Michael Gray

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Ralph Lauren’s New PoloTech Smart Shirt Is Like a Wearable Trainer

The high-tech top and its app track numerous biometrics and offer over 10,000 workout variations…<p>Innovative, inspiring, and intuitive, the <b>Ralph</b> …

Revival of the Fittest: The Lina Bo Bardi Bowl Chair Is Back

The Italian brand Arper has reintroduced the famous Bowl chair to the United States...<p>Sometimes a design talent goes unnoticed for too long and a …

Keep Track of Timepieces’ Accuracy with the Lepsi Watch Analyzer

The device can measure a watch’s accuracy rate to within 0.1 second per day…<p>In the same way every aspect of a racecar is rigorously monitored to …

This light bulb pulls double duty as a wireless speaker

Twist uses AirPlay, not Bluetooth<p>Of course, that doesn't matter much if the speaker is bad. But Twist actually sounds pretty good. In a brief demo in our office, it sounded better than most of the cheap Bluetooth speakers (think Logitech's UE Mini Boom) on the market. The bass won't rattle the …

Ripsaw EV2 Luxury Tank

If you're in the market for a new ride, hemming and hawing over whether to get a Dodge Ram or a Ford F-150, I'm afraid I'm about to throw a wrench …

6 Habits to Chisel a Solid 6 Pack

Use these simple tips to finally reveal your abs once and for all<p>If you can't see your abs, don't assume it's because you're missing out on a magical abdominal exercise or secret supplement. Blame your mindset.<p>You see, losing belly flab is a boring process. It requires time, hard work, and most …

These Glasses Block Cameras From Recognizing Your Face

And they don't look too bad<p>With cameras and face-detection software everywhere these days, what's a privacy-loving citizen supposed to do? Anti-virus software maker AVG has a proposal: eyeglasses that thwart those technologies, thanks to infrared LEDs that are invisible to the human eye, but …

Million dollar motor: When an ordinary car is not enough

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1149000/1149821_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534483181_f9e4a6f423e84027f6d9febf0614005c<p><b>What do you buy when an ordinary luxury car is just not good enough? How about a Dartz Prombron?</b><p>This monster is built on a Mercedes-Benz chassis. …

Altmans Bathroom Faucet - new luxury Caribe and Nuva faucets

[New Product Coverage from KBIS 2008]<p>Enjoy these new luxury faucets from Altmans … “For more than three decades, Altmans has set the industry …

HyperIce Vyper

Think the foam roller is too basic a tool to evolve? Think again. The HyperIce Vyper—part foam roller, part vibrator—is in a recovery category of its own.<p>Like other foam rollers on the market, the Vyper helps work out knots in tight muscles. Unlike other foam rollers, it comes with an internal …

32 Hot, Cheesy Pizza Recipes We Love

Gallery32 Hot, Cheesy Pizza Recipes We Love<p>Not long ago, it was International Pizza Day, arguably the best day of the entire year. I mean, what could be better than a day dedicated to the ooey-gooey, cheesy wonder that is pizza? Right. Nothing. Luckily, you don't need an arbitrary date to spend an …

16 Appetizers to Ring in the Chinese New Year

Gallery16 Appetizers to Ring in the Chinese New Year<p>The Chinese New Year is just around the corner. What better way to ring in the Year of the Goat than with a smattering of delicious Chinese appetizers? From Dan Dan Noodles to dumplings galore, we've got 16 starters to help you kick off the new …

Food & Dining

The Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)

GalleryThe Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>A grilled cheese is a grilled cheese, right? I mean, it's the first meal that most of us learn how to cook at home by ourselves. …

This sweet little stereo system sounds better than it has any right to

As regular Audiophiliac readers know, I love writing about cost-no-object, high-end audio, but I also have a soft spot for dirt cheap, but decent sounding gear.<p>When I recently reviewed the new small bookshelf speaker from Dayton Audio, the B452 , I couldn't help but be knocked out by their sound. …

How to Make the Best Deep-Fried Jalapeño Poppers

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>The first time I ate jalapeño poppers, things went very wrong. It was many years ago and I had just gotten my tongue pierced on a whim. When I left the piercing shop, they sent me off with an instructional aftercare …

