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Readers’ recipe swap: Tofu

It’s a shame, I feel, that for many people tofu is a flavourless meat substitute, to be overloaded with all the flavour it doesn’t naturally come with. Of course, if you only encounter it in long-life Tetra Paks, I understand why you’d want to amp up the aromatics. Tofu, traditionally, isn’t meant …

Food & Dining

Inaugural address: Trump's full speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>As prepared for delivery</i><p>Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: Thank you.<p>We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise …

Michelle Obama

How I Trained Myself To Wake Up On Time Without An Alarm

Half the battle is figuring out how much sleep your body needs, and the other half is consistency.<p>Sleep is one of my favorite things. I adore it. I’ve never been one for alarms, though. Potentially because they mark the end of my sleeping.<p>I started working remotely a few years ago, and …

Sleep

Walls That Breathe: 7 Buildings Clad in Perforated Bricks

Brick is one of the most traditional and universal building materials in the world. In some ways, a brick home represents the archetypal house, a symbol of protection and stability — the proverbial house that the wolf could not blow down. Many of the following projects incorporate brick because it …

Huge NYC apartment is a nature-filled refuge in the sky

Who says “indoor-outdoor” is only for the West Coast?<p>Some people in New York City would be lucky to afford a new micro apartment of some 300 square feet, but for those with truly deep pockets, an expansive duplex combining multiple apartments is well within the realm of possibility. Just check out …

Manhattan

Mos Def arrested for using 'world passport' at South African airport

JOHANNESBURG — The American entertainer commonly known as Mos Def has 14 days to leave South Africa after he was arrested for violating local …

Extremism

Japan tour bus veers off mountain road; 14 dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fourteen people were killed when a bus ferrying tourists to a ski resort in central Japan rolled off a mountain roadway in the early hours of Friday morning, according to local authorities.<p>The bus was carrying 41 people to popular ski resort Kita Shiga in Yamanouchi Town when it crashed …

Japan

10 Mobile Games to Keep Your Mind Sharp

These apps will get that old gray matter pumping and amp up your mental abilities.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

The Brain

Google's action on revenge porn opens the door on right to be forgotten in US

The history of ‘forgetting’ is really about making things hard to find, and what the company’s new policy does is give people a limited right to obscurity<p>Google’s recent decision to delist “revenge porn” from its search results is a big deal, and not just for victims. Beyond opposing harmful …

Privacy

Twitter tries to make it easier and more appealing to buy stuff

The company that brought you the fail whale now wants you to buy stuff that will come via snail mail.<p>Twitter has rolled out specialized pages for …

Google is starting to remove revenge porn from search results

Google is beginning to remove revenge porn from its search results, limiting access to sexually explicit images that were shared without their subject's consent. In the "coming weeks," Google will open a web form that will allow people to request the removal of results showing them nude or in …

Internet

Apple quietly pulls original iPad mini from web site and Apple Store

Last week, above. Today, below.<p>The original iPad mini has quietly disappeared from Apple’s web site, and is no longer available to purchase new from the Apple Store. Introduced in October 2012, the first iPad mini established the industrial design that was subsequently used in the iPad mini 2 and …

Pitbull, Ne-Yo - Time Of Our Lives

Google Chromebook Pixel 2: Unboxing & Review

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Uber is tracking its drivers in China, will fire anyone attending taxi protests

Uber is laying down the law in China. The ride-hailing service has ordered its drivers in China not to participate in taxi protests in the city of Hangzhou, located in Eastern China.<p>According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Uber has threatened to cancel its contracts with those who disobey its commands. …

China

LG G4: Unboxing & Review

Valve starts handing out HTC's VR headset to developers

If you're one of the fortunate few software developers to have scored HTC's Vive virtual reality headset, you'll want to keep an eye out for a delivery truck in the near future. Valve has confirmed that it's shipping the Vive Developer Edition to a "wide range" of teams, ranging from indie game …

I'm sorry charcoal heads, but gas barbecues are just better

The idea that charcoal BBQs have some kind of magical flavour power is a myth<p>The gas v charcoal debate is as old as time, and I know what you're thinking: obviously a charcoal barbecue is best. It's the "real deal", not an ersatz gas hob on wheels. You get the rich smells, the joy of the flame, the …

Best mobile games of May 2015 (pictures)

Anodia 2

Star Trek

Apple Now Inviting Apple Watch Customers to 'Just Walk In' for Try-Ons

Apple today shifted its messaging concerning Apple Watch try-on appointments, which were required in the early days following the wearable's launch to be able to interact with and size the various models of the Watch. The messaging of try-on appointments has now largely vanished from the Apple …

Oil and gas turn their backs on coal as climate deal nears

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Chemistry books say there are three fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas.<p>Lately you could get the impression that coal is the only one.<p>As a global agreement to rein in climate-warming carbon emissions draws closer, oil and gas companies are increasingly talking about coal as the …

Fossil Fuels

Microsoft gives a sneak peek at new Windows 10 hardware

Microsoft, in the midst of showing off Windows 10 at the Computex trade show in Taiwan this week, has revealed a new range of new PCs, laptops, and tablets designed to work with its newest operating system. In addition to the Asus Transformer Book T100HA shown off earlier this week, also detailed …

Note-Taking