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Read Nikola Tesla's Drone Patent... From 1898

The inventor believed unmanned machines would end all wars<p>Nikola Tesla, the inventor, electric car company namesake, and beloved darling of the internet, had a great many visions in his mind. Among the more obscure: a patent for killer robots. And not just killer robots, but killer robots he …

The 13 best uses of Siri on a Mac

Siri and I have been shacking up together on my MacBook for about two months now. How useful is Apple's digital assistant on a Mac? Let me count the ways.<p>1. Find files<p>Siri offers a quick way to find files you want to return to. You can say, "Show me documents from yesterday" or "Show me …

Apps

These photos prove Black Friday is the true American bloodsport

Don’t trample me, bro<p>Since the mid 1980s, Black Friday has been synonymous with shopping. Not the casual groceries and socks kind of purchasing, but …

Obama’s Final Turkey Pardon: Pictures

On gratitude and the great outdoors | Adventure Sports Network

We have two Thanksgiving traditions in my family. (Well, really three, but you probably don’t care that much about the cranberry sauce.)<p>The first is …

Cranberry Sauce

Last-minute, easy Thanksgiving recipes to make when you have more guests than expected

It's a classic Thanksgiving quandary: You prepared a meal for eight and you're suddenly serving 12 or 14 or 24.<p>Your cousin and her parents stopped …

Answers to Every Possible Thanksgiving Health Question (2016)

Food and relationships still matter.<p><i>This column is now a tradition. Many of the questions are real.</i><p><b>Are green beans still good for you if they’re smothered in cream-of-mushroom soup and fried onions?</b><p>Any dish that contains green beans is healthy. I was once at a county fair where they were selling …

Cooking

Farewell Florence: What 'The Brady Bunch' taught me about science

This year has already robbed the world of so many of our greats -- Prince, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie. For it to take the matriarch of the 1970s makes me just want to cram 2016 back into a desk calendar and pretend it never happened.<p>On Thursday night, just after many Americans had gathered with …

Siblings

Top 10 Drones for 2017: The Beginner’s List

Changing Planet<p><i>The latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series, in which Kike profiles interesting information, research and thoughts on using drones, UAVs and remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography.</i><p>On the market for a great first drone? This ultimate …

People are mad at Amazon over how it handled Nintendo’s $99 3DS Black Friday sale (update)

People are pretty disappointed<p>One of the most anticipated Black Friday sales was the limited edition Super Mario 3DS, that came in either black or white, for $99. It was the first time that Nintendo was selling its handheld console for under $100 and it was a Black Friday exclusive deal.<p>Customers …

Shopping

11 Brilliant Recipes For Leftover Mashed Potatoes

Leftovers are the best.<p>Leftover mashed potatoes are never as good as they are when originally presented. That’s why, when you’re faced with a big bowl of leftover spuds, you should think beyond reheating.<p>We’re talking about using mashed potatoes as a stepping stone to other great meals like …

16 Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipes to WOW Guests Through the Holidays

The sugar cookie represents a whole lotta Christmas history, because it’s traditionally what kids leave out for Santa to snack on as he makes the rounds from house to house. Other than in the milk and cookies duo for jolly old Saint Nick, sugar cookies are usually found everywhere this time of …

Dessert

How the Nintendo Switch could repeat the success of the Wii

By David Nield<p>Cast your mind back ten years to 2006, when the Nintendo Wii first arrived on the scene - a slightly odd-looking games console that …

Koji Igarashi Wants To Make A New Metroid Game And Nintendo Should Let Him Do Just That

In a new interview with the famed <i>Castlevania</i> game designer Koji Igarashi, he seems more than a bit keen to give a <i>Metroid</i> game a go.<p>This new interview with Igarashi over at Glixel mostly covers his upcoming game <i>Bloodstained</i>, which harks back to his work on a variety of classic <i>Castlevania</i> titles. …

Jeremy Clarkson fires back at Netflix's claim that his new show cost Amazon $250 million

"Amazon spent far less than Netflix would have you believe," Clarkson told CNN. "It's nowhere near as expensive as people have been saying."<p>Netflix content boss Ted Sarandos recently told The Telegraph that "The Grand Tour," starring Clarkson and the "Top Gear" team, cost Amazon "about a quarter of …

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …