Robert Hrobelsky

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Real world racing game Anki Overdrive is finally available in Canada

Anki Overdrive, Anki’s successor to its first real world mini car driving game, is now available in Canada at a $149 price point for the device’s …

Cape parrot DNA shows it's a new species, scientists say

The cape parrot has been considered a sub-species of the brown-necked parrot, which is not a threatened species. (Cyril Laubscher)Scientists say …

New winged dinosaur Zhenyuanlong suni sets size record

Scientists have unearthed a spectacularly preserved, nearly complete fossil in northeastern China of a feathered dinosaur with wings like those of a …

Koodo’s $48 Plan with 5GB Being Sold on ‘Wireless Black Market’ in Canada [u]

What’s the first rule of Fight Club? You <i>do not talk</i> about Fight Club. Well, that is until now (we’re not really fighting, so it’s going to be …

Online price discrimination exists — and it can be beaten

If you think you can find the lowest prices by shopping online, think again.<p>Researchers at Northeastern University in Boston have confirmed what many …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

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Quirks & Quarks for April 4, 2015

A blackpoll warbler with the tiny orange geo-locater backpack just visible on its back. ( Vermont Centres for EcoStudies)<p>Listen to the full …

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Katch Uploads Your Meerkat Stream To YouTube

Meerkat, the app that makes it easy to stream live video to Twitter, lacks one major feature: the ability to quickly upload the video of the stream for watching after it’s over.<p>Katch solves this problem; all you have to do is use the hashtag #katch in the title or comments of any stream and it’ll …

Rubber Band Power: 7 Stretchy DIY Toys

The humble rubber band opens up a whole range of possibilities for fun DIY projects. These rubber band toys make great gifts, particularly for geeky kids or partners who appreciate the homemade touch.<p><b>Rubber Band Car Launcher</b><p>You can use the explosive energy stored in a stretched rubber band to …

New Liquid 3D Printing System Is 25 Times Faster Than Its Competitors

3D printing isn't short of advocates in the design and engineering world, because of its ability to easily produce prototypes—but it can be slow. A …

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Android 5.1 Is Coming and These Are Its Best New Features

For all you Lollipop-ers out there, Android just began pushing out its first major update to its Material Design-dressed OS, and unlike some updates …

A beginners guide to Android photography settings

Your Android probably has a decent camera right out of the box. If you never touch any of the settings, and remember a few basic techniques to get …

Chinese Sausage Carbonara Recipe

I wish I was one of those put-together people who have the foresight to have a fully stocked pantry and fridge. Instead, when I open up my fridge, …

How to Make Tortillas: Homemade Tortilla Recipe

Meat free Mondays, Taco Tuesdays and Fishy Fridays – I have been making a weekly menu plan for our family meals for 7 years now.<p>I started before Bear …

Egg Drop Soup Recipe

A new post from She Wears Many Hats.This simple, yet oh so satisfying, <b>Egg Drop Soup</b> recipe can be made in no time. The post Egg Drop Soup Recipe …

27 Pasta Recipes To Help You Survive The Winter

All pair well with wine and a blanket.

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The Five Mother Sauces Every Cook Should Know

Once you get the feel for these sauces, you'll be able to whisk them up whenever you want to get fancy.<p><i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: The five sauces every home cook should know how</i> …

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OKIDOKEYS Smart Locks are Now Available in Canada at Best Buy and Future Shop

While there are already a few smart lock options available in Canada, including the Kevo Smart Lock which has been available at Lowe’s for a few …

KeyCool is a rare brand for the Canadian market. With the help of Massdrop we've secured a unit and giving one away. Watch the review to see what we think of the Hero caps and interesting per-row color lighting. Giveaway details in the description of the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih9MorLc2eE

Make Lickety-Split “Magic Shell” Ice Cream Dip

• Time Required: 5 Minutes<br>• Cost: $5–$10<p>This deliciously snappy, yet fudgy chocolate dip is surprisingly simple to make, needing just chocolate, coconut oil, and sweetener. The secret is the saturated fat in the coconut oil, which hardens when chilled.<p>We liked Max Falkowitz’s recipe using gourmet …

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Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

Toshiba's Chromebook 2 has a screen that's to die for

Toshiba Chromebook 2<p>Movie Watcher's Dream Screen<p>A Brilliant Display<p>Thinner Than Before<p>Smaller Footprint<p>Full Suite Of Ports<p>No Port Left Behind<p>Great …

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Lars Andersen: a new level of archery

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8 Scotchtails to Celebrate Burns Night

Scotch and haggis lovers should rejoice because this Sunday is Burns Night.<p>Scotch and haggis lovers should rejoice because this Sunday is Burns …

How to Make Enchilada Sauce at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Ashley McLaughlin of Edible Perspective</i> <i>shares a deceptively easy recipe for an enchilada sauce that's so good you'll want to make a double batch</i> …

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For $229, the HP Stream 13 is a great value for Windows users

Over the past few weeks I’ve been using the HP Stream 13 laptop I bought during the 2014 holiday season. The regular price is $229 but there was a …

5 incredibly cool gadgets you can buy on Amazon for less than $100

Every once in a while, money just starts to burn a hole in your pocket. You could always save that money for something more important, but the …

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The Aurisonics Rockets in-ear headphones are out of this world

Chances are, you've never heard of Aurisonics, so here's a little backstory<b>:</b> it's a company based in Nashville, Tenn., founded in 2011 by audio engineer and audio products designer Dale Lott.<p>Frankly, I'd never been all that impressed with Aurisonic's other headphones, so I had low expectations for …

Making Moonshine In A Homebuilt Reflux Still [Video]

Hackett distills some drinkable biofuel<p>In times of chaos, alcohol is a rare commodity that has universally recognized value. It can fuel engines, clean wounds, and ease social interaction. It’s also shockingly easy to make.<p>The first step is fermentation. Yeast cells are not good planners. If you …

Building a High Quality Slingshot with Rotating Bearings

Slingshots can be fun, and are usually very simple devices. Usually, a length of stretchy rubber is attached between a y-shaped structure, then pulled and released to launch whatever object you decided to put in the ammunition pouch. This slingshot build, by Eric Au of Metro Grade Goods, takes …