Jacob Paulsen

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Spinach Puffs

4 to 6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Spinach and feta arrive in tiny puff-pastry packages.<p>November 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed<p>1/2 cup crumbled feta<p>1/4 cup minced onion<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 teaspoon chopped dill<p>1 teaspoon minced garlic<p>Kosher …

Recipes

The best gaming monitors

Alongside a powerful graphics card and processor and reliable accessories to control your actions, for the perfect game, you also need an exceptional …

Computer Hardware

Nervous Chinese officials search pigeon anuses for bombs

Pigeon probe comes amid heightened security concerns on China's National Day<p>Officials in China this week examined the anuses of 10,000 pigeons that were set to be released today in celebration of National Day, amid government fears of a possible terrorist attack. According to reports from state-run …

Samsung ads poke fun at everything from Apple's stream to its Watch

Now that Apple's new iPhone 6 Plus is ready to play in the Galaxy Note 4's size territory, Samsung is taking the competition on with a few new ads. It's revived the "It Doesn't Take A Genius" tagline, and first up is a segment making fun of Apple's glitchy live video stream during yesterday's …

From Game Boy to the new 3DS XL, this is the full history of Nintendo's handheld dominance

My first-ever video game <i>anything</i> was a Game Boy. I was supposed to get it for my fourth birthday, but thanks to a sudden stop at a red light, my early present slid out front under the driver's seat and landed effortless at my tiny feet. That single moment, that fixed point in time, ultimately led …

Today on IGN News: More buttons for 3DS!

HTC One M8 Windows Phone 8 review: The body of Iron Man with the soul of Aquaman

I really want to love Windows Phone. I want to be able to say that it’s on par with iOS and Android and say “wow, did you see that new feature that does that thing that no one else thought about?” Instead, I just like Windows Phone the same way you like a study partner or the guy who makes your …

Nintendo introduces new 3DS and 3DS XL handhelds

Faster processors, dual analogs, and two new shoulder buttons are just part of a major refresh<p>Nintendo is finally adding a second analog stick to its handhelds as part of a major refresh to the 3DS line. The company already sells the Circle Pad Pro add-on to allow for dual analog control of games …

​Nintendo Just Announced a New 3DS. It Has Another Analog Stick.

It's called the New Nintendo 3DS. It's faster with bigger screens and better battery life. It also has a new analog pad called the "C-stick." Wow! …

'New 3DS' Comes 'Amiibo' Ready

Nintendo today announced the next iteration for its 3DS line of consoles – the New 3DS. As when the 2DS was announced, this isn’t what many gamers will have been expecting. However the new unit says a lot about Nintendo’s strategy around 3DS and amiibo figures going forward.<p>Like the 2DS the New 3DS …

Nintendo Debuts New 3DS Named 'New 3DS'

Nintendo used a Japanese Nintendo Direct this morning (which many hoped would contain a Super Smash Bros. Wii U release date) to announce a new version of its 3DS handheld. The news has surprised many, and so have the details about what the 3DS revamp actually contains.<p>The new pair of 3DS models …

Finding the smartwatch killer app

Contrary to what many may think, smartwatches have been around for quite a long time. I’m not talking about the kind of wristwatch that includes …

Alienware Area-51: The gaming desktop just got wilder

Alienware has revealed its latest flagship gaming PC, the Area-51, using Intel’s new Core i7 Extreme processors in a striking triangular form-factor. …

Samsung Gear S Watch

While Apple's wearable still sits squarely in the rumor-mill department, their rival in Seoul has released yet another smart watch: the Samsung Gear …

This Is Not An Optical Illusion; It's A Huge Cloud Of Jelly Creatures

If you stare at this photo for long enough, you'll start to see 3D palm trees swaying in the wind. Just relax your eyes and -- LOL, only kidding!<p>What you're actually looking at is a massive swarm of electric blue Velella velellas, more adorably known as "by-the-wind sailors," a relative of the …

Bill Nye Fights Back

How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.<p><i>Photographs by F. Scott Schafer</i><p>Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell,” Bill Nye said. He was prepping for a Super Bowl party and making pizza dough from a recipe given …

Could We Build a Dyson Sphere?

In our cosmic megastructures series, Popular Mechanics explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in constructing gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today: the Dyson Sphere (or Dyson Swarm), a way to capture all available solar energy.<p><b>Name:</b> Dyson Sphere or Dyson Swarm<p>…

Universe

Here's what the Alienware Alpha console can do — and what it can't [update]

<i>Updated on Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. with corrections to inaccuracies about what Steam games show up in a player’s library and the limitations of the Alpha’s console mode.</i><p>Alienware has created a monster.<p>The boutique gaming-PC maker is marketing its new box, the Alpha, as a console. It’s actually a strange …

SKULLY AR- Rebel Innovation Smart Motorcycle Helmet (video)

Motorcyclists looking for a more advanced helmet may have already come across the SKULLY concept, a next generation smart motorcycle helmet that is …

Microsoft wants to make a retail splash near Apple’s iconic 5th Ave. cube

Microsoft wants to build a new 8,700 sq. ft. retail store on New York’s Fifth Avenue, just a few blocks away from Apple’s cube, the New York Daily News reported today. The two-story building located at 677 Fifth Avenue is currently vacant, but the Redmond-based software giant wants to setup shop …

This LG G3 Beat video is the most tripped-out thing we've seen before breakfast in a long, long time

<i>"This is the story of one reality in an infinite gamut of alternate possibilities."</i> It's also the story of floating phones, slow-motion croissants, …

12 Mindf*ck Movies Every Guy Should See

When you sit down to watch a movie, a lot of the time you want to veg out and give your brain a little rest (see: Every Michael Bay movie). On the …

Zelda fans debate Sheik's gender, but here's Nintendo's final word

Shiek's gender identity is a surprisingly hot debate among Nintendo fans. But now the definitive word has come from the company behind Zelda.<p>Is Sheik — the mysterious character first introduced in <i>The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time</i> — a man or a woman? The debate has begun again after …

Navdy HUD: Like your phone and a fighter jet had a baby

Head-up displays aren’t just the preserve of fighter jets any more, but if you’re not in the market for a new car then Navdy’s aftermarket device – …

Why your brand-new plane doesn't have a seat-back TV

Earlier this year, I boarded a United flight from Newark to San Diego. After passing the first few rows, a young boy turned to his mother and asked, "Why aren't there any TVs?"<p>"It's probably an older plane," she responded -- but that couldn't be further from the truth.<p>The aircraft, a 737-900 with …

Optical illusion: Rotating rings change directions when you look away.

I do so love making your brains melt, dear BA Bloggees. That’s why I post the occasional mind-twisting illusion. And I have one here that will tangle …

NASA confirms ‘impossible’ thruster actually works, could revolutionize space travel

When Roger Shawyer first unveiled his EmDrive thruster back around 2003, the scientific community laughed at him. They said it was impossible, that …

Space Travel

NASA tested an impossible space engine and it somehow worked

If the tests of the Cannae Drive technology hold up, a trip to Mars could take weeks instead of months<p>NASA has been testing new space travel technologies throughout its entire history, but the results of its latest experiment may be the most exciting yet — if they hold up. Earlier this week at a …