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Strawberry Vanilla Pudding Cake

Today I embark on my first weekend alone with the kids. This morning, before my husband hit the road, I had an hour reprieve to grocery shop sans children. To those without kids, a trip to the grocery store can sound rather mundane. If you are a parent with little ones however, a grocery store …

18 Main Dishes That'll Anchor Your Next Dinner Party

<i>We’ve partnered with Stella Artois to host Genius Recipes dinners in some of our favorite cities across the country. At each dinner, we're asking guests to share their favorite hosting tips.</i><p><i>Today: Dinner party mains that are worthy of being your main squeeze.</i><p>Never underestimate the power of a good …

Cooking

Nintendo's New 'Pokémon Go' Could Bring Augmented Reality To The Masses

Teaming up Google spin-off Niantic labs to let you catch 'em all IRL<p>Time to put the cards and handheld games away and go outside. But not because you’ve been cooped up too long: because next year outside is where you’ll find Pokémon.<p>The Pokémon Company, in conjunction with Nintendo and Google …

Watch Disney Animation legend behind Aladdin and Ariel draw in VR

Chances are Glen Keane has made an impact on you. As an animator at Disney, he brought to life iconic characters like Aladdin, Ariel from <i>The Little Mermaid</i>, and everyone's favorite furry grump, Beast from <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>. But after spending nearly four decades at the house of Mickey Mouse, …

Live Coding now lets you hire a developer and watch them work in real-time

Live Coding, which is like Twitch for developers, has added a service that allows viewers to actually hire someone they’ve been watching.<p>The aptly named “Hire a streamer” service works exactly as it sounds. Via the profile of a developer you’ve seen coding on the site, a ‘hire me’ button lets you …

Apps

15 Breathtaking Astronomy Images Highlighting the Cosmic Beauty of Our Universe

Since 1995, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has been serving up daily doses of cosmic beauty through breathtaking photos of our fascinating universe. Maintained by Robert Nemiroff (MTU) and Jerry Bonnell (UMCP), two professional astronomers who met at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the …

Cosmology

Wireless charging is finally going to be quick as well as convenient

Wireless charging has always felt pretty futuristic, but now it's about to get fast too. The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has announced a forthcoming update to the Qi standard that will allow it to deliver up to 15 watts of power to smartphones without using cables. "Several manufacturers …

A Rare Octopus so Adorable It May Be Named for Its Cuteness

Out of all the mysterious creatures who call the deep sea their home, this little octopus may be the cutest! The rare specimen, who belongs to the <i>Opistoteuthis</i> genus, may even be named for its adorable appearance, according to researchers who are studying it. “As someone that's describing the …

Zoology

Places You Need to Visit Before They Disappear

An old saying goes, "the only thing constant is change" and indeed the world is changing all the time. From the moment the earth was formed, it's been changing ever since. Ice ages, mass migrations, climate change, the list goes on; change is constant.<p>In today's world though, scientists are raising …

Climate Change

GIFs Is A Mac App For Finding The Best Animated Encapsulation Of Your Current Emotion

In work and personal online communication, I find myself using animated GIFs almost more than words these days. Between Slack and iMessage, there’s little that needs to be said that isn’t best said by an animal clumsily and cutely falling over. But discovery can be a bit tricky, and so can finding …

Apps

We now have a spacecraft that is propelled by sunlight alone

A new kind of spacecraft that sails on sunlight has been successfully deployed above Earth. On June 11, the LightSail satellite overcame a series of glitches to unfurl its solar sails, a propulsion system that’s entirely different to traditional rockets, thrusters or even solar panels.<p>The prototype …

Space Travel

Lemon Cream Scones Are Breakfast Perfection

Lemon cream scones are everything you'd ever want in a scone - light, bright, and sweet as can be. A perfect way to start the day!<p>When I think of brunch, I always think of scones -- cream scones, tender and lightly sweet, are the best part of any brunch. I am counting on these lemon cream scones, …

Motion-sensing 'PomPom Mirror' recreates your likeness in fur

If you're tired of your ugly mug staring back from across the bathroom sink every morning, just install this furry silhouetting mirror from New York-based artist Daniel Rozin. He built it for the Descent With Modification exhibit at NYC's bitforms gallery. The "PomPom Mirror," as it's called, …

