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Snapchat Ads Are Probably Cooler Than Facebook’s, But Still Not Cool

Prepare for ads on Snapchat, bruh!<p>The company announced on Friday that users will start receiving ads from brands under the Recent Updates section of the app. This is the same portion of the Snapchat inbox where you find Stories, a product that threads together multiple snaps (both video or photo) …

iMac With Retina 5K Display First Impressions: A Screen In Which To Lose Oneself

Apple’s new iMac boasts a screen with an almost preposterous resolution of 5180×2880 pixels, which makes it the world’s highest resolution display. The screen is the key ingredient here, despite changes under the hood, and after a couple of days of use, it’s still the screen that (stating the …

Deals: iRest For iPad: 2011 Macworld Best of Show Winner at 28% Off

Featured today in the iPad Insight Deals section is a versatile iPad stand that promises to be a trusty iPad companion that can be just as useful on a desk or on your lap. It works with any iPad version, and still works when an iPad Smart Cover is in use. It’s on offer in a deal that ends today at …

Self-driving cars will be safer than us. How long until human drivers are banned?

My prediction is that in fewer than 15 years, we will be debating whether human beings should be allowed to drive on highways.<p>After all, we are prone to road rage; rush headlong into traffic jams; break rules; get distracted; and crash into each other. That is why our automobiles need tank-like …

Here's The First Ad To Hit Snapchat

Following its blog post in which it announced it would start running advertisements on the ephemeral photo-sharing service this weekend, Business Insider spotted what looks like the first paid campaign: A trailer for the upcoming Ouija movie.<p>Snapchat had said it wouldn't put advertising into the …

Scientists want to fight the Ebola outbreak using robots

Outbreaks of lethal viruses like Ebola are bad enough by themselves, but they're made worse by having to send in aid workers -- these people can quickly become victims, no matter how careful they are. To eliminate that risk, both the White House and a trio of educational institutions are holding …

Low-sugar milk chocolate beats Hershey’s and Dairy Milk

The gossip at The Chocolate Show is about a low-sugar milk chocolate that doesn't taste like a health food. Is this the Holy Grail for chocoholics?<p>UK Chocolate Week climaxes this weekend with the <b>Chocolate Show</b> at Olympia in London, a terrific showcase for the skills of chocolatiers and a brilliant …

9 Gooey, Cheesy, Comforting Lasagna Recipes

From Bolognese-style to gluten-free to vegetarian, here are 9 awesome recipes for everyone's favorite Italian comfort food, lasagna<p>Garfield was onto something: Lasagna might be one of the single best foods ever. It's the ultimate comfort concoction, with its saucy layers of cheese and pasta, …

8 Great Fruity Cocktails (and the Juicy Ice Cubes to Serve Alongside Them)

Eight great fruity cocktails—and tips for making fruit juice ice cubes.<p><b>Alcoholic beverages don't have to be totally devoid of nutritional content</b>. Here are some of our favorite fruity cocktails—and tips for juicing up your ice cube game.

Chocolate-Coconut Pound Cake

8 Servings<p>The fragrant richness of coconut oil and the tenderizing power of buttermilk make this the ultimate chocolate pound cake recipe.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>¾ …

Gluten-Free Vanilla Birthday Cake

8 Servings<p>This versatile cake, with a distinct vanilla flavor, is a crowd-pleaser and sure to become a go-to for any festive occasion.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>1½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans<p>2 cups King Arthur Flour gluten free multi-purpose flour, plus more for …

Breakfast of champions: Rosa Parks’ peanut butter pancakes

When civil rights activist Rosa Parks died in 2005, this recipe for ‘feather-light’ pancakes was found among her papers, on the back of an envelope.<p><b>Makes 16 small pancakes</b> <br>Sift 150g plain flour, two tablespoons of baking powder, a quarter-teaspoon of salt (or less, if the peanut butter is salty) …

Crispiest Potato Chips

6 Servings<p>Keys to great potato chips: A lower frying temp gets the moisture out; a vinegar soak ensures they're crisp.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ pounds russet or purple potatoes<p>½ cup distilled white vinegar<p>Vegetable oil (for frying; about 8 cups)<p>Kosher salt or Nori Salt (click for recipe) or …

How to Make Homemade Pizza, Grandma Pie-Style

A chewy-crisp crust, endless topping ideas, and do-ahead ease. Pizza made in a sheet pan is the simplest, tastiest way to feed a crowd.<p><b>Those supremely thin, hearth-blistered pizzas</b> coming out of upscale pizzerias these days? We love ‘em, but trying to replicate the conditions of an 800-degree …

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