Cooking

The 11 Most Intimidating Foods to Cook and How to Prepare Them

Some foods make your knees quake because cooking them can be so tricky. One wrong move and your night’s a disaster. ​<p>We asked Ted Allen, host of Food …

The Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches in the Midwest

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>When people in 48 of America's 50 great states think "tenderloin," they probably imagine something like this.<p>Then there's Iowa and Indiana, where "tenderloin" doesn't necessarily mean filet mignon. It doesn't even call for beef. …

How to Make the Best Italian-American Meatball Sandwich

What do you get when you have a killer meatball recipe and several great tomato sauce recipes? Easy: the fixings for all kinds of amazing meals.<p>You can eat them as-is, the way I presented them in my Italian-American meatball piece. You could toss the sauce with spaghetti and set the meatballs on …

24 Super Bowl Snacks to Kick Off Your Party

I'm a football fan, but I recognize that Super Bowl parties are less about the game and more about the food (and the beer and commercials, of course). We've got all kinds of game day recipes coming for you in the next couple weeks, but today is all about snacks, since finger-friendly appetizers are …

The Food Lab: Introducing Lasagna Napoletana, the Meatball and Cheese-Packed Lasagna of Your Dreams

Despite the number of lasagna recipes I've published on Serious Eats in the past, for me there was really always One True Lasagna. One lasagna to rule them all, and with its meaty, cheesy layers, bind them.<p>I'm talking, of course, about <i>lasagna Bolognese</i>, the Northern Italian casserole made with …

Italian Food

The Essential Stress-Reducing Accessory That Your Office Is Missing

Turn any dreary work space into an office oasis. All you need is a green thumb<p>Ah, your office: It's probably pretty bland, boring, and... wait, we just fell asleep.<p>Thankfully, there's an easy way to liven it up and sharpen your focus, even in the dull days of winter. In a study in the <i>Journal of</i> …

Houseplants

How to Brown Butter

I've been hooked on using brown butter in baking ever since I first made it a few years ago. The first recipe I used it for? To make a brown butter spread to slather on toast. Delicious on its own, and if you add a pinch of cinnamon you get cinnamon bun butter, a spread that tastes like the essence …

Recipes

Review: RAVPower’s Savior delivers 9000mAh of Apple-certified Lightning battery power at a great price

RAVPower has done a great job of changing the traditional price-to-performance equation for Apple device chargers. Its two-, four-, and six-port wall chargers (reviewed here) are the best options I’ve seen at their price points, so it’s no shock that its <b>Savior 9000mAh External Battery Pack</b> (MSRP …

Micro USB

The Red Velvet Oreo is real and it's coming February 2nd

The tropes of a product cycle — rumors, speculation, confirmation, and hands-on impressions — typically don't apply to a cookie. But that's the story behind the red velvet Oreo, which leaked in late October and has been confirmed for release on February 2nd. The 20-cookie package (less than the …

The Bird That Bites Back: How Nashville Hot Chicken is Made

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>Hot chicken is indisputably Nashville's iconic food: simple in concept, its aggressive flavor isn't one you'll soon forget. Hot chicken takes something unassailably Southern, heavy, and indulgent—I'm talking regular …

14 Great Dips for Game Day

Gallery14 Great Dips for Game Day<p>If you're watching football, it's essential to have the perfect dip on hand. When tensions are running high, you need to be able to reach your chip into a delicious dip without peeling your eyes away from the screen. You need to know it'll be just right: gooey, …

Cooking

How to Make Maryland Fried Chicken With White Gravy

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>Until a couple weeks ago, I had never heard of Maryland fried chicken, which is embarrassing given that I consider myself an honorary Marylander as far as food is concerned. See, my mom grew up in Maryland, down on …

Get the Equil Smartpen 2 for $109.99

A few quick housekeeping notes before today's deal...<p>First, we had some internal issues yesterday that prevented newsletters from going out. If you ever find yourself wondering, "Hey, where's my daily Cheapskate?", you can always head right here -- cnet.com/cheapskate -- or find me on …

Parrot's Elegant Head Unit Brings Apple and Android to Your Car

The Parrot RBN6, unveiled at CES 2015, is the in-dash infotainment unit we deserve.<p>All I want out of any in-dash infotainment system is a mirror of my smartphone. That's it. I don't need some proprietary SynCueConnectDrive system. I don't need weird rotary dials or custom navigation systems.<p>It …