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Is this how to make the perfect cup of tea?

Does the milk go in first, or after? The British Standards Institution believes it has the answer to a historic debate<p>Britain is a nation of tea lovers, but on one great question, we stand divided: do you put the milk in first, or last?<p>The answer to the question may lie with the <b>British Standards</b> …

5 Ina Garten Recipes You Can Make in the Slow Cooker

When it comes to entertaining, the Barefoot Contessa is a bonafide queen. Between wowing a crowd and making lovey-dovey meals for her man, Jeffrey, …

Cooking

Russian military contractor unveils flying personal transport

The world has been taken with the idea of a flying car for decades now. The thought of taking to the air to avoid traffic and go where roads can’t …

Russian Military

Airbus and HAX create an accelerator program for flying taxi tech

Aeronautics industry giant Airbus is teaming up with hardware early-stage investment firm HAX to create a four-month accelerator program based in Shenzhen focused on a high-flying goal – “urban air mobility.” The program will seek to guide startups working on various aspects of flying cars and …

Startups

A new two-seater electric VTOL manned aircraft launches in burgeoning passenger drone industry

The advent of both the drone industry and electric passenger cars are culminating into drones capable of transporting people or more accurately described as vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) electric aircraft.<p>A new startup came out of stealth mode today to launch their own entry in this new …

The SR-71 Blackbird's ultra-secret successor may scream across the sky sooner than expected

The successor to Lockheed Martin's SR-71 Blackbird, the Mach 3 long-range recon aircraft that once tore across the skies like a Cold-War era arrowhead before its retirement in 1999, may be inching closer toward reality.<p>According to Aviation Week, a handful of visitors to the SAE International …

Aviation

Gates, Dangote, Nooyi and Son on the Power of Technology

Gates Foundation co-founder Bill Gates, Dangote Industries CEO Aliko Dangote, PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi, and Softbank Group Chairman and …

Emerging Markets

Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future

Massive opportunities in urban transportation are emerging as the industry transitions from per-vehicle to per-mile economics<p>Growing up, I dreamed of owning cars I would be proud to wax, polish, and cruise around my neighborhood. Today, I dread the prospect of being weighed down by a rapidly …

Autonomous Cars

Amazon is reportedly working on smart glasses

The smart glasses would connect wirelessly to a smartphone, and bear traditional aesthetics that don't attempt to look overly futuristic (Google Glass' futuristic design was somewhat alienating), according to the report. It may use a "bone-conduction audio system" that would let the user hear Alexa …

Smart Homes

Michelin wants to reinvent the wheel for the driverless age

Airless, indestructible, and 3D-printed from orange zest (among other biomaterials)<p>They’re completely airless, last virtually forever, and could be the perfect tire for our autonomous future. Michelin, the 128-year-old tire manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand, France, recently unveiled a …

Michelin

This 3D audio soundbar promises to beat your home theater setup

Surround sound is an exercise in compromise. Surround speakers are cumbersome and expensive to set up. They require you sit in a ‘sweet spot’ to achieve a decent sense of positioning, and can’t really replicate the sensation of sound getting close to your head. Headphones can position sound more …

Amazon’s Alexa Is A Real Smart Home Platform Now

In the battle over smart homes, Amazon steps up from its supporting role.<p>Alongside all the new Echo devices Amazon announced on Wednesday, the company also revealed a subtle but significant shift in its smart-home strategy.<p>Alexa is no longer just a layer of voice controls that supplements other …

Smart Homes

Amazon’s Echo devices can now call mobile numbers and landlines for free

The Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show all support voice calls<p>In case you missed the announcement during Amazon’s very busy hardware event earlier this week, the Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show have all gained the ability to place voice calls to numbers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico for free. …

Mobile

Why the LG V30 has all the ingredients for success

Android manufacturers are having a fantastic year. Between the Galaxy S8, OnePlus 5, Note8, the HTC U11, and the upcoming Pixel 2, there is a massive variety of solid smartphones on the market.<p>The LG V30 is also another worthy consideration. It’s got a design panache we’ve not seen from LG. It also …

Speed Test Shows Galaxy Note 8 Beating iPhone 8 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been available for a few weeks, but it has new competition in the form of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Apple’s phones are actually a bit cheaper than Samsung’s for once, but there are still some reasons to get the Note 8 instead. It’s got an S Pen, the screen is better …

Galaxy Note

Ina's Salmon Tacos

I don’t think I could ever in a million years get tired of tacos. I LOVE THEM! That’s why I knew I had to try Ina Garten’s Roasted Salmon Tacos.<p>I saw …

Seafood
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Eat This Make-Ahead Baked Greek Omelet Any Time of Day

Make-Ahead Spinach and Feta Egg Casserole<p>Serves 8<p>1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for the baking dish <br>1/2 medium yellow onion, diced <br>1/2 medium red …

Feta Cheese

20 Recipes to Help Soothe a Sore Throat

With all that fall has to offer, it also has its downsides. There's the return of cold weather, for starters. And there are gloomy days filled with …

Alternative Medicine

I Tried KFC's Leaked Secret Recipe and Here's How It Went

If there was a magical list of secret recipes that everyone on the internet has attempted to make before, KFC's fried chicken is pretty much at the …

Spices

Scotland has been voted the world’s most beautiful country – here’s why

If the blue (if chilly) waters of Calgary Bay don’t charm you, perhaps the delicious dread of Glencoe will. As Scotland tops a poll as the most stunning place on the planet, a local suggests the sights for which eyes were invented<p>A delightful mix of smugness and lack of surprise is being felt …

Scotland

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How to Make Perfect, Buttery Croissants at Home

All this month, our Baking Club is sifting its way through Chad Robertson and Liz Prueitt’s first book, Tartine. One week into the book and, as you can see in our members' photos below, croissants are rising to the top of everyone's must-make list.<p>Croissants are time- and labor-intensive, but those …

Japanese GYOZA (Dumplings)

Combine cabbage and 1/2 tsp salt in a small bowl, then set aside for 20 minutes to allow the cabbage to wilt slightly.<p>Place remaining Filling …

Food & Dining

Our best recipes for beef and pork ribs

As prime summer grilling and smoking season arrives, you’ll need a few rib ticklin’ (sorry) recipes. Here are a few picks from the Recipe Finder to get you started.<p><i>[Easy-sipping beer cocktails for the warm nights ahead]</i><p>Coffee BBQ-Sauced St. Louis-Style Ribs, pictured above. Spare ribs trimmed of …

BBQ