which …

Easy Baked Ziti Recipes That'll Get You Through The Week

Think pasta, tomato sauce and cheese with the crispy burnt edges and creamy, gooey insides too.<p>If you're looking for a comforting, middle-of-the week recipe that'll erase the cold, hard fact that it's not yet Friday, baked ziti is what you want. Baked ziti recipes have got it all; there's pasta, …

Cooking

Nobel Prize for solving puzzle of ghostly neutrino particles awarded to Japanese and Canadian

Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald's breakthrough was the discovery of a phenomenon called neutrino oscillation<p>A Japanese and a Canadian scientist won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for discovering that elusive subatomic particles called neutrinos have mass, opening a new window onto …

Physics

13 of the best Android apps from September 2015

Coming off the back of the summer holidays always make September a busy month and this year it was no different.<p>From useful spam fighting options arriving for Gmail to movie tracking and the launch of a huge repository of online tutorials across a range of subjects.<p>We’ve sorted the wheat from the …

Apps

Beyond the Taco: 30 Mexican, Mexican-Inspired, and Tex-Mex Recipes

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Mexican food isn't exactly a well-kept secret in America, but we do tend to emphasize only a small portion of the country's diverse food landscape. While tacos and enchiladas are undoubtedly great (and don't worry, …

Cooking

Stephen Hawking says he's solved a black hole mystery, but physicists await the proof

Physicist Stephen Hawking made a splash this week when he announced that he had solved a vexing conundrum that had puzzled generations of leading physicists -- including the 73-year-old scientific superstar himself -- for the better part of a half-century.<p>During an eight-minute speech at a …

Physics

How to Make a Provençal Vegetable Tian (a.k.a. That Dish From the Ratatouille Movie)

You know the final scene of the 2007 Disney movie <i>Ratatouille</i>, when the rat cooks up an amazingly inspired reinterpretation of a classic ratatouille, transforming the humble summer vegetable stew into a gorgeous layered construction that melts a bitter restaurant critic's heart? Wasn't it wonderful? …

Scientists have found a way to connect quantum electronics together

Scientists have found a way to connect quantum devices together, transmitting entanglement — and crucially the quantum properties that could deliver the next-generation of electronics. Sounds boring and complicated (it's not <i>too</i> complicated), but it's important, we promise. It all involves the …

Scientists make a transistor from a single molecule

You're looking at what could be not just one of the smallest semiconductor parts ever, but one of the smallest semiconductor parts <i>possible</i>. A worldwide research team has built a transistor that consists of a single copper phthalocyanine molecule, a dozen indium atoms and an indium arsenide backing …

The Ultimate Summer Cocktail Guide

Hot days call for cold cocktails (natch). So we've put together this handy guide to get you through the dog days of summer and beyond. Ready thy cocktail shakers.<p><b>White Sangria</b><p>Pitchers of this fruity wine cocktail will keep friends happy--and your white jeans stain-free. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Raspberry-Lime</b> …

Cocktails

How to solve the maths puzzle for Vietnamese eight-year-olds that stumped parents and teachers

The challenge was to fill in the above snake with the digits 1 to 9, using each digit only once. The colon “:” means divide, and you must follow the standard order of operations, meaning that multiplication/division comes before addition/subtraction.<p>Can you do the maths puzzle for Vietnamese …

Puzzles

Can you do the maths puzzle for Vietnamese eight-year-olds that has stumped parents and teachers?

Forget Singapore.<p>The latest brain-mangling maths puzzle to hit the news is from Vietnam.<p>It’s posted above. You need to fill in the gaps with the digits from 1 to 9 so that the equation makes sense, following the order of operations - multiply first, then division, addition and subtraction …

Mathematics

How These 98 Identical Food Cubes Were Made

Amsterdam-based artists, Lernert & Sander have gone viral for their work, Cubes, which shows food perfectly-cut into 98 cubes.<p>When <i>Cubes</i>, the photo of 98 different foods—from mackerel to grapefruit to romanesco—cut into tiny little, well, cubes went viral last week, the first thing we did was try to …

Viral

Xiaomi Mi Note is the best 'made in China' phone you've never heard of

What's tall, thin and has a nice curved back?<p>I'm not talking about a supermodel. I'm talking about Xiaomi's flagship Mi Note smartphone. The hottest …

Phones

Roca Patrón Tequila-Cured Salmon

It's frigid outside and the February dog days aren't over yet, but luckily my own culinary vacation has come early. This month my kitchen is crossing sunny borders into the <i>caliente</i> flavors of Mexico with <b>Patron Roca Cured Salmon</b>. Sit back and get ready to take a bite of your spring break.<p>On my …

How to Make the Ultimate Mac & Cheese.... Because It's Important

Our digital food editor walks you through the steps to creating the perfect mac & cheese—a recipe everyone should know how to make.<p>There's not really a debate at this point—macaroni and cheese is pretty much universally accepted as the ultimate comfort food. But the dish comes in many forms, and …

Italian Food

Are you in the middle class?

From our friends at MoneySense, here’s the 2015 All-Canadian Wealth Test<p><i>Appealing to the middle class has long been a favoured move by politicians.</i> …

Dig in and enjoy this one-pot Super Bowl chili and guacamole

Hoping to score big at your Super Bowl party? Here are Laura Vitale's recipes for one-pot chili, homemade guacamole, maple cornbread muffins and more.<p><b>Chili</b><br>Serves 4-6<p><i>Ingredients:</i><p>1/2 lb of sweet Italian sausage, removed from the casing<br>• 1/2 lb of ground beef<br>• 1 large onion, diced<br>• 1 red bell pepper, seeded …

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Tea

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

John Oliver Explains The World Cup And FIFA To Americans (VIDEO)

John Oliver is "both excited and extremely conflicted" about the World Cup.<p>Why? Because he loves the tournament - but it's run by FIFA.<p>Take it away, …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Forests

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

This SNES version of 2Pac & Dr Dre's California Love is gangsta as f***

When seven renowned architects design bus shelters, the results are fantastical

Ensamble Studio designed a space that’s both protected and open, erected from the local technique of layering untreated wood planks. PHOTO: ADOLF BEREUTER<p>Spanish architects Antón Garcí-Abril and Débora Mesa of Ensamble Studio built a bus stop inspired by the stacks of untreated oak planks seen …

The classic iPhone ringtone gets a sweet remix

There have been a lot of remixes of the iconic iPhone ringtone over the years, and this one may be the best. The guitar solo at the end is an unexpected twist.<p>The remixer goes by the name MetroGnome, and his YouTube account features countless remixes of popular songs. He’s got some original stuff …

Remixes

Momofuku owner Dave Chang shares three of his favourite Toronto restaurants (at least one will surprise you)

Chef David Chang, owner of Momofoku and deemed one of 'The Gods of Food' by Time Magazine goes on a tour of three restaurants in Toronto. At least one will surprise you

Rob Ford symposium in Washington asks: What’s going on in Toronto?

WASHINGTON—A Washington think-tank held a symposium Friday on a topic that has fascinated people in Canada, and beyond: How is Rob Ford the mayor of …

Gay rights experiences an unusually progressive week in the U.S.

From the courtroom to the football field, it has been a historic week for gay rights in the United States.<p>In a series of court rulings across the country, judges have either struck down or appear poised to strike down same-sex marriage bans in several states. This past Friday, an Arkansas judge …