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Winter Salvation, Fresh From the Dumpling Steamer, in Queens

In winter, momos are salvation: hot dumplings with swirled pleats, fresh from the steamer, arriving in a cloudy rush of ascending souls.<p>To eat them outdoors in winter, shivering, with numb, fumbling fingers, is even more of a wonder. At the Amdo Kitchen food truck in Jackson Heights, Queens, momos …

Dining Rooms

A render of LG’s V30 phone reveals a slide-out secondary display

However, it’s not clear if the final version of the phone will include it<p>LG is reportedly planning to release its premium V30 smartphone in September, and it’s thought that it’ll have an OLED screen instead of an LCD one. According to notable leaker Evan Blass, the original concept for the phone …

Mobile Technology

A bunch of new #RWBY merch is coming to @TheRTStore tomorrow, including the Volume 4 poster! https://t.co/T9I5fELgp3

Triton 6600/2 Submarine

Thanks to the thickest transparent acrylic hull ever made, the Triton 6600/2 Submarine promises to do something no other personal sub can do: give …

Triton

Phazon Wireless Earbuds Are Guaranteed Not to Fall

When it comes to headphones, our list of demands is probably as ridiculous as yours: HD audio quality with bluetooth connectivity and passive noise …

Consumer Tech

Thino Charger

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech<p>With a slim aluminum housing that contains a 480 mAh battery, the keychain-size Thino backup charger …

This motorcycle-riding French bulldog is guaranteed to make you smile

Ollie the French bulldog is not your prototypical biker dude.<p>The 5-year-old Frenchie's owners Julian and Gladyz Montoya have been riding motorcycles …

Pets

Whack-a-mole between Netflix and VPN services has begun

The arms race between Netflix and people who want to watch videos only available in other countries has begun. Last week, Netflix announced its plans …

Ready or not, smartwatches are coming for the mainstream

The sneak attack is how smartwatches will succeed<p>Last year was a big year for smartwatches: Apple launched its long-awaited Apple Watch, Samsung introduced its first watch with a round display, Pebble added three new models to its lineup, and a whole bunch of companies launched watches running on …

Wearable Tech

Consumer Reports backs Fitbit’s heart rate monitoring after accuracy lawsuit

But does it track Fitbit's Friday fist pumps<p>Consumer Reports is saying that the optical heart rate monitoring in Fitbit's Charge HR and Surge wrist trackers is actually "very accurate," based on some recent tests that the stalwart review publication conducted.<p>The tests follow a class-action suit …

Wearable Tech

Amazon Echo can tell you movie times and NFL scores

Amazon keeps making its Echo speaker better and better. The device, powered by the retailer's Alexa voice recognition technology, is now getting an update that allows it to give more info about movies, like which are playing at theaters near you and when, as well as other practical details. Your …

The 'Half-Life 2' of Infrastructure Video Games Is Out, And It's Weird

Are you enough of a hero to document grievous safety violations in a crumbling Baltic city?<p>Take the brooding beauty and dystopian, Soviet-flavored setting of “Half-Life 2”—but remove the weapons and monsters—and you got yourself “INFRA,” a video game about fixing a crumbling city before everything …

The DeanBeat: My rank is 3,440,250 in Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer

I had the rare pleasure of hitting the highest level in Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer a week ago. This is the earliest I have ever hit level 55 in a Call of Duty game. That tells you that I like it, and that this Call of Duty multiplayer has turned out to be better than past games.<p>I …

Xbox

How 'Star Wars' actor John Boyega got ripped in just 21 days

Recently, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" star John Boyega told British Vogue that his character Finn will be "much more physical" in the next "Star Wars" movie, "Episode VIII."<p>"I might be in the gym a bit more," the British actor said.<p>Turns out he wasn't joking.<p>After filming wrapped on "The Force …

Star Wars

Disney Dream Launches First-ever Disney Infinity Gameplay at Sea

For the first time ever, cruisers are enjoying Disney Infinity gameplay on the high seas. The new Disney Infinity game room opened in Disney’s …

Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney Company

Clipfort’s Biometric Ammo

<b>Innovator:</b> Daniel Biran<b><br>Age:</b> 52<br>Co-founder of two-year-old, 15-employee startup Clipfort in Kfar Saba, Israel<p><b>Form and function</b><br>Clipfort’s …

Guns

How I Had My Gear and 3 Months of Photos Stolen in One Brief Moment

My name is David Anderson and I’m a photographer from Scotland. I recently decided to take a different direction in life: I quit my job, bought a …

Google Maps

Sleek Valkyrie Private Plane Lets You Fly in Style

So you're thinking about buying yourself a private plane — but who wants a dusty old Cessna or Mooney? Anyone who's anyone is getting a Valkyrie. This ultra-fancy new private plane from Cobalt looks more like a spaceship than a propeller-driven aircraft, and if it comes to a race, the Valkyrie …

Aviation

Wal-Mart's Future Fleet of Transformers

Amazon’s (AMZN) drone messengers can step aside -- Wal-Mart (WMT) has unveiled its fleet of the future, and it looks a lot like an army of Transformers.<p>From its sleek sliding doors, centered driver’s seat that bears a liking to a captain’s chair on a spaceship, to the monitors that stick out from …

10 best compact cameras 2018: Super-zooms and premium point-and-shoots for superlative picture taking

There’s a huge range of choice when it comes to compact cameras these days. All of the models mentioned in our round-up offer something your average …

These $299 Headphones Are Worth Every Penny, And Audio Buffs Will Love Them

Most headphones can and should be graded on four main aspects — design, comfort, performance, and sensibility. A-Audio's latest product, the $299 Legacy over-ear headphones, excels in all these areas.<p>First, let's talk about the design. It's industrial-looking and rugged but modern at the same time. …

Consumer Tech

‘Netflix for pirates’ comes to jailbroken iOS devices

Popcorn Time, the service that allows users to stream movie torrents, today makes its debut on iOS. It’s available only to jailbroken devices — there’s no way Apple would have approved it for the App Store — and it can be obtained through Cydia via a dedicated Popcorn Time repository.<p>Popcorn Time …

Kilimanjaro 20L Backpack

Topo Designs Trail Pack Is Your New Everyday Backpack

Topo Designs has done it again with the Trail Pack. It’s a super minimal, cinch-closure pack available in navy, red or sand, with a durable 500d …

Rover Pack | Topo Designs

The Rover Pack is a new, fancy little rucksack by Topo Designs. The rugged base of the pack is made from durable 1000d Cordura, whilst the upper is …

Slim Cruiser Carrier

Korean brand T-Level specializes in bags for sports activities that require both hands to be free, such as skateboarding or cycling. Their Slim …

Bags and Backpacks | Reviews, Insights, and more

TRAVEL<p>by Tom Wahlin, February 20, 2018<p>We’re always on the hunt for great one-bag travel options, and tagging along on the journey... Read …