Mind-Controlled Robot Arm Lets Paralyzed Man Drink A Beer On His Own

A man paralyzed for 13 years can finally have a drink on his own again, thanks to a robotic arm he’s able to control using his brain.<p>“I joke around with the guys that I want to be able to drink my own beer -- to be able to take a drink at my own pace, when I want to take a sip out of my beer and to …

Skully debuts AR helmet app while navigating delays

Skully CEO Marcus Weller stood in front of an crowd of customers that shelled out $1,500 to be one of the first recipients of the company's helmet with a heads up display and rear-facing camera to answer their questions. A few weeks ago Weller sent those backers a video message explaining that …

OneBoard to rule them all? This smart keyboard PC runs Windows or Android

This very clever PC-in-a-keyboard plugs into almost any screen, and it's vying for attention at CES Asia in Shanghai.<p>SHANGHAI -- As manufacturers turn almost every device into something smart and connected, Beijing-based AC000 has come up with a smart keyboard that actually makes sense -- a …

App Store

Super-efficient solar cells can power homes in unforgiving areas

Scientists have long talked about black silicon (that is, silicon with nano-sized structures) having the potential to trump conventional solar power, and there's now some proof that this is happening. Aalto University researchers have developed black silicon solar cells that achieve a record 22.1 …

Chromecast app update gives a clearer look at your streaming devices

If you're fortunate enough to have more than one Chromecast device at home, you should now have an easier time making sense of your streaming options. Updates to both the Android and iOS Chromecast apps give you a reworked hardware view that gives each device its own card, complete with its current …

Smart Bras Aren’t As Stupid As They Sound

Created by an alum of Oracle and Hewlett-Packard, Sensilk is biometric clothing that takes a decidedly female-centric approach to wearables.<p>For Ashley Tyler, a designer and former director at Ralph Lauren, Nautica, and Levi’s, the premise seems so obvious. “When you think about it, it’s hard to …

After a decade online, YouTube is redefining celebrity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a meet-and-greet worthy of an A-list star.<p>Outside the three-story bookstore at the outdoor shopping mecca known as The Grove, …

Advertising

This Futuristic Concrete Heals Itself With Built-In Bacteria

A solid idea<p>Concrete has been a go-to building material since Roman times. It’s durable, easy to make, and relatively inexpensive. There’s just one problem: It has a tendency to crack.<p>There are a lot of different reasons that concrete cracks, but in general, it gets stressed either from the load …

Engineering

The 5 Most Spectacular National Park Road Trips

<i>by Valerie Conners, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks. …

Sleeping Giants, Weeping Plums: Japanese Landscape Photography - Photographs and text by Hidenobu Suzuki | LensCulture

My photographs are like Japanese paintings.<p>I feel that realism is a more Western style. Through my landscape photographs, I’d like to express emotions and spiritual feelings.<p>Contemporary theater, art and music stimulate the brain and liven people’s mood. But emotional art heals people and leads …

Photography

Tour a House That's Eye Candy For The Purple-Obsessed

In this Massachusetts house, a homeowner's favorite hue inspires the palette — from lilac to lavender to deep violet<p>In this Massachusetts house, a homeowner's favorite hue inspires the palette — from lilac to lavender to deep violet. Read the interview with designer Mary McGee here.

The Food At Coachella Looked Insane This Year

I'll take food over flower crowns any day.

Ice Cream

These Are the Best In-Ear Headphones Under $40

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

SoundCloud starts working with YouTube's partner to scan music for copyright infringement

It's about money, not takedown requests<p>SoundCloud has formed a new partnership to scan uploaded music for instances of copyright infringement, but the deal isn't necessarily about filing more takedown requests. Instead, the partnership with Zefr — the same company YouTube works with — will likely …

SoundCloud

Google’s free photo editing app Snapseed 2.0 gets lens blur, layers, new UI, more

<b>Snapseed</b>, the excellent free photo editing application, today received its first major update since Google purchased developer Nik Software back in 2012. Version 2.0 arrived in the App Store with a brand new user interface and a huge collection of new features, most notably including spot healing, …

Mobile Photography

Run Presentations with Office Remote for Android

PowerPoint Remote app<p>Microsoft quietly launched a new Android app that lets you control Powerpoint presentations on your PC over Bluetooth.<p>With the free powerpoint remote app, dubbed Office Remote, you can control Powerpoint to advance through slides, play and pause embedded audio and video clips, …