Michael Bowen

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Snowden's New App Turns Your Phone Into a Home Security System

Your digital security, any sufficiently paranoid person will remind you, is only as good as your physical security. The world's most sensitive users …

Surveillance

Can You Name the Most Iconic Sandwiches in the U.S.?

Here's where to find them.<p>Named for 18th-century Englishman John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, the sandwich holds the status of delectable cultural icon. “Sandwiches are part of America like pasta is part of Italy,” says Becky Mercuri, author of American Sandwich. “Ever since our …

Travel Photography

Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for chickpea, chard and sunflower seed stew

In India and Africa, we use melon seeds to thicken stews and add protein – and sunflower seeds work in much the same way<p>People often ask where I get my recipes. Well, here’s the truth: I watch what people put in their baskets at the supermarket and use the sight of something unusual as an excuse to …

This Easy Chicken Chili Comes Together in 20 Minutes

Now that cool fall evenings have returned, nothing beats a hot bowl of chili for dinner. But if you think chili isn't a possibility on a busy …

This startup is solving a huge problem for over 45 million video gamers, and it's growing like crazy

Citron is joking, but he's on to something: The new Nintendo Switch console requires players to use a separate app on their phones if they want to voice chat with their teammates. It's a frustrating hurdle that's turning people off to otherwise well-received games like "Splatoon 2."<p>Meanwhile, …

Apps

Australia is crying out for its own space agency. Here are six reasons why

It's not often that news of a government review fires the imagination and fills one's heart with hope.<p>Such a thing happened on Thursday when Industry …

ISRO

Astronomers just discovered the smallest star ever

We typically think of stars as colossal balls of fusion-driven fire that absolutely dwarf everything else, but researchers just made a discovery that …

iPhone 8 Leak Reveals Significant Design Changes

Almost every iPhone 8 feature has leaked, including its biggest new one, but now what will make the most headlines appears to have been confirmed as well: the major redesign…<p>Ever reliable accessory maker MobileFun has spilled the dirt. The company, which nailed the Galaxy S8 design three months …

Mobile Technology

This massive programming bundle will turn you into a full-fledged Android app developer

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>Have you …

Android News

You don't need 8 glasses of water a day. Eat these foods instead.

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Dear Julia</i>, <i>a column where readers submit everyday health questions. Which</i> <i>over-the-counter painkillers</i> <i>work best? Is it better to</i> <i>run or walk</i> <i>for exercise?</i> <i>Why do the parents of young kids</i> <i>get sick more often</i><i>? Julia Belluz sifts through the research and consults with experts in the field to</i> …

This Time Lapse Video of the Grand Canyon Will Give You an Existential Crisis

What better way to start off your day with a nice, hot cup of existential uncertainty? Forget everything you think you know about yourself or …

Turkey, Israel End Rift Over Naval Raid

Turkey's parliament approved a reconciliation agreement signed with Israel in June which has brought to an end a six-year rift between the two …

5th force of nature possibly discovered, US physicists say

Scientists are ecstatic over the fact that they may have just discovered the fifth fundamental force of nature. The possible discovery of a …

Microsoft's Mobile Nightmare Kills The Billion Device Dream

Microsoft’s self-imposed target for Windows 10 was to be installed on one billion devices by the middle of 2018. That’s not going to happen. Microsoft has said that “it will take longer than FY18 for us to reach our goal of 1 billion monthly active devices.”<p>As the anniversary edition of Windows 10 …

Mobile

How Astronomers Found Our Cosmic Address

Imagine visiting a far distant galaxy and addressing a postcard to your loved ones back home. You might begin with your house on your street in your …

On Thursday NASA added air to an inflatable module, and it didn’t inflate | Ars Technica

NASA and Bigelow engineers will assess what went wrong and may try again Friday.<p>After working for several hours unsuccessfully Thursday morning to …

Astronomy

Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein’s prediction

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.<p>The historic …

Space

R2-D2 builder Tony Dyson dies at 68

Visual effects master also worked on Bond, Superman<p>Professor Tony Dyson, the man best known for building R2-D2, has died at the age of 68.<p>According to the BBC, Dyson was discovered by police on Friday in his Maltese home after a concerned neighbor noticed that the academic turned visual effects …

Your Weekend Project: Our Best Fried Chicken Sandwich

You're making our crunchy, juicy, best-ever fried chicken sandwich this weekend. Here's the step-by-step.<p>We'll admit: Our double-dredged, extra-crispy fried chicken sandwich isn't exactly the kind of thing you make after work on a weeknight. This sandwich makes you work for it, but you're going to …

Cooking

Microsoft could finally show the world its universal Xbox apps next month

It’s been a while since we first heard about Universal Windows 10 apps for Xbox – apps that can run on anything from your console to your phone to your computer – but it looks like they’re finally ready to make their debut at Microsoft’s Build event later this month.<p>Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, …

Apps

Why Your Hamburger Might Be Leading To Nitrogen Pollution

Meat has a greater impact on the environment than pretty much any other food we eat. As The Salt has reported, billions of cows, pigs, sheep and poultry we raise as livestock guzzle massive quantities of water and generate at least 10 percent of the total greenhouse gases attributed to human …

Farming

The 4 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Chicken Breasts

Avoid these common chicken breast mistakes and pretty soon you'll be the breast around. Err… well, you know.<p>You don't have to lie to us: We know that chicken breasts are in your regular cooking rotation. And why shouldn't they be? They're cheap, cook quickly, and are about as soothingly reliable as …

Cooking

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge waterproof flagship smartphones launched at MWC

South Korean mobile giant unveils new top-end Android phones with fan favourite microSD card slot, super-fast cameras and larger batteries<p>Samsung has unveiled its latest Galaxy S7 flagship smartphones, bringing back favourite features as it aims to close out the top-end of the Android market.<p>The …

Phones

Leap Year 2016: Why does February have 29 days every four years?

When is it, why does it happen and everything else you need to know about the leap year in 2016<p>February 29 crops up every four years, but what is a leap year?<p>Why do we have leap years?<p>A leap year, where an extra day is added to the end of February every four years, is down to the Gregorian …

Julius Caesar